Monday, March 23, 2015

Merkan 76th Imperial Guard vs. Sisters of Battle

The Thin Green Line

Got a game in with Doug's Sisters of Battle, 1850pts, Maelstrom of War mission.  Not a terribly tactical game, me shooting, moving up a bit towards some middle objectives but trying not to do so too early and get massacred, him moving units up to get his flamers and meltas into range while trying to knock out anti-air guns with his exorcists.  The mission we played had you start out with six cards and the max you could have went down one each turn.  In theory this would have you be very aggressive early, in practice it meant I scored a couple points for objectives I was on initially, then was stuck with cards for objectives across the table with no real prospect for changing them out.  Yay, Maelstrom.  This was certainly not the army build for a Maestrom game, especially when it ended up as hammer and anvil deployment.  Still had a fun time and had some good moments in-game, but after the first turn and seeing the cards we both had I was not expecting to do well.  Tels sont les jeux.
 
I set up first, and spread bodies along the flanks to keep outflanking immolators coming up on the sides of my tanks.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Legendary Units, part deux


Our campaign using the original Legendary Units rules is over now.   It quickly became apparent that the Survival chart was too popular, so in this version I've replaced it with a Leadership chart instead.  I left the terrain generator in even though it didn't see much use.

Adjust to taste - you may find that you prefer for it to take longer for units to earn upgrades, for Legendary Units not to start with one, or do away with Legendary Units altogether and just let all units start from the same point.  If you do end up using some form of it, let me know how it goes!

(adjusted rules follow) 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Triad Cluster battle report: Orks vs. Space Wolves, the finale


We had the last battles for our Triad Cluster campaign a few weeks ago.  Here's some pictures, better late than never!  I played against Scott's Space Wolves, with Vanguard Strike deployment and we each had one objective to protect.

Monday, March 2, 2015

40K Scenario: Local Initiative


The situation at the front is fluid, and high command has authorized leaders at the scene to take the initiative in determining key locations and objectives.
 
This is an objective-based scenario where the objectives are placed by the players over the course of the game and can score points from them on multiple turns.

At the beginning of your turn check to see what objectives you control.  For each objective you control, you can either score 1VP or you can choose to destroy the objective.  After this, if it is turn 2, 3, or 4 you place one new objective on the table.  The objective placed must be within 3" of a model in a scoring unit, more than 12" from any other already placed objective, and more than 6" from any board edge.  If you cannot place the objective due to no scoring units or no valid place to put the objective it is lost, but if there is a valid placement it must be placed.

Standard rules around objectives, night fighting, random turn length are used and standard secondary objectives of First Blood, Slay the Warlord, and Line Breaker are in effect.




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dem Bones


An appropriate figure for the weather here today.  

Over the past few days I put 40K aside and played around with knocking some Bones/Reaper figures out, to dent the backlog up a tad before the second round of Bones Kickstarter figures arrived.  Above is a dragon done up simply as a White Dragon/Frost Dragon.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Bared Fangs: After Action


Thunderhawk down!

This weekend we got in our two-on-one game, Orks and Tau vs. Space Wolves.  See previous post for the scenario special rules.  

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Bared Fangs: Prelude


This weekend we're going to have a two-on-one battle as part of our Triad Cluster campaign, with my Orks and Solomon's Tau double teaming Scott's Space Wolves.  Central to the game will be a crashed Thunderhawk, represented by the paper version above (or a re-creation) made by Jim Bowen that I won as a prize at a food drive hobby event we did a while back.  

Monday, February 2, 2015

Triad Cluster Campaign report: Orks vs. Sisters


Before the minor sports kerfuffle that evening, Doug and I got a more important game in, a 40K match for our Triad Cluster campaign.  We went up to 1750pts so a few more things made appearances.

We had six evenly spaced objectives across the board, plus the relic in the middle and normal first blood, etc.  "Recon" deployment - 18" in but have to be over 24" from the enemy.
 
 
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