Winvasion

Wow.. I haven’t posted anything since October. Shame on me. This is just a quick shout out to say that HappyDD is now hosting a Warhammer: Invasion podcast along with Mallumo (spelling could be off but he’s German and they spell funny anyway.. so marshmallumo it is). It’s
There are currently two episodes and it would seem that they’re aiming to do biweekly episodes so if you’re interesting in Warhammer: Invasion, give it a Winvasion listen! http://winvasion.net/

Now, back to getting my other stuff done so someday, maybe, I can paint some minis again.

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Book Review: The Horus Heresy – Books 1 through 5

HappyDD was kind enough to send along his review of the first five novels in The Horus Heresy series:

Throughout this review I am going to use a lot of jargon from the 40K universe without defining it, as it would be too laborious to define everything. This is intended to be read by those with a passing familiarity with the universe.

The first five books of The Horus Heresy series by Black Library are part of an indefinite series that currently stands at 50,000 books (ok, so it’s currently at a book 18 being published in January 2012, but damn this is a long series). Read more of this post

Simple rules, highly recommended.

When you play as many different games as I do (and that probably isn’t even that many compared to some people), a common problem is that you end up not playing some games frequently enough to remember the rules. This can be particularly difficult with complex rules, that are subject to frequent change. Take Warhammer 40k for example. I’ve been playing it for about ten years and gone through two changes to the core rules along with numerous changes to army specific codex rules. Playing different armies at sporadic intervals all while trying to get a solid grip on the core rules is big challenge when you have rules for other games floating around in your head. Unless I’m playing on a regular basis for a few weeks, my group generally spends far too much time having to reference the book for some obscure or finicky rule, or situation that may create an exception to the rule. Throw in the possibility that we’re trying a new army or an army we rarely play and looking up rules becomes even more time-consuming. If we weren’t so heavily ‘invested’ in the game and the world wasn’t so intriguing I wouldn’t bother.
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Horus Heresy battle report

HappyDD wrote up a narrative battle report of our first Horus Heresy game last Thursday and sent it along for me to post here. Enjoy 🙂

Horus Heresy
Alternate History – WWaSP (Traitor Forces) vs. HappyDD (Imperial Forces) in the
Battle for Terra.
Result: Imperial Victory with the death of Horus.

The siege of Terra began with a bombardment of the planet that changed its surface, opening massive crevasses that scared the landscape. After this bombardment, the traitors began landing forces on the planet to form a beachhead. The first drop pods of the traitors landed Angron and World Eaters forces at Space Port Primus and Death Guard forces at Eternity Well Spaceport.
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