Monday, July 5, 2021

Robot Head Tech War (Rogue Trader Battle Report)

This is a documentation of a skirmish which took place almost a year ago now (or maybe two? I am no longer sure). Anyway there is a lot of things going on as this was part of Erythron Mon S'lants ongoing quest to clear his name and profit.

On his way to find transportation Mon S'lant has so far failed a lot and now he finds himself in the middle of a Tech War focusing around Robot Head technology. He has put a new crew together, since most of his old chums got caught doing trouble or killed off.

Arnst Tod has infiltrated local Robot Eliminator Detectives, the R.E.D. to flush out Mon S'lant and in the process confiscate all 8 bit VIC-II modules for robot head agressor upgraing (or something).

As a distration one of the bio fuel containers was set to explode.....

"What? Oh no, I gotta report this to Vector"

But not only is Arnst Tod coming with his R.E.D. guards, the commotion has also awoken the attention of Ern and his local tribe of vegan cannibals.

Ern and his chums has chosen not to eat anything but plants, which is a fine thought, but since there is next to no eatable plantlife on Melnibonia it is also a very hard life. Some plants can kill you right away, other plants just taste terrible. So in a moment of brilliance Ern figured out that the meateaters should have a taste of their own medicine and his tribe turned to cannibalizing all meateating humans (and other tasty, ehm, evil meateating humanoids).

Arnst stand back watching Erns tribe swooping on to the Robot Head factory.

Commodore security troops search the perimeter to find out where the exploding sound came from and to figure out if anything of value or importance has been damaged.

Professor Doc. "Hi there, we come to barter for Droid parts"
Russell of the Commodore Sec. "Stand down, we gotta scan you first"

Mon S'lant and his crew meanwhile lurks in the vicinity.

During this part of the scrimmish the Vegan Cannibals start to take down any meat they can and searching for a droid with com uplink so they can send out their agenda into the eather. Arnst and the R.E.D. guards easily take most of the out though and sends a man into the underground tunnels to explore them.

"Go vegan or go to your grave filthy meateater!"

The R.E.D. Guards managed to pop a man up from the sewers and right into the heart of the C= store where he promtly scanned the databanks to see if anything illigal was to be found. He only found a few pirate copies of Sam Fox Strip Poker, anything else had been either erased or put in other places for safe keeping.

Vector "Get that man away from there..."

Fisticuffs ensue...

To conclude: I have no idea what this ended with, but I guess we might find out one day...

Part I can be found here: PART I
Part II can be found here: PART II

Don't know if any parts were missed too. But if this campaign takes off again it will probably go onto and you can also read more about the R.E.D. Guard here: R.E.D. Guards

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition Challenge June 2021

Another month has quickly passed. With my planning up front I had only a Termite, Living Ancestor and Mole Mortar + Crew for this month and I felt it would be quite manageable. Well I did manage to get it done, but once again only in the very last minute. I was having some trouble of different kind, but in the end I guess the important thing really is that I am still on track and actually quite close to my final goal.

Termites surfacing under cover of Mole Mortar fire.

I had already painted one Termite before the challenge (which I included in the pic) and with a bit touch up on that I now have two ready to go. 

The only thing left I am missing now is five bikes.

See more of the other entries here: Dr. The Vikings 2nd Ed Army Challenge Month 4

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition Challenge May 2021

Another month has suddenly rushed by. Since last time I did manage to get a game in and test out the little buggers. It was great fun to play 40K 2nd edition again and I really look forward to field my Squats Host again in the future.

I was using the fanmade "Yellow Codex", which I also constructed my army for this challenge around. It turned out to work well for most parts, but other parts was not really to my liking and I have been tinkering with the idea of making my own Codex Squats at some point. Mostly I just want to build onto existing rules and lore and tweak a few things and I am especially looking in the direction of the Thermites here, but let's see what happens.

Exos and Musician

Squat Musician

Army Shot

See more of the other entries here: Dr. The Vikings 2nd Ed Army Challenge Month 3

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition Challenge April 2021

Hi there. My second month feels a bit like kind of a fail month to me. I did manage to pull off what I intended quite early and was hoping to top it up with yet another bonus unit. But as time came and went I did not manage to finish the bonus unit after all. So in last minute style I got my photos taken and sent.

April months entry for the challenge.

What I have here is Blue Squad with a plasma gun at 76pts, Squat Warlord in Exo Armour at 114pts, a Thudd Gun with crew at 51pts.

Bringing me to a total of 241pts for this round and still in the game. That is 478pts in total of my army challenge and 555pts with the added bonus Squad from last month.

Hopefully they will see some action soon too. Only a terrible cold on my part managed to hamper a planned game. But looking at the stats and list I have done so far it really made me think I might need a bit more punch and armour to add. I must see where this leads. 

Tron: Squat Warlord in Exo Armour

Thudd Gun

Blue Squad: Warriors

Army Shot

Go check out the other entries at Dr. The Vikings c0wabunga