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Author: snailracer [ 22 Sep 2009 06:53 pm ]
Post subject: 40K weekend campaign

Right, as we dont seem to be getting anywhere with a BB weekend in dec how about a mini campaign over a weekend?

I’ve got an 8×4 sheet for the dining table and I can dig the scenery out depending on what sort of scenarios/campaign we decide on.

I have the house to myself so we can play late/all day/all weekend, and drink beers and eat etc as and when we want.

This may also give me some impetus to paint some more orcs :)

Anyone up for it?


Author: DOOM [ 23 Sep 2009 08:06 am ]
Post subject: Re: 40K weekend campaign

Hell yeah!

Which weekend were you thinking of? It’s Miquette’s birthday on 10th Dec so I’ll be away for a while around then, but towards the xmas side I’m all free.

Would make a nice change to do a big 40k bananza. We’ve not done that for yeeeears!


Author: snailracer [ 23 Sep 2009 09:34 am ]
Post subject: Re: 40K weekend campaign

any of the weekends would be fine but if we say 19/20th and see who can make it?

I was thinking play a few skirmish/smaller games friday night and saturday and then a larger final battle sunday that uses the results from the previous battles


Author: Tubes [ 24 Sep 2009 05:33 am ]
Post subject: Re: 40K weekend campaign

I would love to but I am away 19-20. You guygs crack on and maybe another time


Author: BrizzleRob [ 27 Sep 2009 08:59 am ]
Post subject: Re: 40K weekend campaign

I would be interested, and should be around.


Author: snailracer [ 28 Sep 2009 04:30 pm ]
Post subject: Re: 40K weekend campaign

So how do we think we should run the weekend?

I quite like the idea of playing some very small skirmish games on the friday night (inquisitor warbands, ork scouts, etc. Possibly using necromunda rules) to set up for some larger forces on the sat and then a large battle to finish off on sunday.

I also think we should let it be somewhat organic, so if something unexpected and cool happens we can go with it to create a story rather than just fighting set battles.

All we need is a starting point; I quite like a trading post on the very edge of imperial space so we can have humans trading with orks, eldar etc, giving an undercover Inquisitor reason to be there. Depending on what he finds can determine how the rest of the weekend goes.

Everyone elses ideas more than welcome :)


Author: Tubes [ 29 Sep 2009 08:35 am ]
Post subject: Re: 40K weekend campaign

How about IG campaign to cleanse a sector of a planet of Orks.

Skirmish 1: IG Stormtroop squad with another IG squad patrolling an area for a logistics/heavy armour landing site. if IG win can have 500pts armour for final encounter.

Skirmish 2: Small IG platoon or so defending a bridge/choke point/high ground against a slightly larger Ork force. Orks win can flank attack with 500pts in last battle.

Skirmish 3: IG have found some sacred Eldar site. Eldar launch a night raid to destroy the IG. IG lose reduces their total points by 300 due to eldar raid elswhere.

Skirmish 4: Imperial Assassin (Vindicare/sniper?) tasks to kill a particularly dangerous Ork warboss who is currently wining his encampment. Ork boss killed, Orks lose 300pts of his warband for final encounter.

Engagement 1: Mechanical Infantry IG patrol ambushed by Orks along track/road. Orks win allows them to have 500pts infiltrate for final battle.

Engagement 2: Eldar strike against Ork area of influence (not necceassily their encampment). The Orks have a workshop and power source which needs destroying as it is being fed off some ancient Eldar power source. I envisage numerous Falcons carrying troops striking the defenders. Eldar win, Orks mechanised forces delayed for 2 turns before becomgin availible for final encounter.

Final Attack! IG moving to setup a defensive line near halfway onto the board. The Orks are stirred up by their bloodlust to just fight, kill etc etc
Infulences are IG: 500pts armour? 500pts extra? 300pts unavailible? Ork: 500pts flank attack (I think after turn 1…), 300pts unavailible, 500pts enabled to infiltrate, mechanical forces delayd for 2 turns.

How about that – even though I will not be there?


Author: snailracer [ 01 Oct 2009 08:08 pm ]
Post subject: Re: 40K weekend campaign

Sounds good mate. The points amounts look about right as well, the only problem is when one side wins all of the small battles, leaving the other screwed for the final battle.

I really like the idea of the whole thing being a lot more organic and writing its own story as we play, which is why I outlined the plot above. In that sort of situation I wouldnt care that in some scenarios I was totally out gunned as long as it moved the story along. With a very rigid points based scenario I think it might get a bit more stressful because the pressure is on to win.


Author: snailracer [ 01 Oct 2009 09:07 pm ]
Post subject: Re: 40K weekend campaign

Possibly a good way to sort the battles is to have all units priced and written down so a force can be assembled quickly and both sides will have a roughly equal force


Author: Tubes [ 02 Oct 2009 05:56 am ]
Post subject: Re: 40K weekend campaign

Yup,

I just pulled it out of my arse one morning. Just a suggestion, though I was aware of the points for the final encounter (one not having too many points and being unable to fill it, and two trying to balance the give and take of the points).

I agree with the basic/core units points and then you can tweak slightly.

Probably best if Ju replies to this thread (or even Pete or Rob if he is getting involved) as he will be playing.


Author: BrizzleRob [ 03 Oct 2009 08:31 am ]
Post subject: Re: 40K weekend campaign

Not bad ideas, but I’d be inclined to wing it. That way if one side is clearly being done-over we can attempt to sway matters back into their favour.

What forces do we anticipate using? Imperial Guard vs Orks, but maybe some small cameo appearances from Space Marines and Eldar?


Author: DOOM [ 27 Oct 2009 06:58 pm ]
Post subject: Re: 40K weekend campaign

Looks like I’m not going to be back this weekend :(

I couldn’t get all the time off work that I had hoped over xmas, despite having had such a short time last year..

I was really looking forward to some serious 40k! Maybe after xmas…?

Sorry guys.


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