Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Flames of 40k (Orks vs Imperial Guard)

Titans walk to war!

At the shop a few weeks ago we were able to try out my Flames of War/Warhammer 40k rule set. It was a fun game, but I don't have the points worked out so we just tried to wing it... that didn't work out well. It appears the Imperium had likely double the amount of points the poor orks had. It was a short game but helped me out a ton!

I won't do a full battle report since this one was one-sided from the get go but the pictures are below.

Imperial Guard, Space Marines, Titans and Super Heavies.

Orks... sadly overwhelmed by the Imperium.

The Imperium attacks an ork camp.

A Mega Gargant, Grand Gargant, Gargants and a few Stompas.

The Shadowswords alone could deal with most of the Ork Garagants.

Titan killers...


An Ork Gargant and some Death Rolla tanks.

A Warlord of Legio ex Astris.

Baneblades, Ho!

Ork Bikes rush for ward and hide, with Weirdboy towers moving up.

A Gargant taking some damage.

Any ork light vehicles that stuck their nose out were knocked out.

Burning ork speedstas.

Ork Gargants trudge/rumble forward.

Imperial Armor pushes forward.

Stompas closing with the enemy.

The Imperial infantry stay out of sight of the big boys.

Orks trying to close before being shot to pieces.

Here is comes.

The Leviathan Command Vehicle pushed a little too far forward.

Stompa assault, and a dead Baneblade.

The Leviathan backs off after getting kicked a few times by a Gargant.

The Grand Gargant wasn't quite able to take out the warhound before the scout titan broke off.

While the Orks did some damage in the assaults they were too shot up to survive close range Imperial fire, and the last Gargants were destroyed.
It ended up being a turkey shoot but I was able to learn a lot of valuable lessons from this game and I've made many changes since then.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Flames of 40k

So the blog has not been updated much recently... my bad. That also means my hobby and painting time has been lacking as of late too.

However I do have a project I've been spending some time on recently. That is adapting Battlefronts Flames of War rules for the Warhammer 40k universe. One of the guys in the shop has a ton of old Epic miniatures sitting around and I've been able to pick up some on ebay lately. Too bad I missed to boat, now that Games Workshop has canceled all the specialist game lines, so no more Epic 40k minis.

I am excited about how well the rules seem to transition to the 40k Universe. So expect similar lists to my Flames of War Arab Israeli War lists.

So here is a teaser, three of my Imperial Titans.

A Warlord, Reaver and Warhound Titan.

A Warlord Titan.

 So keep an eye out for more Flames of 40k.

Here is a peek at our first game.

Imperial Forces ready to take on the Orks!