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Author: DOOM [ 15 Apr 2010 07:12 pm ]
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3000 points

Guard vs Orks

Baneblade vs Stompa (?)

Who’s available and are there any further ideas?

I can’t 100% commit yet, but will aim to do so soon.


Author: Tubes [ 15 Apr 2010 07:48 pm ]
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I can most probably do that, maybe with a day or two of leave either side of the w/end.

6 by 8 board! It would look great!


Author: DOOM [ 15 Apr 2010 08:46 pm ]
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If it is a goer then I can try take a couple of days before to help you sort boards out, try and supe them up a bit, as I know we’ve been talking about it for a long time.

Would look great if we can do that and then have fully painted armies on it too!


Author: Tubes [ 16 Apr 2010 08:22 am ]
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Would Matt struggle to make 2000? Would Pete have 1000 by then to compliment Matt’s?

Maybe a Black Reach set would help :wink: We could maybe help with the SMs in the box.


Author: snailracer [ 16 Apr 2010 11:35 am ]
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I can do 3000 fairly easily actually. Might need to get painting but its do-able, especially if i add a few more vehicles :)


Author: Tubes [ 17 Apr 2010 06:53 am ]
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Great! I presume you are yet to finish the Black Reach guys you already have: Boyz, Nobz, another Boss and 3 Deff Koptas?

I can confirm we are happy to help with SM from BR if you or Pete want? Then you can a copy of the rules too :)


Author: Tubes [ 17 Apr 2010 08:02 am ]
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Oh, and we’ll use/try out the Apocalypse rules. Don’t know exactly what they do other than strategic assets availible to each force i.e. redeployment, flank marching, bombardments (I think)…


Author: snailracer [ 18 Apr 2010 01:06 pm ]
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Thats not a bad idea with BR. What was the split cost? And where’s the cheapest place?


Author: Tubes [ 18 Apr 2010 06:48 pm ]
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Best chat to Rob about it as I am away for a few weeks. Don’t know whether Wayland Games have it or look on ebay


Author: BrizzleRob [ 18 Apr 2010 06:56 pm ]
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Wayland Games for all your hobby requirements! Much cheaper than anywhere else.

If my memory serves me correctly I think you gave us £15 for our Orks, as we were keeping the rules. Would £15 for the excess Space Marines be fair?


Author: Tubes [ 20 Apr 2010 05:33 am ]
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Finally found it on Wayland (their search function was pretty shite). Only £40 rather than £50!

http://www.waylandgames.co.uk/games-wor … 4wodABoHNQ


Author: snailracer [ 20 Apr 2010 06:10 pm ]
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I shall purchase one in time for the bank holiday weekend, if you dont mind waiting until then. I am tempted to keep the marines but not sure I can justify that. I shall keep an eye on ebay just incase a bargain appears :)


Author: Tubes [ 26 Apr 2010 08:02 pm ]
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After some talk over the weekend. meet up on the Sat. I think it may well take most of the day!!!


Author: snailracer [ 01 May 2010 02:00 pm ]
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An early saturday meet sounds good. Maybe we can set up friday night and get all of the preliminaries out of the way?

I have also just bought Assault on Black reach, the paint set, and the ork codex for £45 on ebay. Bargain I think, and as I have recently made a few quid from selling junk I havent even affected my bank balance :) I will now spend the next 3 weeks creating a baneblade and a very scary 3000pt ork horde :twisted:


Author: Tubes [ 02 May 2010 08:45 am ]
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Bargain! I can’t wait to see what you produce.

Yup possibly meet up fri evening to setup. However I know that all 3 of us are going to try to finish the terrain boards which we will be using on the Sat all day/night Fri. I don’t think that the game will take too long (famous last words?) if we split it into 2 detachments with one controlling each. Therefore 2 players on each side can do things pretty much simultaneously (especially moving fellas/rolling dice).

I think a large dice box will be required to prevent dice going everywhere and speeding up the process. Reckon we’ve got one of those around.


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Author: Tubes [ 03 May 2010 08:26 pm ]
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I buckled and cracked on with the stompa today. Just the arms to go (I’ll leave that for the weekend). Matt would you like to add my stompa to your force? If yes I can make a push to finish it in time.


Author: snailracer [ 04 May 2010 06:20 am ]
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Yes if I get a baneblade together for your forces :)


Author: snailracer [ 08 May 2010 03:08 pm ]
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I would like to know how much Pete is bringing along so I can co-ordinate and only paint up the units I definitely need to paint up.

