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Saturday 31 August 2013

INQ28 The Armoury

" & your sure that Briggs is held up in the armoury Bob" Inquisitor Capetillo asked the Kroot.
"Just as sure as I'm standing here next to you Inquisitor, he has two local hired scum with him to protect him but they would be no match for your boys" replied Bob.
" If your telling me the truth you'll be rewarded well, but be warned if this is any thing under handed there will
be no place you could hide that would keep you safe from my vengeance " Capetillo threaten.
" do you think I'd be that foolish as to cross the Inquisition ?" asked the Kroot in reply to Capetillo threats.

" I'll send Bror & Rouxinal in with you & Bror will be in charge so make sure you do exactly what he tells you" ordered Capetillo, Bror had been a big game hunter before he'd came to work for Capetillo & was the best shot the inquisitor had ever come across, Rouxinal was a servitor & would unbeknown to the Kroot enable Capetillo through a mind link be aware of everything that was happen.

Slowly using as much cover as they could they made their way towards the main building until they where close enough to sprint the last few yards to one of the doors (which they found to be unlocked) & quickly moved inside.
The lights inside where on which at this hour of the day Bror took to mean that there was also someone else in the building, but who that might be there was no way to know.
Brigg's had a lot of enemies & if he was hold up here then there was no telling who else might be here after him as well.

The room they where standing in seem like it was used for maintenance stuff & had tools & ladders stored in it as well as a small generator which was running in a corner to the left of the door they used to come in.
At the far end of the room was another door & in the wall over to the left just beyond the generator was a good size window.
 Bror order everyone to ready there weapons, while using the mine link I had Rouxinal head over to the window as to see if there was any sign of anyone moving about in the yard outside, with the cost been clear I got Rouxinal to shoot out the glass with his lasgun.

I'd noticed that across the yard there was another window in another room but as the view wasn't great from this angle I got Rouxinal to climb out & make his way over to the side of some big drums from where he might get a better look inside, while at the same time Bror & the Kroot headed out the door into a corridor.

Out in the corridor there was nothing of note so Bror sent Bob on towards the door at the end while he took  up a shooting stance beside a stanchion to give covering fire if it where need.
All was quite in the yard as Rouxinal made his way over to the drums where he had a clear view into the room, back inside the Kroot step through the door into a small area with 3 other doors leading out of it.

At this point we where unaware that some others who also wanted to get their hands on Briggs were silently making their way in from another side of the building.

From his vantage point over at the barrels Rouxinal could see some people moving about the room this was more then likely where Briggs was hold up, but with no way of letting the others know I had Rouxinel make his way over to a  an outside corner

Opening the door directly in front of him Bob found this to just lead into another corridor with no sign of anyone up a head, this left the other two & coming from the door on the right he could hear some kind of machine running this could be the room they where looking for.

 But before he'd a change to try to open it a shot rang out from behind him, Bror haven seen someone step in to the corridor at the very far end had opened fire
Outside pressed up against the wall Rouxinal.heard the shot from Bror's rifle which meant that however was in the room had probably heard it to & would most likely be distracted for a moment, so I had Rouxinal draw out his axe to smash the window & jump inside.

At the far end of the corridor two man burst into view one with a shotgun & the other armed with a flamer, the one with the shotgun let off a couple of rounds in Bror direction knocking him off his feet, while the one with the flamer aimed it at Bob turning his left arm into a fireball.
This cost ed the Kroot to drop his rifle as he tried rolling over his arm on the ground to put the flames out.

Taking advantage of the element of surprise Rouxinal made short of the two hired hands & closed in on Briggs, who was cowering behind some barrels.
Coming back to his feet Bror noticed that the Kroot was already back on his but had just backed into a corner, thing that he had lead them into a trap Bror put a manstopper round into him & watched as the Kroot smashed back into the wall before slowly sliding down to the floor.

No sooner had he done this when he felt as if the very blood in his veins was boiling, this is the last thing that Bror remembers of that night, as Rouxinal started to make his way back over to the window with Briggs in tow the door into the room smashed open & two figures rushed in.

I did of course recognise them, it was Inquisitor Hendelmann & his trusty side kick the mad Captain " this low life is hardly worth starting an inquisitional war over" I had Rouxinal say before getting him to end Briggs life by snapping his neck. 

With Briggs dead the two men backed out of the room & after a few minutes I had Rouxinal go out into the corridor to try to find Bror, stepping over the Kroot he made his way over to Bror giving him something from his madipack before picking him up & carrying him out into the night.

In the excitement at the end of the game I forgot to take pictures so sorry about that, anyway my thanks to Jamie for setting up the game & my thanks to Lenny aka Inquisitor Hendelmann.

Thanks for dropping in & please call back again.

Sunday 25 August 2013

How to table

A common problem for table top gamers is that their table at home is not big enough & this is not surprising really as a lot of games are played on a 6x4 table.

So unless your one of the lucky ones that have a gaming room that you can have a 6x4 table in it or have a unusually big table, you need away to make the table bigger.

My table at home measures 35.5 " x 71" which while spot on for length is a foot to narrow, to solve this problem a lot of players have a 6x4 sheet of MDF which they just sit on top of their table but not everyone has the space to store such a large sheet.

