Friday, August 13, 2010

Wild 'n' Crazy Conscripts

Last night we celebrated Conscript Greg's impending nuptials with a party and wargame - back to the old school with Warhammer 40,000 "Rogue Trader" - Greg's Perry Twins Guardsmen versus my RT-era Ork army.

Careful deployment of the troops - I have set up the Orks in the "Devonian Gambit" configuration countered by Greg's "Emperor's Cuirass Defence".


My Orks before the slaughter began. Unfortunately they were the "slaughter-ees."

Some of Greg's very well painted Imperial Guardsmen... the original plastic set.

Cam demonstrating some of the finer points of 40K deployment to Dave V.

"They'll be comin' round the mountain when they come... they'll be driving Orky Scorchas when they come..."

This was fun - a Human Bomb! Now you see him...

Now you don't! And half of the Ork squad is gone too. Where'd they go...?


Outside for brandy and cigars after the game...

Greg expounds his views on Wolverine, C-3P0 and dwarfs...

Wes scans the sky for extraterrestrial spacecraft...
An excellent time was had by all - thanks to those Conscripts who made it out, and especially to Cam for introducing us to the Food of the Gods - Doritos Late Nighter Cheeseburger chips. Om nom nom - so good!!

4 comments:

Kevin H said...

Thanks for hosting, Dallas!

dawnofthelead.com said...

That's a great way to see someone off :D Looks like a good time was had by all, and the only thing better than a party with friends is a party with wargames with friends.

regards,

Mikko / DotL

Greg B said...

Dallas - thanks for hosting, and thanks to everyone who came out.

Rogue Trader is great! This time in particular, because the dice were with us....

Goose on the loose said...

Like many Rogue Trader was my intro too. The game has floors. But there are still some crackingly good parts.

I loved the story driven missions. It made for better justification to play a game than "victory points" alone. It made the games a challenge, not just who cold throw the most dice and get the highest average.

I love the write up and the beakies.. how I rue the day I disposed of my own beakies.

Thanks for sharing.