EPIC: Ghallamore Cleansing Daemon Incursion List

Mmmm daemon-ey!

Mmmm daemon-ey!

Hi guys,

Just a quick post – I have recently updated the NetEA list I have been working on, the Ghallamore Cleansing Daemon Incursion list. It aims to represent an EPIC army composed entirely of Daemons, without relying on Chaos Space Marines, Cultists, or Daemon Engines. It is still a long way from balanced or finished, but please have a read and let me know what you think.

Click here: Ghallamore Incursion 2.9

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I am not dead…

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Hi guys,

Apologies for the posting slow down, I have been pretty ill recently and work has been piling up massively as I come towards the end of my PhD. I am back home for the summer now, so expect blogging to pick up a little, with the Lost and the Damned tactica needing to be finished off and complete army pictures of my EPIC Imperial Guard to come.

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BFG: Calixis Sector Campaign Turn 4 Pics!

Hi guys,

I know I said I had deleted all the pics of this campaign accidentally from my phone, but luckily one of the players (Tom L) had managed to snap a couple so here they are:

The Ork fleet goes for a pincer movement on the Chaos fleet, unluckily catching a solar flare at a critical moment

The Ork fleet goes for a pincer movement on the Chaos fleet, unluckily catching a solar flare at a critical moment

Ork pincer 2

Ork pincer 2

Sadly the laying of a blast marker on every ship stripped the Orks of their shields, leavign the left pincer weakened agaisnt a focused Chaos attack

Sadly the laying of a blast marker on every ship stripped the Orks of their shields, leaving the left pincer weakened against a focused Chaos attack

The Chaos fleet responds with a co-ordinated attack on the left Ork pincer, helped by a timely radiation burst causing some of the Orks to flee (reduced to Ld 1)

The Chaos fleet responds with a co-ordinated attack on the left Ork pincer, helped by a timely radiation burst causing some of the Orks to flee (reduced to Ld 1)

Meanwhile on the other board, Mike J's Hulk makes its first appearance in the campaign

Meanwhile on the other board, Mike J’s Hulk makes its first appearance in the campaign

The Imperials respond by deploying some Light Cruisers and a Battleship for the first time - Tom L was new to the game and eager to try out all the ship types available

The Imperials respond by deploying some Light Cruisers and a Battleship for the first time – Tom L was new to the game and eager to try out all the ship types available

The Imperial go for a pincer attack too

The Imperial go for a pincer attack too

Retribution Class Battleship

Retribution Class Battleship

The Hulk is surrounded in a nimbus of coruscating fire from three Imperial ships and is reduced to half its starting damage!

The Hulk is surrounded in a nimbus of coruscating fire from three Imperial ships and is reduced to half its starting damage!

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Check out – Gonzo History’s “The Weight of History in Warhammer 40,000″

Cathedrals in space!

Cathedrals in space!

Hi guys,

Just a signpost to a cool little article from Gonzo History blog about the “weight” of history in 40k, and its comparison to other sci-fi works

Go have a look here, and check out the rest of the blog while you are at it!

I have managed to grab some pictures of the last campaign week taken by a friend so those should be making an appearance soon too.

Thanks

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BFG: Calixis Sector Campaign Turn 4

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Nom nom nom

Unfortunately, all of the pictures I took of these two games were eaten by the ‘Nids that inhabit my camera…

Sorry guys!

It was a close fought pair of games with Tom L’s Imperials facing off against Mike J’s Ork Hulk ‘n’ Rok list – Tom managed to get the Hulk within one point of half damage and seemed to have fun trying out an Imperial battleship for the first time. One the other board, Ben B took adavantage of a lucky Solar Flare and Rad burst to dismember Mike B’s Orkish pincer movement.

The campaign seems to have been a success with two new players both picking the game up and seeming to enjoy it. I would like to run another in maybe six months or so and see if the games are just as good.

Thanks for following along guys!

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BFG: Calixis Sector Campaign Turn 3

Hi guys,

Turn 3

Turn 3

After a week break (I was at a conference) the BFG campaign at my local club kicks off again with two more complicated scenarios. The first, pitting the Ork Rok fleet against the Chaos fleet, was the simple matter of performing a lobotomy on the brain of William, the psychic void whale of Iocanthus, where players had to first find the beast before killing it, moving a transport into contact with it and then off the board, while the second was the childs play of threading their way through a web of asteroid belts and automated defences to escape through a rarely used warp jump point. Please click on the “Continue Reading” to catch the rest of the battle!

