My brother and I met up with Captain Crooks and littleleadperson from the Oldhammer forum for a good day of gaming in Parramatta this past Saturday- as I very rarely get to actually play any tabletop games I relish the opportunity to get the plastic and tin soldiers into action!
First up was a game of Gorkamorka (my second time playing this game) where myself and LLP were pursued by Crooksie and a cohort in a Mad Max style race to the table edge- a great scenario and a lot of fun. I was pleased to survive the encounter relatively unscathed, the polar opposite of the last game. I even made it out with some loot!
After lunch we got stuck into a game of second edition Warhammer 40,000 with four players commanding 1000 point armies and forming two teams.
Road testing my newly painted Blood Angels, I paired with Captain Crooks ably commanding a force of Squats- while my brother adopted the guise of a Goff Ork Warboss leading the boys in an uneasy alliance with littleleadperson's Chaos warband, the Devotees of Effluence and their Black Legion cohorts.
On the right Imperial flank, LLP's Chaos warband decimated the Squats in the ruins before suffering the wrath of the Squat Thunderer squad that bristled with heavy weapons.
In a string of mishaps, the Chaos Commander was turned into a Plaguebearer when the "plague wind" psychic power was reflected back and the Nurgle marines lost their Hero level leader heavy weapons fire.
Making good use of his Magus' psychic power "the gate" LLP began sneakily began funnelling the Devotees Of Effluence right onto the ruins on the edge of the Squat gunline.
Unfortunately I forgot to pack the Squat Psyker Lord miniature, but a completely unexpected, surprise proxy was on hand to do the job, having covertly travelled from France to save the day.
( more on that in another post)
One of the Ork dreads peeled off to face the old one down and was all but destroyed by Furioso's multimelta, while the mob of Orks below suffered the wrath of it's auto launchers.
The Squat Warriors at the corner bravely faced down the advancing Goffs, their melta gunner managed to cripple one of the last functioning dread's weapons before the game drew to a close.
Furioso holding the objective gifted us with 5 VP, scores were otherwise even.
Things would have been very interesting on the next turn though, as the Marine Captain and Squad Paulus were about to engage the Warboss and the remnants of the Orks around the objective, while both sides of the Imperial line were being flanked by overrunning Chaos Forces on one side and Goffs on the other.
I had an absolute blast, hats off to littleleadperson and Captain Crooks (and my brother) for being good blokes and great gamers.