Showing posts from September, 2018

Driving Space Ships - Sinking the Trump

I got to play in a multiplayer game of Full Thrust. We played with a few modifications the main ones were that hull and armour boxes took two damage to disable and that missiles only did 2 beam dice damage. We were also playing with vector movement. I got to play on the side of the Glorious Chinese Empire who were conducting a Pearl Harbour style attack on an American Empire repair facility. The Chinese objective was to sink the American battleship which was in for repairs after an earlier battle. The American repair base was hidden in some asteroids so you couldn't just make a high speed straight line run. So with great cunning the Chinese plans were hatched. Operation "lets make America obedient again" was on.  Here is an overview of the areas of the operations. The Chinese squadrons are arriving from the bottom of the map. The American repair base with docked battleship is in the middle with a nearby fuel tender.  The American defense commander, who looks a

The Arms Race is on again

After playing the Marines again, I realised just how fragile Marines are. They can't go toe to toe with many 40K armies in a straight up shootout so they need to be handled carefully. They are a toolbox army, they can move a bit shoot a bit and fight a bit but are not really good at anything compared to the standouts in one field. After playing Alan and seeing how good the Primaris and especially the Hell Blasters are I broke my first theme rule for the Executioners and I am getting some of my own. Originally, I had thought that my chapter would be unlikely to have been allocated Primaris after they were on the losing side of the Badab War and had to undertake a 100 year penitent crusade. Given that the timeline has bumped forwards 300 years or so from the end of the Badab War and the Executioners came out of the war with their base intact. So given the desperate straights of the Imperium and 200 years to rebuild, I decided that the Executioners could get some of the Primaris a

40K using the Kill team turn sequence

Last weekend Alan and I played a 1500 point game of 40K. We used the turn sequence from Kill Team to try out a more interactive game rather than the completely separate normal 40K turn sequence. I took my Executioners marines, using the Black Templar chapter tactics and Alan used his Doom Farers using the Imperial Fist tactic. We were playing the Relic Scenario and the deployment was lengthwise, the Executioners are on the left and the Doom Farers are on the right. Alan moved first so pushed his Rhino over the objective. You can see Alan's clump of Hellblasters, supported by the captain, lieutenant and  ancient. They open the shooting phase and 5 of my tactical marines died to the opening volley.  Here is my other Rhino, trying to sneak round the forest and set up a pincer movement.   Here is the clump of Doom Farers there are some intercessors protecting the rear and some tactical marines in the ruin on the right.  In Turn two the Doom Farers move first, two

Last days - underground bunker

Supreme Commander Servalan led her crew into an underground Federation facility looking to find off planet communications to the Federation or parts for the damaged pursuit ship. Like many black projects within the Federation the researchers had been working on new bio weapons, population control and genetic enhancement projects. Based on the state of the population, something had gone badly wrong and some kind of phage had mutated the population and driven them berserk. This was obviously the work of anti Federation terrorists and saboteurs trying to bring down the Federation. Alan and I played another game of Last Days, this time we played the Massacre Site scenario. This involved finding some former survivors who had recently turned into zombies. We used my Necromunda tiles and the Death Ray Design walls to make the underground base. Alan was using an eclectic collection of models for his gang. A former outlaw biker and some exotic dancers a former emergency worker in his un