No less then 60.000 points where put on the table, as the Imperium (oddly enough led by a T`au Commander) faced off the forces of Darkness under the supreme command of Lucius the Eternal (aka me).
My orders where simple: shoot everything until it was killed, to go for the points.
And so the huge battlefield was ready to be manned, and people started putting down their forces... including 4 extra knights for the Imperium (a scenario benefit), and fortifications for Chaos (same).
The above video shows the whole table as the armies (minus deep strikers and the likes) where deployed on the table.
Anchoring our far left flank was my force of Emperor's Children, joined by Nemesis and his Death Guard.
Next in line, Jurgen with his Tyranids and Vincent with his Orks.
Then we had Svenn with his Death Guard, flanked by Cedric and his Khorne Daemon force.
Tom VR brought Nurgle Daemons to the battlefield, sided by Mike and his Ork horde.
The end of the line was held by Christophe with his Death Guard and Dimitri with his Genestealer Cult.
On their far left, Jo fielded Ulthwe Eldar alongside T`au commanded by Ivan.
Michel put his Space Marines alongside David's, their Supreme Commander, T`au.
Next to them, Tom J and Peter put down the Custodes and a Guard Tank Battalion.
Heikki and his Mechanicum and Marc with his Imperial Guard / Space Marine force then came in the line.
Finally, Tom DG had his Guard deployed alongside Vincent's Space Wolves, directly facing me and Nemesis.
And then the battle for the first turn began. David and me both rolled 2,s, then followed by a 2 for me and a 4 for them. So the Imperium would begin, ouchies... was it not for a nonchalant hand throw for seizing the Initiative... and coming up a 6! Swaffelen!!!!
The Chaos forces, aka the defenders, rushed forward (bar le moi of course). Now of course, playing and such a huge table I can`t make a detailed report of all the things going on everywhere, but I`m putting down some moments of every turn.
The tyranids stormed forward, falling just short of the Imperial gunline awaiting them...
Khorne troops start to make amok in the enemy tank company
One big mek looking for a fight
After two rounds of taking heavy losses, the Chaos forces are starting to grab points back (the Space Wolves lost the most points in one turn during the game, with 81 in this round, though some high scores of 75 and 64 did follow later on).
The Lone surviving T`au commander
Lucius personally commandeers one of the defence turrets. This was his farewell game, as now I`m no longer obliged to take the moron to the field, something I did all year as to `cement` his role of Supreme Commander, but I really don`t like playing with him.
And so the battle ended. In the above video you can see the result, a close (13 VP) win for the Imperium... if only that 6th turn had been rolled for (we closed after the base 5 as it was nearing 18hrs and it all had to be cleaned up still).
It is all for fun after all!