The Forces of Chaos had of course to deploy first and lost the roll for the first turn.Turn 1:SOB:
The Seraphim stayed hidden behind their cover as well as the Sisters next to them, both units facing the Noise Marines and the Chaos Predator.
The Frateris Militia led by the Confessor stormed forward through the rubble of the bombed out ruins prividing cover for the Canoness and her Bodyguard who followed close behind.
Both Rhino and Immolator accelerated to cruising speed and sped towards the enemy lines with the Rhino leading up front and opening fire on the Terminators, which only earned some laughs by the CMinions of Chaos.
The Sisters Repentia advanced alongside the Militia to the walls of the biggest buildings of the industrial site.
The squad of Sisters near the starting point of both Sisters' tanks present on the battlefield remained hidden and declared overwatch.
St. Celestine, taken aloft by her wings, landed next to the Immolator and the Rhino, a wall covering her silhouette from the right side of the enemy lines.
The Thuddgun took aim at the Noise Marines and took one of them down.
Howling jets screamed through the skies as an imperial aircraft took to a strafing run aiming its autocannons at the Sorcerors unit of Chaos Marines. The pilot scored few hits and most shells that did hit failed to penetrate the armour. One shell however found its mark and one Chaos Marine bit the dust.
On the far right flank the Exorcist entered the battlefield on low speed. Firing its missile launcher at the Super Veterans accompanying Fabius Bile it took first blood for the Emperor's noble defenders.
The Warp proofed quite instable, and dealing the Sisters a single energy card and a blockade to the Chaos Sorceror the Psi-Phase passed uneventful.
The fanatical centre of the Sisters' lines advances along the light tanks towards the Chaos heretics, while the power armoured branch stays back providing cover.Turn 1Chaos:
Fearless of the Sisters long range fire Fabius Bile lead his enhanced Superveterans onto the top of the small hill next to them.
The Noise Marines led by the Army Icon ran forward eager to get to grips with their foes and unleash their deadly weaponry upon their frail bodies.
Depending on their armour after surpassing the first barrages unharmed the Terminators deemed it below their prowess to even flinch a muscle, except the trigger finger on the Reaper Autocannon, which blasted away at the Thuddgun on the other side of the battlefield. Unbelieving the Chaos Terminator recalibrated his aim after the whole load went into the ground around the artillery piece. (Here my opponent forgot the Reaper being a move&fire weapon, hence stalling the advance of the Terminators in order to shoot. I told him in Turn 2 after it became clear why the Terminaors would not move at all.)
In the middle of the lines the Chaos Sorceror led his unit running into the ruins that looked like the remains of a small imperial chapel taking position to face the melee fighters of the Sisterhood.
The Chaos Predator's engine wroomed as the tank wheeled to the left to meet the imperial vehicles. His Twin Lascannon penetrated the armour of the Rhino easily, but only managed to destroy the Bolters on its top. The Bolter on the right sponson moved into position to spit death and fire at the poor oncoming Militia, but either the fickle mood of the Gods of Chaos turned against the firing mechanism which jammed twice without shooting a single round, or the Emperor held his mighty hand protectively over the bold advance of his servants.
Unimpressed by the ill luck of the Chaos machine, the Noise Marines closed some distance on the Sisters.
The Chaos Sorceror summoned the energies of the Warp and uttered a Slaneeshi spell which would turn one of the Frateris Militia into a drooling idiot, but the Emperor blocked the heretical attack.
The Chaos tank turns and achieves an epic fail with its Hvy. Bolter.
The right flank sees Fabius Bile and the Noise Marines advancing into the firing arc of both Exorcist and Thuddgun.