Preparing For War: The Road to Warhammer World
We’ve been a little quiet here haven’t we? Sorry about that!
Myself, along with a number of friends including fellow Sprues and Brewer Matt are planning a two day trip to Warhammer World at the end of December. That’s two days of Warhammer 40,000 fought over the mighty tables in the halls of Warhammer World!
Day One is going to consist of multiple one vs one games using per-determined missions. The idea is that the forces of good shall be fighting that of evil, with the several outcomes all combining together to provide bonuses for the second day.
Day Two is the big one… 3 vs 3, Apocalypse style!! The aforementioned bonuses will be carried into this game. We haven’t fully decided what these are going to be right now, so we are all ears if anyone has any suggestions!
Now the important part…the miniatures! We are all planning on taking 2,500 points worth of armies, all fully painted. If your going to run a mini campaign at the home of Warhammer, it just has to be done right, right?
I’ve started to build a Adeptus Mechanicus force, and while I haven’t fully written up a list, it will most certainly be led by Belisarius Cawl. I’ve recently had the bonus of the release of the army book, which although the core rules haven’t changed much since the Imperium Two Index, still throws in some awesome new stuff, such as the Forge World Dogmas and Wargear. I’ve already had a couple of smaller games to get used to the force, and also to get an idea of what I’m going to be taking to Warhammer World. So far my favourite units have to be the Dunecrawler armed with a Neutron Laser with a Tech Priest stood behind it keeping it going. I’ve also really enjoyed the Rangers, with their long range rifles and 6+ invulnerable save, backed up by re-rolling hits with Cawl nearby. I’ll go into further detail about my army when I start my project log (which I promise will be much better than my Tyranid one!).
Fellow brewer Matt, inspired from their presence in the Dark Imperium box is pressing on his his army of Death Guard. Bolstered by their own rule book and of course the release of the Lord of Death himself, Mortarion, from my couple of early encounters against the force his army is going to take some beating! Again, I don’t think Matt has fully decided on his force yet however I’d put money on the new Death Shroud Terminators, along with the new tanks and several new characters.
Our friend Jason is bringing to the battlefield the forces of the Ultramarines led by their Primarch, Roboute Gulliman! Or should that be an Eldar force? OK…so he hasn’t full decided yet, however whichever army he brings with him will be a mighty force, as he always ensures his army has synergy, bringing out the best in the units he uses. He’s also very lucky with dice rolls…
Mike is bringing the Orks to the WAAAAAGGGHHHH!! He’s still tinkering with his list, but once again from the warm-up battles I’ve had against him, with his number of tanks he can very quickly get within close combat distance. A ton of hard hitting multi attack Orks in your grill as early as turn two? Ouch!!
With all this warfare going on, you didn’t think the Dark Eldar would want to miss out did you? Lee is bringing his Raiders, Incubi and Warriors to the battlefield. Much like the Orks, they are incredibly fast moving and I was very surprised by how much firepower they can unleash. A large number of them have very effective Poison weapons, which will bring in the hardest of units to their knees!
Death Guard… Orks… Dark Eldar… The forces of good need further assistance! No fear however as Brett is bringing his army of Blood Angels to help out! I’m not sure what his list is looking like at the moment, but I can tell you his fantastically painted Knight will be present, dishing out pain to whatever crosses its path.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be keeping you all updated on our progress as our trip to Warhammer World approaches.
If you have any suggestions on missions, special rules, etc that you think we may include during our two days please feel free to comment on this post or leave us a message on one of our many social media pages, it would be great to hear from you!