Warhammer 40,000 Narrative Report: Astra Militarum vs Genestealer Cult 2000pts

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Colonel Crowe leads his 132nd Albion ‘Raptors’ to investigate the suddenly silent research world designated X529. But when the Raptors arrive planet side, a horror the likes of which they’ve never encountered before emerges!

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The Army Lists are: 

Astra Militarum

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium – Astra Militarum) ++

Regimental Doctrine: Regiment: Catachan

+ HQ +

Company Commander: Frag grenades, Laspistol, Power sword, Relic (Catachan): Mamorth Tuskblade, Warlord, WT (Catachan): Lead From the Front

Company Commander: Frag grenades, Laspistol, Power sword

+ Troops +

Infantry Squad
7x Guardsman: 7x Lasgun
Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Lasgun, Vox-caster
Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

Infantry Squad
7x Guardsman: 7x Lasgun
Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Lasgun, Vox-caster
Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

Infantry Squad
7x Guardsman: 7x Lasgun
Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Lasgun, Vox-caster
Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

Infantry Squad
7x Guardsman: 7x Lasgun
Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Flamer
Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Lasgun, Vox-caster
Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

Infantry Squad
7x Guardsman: 7x Lasgun
Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Flamer
Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Lasgun, Vox-caster
Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol

+ Elites +

Command Squad
Veteran w/ Medi-pack: Frag grenades, Lasgun, Medi-pack
Veteran w/ Regimental Standard: Frag grenades, Lasgun, Regimental Standard
Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Flamer, Frag grenades
Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Frag grenades, Grenade Launcher

+ Fast Attack +

Hellhounds
Hellhound: Heavy Bolter, Stat Damage (HS), Turret-mounted Inferno Cannon
Hellhound: Heavy Bolter, Stat Damage (HS), Turret-mounted Inferno Cannon
Hellhound: Heavy Bolter, Stat Damage (HS), Turret-mounted Inferno Cannon

Scout Sentinels
Scout Sentinel: Heavy Flamer
Scout Sentinel: Heavy Flamer
Scout Sentinel: Heavy Flamer

+ Heavy Support +

Basilisks
Basilisk: Earthshaker Cannon, Heavy Bolter, Stat Damage (HS)
Basilisk: Earthshaker Cannon, Heavy Bolter, Stat Damage (HS)
Basilisk: Earthshaker Cannon, Heavy Bolter, Stat Damage (HS)

Leman Russ Battle Tanks
Leman Russ Demolisher: Heavy Bolters, Lascannon, Stat Damage (Leman Russ), Turret-mounted Demolisher Siege Cannon

++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP (Imperium – Astra Militarum) ++

Regimental Doctrine: Regiment: Catachan

+ HQ +

Tank Commander: Lascannon, Plasma Cannons, Stat Damage (Leman Russ Commander), Turret-mounted Executioner Plasma Cannon

+ Heavy Support +

Heavy Weapons Squad
Heavy Weapon Team: Lasgun, Mortar
Heavy Weapon Team: Lasgun, Mortar
Heavy Weapon Team: Lasgun, Mortar

Heavy Weapons Squad
Heavy Weapon Team: Lasgun, Mortar
Heavy Weapon Team: Lasgun, Mortar
Heavy Weapon Team: Lasgun, Mortar

Heavy Weapons Squad
Heavy Weapon Team: Lasgun, Mortar
Heavy Weapon Team: Lasgun, Mortar
Heavy Weapon Team: Lasgun, Mortar

Manticore: Heavy Bolter, Stat Damage (HS), 4x Storm Eagle Rockets

Manticore: Heavy Bolter, Stat Damage (HS), 4x Storm Eagle Rockets

Manticore: Heavy Bolter, Stat Damage (HS), 4x Storm Eagle Rockets

++ Total: [121 PL, 2,000pts] ++

Genestealer Cult

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Tyranids – Genestealer Cults) ++

Cult Creed: The Twisted Helix

+ Stratagems +

Specialist Detachment: Anointed Throng

+ HQ +

Abominant: Blessed Sledgehammer, Stratagem: Field Commander, Warlord Trait: Insidious Mindwyrm

