So I took a short break this week and joined some friends for an Apocalypse 40K battle. This was just for fun, and was sponsored by a local game store, Adventure Games, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I have not played 40K in 4 editions (3rd ed was the last time I played) luckily the guys were willing to help me get back in the swing of things, and put up with my shenanigans.
I had a pair of old Armorcast titans (a warhound and a reaver) plus a Baneblade for my forces. At least they were painted, maybe not great, but passable. The battle was fought on three separate tables, with some connections between them. We could lob support shots with our indirect fire between tables, and some vehicles could travel between them.
It was a fun time, and I met some new gamers in the area. Even if I was swept from the field of battle, I felt I made a good showing, and everyone seemed to enjoy the game. I won't bore anyone with the details, here are some pics of the battle though.
|That's a target rich environment|
|Oh to have a barrage into that mess!|
|The central front|
|Things start getting hot|
Everyone had some "big cheater" units and models, so we were pulling special rules out all over. For all the shooting, it did seem to take a while for stuff to die. It all seemed to be mine when it did get killed, but them's the breaks.
|More air support might have been useful|
|Marines watch from a ruined tower|
|Chaos and Necrons fight for a shield generator|
|My damaged Reaver tries in vain to hold the highway|
In the end both of my titans were destroyed, the rebels took the highway, but loyalists held the main battlefield. The fight at the shield generator was still a toss up, but I had to leave before the final turns. It's fun to play is such a large scale game, I had forgotten how much fun the 'special event' battles can be.
A quick update on my ruined high-rise. I have a few parts started, and it is getting closer to finished. I hope to be done in a week or so, depending on how much ATZ I get to play. Some more pics:
|Shanty and latrine started, plus some possible extras|
|Some weathering and paint, still a ways to go|
|Some signs added, need some weathering|
I hope to get back to ATZ soon as well. Once I get the ruins finished, I hope to get back to campaign.