Sunday, 27 January 2019

Palaeo Diet AAR

We playtested the rules of Palaeo Diet from Ganesha Games today.

I have had the rules now for some time but never taken the time to get a game in. But it turns out it was really fun.

I press-ganged two members of the club and together we tried it out. Rather quickly we got the hangs of the basics and this is definitely a game we will play more of.

The two players were given three hunters each and six oryxes were placed on the table.

I gave the players the mission to kill three of the oryxes for a successfully hunt.
And the hunter managed to do this.

It was a real fun game with interesting gameplay and how the animals behaved and so on.
I can recommend it.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Solar Auxilia Aurox, 30k

Here we have a small Aurox for my Solar Auxilia force in Horus Heresy, 30k
Its equal to Rhino rulewise, some minor details.
But I really dont like the looks of it... Its so full of dumb technical designs, even dumber then the Imperial vehicles in general...

But I wanted to have the option to field one for a small squad as it is so much cheaper then an Dracosan pointwise.

I added a small radio antenna (that hardly can be seen on the pictures Im afraid as the vehicle is so dark) and made some smaller adjustments for the pintlemounted weapon and how it is attached on the hull.
I drilled a small hole at the top of the tank and added a small pin on the underside of weapon to easily be able to change the weaponry later on.

I painted it in my Solar Auxilia, dark green with white recognition markings. Inspired of the Russians at the later stages of WW2.

(click on the pictures to get a larger one)

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Death Korps Atlas Engineering vehicle

I had this idea of an engineering vehicle for a couple of years now so it feels nice to finally have the model built up and painted.

It is losly based on the Ingenjörsbandvagn 120 or AEV 3 Kodiak but on an Leman Russ chassi. 
I had bought an toy on the market that I cut to pieces and attached with 

Rulewise I will use it as an Atlas recovery vehicle.

I kept the Volvo logo as I wanted to show the original parts. The idea is that they used parts of an ancient Volvo STC and attached it on an Leman Russ.

An holy saint in copper for extra protection..

Here with her sister vehicle Ive made earlier.

And here under is some wip pictures from the building.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

40k AAR: Imperium vs Chaos

We had a two vs two game of 40k yesterday.
My Death Korps of Krieg would join forces with an Vostroyans and Blood Angels.
We were tasked to assault an Chaos infested city held by Death Guard traitor marines and traitor Imperial Guard elements.

Besides this the city were also infested with smaller elements of zombie and genestealer warbands (acting as npc:s), this city really need the Imperial liberation.

An Grand Assault were ordered were wave after wave would be used to cleanse the city of enemies and secures six objectives. If we could not secure all six objectives it would be a victory for the traitor forces.

It was a really bloody game where wave after wave of imperial guard infantry were used to push against the opponents.
We managed secure one objective rather quickly but after that it was a struggle. Lacking any dedicated close combat units besides some rather heroic officers all the ruined building was a problem for taking out the enemy.

An enemy terminator squad in old Cataphracti pattern terminator armour made an all out counter assault and pushed deep into our back lines. They would be a constant problem and with the aid of an foul sorcerer that boosted their combat strength even further we tossed unit after units against them as we were given constant reserves and the life of an imperial soldier is gladly given for the greatness of the Imperium.
My Death Korps Marshal managed to cut the sorcerer down with a relic blade and the spell on the terminators ebbed out and the endless waves of mortals were taking their toll on the terminators, the last ones were finally cut down.
I tested out the Centaurs in 8th edition and with some luck and good use of cover they proven to be surprisingly resilient, saving the other forces under our command from lots of incoming fire.
In the end a warband of zombies ( an npc unit) had made a base on the rooftop with the last objective. I sent small battered squads of Death Korps at the building.
The Grenadiers were first into the building and were searching the second floor when the zombies left the rooftop and assaulted them. The Grenadiers manages to hold them back and were locked in a bitter fight for their life.
The Imperial forces were quick to respond.
An unit of Death Korps Engineers used grappling hooks (stratagem) and climbed the facade of the building. The rooftop was unprotected and the engineers managed to secure the last objective.
An victory for the Imperium. Huzza...