Also can you work out the stompa and baneblade to be roughly the same points cost so that we dont have to worry about adjusting the main forces to make it fair.

EDIT: I text pete and he says he has 400pts so I’m guessing I’ll put 2600pts together.

Are we going to have just one big battle or are we playing some preliminary smaller battles, which would affect the main battle and also affect army selection? And what are your thoughts on fliers? I’m thinking about adding my fighter bommer into the mix :)


Author: Tubes [ 09 May 2010 05:12 pm ]
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I reckon we’ll onlt have time for 1 game during the day.

I don’t have the exact Baneblade datasheet (its in the Apocalypse rule book in Lym) but looking at some varients suggest the cost around 500.
I wouldn’t get too worried about the points, we can tweek the objectives/asset cards to try to level the playing field.

I suggest 2 or 3 objectives for each force. Therefore, you have the decided whether to claim yours, deny the enemy theirs or try to do a bit of everything. I think we want the IG to move rather than be totally static (as the Orks will have an extra 2ft to move across!). I then thought that one of their objectives could be to get to a crashed Imperial aircraft and rescue the pilot, then ensure the pilot survives (run away or hold ground)! Any ideas for the other objectives: claim a ford/bridge, grab a piece of valuble scrap?

We are going to try to get our boards, trimmed (to a better gradient), repainted and flocked for the game. It would be fantastic to have two painted forces + a near finished board.


Author: snailracer [ 09 May 2010 07:06 pm ]
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All sounds good. I was thinking of having a go at the thunderbolt template so I could half finish it and use it as an objective. I’m not sure my entire force will be painted but they’ll definitely be undercoated and have some green on them :)


Author: DOOM [ 13 May 2010 06:25 am ]
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Don’t think we should add air support to our forces yet, as I don’t think anyone has any anti-air. and the prospect of buying more models for this purpose. It’s a nice idea for the future though.

Having the two 3000pt forces with an super heavy added on is going to be immense! from looking at the .pdf for the kustom stompa, it looks insanely powerful – I can see us taking models off the board in large quantites!


Author: snailracer [ 14 May 2010 06:12 pm ]
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We may need to add in some variations so that the orks have a chance to get somewhere on foot before being squashed. Maybe coming on from two table edges as if heading to the crashed aircraft from two different parts of a front line? IG need to hold a vital road to exit the area with the pilot?


Author: DOOM [ 16 May 2010 04:34 pm ]
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If we’re using apocalypse rules I don’t think we need to worry too much as no troops start on the board. I think only infiltrators are allowed to deploy at the beginning of the battle. So the guard’s heavy weaponry will spend the first couple of turns moving to strategic locations.

As long as the objectives are suitable placed and achieveable for both armies I think the game will sort itself out.


Author: Tubes [ 16 May 2010 08:23 pm ]
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Thinking about it, scrub my previous suggestion of 2 or 3 objective each side. Just scrap over 3 in no-mans land therefore the Guard have to move or try to wipeout the Orks i.e:

1. Move upto base contact with crashed aircraft at the end of movement phase. The pilot will appear at the start of your next movement phase (escaping from the wreck). IG have to keep him alive (Orks kill him once in contact with the wreck if not already rescued by IG), Ork want to kill him as he saw something very valuble for IG Intelligence as he was shot down
2. Vitial cross roads to both forces. Ground has to be held!
3. Something else to be held/destroyed?

I would be interested to see how the asset cards work. If Matt & Ju could read up their appropriate Stompa/Balnblade rules prior to the game it would help with speed. Also maybe reading into Apocalypse rules/assest cards?


Author: snailracer [ 17 May 2010 07:41 am ]
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Are we using the stompa rules you sent in the pdf? Otherwise I haven’t got the rules.


Author: DOOM [ 17 May 2010 07:56 pm ]
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Spoke to chris, who doesn’t have interweb atm, and he says he’s designed the stompa for the pdf rules.

Do we have rules for a baneblade?


Author: snailracer [ 18 May 2010 06:16 am ]
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I’ve got baneblade rules in an imperial armour book but i have no idea if they are up to date. Are they not in the apocalypse rule book?


