Steve Hood (Combat Colours) and Joe Collins (Sapper Joe) squared off in a WH40K demo game run by Curtis Tuner (Hostile Contact) today at Wargamers Cave in Granite City, IL. Both sides had 1,000 point armies. Combat Colors had Space Marines. Sapper Joe had Chaos Marines. They fought over several contested objectives.
Combat Colours blew up one of Sapper Joe's Rhinos. Sapper Joe returned the favor by pinning down Combat Colours' dreanought. Sapper Joe had a Nurgle predator that pounded on the dreadnought to little avail. But he got lucky and blew up Combat Colours' Razorback. Meanwhile both sides' infantry shot it out over contested terrain until the two brought their jump troops and terminators on board.
Then, things got really ugly. The game went six turns. Steve lost by the narrowest of margins because he didn't have any troops available to contest an object other than his devastator squad. Sapper Joe found the game to be a good learning experience. Combat Colours is also interested in playing more WH40K, too.
I'm hoping for another 1,000 point demo game next month at Wargamers Cave. BTW, we're doing 6th edition WH40K. I've played 7th edition. It's no fun. I found that out last night when my Blood Angels fought Dark Eldar....