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29th October 2017

Did some work behind the scenes of the game blog page so that the game filters now work much better.

30th June 2017

A couple of months back I found loads of old notes about all the old Epic Space Marine games we played, starting from back when I was in high school. I thought it would be a good idea to type them all up as best I could, and upload them all. While I was at it, I also converted the Epic-S and 40K battle reports from their PDF state to HTML, and they can be found on the Warhammer 40K page.

16th May 2017

Finally got my pointing pictures up and into the Vault. Don't ask me why.

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Telling Tales

Warhammer 40,000

This is the page where you can learn about any games I play that are set in Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe.
After receiving and playing Space Crusade as a kid I was immediately hooked on the 40K universe. The first proper Games Workshop game I played with my mates was Epic Space Marine, which was my fave game until GW ruined it with the release of Epic 40,000. We never really played Warhammer 40K that much, only playing a handful of games of 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions. Then in 2008, we finally got into playing it for real not long after the release of 5th edition. However, by 2012 we'd had our fill of it, and didn't play for nearly six months in the run up to 6th edition. Unfortunately, the new release did nothing to revive our interest. Now, instead of putting up with the constant changes to GW's own rules, we've been working on our own versions of both games, called Epic-S and 40K-S.

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Battle Reports

Any battle reports we create that are set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe can be found here.

Winter Wave 4 (40K-S 0.1b playtest)

Stebloke and Scooby lead the Kaloris Stone Legion and the Bringers Of Death as they get ambushed by a never-ending swarm of Tyranids.
Feb 2015.

Battle Report

Waaarrgghhammer World (40K 5th Edition)

Stebloke and Chris combine their Imperial Guard forces to take on Scooby's Orks.
Fought at Warhammer World 22nd December 2011.

Battle Report

Winter Wave 3 (40K 5th Edition)

Stebloke and Scooby lead a combined Space Marine force in an attempt to hold back and unlimited supply of Ork Stompas.
Dec 2011.

Battle Report

Space Wolves Vs. Storm Tigers (40K 5th Edition)

Stebloke and Scooby lead their Marines against each other in a huge rumble.
4th August 2011.

Battle Report

Winter Wave 2 (40K 5th Edition)

Stebloke and Scooby defend a fortress from never ending hordes of Orks, Chaos and Tyranids.
Dec 2010.

Battle Report

Winter Wave 1 (40K 5th Edition)

Stebloke, JIK and Gallear lead their troops and try to fight off a never ending swarm of Tyranids and recover an important artefact.
Dec 2009.

Battle Report

Early Apocalypse Battles (40K 5th Edition)

Read information about our first attempts to play Apocalypse.
Late 2009.

Battle Reports

Kaloris Campaign Battles 2-5 (40K 5th Edition)

The Kaloris Campaign continues as the Second Hand and the Storm Tigers try to contain the growing threat of the Necrons and Orks.
Apr 2009 - Apr 2010.

Battle Reports

Kaloris Campaign Battle 1: The Awakening (40K 5th Edition)

The Kaloris campaign kicks off with the Necrons rising from their slumber.
Apr 2009.

Battle Report

Tyranids Vs. Khorne (Epic-S playtest)

The Hive Mind and the chaotic forces of Khorne meet over a series of river crossings.
Feb 2009.

Battle Report

Chaos Vs. Imperial Guard (Epic-S playtest)

Rival Imperator Titans spearhead their forces.
Oct 2007.

Battle Report

Epic Battle Report Archive

An archive of any Epic battles we bothered to write notes or reports on. The battles range from the early 90s all the way into the 2000s.

