As of last week, the 82nd has obtained the Relic of Smaerd and is now on the run from the Sisters of
Battle as they try to bring it to a secure location.
This week's battle is Running Battle from the Vigilus Defiant campaign. The armies have been built to 1,000 points and are heavy on vehicles in order to capture the feel of a high speed chase through the ruins of the city of Smaerd.
In Running Battle, the models and terrain all slide down the table 6" at the start of each round, after the first. To capture the feel of moving through the city, we started putting more natural looking terrain down at the beginning of turn 3. That way it felt like they had reached the edge of town and were nearly away.
Will the Steel Legion secure the Relic? Or will Celetine's Battle Sisters seize control of it?
It's time for this week's progress update! I had originally planned to do a bunch of hobby on Sunday, but was sidelined with sickness. I did manage to do one of the riders, but was so out of it that trying to do all of them was a no go.
The rest of the riders were finished on Monday after I was fully recuperated.
Last Wednesday night my friend Daryl and I had a 1,000 point game of Warhammer 40k using my Steel Legion and his new Sisters of Battle army. We played the scenario "The Relic" from the core rulebook and it was a blast.
We started talking about it afterwards and decided to do a narrative rivalry between the two armies over who controls this relic of the Imperium.
I've decided to write up what happened in each game, not so much as a turn by turn battle report but as a journal of events. Keep in mind, that while my army is pretty well assembled and battle ready, his is a deep work in progress and he is still waiting on the new models to release.
As such there some heavy proxying and grey plastic happening in his current army. There's also some on my end too, as I try new units out. But it's all pretty casual and for fun anyway. As we build and paint, it'll all look nicer, but for now it is what it is.
As I mentioned earlier, this week's game was a 1,000 point match and we randomly determined the scenario, which ended up being The Relic. We went with base rulebook scenarios and deployments to keep it simple, since Daryl had never played Sisters before.
Deployments were also chosen from the rulebook and randomly determined. We ended up with the shallow triangle deployment zone, which has each starting area peaked in the middle and 9" from the center of the table.
Another light week over here as I relax a bit and recenter, before jumping back into projects.
This week I decided to paint up the converted Death Korps of Krieg Death Rider biker and see how he looks fully painted! It really tied him together and he looks like he belongs like this, that's always a good thing.