Our first Horus Heresy game today, Iron Hands vs Emperor's Children over the black sands of Isstvan V. We rolled the mission big guns never tire (wis whoever controls most objectives) with the Hands deploying and going first.
The first casualty was a command squad marine killed by one of the predators executioner, they concentrated their fire on Fulgrim causing him three wounds.
A bunch of tacticals died too under the plasma bombardement
In the Chindren's turn the reserve termies deployed via deepstrike shooting at Ferrus with their combibolters, they just wounded him once despite the grav-gun fusilade
A termie killed by bolter fire from other tacticals who did fury of the legion tho shot twice
Ferrus and the morlocks coming in for vengeance
The scatter of one executioner cannon killed some of them with friendly fire
Santar the Hands centurion was killed by the Children's praetor Julius Kaesoron (just like in the book!) who was then felled by a powerfist, the children's sergeant sacrificed himself in challenge with Manus to keep his lethal attacks contained.
Despite losing the combat Fulgrim's special rules assured that the outcome was a draw
Termies advancing in the right
After crawling out of the rocks Fulgrim and his phoenix guard (command squad) charged a tactical squad
They killed them all but the hands sergeant slayed a guard in the challenge
Combat tied again in the center
And at the end of turn two we ran out of time, time to count the victory points
The chilldren had one
While the hands had just one, victory tot the traitors then!