There is thankfully another answer to the problem & its called click flooring.

Make sure if you using the table at home for gaming that you cover it first no matter which way you go about using it, as a mark on the table can lead to a ban on using it again & worst.

The flooring I'm using here was about 15euros in B&Q for the pack & simply clicks together & once put together will stay that way so you don't have to worry about it coming apart mid game.

My playing area has now gone from 35"x 71" to 51"x77" which is now big enough to play most wargames on, also if your using a 6x4 gaming mat you'll have a little room around the edges so a model right at the edge won't be as likely to get knocked off.

Then when your game is finished just unclick the boards from one another.

Always take time & care when your putting the boards together & taking them apart not to damage the edges as this will stop them going together as well the next time yous use them.

Then simply put them back in their package & store them under the bed or out in the shed or where ever, but make sure its somewhere dry.

Thanks for dropping in & I hope you found this little post useful.

Tuesday 20 August 2013

More RED Scorpions

"If purity is our strength then we are indeed strong" Captain Ahab Commander of the Red Scorpions 6th company.
I've got a bit more done on the Scorpions & I really like the way this army is coming together in my mind fluff wise.
So first up I've got the leader of the army Captain Ahab.

As with the special weapon marine in the last post on the army I modelled him in such away that the shooting weapon can be swapped.

The back pack is all so removable so that he can have a jump pack if I decide to run him that way.

As is the base as I'll want to do the jump pack like in this link

Next we have Veteran Sergeant Haas

It is rumoured that veteran sergeants are to return in the new marine dex.

once again the shooting weapon is changeable.

As with some of the models in the first post on the Scorpions another first for me was a techmarine.

I gave him the full harness & this really is a beast of a model.

I'd done a iron priest a long time back but that hadn't a patch on this thing.
The second tactical squad above.& below with their rhino

Once again the special weapon is changeable

Here with a melta-gun

Here with a flamer

For the heavy weapon in this squad I went with a missile launcher

Part of the fluff of the Scorpions is that marines have to be able move effortlessly from one squad to another so to try to get this feeling into the army all special weapons & sergeants will be able to change their shooting weapon.

Also as part of the same plan the sergeants will not have squad markings to enable them to be moved a round from squad to squad to give a more flexible feel to the army.

Fall of Captain Ahab & the destruction of the 6th company

The following passage is taken from the book of prophesy, as for told by Librarian Ishmael

A great battle their will be with the forces of the blood god & on the 8th day all will feel & taste the warp like they have never done before, whit a tear in realty the likes of which is seldom seen the beasts of the warp shall pour forth.
Three times Captain Ahab will fall to the ground on this day unto his death the 3rd time, but from even this he shall rise & beckon then all, all save one will fallow.

Thanks for dropping in & keep an eye on the blog for more updates on the 6th company as I get more of it done for NWG.

Saturday 17 August 2013

A C.A.T in a Spacehulk

Mission Time 2.47
++ C.A.T.located at grid Omaga-three delta unable to upload date so will have to bring it back with me ++

Mission Time 2.51
++Picking up a lot of lifeforms moving into Omaga two dalta & Brava six orion sending in second squad to help with retraction proceed with caution squad leader ++

Mission Time 3.08
++ Can hear scouring up a head in the dark enemy contact imminent  Valencio, Deino check that room out on the left Zeal Goriel with me ++

Mission Time 3.22
++ Under attack from all sides brother Goriel down what is estimated link up time with squad Grideon ++

Mission Time 3.23
++Squad Gideon what is your current statues ++

Mission Time 325
++ Progress slower then expected area badly infected many enemy dead also have to be mindful not to get cut off from behind estimated link up time 13.48 minutes ++

Mission Time 3.29
++ Have cleared out a lot of the enemy & pushing ahead to link up point no further loss to report, brother Zeal has set one of the passage ways that the enemy where using to enter this section a light with his heavy flamer so should keep entry point blocked for awhile, brother Deino is covering the back door.++

Mission Time 3.33
++ All is going according to plan resistant minimal, can hear the sound from squad Gideon shooting now ++

Mission Time 3.36
++ Enemy pressure from behind building brothers Valencio & Deino standing fast to their duty very close to link up with squad Gideon. ++

Mission Time 3.38
++ Link up complete, can now divert to hold & retreat tactics E.T.A. for full withdrawal 3.51 ++

Mission time 3.42
++ Both squads now in sector  Brava six orion  now entering the final stages of the mission enemy forces multiplying rapidly, brothers Noctis & Scipio standing firm to keep the exit point open all other units in full retreat.

Mission Time 3.48
++ Brothers Noctis & Scipio are down both died a good space marine death may the blessed Emperor receive their souls ++

Mission time 3.51
++ Mission complete the C.A.T. & all remaining units now safely off the hulk ++

My thanks to Lenny (who'll be doing a report on theses games on his own blog so keep an eye on it)  for two very enjoyable games of spacehulk, also my thanks to Darragh as the style in which this battle report was done was inspired from a report on his blog

Thanks for dropping in I hope you enjoyed it & ye all come back now.