WOW! Huge battle at Highland Library 40K club! Each player got 1200pts and a secret mission. There was one objective in the middle of the board in an AV12 building.
Shawn (ruiner of buildings) plays Orks but also Necrons. He had his Necrons painted by his friend John, and let me take some pics!
Next month I might have a Battlefleet Gothic report that's not a generic training report! More soon!
DARK ELDAR ARE DONE! Seen here with modular magnetized weapons on some ships and all custom printed Ordnance markers. Next: Orks, Epic Orks, or Menoth Starter set.
EDIT: The actual creator of the markers is caller Tyberius. Here are all of his markers. Thanks Tyberius!
Also, next is definitely Ork Shoota Boyz.
Three more to go! Will probably finish tomorrow. After that, who knows? Probably 40K Orks if it gets warm enough.
So as John from previous BFG battle reports and Lexington of (the sadly dead) Aurorachapter.com will tell you, I've been busy. This requires some explanation. Long ago I worked in a print shop that did little business and so during downtime I typed up the rules for Battlefleet Gothic into a super-condensed version for ease of use.
In 2010 the Battlefleet Gothic community released the 2010 update which had a bunch of rule fixes, and some new ships and lists. I updated the RULES but did not add the new ships etc. because it had not appeared on the GW main site yet. It's still not up there. Recently I read all of the extra stuff and decided it was good, so I undertook a huge task: update the old files with the new data. In addition, I added stuff for Scenarios, Campaigns, and everything else left out by my previous compendium.
I just finished, and had the compendium printed. Check out the pictures below.
The first is the first page. Notice that the pages are laminated for durability. The second picture is the old compendium underneath the new one. The new one is much bigger.
If you want to print your own copy of the compendium, know that all copyrights for these files are for Games Workshop. All of this data is available free online at the Games Workshop Website (click on Specialist Games and then Battlefleet Gothic) except for the compendium files which can be found here. (note: requires Google account) DO NOT SELL COPIES OF THESE FILES OR IN ANY WAY USE THEM TO MAKE MONEY. I made these for hardcore Battlefleet Gothic players, not to make any money off of them. Open the last file to see how to print your own copy of the compendium.
04 -Imperial Ships (note: includes Space Marines, Adepticus Mechanicus, Rogue Traders, and Inquisition.)
06 -Eldar Ships (note: includes Craftworld and Corsair Eldar as well as rules for the Haven)
09 -Tau Ships (note: includes Kor'vattra and Kor'or'vesh lists as well as Demiurg/Kroot list)
Recently, I hung out with the gamers at the Highland Library. They play 40K and are currently involved in a campaign which is similar to a Games Workshop campaign. In this campaign you have an "Immortal" who starts with (crappy) randomly generated stats. Your Immortal levels up as you play until his stats are less pathetic and more godlike.
They meet monthly, and last month I visited them and played a game with Andrew, who plays Guard. This month I had something a little more... esoteric in mind.
Behold: a Battlefleet Gothic Addendum to to the Campaign! These rules allow people to paritcipate in Gothic games without feeling like "missing out" on the main campaign.
Above, in the image gallery, the first 3 pics are of Stephen's Plague Marines. He has a really good texture scheme for plague pustules, etc.
Next, the two gentlemen in the battle picture are Ian (left, Dark Eldar and Eldar) and Jory (right, Space Marines)
The closeup of the Kroot Shaper with wings is the Immortal of Sean's Kroot Army. He's using an internet Kroot list OKd by Andrew, the campaign co-ordinator. Andrew made this model back when Kroot Armies were actually GW legal out of a Kroot Shaper, Lizardmen Terradon wings, and an Ork Slugga.
Andrew's army is up next, the Guard on the right defending against Justin's encroaching Eldar on the left.
The Battlefleet Gothic game is the first one played using my rules. I showed Michael (left, Imperials) and Dominik (right, Chaos) how to play. They loved it and are going to consider getting fleets.
Next, Stephen's Nurgle forces engage Trevor's Ultramarines.
For the last battle picture, Robert's Farsight Enclave Tau go up against Jacobs Dark Angels.
The final two pictures are closeups of Dominik's Space Marine Honour Guard. I like his scheme, it's very dirty, like these Marines have been in the thick of it.
Next month, expect more pics and possibly a detailed battle report!
First four escorts! As you can see, the magnetized weapons fit them too. Next: a different configuration of escort, until they are all done. There's four more types besides this one.
...and here are the last two Dark Eldar Cruisers. The Stillborn Promise and the Gift of Discord.
The names Osan'gar and Aran'gar come from the Wheel of Time, the names of two reborn Forsaken. Translated from the old tongue, they are left and right handed daggers coated in slow poison. Perfect for Dark Eldar.
In addition, next month will mark the 3 year anniversary of The Four Strands. Due to this, I have finally dumped Godaddy as a hosting site and have moved to Bluehost as they are cheaper and don't have an ad campaign that is complete ass. Thanks again to Lexington for moving the site successfully.
Next: two more cruisers, then escorts, and then I can be done with Gothic again! ...until I build another fleet...