The following is the official report of last nights 40K battle collated by the game organiser, Mick (I thought it worth sharing with everybody because all I saw were the ones and twos I kept throwing on the dice; Mick was obviously drinking something different to me and thus saw a rather different battle!! It did look very impressive, though). PRJA
The Tyranid horde split into two going for the Imperiums right and left flanks. Bolter and sniper fire tore into the swarms, tearing through the chitinous armour, but they still pushed forward. Squad Beta were soon overrun and went the same way as squad Gamma killing Nids to the last... Suddenly the ranks of the Tyranids were were being thrown in the air by explosions and heavy weapons fire. Marine commander Andrewsius looked up "About bloody time to..." The Thunderhawk Gunship did another pass pushing the chittering mass back before landing on the pad. "All survivors mount up you have 20 seconds and counting" Inquisitor Marcus ordered General Adamski to get his men aboard abandoning any non portable weapons and their vehicles. "This is commander Philpus of the Emperors Baneblade 'Mislotus', I'm afraid we wont be joining you gentlemen, slight bug problem, but I think we can handle it..." By now the tank was completely covered in the alien creatures. "You will be remembered.. ." said commander Andrewsius. True to his word the Thunderhawks pilot closed the ramp dead on the 20 second mark as the last Marine boarded. Inquisitor Marcus looked at a view screen "Soon as we're clear order the ships to start the bombardment, I want nothing left alive on that planet..."