Some tidbits as we get closer to starting the Triad Cluster campaign:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
++ LORD COMMANDERS MILITANT ++
AS YOU ARE DOUBTLESS AWARE, THE TRIAD CLUSTER HAS LONG BEEN A SCENE OF CONFLICT WITH VARIOUS XENO RACES, NOTABLY ORKS AND ELDAR. FOR SOME TIME THE CONFLICTS HAD REACHED A ROUGH EQUILIBRIUM.
RECENTLY HOWEVER A SERIES OF EVENTS HAVE DISRUPTED THAT EQUILIBRIUM.
HERETICAL INFLUENCE AND WARP INSTABILITY HAVE BOTH BEEN ON THE RISE. IT IS UNCLEAR IF THERE IS A DIRECT CONNECTION AND IF SO WHICH GAVE RISE TO THE OTHER. THIS INSTABILITY IN THE WARP HAS APPARENTLY ALSO SERVED AS A BEACON TO OTHER MALIGNANT FORCES – AN INFLUX OF ORKS IS GIVING RISE TO A NEW “WAAGH”, A TYRANID HIVE FLEET IS ENCROACHING ON THE CLUSTER FROM THE GALACTIC EAST, AND MONITORING STATIONS NEAR LONG-DORMANT NECRON TOMB WORLDS ARE REPORTING INCREASED ACTIVITY. ALSO OF NOTE IS A TAU EXPLORATOR FORCE THAT HAS BEEN OBSERVED MAKING COMMON CAUSE WITH THE ELDAR ON SEVERAL OCCAISIONS.
ALL IS NOT DARK HOWEVER MY LORDS. WE HAVE MANY ENEMIES BUT THEY ARE DIVIDED WHILE WE STAND UNITED WITH THE FULL IMPERIUM BEHIND US. EVEN NOW, FORCES FROM SEVERAL SPACE MARINE CHAPTERS HAVE ANSWERED OUR CALLS AND HAVE BEGUN TO DEPLOY – THE DARK ANGELS, SPACE WOLVES, AND FLESH TEARERS WILL SOON BE ENGAGING OUR FOES. WE HAVE ALSO BEEN RECEIVING ASSISTANCE FROM THE ADEPTUS SORORITAS IN DEFENSE OF THREATENED SHRINE WORLDS AND IN PURGING HERETICAL AND GENESTEALER CULTS.
GOOD LUCK COMMANDERS.
INQUISITOR DARIUS HELGRAVE
++ FAITH IS MY SHIELD ++
In a few weeks we'll be starting up a semi-narrative 40K campaign. At the moment we have sixteen players (currently grouped into teams as follows):
Monday, November 24, 2014
By request, here are some close-ups of the Endless Ones autocannon squad. As I've said before, the Havoc champion gets the short end of the Chaos stick. While other squad leaders are charging into the enemy and stacking up Chaos Boons, the poor Havoc Champion's fate is to stand slightly closer to the enemy and hope he keeps making saves. We salute you!
Can just one model in a unit go to ground? No? Oh well.
The Champion is dead! The enemy must be in range! Open fire!
I think the skull on the spike is from the former squad champion. Or in the Endless Ones, perhaps one of the champion's former bodies.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Finished up my autocannon havoc squad for the Endless Ones.
For my next trick, undecided as to whether I will work on painting my plastic replacement warboss and a 20-strong ardboys squad to go in my recently finished battlewagon
or more Chaos - cultists, big mixed renegade squad or possessed.
I'm currently leaning towards the orks or the mixed renegades, but we will see in the days ahead...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
League game against Leonard's orks, my 1400pts against his 1100. While I had been getting pummeled by various marine armies Leonard has been on a good run, hence our point disparity (for those just joining us, for this league we started at 1000pts and when you lose a game you get +100pts). We used missions James M had written up, and our combination led us to a very heavy board control mission, with objectives in each quadrant and quadrants as objectives themselves, plus the normal first blood, etc.
Our current league is going to run through the end of the year and we have been thinking about what might come next. Here are some WIP ideas I have been mulling over for our 40K group's next organized play event. Thought I'd share for input and in case anyone else might find it a useful starting point for their own groups.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
If you want a good picture of a Chaos uprising in 40K, ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State seems like a pretty good model.
- Take advantage of existing unrest, turning it to own ends.
- Absorb turncoats into your ranks and make use of captured equipment.
- Destroy rival religious sites and iconography.
- Atrocity as a goal itself as much as a tool or byproduct.
A lot is similar to other revolutionary movements of course. You could easily put a Chaotic spin on numerous past events and movements - the French Revolution, the Khmer Rouge, various religious conflicts, etc. and use them as an inspiration for a Lost and the Damned force. If you're looking for inspiration from GW sources, check out my Lost and the Damned Bibliography.
“Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.” - George Orwell (1984)