Space Marines vs Thousand Sons 1750pts | Warhammer 40,000 Narrative Report

Avatar The Chef January 15, 202272  63 72 Likes

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The Obsidian Dragons race against time to stop a daemonic ritual from being performed on Tahnus IX, but with Anutet Hazik of the Thousand Sons commanding his Rubricae, will they be in time to stop him?

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MISSION RULES:

Objective markers:  The Defender places two objective markers on the battlefield within their deployment zone more than 9” away from any battlefield edge and any other objective markers or summoning portal.  Objective markers and the Summoning Portal cannot be targeted for attack.

Summon Dhularzhul: Dhularzhul can be added to the Defenders army after four summoning rituals have been completed.  Once all four summoning rituals have been completed, any units within 3” of the objective markers suffer D3 mortal wounds and the objective markers and any Slaves to Dhularzhul are removed from play.  Dhularzhul can be set up within 3” of the summoning portal at the beginning of the next command phase, and any units (except Dhularzhul) within 3” of the summoning portal suffer D3 mortal wounds.

Dhularzhul is treated as the Warlord for the purposes of selecting a Warlord Trait and  a relic.  Dhularzhul must be equipped with the Umbralefic Crystal.

Summoning Ritual: PSYKER INFANTRY units in the Defender’s army can attempt to perform the following Psychic Action:

Summoning Ritual (Psychic Action Warp Charge 6): One PSYKER INFANTRY unit can start to perform this action during their psychic phase.  This action is completed at the end of your next Command Phase as long as the unit completing through action is still within range of the objective marker.  If the Psychic test is passed on the roll of 11+ the action is automatically completed and any SLAVES TO DHULARZHUL models are destroyed.

Slaves to Dhularzhul: Each objective marker has 9 Slaves to Dhularzhul.  When starting a Summoning Ritual, the Defender can choose to do one of the following as long as there are Slaves to Dhularzhul models  in range of the objective marker: 

Dark Sacrifice: Roll a D6, on a 3+ the sacrifice is accepted, add 1 to your dice roll for the this Summoning Ritual, if successful roll 3 D6, for any rolls of 2+ remove 1 Slave to Duhlarzhul to represent their soul being devoured.

Mere Cultists: When resolving an attack made against a unit completing a Summoning Ritual if the wound roll is successful, you can roll one D6; on a 2+ a Slave to Dhularzhul is removed and the attack sequence ends.

MISSION OBJECTIVES:

Stop the Rituals: The attacker scores 5 victory points for destroying an enemy unit completing a Summoning Ritual to a maximum of 20 victory points.

Dhularzhul Summoned: The Defender scores 20 victory points for successfully summoning Dhularzhul to the battlefield.  An additional 5 VP are awarded for any units destroyed by Dhularzhul, or 10 VP for enemy units destroyed by Dhularzhul in the psychic phase.

Target Eliminated: The attacker scores 40 VP for destroying Dhularzhul.

Crystal Translocation: The defender scores 40 VP at the end of turn 5 if Dhularzhul escapes the battlefield using the Umbralefic crystal.

The Army lists are:

Obsidian Dragons

++ Battalion Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Adeptus Astartes – Salamanders) ++

**Chapter Selector**: Salamanders

+ Stratagems +

Stratagem: Master Artisans

Strategem: Relics of the Chapter: Number of Extra Relics

+ HQ +

Adrax Agatone: Lord of Fire (Aura), Warlord

Lieutenants

Lieutenant in Phobos Armour: Vulkan’s Sigil

+ Troops +

Incursor Squad

4x Incursor: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Frag & Krak grenades, 4x Occulus bolt carbine, 4x Paired combat blades

Incursor Sergeant

Incursor Squad

4x Incursor: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Frag & Krak grenades, 4x Occulus bolt carbine, 4x Paired combat blades

Incursor Sergeant

Incursor Squad

4x Incursor: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Frag & Krak grenades, 4x Occulus bolt carbine, 4x Paired combat blades

Incursor Sergeant

+ Elites +

Aggressor Squad: 2x Flamestorm Gauntlets, 5x Aggressor, Aggressor Sergeant

Bladeguard Veteran Squad

2x Bladeguard Veteran: 2x Frag & Krak grenades, 2x Heavy Bolt Pistol, 2x Master-crafted power sword, 2x Storm Shield

