Battle over the Malcador river

Following on from my last post, here is a quick update on my memoir 40k narrative campaign. As an ork force tied up the space marines reserves at the Ormffidian river forks, they struck out to secure the bridges over the Malcador river.

Ork and space marines face off across the Malcador river.

In this scenario, I decided to play using the more traditional victory conditions from the C&C games, in this case the winner would be the first side to reach 6 victory points.

Permanent victory points are gained by destroying enemy units and temporary victory points are gained by having a unit in a bridge hex.

A near run thing

I took command of the ork army this time round and used a solo playing aid (as mentioned in the last post) to generate the space marine orders.

It was a very close battle, with the bridges becoming focal points for the fiercest fighting and changing hands several times. Finally the might of the Adeptus Astartes won through, securing two bridges and destroying five ork units (including the warboss)

On the right flank tactical marines secure the bridge as terminators and heavy support, provided by Vindicators and Land Raiders, take up position to cover them.
In the centre of the line, Predator tanks sweep the bridge clear and repel all counter attacks. The third bridge is well within the green skin’s grasp.

2 thoughts on “Battle over the Malcador river

  1. Very neat how you added a 3D element to the game. I love Memoir ’44, though I don’t get to play it that often since the guy I used to play it a lot with passed away a few years ago. Did get a chance to bust it out and play a game with my husband over the holidays though, which was fun.

    1. The way that the C&C games look is definitely the only problem I have with them, I never could understand using 3D models on a board full of flat terrain pieces. They are fantastic games though! 🙂

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