Warhammer 40,000
Warhammer 40,000 or simply Warhammer 40K is a miniature-based tabletop game. It involves building and painting your own miniature army and pit them against others' on a dioramic 6x4 or 4x4 feet table using a standardized set of game rules. Miniature armies come in various factions, from Imperial commandos to space-faring orks, each with its own background stories (what 40K players call "fluff") and combat units.

My army, a sub-faction of the Adeptus Astartes or the Space Marines, is of the so-called Dark Angels Chapter - one of thousands of regiments of bio-enhanced supersoldiers created by the Emperor of Man to impose his will throughout the grim universe of the 41st millennium.

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Dark Angels of the Adeptus Astartes
The Dark Angels Chapter is first among legions of Space Marines bred by the Emperor from his own genetic imprints. Enhanced physiologically for combat operations, they are literally Angels of Death in the battlefield, sowing fear to anyone who dared oppose their mandate. Their homeworld, Caliban - now reduced to a barren asteroid after an epic battle against their traitorous Brothers - holds the Chapter's mobile fortress-monastery called the Tower of Angels. Here, deep within the labyrinthine pathways to the underground caverns, lies the key to their monastic nature. The Dark Angels hides a millenia-long secret that compromised their honor. It is with this reason that they and their Successor Chapters are called the Unforgiven.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

RHGC Games Day 2007

Last June 11, RHGC founder, Oberon Tan, hosted a day of open gaming to members and friends of the Rolling Hills Gaming Club on the RHGC HQ in New Manila. Tournaments for Warhammer Fantasy Battles, Warhammer 40K, and WARMACHINE/Hoardes were organized to highlight the day's happenings.

I, myself, was enlisted to play for two gaming systems: Warhammer 40K (as part of last year's Gladiator Cup qualifiers) and WARMACHINE/Hoardes (open registration). I've already updated the "Battle Statistics" link in my sidebar to reflect the results of my games that day.

The tourney format and the army lists I used is as follows:

Warhammer 40,000
Cities of Death - 1000pts
Codex Space Marines
Strategems: ammunition dump, power generator, preliminary bombardment
Reclusiarch (Jump Pack, Terminator Honours, Melta Bombs)
2x6 Assault Squad (Veteran Sergeant in Powerfist, 2 Flamers)
2x5 Sniper Scouts
1x8 Devastator Squad (4 Missile Launchers)
2x1 Landspeeder Tornado Squadron

Royal Cygnar Army
Commander Adept Sebastian Nemo
Thunderhead Heavy Warjack
1x6 Stormblades
Ogrun Bokur (Mercenary)

A round of World of Warcraft:CCG games ensued after all the tabletop wars ended. Several decks were represented that day:
Obi (Gorebelly - Orc Warrior)
Arvin (Tauren Shaman)
Naj (Draenei Shaman)
Jacob (Litori Frostburn - Human Mage)
Lito (Dizdemona - Gnome Warlock)
Romy (Night Elf Hunter)

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Total War - Second and Third Leg

My results for the second and third salvo of the "Total War" tournament is now available at the "Game Statistics" link on my sidebar.


For the third leg of the tourney, I've enlisted more aid from the Royal Cygnaran Army! I borrowed from Jake a Major Vicky Haley, Trencher Lieutenant, and a Trencher Sharpshooter to bolster my brigade. I've used the Haley (as a Captain) instead of Sebastian Nemo for the entire four games. I say, Haley has the best potential for a caster-kill among the primary Cygnaran warcasters but her playstyle is more geared towards defense like her superior, Stryker.

I won twice that day and lose twice too. That left me 11 points behind Tiny for the Cygnaran faction coin award! I just need at least two wins over Tiny's results for that coveted baubble.

For the coin!!!

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Never forgive! Never forget!