Bladeguard Veteran Sergeant: Drakeblade, Heavy Bolt Pistol

Invictor Tactical Warsuit: Incendium cannon

Invictor Tactical Warsuit: Incendium cannon

Primaris Apothecary: Chapter Command:  Chief Apothecary

+ Heavy Support +

Eliminator Squad: Bolt sniper rifle

Eliminator Sergeant: Bolt sniper rifle

2x Eliminators: 2x Bolt pistol, 2x Camo cloak, 2x Frag & Krak grenades

Repulsor Executioner: Heavy Laser Destroyer, Icarus Rocket Pod, Ironhail Heavy Stubber

++ Total: [89 PL, 10CP, 1,750pts] ++

Thousand Sons

++ Battalion Detachment 0CP (Chaos – Thousand Sons) ++

Cults of the Legion: Cult of Time

+ HQ +

Exalted Sorcerer: 12. Glamour of Tzeentch, 22. Weaver of Fates, Force stave, Frag & Krak grenades, Immaterial Echo, Inferno Bolt Pistol, Paradigm of Change, Prosperine khopesh, Smite, Warlord, Warpweave Mantle

Disc of Tzeentch: Disc blades

Infernal Master: 33. Perplex, 4. Diabolic Savant, 6. Malefic Maelstrom, Force stave, Frag & Krak grenades, Inferno Bolt Pistol, Smite

Sorcerer: 11. Tzeentch’s Firestorm, 13. Doombolt, Force stave, Frag & Krak grenades, Inferno Bolt Pistol, Smite

+ Troops +

Rubric Marines: Icon of Flame

Aspiring Sorcerer: 11. Gaze of Hate, Force stave, Inferno Bolt Pistol, Smite

8x Rubric Marine w/ inferno boltgun: 8x Inferno boltgun

Rubric Marine w/ soulreaper cannon: Soulreaper cannon

Rubric Marines: Icon of Flame

Aspiring Sorcerer: 31. Cacodaemonic Curse, Force stave, Inferno Bolt Pistol, Smite

8x Rubric Marine w/ inferno boltgun: 8x Inferno boltgun

Rubric Marine w/ soulreaper cannon: Soulreaper cannon

Tzaangors: Brayhorn, Herd banner

Twistbray: Tzaangor blades

19x Tzaangor w/ Tzaangor blades: 19x Tzaangor blades

+ Elites +

Helbrute: Helbrute fist, Twin lascannon

Helbrute: Helbrute fist, Twin lascannon

Scarab Occult Terminators: Hellfyre missile rack

Scarab Occult Sorcerer: 21. Presage, Force stave, Inferno combi-bolter, Smite

3x Terminator: 3x Inferno combi-bolter, 3x Prosperine khopesh

Terminator w/ Heavy Weapon: Prosperine khopesh, Soulreaper cannon

Scarab Occult Terminators: Hellfyre missile rack

Scarab Occult Sorcerer: 23. Temporal Surge, Force stave, Inferno combi-bolter, Smite

3x Terminator: 3x Inferno combi-bolter, 3x Prosperine khopesh

Terminator w/ Heavy Weapon: Prosperine khopesh, Soulreaper cannon

+ Fast Attack +

Tzaangor Enlightened: Aviarch, Fatecaster greatbows

2x Enlightened

2x Disc of Tzeentch: 2x Disc blades

Tzaangor Enlightened: Aviarch, Fatecaster greatbows

2x Enlightened

2x Disc of Tzeentch: 2x Disc blades

++ Total: [90 PL, 12CP, 13 Cabal Points, 1,748pts] ++



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The Spider
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5 months ago

TECHNICAL ISSUE: Apologies to some folks who get the “This Live Event is no longer available” message when trying to play the video. It appears that the Premier function we used on YouTube has created a bug with the embed code. Unfortunately as this issue is with the YouTube embed code itself, I can’t fix it here (YouTube need to fix it). For now, those that get the message on the website or via the app, can still happily watch it via YouTube directly, just tap on the youtube icon directly. In future, we will not use the Premier function… Read more »

Peter Bogdasarian
Peter Bogdasarian
4 months ago

Magnificent. Glad the narrative games have come back in the new year.

