The Harakoni Light are back, and this time they face off against the enigmatic Eldar. Arachas was taking on my brothers ‘virgin’ Eldar squad, and I was there to observe the fight in an objective hones manner, while still heavily rooting for my brother’s Eldar. Good thing I wasn’t called on to make any rules decisions
So, on to the battle, which turned out to be a short one. The scenario was a treasure hunt. There were four buildings on the table that needed to be searched for shiny goodies and the Eldar got to choose the side to deploy.
The Eldar where in the first two buildings quickly (the one with the tent and the one besides it), only to find, well, sand mostly.
This turned out to be the Eldar’s downfall as the Harakoni searched the furthest away building first in their turn, finding nothing, automatically shifting the treasure to the building nearest to their table edge (the round building). Two of the Harakoni soldiers grabbed the chest and started running (like scared children I might add…), while their other troops took up defensive positions to slow the Eldar down.
The Eldar, still too far away to have any real chance of stopping the running soldiers decided to just up their kill count, and started shooting. In the beginning the Eldar where still trying to get their aim in, only managing to kill this dude with a guardian, who got gunned down by his trouble later (Fun fact, both eventually died in the post battle sequence):
The next turn turned out better for the Eldar and they started to blast away, taking out several of the enemy.
But it was to no real effect. The Harakoni ran off the table in the next turn, taking the treasure with them.
However, in the post battle sequence the wisdom of the Eldar Farseers was revealed. The Eldar where not there to find ‘treasure’ but to gain experience in fighting the humans. For there was no real treasure. The chest turned out to contain some old dresses (Strangely, I think the Harakoni captain was quite interested in them…) and an old wallet containing a mere 10 credits. Eventually the Harakoni barely earned any credits, but gained some valuable experience and the Eldar found more money (but in the process lost one of their officers in the sewers, but they are confident he’ll ‘farsee’ his way back eventually) and got their precious first experience on the field of death squads.