Monday, 23 September 2013

1 year on! Hello again!

So nearly exactly a year since my last post. I can't believe it's been that long.

In that time I've managed to get a new job, move to the midlands, and invest a lot of money in Kickstarter projects and start playing a few new systems...

The truth is I haven't been out of the hobby, just preoccupied most of the time with other things (LifeTM)

My local gaming group back south has started to play infinity over the past few months so I got involved with a small force myself, to be detailed in a future post.

I personally have begun to get into Star Wars: X-Wing. Being a Star Wars nut since I was little I couldn't resist. Again I will go into more details in the near future.

To kick start my gaming, I've been visiting a few local gaming groups here in the midlands, last night I found a great little group, the Hinckley H.A.Gs where I managed to get in a couple of games of X-Wing

In this photo, I'd managed to pull off a genius move that landed my TIE fighters right up behind The Millennium Falcon, cinematic I thought!

The future:
So my current set up doesn't allow me to move through a lot of painting, but I am doing little bits here and there. Currently I'm working on my infinity force, they are about 80% done, needing the details finishing, washed and then tidied up.

I've left my 40k back home until I'm in a more long term position up here, but I've brought my smaller systems to paint up

Sedition Wars

So I have plenty of painting to do, some is started already.

Not to fear, 40k is still my main gaming system, I'm probably going to wait until the new Tyranid codex before I get back into it too much, and hopefully the new Imperial Guard codex will breathe new life into the Lucky 88th. And beyond that, Terrain and gaming boards will be my future focus, I have plans...

So until the next time!

It's Good to be back :)

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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.