Welcome my friends! This post covers the remaining battles of trust and rust, and my adepticon 2018 journey!
For my birthday this year, I got a half sized tablewar case. (to go with my mini tablewar case). I had heard it can fit in the overhead bin on most aircraft, so went about fitting a list into it. Boy those walkers are huge!
Hey my friends! Short little battle report for you today. I was able to play a few games with my good friend Scott from brushwizard on an amazing table, so snagged a few photos for you all to enjoy.
If you just want to see the photos in their full res (well half res, as I always cut the camera res in half before I upload, else it takes forever), just visit the imgur link below. Otherwise just browse the photos while I ramble on about things.
Welcome my friends! Now that I had some time to recoup from the wonderful time at Nova, I can start working on my battle reports and great times I had there! First off, I'm going to put all the bat reps in a single post. I didn't go nuts taking photos of the games this year, (and some were short!), So I'll just combine them all into one mega post. Second...once again the Narrative did not disappoint. It was a wonderful time! I am also proud to say that I actually placed this year in the army painting competition...and not only placed, but took first!
The second place went to Dave's amazing freehand painted inquisition army.
With a tie for second (or third) going to Christopher Stover and his amazing Tau army! (Including a Manta!!!)
Chris's army is missing some of its components, as I didn't get a snap of it all setup. Supposedly the judging was really close, I'm glad to have competed against such beautiful painters! (These were not all the competing armies, just the top 3) Now onto the battle reports I'm sure you are all curious about. Spoiler alert, I went 4-3 for the event, and ended up 6th out of 72!
This is the event you were all waiting for. A call goes out for the last battle of the narrative. Greggles throws down his army for the comm relay mission. Dave steps up for a rematch. Would the game be a blow out like before with the orks barely holding on? Or would gork and mork smile favorably upon the great walkers!!! The orks have an ace up their sleeve this game.
Such is the orks excitement, their first recon photos show up blurry! And what is this? A wraithknight on their lines? (I had my ork knight in the capital palette painting comp, and didn't have time to pick it up before this game, so Todd allowed me use of his wraithknight as a proxy!)
Welcome back! Continuing my Monday battle reports with another lost battle. This time featuring my first outing vs the mechanium, with double knight support. This is gonna be a bruiser!
Don't you love that most of the armies I'm facing also include giant robots? This is by design! Everyone wanted robot on robot action!
Greetings my friends! Welcome back! Today's battle report is a very short one. I had a lovely opponent (who I can't find his name right now), who bartaked with me in great cups of wine during our game. As such, I stopped taking photos at one point, because I was completely blasted drunk. Narrative nightfight is such a great time!
Once again, I was playing with the great ork walkers, and my opponent was facing me with an all biker white scar army! 3+ jinks, obj secured (whole army), 12 inch movement, and hit n run (my bane).
Do you like walkers exploding en masse? Screams of poor grots who only wanted to help weed the taus garden? Then you are going to love this post! Today I revisit the battle between the all suit Tau army (Dave's), and the all walker army, Greggles. So who thinks Walkers are better then MC's? :)
Welcome my friends! I found my Nova open photos of the battle reports (well not really battle reports, since I was drunk, but more battle photos). Here is the first of the matchups the latest iteration of trust in rust faced!
...no one can hear the Tau go "Wheeeee".
The hologram figure popped up from the Por'O's data tablet.
"We are tracking an extremely elevated level of "soft" surveillance and cordon screening amongst the inter-system traffic. All communication bands are experiencing increased traffic both on the surface and between various Imperial Naval assets and task forces. This activity has begun in the last rotaa."
Continuing, the Kor'la communications analyst stated, "For reasons we are unable to determine, some set of circumstances have driven the humans into a flurry of activity."
The Por'O queried, "Are you telling me that you are unable to decipher these communications?"
The Kor'la analyst stated, "No, I am not saying that. We are able to intercept, decrypt, and read all of their communications, except for one signal, as clearly as we as speaking now. That isn't the problem."
"Then what is the problem?"
"Where in the feth did they get a Chimera?"