Table 1 with asteroid belts and automated defences

Table 1 with asteroid belts and automated defences

The Ork fleet

The Ork fleet

 

Continue reading

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Forgeworld and BFG Redux

Picard gets it...

Picard gets it…

Buried in a recent post on some 40k sized Forgeworld rumours posted here on BoLS, was this little nugget of information:

– FW would love to do BFG again…but its a long way off and definitely an if.

Just a thought:

If Forgeworld loved BFG so much, why on earth did they can it in the first place?

It is not as if it will have been taking up vast amounts of resources cranking out the few BFG models being ordered, not as if the few packs of BFG that would have needed to be in stock would have taken up huge amounts of warehouse space, and not as if the community were expecting or clamouring for vast swathes of new models either.

Annoyingly, all they have done is remove the very last vestige of support for an excellent game for no reason beyond neatness!

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BFG: Calixis Sector Campaign Turn 2

Turn 2 guys!

Turn 2

Turn 2

Second turn of my local clubs mini-BFG campaign and the Renegades and Orks once again clashed over the same planets of the Calixis Sector – the Renegades mounting an abortive push against the sector capital of Scintilla, while  the Orks managed to wrest the mining planet of Luggnum from the control of the Renegades. The ork victory meant that the planet switched control. Lots of pictures this week!

The Imperials deploy around Scintilla hoping to stop the Ork fleet making into the inner biosphere of the system

The Imperials deploy around Scintilla hoping to stop the Ork fleet making into the inner biosphere of the system

An Imperial Overlord and Gothic drift closer to the Debris Field, waiting for the reported Ork fleet to arrive

An Imperial Overlord and Gothic drift closer to the Debris Field, waiting for the reported Ork fleet to arrive

While over on the other board, the Chaos fleet hopes to destroy the Ork landing forces convoy before they can reach the system

While over on the other board, the Chaos fleet hopes to destroy the Ork landing forces convoy before they can reach the system

The Roks arrive - greeted by the looming presence of an Imperial Battlecruiser

The Roks arrive – greeted by the looming presence of an Imperial Battlecruiser

Ah pre-measuring :D

Ah pre-measuring :D

A solar flare streaks across the mercurial zone battlefield

A solar flare streaks across the mercurial zone battlefield

The Ork Convoy and the Ork fleet escorting it appears, driving into the board and launching some pre-emptive torpedoes

The Ork Convoy and the Ork fleet escorting it appears, driving into the board and launching some pre-emptive torpedoes

The Overlord opens fire, scoring hits on the Roks

The Overlord opens fire, scoring hits on the Roks

The Gothic (with the third shield won in the last game) crumples and is crippled under heavy firepower from the Roks

The Gothic (with the third shield won in the last game) crumples and is crippled under heavy firepower from the Roks

On the other table, the Chaos Cruiser rides over the Ork torpedoes, taking one point of damage

On the other table, the Chaos Cruiser rides over the Ork torpedoes, taking one point of damage

The Chaos fleet flanks left

The Chaos fleet flanks left

The Imperials split, each cruiser targetting a different group of roks

The Imperials split, each cruiser targetting a different group of roks

The Ork transport convoy pushes ahead into the middle of the board

The Ork transport convoy pushes ahead into the middle of the board

While the Overlord continues to reap a toll on the Orks

While the Overlord continues to reap a toll on the Orks

The improved Gothic dies, and the Swords move up to take its place

The improved Gothic dies, and the Swords move up to take its place

The Chaos Repulsive blows chunks out of the Ork escorts

The Chaos Repulsive blows chunks out of the Ork escorts

While another cruiser curves round behind the transport convoy

While another cruiser curves round behind the transport convoy

The Repulsive is caught by some Ork Heavy Gunz, taking heavy damage

The Repulsive is caught by some Ork Heavy Gunz, taking heavy damage

The Roks make short work of the Swords and power for the edge of the board

The Roks make short work of the Swords and power for the edge of the board

The Overlord finishes off the middle group of Roks in reply and begins a long stern chase after the other group

