Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Red on Red on Red

The last big battle we had before Nurgle's Plague locked us in was a nice little Apocalypse battle: Blood Angels vs. Eldar vs. World Eaters. Three armies enter, one army wins!

Obviously, the battle was a total slugfest. The Blood Angles and World Eaters went straight at each other. This worked to the Eldar's advantage, but they took losses as well.
The fury of the World Eaters was something to behold, but charging headlong into two different armies was too much, even for them. They did score the most points for destroyed units, so Khorne is pleased.

The Blood Angles pair of Land Raiders, Stormraven and Knight allies were a handful, but the World Eaters wore them down and the Eldar Super Heavies took them out.

At the end of Turn Five, the Eldar had an unassailable lead, the Blood Angels only had a couple of units left, and the World Eaters had been wiped out. Eldar victory this day.

It was a great time for all. We do love the new Apocalypse rules, it truly is a excellent version of Epic, and I bet would play very nicely with 6mm figures. It would be really nice if 9th Edition of 40K took a similar turn structure. It makes the game so much more interactive, and removes the advantage of the first player. 

Next up: My World Eaters redone for 8th edition.

Stay Safe and Roll Some Dice
And Keep Proper Social Unit Cohesion

Thursday, March 26, 2020

New Blackstone Heroes

You can't have have a bunch  of new bad guys without some new good-ish guys. The four new PCs and their new friend add some nice variety to player choices. All are nice sculpts with great detail. Most went together with little issue, the Rogue Trader is a bit fiddly, and I was afraid I would break some parts, which I did not.

Speaking of which, Neyam Shai Murad makes a commanding figure, firing her ornate pistols.

Aradia Madellan the Primaris Psyker is also in a great action pose, looking to go all Scanners on somebody.

The Crusader, Gotfret de Montbard, is a minor let down, being in a very similar pose to the old metal figures, still a great mini, I just would have liked to have had a new action pose.

Of course we had to have a Mysterious AdMech Technoarcheologist, which is a great figure.

X-101, a combat Servitor, is a not a PC but a Retinue, new type of character controlled by the first player.

I just need to do some work on their bases and they will be on their way to certain death, I mean adventure!

We are going to finish up our current quest then deal in all the goodies from this set. Blackstone Fortress is a excellent game, and I am very happy to see it receive continued support.

Go Roll Some Dice
And Take Your New Friends Along