So we went to war again this month, as we battled in the TSA club league.And my opponent was Peter and his Astra Militarum Valhallan force.Success was had as my pink brigade defeated him (more on points then on survivors), resulting in another memento to be added to the ever growing pile.
The skies burned as the Chaos forces arrived over Azmodov 7, and soon the drop pods where screaming down towards the surface. On the ground, the forces of the Pax Arcadia rushed to the hotspots, where the first wave of heretics landed and started to look for landing points for their armies... The first scenario of the mini campaign Nemesis and me are going to be playing for Future War Commader, the Recce Phase is the first of the Colonisation scenarios in the book, and the full fluff for our little campaign can be found HERE.We settled on 1500 points for this first game, giving us not to big a force each. I went for mobility mostly, as my force needs to reach table edges AND return to the deployment zone for victory points as a result.Nemesis brought a large infantry post, who where split amongst it's two HQ's, while his CO brought along the armoured support.And so the forces deployed on the purposefully rural area table, to represent that the recce phase started in rural outskirts of the planet..
Back to the battlefield in our TSA League, as past friday I faced the Astra Militarum forces of Peter, a person I hadn't played before in the club.Doling around in the middle of table currently, this battle might get me back in the race for the podium, but then of course it are the Guard, with all their massed tanks and infantry troops, while I will be trying out the reinvigorated Havocs this battle.My force, fielded with the 2.0 codex, was build around a heap of troops legging it to the other side in order to start slaughtering guardsmen (or at least, that is the plan), and Lucius will be joining as such a large mob of chainsword armed Marines.Supporting them will be another Marine squad as well as my beloved Noise Marines. A firebase, gathered around my Warlord for those precious re-rolls consists of two Quad Bolter rapiers, a Hellbrute and said Havocs with two heavy bolters and two chaincannons. My Sorcerer will be lurking nearby for those important Prescience spells, while a squad of Raptors w
The past month saw the Emperor's Children march to war once again.And this time, it was in our club League.I faced the Drukhari and came victorious, and while the force wasn`t painted completely yet, I based my trophy on the black / red / gold scheme the painted parts of his force already featured.A second battle put me against Mike's Orks, and I decided to use the red and blue colours for the trophy in "honour" of his Gorkanought which caused me a lot of headaches.So a decent month, with two trophies offered to the Prince of Pleasure...
The past friday I took to the field again in the club league that I'm running at TSA, facing Mike with his Orks.And the game would become the final one using the current Codex Heretic Astartes, as the new and updated edition should be arriving by post next week.Of course, I had Iwan throw the dice for the scenario, and becursed he rolled Cloak and Shadows, so for the second time out of three league games so far my gunline will be hampered with the -1 to hit.I had brought along the same force as I did against the Drukhari a few weeks ago, but my suprise was big when Mike unpacked his force... barely 25 boys and a lot of big war engines, including a "squiggoth" spider and a Gorkanought, including aerial support and all.To make matter worse, he would have the first turn as he was actually faster deployed then me as a result, and stuffed the big walker in reserve...Turn 1The Orks began their advance, hellbend on taking out my Rapier platforms as soon as possible. And he did, destroying both the laser destro
It's been a while due to the AHPC, but here is the first model for my 40k force painted up this year.And it's the commander for my Renegades and Heretics Slaanesh force.The model itself is actually one of the Freebooter's Fate fantasy pirate range, but I exchanged his scabberded sword with a plasmapistol, to represent him with this mighty pistol as well as a power sword.Taking more inspiration from the Italians in the second world war, where the officers in the desert theatre wore white uniforms with the necessary 'flouf', Iwent for an exorbirant colour scheme of adding pastel blues and purples to the uniform. Lapels, plumes, they all got this flashy treatment to make him really stand out as such.Now to start work on some more heavy guns for the force...
Past friday, I took to the field of battle for my second League game, and this time I didnt forget any troops so to claim the League's fully painted bonus hehehe.My opponent was Steven, long time club member who I've only faced before in fantasy battles.The Emperor's Children consisted of a warlord in Terminator armour, a sorcerer and a dark apostle, a squad of Marines with 2 flamers, 10 Noise Marines, 2 units of 20 Cultists, 2 Helbrutes, a Predator and a Rapier battery consisting of 2 quad bolters and 1 laser destroyer.Opposing me where the Kabal, cnsiting of 2 archons, a succubus and a heamonculus. A raider and a venom both carried kabalite warriors, supported by Mandrakes, Wracks, 2 Talos and a Chronos, Reaver jetbikes, Hellions and Scourges, and a unit with heavy weapons.The scenario we rolled on was Spoils of War, and so we set up for what will become a very bloody battle.Turn 1I went first, and moved some units a bit forward to be sure to camp on some objectives should those cards come out.
A great alternate model for Fulgrim, the primarch of the Emperor's Children.While I have the Forge World model, this one is better suited for all day handling on the battlefield, costing only 21 euro.A good looking model, it will definitly go on the painting row after the AHPC is done...
