Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Various Ships Update

Here are some Imperial Transports that I have been working on. They are made from Firestorm Armada transports and they have antenna added to them. The one in the center back is supposed to look like the bridge. These will be primed up and painted soon with a couple other lovely surprises. 

Three are the start of 3 new strike cruisers for the Salamanders fleet (was going to be Raptors but the green looked more salamanders). I am using two sets of parts from an alternate parts ddealer, resin caster GW parts, and some launch bays. These will be carrying a whole bunch of Thunderhawks. 

Finally I will not have to use stand-ins anymore for a Retribution or torpedo Dauntlesses! I really like how they turned out. 

Battle Report 4: Imperial Navy vs Dark Eldar

+++Imperial Navy vs Dark Eldar+++
Scenario: The Bait

+Imperial Navy (BFG:R)+
Armageddon (ld 8)
Dictator (ld7)
2 Cobras (ld 7)

+Dark Eldar (BFG:R)+
Torture (ld 8, Fiend Ascendant Pattern Carrier)
4 Corsairs (ld 7, 2 Venomed Blade Phantom Lance variant, 2 Lost Hatred Weapon Battery variant)

Here is the zoomed out overview of the board with only a slight bit of the left side cut off. The Armageddon is the "Bait" fleeing from the Dark Eldar.  The Imperial player is able to go first.

Here are the Dark Eldar, waiting to engage.

The Armageddon curves right around the asteroids, and Dictator and the Cobras enter the board and launch everything they've got.  10 torpedoes total and 4 bombers.

The Dark Eldar Corsairs go on All Ahead Full and blast forward. 

The Torture pushes forward but hangs back behind the Corsairs.

Tbe Corsairs fire on the Armageddon and cause no damage but take down both shields.

The Torture launches 3 fighters escorting 1 bomber.

The Dictator reloads ordnance,  the Cobras reload, and the Armageddon fails to lock on. The Cobras move forward to engage.

The Armageddon shoots the Corsairs, causing 2 damage and 1 critical, finishing the escort off.  Two torpedoes from the
Cobras were braced by the Corsairs and the rest were killed by turrets.

The Corsair push forward and cause 3 damage to the Armageddon while the Torture fires on the Cobras, killing one of them.  The bomber attacks the Cobra but fails to damage it.  The remaining 3 Dark Eldar fighers destroy the 4 Imperial Bombers.

The remaining Cobra disengages.  The Armageddon takes a damage from moving through the blast markers. Both cruisers shoot the Corsairs and kill one of them.  Torpedoes fired from the cruisers do one damage to the Torture.  Where the cruisers ended up after moving is shown in the following picture.

The Dark Eldar move into near point blank range and fire upon the Armageddon, which braces against 1 hit from the Corsairs but takes 2 damage from the Torture.  The Torture's bombers hit the Armageddon causing 2 damage. The Armageddon is now crippled.

Both fleets take the turn reloading and maneuvering. 1 damage is done to the Torture.

The cruisers fly away from the Dark Eldar and exchange some fighter and bomber attacks.  There is a missing picture after this one where the Dark Eldar fly up right behind the Armageddon and fire upon it, causing 1 damage which is braced.  Bombers from the Torture also hit the Armageddon causing 1 damage which is braced.
The Corsairs fire point blank at the Armageddon, which braced.  Bombers press forward the strike either cruiser.

The cruisers make their way into a circular movement.  The Dictator reloads.  The Armageddon causes one damage to the Corsair.  

The Imperials come together to nearly complete their circle and kill a Corsair with lances from the Armageddon. The Dark Eldar fly up as close as possible to fire upon the Dictator without being able to be rammed by the Armageddon.  The Dictator takes only one hit and braces some.  This is a big mistake for the Dark Eldar...

The Dictator makes a clumsy failed leadership to navigate the asteroid field and takes 3 damage (ouch!) which cripples it. The Corsairs brace, seeing what is coming, but it isn't enough and the Corsair is finished off.  Enough damage was caused by the Armageddon to cripple the Torture.  That was it! The Dark Eldar had pretty much no chance after that! The Imperial disengaged and that was the game! Imperial victory!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Doran'Por and Perseus Sectors

I first noticed the battle reports that Helios Ravensnest from Fearless Games was doing on his youtube channel in late 2011. I was fascinated by the way he did his battle reports, with video, storyline, and narration. So I struck up a conversation with him. And now, quite a long time later and a few more battles into the Doran'Por series, we have decided that my game group would make some videos that intertwine and would take place in the Perseus sector, the closest sector inward toward the center of the Imperium. Here are the videos in order so you can access them easily. Hope you enjoy our nerd fun videos and your Battlefleet Gothic motivation increases!

The Battle of Doran'Por (Doran'Por Sector)

The newly formed "Son's Of Horus" have stolen the Second Planet killer that Abbadon had built. Now they plan to show off their power and finish what their late Warmaster started, and they have chosen the Tau Sept world of Doran'Por as their first victim. Will the tau stop the Chaos forces from destroying Doran'Por? Will the Ad Mech's support be enough to turn the tide? Stay tuned.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

The Kalous Run (Doran'Por Sector)

After the lost of their Sept World, the Tau have decided to leave the Doran'Por Sector to find a new Sept world so they may rebuild. Only 4 more supply ships need to reach the fleet, and once they do they can head out. But the Eldar have other plans in mind....

Trailer for Future Videos 

The Conflict of Perseus - Xetic (Perseus Sector)

Deliverance (Perseus Sector)

The Conflict of Perseus - Xetic

Here is the first video of the Perseus series! This video was made in partnership with Helios Ravensnest and Fearless Games.  The entire series is posted HERE.

The Tyranid fleet enters the Perseus sector and draws near toward the planet Xetic.  The Carcharodons are all that stand in their way.  This video is based off of our Battle Report 3: Space Marines vs Tyranids. Let us know if you have recommendations or requests for the next one!