Well, not setup, per se... more "first turn". Kill Points, Dawn of War. 2000 points.
Wazdakka, Mek with Shokk Attack Gun, Biker Nobz (kitted), 4 units of biker boyz, 'Ard boyz in a truck and 2 units of deff koptas.
Blood Angels (from memory): Librarian, Sanguinary Priest, 10 Assault marines (mmm, 3 KP's), 10 Death Company, Furioso Dread, 5 TH/SS Terminators, two 5-man tactical squads in lascannon razorbacks, 2 kitted storm raven's, and 2 MM speeders.
I went first, he held held the lib/sp/as uber-squad and the speeder's in reserve. Terminators and dread were in one storm raven, death company was in the other. It became a slug fest very quickly. He had more kill points to give up than I did - so, really - I had to just not die outright. :) I started off by getting wazdakka and a biker squad stuck in with the storm raven on the left (death companies ride), taking it out with wazdakka - before being gang-punched by the death company, the dreadnought, and the assault terminators. Wazdakka *almost* survived the blood talons. Which would have defiantly altered the game a wee bit.
From there it turned into a boxing match, he'd drop something, I'd drop something. At the end of turn 5 I was up by 3 KP - with 3 units left on the board. Turn 6 he shot the one remaining biker boy nob, killing him; shot and killed one of the 3 deff koptas, which broke and ran off the table... only because my one unit of biker boyz stayed out of charge range of his terminators did I manage to pull it off.
Since we're "practicing" for OFCC in August, we spent the whole game talking about choices, options - could haves, would haves, etc. It was fun.
Oh, and one more picture - what 2 rounds of combat with biker nobz and a biker squad vs. 10 assault marines, a librarian, and a sanguinary priest look like.
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