A blog about Herculean tasks and giant battles with toy soldiers
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The Big Game is in the books!
We set out to put 300,000 points of painted figures on the table and play 4 turns of Apocalypse. And we did it! 310,000 to be correct! We had 19 players and used 11 4'x6' tables. This is a view from one end of the table. While there were 5 Warhounds, 2 Reivers, a Thunderhawk, about 20 Baneblade/Shadowswords variants and an Emperor Titan on the table, everything else was normal troops/tanks! The Scenario was a continuation from the all-Chaos game in December. In this game, the Imperial Marine chapters and Guard have landed to retake the planet. But in doing so, they have opened a time rift to the Great Heresy, and the Primarchs have returned! We tried to set up players or player groups from each of the original Marine factions, and almost succeeded. Only the White Scars, Word Bearers, Death Guard, and the Dark Angels did not show. We did have some players who had to drop out who would have brought the Dark Angels and the Death Guard, so we were very close to all 18 original chapters. A highlight of the game was the use of units from the Horus Heresy rules from the guys at Tempus Fugitives. Thanks TF! (www.tempusfugitives.co.uk. You need to become a member to use the downloads) We ended up with 14 Primarchs on the table, 7 from each side. Above are the Chaos lords, below are the Imperial ones. Only 3 lived at the end! Night Haunter and RogalDorn were going toe to toe, and Vulkan and his guard had just slain Angron when the game ended. Primarch of the match has to be my own Fulgrim, who took down both FerrusManus and then Sanguinius in hand-to-hand combat, though he died doing it! Here is some of the action from the game, as the World Eaters collide into the Space Wolves and Ultramarine lines. That is a lot of red! And yes we had an Emperor Titan! Josh built it, out of plywood! Here he is standing next to his creation, and in front of his deployed army. The titan laid down a lot of death, but caused more carnage when it went nuclear than it did laying down 26 D templates a turn for 3 turns! Good work Josh! The end result was a draw, with mostly contested objectives. I will be posting more pictures all week. I have most of the players and their armies, and will be showing off my 18,000 points of Emperor's Children and SlaaneshDeamons.