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Rise of the Warlords

Spudweiser

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Feb 5, 2019
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Beat you last time.

Who is weakest - The weak? Or the...weaker ones who are weak against them. The weak, that is.

Shut up Spud.
Well said my friend.

Our tie breaker shall reveal all!!! A glorious victory for the imperium for sure.

Though according to lore I did not lose and I have already won huzzah!!!
 
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Spudweiser

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That's what I love about these games. The dice make your characters do different things, so you have to adapt. I had it.in my head that Beorl was a wise but fierce old warrior. Turns out he's a prideful headstrong lunatic, who's now under a death sentence!
Me too, fun to see where things lead you and develop the narrative naturally and gives your dudes personality.

I shall be working on some for my own and see what I can come up with and share with you.
 
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Spudweiser

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Far from it. I've found the Wolves tougher than some Chaos Types.
Me too but I like the banter lol. Bjorn is amazingly good and a lot of units I find are stubborn trying to remove especially with the attacks they throw out combined with strategies. @Stubram but I will win next time I’ve decided.
 
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Domino

Ganger
Jul 16, 2014
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Wyke Road, Weymouth, Dorset
Narrative: Game 1

Winds buffeted the wastes and derelict buildings in this monument to Mon-Kiegh folly as Cabaer Morgath directed his volunteers to his planned approach for what should be a quick, clean strike against the the Astartes.
His hope was that they could relieve the Priest of his stolen relic, a fragment of life giving starlight hidden in an ancient skull. The foolish Priest knew not what he carried. The skull was from Altansar, Maugan Ra's Craft World, and possession of it may encourage the Reapers to join the cause. They needed their fire-power to assist them if they were to successfully reactivate the primary gate.
One of his Rangers approached. 'The Seers are concerned,' he reported. 'They say that this storm is reflected and magnified in the Aether and its affecting their ability to divine the available paths.'
'Request that they do their best, this is important.'
The Ranger signalled understanding and left. Calbaer continued to monitor his comms until the signal stating all was set.
He sent out a thought. One word, 'Go'.

With the winds hampering them, the Aeldari force manoeuvred with the support of the Seers, whose ability was strained by the maelstrom in the immaterium leading to ineffectual fire from the Rangers. It was the same for their foe, yet their armour which was generally stronger though cruder offered better protection.
The priest hadn't revealed himself as yet, but the Rangers started to whittle down the enemies pets, meaning they would have to rely on their own prowess for the remainder of the confrontation.
On the right flank the Warp Spiders lured the Astartes units away from where the seers reported their target was hiding. Stranding those units in no-mans land, most of the Aeldari force swept to the left whilst the Spiders continued to harass the foe in order to slow them down.

Calbaer's force was suffering heavy casualties as punishing bolter shots ripped through armour and flesh with the ease of a knife through butter.
He gave the order and his reserves revealed themselves, adding to the confusion as the Banshees charged forward, Psychosonic Amplifiers buffeting the foe with screams and wails designed to debilitate them before they were cut down by the sword. At the same time, the Scorpions struck the same target from behind, masks spitting plasma death into the hapless Blood Claws to be finished by blade and pistol.
And there he was. The Priest revealed himself...

The Fire Dragons were unable to cope with the fire-power of the Dreadnought as it quickly cut them down and proceeded to pursue the Dire Avengers.
The battle was going against them as more Aeldari forces fell with almost no impact on these power aemoured Mon-Kiegh.
'Kill the Priest now,' he sent the command even as swift machines and the enemy commander fell upon him and the Seers, forcing them to fight for their lives as the remnants of their support dwindled away. He felled the Astartes Warlord as the code came through telling him that the Banshee Exarch had succeeded.
Sending the withdraw code, he prepared to fade into the shadows and leave. Fate had other ideas though as a swift strike from a biker took him from behind...

The Banshee Exarch used all her skill to leave the field with the prize. She could feel the power of it, an affinity with death and life released from the corrupting taint and influence of the blundering Astartes.
They knew not what they had and misused it.
Now it would be cleansed in the Court by the Seers and Exarchs to ready it for purpose.
 

Stubram

Gang Hero
Jul 9, 2016
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Holy biscuit. Great write up. Love how we’ve taken a fairly minor point in the game (my priest being a bit useless and your exarch killing him and then failing her morale test. Neither of which had anything to do with the official mission) and making a whole plot out of it.

Looking forward to the next one
 

Domino

Ganger
Jul 16, 2014
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Wyke Road, Weymouth, Dorset
Thanks.
It was a bit rushed and last minute as I have had little time on my hands to review and write up a report.
Once I get properly into the swing of the campaign, the reports and narrative will improve.
 

Domino

Ganger
Jul 16, 2014
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Wyke Road, Weymouth, Dorset
Post battle Narrative Game 1


Calbaer had awoken on the battlefield after the Astartes had left him for dead.
He was notoriously difficult to kill and the Mon-Kiegh bikers hadn't bothered to check their handy work. As a result he checked his wounds and then scoured the battlefield for the fallen, collecting the way stones of the dead for the infinity circuit.
Others on the field that survived he assisted as best he could before leading them back to the web way. The cost had been too high, but now they knew what they were truly facing.
They would have to be cleansed.
The ground they held wrested from them by sword and shuriken fire.
They would pay in blood...


The Exarchs with guidance from the Seers performed the ritual of cleansing upon the skull, driving the taint left by the priests bungling. As the ritual progressed the sockets lit with the bright light of an ancient sun, blinding in its intensity.
The Exarch of the reaper shrine, Harvest of the Purple Heart, took the skull and appeared to pass his hand through the artefact and draw out a bright red gem that flickered with flame that had no heat.
Holding both the skull and flaming gem, the exarch silently moved to a Spiritseer and presented the gem which was ritually accepted. He then turned, holding the skull facing the direction he was heading, the Reapers falling ritually into step behind as they headed for thier Shrine...


Calbaer and his rag tag band of survivors were being tended by the healers, wounds closing and bones setting as the Psychic song manipulated their very cells into renewing themselves.
He felt vital and energetic as the pulse of khaine's heart was felt throbbing through the infinity circuit, raising the battle lust in the Craftworlds residents.
As soon as he was ready, he was going back with his strike force.
And this time he was going to destroy them...