Justin Prato
Justin Prato
5 months ago

What a cool game. I really enjoyed the custom mission. But those Enlightened with bows are SOOOOOOOOO bad. They may be one of the worst units in the game.

Adrián Perez Martínez
Adrián Perez Martínez
5 months ago

Amazing!!!! I loved it so much!!!

Cole Harris
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Cole Harris
5 months ago

Excellent game! Very well done on the mission writing, Beard. It not only was cinematic but relatively well balanced so it was a toss-up on who was going to win.

BeardedDeathMachine
BeardedDeathMachine
5 months ago

This was my favourite batrep that you guys have ever produced. So entertaining! I loved the mission, the format, the armies, the tragedy and the drama. Plenty of laughs too. Absolutely fantastic!

HouseOfGeek
HouseOfGeek
5 months ago

Hey team. What a great fun game! Well done to both generals it was very entertaining. 👏 👏 👏.

Speaking for my self I would love to see a story driven campaign. Something that spans over 8 games. Maybe alternate between having 1 on free view and 1 on demand.

Anyway keep up the good work team.

William Brindley
William Brindley
5 months ago

Great mission! It’s always tricky to cone up with and apply rules to narrative scenarios. One scenario I had a great time playing was a train heist. A train travels across the centre of the map with an objective that needs to be stolen or destroyed on it. If the train leaves at the end of turn 5 with the objective, defenders win. It wasn’t perfectly balanced but it was fun. Attacking army can deploy either side of tracks, defender along the tracks/on train. Train moves at the end of every battle round. Models can embark on the train (treat… Read more »

Bjornen
Bjornen
5 months ago

1: What a game! The energy from both players, the narrative, the game itself… bravo! This was the most fun game on your channel for many moons! 2: My wish for another narrative game: Worlds Eaters vs Tyranids, close combat fest. Khârn, Swarmlord, Berzerkers, Genestealers, Helbrutes, Hive Tyrants, Dreadnoughts, Carnifexes… No Hive Guards, No Tyrranofexes, No Exocrines.

Last edited 5 months ago by Bjornen
James Jones
James Jones
5 months ago

Anyone else find themselves walking around chanting “Dhularzhul”

Keith Surprenant
Keith Surprenant
5 months ago

best narrative so far this was amazing!

James Tildesley
James Tildesley
5 months ago

Lovely job chaps! That was great fun 😀 I’m currently reading ‘The Devastation of Baal’, would love to see a report along those lines with marines taking on the bugs!

Martin
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Martin
5 months ago

Only at the 32:00 minute mark – is anyone else reminded of the scene from ‘The Fifth Element’!? You know, where Gary Oldman’s character Zorg communicates over the telephone with Mr Darkness! 😀

Alex Watson
Alex Watson
5 months ago

‘Long time listener, first time caller’ and all that, i hardly ever comment on anything on the internet. That was honestly the best narrative game i have seen on the internet. The fact that you dont script combined with the cyclic time ‘improv’ at the end was what really made it.

Bryan
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Bryan
5 months ago

Awesome game. Very well done, I love these types of games. Keep it up!

CMO
CMO
5 months ago

MORE. OF. THIS! Amazing! Well done gents, a thoroughly enjoyable romp 👍🏻

Viktor
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Viktor
5 months ago

The most awesome game ever, not just narrative. The fact that everything came down to the very last roll made it even better. Great job, keep it up, you are absolute legends!

40k.nomad
40k.nomad
5 months ago

That. Was. EPIC.

Benoit Cappez
Benoit Cappez
5 months ago

When RPGs meet wargame. Awesome piece. I do know how Chef can endure Beard’s screams all game long.

Noah Lemmon
Noah Lemmon
5 months ago

This game perfectly encompasses everything I love about both Warhammer and Tabletop Tactics.

_ewar_
_ewar_
5 months ago

Absolutely epic, really loved this one. More narrative like this please. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it in comments on other vids, but seriously, it’s worth going through the Vigilus books or even older ones and just repurposing the mission rules to suit your narrative. Whoever did those came up with some really great scenarios that play well.

UseLess
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UseLess
5 months ago

Superb. Now give me more. This is what I like my backstage subscription to be used for.

