The league has a campaign component. Each player has a home world. On league days the players at the shop are divided up into Attackers and Defenders. The Defender is defending his home world and sets the terrain up and is able to chose two benefits/detriments from a list. I was an attacker and my opponent Will L. set up the terrain and as his benefits chose hostile terrain, which made open terrain difficult, difficult terrain dangerous, and dangerous terrain impassable for the attacker with no effect on the defender and limited visibility where the attacker is subject to night fight and the defender has to roll 2d6x4 for line of sight. the Defender has a big advantage especially with such small point armies. Here the armies are deployed with the objective being three 25mm objectives and kill points,
Will's army was Chaos space marines consisting of a berserker squad with a rhino, a plague marine with a rhino(proxied with a vindicator) and a chaos lord with a plasma pistol. Here he is deployed.
The berserker decided not to chase him into the woods and use their bolt pistols to down the Confessor.
A major loss for me. The Limited visibility really hurt me because I was unable to shoot the Retributor Heavy Bolters the whole game. In hind sight I should have made them do the end run and just shoot up the plague marine squad but you always know what you should do. A short squad of the Repentia are not going to win verses a squad of Berserkers. The Confessor made his points back that is as good as you can ask. The Sister superior went toe to toe with a Chaos lord and almost won. It was a good game even though I kept forgetting my Faith points and when I did remember them I fail the rolls. I would go on to play two more games that day, I will post their reports later.
Last a picture from Will's next battle