Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
I played a 1000 point game of Zone Mortalis this afternoon with my Imperial Fists versus Ultramarines. The mission was Void Strike from the Horus Heresy Blood in the Void rules. Note these missions are a series of boarding actions that take place inside a spaceship... Pretty cool and you roll to see what effects take place inside the ship at the beginning of each turn !
Both Legions want to be the first to launch a surprise assault versus the hated Word Bearers on a nearby undisclosed planet but cannot reach an agreement who'll get the honor. The two Praetors meet and decide that both will select a small war party to battle each other... the victor wins the right to first strike versus the traitors.
I wanted to field an army with no special characters and also use a unique unit that you don't see often (i.e., Destroyers led by a Moritat).
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Hi all !
The new Deathwatch codex is just what we need to end the domain of Tau and Eldar ! GW hit it out of the park with this new codex... It's going to be very popular for competitive 40k. I'll have an initial review up this week.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
---------------------------- Going for the Kill versus Omegon
A lot of people don't realize that Terrans made up many of the veterans for the original legions and the vast majority were never swayed by Horus or his dark cohorts to turn against the Emperor. Sure there are some such as Astelan of the Dark Angels that are a mar against everything right in the world but fortunately they are an exception.
To me that says a lot and it's something to be remembered. Imperial Fists' home world is Terra so in a big way they are all veterans. People like Graham McNeil who is no longer an author for the Black Library liberally took a dump on Imperial Fists to promote his favorite renegade legion the Iron Warriors. In truth if you ever would take the time to explore the official records you'll find that the Imperial Fists won the majority of their fights versus the Iron Warriors. It's also important to note that Pertarabo the Primarch of the Iron Warriors always chose not to engage Rogal Dorn in a challenge.
The Imperial Fists are an epitome example of a loyalist legion by simple virtue alone. As noted above Imperial Fists are often depicted as bumbling buffoons but nothing could be farther from the truth. It was Rogal Dorn that slaved the Emperor to the Golden Throne so enraged by the actions of his father during the final battle on Horus' battle barge.
If you follow the stories from the Black Library in regards to the Heresy the villians win every major battle right until the very end which doesn't sit right with me. This is one of the major thematic problems with how the grand story unfolds as a whole. Just think about it... Who ever won an epic fight with one blow delivered right at the very end? It doesn't work like that in real life so why should we buy into something so fantastic ?