Annihilate this Eden now
Blasphemy gives birth to divine
-Be Without Fear, by Behemoth
Part 1 of the Battle Report HERE.
Part 2 of the Battle Report HERE.
Part 3 of the Battle Report HERE.
All the awesome terrain for this battle provided by Blueforge Terrain.
I can feel my talons sink into the earth; behind me, the aether flows as a molten lunar ocean. It surges across the cracked flagstones, and to my second-sight, they glitter like emeralds in the fiery spume. This place is the rot of Eden; its air is golden wine. I breathe deep.
Hail the ever-changing Serpent! Hail the bloodied Lion! The warp is my endlessly descending oubliette. Its impermanence makes all my efforts meaningless. But here, amongst this plague of mortals, I am infused with vigor.
Across the drift of crooked alleys, slumping rooftops and shadowed hovels, I behold in my second-sight the golden halo blazing about the head of the Enemy. It is so brilliant that it causes me pain. Even the foolish mortal beings mewling beneath me must be able to perceive it at some level.
Sigmar. The hand of the Enemy at work. I owe my long banishment to him. I spread my wings and ready my blade. Magnus. His puppet. Such wrath I shall visit upon him that the very firmament will shake with terror.
I can feel the dream-nexus swirl about me; I perceive its raging, reality-shattering breath as a hurricane of gemstone fire. Here, at this juncture, fate is unravelling. Now is our chance to change things. To make everything right.
So let it be written; so let it be done.
Welcome to part three of the mega-battle THE GREAT REBELLION! The Holy Army of Magnus is decimating the West and East flank, though the center holds strong for the Great Rebellion. The implored calls of the wretches forming the chaos force have been answered and Ardan St. Cygnus - greater daemon of wrath has emerged from the aether to aid them. But will it be enough?
Ardan St. Cygnus is a giant monster (as defined in the Serene Annihilation Rules) and has a profile commensurate with that of a Warhammer Fantasy 5th Edition greater daemon. He is also a Wraith-Type character which means he must expend a point of Presence at the end of every round of combat. If he has no Presence to expend, he will disappear unless he can roll a 5+ on a D6. Ardan starts with 8 Presence points.
Scarecrow the Pumpkinhead, like Ardan, is a Wraith-Type which means he too must burn a Presence point at the end of every round of combat or disappear unless he can roll a 5+ on a D6. Scarecrow started with 5 Presence points.
Reavers are S4, T4 heroes available to any warband. They are cannibalistic and gain frenzy on a D6 roll of 4+ after taking an enemy out of action. This is the same as the Bloodgreed rule for beastman minotaurs.
Ardan St. Cygnus has a rule called Annihilator Prime which allows him to inflict an unlimited number of critical hits per turn - this allowed him to inflict 8 wounds despite directing only 4 attacks against Magnus. His ...like Starlight through Stained Glass rule allows him to roll D10's instead of D6's when rolling to hit or wound, increasing his odds of causing a critical to 50% - still, very lucky dice rolls.
Giant Monsters cannot be intercepted by normal models, they just barge their way through. However, they can be intercepted by other Monsters or Giant Monsters.
Giant monsters may fire even if they are in combat.