Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Calneage List Update

I just got back from a rather messy weekend at a festival. and get a suprise visit from my friend John, my Ally for the Calneage game, we decided to modify a few things in my force despite my rather cloudy feeling in my head (oh the things i do for this hobby...)

We decided that the Scout Sentinal with Missile Launcher was utterly pointless, there shoulnt be any armour on the table that the autocannons shouldnt be able to sort out, and the armour 10 isnt nearly as useful as the 12 armour on our armoured sentinals (i'm taking 1, and he's taking 2)

so dropping the 45 point walker gave me room for more wargear on my squads. (many Grenade launchers :D:D:D:D:D)

The List Looks like this now

Platoon Command Squad - Power Sword, 2x Grenade Launchers. 50 points

Infantry Squad 1 - Autocannon, Grenade Launcher. 65 points

Infantry Squad 2 - Autocannon, Grenade Launcher. 65 points

Conscripts (20 men). 80 points

Heavy Weapon Team 1 - 3x Heavy Bolters. 75 points

Heavy Weapon Team 2 - 3x Autocannons. 75 points

Armoured Sentinal with Plasma Cannon. 75 points

This comes to 485 points, so i have 15 spare.

i am thinking of using these points for a Missile launcher for the platoon command squad, as the only other things i could spend them on would be a standard, or 3 vox's

the standard will only be a platoon standard, which only gives the squad a +1 to combat results, which isnt very useful.

the vox's would be useless because the only squads i would use the orders on (heavy weapon squads or conscripts) can't take vox's anyway.

so after writing that, ive decided the missile launcher is the best choice (i would prefer an autocannon, but i dont have anymore of those left, and the ones i have yet to build have no bases left as i used them up re-basing other squads)


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The Lucky 88th History

The Lucky 88th

The Royal planet of Borlina is just off the Cadian gate, once a thriving hive planet with a high percentage of royal and rich descendants from Terra itself. Now a diseased, war torn hell hole, home to a twisted secret the Inquisition would rather not recount.

The Curse of Borlina

During a Chaos incursion (Blood & Bile of the Rich Invasion 960.M41) Inquisitor Payne ordered the Orbital Bombardment of the entire planet, choosing Viral Bombing as the means of execution of the foul beasts and corrupted Governors.
Unfortunately the Borlina PDFs were also sentenced to death, whilst deeply in conflict with the Chaos forces.
Under pressure from Inquisitor Rayvenn (of the Black Storm), Inquisitor Payne mercifully ordered areas with high concentrations of loyal forces to be bombed with a weaker strain of the virus. Whilst the planet was bombed with Virus 1, a highly corrosive airborne agent which subsides after 1 day. Virus 13 (a Plague like virus with no corrosive element) was deemed legal for use over loyalist troops, who were forewarned, advised to find cover and don gas equipment. Low on supplies, deep in conflict and without gas equipment the lucky 88th miraculously fought off Virus 13 as if it was a bad case of flu.


A nearby Commissariat fleet jumped at the opportunity to put together their own personal force and made planet fall to gather together the pockets of loyal troops into a fighting regiment. This proved quite difficult, requiring the aid of the nearby Space Marine chapters (“Dragon Marines” and “Black Storm”) to seek out loyal forces.

The largest surviving regiment had barricaded themselves in the Master Palace, which impressed the commissariat no end, for it was a disease ridden nightmare, the very palace itself was a Nurgle infested monstrocity.
Having already adopted the name “Lucky 88th” due to the large amount of survivors from the 88th regiment the troops added a Lucky Ace symbol to their armour and vehicles, much to the annoyance of the commissariat who view it as graffiti and unofficial. In return the more senior commissars keep their gas-masks on when in combat to stir anger into the men, making them fight harder for the injustice caused to them. Lower Commissars tend not to test such practises, wary of the men turning on them when cut off from high command.

Recruitment: The Virus Run

Any outsider coming into contact with any surviving member of the Borlina virus attacks must first be inoculated from the infectious version of the virus which can be fatal to weaker immune systems. New Recruits however are not so lucky. Firstly they are put through a year of heavy training wearing gas masks. Graduation into the Lucky 88th is only complete after a gruelling month fighting through the Virus Run, a heavily infected area of the former Borlingrav Palace, now a Bastion of pestilence and disease. The survivors of this infamous death zone gain the respect of the rest of the regiment, except for the veterans who hate all outsiders including the commissariat.