Sunday, 17 April 2016

Valhallan Heavy Bolter Team

Those of you who've had the misfortune to have been following my blog from the Early Days will remember that it started out as a 40K blog.  Indeed Palladian Guard is the name for my beloved 40K army.  But I soon decided that Warhammer wasn't really for me any more.  The game was getting silly (and expensive) - but I still cherished a lingering love for my first wargame.  After some successful patrol clash games, I sold most of my tanks and just kept a 1,000pt all-infantry force.  To be honest, there's been so much historical wargaming going on since then that I've not played a game of 40K in over a year.

We are, however, very irreverent when it comes to rules.  We pick and choose what we like - for instance we still play Third Edition rules because those are our favourite set.  We loved Inquisitor, and we also love Necromunda - so we've decided to start an Inquisimunda game.

What's Inquisimunda?  Well, you make a squad of about 5-10 models.  No rules, restrictions or anything like that - as long as it's sensible by consensus.  Then, you use a made-up hash of 40K and Necromunda rules to fight a nice little skirmish game.

The beauty of this is that you can get some models of whatever army you like!  In my case, Valhallans:







I wanted to go for the 'not a step back or we shoot!' vibe, so I picked the wave green cuffs and facings of the NKVD, and swapped the heavy bolter for a Vickers Gun.  There we are!  A nice measured return to 40K.

My main effort is still preparing the Russo-Japanese War Supercampaign, which is due to start in May...

Thanks for reading,

Ed

12 comments:

  1. Excellent ! Nice to see you using the 72nd Army Group's badge backing as your spot colour there.

    And yes, it's the only way to play. I like to think that my games are just the same, if with a few more bodies on the table.

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    1. That's true, it's more of an attitude thing than physically the number of models you own I suppose.

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  2. Awesome! Love the vickers-style heavy bolter, looks great!

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    1. Thanks mate, glad you liked! I just had an old one lying around and thought it looked a bit more interesting...

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  3. Ohhh! That's it, I'm moving to the UK.
    I love your thinking Ed!

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    1. Haha great, I'll meet you at Heathrow! Thanks, I'll try and get some games up soon...

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  4. Nice to see you giving some of the old stuff some love. Inquisimunda is a fun game, just a shame none of my mates are interested in playing... :(

    (90's style red guns too! classic!)

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  5. Shame... perhaps we could somehow arrange for distance gaming? Is that a pipedream?

    (Glad you noticed! My favourite...)

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    1. I mean in some sort of participation supercampaign, rather than a single wargame

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    2. I'm game if you are, but, how would be my question? I'll think on it. You should too.

      Especially as I have a tasty nurgle band of misfits perfect for the task.

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