Monday, 2 July 2012

Marching on

Hello to all my blogging/forum friends, followers, and those that have wandered onto this site via google images

I want to assure you this site is not dead, despite the loooong lurches between posts.

those with keen eyes may have noticed yet another side blog appearing. Now I know I have a habit of putting up these side projects, and not posting much on them, well this is soon to stop.

I'm Going to explain some upcoming changes, and how the site will now be run... how it was inteded to be run :)

  • Lucky88th - This is the Hub, main page, of my blogging. It will be where my buying, gaming and tournament play will be posted along with everything Imperial Guard related. In the future I will be including unboxing videos, and painting tutorials (hopefully) This of course involves putting my ugly mug on camera, or at least my awful voice (I've got a voice for written word!)

  • Hive Splinter Borlin - This is where Tyranid related modelling and painting posts will go. along with some minor list detailing.

  • ZOMG!!! - This initially started as a game design "notepad" if you will to share my design thoughts and processes, as you can see I havent gotten very far with that, So I'm going to loosen it up a bit, It will now house anything Zombie related, including my thoughts on the ZOMG!!! game which really is a game I want to produce!

  • Confederated Slates of Antarctica - This blog has stalled, but only because I havent painted anything apart from the beast that is Ajax. When I pick up Dystopian Wars properly, posts will resume.

  • Hull Breached - This is the new guy, after a nailbiting Kickstarter Campaign, I am now awaiting delivery (the first in november, the second in March 2013) of Sedition Wars. I will go into much more detail nearer the time, but I can assure you I have Big plans for Hull Breached. I'm going to stretch my Writing muscle and essentially build a story through this beautiful game. Everything Sedition Wars related will be here.

  • And another Blog still to come - A rubbish working title, I'm just thinking of a cool name for the site, when I do, I've already got models in a decent state for photography, so watch this space if you're a fan of Bladerunner, and Film Noir...

So what does the future hold?

Well I'm going to try and be less hesitant with the posts, I still havent finished my rundown of the Vonwar competition, which I better get a move on because I'm attending another one at the end of this month, Attrition (5th Ed rules), more on that to come soon.

Also, Sedition Wars isn't the only game I've been throwing money at recently. But I'll reveal that when it arrives in the post.

Now, It's Personal

Personally, Im Intending to move house in October (a nice Birthday present) The Girlfreind has agreed that we'll split the spare bedroom as an office (for her), and a wargames painting station/display area (for her.... no, me!)

I'm confident this will eventually lead to an improved production rate for myself, and anticipate my blog to reach what most bloggers would call "bare minimum" in no time at all! :D

My thoughts on 6th Edition 40k:         "It can wait till I can be bothered to get it"

I'm genuinely excited for a new edition of 40k. but I'm in no rush to grab a copy, I can't see me needing to play a game of it for a few months yet, So I'll get the painting done first, then I'll worry about catching up nearer the end of the year, after a deluge of other games and projects.

So, to the future!

You see, I'm not dead, just so snowed under with so many projects I don't know where to begin, but with my Guard needing work for Attrition, and some large orders heading my way, I need to get on and do something. So until the next post (ETA: sometime soonish!)

Cheers for sticking around!

Also I'm thinking of doing some kind of prize draw... these always work well for fledgling blogs right?

ohhh what a tease!


OH I almost forgot!!


is on the 21st and 22nd July, It's a mini Wargames Con, in Wiltshire, England, loads of traders, and plenty of games being played in organised tournaments. a great afternoon's wander for any gamer in the southwest of england, thats for sure!

I will be there, and reporting via photo's, maybe video...
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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.