Sunday, 5 October 2014

The Blighted Crusade : Black Legionnaires and the Devotees of Effluence

  I just had a very enjoyable Saturday playing games from Games Workshop's yesteryear with some of the guys from the Oldhammer forum among others, namely Captain Crooks and Count von Bruno. After a game of Gorkamorka, we had a 2000 point battle of 2nd edition 40K with a Squats-Blood Angels alliance (Crooks and Bruno) versus the evil forces of Orks-Chaos (Bruno's bro and myself). Count von Bruno's provided most of the forces with my Nurgle Chaos Space Marine army making up most of the Chaos Space Marine side with Bruno's Black Legion guys.

  Here is the unholy force all lined up together, courtesy of the Count's bro's camera:

It was quite a sight to see Bruno's forces out in full. I love his style and it has inspired me to go brighter myself as can be seen in the newly painted Sorcerer.

 Bruno's blog is here -

 Even though he is not finished (he needs highlighting), I think the style is quite striking. This guy I feel is the true leader of my force even though I have a Chaos Lord Teminator too who has fought once, the latter has only served to be split open by a Space Wolf Dread while in previous battles this guy has taken out a Tau Commander and demolished an Ork unit by himself.

  Yesterday's battle was a defeat for us but still a riot to play. Chaos started to get demolished by the Squat heavy weapons who wiped out my cultists and a Chaos Hero prompting my ill equipped marines to hide in the ruins and hop up the board courtesy of the 'Gate' psychic power. Psychic powers played a large part in the game - my Plague Wind finishing off a Squat unit while a second attempt was reflected onto the Black Legion commander turning him into a Plague Bearer. Meanwhile Crook's Ancestor Lord mind controlled a marine to send a missile the Sorcerer's Way! Bruno and Crooks made a valiant effort and stole the game managing to pepper the Orks enough to stop them climbing the stairs up to the objective while we failed to destroy enough Imperials to bolster our Victory Points.

  Great fun to be had and I look forward to vengeance/a rematch (as well as the opportunity to play a Gorkamorka game steal back my captured Spanner!).


  1. That was a blast!
    It's a shame we ran out of time when we did though, as the Ork/Chaos pincer movement was about to hit home on both flanks.
    Extremely bad luck that your Nurgle Marine Hero got vaped straight off the bat, not to mention the Commander's fate.

    It dawned on me later on that I have a Space Crusade Chaos Dreadnought that you could have made use of for some mobile heavy fire support.

    Thanks very much for the kind words mate, I'm looking forward to the next game too!

  2. That's good news about the dreadnoughts (love the Space Crusade one!) - the Captain has given me one of his old ones that needs a lick of nurglesque paint and some arms and so they can double up for next time :)