Author: DOOM [ 18 May 2010 07:07 am ]
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Maybe, it’s at my dad’s so I can’t check :/


Author: snailracer [ 18 May 2010 05:10 pm ]
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I’ve done a bit of googling and it appears they are in there, as are the stompa rules. I will read through the IA book anyway as I doubt the super heavy rules are that different. And I guess if chris is making the stompa from the pdf then I’ll just read that up :)


Author: DOOM [ 18 May 2010 08:47 pm ]
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ja, spoke to chris and he thought baneblade rules were in apocolypse rulebook.

really looking forward to it!

if there’s going to be 5 of us i’d really like to get everyone properly involved, so would be happy to do a 3 vs 2. maybe 3 ork clans versus guard infantry and mech force?

i like the idea of each player having a distinctive force of their own, with their own commander – all incorporated into the one 3000 point army structure. players can decide on the day how they want to divide their forces, but would be cool to characterise them.

for the guard i’ve drafted a 3000 point force, most of which is infantry, which i’ll probably control, i think? but about 1000 points is armour, which someone else can control. i’m happy to do whatever though if there are 2 people who really want to play as guard..


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Author: Tubes [ 21 May 2010 03:37 pm ]
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Just thought I would try to iron out any issues with the board beforehand. Above is an idea for the board next w/end. 10x6ft!

The left side is primarily exposed and difficult terrain to the crash site.
The right side is heavily wooded with a track through the hill cutting (the objective).
The centre is slightly undulating with tracks across and not too much cover.
The river is biased to the crash site side to enable more space to manoeuvre to the rest of the board.

Hopefully a balanced, varied board.
Some interesting challenges to get to (and from/protect the pilot) the crash site.
Some heavily wooded area on the right side with tracks for ambushes around the objective.
The centre fairly open to move and fire but still some hills and maybe a few trees for cover.

The tracks will be cut/painted onto the boards. They blend out towards the edge of each piece (for asthetics if the neighbouring board does not have a track), however the track/road does continue to the piece edge. Obviously it is only a basic sketch above, the tracks will wind around more and not be precise straight lines.

Objectives:
Left = Crash site. IG rescue pilot, ork kill him. To get to pilot end move touching cockpit, wait until start of your next movement phase for pilot to be freed/killed
Centre = Drop pod. Claiming unit to be within 6′ of it with no other enemy units within range
Right = Vital track. Claiming unit to be within 6′ of track/hill centre with no other enemy units within range

Happy?


Author: snailracer [ 21 May 2010 05:10 pm ]
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All looks good. I’m guessing we are entering/setting up along the long board edges. Looks like most of the ork force will be running for several turns :)


Author: Tubes [ 22 May 2010 07:13 am ]
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I am afraid that it to be expected. However the IG should have to advance also. Naturally the IG are going to try to untilise their strength of firepower, though once you are in combat you should wipe them out!

I think what the Orks need to do to lessen the firepower effect is target the heavy weapon squads (mortars & lascannons especially). Hopefully your stompa will attract a fair amount of firepower from your your boys who can then close + the stompa has loads of weapons that it should be able to loose some but then still thwack the IG.

I presume you will have some Stormboyz, maybe Kommandoz and certainly a number of Deffkoptaz for some flank/distraction attacks. Also I think you best only concentrate on 2 of the objectives (wood & crash?) though it would be great to have both forces contesting over all 3. Remember it is the person achieving the most objectives wins do don’t wory about casualties.

I think the Apocalypse Asset cards have some special thingies such as minefields, able to reroll difficult terrain tests, redeploy a unit and vortex grenade!etc, though I don’t know how they are allocated other than special formations. I can only presume that you do have an allowance at the start.

Apocalypse Asset Cards can be found here


Author: snailracer [ 22 May 2010 11:13 am ]
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If that is a cunning way of getting me to reveal my tactics you are sorely mistaken. I shall be ignoring all the objectives and playing the newly created (by me) foot of gork. This highly powerful god foot squashes all enemy on a battlefield, leaving the boys to walk on and laugh at the squashed humies! :D


Author: Tubes [ 24 May 2010 08:42 pm ]
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The countdown has well and truely started :P

We are going to aim to get the terrain boards ready for the Sat – re-gradiented (is that a word – it is now?), textured & flocked.

The pure Apoc rules should be great, especially with the board setup which is planned (really interesting/difficult areas) with now 6 objectives (nothing special though).

Ju I just saw that you could go for this Apocalypse HW platoon formation! and just cunningly position their HQ when you use the special rule?


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