It was the day after my Debs. I had several glasses of vodka, not mixed, and I spent the whole day in Dublin in Games Workshop. I was also very annoyed, because I built and painted my Necron Monolith, a huge model which took me 5 hours to build and paint. One of the hours I said, "That's it, I've had! I'm walking away from this and coming back in a few minutes!" I came back though, a few minutes later. After a lot of silent cussing and venting I got it done.
Then my future opponent entered the shop while I was building and painting my Monolith. He collected the Blood Ravens. During the time I was busying away he fought and tied against an Imperial Army, massive troops were used and allot of infantry died in the battle. In the end, a tie was agreed.
A half hour before the shop closed we decided to play a match of 850 points, while I used my Monolith for the first time. Undead machine warrior Necrons versus Blood crazed, meele frenzy Blood Ravens.
The area was a wasteland after the Necrons scoured it, destroying all living things. Blasted, dead trees and sickly green/yellow grass was all that was left, and a rock hill in the distance. Suddenly the Blood Ravens appeared! Led by their heroic Chaplain and his few body guards, the meele frenzy Blood Angels appeared on the scene, reclaiming lost territory from the Tyranids. The Necrons, knowing that the ensuing battle will be tough, called down a Monolith. The Monolith silently flew down in the battlefield, slightly ahead of the soldiers, screening them from incoming fire. The crystal at the top pusling green with laser mounts all pointing at the advancing Marines. A Marine carrier quickly drove behing the Monolith and unloaded its soldiers, quickly shooting the unit of Necrons ahead. Only a few fell from the massive volley...only to stand back up again. Space Marines quickly jump packed into the fight with another unit of Necrons using their chainsaw like swords to cut them down, while Necron Destroyers were desperately, and failing, to destroy the unit behind the Monolith. The Chaplain, depserate to even the odds, ordered the Marine transport vehicle to ram into the Destroyers, only to hit nothing as the Destroyers quickly moved away. Lasers locked, the Monolith pumped death into those around it. The green crystal above feeding it power glowing menacingly. Suddenly, the air screaming and becoming hot, a drop pod almost as big as the Monolith hits the ground, spewing rubble in it's wake. Smoke covered the area. Suddenly a giant Dreadnought smashed out of the pod's doors and pounded it's way to the Monolith. By this time more Necrons were falling, the Marines hitting them with flame throwers and plasma shots, with chainswords slicing through them and the Chaplains sword cutting through them with ease, and fewer Necrons were coming back. Suddenly the Necrons in close combat disappeared, only to re-appear at the Monolith Portal, with more Necrons standing back up in that unit. Destroyers tried, but failed, to destroy the Dreadnought before it came close to the Monolith. Suddenly the Dreadnought opened fire at the Monolith! Guns blazing, rockets firing, it gave everything it had! But the Monolith still stood, with the eery green crystal glowing sick green colours. The Dreadnought then charged at the Monolith, pounding the crap out of it and destroyed it! The explosion killed several Marines and Necrons alike. With their most feared weapon out of the way, victory was in sight for the Marines. More Marines fired, more Marines charged and few died. One died from having his plasma gun backfire in his face! More and more Necrons fell, few standing back up. The Necron Lord, seeing his unit wiped out, decided to rethink it's strategy at a distance and ran, only to have the Marines catch up to it and cut the Lord down into spare parts. Suddenly, every Necron flashed green for an instant! They then started to fade away slowly, the Marines locked in close combat hitting nothing. Then, in a blink of an eye, they faded away! Not just the surviving Necrons, few there were, but even the rubble of the Monolith and every other Necron as well, as if they never were! Bloody though the battle was, it was a victory for the Marines as the Necrons faded away to their tomb for repairs. The Marines gathered what remains could be found fo their dead and headed back to their base for a proper buriel and to prepare for another assault to reclaim land.
It was an incredible match, and even the challenger agreed I did pretty well and that it could've gone either way. Even though I lost, It was a lot of fun and a match worth playing! Hopefully, in the near future, I'll have a chance of evening out the score.