Battle Reports

28mm Gallery

Space Marines: Storm Tigers

Storm Tigers Company Masters Wilcran Linus, Tarl Kreethen & Darrell Kosen

Storm Tigers Company Masters Wilcran Linus, Tarl Kreethen & Darrell Kosen

Storm Tigers Chaplains Codan & Nemus LaMarr

Storm Tigers Chaplains Codan & Nemus LaMarr

Storm Tigers Librarians Grenkan Ohm, Infinius Zhaan & Baskus

Storm Tigers Librarians Grenkan Ohm, Infinius Zhaan & Baskus

Storm Tigers Techmarine Nexus & Sergeant Danilus Sternwood

Storm Tigers Techmarine Nexus & Sergeant Danilus Sternwood

Storm Tigers Apothecaries

Storm Tigers Apothecaries

A Storm Tigers force

A Storm Tigers force

Storm Tigers Tactical Marines

Storm Tigers Tactical Marines

Storm Tigers Scout Snipers

Storm Tigers Scout Snipers

Storm Tigers Terminators

Storm Tigers Terminators

Storm Tigers Assault Terminators

Storm Tigers Assault Terminators

Storm Tigers Dreadnought

Storm Tigers Dreadnought

Storm Tigers Veterans

Storm Tigers Veterans

Imperial Guard: Kaloris Stone Legions

Rayne Arquina

Inquisitor Rayne Arquina

Xenia Koza

Callidus Assassin Xenia Koza

Jonus Schmitz

Eversor Assassin Jonus Schmitz

Commissar Haran

Commissar Haran

1st Stone Legion Chimeras

Imperial Guard 1st Stone Legion Chimeras & Hellhound

Timor Kellner

Vindicare Assassin Timor Kellner

Killean Blane

Imperial Guard Commander Killean Blane

Talbot Denning

Imperial Guard Captain Talbot Denning

Eversor Assassin Keldor

Eversor Assassin Keldor

Tyranids: Hive Fleet Odium

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Carnifex

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Carnifex

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Trygon

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Trygon

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Genestealers

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Genestealers

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Genestealers

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Genestealers

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Hive Tyrant

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Hive Tyrant

Eldar: Xen-Udré Craftworld & Tau: Ja'nalora Sept

Xen-Udré Farseer

Xen-Udré Farseer Udré Cerna

Xen-Udré Howling Banshees

Xen-Udré Howling Banshees

Xen-Udré Howling Banshees

Xen-Udré Howling Banshees

Orks: Gwapstik's Boyz

Ork Warboss Gwapstik

Warboss Gwapstik Snotgumz

Work In Progress Army Shots

All 28mm Eldar And Tau

28mm Eldar & Tau army photo last updated June 2014

All 28mm 1st Stone Legion

28mm Imperial Guard army photo last updated April 2011

All 28mm Storm Tigers

28mm Space Marines army photo last updated April 2011

All 28mm Nidz

28mm Tyranids army photo last updated May 2014

6mm Gallery

Space Marines: Storm Tigers

Storm Tigers Terminators

Storm Tigers Terminators

Storm Tigers Commander, Dreadnoughts & Predator

Storm Tigers Commander, Dreadnoughts & Predator

Space Marines: Space Wolves

Space Wolves Wolf Guard & Rune Priest

Space Wolves Wolf Guard & Rune Priest

Space Wolves Skyclaws & Dreadnoughts

Space Wolves Skyclaws & Dreadnoughts

Imperial Guard: Kaloris Stone Legions

1st Stone Legion Baneblades

1st Stone Legion Baneblades

1st Stone Legion Chimeras

1st Stone Legion Chimeras

1st Stone Legion Manticores

1st Stone Legion Manticores

1st Stone Legion Shadowswords

1st Stone Legion Shadowswords

Titan Legion: Legio Distor

Legio Distor Imperator Titan

Legio Distor Imperator Titan

Legio Distor Ordinatus Armageddon

Legio Distor Ordinatus Armageddon

Legio Distor Warhound Titans

Legio Distor Warhound Titans

Tyranids: Hive Fleet Odium

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Haruspex & Malefactors

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Haruspex & Malefactors

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Exocrines

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Exocrines

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Genestealers

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Genestealers

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Hive Tyrants

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Hive Tyrants

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Hormagaunts

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Hormagaunts

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Lictors & Zoanthropes

