The debut of my offical Talons of the Emperor (1200pts)
For this Prospero game we got a weird deployment map: a quarter for each with a 18'' no go bubble in the middle. I deployed the sisters with shrouded and the dread with the other custodes in reserve.
Ojective was kill units, one point for each, warlord&first blood also.
After an uneventful turn 1, turn 2 sees one sentinel guard and the custodians teleport
The defenders of Tizca also show up, lots of auxilia
And one of psyker vets outflanking
The rest of my sentinels teleport
The excruciatus sisters kill all the vets with the crossbow-stakes, this weapon is the bane of any psyker, causing perils if they hit. Ideal for killing Magnus if he hadn't been in the other side of the table. A squad of those girls in one of the flash gordon transports is a cruchy one.
I charged the auxilia and wiped them all with only three custodians
These sentinels then made a goofy show and didn't strip a single hull point form the russ
The galatus charged and wrecked the TS dread, fending off the return attacks with his shield.
Speak about scale creep
The rest of the vets appeared
Magnus kept injurying himself with perils thanks to campaigns special rules
This ended badly for the vets, note the scale creep from 2nd ed
Ramses was stomped by the Galatus
High five! The custemptor clashes against a buffed up Magnus (S10/T9) after the sisters stripped most wounds with the crosssbows
Magnus almost dies
And severely damages the walker next turn
And so the battle ended, the Talons lost no one while the TS everyone except Magnus
Updated map, the custodes cut their way through Tizca towards the pyramid of Photep