Friday, January 11, 2013

Rogue Trader: The Arcadian

Our last game of Rogue trader saw our crew face off againts a rival dynasty both in space and upon the wrecked bridge of a treasure ship! The crew managed to best their foes in every way possible and negotiated the surrender of the enemy captain. they now have managed to gain "exclusive" rights to exploit the system they fought over. to round it off we have a picture of the Dynasties flagship... 
Once a ship of the Imperial Navy, S-37 was decommissioned and sold to the Harcourt Dynasty of Rogue Traders. Recommissioned after extensive refits as the Arcadian, the Vessel now serves and the flagship of Trader Elaina Harcourt.
we have been playing out the fleet battles a bit more and I'm starting to get the hang of it. It feels almost like a very much more involved version of battlefleet gothic which is and always will be the game that got away... ah well, here's to a good weekend all.

1250pt CoC 2013! First Tournament of the year.

The beginnings of the 23rds new commanding officer! After the dramatic downfall and subsequent purge by the inquisition the 23rd Praetorian Guard was qued up to be raised as a new regiment. Chosen to lead this newly reformed regiment is this blurry officer! who hopefully will have a full paintjob and sculpted eppaulettes by next week. Just in time to lead me to victory at the Contest of Champions 1250 point tournament!
The full army consists of the following:
HQ: Company Command Squad with Regimental standard, Vox caster, Las-cannon, and Chimera.
Troop: Infantry Platoon consisting of three squads with auto-cannons, 1 vox caster and 1 commissar and a special weapons squad with 2 flamers and a demo charge.
Troop: Veteran Troopers with 3 melta-guns
Fast: Vendetta
Fast: Vendetta
Heavy: Manticore
Heavy: Manticore
Fortification: Aegis defence Line with Icarus Las-Cannon(sky eagle missile launcher)

the vets and sws go into the vendettas and go hunting while the platoon holds objectives or mans the wall. All this under the careful precision (couldn't type that without laughing) of the artillary companies support!

ah yes and of course a theme song....

ah yeah, thats right.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Apocalypse Then

The Inquisitor tapped out a beat with his finger tips. A steady rythm that set his guest on edge. His voice cold as  knife cut the air between the two men. "Let us start from the beginning trooper, Tell me about Rourkses Prime." The trooper sat unflinching his uniform pressed and his beard well trimmed. "My lord, it all began the night Col. Soulban came back from the temple we found in the jungle."

The troopers eyes dropped. "the Colonel started by force marching the regiment halfway across the bloody planet, or so it seemed. We lost a lot of good men to the jungle in between. He had us dig in around an old statue. Nine days later the Astartes arrived."  The Inquisitor lifted his dataslate to read the file. "Your report states that these marines did not make contact with your platoon." "No Sir." The trooper intoned. "The Company Commissars would not let us anywhere near their camp."  The Inquisitor eyed the trooper, scrutinizing his every breath. "You state also in your report that you position came under assault by astartes of the Ultramarines and Salamanders chapter?"

The trooper paused for a moment "My lord, had we but known the Colonel had fallen to chaos we would have relieved him and..." the Inquisitor's voice cut sharply into the troopers words. "irrellevant, what actions you might have take do not alleviate you or your regiment from the damage you have caused." The trooper bowed his head. "we accept that shame. but let it be on us and not the regiment, the Imperium doesn't need to know our shame." the Inquisitor eyed the trooper. "your colors have already been returned to your world. the taint lies with the flesh not the flags." The troopers eyes misted at the thought of the 23rd being restored to honour but his expression soon changed as the Inquisitor spoke again. "As for you trooper, you will accompany me to the Gothic sector. I have use of you there."

 The Praetorian position. before the battle
The final shot of the Game. The objective had been for the marines to secure their statue. Unfortunately for them my titan held them off where lesser warriors fell.