Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Project Anvil: Activations

The first rough draft of the activation system we've been using to run games of 2nd ed. Warhammer 40K.  We'll be doing a few more PDFs for rules modifications we've been using.  Completely optional and NOT part of the original 40K 2nd edition rules.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Inspiration: RT and 2nd edition in living colour!

A few more high-resolution scans from the wonderful 'Eavy Metal pages of the 2nd ed. rulebook.

It was images like this which stirred my 11-12 year old brain into the setting.  The battle scenes in particular (note: the terrain collection for GW was pretty small and you'd see the same terrain in all of their promo photos and battle reports!)







 







Friday, August 4, 2017

Inspiration: RT/2nd Ed. Art

These were posted up by someone on the wonderful Oldhammer Facebook group so I decided to add them here so more people can enjoy them.  Some nice high resolution pictures of RT/2nd ed. art.









Sunday, July 9, 2017

Inspiration: Yderis Eldar vs. the Tyranids!

It's been a while since I've posted to the blog.  Don't fret, we're still slow-rolling our work on revising 2nd edition for a bit more playability.  I'll be hoping to put up some more datafaxes soon as well!  I appreciate the positive feedback I've been getting in messages and on some of the forums.  Thank you muchly!

Now, a treat - some pictures from a few 2nd ed. games yesterday.  Will have a load more when my partner sends me the rest of the pics!

The first game is set up!
 
A Shining Spear aims for the Hive Tyrant (failing miserably!)
 
 Having failed the first game, the Yderis Eldar set up to defend a trio of Farseers and Warlocks inside the main structure - busy trying to break through the null cloud of the Tyranids swarm --- hoping to get a message through to the Craftworld ships in the system.
 
Maugan Ra leads the defense in aid to the Craftworld.
 
Dire Avengers and Dark Reapers dig in for the waves of the Tyranid assault.
 
Fire Dragons prepare to repel the Tyranid horde.
 
Wayward Eldar Pirates return to aid in their moment of need.  Guardian grav batteries prepare for combat.
 
 Turn five of seven, the Tyranids break into the ritual, attacking the Warlocks and Farseer

As the Eldar defense crumbles, Dire Avengers run into the aid the Farseer as the Warlocks are consumed.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cheat Sheet: Chaos Daemons

This was a tough one, but it's a good try!  I've compiled as many of the special Daemon rules into a two-sided sheet.  Some of the larger tables are still necessary from the Codex.  This should cover the most basic aspects of buying, summoning and running Daemons in your Chaos Space Marine force.

Inspiration: Steam Flunky's War in the Desert

Steamflunky over on Lead Adventure has been sharing some nicely shopped images of 40K in the desert.  Just so happens they feature mostly old Squats and some vehicle conversions.  Lovely stuff!








Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Resources: Squat Datafaxes

I've updated the Squat Datafaxes to include their two additional vehicle options from the original Black Book; the Land Raider and the Rhino.  Costs have been reduced slightly due to the equipment/armour/cost of the crew.


Sample Datafax

Included Datafaxes:
  • Squat Bike
  • Squat Heavy Bike
  • Squat Land Raider
  • Squat Rhino

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Resources: Imperial Guard and Sisters of Battle Datafaxes

Here are some more digitized datafaxes.  I've included a number of vehicles which weren't available in 2nd Edition which players might own models for.


Sample Datafax
Included Datafaxes:
  • Immolator
  • Rhino
  • Repressor
  • Exorcist


Sample Datafax

Included Datafaxes
  • Chimera
  • Griffon
  • Basilisk
  • Hellhound
  • Wyvern
  • Hydra
  • Sentinel
  • Armoured Sentinel
  • Leman Russ
  • Leman Russ Demolisher
  • Leman Russ Executioner
  • Leman Russ Exterminator
  • Leman Russ Punisher
  • Leman Russ Vanquisher

Friday, March 24, 2017

Cheat Sheet: Squadrons, Batteries and Crewmen (and updates!)

Another cheat sheet.  This time it covers the (somewhat weird) rules for support weapon batteries, vehicle squadrons and I compiled the vehicle crewmen stats/equipment for use.


Also, I've updated a few of the other cheat sheets (fixing minor typos and changing some slightly confusing wording).  Please see the "Get Started" post for the new ones.

Orks vs. Tyranids

My buddies played a game of 2nd ed. the other night, slowly beginning to form the Project Anvil adjustments (we use activation chits drawn from a mug - allowing much more of a back-n-forth, etc.).  These kinds of rules will be detailed later when they're nicely ironed out.

The game was Orks vs. Tyranids (with a likely Tyranid victory when the game was called).  It's fun seeing the group re-assembling armies which have sat dormant in shelving for 10-15-20 years.  Most of the group played 40K up through 2nd/3rd ed. and bailed out when the game became more tournament based and the scale went through the roof.








 Note some of the unpainted stuff - a lot of us are starting to fill out armies with whatever models we can get our hands on - including using new plastics where they fit!