Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Chaos Attack on Gamultum Tertious

Well I had a small 40K skirmish game with Boy, my 11 year old son with about 400 points a side. He used Imperial Guard, and I took a Chaos Cult army . It seems my camera is AWOL at the moment so no pictures.

We played 2nd edition 40K as I prefer the close combat system as well as all the different ranges of weapons, the hard as fuck characters and break tests lite.

As it has been an absolute age since my last game of 40K it turned out to be a bit of a debacle for all concerned. Demagogue Fenzor Crutt and his motley array of foamy-mouthed cultists sort of stuttered across the table where they should have galloped. Captain Igsamel Procratitor hid in a plascrete building for the entire battle while his guardsmen stood in line formation shooting at the writhing freaks as they desperately tried to violate enemy lines. The only thing that saved them was the pathetic martial ability of the aforementioned writhers and the fact that two units of cowardly asbo's broke when they got close. The last two turns had some desultory fire and lacklustre close combat ending in a marginal win for the forces of the Imperium. Neither army fulfilled their primary objective (the killing of the enemy general), so it came to casualties. Two units of broken cat torturers verses a squad of Cadians reduced to half strength.

So as far as the campaign goes, Fenzor Crutt has to make a bold decisive attack on an Imperial outpost so he can gain followers to his cause. Procratitor on the other hand has beaten off a small force of raiders who seemed ineptly led so other than getting his command back up to strength he has little to worry about.

Boy expressed an interest in Space Marines so as I have a squad of Blood Angels half done I will finish them for the next battle. I on the other hand will just paint up a few more cultists and give them a couple of renegade IG squads, maybe a Valhallan and an Attillan to be going on with. Mind you I was looking at my Swooping Hawks to paint so maybe there could be an appearance of the Eldar in the not too distant future, about 38,000 years or so..............

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