Philippe Boulanger
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Philippe Boulanger
5 months ago

Amazing ! This is exactly what I had in mind while painting that Daemon Prince. Narrative to the core. I like the name too ! Good job Beard for another great mission writing. Great entertainment from both players. A+ As for future narrative reports (YESSSS) : – Tallarn vs Iron Warriors, the Revenge. Colonel Djalhid brings all his tanks to barney with Ingnis Ungala and all the Dreadnoughts he can muster (your dream Beard !). – Some Narrative involving Harlequins would be could. It’s one of the rare studio armies without any « characters » I think. – Dark Angels vs. Chaos… Read more »

The Spider
Admin
5 months ago

Seems it’s a bug from YouTube’s end by the looks of it as the embed won’t play via the website either… just watch on YouTube for now 🙂

SchnitzelHip
SchnitzelHip
5 months ago

That was amazing! Really love seeing more narrative content. Are you looking to doing another narrative led Crusade? Loved the Deathwatch/Tau grudge match.

Paul Flory
Paul Flory
5 months ago

I would love to see a narrative mission passed around flame head. How did he ascend to be the flame head? Come on we know chaos cultists are the true heroes of the 41st millennium!

Ross Penlington
Ross Penlington
5 months ago

Same. I’ve got On Demand but get the message: “This live event is no longer available”. No problem (I can watch on You Tube) but thought you’d want to know

Francisco Michels
Francisco Michels
5 months ago

Fun game, great pairing. I know you guys don’t have a black templar army but for a narrative game, I would love to see Black Templar maybe as the obsidian dragons? Paired up with an ork army, like a classic grudge match between Grimaldus and the foes he faced on Armageddon where his legend began.

Jonathan Haynes
Jonathan Haynes
5 months ago

What are Dhularzul’s stats?

Nick Mathewson
Nick Mathewson
5 months ago

ALL HAIL DOODLE ZOO!!!

Marcus Cross
Marcus Cross
5 months ago

Concerns and issues with the use of premieres aside, that was a superb narrative report! Quality of the mission looked great so kudos to Beard for designing it and thank you both for a true tale throughout the report, may this be the first of many.

Mike S.
Mike S.
5 months ago

Just one word: EPIC!
What. a. game! Had me on the edge of me seat. (Well my couch, to be precise😅)
It’s one of the best Vids from you I watched. Hell yeah!
The production value is awesome, as was the mission. Well done all of you!

Nébal
Nébal
5 months ago

Epic!

Riley Fitzgerald
Riley Fitzgerald
5 months ago

The introduction to the narrative literally have me goose bumps 😱

James Newell
James Newell
5 months ago

This was amazing!! I love all your narrative games.
Can we create a GSC scenario where they are literally surrounding an Imperial guard patrol through a derelict city or maybe a slight recreation of Imperial Guard / Tau co-operation from ‘For the emperor’ by Sandy Mitchell?

Christopher Ontko
Christopher Ontko
5 months ago

This played out into a beautiful story. 10/10 gents.

Joseph Thomas
Joseph Thomas
5 months ago

Awesome. So glad these are back! I know how much work goes into these and it really shows guys, amazing work I cannot wait for more of these in the future! (If you’re taking game suggestions a Grey Knights vs Daemons narrative game wouldn’t go amiss for me!!) Super fun game though, thanks for the Saturday entertainment you brilliant bunch

Last edited 5 months ago by Joseph Thomas
rynar
rynar
5 months ago

A very enjoyable game gents!
Not always the optimal choises… (Firering the laser destroyer last when you have one wound re-roll at anny time) But, who cares in a narative game right? This is why gaming can be so fun! And great of you to share the scenario!
As for a request: A Kill mission for Artemis to slay the silent King, using the Ultramarines and maybe some imperial assets???

JulietOscarEcho
JulietOscarEcho
5 months ago

Yaaaaas, delighted to see more narrative.

Stefano
Member
Stefano
5 months ago

As always your Narrative games are great fun! @Beard: you did a really good job on writing the mission, it was very cinematic!

Jonathan Haynes
Jonathan Haynes
5 months ago

Awesome game.

Callum Seymour
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Callum Seymour
5 months ago

Looking forward to this one. What a treat!

Adam Dobson
Adam Dobson
5 months ago

Not playing via the app but works on youtube 🙂