Engaged in a brutal war for Gladius Prime.
One side I have the orcs, and on the other chaos space marines. As is I am just barely holding on, but thankfully as I'm doing so my hero units, along with the rest of my troops are gaining valuable experience.
- A warboss that was giving me trouble, which I finally dispatched when he reared his ugly mug in the forest bordering a valley I had reinforced.
- Got em!
- I had chaos on the backfoot, until these blasted heldrakes appeared. They have the ability to one-shot my experienced devastator squads, which I can ill afford to lose. The only way I can kill them before they fly away from each hit-and-run, is to make sure that I have a captain/chaplain in range of its target. Their protective halos mean that the targeted unit can survive a heldrake encounter. Then, provided most of my army is in range, I can barely kill it. At least it provides a good chunk of xp.
- Fortunately I just researched hunters, so if I can field at least 2, I should be able to kill these heldrakes more easily.
At present my entire army is trying to drive chaos from a resource point to the west of my city, with most of the fighting taking place in a ruined city. If the orcs were on my case as well then I would probably be done for, but luckily I think they've got their hands full with a necron incursion.