Archive for January, 2016

#TheTrainJob – setting the scene

Next week will see the lads from Innsmouth play a series of linked, narrative-based ‘Kill Team’ games entitled; The Train Job

With @tinracersteve leading the way, everyone is frantically gathering their forces, making their lists, and buying, building, and painting scenery and special objectives – including a purpose-built and (fully functional!) train

For those who don’t know, Kill Team uses the standard Warhammer 40k rules but tweaked slightly to represent small-scale, 200 point, skirmishes, where each model acts independently (rules can be found here Kill_Team (1)). This allows the players to really go to town on their models and inject a good bit of character, narrative and fluff. The games won’t necessarily be about ‘winning’ but more about telling a cool story

Forces taking part include;

  • Adeptus Arbites patrol
  • Dark Eldar biker gang
  • Chaos Iron Warriors retinue
  • The ‘Orkenstein’ (WW2-themed speed freak Orks)
  • Beastmarines – a lost (and drunk) loyalist Space Marine chapter
  • A holy Sisters of Battle covenant

More updates will follow, but check out #TheTrainJob on Twitter for the latest news


Space Hulk Olympics

The brief for the gaming weekend was simple

A text message that said: “We’ll play Space Hulk. Bring 10 models and make your own rules. See you there!”

Reading between the (sparse) lines, we all knew to expect lots of rum too

I brought two squads of Deathwing. And just for funsies, made one of them Deathwing Knights. In hindsight, bringing a squad of close combat Terminators aboard a space hulk to tackle a Genestealer infestation was a little ill-advised… cool… but ill-advised

The other squads included; a Tau stealth suit team (with their own neat ‘blip’ markers to represent them being cloaked), a squad of Chaos Iron Warriors and a mob of Beastmarines

We had a series of fun missions to complete and each took it in turns to play the Genestealers. We also added rules for ‘explodable’ scenery – if targeted and a hit is scored on a set of barrels, they explode and kill everything in the same tile on a 2+! (hilariously, this caused the Chaos player to ‘go all bottom-lippy’ when his entire squad was blown up by a suicidal Beastmarine power-fisting a set of barrels in the same room!)

Oh the fun!

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