Sunday, October 22, 2017

Recap 'Dam' battle

IMPERIAL:

The animal wasn't completely mindless.  He could follow basic instructions from his handler with regularity. He wasn't the largest of the pack, or the strongest, but was only lucky enough to be chosen for this mission.  His brothers and sisters had been mostly anihilated by the chaos scum his masters were warring with, and this was not new to his sensibilities.  He had hundreds of siblings at their disposal and they would use them up for their wars.  The wolves themselves could do nothing but comply and were happy to.
He had been tasked with his brother to seek out an explosive and return to lead his masters to it.  It was supposed to be a group effort, but these things happen sometimes on the field of battle.  It ended up that they were the only two beasts left and now they were combing the structure for the glory of their late masters.  The other humans in this complex were pitiful creatures.  He had torn out three of their throats already in his exploring and it seems that the rest had learned to be out of the great wolf's way when he was around.  A blind corner was coming up and he could smell the ancient thermite of his target.  No one would get in its way as he rounded the corner and sniffed around his target.  A silence almost echoed in the hallway then, and the beast sniffed at the air and checked its surroundings and........ nothing.  He turned back to the task and gave a long howl for his masters to come find him. Just then one of the manlings stumbled around the corner with blood coming from a severed limb.  The wolf stepped up onto the machine to give battle and.................. bright light everywhere.


The space wolf commander was punishing the servants of the chaos scum.  The old enemy the Night Lords had come out of nowhere, and that meant that his mission to collapse the dam was a critical one indeed.  The wolves that had been sent in to find the relic,  had not been heard from in some time, and he was getting ready to send in actual troops to locate the device when the ground shook.  There was a flash that blinded out all the sensors.  All he saw was a tremendous wall of water coming down on him from the sky.  Hunh, he thought. The wolf must have set it off.  The Nth chapter marines had informed him just that morning of the device, but failed to tell him of the trigger on it.  He assumed that it would be complicated, but it seemed that was the wrong assumption, and it was too late now to worry about it.  He closed his eyes and welcomed the site of the glorious gates of Valhalla in front of him.


Soooo.......  turns out that the imperials win the game on a play where a wolf hits the destruct button on an explosive device that was put there by the Nth raptors after traveling back in time and planting the device before the dam was built.  Crazy weekend.


Chaos:

This had to be the most frustrating battle he had ever been in.  Ezekiel Abbadon was back in his star chambers on board his ship after the debacle at the dam.  The process of information had been tainted in some way.  None of his orders were being received correctly and the information that he was scrying seemed to be tainted as well.  It was frustrating that the second artifact couldn't be activated.  They had recovered it and that was a good thing, but he should have been able to complete the task.  It seemed that the presence of the Nth chapter was more of an annoyance that it first appeared and he would have to do something about that in the future.  The future...............  He couldn't put his finger on what was bothering him about the future, but there was something nonetheless.  No sense worrying about it now though.  The reorganization process had begun and there was plenty of time to decipher what had gone wrong at the dam.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Recap round 1

The wind was blowing on his face as he surveyed the lost battlefield.  How could he have misjudged the situation so badly?  The battles had been set up pretty straightforward all across this forsaken moon.
AB716 had been sanctioned for battle at the highest level. He, Silus Kiel, had been personally chosen by the Lords of Terra, to prosecute this planet to the fullest extent with the forces in this sector.  This was the 16th moon of a failed system once called Mercia.  The planet had destroyed itself for some reason Silus wasn't privy to. This moon was rich in minerals and ore that the imperium needed.  It was also a hub for the forsaken powers.  Chaos had shown great interest in this place and the imperium wanted to know why. His librarians had farscryed all of this to be true. But now......

Many factions had been placed under his command. More than several Astates brother chapters, as well as the might of several titan legions and many factions of the Ministorum all were assembled without any issues. Scans of the planet had shown significant signs of the ruinous powers in different zones across the planet.  Plans were made and put into action.  The blockade around the moon had been breached. The planet fall had been successful.  He had troops on the ground without much ado, but there was an error made at some point.  He just couldn't see exactly what...... yet?

The ruinous powers were in all of the normal areas except for one very barren spot.  Scans showed radioactive deposits at the site, but not much else.  So what was chaos doing at that particular spot?  Halfway through the battles across the map there seemed to be a witch power jumping over the planet.  Chaos was inspired by this and then the Night Lords defeated his brothers the Flesh Terrors in a decisive route.  After that event, warp storms surged across the moons surface and chaos reigned.

