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BATREP – Thousand Sons vs. Maelstrom Beserkers Fleet 2

Welcome back to the third and last post of this BFG game between my Beserker fleet and Ben’s Thousand Sons fleet – a classic fluffy match up!

In response, I race the fleet forward, skirting the planet that had originally hidden Ben's fleet

In response, I race the fleet forward, skirting the planet that had originally hidden Ben’s fleet

I turn, following up behind Ben's fleet and hoping to run them down

I turn, following up behind Ben’s fleet and hoping to run them down

Ben continues try to turn and catch up with me, taking a few long range potshots as he out-ranges me

Ben continues try to turn and catch up with me, taking a few long range potshots as he out-ranges me

I catch up, slinging my light cruisers into the rear arc of the Repulsive

I catch up, slinging my light cruisers into the rear arc of the Repulsive

Ben fires back at short-ish range, while the light Cruisers keep up the harassment

Ben fires back at short-ish range, while the light Cruisers keep up the harassment

Springing the trap after riding out the storm of fire my cruisers pounce on Ben's ships unleashing torpedoes and boarding

Springing the trap after riding out the storm of fire my cruisers pounce on Ben’s ships unleashing torpedoes and boarding

One light cruiser goes for the damaged full cruiser while a Slaughter goes for the damaged Repulsive

One light cruiser goes for the damaged full cruiser while a Slaughter goes for the damaged Repulsive

Both are reduced to hulks (Mark of Khorne rocks!) and continue drifting away, effectively sealing the game for me

Both are reduced to hulks (Mark of Khorne rocks!) and continue drifting away, effectively sealing the game for me and Ben’s cruisers continue to move off

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BATREP – Thousand Sons vs. Maelstrom Beserkers Fleet 1

Ok, second post.

My fleet swiftly swings round the planet, aiming to quickly close on the lone Devastation

My fleet swiftly swings round the planet, aiming to quickly close on the lone Devastation

Ben responds by trying to turn his fleet to respond to my move

Ben responds by trying to turn his fleet to respond to my move

Two blue and gold Slaughter class cruisers

Two blue and gold Slaughter class cruisers

In my turn, the trap is sprung, with my fleet ganging up on the lone Devastation in a massive boarding action

In my turn, the trap is sprung, with my fleet ganging up on the lone Devastation in a massive boarding action

Reducing the Devastation to a hulk, the fleet sweeps past

Reducing the Devastation to a hulk, the fleet sweeps past

Repulsive Grand Cruiser

Repulsive Grand Cruiser

Having dealt with an enemy cruiser the fleet aims for a gap in the asteroid belt

Having dealt with an enemy cruiser the fleet aims for a gap in the asteroid belt

While Ben is still turning his fleet, avoiding the board edge, to try and catch my fleet in the rear

While Ben is still turning his fleet, avoiding the board edge, to try and catch my fleet in the rear

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BATREP – Thousand Sons vs. Maelstrom Beserkers Fleet

Hi guys,

First apologies, I have been bad and not been posting much. I know, I know, but real life has been turning the screws recently and thesis work has been ramping up.

Still, as an apology I offer you loads of pictures from my most recent game of BFG, possibly split across two posts. My friend Ben came over to play his newly painted / built Thousand Sons fleet, using the Chaos fleet list from the rulebook, while I decided to play with my new, but unpainted, Maelstrom fleet list. My fleet contained a Devastation (the Styx model stood in for it), two Slaughter Class Cruisers with Mark of Khorne, and three light cruisers from the Book of Nemesis – two Heretic class with Mark of Khorne and one Schismatic. The fleet relies on speed and manueverability to get in range to unleash firepower at close range before attempting to board the enemy.

The board lay-out

The board lay-out

My fleet - yes it is unpainted, and yes that is a Styx not a Devastation...

