Okay then, its like this see. In the wide world of gaming, there is nothing like watching a new player start in a game you love. My motto has always been the more the merrier. So when a new player comes along and starts down the gaming path I have tread for so many years, its a cool thing. And you know what? We need to document some of the 40k action from last night and the new figs on the table.
That my friends, are freshly primed space marines right out of the starter game Assault on Black Reach. Ahh, there is nothing like walking up to the game store and getting a whiff of primer. Even better? Those virgin space marines got a chance to be blooded on the table top.
So whats a game with out the bad guys right? Orks, fresh from the box, glued and primed and ready to take on the marines. A bit of ork blood got spilled on ye olde game table as well.. A classic battle of marines versus orks!* Can you imagine the carnage they will produce and how cool they will be when fully painted? I can..
The followers of Khorne rushing to chop down the Tau! Cry Chaos! and let slip the Bloodletters.. Mid picture, hiding in the trees, are the brave men of Tanith. Led by Gaunt, they had happened upon the battle of the forces of Chaos and the Tau. Choosing the greater of two evils, they rushed from the trees to cut down mankind's most fearsome enemy. The Tau, having survived the onslaught, slipped away in the skimmers to fight another day..
Having broke upon the rock of the vaunted Space Wolves, the Tau soon found themselves between a rock and a hard place. That hard place was Ibram Gaunt and the men of Tanith. The alien was purged from the tabletops in the city of Freeland Friday night.*
In the end, it was a good night for gaming and what playing 40k across the tabletop from your opponent is all about. This, my fellow wanderers, is fun
*No actual demon miniatures or followers of chaos, Wolves, Tau, or Tanith were harmed in the battle. Also, the orks and space marines tipped a few mugs of ale after their 'battle'. There was that awful sound of minis hitting asphalt out in the parking lot as a box fell open, but all pieces parts were saved and all that was needed was a bit of glue.