Anyone fancy some Space Marine (2nd ed)


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Post Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:58 pm

Re: Anyone fancy some Space Marine (2nd ed)

The Battle for Vasco Prime

Located in the north eastern extremity of the Ultima Segmentum, the Vasco system is a relative backwater of the Imperium. Comprised mostly of uninhablitable gas giants and sun-scorched asteroids it has only one permanently inhabited planet - Vasco Prime. Originally settled as a base for mining of the other planets in the system, before the Age of Strife it had grown into a major administrative centre for number of surrounding systems. However, by the time of its absorption into the Imperium during the Great Crusade it had effectively reverted to a tribal society of hunter gatherers. No longer the proud centre of a small autonomous region of space, the inhabitants retain an institutional memory of independence and distinct culture that is the source of constant concern and monitoring from the Inquisition and the Imperial administration.

Being on the outer fringes of the Imperium the system is used to dealing with localised incursions from Orks and Eldar raiders, and combined with the separatist tendencies of the inhabitants this has resulted in a permanent garrison of Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy units based at Vasco Prime. Usually sufficient to deal with small raids from Eldar pirates and opportunist Ork Warbosses.

All changed when Imperial Astropaths picked up signs of a large space hulk appearing on the edge of the system. Concern was further raised when all communication ceased from the mining outpost of Botxo on the edge of the system. Units of the Imperial Navy were sent to investigate and found no survivors, only ruined installations and the remains of the miners. On leaving the asteroid the culprits became clear as the ships were confronted by a large force of Ork vessels and the space hulk Gazan - Waaagh Badziste had made planetfall!

The Imperial garrison sacrificed itself valiantly in an attempt to prevent the Orks landing on Vasco Prime itself. Despite the contingent of the Imperial Navy being virtually annihilated their sacrifice delayed the Orks sufficiently for Imperial reinforcements to arrive, but not before the Orks had gained a foothold on the planet's surface. The outcome of the struggle between the Imperial Guard & reinforcing Space Marines and the forces of Warlord Badziste would be decided in the rolling terrain around the main city of Airotiv...

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Post Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:40 am

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tom_reynolds wrote:The Battle for Vasco Prime

Located in the north eastern extremity of the Ultima Segmentum, the Vasco system is a relative backwater of the Imperium. Comprised mostly of uninhablitable gas giants and sun-scorched asteroids it has only one permanently inhabited planet - Vasco Prime. Originally settled as a base for mining of the other planets in the system, before the Age of Strife it had grown into a major administrative centre for number of surrounding systems. However, by the time of its absorption into the Imperium during the Great Crusade it had effectively reverted to a tribal society of hunter gatherers. No longer the proud centre of a small autonomous region of space, the inhabitants retain an institutional memory of independence and distinct culture that is the source of constant concern and monitoring from the Inquisition and the Imperial administration.

Being on the outer fringes of the Imperium the system is used to dealing with localised incursions from Orks and Eldar raiders, and combined with the separatist tendencies of the inhabitants this has resulted in a permanent garrison of Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy units based at Vasco Prime. Usually sufficient to deal with small raids from Eldar pirates and opportunist Ork Warbosses.

All changed when Imperial Astropaths picked up signs of a large space hulk appearing on the edge of the system. Concern was further raised when all communication ceased from the mining outpost of Botxo on the edge of the system. Units of the Imperial Navy were sent to investigate and found no survivors, only ruined installations and the remains of the miners. On leaving the asteroid the culprits became clear as the ships were confronted by a large force of Ork vessels and the space hulk Gazan - Waaagh Badziste had made planetfall!

The Imperial garrison sacrificed itself valiantly in an attempt to prevent the Orks landing on Vasco Prime itself. Despite the contingent of the Imperial Navy being virtually annihilated their sacrifice delayed the Orks sufficiently for Imperial reinforcements to arrive, but not before the Orks had gained a foothold on the planet's surface. The outcome of the struggle between the Imperial Guard & reinforcing Space Marines and the forces of Warlord Badziste would be decided in the rolling terrain around the main city of Airotiv...


That's great! Really looking forward to saturday.
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Post Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:11 pm

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Guys!

I’m really sorry. Unfortunately due to personal commitment I’m not going to be able to attend BOYL this year!!!! I’m gutted!
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Post Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:12 pm

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Well chaps, that was a very entertaining game! Although I can’t quite believe a 2000pt battle took us 3hrs!! I’m looking forward to a future potential rematch where I don’t get quite so trounced!


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Post Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:07 pm

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Treabormint wrote:Well chaps, that was a very entertaining game! Although I can’t quite believe a 2000pt battle took us 3hrs!! I’m looking forward to a future potential rematch where I don’t get quite so trounced!


I think we were all re-learning the rules!!! Definitely need a re-match though!

For anyone who is interested, links to some photos are below;

Bring out Your Lead 2018 - remembering the rules to 2nd Ed Epic Space Marine! 2000 point skirmish, Ork Bad Moon clan and Kult of Speed against a Space Marine tactical company, Warlord Titan and detachment of Knight Paladins.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 00ed817b27

Bring out Your Lead 2018 - 2nd Ed Epic Space Marine battle number two - the main 6000pt event!!! Loosely based on the Battle of Vitoria (1813), there was suitable carnage and comedy as you'd expect from anything involving Orks and Imperial Guard!!!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 1ff8f0a685

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Post Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:59 pm

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Thanks to Rob, Ian and especially Tom for a great day of gaming. I really enjoyed my first game of epic in 25 years. Tom’s scenery was fantastic and thanks for loan of the troops. Look forward to another game in the future.

Cheers Andy
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