My fleet – yes it is unpainted, and yes that is a Styx not a Devastation…

Ben's fleet - I will try and get a list from him soon

Ben’s fleet – I will try and get a list from him soon

I get first turn and use it to bring my fleet towards the large yellow planet, planning on swinging round it and flanking Ben

I get first turn and use it to bring my fleet towards the large yellow planet, planning on swinging round it and flanking Ben

Two Slaughters in Ben's fleet

Two Slaughters in Ben’s fleet

Keeping my ships deliberately close to better utilise the short ranged batteries and to protect the weaker light cruisers

Keeping my ships deliberately close to better utilise the short ranged batteries and to protect the weaker light cruisers

Ben's first turn - he turns most of his fleet away from mine and towards the board edge, possibly to try and use his longer range

Ben’s first turn – he turns most of his fleet away from mine and towards the board edge, possibly to try and use his longer range

He also moves his Devastation off by itself hoping to set up some kind of crossfire - but to the hungry hungry beserkers of my fleet it looks like easy prey...

He also moves his Devastation off by itself hoping to set up some kind of crossfire – but to the hungry hungry beserkers of my fleet it looks like easy prey…

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Looking forward to 2014…

Having gotten the reminiscing out of the way, here is what I plan to get done over the next year:

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Blog wise

Finish the EPIC Eldar army pics – 1 more post to go

Do EPIC Imperial Guard army pics

Finish the Lost and the Damned Tactica series – Daemon Engines and Air Support still to go

Get full Army / Fleet pics up for those that do not have them

Do more Daemon World playtesting / battle reports

 

Time to get painting!

Time to get painting!

Painting wise

Finish painting my EPIC Dark Angels

Finish painting my Necromunda gangs – Delaque, Pit Slaves, Escher, Redemptionist figures

Paint a 40k Army – probably Steel Legion

Finish off my Rogue Trader fleet – its composition has changed significantly since the last time it featured here

Paint up the remaining BFG models to match their fleets – Ork capital ships, Imperial light cruisers etc

Paint BFG Maelstrom and Bastion Fleets

 

The original Mighty Empires

The original Mighty Empires

Hobby wise

Convert a 1,000pt-ish Dark Eldar and Tyranid fleet for BFG from 40k bits

Organise all the Inquisition models I have into a coherent force

Work out how the original WHFB Mighty Empires works

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Looking back on 2013

This blog has been running for almost two years now, which I far longer than I had hoped for it to last. This year has been pretty tumultuous, both in the mini-wargaming world, and in terms of my “real” work.

A quick run down of the hobby happenings of this past year on here:

The biggest thing to happen was the breaking of the news of Specialist Games, both GW and FW, being pulled – which saw my blog stats go completely mental with 3000+ views per day. Luckily the withdrawal, apart from sending eBay BFG prices skyrocketing, has not had too much of an impact on my hobby or the hobby generally. With new manufacturers like Exodus Wars, Troublemaker Games, and DRM, the loss of GW stuff has not been too big of a blow.

I have managed to finish painting:

Gothic Imperial Navy Fleet

Gothic Imperial Navy Fleet

A 3,000pt Imperial Navy fleet using the Gothic Sector list.

Titans

Titans

A 7,500pt EPIC Titan Legions – This still needs tarting up with fancier bases, detail painting, and legion banners. Plus I have an Emperor Titan to add to the force.

My new posse

My new posse

A small Legends of the Old West Cavalry Posse.

Some of my WiP Epic Dark Angels

Some of my WiP Epic Dark Angels

I have also begun painting my EPIC Dark Angels, which I now have undercoated and base coloured.

Slightly less done than last year, but I think that is excusable given the work circumstance!

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Steel Legion

Steel Legion

On the non-painting side of the hobby things have been a little different – the main thing being that I have gotten in 40k in a big way, collecting essentially three armies – Steel Legion, Sisters of Battle, and an Inquisition force – each of around 3,000pts.

I have also played my first ever game of Space Hulk, and picked up the amount of BFG, Necromunda, and Inquisimunda I have been playing. Sadly this means that Warhammer Fantasy and EPIC have taken a bit of a back seat, but I have still managed to get in a game or two.

Modelling wise, things have been relatively slow as well.

My work top

My work top

I have finished putting together a Bastion Imperial Navy Fleet (2,500pts) and a Chaos Maelstrom Fleet (1,500pts), but both now need painting etc.

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