The Overlord finishes off the middle group of Roks in reply and begins a long stern chase after the other group

On the other board, the Orks do serious damage to the Chaos fleet

On the other board, the Orks do serious damage to the Chaos fleet

While the escorts and transports run for the board edge

While the escorts and transports run for the board edge

The Imperial defences take some shots at the racing Orks - only to get torpedoes in return

The Imperial defences take some shots at the racing Orks – only to get torpedoes in return

The Orks escape

The Orks escape

The Imperial vs. Rok game came to a strong Ork victory in the end, with most of the Roks making it off the board. With this victory, Mike the Ork Warlord, won a refit for his Big Mek’s Rok – they decided to build Killa Kans to help with the reloading of ordnance. The Ork vs. Chaos game was much closer – 408VP’s to 393VP’s – only 15 victory points giving the Ork fleet the win. As a reward the Terror Ship in the Ork fleet received Mad Bommerz – meaning that instead of rolling D3 attack runs, the Fighta-Bommas will make D6 attack runs – very nasty!

Current campaign score is 19 to the Renegades and 22 to the Orks.

 

I hope everyone is enjoying these little reports / pictures – feel free to leave a comment!

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BFG: Calixis Sector Campaign Turn 1

Hi guys!

So the first week of our little BFG campaign kicked off last night with two closely fought games. Each teams picked their controlled planets (we somehow managed to muck this up and not evenly divide the planets – so the planet Settlement 228 has magically rebelled and joined the Renegade side over night…) before deciding where they would be attacking that turn – the Renegades launching an attack on the sector capital of Scintilla, while the Orks attacked toward the mining planet of Luggnum.

Turn 1

Turn 1

It was the first ever game of BFG for two of the players, so we just played a small 500pt Cruiser Clash overLuggnum, while the other two played a 1000pt Planetary Assault scenario over Scintilla. Victory went to the defenders in both cases – meaning the map remained unchanged.

The beginner Ork and Imperial fleets clash over the planet of Luggnum

The beginner Ork and Imperial fleets clash over the planet of Luggnum

While on the other board, a Chaos fleet attempts to break through the Ork defences on Scintilla

While on the other board, a Chaos fleet attempts to break through the Ork defences on Scintilla

The Chaos fleet was led by the Thousand Sons, while the Orks had assembled a fleet full of Roks

The Chaos fleet was led by the Thousand Sons, while the Orks had assembled a fleet full of Roks

The minefield the Orks had set up proved particularly troublesome!

The minefield the Orks had set up proved particularly troublesome!

Mike, the Ork player, has a fleet entirely made up of Roks for this campaign

Mike, the Ork player, has a fleet entirely made up of Roks for this campaign

Close in action sees the Chaos fleet struggle with the Orks resilience

Close in action sees the Chaos fleet struggle with the Orks resilience

While on the other table the Imperials manage to destroy all the Orks apart from a single damaged Kill Kroozer, while the Imperials are left with a damaged Dictator and a single Sword

While on the other table the Imperials manage to destroy all the Orks apart from a single damaged Kill Kroozer, while the Imperials are left with a damaged Dictator and a single Sword

So with victory to the Orks over Scintilla and victory to the Imperials over Luggnum, the map stays as it is, with each side maintaining control over their current planets. However victory did earn the victorious commanders some additional benefits – an additional shield generator for an Imperial Gothic class cruiser, while the Ork Meks rigged up some Grot shaped targetters on the Warlord’s Rok – while the planets controlled produced campaign points for each side meaning that the two teams are currently drawn – Orks with 19 points (18 planets controlled, +1 for a victory) against the Renegades 19 points (18 planets controlled, +1 for a victory).

Next week the opponents are being switched to allow the newbie players to play against the ones that have played before at 750pts!

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The Calixis Sector – BFG Campaign Report 1

Hi guys!

I attend a local war-gaming club called Warforge near to where I live and will be running a BFG campaign there over the next four weeks.

Campaign Map

Campaign Map

We will be playing across the map above – shamelessly looted from the Fantasy Flight Games / Dark Heresy and tinkered with to make it a little  more playable – with four players plus me. There are two teams, one with two Ork players, the other with a Chaos fleet and an Imperial fleet, which will fight two games per week.

I will keep you guys updated with pics / snippets throughout the next four weeks.

Thanks,

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