Getting Back to It

I’m truly excited to get both Mark and Norm to sit at the bar and discuss how and why to name a character.  We will also have an in depth discussion on the 2015 Apoc Finale.  I have an interview lined up with Norm to discuss his homemade City Realm of Battle board that is sure to intrigue our listeners.

NGC40k Episode 010; How to Start a Narrative Game

NGC40k Episode 010

 

In our tenth episode Mark and Peter discuss hobby, what makes a game a narrative game and how to start a narrative game.

Bolter Segment: Brother Maxus, with Sergeant Valus, communicates with their Strike Cruiser only to find something from the warp is about to alter their plans.

Book Review: We switch gears in our coverage of the Shield of Baal series with the flash fiction “Wraithflight” by Guy Haley. This book gives you a new and interesting perspective of what the Tyranid truly are.

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2015 Apoc Finale

The 2015 Apoc Finale was a overwhelming success. I wanted to thank all the participants for making it the best event to date. A huge thanks to Pegasus Games for letting us take up their entire gaming space. Big thank you to the event sponsors: Kromlech, Mechanical Warhorse and Secret Weapon Miniatures.  Thank you Aaron, Andy and Matt for providing the FAT mats that just made the terrain pop even more.  Special thanks to my friend Al for coming down and taking all the photos of the event.  Brian and David, the men behind the Chaos Incursion, a hearty thank you.  And thank you John from Pickle Jar bbq & pie for supplying the best food in Madison, WI.

Boy so many things to discuss, look for Episode 11, we will discuss the entire event from start to finish.  In the end we had a 5’x22′ table holding over 90,000 points.  Even John Kovalic, the artist of Dork Tower stopped by to see the spectacle.

The Tau ended up with three MVPs and the Imperial side had one.  The first Tau MVP was Imotekh for surviving the next two MVPs.  The next two MVPs for the Tau were the two Imperial Warlord Titans, catastrophically exploding in top of turns 2 and 3, removing nearly 60% of the imperial force.  The Imperial MVP was Jeremy and his Space Marine and Elysian army.  Single handedly dropping in the far back field sea of green and bravely challenging the xenos back objective for four solid turns.

In the end it was a xenos victory, 28 to 24.  The Imperial side never gave up and pressed hard to try to catch up from the half, but couldn’t quite pull it off.

Again, thank you everyone for participating and I look forward to seeing all of you next year for Kastorel Novem.  Check out the Apoc Luck page for photos.

May I Present. . . the Aquilla Cathedral

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The goal, make it a large enough ruin for a Warhound to walk through.  That is one of my house Terryn in there for scale.  The board it is resting on is my normal 4’x6′ gaming board.  The other goal, make it have an Aquilla shape when viewed from above.  I’d say mission accomplished.

Great Advice

Tactical Objectives

Dan from The Narrative Guys has written a great article about themed objectives.  I thought this article was totally worth reading and reinforces concepts that Mark and I discuss regularly.  Create a reason that your soldiers are going somewhere and why the command would want them to control it.  Or maybe they need to control it to advance their mission and the game you’re playing is only the pre-mission.

Either way, check out the article.

Less Than Two Weeks !!!

Less than two weeks to go until the final showdown on Agrellan Prime.  You’ve heard me talking about buildings, buildings, buildings for it seems like forever.  I have one last building to complete, the Aquilla Cathedral.  The 2015 Damocles Warzone Apoc Series has been awesome and like last year, nothing tops the Finale.

I want to give a thank you to our event sponsors Kromlech, Mechanical Warhorse and Secret Weapon Miniatures.  I want to give an extra shout out to Kromlech.  They went above and beyond for this event.  When their first event package was lost in transit from Poland, they stepped forward and sent me another prize pack.  That was totally unexpected and I just wanted to say their products, service, and support for the gaming community are top notch.  Go check out all three sponsors on the web.  They have some amazing products.

And I would also like to thank John from Pickle Jar bbq & pie for catering this event.

If you want to see our past Apoc Luck events, go to our facebook page at www.facebook.com/apocluck

NGC40k Episode 009; Death Storm book review

NGC40k Episode 009

In our ninth episode Mark and Peter discuss hobby, narrative events at tournaments, charity events and other cool stuff happening in the community. Did we mention just how big the Shield of Baal campaign series is? We continue the coverage with the novella “DeathStorm” by Josh Reynolds. This book is a great companion to the background given in the box set. It really expands the story.

Bolter Segment: Brother Maxus, with Sergeant Valus, communicates with their Strike Cruiser only to find something from the warp is about to alter their plans.

Hobby Spotlight: Mark and Peter return with another in depth hobby spotlight. Mark really shows off what you can do with what some would perceeve as garbage.  Big Mek Stompa pics

A reminder, don’t forget about Midnight Madness The War on Hungar, Nov 21st-22nd @ SoCal Games and Comics in Temecula, CA

Again from last week, feel free to check out the following hot spots for hobby motivation and modeling tips.

www.guardsman-a-day.blogspot.com/

And

www.youtube.com/channel/UC7jGzOy78KFFTj2JQXnUZow
TemplarsCrusade01

www.dadshobbybench.wordpress.com

*The forums are coming together. I can’t wait to see our listeners participate in the Collatus Sector.