Monday, August 17, 2015

INQ28: Dwellers of Septmis.

A 'quick-n-dirty' paintjob to get this Dweller painted up to match something similar to a concept.

Conversion is fairly basic,  but the Dwellers are essentially supposed to be a gross humanoid alien that represent the survivors of a crippled alien race that tried to tangle with the Imperium a few thousand years back,  The Dwellers were created in the FFG Rouge Trader expansion 'Kronus Beastiary' which has a whole series of charts for random generation of alien flora, fauna, and civilizations. We came to the conclusion of semi-slug semi-bird like creature, with this disgusting style of out-of-body digestion being a commonality among the natives of their homeworld.  

The tyranid arms are there to represent your basics of an alien crafted bio-weapon, pistol, shotgun and rifle, all of which will likely be fairly apparent given the design of the weapons. 

These are the Tau from the last AAR,  their newly added Dweller or My'calo in the language of the Tau. 

As for the Rouge Traders from the previous AAR, they can be found here!

The "Shore" Party    - Link

Sunday, August 16, 2015

INQ28's: Tau on Septmis

The Tau had dispatched their covert operations team many months before, an amalgamation of murderers, aristocrats, scientists, engineers and more, all for the express intent of disabling Imperial watch posts, navy positions and sewing havoc behind the lines. Their official name is Sept Yubusekai, another extrapolation of linguistics to fool human intelligence into thinking their problem is either false or vastly more severe than it truly is...

The team, equipped with a prototype vessel, finds itself on the planet of Septmis, a world which once was the shining capitol of an alien empire, now a blasted grassland taiga inhabited by the feralized remnants of the former xenos empire, split into a variety of clans denoted by the bright colorization of their hair paint.

+++Planet Septmis Data Link+++

The Tau's mission would be to set up a listening post, to encourage the natives,  called 'Spews' in Low Gothic,  My'calo in Tau,  and 'Dwellers' in their own tounge.  and lastly to take a sample of their remaining technology.

-What follows is a mission report from the operations team commander, one Aun'la Zarkith.

Tau Operation Septimus Mission Report

Day 1: uneventful, established post, minimal use of resources

Day 2: one missile fired from crisis suit at unidentified Arvus-Lander with out CO consent, Weapons systems for post set up, Arvus landed near by, estimated at 5 Km near town of Bluepeak.

       Two alien vehicles approached of Imperial origin, Words exchanged no fight ensued crew of mixed My'calo and Human origin. Visited My'calo town of Bluepeak discovered rouge traders giving them P7077 marked containers of water. 

Day 2 1/2: after talks with the humans and the My'calo, a battle is going to shortly ensue....

Day 3: early morning the humans attack. "raw meat" fires a missile knocking one of two Arvus landers out of the sky, which crashed into the city killing dozens of My'calo and burning several buildings.  The battle escalated and the listening post was assaulted, but defended, the My'calo village of Bluepeak sustained several thousand wounded, and nearly two hundred dead. Both human landers were destroyed, many of their assault team lay dead,  and the remainders were handed to the My'calo as captives.

Team Injuries:

Shas'ui Vaarken has sustained a minor concussion
Kor've Lu-un is undergoing symptoms of PTSD
Shas'vre 'Raw Meat' has sustained major lacerations and a concussion, his battlesuit is very damaged.
Por'ul Kash is also reporting minor mental strain.
I sustained two las wounds in the abdomen,

 Overall Status: The My'calo now believe Humans to be enemies. and a Listening post is now established. As a sign of fealty, the Blue elders have given us one of their bravest soldiers,  his name is My'calo Thaspgh.  We recommend the Blue Dwellers of Septmis as candidates for galactic education, and inclusion into the greater good.

                     Overall mission was a Minor Success

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Total War Map Campaign pt.2

Game:  Rome: Total War
Mod:  Warhammer Total War
Map Maker :  Hexagrapher (Free)
Rules for Campaign:  Here
[Click on Photos for a Better Look]

With the Nyssoak Confederation growing in strength and wealth by the hour, the Noblemen and Coastal Kings of the barren Jarra region, with the assistance of the dispossessed shamanic congress of the Lurtuk swear an oath of mutual military assistance, forming the Jarra Tribes as a nation state. 

The Winds of the North again grow in Power, icy winds blow across the bleak forests and uncomfortable shadows contort at the horizons edge.

The Khuvtan fortify their borders,  the Nyssoak take cautious positions in their newly captured territory. 

In the South, the Saladin march on the Hill Tribes (minor faction), and with their 2nd and 3rd Armies join the tribes in pitched battle. 

The Armies of the Saladin arrayed for battle

The missile cavalry of the Saladin armies, skirmish with the onrushing tribesmen. Saladin regiments reveal themselves from ambush and rain arrows onto the enemy

Halberd wielding infantry hit the tribesmen 

The Hill Tribe begins to break, Saladin Infantry assault remaining tribal regiments

The Hill Tribe falters and begins to rout, Saladin cavalry chase down the enemy

Saladin Archer view of the battlefield.

In the North, the Jarra Tribes, send their 2nd Army, North to put down another indigenous population, this time a population of brutal volcano worshippers called the Acktrag. 

The Jarra, deploy in a fish hook on the top of a ridge to make the best of their ranged weapons 

The Acktrag advance,  with flanking ranged cavalry hitting the Jarra on the left. and the main body avoiding the bottom of the ridge as best as possible.

a view from the bottom of the ridge up towards the Jarra

The Acktrag assault on the Jarra left is beaten back, though it is a close run thing

Jarra Spearmen charge down the ridge to catch the regrouping Acktrag before they can reconstitute a threat

The way up to the Jarra left is littered with corpses

Through an unfortunate turn of events for the regrouping Acktrag in the valley below, cavalry and light infantry regiments chasing routing Acktrag missile cav, have surrounded them, The remaining Acktrag would be charged from three sides, only 3 tribesmen would make it from the battlefield alive

a view in the valley after the battles end

More to come!

-Your Favorite Madman-