Saturday, 1 January 2011

First VBR!!

Yes thats right, my first video battle report.

Be warned, it has cheesy music, and isn't very informative, but i'm currently sourcing more interesting video editing software to do a more decent one in the future!

So anyway, i hope you enjoy my first journey into online video

So some info on the game itself.

the lucky 88th called in reinforcements from a space marine and blood angel detachment.

opposing the lucky 88th and a few marines with dreadnaught reinforcements, an eldar and dark eldar combination stalked through the buildings. on the far right, a gibbering horde of tyranids was belting across the snowy plains towards the rest of the steadfast marines.

3 players a side, 1500 points a player.

1500 points a player

The shot with a double 1 is for the miraculous leadership test at the end of the assault between the conscripts and some eldar striking scorpions.

The game was drawn to a close with the tyranids being executed to a man/monster. The lucky 88th close to being overun by advancing eldar troops, but with both marine reinforcements on route to clear up the xenos.

Cheers for dropping by


EDIT: just noticed the badly spliced in shot of a totally different game system that somehow made it in. thats for a future post - and possible new blog. WHOOPS! - its actually Dystopian Wars from Spartan Games. an excellent game i will be jumping into over the next few months.




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.