"I thought you said that this...cult was in the early stages? That it was developing its network. Does a fething Chimera sound like 'developing' to you?"
"WELL DOES IT?"
"Very well, I want you to run through the operation details again and I better be impressed with your attention to detail this time around."
Weaallll, Jefe, Mo, Gar and I kicked off the start of our 2016 campaign this past Saturday and had a blast doing something completely different <cue Monty Python intro>.
If you read the mission post (if not, go ahead and take a look, I'll wait till you get back)
This is the bat rep you all have been waiting for. The mighty steel legion faces down the ork walkers for battle supremacy in the campaign to keep the dirty humans back in their own space. With a whopping fourteen tanks lining up to end the orks day, it was going to be a brutal slugfest of drinking, yelling, and balling so hard.
This battle would swing back and forth from turn to turn, with every tea light marker being used, and the orks taking massive losses. This battle was also vs Dan, and was one of my all time most enjoyable 40k games I've ever played. How much fun was it? Lets just say our secondary points were "Drinking, Yelling, and Having fun".
Welcome back loyal rust friends! Today is the battle royale between Colin's awesome Daemon army, and the Trust in Rust Walkers! I'd met Colin at the previous Nova Open, and at Adepticon, but had yet to play a game with him! Was definitely looking forward to this. (We also played Jason and Brett [his teammates] in an earlier matchup!)
Colin had a number of wicked things in his list, including a void shield relay network, which rendered all my shooting pretty much mute! This was going to be an absolute slug fest back and forth
Onto the mighty battle!
Welcome friends to the battle arena, where the walkers fast a series of dangerous and brutal opponents. Though I played in six games, I'm only going to cover the 2k point games, as that is when I played the walkers. The other games I was forced to put away the walkers and play with things I'm not used to which made me feel all icky. I need my steel and iron!
The first game I'm covering is vs Sebastian, the son of Steve (my opponent at the LVO). Steve wasn't just content to krump me himself, he sent his minions to crush my spirit! Seb would be bringing the Dark Angels "Gets Hot" list. I would be bringing walkers...lots and lots of walkers!
Welcome back to the overpowered ork dreadnought channel. I hope you all brought your teef with you. (for betting purposes of course). Todd from Sincain40k and I were able to play a second game (after the first one) continuing our Nova Open practice. Would the orks fair any better? Would Greg run out of tealight markers again?
This time I'd be running a legal list. (Quick adjustment meant dropping the bikes, taking a mega armored warboss, and another dread (mega dread). This won't be my final list, as discussions with FW (they actually answer rules questions!) let me find out I can still run Zhardsnark with a dread mob, he just can't be leading it (no bikes as troops, and can't be warlord).
+++ VOX INTERCEPT: 0DJ:AA-L051
+++ VOX NODE: 284.655.71.982
+++ VOX PROTOCOL: JADE
Despite warnings to cease and desist, multiple chapters of the radical tithe evasion cult H.U.R.O.N. gathered together with teams of Non-Administratum authorized news affiliates along with minor delegations from the Simulations Acting Guild (SAG) representing juvenat impaired "B" list actors flown in from the HollyVox sector to stage a protest and demand restitution for alleged, "Crimes against the Imperium".
Notable individuals from SAG included Afflex the Grim, Leonidus de Kharnio, and the artist formerly known as "L".
The subversive elements portrayed by actors, claiming tribal affiliations with the tithe adverse H.U.R.O.N-ites, have declared the previously loyal Badab sector as a tithe free zone, no longer under obligation to the Administratum and have encouraged the inhabitants to "take their hard earned Imperial credits and their treasured first born and spend them as they see fit so they can live the lives they truly deserve."
Administratum officials who were not authorized to comment directly on events occurring in the Badab sector surprisingly, refused to comment.
Unnamed Inquisitional sources were quoted as saying, "This isn't some ridiculous vox screen parody for unemployed poseurs. The Inquisition does not negotiate. Our beginning position is fire and complete desolation."
+++ VOX INTERCEPT: 0DJ:AA-L051
+++ VOX NODE: 284.655.71.982
+++ VOX PROTOCOL: JADE