|775 Points of Awesome|
I took my very rarely used Thunderhawk and stuffed it full of fun. That left three five man combat squads on the table to start the game. I put them in as much cover as I could find, still nine of the fifteen were picked off by the overwhelming Eldar force.
|300 points vs. 2000|
|Friends are here from low orbit|
Then the T-Hawk landed right in front of the Eldar Autarch leading a bike squad.
|You have arrived at you destination|
And that was the game. All Gillian had left was most of a Guardian Squad holding an objective.
And yet I barely managed a win, 4-3. That is one of the balancing points of Escalation. 1 VP for every three hull points damage to a Lord of War. If she had managed one more hit the game would have been a tie. We will get in some more games to get a better feel what Escalation really does to the game, but for now, it doesn't seem like the sky is falling this time either. To that end we will try the Eldar Revenant Titan, vs. the Steel Legion to see what 2x2 "D" shots a turn will do.
The Emperor Protects
But He makes it challenging