Well, it has been a while since I got a game in with my Slaaneshi forces, but this month I managed to take to the field and bring victory for the Dark Princess.As part of the League, I took up arms against the Ravenguard chapter of the Space Marines, and victory was obtained... albeit barely.As a result, I copied his bolter design to be offered on the trophy rack.I also participated in the loval GW store`s Warp Storm tournament, the first one I played in after 7 years. But alas, nothing was won there and the Dark princess was kept on her hunger...
Past saturday, the 23th, I joined in my first tournament ever since the Battle of Small Armies for Warhammer in 2012.In a venue I have never gamed before, being the local Games Workshop store, the Warpstorm tournament was organised.So that gave me a chance to face three new opponents in all probability, some armies I might not have faced before, and see how rusty I am.The selection criteria for the tournament force where as followed:A 500pts army that follows the matched play and organised play rules. In addition you must bring a minimum of 1 patrol detachment that has a min requirement of 2 troops instead of 1 for this tournament. Armies also have to be painted and forgeworld is allowed.Following these rules, the force I fielded consisted of a Sorcerer, who was also my Warlord. He comes with his Force Stave and Bolt Pistol, drank the Elixer for +1 S and A, and has the Unholy Fortitude trait for a further 1 wound and ignore wounds on 6+...The Troop choices where 5 Noise Marines with a blastmaster and a
I am currently running a 40k League over at the club, TSA, and tonight I descended my ivory tower and finally gotten to play my first battle.Opposing me was Sven and his Ravenguard, a guy I know for over a decade, but for some reason this will be the first time I play him in a game.Now, I'll tell a bit more about the league in a post one of these days, and the "why I decided to run it, but it was also a personal failure for me tonight, as for the first time in ever I had to proxy... because I forgot to pack 2 models, namely my warlord (now represented by the hut of Baba Yaga) and Dark Apostle (who looks like an animal totempole today). Sigh... any way, no "full painted army" bonus for me today (which is something I'll also talk about in the league post soonish)....But right, let's see if we can add something new to the Altar of Slaanesh tonight...I brought along some units I hadn't used before, like my large unit of close combat marines and my Sonic Dreadnought. The characters where a Warlord, a D
Well, it was the last time on the 20th of May last year that we played this game, but it remains a "mainstay" between me and Nemesis to take out to the club once in a while.And so we settled down for a 2000 points game tonight, putting my Marine Corps (aka Emperor's Children) vs his Pax Arcadia. Now, I made an army building mistake, in that I had forgotten that if a transport gets destroyed, you get one save for your troops or they are dead. So it wasn`t the best idea to take all regular marines with their own personal Rhino in hindsight...My force consited of a Daemon princess (aka CO), and 2 commanders to lead them. Further it had 8 bases of Marines, each with a dedicated Rhino, two SPG Missile Systems, two Land Raiders, a grav bike and two Recce bikes. I detahced a commander to both missile tanks, and one to both land raiders and the grav bike, while all the main mechanised infantry joined the CO.Nemesis brought along his Pax Arcadia, and a rather massed army to boot. I don`t k
So, two times the Emperor's Children went to battle this month, and while one ended in disaster, the other yielded another trophy to the godess of Pleasure.Massacred by the Custodes, the Pink Phalanx took it's vengeance on a bunch of Bad Moon Orks and Grots the week after.To that end, a small piece of a choppa, as the battle was decided in melee, has been added to the pile of defeated enemies.
Okay, so "grots" is just a fancy name for Tom DG's excellent Ork army list, featuring as many grot units as possible alongside a trainload of conversions.And he issued a challenge to see how it will perform, and Fulgrim answered the call.Now, I took along exactly the same army list as versus the Custodes last week. Not because they have to redeem themselves, but because I didn't get along unpacking my force anyways the past days, so it is the same composition for me as seen HERE.The Grot horde consisted of all of the following... (mind you, a lot of the units are actually Orks, but are converted to be Gretchin models).A Warlord, 2 Runtherdz, a Weirdboy, a Big Mek, 2 blocks of Gretchin, a unit of Choppa Boyz, a unit of shoota boyz, a unit of loota boyz, a unit of burna boyz, 4 grot tanks, a grot battle wagon, a dreadnought and a big cannon.After the forces deployed over the table, we where ready for the Tactical Escalation scenario, in which I had chosen "Purge" and my opponent "Take and Hold".The Empero
Aaaah, what a flashback. The 2002 Codex Chaos Space Marines, made for 3rd edition was the one where the Legions really came into play for the first time.I obtained the book earlier this year purely out of nostalgia reasons, and to dwindle over how the fluff was back then, and see how it progressed over 15 odd years.Well, before Dark Imperium not much to be honest. But the great thing as I said in the beginning, was that this was the edition Legion rules started appearing, as well as a heap of "unique" units for the specific legions. Like the "Sonic Predator", which while statwise worse then the standard one, was oooh so fluffy instead.This book is also the so-called "3.5 edition" for the Chaos Marines, and is seen as the best one they had so far in synergy of the rules and the likes, building on the hotchpotch of the first 3rd edition one where a lot of new rules had been included as well as units, finally differing the evil marines from their vanilla counterparts.It was a nice stroll down m