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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

So, my friends Annabelle and Laura have been on at me to show them how to play Warhammer for ages, and yesterday they came round to learn. They were given the option of White Scars or Emperor's Children, and chose the Emperor's Children, presumably on the basis of their pinkness. We played a quick warmup game with about 15 marines per side (during which they tabled me and won) and then moved onto this, the first game, with roughly 400 points a side including vehicles, special weapons and whatnot...

The game was played on my tiny little brown coffee table, measuring something like 3' x 18", with no scenery whatsoever as I haven't got any...

White Scars

10 x Tactical Marines (Plasmagun, Missile Launcher, Sgt with Powerfist)
6 x Assault Marines (Sgt with Powerfist)
1 x Dreadnought (Multimelta)

Emperor's Children

10 x Chaos Space Marines (Asp.Champion) in a Chaos Rhino
3 x Chaos Terminators (Combi-Meltas, Power weapons)
1 x Chaos Predator (Autocannon, Lascannon Sponsons)


Turn 1 - White Scars get first turn.
Dreadnought moves up and fires it's Multimelta at the Predator, but fails to penetrate.
Tactical Squad fire a missile at the Rhino and miss.
Chaos Predator fires at the Dreadnought and immobilises it.
Chaos Rhino moves up and fires bolters to no effect.


Turn 2 - Dreadnought fires at Predator and immobilises it
Tactical squad fire at Rhino and shake it. Can't move or fire next turn.
Chaos Predator fires at Dreadnought with no effect.
Chaos Marines disembark the Rhino and try to shoot at the Assault Squad, but are out of range.


Turn 3 - Dreadnought and Predator trade shots, no real effect
Tactical squad shoot at the Chaos Marines, killing two.
Assault squad charge the Chaos Marines, and force them to flee, killing two.
Chaos Marines rally and fire back at the Assault Squad, killing one.
Chaos Terminators turn up and fire at the Tactical Squad, killing two.


Turn 4 - Dreadnought and Predator trade shots, probably shaking each other or something.
Tactical Squad shoot at the Chaos Terminators, killing one.
Assault Squad charge the Predator, to no effect.
Chaos Marines charge the Assault Squad, killing two and losing one.


Turn 5 - Dreadnought and Predator either can't fire or still fail to kill each other.
Tactical squad fire at Chaos Terminators, to no effect.
Chaos Terminators charge the Tactical Squad, killing one.
Chaos Rhino reverses for a ram next turn.
Chaos Marines and Assault Squad continue combat, losing the last two regular Assault Marines.


Turn 6 - Dreadnought still fails to kill Predator.
Tactical Squad and Chaos Terminators stay in combat, killing one Terminator and one Marine.
Assault Squad Sgt wins his combat, and cuts down the entire Chaos Marine squad as they flee!
Chaos Predator bring all guns to bear on the lone Assault Squad Sgt, killing him.
Chaos Rhino rams the Dreadnought, with no effect.


Turn 7 - Dreadnought finally manages to blow something off the Predator - it loses it's Autocannon
Tactical Squad kill the last Terminator.
Chaos Rhino tank shock the Tactical Squad, they move out of the way.


Following turns - We weren't playing a mission, so we just keep going!
Tactical Squad move around the back of the Rhino, and Plasmagun it to death.
Chaos Predator finally destroys the Dreadnought.
Tactical Squad, over the next few turns, run towards the Predator, taking two shooting casualties before Powerfisting it to death.


So, the White Scars win by being the last two models left on the table. Annabelle and Laura hang their heads in shame!


The upshot of all this, of course, is that I'm going to move into a warehouse with Annabelle in a few months. Now I've successfully proved that Warhammer is the coolest game ever, I'm going to be allowed a gaming table in our big front room....hurrah!

   
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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

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I dunno...

Wow, I'm impressed, not only did you introduce two people to the hobby but two females!!!!! well done!

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New Jersey

better attract more female players would be awesome and competitive.

BTW, are they enjoyed to play it?

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Mars

Good report, if a little small, nice pictures as well.
Oh, wait. There are girls that play Warhammer!? I've heard this myth but never really gave it any credence!

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Was that one of the most ancient and honored all-plastic predators from the 90's? Treat it well, it is very nearly archaeotech.

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Bane Knight






Tulsa, Ok, USA

Its all a lie...gurlz dont play Warhammerz...only wives that are forced to do....just ask mine...

btw j/k Nice report. Good size and mix for a teaching game.

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Frenzied Juggernaut






nice report. females for the female god!

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London UK

yeah,
Good BatRep. with very worthy opponents!
Glad to hear your getting a table! I look forward to seeing it.

Panic.

   
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Stormin' Stompa






YO DAKKA DAKKA!

Looks like my first game. Same size table, 2nd ed... Had a lttle bit of scenery though.
   
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Stafford

nice work on securing the table in the front room

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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

warpcrafter wrote:Was that one of the most ancient and honored all-plastic predators from the 90's? Treat it well, it is very nearly archaeotech.


Well spotted.. I'll put an article up about this army soon, buy yup, it has two original predators. One destructor, and one annihalator conversion...

   
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Evasive Eshin Assassin






what i want to know is how did you get a hold of the butcher block from the texas chainsaw massacre to play a game on, that rocks.
like a couple of others have said, it reminds me of my first few games however we did invade "cup world" when we played. imagine your table with a number of upturned plastic cups covering it... lol.
scenery is an after thought when you're itching to get started.

nice report and thanks for the write up!

enmitee wrote: females for the female god!


lol...
   
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usernamesareannoying wrote:
like a couple of others have said, it reminds me of my first few games however we did invade "cup world" when we played. imagine your table with a number of upturned plastic cups covering it... lol.
scenery is an after thought when you're itching to get started.

nice report and thanks for the write up!


lol...


You say cup world, when I first started playing 40K, my only request was that the people dragging me into it play Battle Fleet Gothic (which I had been playing for some time) With most of us smokers at the time, we would place an ashtray on one of the planets from the box set, and fight over "Planet Ashtray" that somehow moved over to 40K.

That and them making fun of the the one ship I had to primer pink (ran out of black and white). By making fun of, I mean singing that Britney Spears song "Hit me one more time" each time it was shot.
   
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Denham Springs, LA, USA

Nice report and great looking models. Those "good n plenty" vehicles are great...LOL! And introducing anyone to the game, male or female, deserves many kudos.

One question, though...what's with the HUGE pile o' dice in the middle of the table? Was it the communal dice pool or what? A tape measure also made a guest appearance at one point, but I figured it was just in the pic by accident.

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ArbitorIan wrote:
The game was played on my tiny little brown coffee table, measuring something like 3' x 18", with no scenery whatsoever as I haven't got any...


No Scenery?!??

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Drone without a Controller





Which of those attractive young ladies is the one you're moving in with? Either way, I'll trade you for mine. I'm sure she wouldn't let me have a gaming table anywhere, but maybe you could persuade her.

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Executing Exarch






Odenton, MD

When you finish your table make sure you post pics
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Nice and flashy start. Good choice on 400 pts, to keep the battle small.

I'm glad that you managed to show the girls a good time.

The only mistake that I saw was not letting them win the first game.

   
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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

Oh we did a practise game, which they won. But they'd only gloat if they beat me TWICE. No concept of TFG see...

   
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Nice game and report, and grats on the table! My wife refuses to play...well, anything. That doesn't stop my daughter though, can't wait until she is old enough to really learn!

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Sterling, Virginia

Well done! Much better to have them join you than have to beat them to get a table, I always say!

Good luck on the new place! I hope you enjoy having your own battle room as much as I do!


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