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Made in ca
Rookie Pilot




Lotusland

The Zenobian 7th in Action!

“How you like that heat,” asked Sr. Sgt. Penny to no one in particular.

“Hot and sticky, just like me mam’s home baking,” replied Sgt. Pound.

“Tell me more about your mother’s buns,” continued Penny. “I’ve always wondered about…”

The conversation was cut short by Capt. Penzance. “COMPANY HALT! The grave of the unknown marine has been located. Let’s dig the bastard up and get back ship-side. I’m already sick of this lump of dirt.”

A not insignificant part of the Zenobian 7th had been handed over to a Rogue Trader - rumour has it was the result of game of poker one night - and since then they’d been running all kinds of errands across the sector. This most recent jaunt to a backwater planet to recover the alleged remains of an alleged marine seemed like a fairly simple gopher job. The local population had regressed to primitive levels of technology. Given the lack of a planetary governor, the current expedition was likely the first Imperial contact the planet had seen in many centuries if not millenia.

“Nice and easy” reflected Capt. Penzance mere seconds before the comm link crackled “IN THE NAME OF THE EMPEROR! YOU ARE TRESPASSING! PREPARE TO BE EXTERMINATED!”

“What are you talking about,” the captain replied. “In the name of the EMPEROR and his exceedingly holy throne, this planet has been duly claimed by the rogue trader….” The rest of the sentence was drowned out by incoming fire. Mostly bolters it sounded like. Luckily only one found a target, blowing off Hieronymus’ knee and sending him to the ground.

Penzance spat out rapid-fire instructions, dispatching a couple of squads and the Hellhound to an outflanking manoeuvre and ordering the sentinels forward.

“Alright people, Jez ain’t picking us up if we don’t do our job so don’t mess up. And don’t let Hiero die. We can’t contact the ship without him.”



This is an Open War game between two mostly painted (though mainly in-progress painted rather than fully finished) 1000 pt/ 55 PL forces - a so far unnamed marine chapter fighting using Raven Guard tactics vs the Zenobian 7th, an Imperial Guard regiment using the Tallarn doctrine. Neither list is highly optimized, being built mostly around available models, and we’re definitely aiming to play in a friendly way rather than competitively. 6 CP each.

We’re fighting on a 6’ x 4’ table. The Open War cards came up with deploying 12” back from the centre line, each of us getting a short table edge. No morale checks are necessary as the Zenobian 7th know they have to prevail to avoid being marooned. Not sure why the marines are being stubborn, but it seems in character for them to be bloody minded. Finally, we are fighting over three objectives, with control in turn 5 being the crucial thing. In the centre of the table is the grave of an unnamed marine. In my deployment zone is the Astropath Hieronymous doing duty as an objective marker, while in the marine player has a razorback turret in his zone as his objective marker.

It’s going to be a slow game as we’re playing during lunch hour at work, hopefully twice a week, and there’s some rules learning going on as well. The first lunch saw set-up only as we forgot to bring dice. The marine player finished setting up first, so I’ll try to seize the initiative first thing when we meet again.


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The Zenobian 7th in Action - 40K Imperial Guard doing a Rogue Trader's dirty work

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Nice syle!

You shouldn't be worried about the one bullet with your name on it, Boldric. You should be worried about the ones labelled "to whom it may concern"-from Blackadder goes Forth!
 
   
Made in ca
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Lotusland



Thanks! Glad you like it

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Lotusland

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Jacksonville, NC

Love this! Keep up the great work

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Lotusland

Yet more news!




















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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

This is glorious. Thanks for the effort in sharing!

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in ca
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Lotusland

 Briancj wrote:
This is glorious. Thanks for the effort in sharing!


Thanks, glad you like it!

Unfortunately my opponent have been off sick (we're playing at lunch), but hopefully he'll be back soon...

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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I honestly wish you were closer. This is what 40K is meant to be.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Lotusland

My colleague made it back to the office today, and we got a turn in at lunch. So with that...

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 Briancj wrote:
I honestly wish you were closer. This is what 40K is meant to be.


Thanks!

And yeah, I'm finding I'm really enjoying playing the game this way. Normally I try to be a good sport, but it still stings when something goes against me. Here - because I'm writing it up - I just find it entertaining when I roll mostly ones or twos. It's a big difference for me.

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Hey, this is very cool. I enjoy reading properly photographed battles and this takes it yet one lever further. Good job and keep it up, here's hoping for more reports when you have time

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Lotusland

 Sherrypie wrote:
Hey, this is very cool. I enjoy reading properly photographed battles and this takes it yet one lever further. Good job and keep it up, here's hoping for more reports when you have time


Thanks and glad you like it - I'm enjoying it very much myself as well ^_^

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Denver, CO, USA

Great stuff! Diverse forces on a sharp looking table, with amusing presentation and commentary... a nice combo.

   
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Lotusland

This just in!
























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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Up the Guard! Wooooooooo!


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Lotusland

And the final notes...






The Zenobian 7th in Action - 40K Imperial Guard doing a Rogue Trader's dirty work

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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Out of curiosity, what are you using for your speech bubbles, etc?

Thanks!

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in ca
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Lotusland

 Briancj wrote:
Out of curiosity, what are you using for your speech bubbles, etc?

Thanks!


I'm doing everything in Powerpoint, simply because it's the least hassle for me. Put in a photo as the background, scale to fit. Drag and drop elements. Resize. Good to go. There's a bunch of stuff that can't be refined as much as I might like, but on the upside I'm not getting lost in functionality I don't know how to use (i.e. if I tried with photoshop) or the need to handmake basic elements. When I'm happy with a picture I export it as a .png (scaled down a bit), and it's done.

I reckon you can probably get a pretty similar effect with Visio, google slides, or google drawings.


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 MacPhail wrote:
Great stuff! Diverse forces on a sharp looking table, with amusing presentation and commentary... a nice combo.


Thank you for the kind words

 Briancj wrote:
Up the Guard! Wooooooooo!


Huzzah!

... until next time.

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