As promised, despite my change of blogging pace last week I have a nice little battle report to share with you good people. After a short hiatus in our 40K campaign, me and Ollie decided to get together and play a good old fashioned 40K game. We had all the old codexes and decided to make it an Oldhammer game - that is, Third Edition. This is less of a Battle Report and more of a picture compilation, just since it was so dynamic (read 'cuffed') and didn't really follow a structure.
|The gallant Marines defending the sanctity of the Emperor's church...|
The mission pitted the freshly-painted Storm Wolves Command Squad of Haakon Haakonsen against the men of 1 Platoon, 122 Company. It would be a Wave Defence scenario of our own devising - one super-elite squad, defending a terrain piece at one end of the board, and an endless horde of Guardsmen to attack them. The SMurfs had to hold out for 10 turns (equivalent of about 5-6 turns in a regular 40K game). Whenever I had a full squad of dead Guardsmen, I could bring them back on
The elite marines of Haakonsen's command squad have regrouped in a shattered church in a tiny Edethorian mining station. They are aided by some Palladian deserters, who have sworn revenge on the Imperial Guard that is trying to hunt them down.
The Palladians are led by the snooty Major Biblius - the Battalion commander, who has commandeered the company to lead it on this fools' errand (note - this allows me to play the 'bad guys', as it's not one of my named characters leading the platoon).