Sunday, 15 April 2012

A weekend of Gaming at Vonwar, And a big grin from ear to ear!

Hi guys, just a short post today to say I had a fantastic time this weekend At Vonwar, which was run by Nick Jenkin of Vonwar, and hosted by Triple Helix which is my friendly local independent gaming store.

It was a two day event, 5 games at 2300points.

I want to do the games justice, so I will write them up and post them in another post, but I will stick up the photos of some of the armies which took part, and a couple of action shots. You will notice I have left out one army... Mine! because I want to introduce some of my new monsters on Hive Splinter Borlin before diving into some dramatic gaming action on here.

I've tried to remember the names of the owners, and will update this post if I can find a comprehensive list.


Andy "Sammael" Driver's Ravenwing

Gary Brailoford's drop/dread force

Dave McCoy's Unlucky Sisters

James Wick's Poor Poor Blood Angels
Steve Prince's Terminator Force
Matt Cornforth's fallen marines?
A Fantastic Necron force, it really looks ancient and "undead"

OJ's Grey knights, with ACTUAL grey knights in it!

Pete Bradley's Orks
Another Ork Force
Mike's Drop/Dread Heavy Blood Angels
The battle worn TAU army

Henley's Day-Glow Tyranids

A couple of Action shots to Whet your appetite!

Cheers for Dropping by
More posts soon.
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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.