Monday, August 22, 2011

Subjugation of Margoth, Day 2

Day 2 of the basement campaign, a glorious day indeed.  After talking about the campaign with my uncle, I found that I had played the first round wrong.  Turns out, everyone plays only one game.  Using the turn order, Player 1 chooses the person they are attacking.  If they choose player 3 or 4, then player 2 attacks the other one.  If they choose player 2, then player 3 attacks player 4.  Then, two games are played and everyone plays.  Makes things a lot easier and quicker.

Friday, August 19, 2011

An acquisition for my brother-in-law

So, Nick's dad bought him a nice lot for pretty cheap.  Unfortunately, the idiot that shipped them didn't care about the lot at all.  The person even used rubber cement to assemble their models.  It is a pain to try to reassemble it.  I actually broke my knife blade trying to carve out the incredibly crappy cementing job this idiot did.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A 3 Way Battle for Fun

So, I decided to have a little 1000 point 3 way battle for fun with Becky and Nick.  Orks vs Nids vs Angels.  I ended up edging out as victor, though I did find that three way games tend to be unfair to someone.  Without intention, mostly because of the board layout, we ended up ganging up on Nick.  It was still fun to do, and we actually started doing experience for special characters like in the league primer (see Aki's blog for more details.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Reclamation of Tarmin, Planetfall

So, I started another campaign with my uncle now.  It began with a planetstrike mission, as my forces landed to reclaim the planet from the ork horde now infesting it.  We decided to use our special characters that we would use for the campaign as well.  It was certainly an interesting battle to say the least.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Battle of Guran Plains, Subjugation of Margoth

Epistolary Carrick stood on the hill overlooking the plains below.  He allowed himself a smile, looking over the forces of Hive Fleet Tartarus.  It wasn't the first time that they would meet.  On Addassartus and on Gunron, Tartarus and Angelus Mortis had clashed hard and fast.  He had been a part of both campaigns, and this one would be no different.  He looked to the sergeant standing nearby.

"Sergeant Yarro, assemble your terminator squad and follow me.  Sgt Estar, place half your squad at the back of the field, and take the other half with the razorback and surge forward.  Sgt King, take your assault squad with the Redeemer and ram it straight into the enemy lines," Carrick ordered.  "Drive the enemy back to their damned tendril and back into the deep dark of space!"

Subjugation of Margoth, Day 1

Four of us gathered at my house to begin this campaign.  My brother in law Michael, his girlfriend Becky, and my other brother in law Nick all sat to begin this.  Michael plays space marines and chose Chief Librarian Tigurius (renamed Joe) as his commander.  Becky, playing Orks, chose a Warboss (Warboss Waaaagh) as her commander.  Nick, playing as the Tyranids, chose a hive tyrant as his first commander.  He would later switch it to a Tyranid Prime named Hades.  I chose an Epistolary, Epistolary Carrick, in full terminator armor and carrying a storm shield as my commander.

The map was set up so that each person would have a spaceport and six surrounding territories with a single territory splitting each of the four areas.  Several buildings were randomly placed, and we all rolled off to determine who picked which spaceport.  After the stage was set, we all declared our attacked and played them out.

My Table of Nerdiness!!

So, 4 hours of construction and $94 in materials have crafted my table of awesome.  It's a 4'x8' table that actually folds in half and latches to the wall, making it store well and free up the room in my basement.  A special thanks to my father in law and brother in law for helping me put this puppy together.

I also have two shelves full of terrain, all modular for different board configurations.  I took several pieces of green felt and stapled it to the plywood to cover the wood and give a nice surface to play on.  It doesn't hurt that it looks like grass too!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Subjugation of Margoth, The Prologue

Margoth, an insignificant planet on the fringe of the galaxy.  Recently colonized by the Auretians with the help of the Angelus Mortis, it is a planet rich with minerals.  Nothing spectacular except for the secret projects occurring on its surface.  An Ork Warboss beaten into submission is held prisoner there, and the Auretians are looking for a way to subjugate these vicious beasts to their will.

A new hero emerges...

So, I've been playing for some time as the Blood Angels, and I usually play true to form with the high mobility.  Assault squads, dreads in drop pods, and the occasional Stormraven are my staples.  Every once in a while, though, I field a unit a little bit different.  Tactical and Devastator squads are rarities because they lack the mobility and close combat power of my assault squads and death company, but I do use them.  And thus, a hero emerges...

Sergeant Marius "Getsum" Estar.  Originally a tactical sergeant in one of my early games, he was the sole survivor of a demon prince attack on his squad.  He turned around and soundly defeated the demon prince himself, earning him the title of "Getsum".  Since then, I field that same model several times.  Sometimes he does little, other times he tears things apart.  But one thing he never does is die.  At least, not yet.

So now, without further ado, he has his own facebook page.  He really needed one, for all his glorious exploits. Oh yeah, that's right.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Day 1, Assault on Addassartus

Day 1 of the campaign was fought, and it was indeed a bloodbath.  Nightking won the attacker position, and my forces were embattled on all sides.  I hired mercenaries to help out, and with them I was able to drop some serious pain on the monstrous creatures, gaining victory.  I took a nearby territory successfully, gaining a manufactorum.  Fluff below.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Assault on Addassartus

I have started a small scale campaign with my brother, now, hoping to keep our games a little more interesting.  It is called the Assault on Addassartus.  I'm borrowing some info from Inquisitor Lord Aki, mostly his campaign primer and mapmaking methodology, to help it along.  The primer is found here. The mapper is simply a free hex mapper found online.  Really doesn't matter which one, just find one you like.

The story is as follows:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

And another break in time

So again, I have not posted in a few months.  Time always seems to get away these days, and more often than not its being stolen by work.  I haven't actually gotten a chance to build anything recently, heck I even have a model that was ordered that I haven't even picked up.  But that's okay, because the reasoning is decent...

(Drumroll please)...

I'm buying a house!  Paperwork is all signed, settlement is on the 24th of May.  Once we actually get the house and move out of my inlaws, I will have so much more space and freedom to do as I please.  So, my designs for my new Fortress of the basement of course.

Foldout table built into the wall.  3-4'x6', hinged in the center with support beam underneath it.
Bookshelves to store all of my books, models, and equipment
Spray box with exhaust fan
Modeling table to do all of my gluing and modeling

On a somewhat related note, I have been playing hard for a year now.  I make no secret of my nerd-dom, either.  But last Saturday, for the second time now, someone in my family has told me that I need to play 40k.  Seriously.  First time was my uncle, back when I was moving home.  Now, my brother has said the same thing,  But hey, I am now able to impart my gaming wisdom (and considerable library) to him.

So anywho, I intend to actually start assembling, painting, and playing once I get my house.  We shall see what I can do in the mean time...