So, I suppose this could be called a bit of an after-holidays post.
First up we have an-unfortunately short, but hopefully well narrated-40K clash between my Necron legions and my friend Zac's motley crew of orks. And so we begin!
|The battle field with orks deployed.|
So no more unnecessary long intro, into the good bits. The idea behind the battle was that a Necron overlord and his (rather formidable) retinue have been cut off from the rest of the force and the ork hordes seeing their chance to disrupt the implacable Necron advance are attempting to cut of and destroy the Necron overlord.
The air was thick with the sound of distant bullet and gauss fire, the actual conflict was far away, for now at least. Then an unusual aroma of rotting meat, sweat and cow dung accompanied by many loud shouts of WAAGH! heralded the ork approach as Warlord Bigstomppa lead his boyz onto the battlefield.
|The ork HQ; the Warboss, a Mekboy, a armoured nob|
and squad of burna boyz
|The main bulk of the ork force, the squad of slugga boyz|
|The gretchin gun fodder|
|The lone biker|
|And the storm boyz|
|The overlord and his followers deploy|
Quickly the Necrons began their advance moving up through the streets, the Triarch Praetorians moved off to the left floating over the ground with the use of their anti-gravity units. The orks gave a great cry and began to move forward the boyz taking cover behind bushes and opening fire on their advancing enemies. In response the Triarch Praetorians raised their rods of covenant and blasted down several of the foe despite the interposing cover.
The next act came to the Necron warriors who let loose a barrage of shots at the gretchins who cowered some distance away. But the range combined with the obscurity of the target caused most of the shots to go wide.
|I can't see them so they can't see me. Right?|
Then suddenly the ork boyz let loose a torrent of lead upon the praetorians felling one of them, who promptly climbed back to his feet as his self-repair systems whirred to life.
|Its only a necrodermis wound.|
|Three to two, hardly seems fair.|
|"101, beware, they can bite your ankles!"|
|So, you think you have some big guns huh?|
|"Let's stomp 'em boyz!"|
The cryptekh was destroyed completely in the chaos and the hand-to-hand saw orks and Necrons felled alike as the boyz who had just recently been routed turned and charged back in again. The Necron overlord managed to slip over to cover of the barge which fended off the storm boyz with precise shots.
And then........ we had to pack up. :(
It was an interesting game, but unfortunately Zac and I due to lack of gaming time don't know the rules as well as we would like and so the pace was a bit slow. In the end we counted up how many points worth of units we still had in play and then rolled two D6 which we added to the total to see who won. I did, but only just, since I actually was points wise out-numbered. :)
Now the second part of my after holidays post.
I have long been interested in planetary empires, ever since I discovered it in an old White Dwarf magazine. But since I can't afford it I have an alternative, LEGO bricks!
|My two planets, markers and special markers|
|The larger jungle world of Andromeda|
|The nameless desert world|
|Left too right, Manafactorium, Command bastion, Power station and shield generator.|
|The game markers|
And here are what above markers are representing.
|The Isisarin dynasty (Tomblades still to be added)|
|Overlord Sheran mounted in his command barge.|
|The Necron Phalanx|
|The Triarch Praetorians|
|Bow before me|
|Prepare to be incinerated|
|The newly painted rear with decals.|
|Beware the scarab swarm!|
|Deep Sear Thok|
|The annihilation barge|
|My high score's 10100|
And their cheaper opponents.
|Not an army to sneeze at!|
|1st tactical squad|
|2nd tactical squad|
|1st Assault marines|
These fellows I regret, cannot be made available to anyone else due to copyright. :(
And to wrap up the holidays I got to go shopping! (technically I wrapped up the holidays by seeing Iron Man 3 which I do recommend). Here are my trophies:
|An addition to my German armoury, an Airfix stug|
|And the kits contents|
|Also the now out-dated Tau codex which I bought mainly because of how cheap it was|
|Meet Commanders Shadowsun..|
|FOR THE GREATER GOOD!|
Well that's all from me for now I suppose, man this took a long time. Anyway next time I will put up the next part of my Sherlock Holmes story and after that (hopefully) I will have that Stug to show you.
By for now, all comments greatly appreciated.
Sarge at Arms!