Posts Tagged ‘gaming’

Make me a hobby sweat lodge: HISTORICON 2017

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

And so HISTORICON, the big Summer show of the Historical Miniature Wargame Society (HMGS) was upon us on July 12. After working a half day, I drove down to Fredericksburg in my ancient Dodge Dakota pickup (painted primer black, you … Continue reading

The Battle for Mirum Ostentum – Slaughter (Part 9)

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The post relates to the ongoing narrative campaign that is being run by my gaming group. Phase 2 mission 2: Slaughter Representing the chaos forces attacking the training grounds for the imperial guard conscripts and the imperial reactionary forces attempting to save what they can. For this mission, there 100 conscripts (arranged into 20 man squads) and a lord commissar deployed in no mans land. (must be set up 3″ away from another squad and the deployment zones) Each unit killed is worth 1 victory point. Each conscript unit killed in close combat is worth 2 victory points for the forces…continue reading

The Battle for Mirum Ostentum Part 8 – Breakthrough

Posted on July 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The post relates to the ongoing narrative campaign that is being run by my gaming group. For Phase 2 Each player has been placed into teams. The Teams Chaos Player: KE List Name: Tapestry of evil Composition: Chaos space marines and chaos daemons Warlord: Morrs Penna (Lord of change with customised & fixed ‘master of mortals’ warlord trait. Which allows his army to consist of both chaos space marine and chaos daemon units, but the warp storm table is still utilised and the army counts as being drawn from the chaos daemons codex where this is relevant) Player: DA List:…continue reading

The Battle For Mirum Ostentum Part 7 – Phase 1 Wrap-up & Phase 2 Overview

Posted on July 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The post relates to a couple of missions that we abandoned during the testing phase. I thought I would cover these and explain why they were not played beyond the testing phase. (There are only a handful of pics here due to us not taking many pics during testing but they had an impact on the story and one mission provided an additional effect.) I will also run through how phase 2 of the campaign functions. Mission repair central coms relay Forces Alpha legion 15 man tactical squad inc sergeant with art armour and power sword. Combat squadded into three units of 5….continue reading

WH40K 8th Battle Report: Chaos Marines vs Nurgle Daemons

Posted on June 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Yesterday I played my 4th game of 8th edition 40K. We’ve been playing at 80PL (power level) since that’s what the store’s July tournament will be. I got to play Chris and his Nurgle Daemons in his first game of 8th. This won’t be too much of a battle r…

Templates and Scatters: Why 8th Ed 40k didn’t "fix" the problems they caused

Posted on June 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A common consensus seems to be that 8th Edition has “solved” the problem of Templates and Scatters by getting rid of them. Really though, it only treated the symptom of the real problem.”But they caused so many arguments” you may say. And therein lies …

Templates and Scatters: Why 8th Ed 40k didn’t "fix" the problems they caused

Posted on June 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A common consensus seems to be that 8th Edition has “solved” the problem of Templates and Scatters by getting rid of them. Really though, it only treated the symptom of the real problem.”But they caused so many arguments” you may say. And therein lies …

Review: Warhammer 40k 8th Edition & Dark Imperium by Sigur #4: Conclusion

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by


After three articles of explaining and presenting the new rules, it’s opinion time!

More after the jump

Review: Warhammer 40k 8th Edition & Dark Imperium by Sigur #1: The Box

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hey, Sigur here and in this short series of articles I’ll share info and opinions about 8th edition 40k and the new starter box Dark Imperium in particular.

More after the jump

Review: Warhammer 40k 8th Edition & Dark Imperium by Sigur #2: The Rule Book

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In this second instalment, I’ll talk about the only thing from the box you actually need to play the game – the rule book.

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Review: Warhammer 40k 8th Edition & Dark Imperium by Sigur #3: Setup and Advanced Rules

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In this part 3, I’ll go through the rest of the rulebook, discuss all the options for setting up games presented and the advanced rules.

