I played my first game of Warhammer 40k 6th Edition with my friends John and Craig on July 1st. I’m sure we got a few rules wrong, and with a lot of distractions in the house it wasn’t conducive to a deep dive of the rules, but it was a good experience and we learned a lot. My friend Craig snapped a few pictures during the session. John brought his Raven Guard Marines with Grey Knights allies, and I played my Hive Fleet Damocles Tyranid army. We did 2000 points, and the idea was to pick several different units that highlighted what we felt (from trolling all the rumor boards) to be rules that either changed or would highlight specific units. We weren’t disappointed. In the end the Marine force won by a significant margin. Some pictures below and some of the story.
Tyranid deployment zone (at least part of it) before turn 1. The Trygon stands ready. 3 Biovores skulk in the ruin with a Tyranid Prime babysitter. One unit of hormagaunts stand at the ready.
The Raven Guard Contemptor dreadnought, ready for action.
The Raven Guard Storm Talon gunship swoops in to harass the Zoanthropes and the Hive Guard units.
Hormagaunt dogpile on the Deathwatch Terminators!