Just had a fantastic WE in Metz and I've managed to not only meet a few friends but also get a few games under the belt !
I'm going to review those in a series of posts (about 3 I reckon) so here's the first : The Journey of Inquisitor Greyfax...
Lord Greyfax, whose ancestor Katarynia Greyfax has made quite a remarkable reappearance lately, has been summoned to investigate the activities in Prastok on her way back from Eurydice 27 and the purge it just witnessed...
Coming from the southern border of Prastok, Greyfax picked a few of here trusted servants to investigate.
As always, faith, caution and distrust would be their best defense...
Unfortunately, the local defense forces didn't greet the way they should have welcomed imperial agents...
Meanwhile, some strange silhouettes emerged from the shadows, wearing colours very close to those sported by the workers in the imperial factories...
Greyfax sent a couple of her acolytes to meet those newcomers and went to meet the Astra militarum forces herself and drive some obedience in them...
The silhouettes that seemed strange at first were actually suspicious forms. Suspicion and Greyfax have been close relatives for a while now. This couldn't go well...
The coven must have felt it and began to attack.
Angus, the ogroid acolyte tried to get the hybrids from their position with a rad grenade... let' just say the fault was either due to a grave miscalculation or the strong facing wind...
For this once, the forces of the inquisition had to back down, the city was far more infested than intel suggested. Greyfax would be back... with a vengeance.
The problem being all those freshly deceased had started to rise back...
The scavengers felt the time was right to affirm their position and probably get their hands on treasures while all other forces were busy fighting...
The Ratskins got the attention of the zombies, the people of the surface had always looked like blind soulless slaves to them but never had they thought it would be an actual truth.
The inquisition force pinned the scavvies coming towards them and left them in a delicate position with the undead closing in...
The undead made little difference in whoever they faced, their hunger for fresh grey matter was an equal opportunity of death for all.
The menace of the hybrid magus and his terrifying psychic powers decided the ratskins to move and attack.
The Scavvy king withstood the heavy fire of the hybrids and prepared to engage...
At the end of the day, Inquisitor Greyfax had the satisfaction of getting rid of the scavvies (all mutants of some sort), taking a heavy toll on the Hybrids (although most of the damage were not directly her doing and keeping the ratskins at bay.
Prastok could be saved but the cleansing of such filth would require extreme measures.
So these were the first 2 games of Shadow wars we played on saturday, it enabled us to warm up and get the teams in hand. I have to say I fully enjoyed the inquisition group despite the differences in efficiency between members. I really hope I can play a full campaign that enables me to get special agents and some more exotic options.
Next report will be about the Shadow Legion...
Next report will be about the Shadow Legion...
Looks like great fun! Those boards look amazing.ReplyDelete
Those were my first 2 games so we warmed up with those (we were accustomed to Necromunda and Inquisimunda though). Really fun games and the addition of special encounters (IA controlled zombies) made this a very enjoyable series of games !Delete
What a visual treat! I'm very envious of your excellent weekend!ReplyDelete
We've had a lot of fun especially with some poor but very cinematrographic choices from players and special events (wepaons running out of ammunitions on the first shot, people getting eaten by zombies, that sort of thing). Jus the right sort of games for us, trying to make it enojoyable for everyone. ^^Delete
Spectacular! I'm not usually super keen on printed terrain mats, but this one blends in really well with your terrain. Sounds like loads of fun too.ReplyDelete
It will never look as good as a modelled board of course but storage won't leave any other choice. It's also silent when you rolle dice and it doesn't hurt models so that's not a bad compromise I reckon.Delete
awesome terrain and paited models! :D
Thanks a lot, it was really nice to get a lot of those models on the table !Delete
Wow, the whole display is amazing. What a report! I concur, the mat looks better than expected; I'm no fan of them, but I must say it totally works :)ReplyDelete
It's a convenient choice at first but I reckon it does its part more than well. ^^Delete
Very cool indeed. Looking forward to more...ReplyDelete
Working on it, cheers !Delete
That was a truly fantastic looking game and reallt fun to follow. Can't top lovely painted minitures on a well set out table ;0)ReplyDelete
Add some great laughter with the blokes and that sums up our games !Delete
Am I right in guessing that there's quite a lot of your terrain pieces on the table Jean-Baptiste? If so, I hope you didn't have far to go to get to Metz from your home. Travelling with terrain can be a real pain, being so big & fragile.ReplyDelete
The pretend battlefield looks ace man! I look forward to playing a bit of pseudo Necromunda with you soon too.
Cheers Jean-Baptiste :P
ALl the terrain's mine yes, it filled half the trunk of the car and it was a 5 hours haul to the con. ^^Delete
I'm eager as hell to cross that channel and have some good time with you guys !
Great looking games with some fun narrative to match.ReplyDelete
Your collections really do make for an attractive event - I hope many people stopped by to oo and ah at them!
It was funny to have people stopping by and recognising the models actually !Delete
Sweet! I played a bunch of Necromunda last weekend and am playing Shadow War tomorrow. Starting to look at ebay for gangs and thinking about proxies.ReplyDelete
It's honestly revived my enthusiasm for skirmish games in the 40k world lately. There are many boxes I want to tick now !Delete
Another excellent looking game. It looks like you provided about 80% of the elements required for the 40k side of things.
The Garden of Morr elements fit much better in an urban 40k setting that I expected too.
Great photos, inspiring stuff.
I'd like to paint the roofs of the elements of the garden some day, just to make them stand a bit more.Delete
I did provide a lot of stuff but it was a pleasure to see so many bands actually making it to the tabletop !