Crusade Campaign: Sable Lions

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Crusade Campaign: Sable Lions

Post by Balloonacorn » Sat May 21, 2022 2:49 pm

It was largely believed that the Sable Lions chapter were all lost in the Eye of Terror during their pursuit of the base betrayer Cypher (580.M31 - 632.M32.) Unknown to the Imperium a Sable Deathwing was locked in battle aboard a Spacehulk. For millennia they fought the other residents of the hulk and now, victorious, they have made there way back to normal space to continue their search for Cypher. Whereever that may take them...
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Re: Crusade Campaign: Sable Lions

Post by Balloonacorn » Sat May 21, 2022 2:53 pm

Sable Lions Order of Battle

Crusade Faction: Imperium – Dark Angels – Deathwing

Battles / Battles Won: 2 / 1
Requisition Points: 0
Supply Limit / Supply Used: 65 / 50

Unforgiven Points: 2

Notable victories: None yet!

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Name: Jacob Ork-Killer PL 6 Crusade Points - 2
Unit Type: Librarian
Battlefield Role: HQ
Equipment: Terminator Armour, Force Sword, Combi-Flamer,
Warlord Trait: Decisive Tactician
Relics: Tomb of Malcador

Psychic Powers: Mind Worm, Aversion, Mind Wipe, Smite

Battles: 2
Battle Honours: 0
Battle Scars: 0
Units Destroyed (Total/Melee/Ranged):

Rank:
XP: 1


Unit Name: Sabriel Nazata PL 6 Crusade Points - 2
Unit Type: Interrogator Chaplain
Battlefield Role: HQ
Equipment: Crozius Arcanum, Jump Pack, Frag & Krak
Warlord Trait: Imperium’s Sword
Relics: Teeth of Terra

Litany of hate, Mantra of Strength

Battles: 2
Battle Honours: 0
Battle Scars: 0
Units Destroyed (Total/Melee/Ranged):

Rank:
XP: 4 MFGx1


Unit Name: Drop & Rip Squad PL 9 Crusade Points - 0
Unit Type: Deathwing Terminator Squad
Battlefield Role: Elite
Equipment: Lightning Claws, Heavy Flamer

Battles: 2
Battle Honours: Shredder on Sgt Claws
Battle Scars: 0
Units Destroyed (Total/Melee/Ranged): 3/3/0

Rank:
XP: 10


Unit Name: Back-Stop Squad PL 9 Crusade Points - 0
Unit Type: Deathwing Terminator Squad
Battlefield Role: Elite
Equipment: Storm Bolter, Power Fist, Power Sword, Cyclone Missile Launcher

Battles: 2
Battle Honours: Veteran Warriors
Battle Scars: 0
Units Destroyed (Total/Melee/Ranged): 4/2/2 *Killed Nightlord Daemon Prince

Rank:
XP: 8


Unit Name: Can-Cracker Squad PL 9 Crusade Points - 0
Unit Type: Deathwing Terminator Squad
Battlefield Role: Elite
Equipment: Thunder Hammers, Storm Shields, Cyclone Missile Launcher

Battles: 2
Battle Honours: Fleet of Foot
Battle Scars: 0
Units Destroyed (Total/Melee/Ranged): 2/2/0 *Killed Night Lord Lord

Rank:
XP: 7


Unit Name: Seraphith the Eternal PL 11 Crusade Points - 0
Unit Type: Redemptor Dread
Battlefield Role: Elite
Equipment: Macro Plasma Incinerator, Onslaught Gatling Cannon, Storm Bolter, Redemptor Fist, Icaris Rocket Pod

Battles: 2
Battle Honours: Enhanced Engines
Battle Scars: 0
Units Destroyed (Total/Melee/Ranged): 2/2/0

Rank:
XP: 8 MFGx1

Updated June 2, 2022
Last edited by Balloonacorn on Thu Jun 02, 2022 1:59 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Crusade Campaign: Sable Lions

Post by Balloonacorn » Tue May 24, 2022 1:51 pm

The challenge for me was to get back into crusade with a small but competitive force and would be fun enough to play casually and yet nasty enough to mess with a few minds. I came across an article about the all Deathwing army. I loved the original Space hulk so this seemed like perfect army for crusade. It will only be 18 models and will leave enough room in my bag for Malifaux, Kill Team and maybe some Necromunda.

I challenged myself to not buy and new models and only use paints I had on-hand. Luckily I had bought a couple of Space Marine Hero Terminator boxes on the cheap (love the Tajimi shop for big discounts.) It took a week to research and get a list together and then two nights to put together and convert the terminators. Hopefully I can get home from work before sunset sometime this week so I can prime them.

Are they competitive? Not sure. Are they going to be fun... oh yes!

Wish me luck.
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Re: Crusade Campaign: Sable Lions

Post by Jye Nicolson » Wed May 25, 2022 3:09 am

Awesome! Deathwing are cool and tough as nails, excited to see them in action.

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Re: Crusade Campaign: Sable Lions

Post by Balloonacorn » Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:15 am

First outing was a good one for the boys in sable:

Game 1 - Had a 3 way dance with nids and clown elves. The pressure was on early as the clowns targeted my Dreadnought and the nids thought their shooty warriors could take the objective I wanted. The Lions have staying power but had trouble finishing off units and that came back to haunt them The Lions were competitive but not dominating.

Game 2 - I was lucky enough to catch the Night Lords before the new codex release and tabled them. The Daemon Prince went down early and the dread dominated the mid field. Even-so, I made some silly mistakes and overextended my characters. I don't think the Nightlords are going to go down so easy next time.

Lost both characters in both games. I need to rethink their battlefield roles and positioning.

Maybe I should add a Deathwing Apothecary to give the big units extra staying power?

Thank you for the games.
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Re: Crusade Campaign: Sable Lions

Post by Balloonacorn » Sat Jun 18, 2022 7:03 am

I am pondering the next step for the Lions. If and when they go to 75PL are there any restrictions that prevent taking a Leviathan in Crusade?

In addition, There is a warlord trait giving a character -1D. Would this stack with the Dark Angel Ancient banner relic also giving -1D?
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Re: Crusade Campaign: Sable Lions

Post by Jye Nicolson » Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:24 am

Balloonacorn wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 7:03 am
I am pondering the next step for the Lions. If and when they go to 75PL are there any restrictions that prevent taking a Leviathan in Crusade?
Nope! Anything with legal 40k rules is fair game. Even Legends stuff I guess as long as your opponent agrees.
In addition, There is a warlord trait giving a character -1D. Would this stack with the Dark Angel Ancient banner relic also giving -1D?
Only if you somehow got the Warlord Trait onto a Core unit, as the banners target Core specifically.

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Re: Crusade Campaign: Sable Lions

Post by Balloonacorn » Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:36 am

@Jye Thank you
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