On the eve of 6th Edition

I came across this and felt the need to share.  The original post can be found at White Scars Blog

Twas the night before 6th ed, when all through the house
Not a Army was built, not even Grey Knights.
The receipts were stored in the wallets with care,
In hopes that their pre-orders soon would be there.
The gamers were nestled all snug in their chairs,
While visions of grim dark danced in their heads.
With wives in their beds, and GF’s at home,
They sighed at our sight and settled for a nap.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
They sprang from their chair to see what was the matter.
Away to the window they flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon shown on the lawns below
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But my bros in a car shouting “Midnight release is here”.
With a designated driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment we would need to be quick.
More rapid than orks with RPJ, We whooped and whistled, and WAAGGHHEEDD, to all those that were near
“Now Smurfs’s! now, Bluies! now, Space Elves and Greenies!
On, Robbits! On, Bugs!, on Demons and Sisters!
To the top of the pile! to the top of the tier!
Now dash away! Dash away! You will be cheese by this fall!”
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When meet with an obstacle, the gamers did cry.
So to the internet the gamers did fly,
With a hardback rulebook, and a new sprue or two.
And then, in the night, The forums did fly
as new ideas blew the roof sky high.
As I grabbed my keyboard, and began to type,
The doomsaying began to abound.
From Australia to America the cries could be read,
with threats of fire turning the books to soot.
A bundle of armys on ebay were found,
And it looked like mechdar was leaving the pack.
But amongst this chaos, the mods blew a whistle,
And told people to chill before closing the threads.
But I heard them exclaim, before the hammer did fall,
“Chill the hell out and play some 6th first”
Happy 6th edition to all, see you all soon

 It is out of season but is wargamers "wintereenmas" See Ctrl+Alt+Del for more details.
Maybe we should call it Neweditiocomas. (tm)

Anyone else as excited as I am?

Giddeon Prime - The forces muster....

The final battles dates and teams have been chosen. Due tot he scale of the battle it will be taking place over the period of two days late August. That gives us two months to get the 6th edition rules down abit better.

Amusing the team have fallen along cliche battle lines of Order versus Destruction. One would thin it was planned but no it just happened.

Forces of Order-vs-Forces of Destruction
Black TemplarsChaos SM
EldarDark Eldar
Imperial GuardDaemons

Now onto he story.......


The room echoed with the drumming of Mephiston’s clawed fingers on the table. Around the table before him were the lesser beings, but he would need them in the upcoming battle. A mock-up of the forces was projected on the display, the images taking a red hue reflected from the pool of blood below. Looking around the table he took stock on his “allies” for the upcoming battle.

To his right was Archon Drago Preato, leader og the Rilyn Vuz-Stra  Cabal. Cloaked in flickering shadows him lithe frame hid a seething killing grace, and unsettling unblinking eyes. Malice seemed to leak and bleed the air around him. Even now Drago caressed his blade laid on the table before him, like a mother to her child. Khronus hoped he could contain his rage long enough to finish this brief.

Like a statue Amenophis Phaeron of the Sautekh Dynasty stood, refusing to sit. Like a statue he was draped in silken, which trailed behind as he walked. The ‘staff’ on the table gleaned in the dim light, its blade unusually sharp. The glow of Amenophis' eyes, contrasted the gloom.

Helmgore Grosstremble sipped deeply from his goblet, letting the liquid run out the corners of his mouths. Cackling in laughter, it changed to another form to catch the drops before they fell to the ground. Its shimmering form was unsettling, but Khronus knew its masters blessed him with its presence.

Banging his hand on the table, Mephiston took a breath as his allies took stock of him. 

“When this war began, we turned on each other. Like animals we fought or whatever scarps we could claim. Now look at us, betrayed by the very bonds that hold us together.

This planet is our, we only need to reach out at take it. Our forces wait to bathe in the blood of the enemy. Who are we to deny them the small pleasures in life? Against us our enemies have allied with the children of the weak Imperial corpse.

That whih serves its struggle for life must now be extinguished. What harms its struggling life is bad and must be eliminated and cut out. With burning hearts and cool heads we will overcome the paltry forces set against us at this phase of the war. We are on the way to final victory.

The great crises and upsets of battle show who the true men are. We have no right any longer to allow this blight of weakness to display its determination and spiritual impurity. We are ready for anything. Chaos has commanded, and we will follow. In this hour of reflection and contemplation, believe firmly and unshakably in victory. We see it before us, we need only reach for it. We must resolve to subordinate everything to it. That is the duty of the hour.

Now rise up and let the storm break loose!”
We have recent received an Apocalypse book and the point limit had been removed to allow a more 'epic' battle.  Lord Mephisotn has taken the lead and is coordinating the battle and keeping players informed of the changes and what-they-need-to-know.

This will be out first Apoc game and hopefully not our last.

6th Edition comes....

Apologies ofor the lack og updates. I do have allot of stories and articles in "draft" form though.  The rumors of 6th edition and life have been keeping me very busy.

I am SO excited I can hardly contian myself,.  A new edition always brings in my favourite aspect of the game. It is nto the new rules, the inner confusion and the rejigging of "winner" list  but new influx of players. WHether they be returning for a hiatis of newbs fresh off the Drop pod they will bring a breathe of air to the hobby ona whole.  

*lol* starting to sound like a senile old fool.  Stay tuned for the Apocalypse updates. The Forces of Chaos were spied on during their briefing and the gauntlet was thrown down.

The war for Giddeon Prime is over!!

As with all good things......they come to an end.

With the news of a new edition the players decided to put a premature end to the campaign. It was fun whilst it lasted and I'm sure many rivalries have been created.

As many had bought, or where purchasing super-heavies we decided to let each other lead players command an alliance to decide the final overall victor. With a mad cackle 10,000 per side was chosen as the remaining players were divided. It was decreed that the two vets were not allowed on the same team, being good sports we agreed and it oddly set-up a classic match up.

I have to admit coordinating this campaign did have some additional challenges, my wife was away for two (2) months and sitters disappeared. *grumble* but also, reinforces the difficulty in running and playing in the same campaign.

I hope the players had fun. Stay tuned for the final fluff and scores. I have been negligent in my blogging, so have a few post to catch up on.

Campaign feedback appreciated. What did you like/dislike? Ways to improve? What type pf campaign are you interested in? Willing to run the next?