Today's battle went well for me, mostly because of the terrain. It was nearly all improvised and yeah my friend got the bad end of it, though really both sides were bad. There were very poor lines of sight so long range stuff just had nothing to shoot at, not that it really made a huge difference my living lightning killed two of his heavy weapons models in the first turn, I did warn him but he was gambling on stealing the initiative, in which case he would have hurt my Rune Priest pretty bad if not killing him.
The game itself went smoothly we were playing 5th/6th edition rules, my friend hates the cover and taking models from the back rules of 5th so we use 6th edition rules for that.
Not much happened in the next turn or two, he tried to kill my Rune Priest with his Sentinel but Living Lightning claimed it in my next turn and it exploded only killing one of his other guardsmen, very lucky there were quite a few of them near by. Oh I think that was the turn I got lucky with my Long Fangs, they got a load of frag missile hits on his Penal Legion left only 4 of them alive. No wait that was the turn after that, meh doesn't really matter. After I had killed most of the Penal Legion I told my friend that I wouldn't fire on them in my next turn because I wanted to engage them in close combat with my Rune Priest and Grey Hunters, so he had nothing to fear from advancing into the open if he wanted, shite actually I just realised he could have had a slight advantage if he had stayed in cover with me having to go second balls, ah well in real warfare they would bait each other with insults and the Penal Legion would be the most likely to give into such bait. On his next turn he moved forwards, he wasn't bound by any oath not to fire on my men so he did and put a wound on my Rune Priest with his Penal Legion and finished him with a plasma gun shot from another squad. Fairly annoyed by that but that's just how things go, I should have kept the Rune Priest further back, there was no need of him being at the front they brave git.
He deep striked something in behind me, hold on I'll look on GW. Ah Storm Troopers. He was hoping to cause me trouble from the rear and he might well have, I forgot about them so didn't plan for their appearance, they didn't manage to get a kill though and on my next turn I used frag missiles on them from the Long Fangs, killed 3 out of 6. He also killed a Grey Hunter from a different squad that was going down the right side of the board with a lasgun shot I think.
The close combat with the Penal Legion went very well for me in that I didn't kill them all one survived and didn't manage to kill any of my Grey Hunters, they also had Stubborn so passed their moral test. On the other side of the field my other Grey Hunter squad engaged his normal Guardsmen squad in melee and also got lucky keeping a few alive and they also passed their moral test, thank goodness for Imperial Guards toughness. My Grey Hunters in the middle would have been torn apart next turn if that Penal Legion chap had died, he had a full squad of Guardsmen right behind as well as a command squad.
At this point he had almost given up, he retreated into a place that had no cover to get away from my Grey Hunters with his intact squad and Command squad, and tried to run somewhere with his remaining Storm Troopers (Not sure what he was planning to do with them).
Next turn my Grey Hunters on the right cleaned up some of his forces on the right, nothing much. The middle Grey Hunters moved into the forest to chase down the retreating squads. I wouldn't say this was a mistake but pounded me with lasgun shots, using the Fire by Rank command. Killed 4 of my Grey Hunters and then his Command Squad fired and killed 1 more I was left with just 2 Grey Hunters after that.
My friend conceded after that devastating blow, I had another 7 Grey Hunters just around the corner who would have put holes into his men next turn and the Long Fangs were still intact so was my Lone Wolf who did nothing the whole game, my fault there though I wasn't sure if Terminators could run, turns out they can I was just going by them not being able to catch people running from a lost combat.
I don't think it was just the terrain that hindered my friend we were also playing long ways on a narrow table so any terrain would get in the way, next time we'll play on the wide sides, I'll get to him sooner but he can spread out more. It would be nice to get a proper board soon though.