Tuesday, March 1, 2022

New Post? Belated blogging again.

 It has been nearly 9 years since this blog went silent.  Things with life, work and other issues conspired to create a long hiatus.  I haven’t updated this as for the most part, the Warhammer 40K system changed dramatically shortly after the last post and I did not keep up with the changes.  I moved on from Warhammer 40K to Flames of War which went for a good length of time and many tournaments across the Northwest US from Olympia to Wisconsin.  No nationals or anything that fancy, but I could have qualified.  Then we moved into Bolt Action - great game, loads of fun, and now we are gaming Battletech with the renewed interest following the Catalyst Game Labs re-re-re-release of game products and more importantly, decent Battle Mech sculpts for a reasonable price which are not the huge and ill-proportioned mechs of old.  Some of the old Ral Partha figures are nice, some are absolute dogs.  The new plastic figures are quite nice and decently priced in pre-built lances.   So, hopefully along the way I will share some more posts of the other games I moved on to over the past 9 years.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Asb Tajnan Campaign Begins!

This Saturday at my local game store - Kelly's Komix - in Great Falls, Montana, we started our Build-a-Character campaign which is a story line campaign and allows each participant to create their own "special character" during the course of the campaign.  Here are a few photos from the events yesterday:

Above, we see the participants lining up to receive their awards for participation in the Asb Tajnan Campaign event.  As you can all see, the participants are all seasoned veterans having fought through the "Long War" and continue to serve their Local Game Store by participating in yet another half-cocked idea!

 The Space Wolves player was caught unaware that there was an actual campaign going on - so he joined literally at the last moment, purchased some Space Wolves models, and managed to get ONE of them started and his girlfriend got the other one started.  He borrowed some of the store's Crimson Fists to flesh out his force for the day.  We gave him an A+ for effort - he got the figures the day before, and had two of them nearly completely built and one of them nearly completely painted - sans riders.
Here you can see the store army (a hodge podge of Space Marines abandoned or donated to the store) filling out the list for the Space Wolves player facing off against one of our more veteran gamers with his nearly completely painted Tau force!  In the end, the poor Space Wolves were tabled and the total victory point was Tau 15, Space Wolves 9.  A good showing for a player in his second full game using a borrowed army!
Into the Swamps of Lokrakhul to locate a sacred artifact to open a vault in an Imperial Shrine.
Here the Imperial Guard using armored Hydra Flak tanks advances into the swamps against the hordes of Chaos bent on gaining access to the Imperial Shrine so they can desecrate the contents with their foul daemonic spawn!
 More views of the battle.
 Unbeknownst to the Imperium the Dark Eldar had also come down to foil the Imperiums attempt to rescue the contents of the downed shuttle craft and to claim victims for their depraved games.
Another view of the battles in the LokraKhul Swamps.