He heard the footsteps behind him and turned as his librarian walked up to him.  "My lord, I am sorry that I could not foresee this ahead of time.  Something was blocking my vision to the past events but it is clear now."  "Our enemy was looking for an artifact, not ore in that spot.  It seems that they have succeeded."  The captain was taken aback at these words.  How could this have been missed?  "Do you have clarity now, brother?" He asked.  "Yes my lord, this haze will not cloud my vision again," was the response from the mystic.

It was hard to have faith at this point.  This had been a disaster so far, but there was always faith in the imperium.  "Make sure that you keep me informed of any other clouded visions that you and your brothers are having", he told him.  "This was a great loss at this point of the war, but not all is lost, have faith in the god emperor of mankind and your chapter."

Good words, he said to himself.  Unfortunately they might only be words.  After this bout with the enemy.............. Chaos ascends.

CHAOS

The storm was blowing in his face and had the tinge of the warp on it.  Ezykyle smiled, the lapdogs of the dead god were on the run and the first of the artifacts was recovered.  He had been tasked this mission by none other than Abaddon himself for this mission, and he wasn't about to fail.  He needed to recover 3 artifacts from within this moon, so that he could unleash one of the most powerful chaos warlords across this sector and therefore be one step closer to terra.

He had many factions at his disposal.  All 4 of the ruinous powers were being focused on this spot and it was his hand that was directing them.  There was also more than a bit of warp creatures at his disposal.  The last meeting he had with the leaders of these factions had almost fallen apart and created infighting, but his heavy hand had reformed them all.

The final victory was from the hands of the Night Lords.  The crushing that they had put upon the Flesh Terrors was defining, but little did they know that it was his defeat of the ultra marines that had started the downfall of the imperial lap dogs.  They now had the artifact in their possession and were loath to deliver it to him, but no matter.  He didn't need it in front of him for use anyway, and what was the point of sending them into a civil war for it.  It would probably end up in the hands of the Tzeenchy followers anyway.  None of this really concerned him, just that they had it was most important.

Now for the second artifact.  He sent word to his sorcerers to scry for it immediately.  This was a good day, the blood was still dripping from his mighty sword and the screams were still fresh in his ears. Chaos ascends!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Battle for the water way

The ultra marines and nurgle went at it last night.  Winner: ultra marines. Loser: nurgle, 100pwrlvl ea.

I have to say that I lost this one because of distractions off game.  Allow me a bit of whining (it is my blog after all). Trying to carry 3 conversations, show someone to paint, and teach someone to play 40k, will not allow you to focus fully on the game thus missing the crucial move you need to make so you are not completely out of position later.  Ok, enough whining.

This game was about nurgle pooping in the river and spoiling the water.  This particular game had 2 storylines on it.  My game was after nurgle had already defiled the water and the ultra marines were bringing retribution.  The other game was tim's nth marines going back in time and beating joe to the actual nurgle water pooping.  I'm not sure the outcome of that game yet, but the ultra marines brought the retribution in mass.  The centurion firepower is really silly.  Not that everything in this edition is silly as well, but Bill really took it to me with mass firepower.

Here's the Picts.





































Awesome models

Last night, my friend Bill and I played and......  yeah he beat me, but his stuff looks so good that it didn't matter.  Finally after all of these years, I got him to pose some of them for a photo shoot.  Enjoy ( I know I have for years.)









Thursday, August 24, 2017

Battle report Nurgle vs templars

Unfortunately, my first real campaign game was a loss to the










































templars in six rounds.  We were playing city fight and we were at 75pl each.  Turn 1 had the death guard helbrute charge across the field and try to damage a rhino.  Whiff whiff, and on to his turn.  Oh yeah, my sorcerer boxcarded and gave himself 2 mortal wounds,  The power made my helbrute harder to shoot at.

He struck from the skies with jump troops and teleported in with terminators.  Killed the sorcerer in hth.

Then we deployed from the rhinos and charged into his troops.  Pretty squishy for him but not that bad.  I ended up with one squad in the building.

He charged in more guys and the assault swamp was on.  Beating on each other for the next 3 turns.

He pretty much chewed me up as the game went on, and then we split up to take the buildings.  There was a rush for building #3 and he won it.

Templars 4, nurgle 2