Magus: Broodcoven Magus, Familiar, Power: Mass Hypnosis, Power: Might From Beyond, Stratagem: The Cult’s Psyche, Warlord Trait: Born Survivor

+ Troops +

Neophyte Hybrids
7x Neophyte Hybrid
Neophyte Hybrid (Flamer): Flamer
Neophyte Hybrid (Grenade): Grenade Launcher
2x Neophyte Hybrid (Mining): 2x Mining Laser
Neophyte Leader: Autogun, Autopistol

Neophyte Hybrids
7x Neophyte Hybrid
Neophyte Hybrid (Flamer): Flamer
Neophyte Hybrid (Grenade): Grenade Launcher
2x Neophyte Hybrid (Mining): 2x Mining Laser
Neophyte Leader: Autogun, Autopistol

Neophyte Hybrids
7x Neophyte Hybrid
Neophyte Hybrid (Flamer): Flamer
Neophyte Hybrid (Grenade): Grenade Launcher
2x Neophyte Hybrid (Mining): 2x Mining Laser
Neophyte Leader: Autogun, Autopistol

+ Elites +

Aberrants
3x Aberrant (Hammer): 3x Heavy Power Hammer
5x Aberrant (Pick): 5x Power Pick
Aberrant Hypermorph (Hammer): Heavy Power Hammer

Biophagus: Alchemicus Familiar

Kelermorph

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Tyranids – Genestealer Cults) ++

+ Stratagems +

Broodcoven

+ HQ +

Magus: Familiar, Power: Muagenic Deviation, Power: Psychic Stimulus

Primus: Bonesword, Broodcoven Primus, Warlord Trait: Alien Majesty

+ Troops +

Neophyte Hybrids
7x Neophyte Hybrid
Neophyte Hybrid (Flamer): Flamer
Neophyte Hybrid (Grenade): Grenade Launcher
2x Neophyte Hybrid (Mining): 2x Mining Laser
Neophyte Leader: Autopistol, Chainsword

Neophyte Hybrids
7x Neophyte Hybrid
Neophyte Hybrid (Flamer): Flamer
Neophyte Hybrid (Grenade): Grenade Launcher
2x Neophyte Hybrid (Mining): 2x Mining Laser
Neophyte Leader: Autopistol, Chainsword

Neophyte Hybrids
7x Neophyte Hybrid
Neophyte Hybrid (Flamer): Flamer
Neophyte Hybrid (Grenade): Grenade Launcher
2x Neophyte Hybrid (Mining): 2x Mining Laser
Neophyte Leader: Autopistol, Chainsword

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Tyranids – Genestealer Cults) ++

Cult Creed: The Twisted Helix

+ Stratagems +

Grandsire’s Gifts: 2 Extra Sacred Relics

Specialist Detachment: Deliverance Broodsurge

+ HQ +

Acolyte Iconward: Stratagem: Field Commander, Vial of the Grandsire’s Blood, Warlord Trait: Augur of the Insurgent

Patriarch: Elixir of the Prime Specimen, Power: Mental Onslaught, Power: Mind Control, Warlord, Warlord Trait: Biomorph Adaptation

+ Troops +

Acolyte Hybrids
11x Acolyte Hybrid
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Heavy Rock Saw
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Heavy Rock Saw
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Demolition Charge
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Demolition Charge
Acolyte Leader: Bonesword, Hand Flamer

Acolyte Hybrids
13x Acolyte Hybrid
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Heavy Rock Saw
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Heavy Rock Saw
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Demolition Charge
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Demolition Charge
Acolyte Leader: Lash Whip and Bonesword

Acolyte Hybrids
13x Acolyte Hybrid
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Heavy Rock Saw
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Heavy Rock Saw
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Demolition Charge
Acolyte Hybrid (Heavy Weapon): Autopistol, Demolition Charge
Acolyte Leader: Lash Whip and Bonesword

++ Total: [119 PL, 2,000pts, -9CP] ++

 



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Freeman1021
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Freeman1021

Great stuff as always guys! Any chance of a Necromunda campaign in the future? If you each built a gang (only 10 models) and went for it, it would be so sweet! 👍🏻

Maeglin
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Maeglin

Fantastic game all, the narrative and voice acting was fantastic. Special mention for Rob/Sanga as the Colonel in the epilogue, chills!

