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The Defence of Pandarus

“The Eldar struck just before dawn, appearing as if from nowhere in vast numbers. Before the local PDF could respond they had seized the Fortress of Redemption and the local mining complex. As fate would have it, the local garrison had just received shipment of a new complement of anti-aircraft guns from the nearby Squat refugee settlement.

Deployment
Deployment

A handful of Squats were still just outside the city gates preparing for departure, as the alarms went off, slowly they turned their ponderous vehicles about and prepared to engage the Eldar Raiders alongside the humans.

For hours the war raged. Casualties were horrendous on both sides. A graceful Eldar knight was brought to its knees, its spiritstone shattered by precision bombardment. A massive mushroom cloud heralded the launch of Squat rad bombs, and gave the orbiting defence platforms a target to fire at.

The mighty Avatar of Khaine himself was seen stalking the battlefield, wrecking tanks and troops alike until he was banished by the stalwart defenders. Two more Wraithknight stalked towards the Imperial lines, the Guard massed their fire, but could not fell the mighty spirit walkers. Defeat seemed inevitable…

Then, as suddenly as the attack started, the Eldar were gone. Whatever their purpose had been in attacking the city, no one can say, certainly they had taken nothing, and left carnage, but it is not the Eldar way to waste lives. No one had reported sightings of the Dark Eldar leaders, and several Squat mining teams had not appeared for their assigned duties. Were the two events connected?

What was the Eldar’s mysterious objective?

Was this all part of some larger plan as yet unclear to the Imperium?

These questions loomed large as the Squats and Humans counted their dead….” Continue reading The Defence of Pandarus

Club Meet 30.5.15

Another two weeks has passed and the latest club meet has rolled around!

Dark Eldar vs Wolves
Dark Eldar vs Wolves

Tonight saw the Heroquest campaign continue, Sam’s Dark Eldar take on Lee’s Space Wolves and Sam throwing down the gauntlet to Matt’s Guard.

In the Heroquest campaign the band of adventuring Heroes made it deeper into the depths of Kellars Keep… It’s amazing seeing how many differences there are in the UK and US versions! It feels like we only got half the game!!

At some point we might have to do a comparison article, but that’ll have to wait for another day.

Back to our brave band of adventures they managed to successfully overcome the obstacles that were placed in there way. Highlights included the Dwarf failing to disarm almost every trap he came across, the Barbarian failing to exit a magically locked door (despite all the other part members walking through it in from of him) and the Barbarian one shooting what should have been a challenging and scary Chaos Sorcerer! Continue reading Club Meet 30.5.15

Club Meet 2/5/15

It’s not often that a new Codex has such a polarising effect as the new Eldar one has had. There has been a large part of the Wargaming Community (dubbed Whinegamers – Matt) who have stated that this is the most broken book known to man and will win all games…

IMG_2412With the new Eldar book in hand Gaz had thrown down the gauntlet to Matt’s Imperial Guard, this could be the makings of the unstoppable force vs the immovable object…

Before we look at that game let’s look at the other two games of the evening.

First up was Sam’s Dark Eldar vs Dave’s Raven Guard, 2,000pts a piece. Dave had gone for as many bodies as possible mainly mounted in Rhino’s and Drop Pods, which Sam was not prepared for. The result was massed ‘flamey death’ as Dreadnaughts toasted the Eldar in their transports and Tactical and Assault Marines cut down the survivors… Continue reading Club Meet 2/5/15

Valhallan Ice Warrior Cosplay by Kosataya

You may have seen a post of the page recently with a Russian style female Space Marine from Khelga Khromaya, well it looks like Russia has more than just Marines, it also has Imperial Guard in the form of Kosataya as a Valhallan Ice Warrior.

Props: LARPoratory Photo: Kirchos Model & Postproduction: : Natalya Blinkova
Props: LARPoratory, Photo: Kirchos, Model & Postproduction: Natalya Blinkova (Kosataya)

Both of these are examples of Cosplay (Costumed Play), basically it boils down to dressing/acting as a character you like. Having looked on Deviant Art it turns out there are loads of great examples where people have taken the imagery and style of Warhammer and 40K and made outfits of their own ranging from the humble Guardsman or Empire soldier all the way to Space Marine Terminators. Continue reading Valhallan Ice Warrior Cosplay by Kosataya