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.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Triad Cluster Campaign update

Our campaign has been rolling along, as have the Imperial victories.  With very few bumps in their progress, they threaten to win the campaign outright before long.  Even Commander FarOut (pictured above) could not thwart their designs.  

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Have axe will travel

Small interlude from the normal 40K posts.  Painted a fighter/barbarian type for RPG use.  Figure is a Reaper half-orc barbarian by John Manor (03197) with head swap from a WHFB Chaos Warrior. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Say it ain't so Carl! (and Geoff, and Adan and Justin and...)

All good things must come to an end.  So it is with the Independent Characters podcast which will have its last show in April.  I and their other listeners will be sad, and may even go into withdrawal in the weeks after, but it was great while it lasted.

I listen to a lot of podcasts, and while I enjoy them, the ICs stood above the crowd for me.  They ran a pretty professional ship and listening to their episodes you can tell they put a lot of prep and effort into them.

From the early days, they have been different from a lot of other shows.  I appreciate a codex review too, but it was nice to have a show that wasn't always chasing the most recent releases.  They covered things other shows sometimes touch on, but if you want the in-depth treatment, the IC episodes were gold.  Their enthusiasm really came through, and coverage of various secondary or side possibilities for the hobby did a really good job of giving you a picture of the upside and downside of things.  Aside from the actual hobby or book related discussions (their discussions of Imperial Armor/Horus Heresy Forgeworld books and Black Library discussions that often include the authors are stellar) they cover topics like "the true cost of 40K" which talks about the costs aside from monetary, and what your kids may think about it all.

As I said, I listen to a number of other podcasts, and they all have their unique things, but in lots of ways many of them are pretty similar.  The ICs were definitely unique, and will leave a gap in the community that will be hard to fill. It's been a great run and you should be proud of all you've accomplished. Thanks for all the shows, wish there could be even more.
Fare thee well Independent Characters.  You'll be missed but not forgotten. 

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