Imperial Grunt
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Imperial Grunt

This was great!! Looking forward to see what happens next.

Steele Tarkus
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Steele Tarkus

Thank you for the feast! Watching this and the backlog videos, while painting up my Cadians.

Cwak
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Cwak

That narrative intro was bloody awesome! Well done B-Bone mate

StrummersGhost
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StrummersGhost

Hey guys, fantastic report. The narratives have fast become my favourites in terms of pure entertainment. I know you already provide a very full schedule in terms of videos across the site but I would love if the narrative reports became a more regular feature

Toohat
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Toohat

Nice voice acting there!

CMO
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CMO

Absolutely loved the story for this. Well written, well performed, bloody great. Well done chaps.

TechPriest Morgan
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TechPriest Morgan

Awesome narrative report! This is the one I’ve enjoyed the most in a while by far, Bone’s diary entries were great!

In my headcanon though I don’t see the Raptors and the Genome liking each other. I kinda see the Raptors as really gritty and thinking that the Tempestus are trumped up jocks with fancy toys, and the Tempestus are arrogant because they know that they’re the elite. At the end of the day they’re on the same side but there’s a big rivalry.

Can’t wait for the next chapter of the story with a Tyranid invansion

Grimwoldus
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Love your narrative games. Great entertainment.
Pol

Owl The Molfar
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Owl The Molfar

Thank you for the Narrative!
Is that was Mr. Bone’s voice in the opening?
Nice to see Catachan doctrine.
6:50 Oh! Nice gun decoration :)))

P.S. The Imperium units should have “Death for the False Emperor” vs Genestealer Cult for sure ;)))

Patrick Cooper
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Patrick Cooper

Excellent Story time! Shame the battle didn’t pan out to be closer, but it did swing some. I have to say, of all the factions in 40K, GSC really feel the most cinematic. Well done brehs, well done.

Gerald Cloud
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Gerald Cloud

I love the voice acting bits, I love the story. Can’t wait to see the next chapter and what gibblies are in store.

Manethos
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Manethos

This was a really cool game. Im loving the Raptors. Hope to see them more often!

tim whitney
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tim whitney

I never imagined Biophagus would rhyme with Esophagus

Yael Guery
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Yael Guery

Woah it was simply amazing !! the end gave me the shivers

skyspyke
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skyspyke

Absolutely love these. Keep them coming!

Andy Harrison
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Is Colonel Crowe a cat? Because he must have 9 lives, and he just used 8 of them! After taking a direct hit from an abominant’s hammer surely he’s less of an alive human being and more of a smear on the ground?

tim whitney
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tim whitney

For the Emperor! The REGULAR, TWO ARMED Emperor!

RobFromFenris
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RobFromFenris

The Raptors are great! The berets, the moustaches, the big guns… I’m feeling nostalgic!

Matthew
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Matthew

Epic narrative guys!

Brett Pettitt
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Brett Pettitt

That was fun to watch – i honestly dont think there would be piles of dead, more offal spread all over the place…. so much artillery . I love watching you guys do things luke this as well as tacticas, normal batrep and d&d. I know you guys have chapter approved 2019 somewhere – have you thought about using the character creator for your unique ‘named’ characters to give them a different flavour?

Kasrkin
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Kasrkin

Wonderful narrative report and a beautiful guard army. Sounds like there is a bug hunt on the way, and we all know that “the only good bug, is a dead bug”. Some backup may be needed from the sound of it. I hope some Specters are on the way to help Spider.

Nothing makes me happier than seeing the Artillery in action. I’ve never run Manticores before and they really pulled their weight today. The only thing better than artillery, is more artillery. It is the King of battle after all.

Russell Piner
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Russell Piner

Awesome as always! The Raptors look amazing!

Favourite moment:

“… and bone roles a 7 for no apparent reason?…” 😂 🤣 😂

Yakmandoo
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Yakmandoo

Guys,

Wow…just the best work you have done to date. Mood, voice acting, music and story…just loved it!