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The Battle for Mirum Ostentum Part 6 – Planetstrike

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The post relates to the ongoing narrative campaign that is being run by my gaming group. All the missions used for the first phase use fixed forces and have clearly defined objectives. As we have six members two of us tested the missions before those whom had not seen the missions prior to them being played took control of the forces. Following on from the previous missions we now come to the battlefleet gothic portion of the campaigns first phase. You can find a play-by-play of this mission in my post about revisiting battle fleet gothic here. Note that one ship…continue reading

Review: Warhammer 40k 8th Edition & Dark Imperium by Sigur #4: Conclusion

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under , , . Posted by


After three articles of explaining and presenting the new rules, it’s opinion time!

More after the jump

Review: Warhammer 40k 8th Edition & Dark Imperium by Sigur #3: Setup and Advanced Rules

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

In this part 3, I’ll go through the rest of the rulebook, discuss all the options for setting up games presented and the advanced rules.

More after the jump

Review: Warhammer 40k 8th Edition & Dark Imperium by Sigur #2: The Rule Book

Posted on June 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

In this second instalment, I’ll talk about the only thing from the box you actually need to play the game – the rule book.

More after the jump

Daily Chronicle: Still Here, Just Slowed Down A Bit

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I figure I better get a post in for the month of June since we are now technically half way through the month.  I am not on a hiatus this month, just slowed down drastically.  At the end of May, I spent a few days to fly back to Arizona and t…

Daily Chronicle: Still Here, Just Slowed Down A Bit

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I figure I better get a post in for the month of June since we are now technically half way through the month.  I am not on a hiatus this month, just slowed down drastically.  At the end of May, I spent a few days to fly back to Arizona and t…

Review: A look at Warhammer 40k 8th Edition & Dark Imperium by Sigur #1

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Hey, Sigur here and in this short series of articles I’ll share info and opinions about 8th edition 40k and the new starter box Dark Imperium in particular.

More after the jump

The Battle for Mirum Ostentum Part 5 – Macro Cannon Defence

Posted on June 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The post relates to the ongoing narrative campaign that is being run by my gaming group. All the missions used for the first phase use fixed forces and have clearly defined objectives. As we have six members two of us tested the missions before those w…

The Battle For Mirum Ostentum Part #4 – Raid on Vault 27591

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The post relates to the ongoing narrative campaign that is being run by my gaming group. All the missions used for the first phase use fixed forces and have clearly defined objectives. As we have six members two of us tested the missions before those w…

Daily Chronicle: Back From Arizona and What’s In The Pipeline For June

Posted on May 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Last Wednesday morning I flew back to Arizona so I could pick up my wife and youngest child and move them here with me to Michigan.  We were not planning on startingour drive back to Michigna till the next day on Thursday, so Wednesday I had the d…

Daily Chronicle: Back From Arizona and What’s In The Pipeline For June

Posted on May 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Last Wednesday morning I flew back to Arizona so I could pick up my wife and youngest child and move them here with me to Michigan.  We were not planning on startingour drive back to Michigna till the next day on Thursday, so Wednesday I had the d…

The Battle for Mirum Ostentum: Narrative Campaign Report – Part #3

Posted on May 27th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The post relates to the ongoing narrative campaign that is being run by my gaming group. All the missions used for the first phase use fixed forces and have clearly defined objectives. As we have six members two of us tested the missions before those w…

The Battle for Mirum Ostentum: Narrative Campaign Report – Part #2

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

This was the second game in the narrative campaign my gaming group is doing. You can see the first game over here. Second Game: Convoy Escort This mission revolved around the alpha legion attacking a supply convoy en route to reinforce the site of a planetside macro cannon, and prepare it for firing at the chaos fleet when they arrive in orbit. The Alpha legion forces were deployed in secret, and could be revealed from the start of their second turn. The imperial forces add D3” to their first movement when they go flat-out. Forces Alpha legion Fire Raptor Gunship,…continue reading

The Battle for Mirum Ostentum: Narrative Campaign Report – Part #1

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The post relates to the ongoing narrative campaign that is being run by my gaming group. All the missions used for the first phase use fixed forces and have clearly defined objectives. Two of us tested the missions before those whom had not seen the missions, prior to them being played took control of the forces. The campaign itself is based around a chaos invasion of the planet designated Mirum Ostentum. As we wanted to end the first phase with a battlefleet gothic > planetstrike combo, it was decided that the first phase chaos presence would be limited to alpha legion…continue reading