The sound of screams pierced the compartment as the landing ramp began to open. Standing ready with chain sword in hand, Captain Hills of the 9th Gallia Yeomanry stared at his men. How many would make it through today he wondered as he watched them perform their final checks. “Lads!” he bellowed. “And ladies!” came … Continue reading The Purging of Dontoria – narrative game
I like a skirmish game, particularly one that involves an intrepid band of warriors smashing into a different flavour of intrepid warriors, so I finally picked up Stargrave yesterday. I’ve had a brief glance at the book, and am liking what I’m seeing so far but haven’t really delved into the minutia of gameplay. That … Continue reading Starhammer 40Krave
An impromptu hobby session tonight led me to painting up a banner for my rogue trader. In a previous post (https://lasgunsandroses.wordpress.com/2021/01/29/kitbash-corner-colour-sergeant-kell/) I had put together a banner bearer to represent Colour Sergeant Kell when I intended to run the rogue trader as a ‘counts as’ Creed. Plans change and Kell fell by the wayside as … Continue reading Raise the Banner
Full of New Year vigour, I’m going to attempt to get more gaming done this year, which is a pretty low bar given how much was done last year, but never mind that. I prefer my games to have some form of a narrative element, and like most wargamers I dream of the ‘Campaign’, that … Continue reading Starting a Narrative Campaign
Here is my Rogue Trader Crusade list, ready to set forth into the unknown and remind the xenos species that their stuff actually belongs to the Imperium (for a modest finders fee of course…). Here are the models I have ready (mostly) for a 50 power level initial crusade force. Leading the expedition is an … Continue reading For the Emperor? A Rogue Trader Crusade Order of Battle
Back at the end of 2020 I wrote a post about my plans for getting my Imperial Guard painted up and playing some games of 40k and Kill Team in a narrative campaign https://lasgunsandroses.wordpress.com/2020/12/28/march-to-victory/. For a myriad of reasons this didn’t go according to plan (as usual…), however I’ve managed to get quite a few … Continue reading What’s the point of painting miniatures?
January has arrived and so our painting and gaming challenge begins. January’s aim A full combat patrol has been mustered, totalling 25 power and (I think) 497 points. With Creed and a platoon commander in there, I can throw out 4 orders per turn, and the psyker can provide some brain energy support. The scout … Continue reading And so it begins
Having successfully landed their troops somewhere in the city, our three intrepid kill teams kicked off the campaign with a three player battle. The mission to be played was 'Grab the Cache'. Orders appear to have been to recce the area and obtain supplies locally to support a forward fire base. The local conditions were … Continue reading Shadow War: Vogen – Round One