Thanks,
M

HaggisCaliente
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HaggisCaliente

That was brilliant guys. Looking forward to seeing where this story leads. Fantastic voice acting from everyone, Bone you did such an job with Doctor Arnault and the “fix bayonets” at the end, awesome.

Toast
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Toast

Bone’s performance as Dr. Arnault was incredible, and Chef’s cry as the Abominant was terrifying!

I can’t help but use this as en inspiration for a narrative Kill Team campaign, thanks for a fantastic inspirational video and an even better battle report.

Stay safe!

Subutai
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Subutai

“Major Teague – you have something to report?”
“Yes sir.”
“Then tell me.”
“Very good, sir. The sentries report Aberrants to the southwest. Thousands of them.”

nicol247
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nicol247

Outstanding!!!

Tilmann Quast
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That was awesome! 🙂 Great job folks!

rynar
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rynar

A Stellar Narative Battle Report Team Tactics!!!
But I have to say: A basilisk named Miss Treat? The army named Albion Raptors? Elon musk would aprove! (are you seeking sponsering from spaceX ???) 😀 (Maybe add a deathstrike missele titled Falcon Heavy 😉 )
Annyway, love the new army!!! Looking foreward to seeing much more batreps with it!

jbouchard
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jbouchard

I think this is the most highly anticipated battle report I’ve ever clicked on!! That’s right, I play guard!

Thanks fellas, for the continued brilliant content!

fulgrimatic
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fulgrimatic

Really digging the intros. Mechanically I can come up with scenarios, but I’m pretty awful at turning it into a story.

Would it be viable for you to also host the Freeviews the same way as On Demand?YouTube is frequently garbage stream-wise where I live, and it’s certainly worse now with everyone home all the time.

Stefano
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Stefano

Your Narrative Reports are always great, and the stories you build with intros and outros are awesome. Those Guard models were incredible, they gave me this “colonial marines” vibe and I would very much like them fight agains some Nids…. I think I’ll build a Kill Team list of scions to replicate Aliens, now, while waiting for another chapter in this campaign!
Thank you for your work!

Thomas Andreae
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Thomas Andreae

Firstly, loved the battle report, I am a huge fan of your narrative reports. Unfortunately for me, the battle felt really skewed towards the imperial guard. Would have loved to see more LOS blocking terrain for the GSC and cult ambush deepstriking. Felt a lot like watching something walk into a room and get shot apart from all sides.

JJJ
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JJJ

Outstanding work, gentlemen! The time and effort put into such a fantastic production is much appreciated by all of us stuck inside right now! The “rapid raptor fire” cut-to-head-shake was my personal favorite moment of the battle. ; )

Keep up the great work, and stay safe and healthy, guys!

James Holder
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James Holder

Great game guys loved it

Błażej Leporowski
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Błażej Leporowski

I second Kirby Tennant! Bone the intro was amazing!!

Patsfan32
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Patsfan32

I think I remember reading that when you have a x2 are and +1 are you actually multiply first then add the one. So the abominants would’ve been str 13. Weird I know. But I definitely remember reading that.

B.M. S.
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Not through the entire report yet, but even the first turn was epic!
One tactical tip: if you order a squad of guardsmen back in the fight, that’s the perfect time to use the grenadier strat on them 😀

Lofwyr
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Lofwyr

Fantastic report. How I wish there would be more of the narrative battles, but I understand they take by far the longest to make, so it’s understandable they’re limited. Looking forward to seeing the 132nd try and face off against the real threat of the glorious hivemind!

Bob Jacobs
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Bob Jacobs

By the way; I would love to see a video showcasing this new army! Maybe a cool idea for content these days: army showcases?
I’d love it!

intimeforchristmas@gmail.com
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intimeforchristmas@gmail.com

I always used to think I wanted tactica reports…. Dead wrong, Narrative reports are KING!

Bob Jacobs
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Bob Jacobs

Very, very cool! Well done!

Beatle Bug
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Beatle Bug

Oh my god a fluffy catachan list. Scout sents with flamers, and they look soo cool too THink im in love <3

Kirby Tennant
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Kirby Tennant

BBone that intro as the Biophagus was absolutely haunting! As a cults lover I got genuine chills, amazing work everyone!