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Lictors & Zoanthropes

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Termagants

Tyranid Hive Fleet Odium Termagants

Chaos: Lord Lothar's Doom Host

Khorne Army

Khorne Army

Khorne Primarch Angron

Khorne Primarch Angron

Bloodthirster Of Khorne

Bloodthirster Of Khorne

Cannons Of Khorne

Cannons Of Khorne

Khorne Lord Of Battle & Daemon Engines

Khorne Lord Of Battle & Daemon Engines

Nurgle Army

Nurgle Army

Nurgle Plague Tower

Nurgle Plague Tower

Orks: Waaarrrggghhh Smashgrot

Evil Sunz & Snakebite Orks

Evil Sunz & Snakebite Orks

Work In Progress Army Shots

All 6mm 1st Stone Legion

6mm Imperial Guard army photo last updated August 2010

All 6mm Space Wolves

6mm Space Wolves army photo last updated December 2010

All 6mm Storm Tigers

6mm Space Marines army photo last updated December 2010

All 6mm Titan Legions

6mm Titan Legions army photo last updated December 2010

All 6mm Tyranids

6mm Tyranids army photo last updated December 2010

All 6mm Chaos

6mm Chaos army photo last updated February 2015

All 6mm Orks

6mm Orks army photo last updated February 2015

Lore

The Kaloris Campaign

The Kaloris Campaign was a series of linked battles we started but never managed to finish. The campaign was going to span across several planets and include many different armies. Here's some information about the planets of the Kaloris system:

Kaloris I
A barren, mostly desert planet. Vegetation and townships exist nearer to the planet's poles, with several underground complexes, mainly military in nature.
Kaloris Secundus
A large planet of mainly lush green forest and aggressive wildlife, dotted with large walled cities containing considerable human populations.
Kaloris III
Gas giant. There are a few orbital gas-mining installations.
Kaloris Prime
Massive greatly habited planet with many cities and hives. Abundant metals and oils are minable from beneath the planet's surface.
Kaloris V
Rocky, barely habitable planet, filled with precious metals for mining. Several forge complexes.
Kaloris VI
Gas giant. There are a few orbital gas-mining installations.
Kaloris VII
Oxygen-rich planet but with a very cold temperate. Ice covers large portions of its surface, and snow storms are regular. Habitation is possible and several human settlements and minor cities exist.
Kaloris VIII
Rocky, uninhabitable planet. Mining the planet's resources is possible but difficult due to the lack of atmosphere.

As we never actually finished the campaign I went ahead and made up a basic timeline of what happened during the conflict:

Galactic Alliance Logo

Galactic Alliance Logo

Throughout the conflict, a collection of forces made up of humans and aliens came together to fight back against the Orks, Necrons and Daemons that were ravaging the system. Afterwards, they continued to work together on occasion, and became known as the Galactic Alliance.

Space Marines: Storm Tigers

Storm Tigers
Fluff
It is believed that the Storm Tigers were founded at some point in the 35th millennium, possibly a small offshoot of the Salamanders Chapter. They are not a strict Codex Chapter, with one of their main differences being their relatively small size. They number under five hundred, and only have three Battle Companies. There is no Veteran Company or Scout Company, as these Marines are part of the individual Battle Companies. At any one time, two of the Battle Companies will be at war in the galaxy. The third Battle Company will be guarding their space-bound fortress, helping to train new recruits, and receiving re-inforcements to replace losses.
The Storm Tigers most high profile and important battles to date have been the ones they took part in during the Kaloris campaign. Along with their fellow brother Marines from the Second Hand Chapter, they responded to requests for aid from the Kaloris Imperial Guard in order to repel the Orks, Necrons and Daemons that had invaded the system.
Most recruits in recent decades have been taken from proven Imperial Guardsmen from the Stone Legions. The Storm Tigers' fortress has pretty much been stationed exclusively in the Kaloris star system since they started to train and aquire recruits from the planets there.
The Chapter does not have a single ruling Master. Instead, a council exists containing the Commanders of each of the three Battle Companies, along with a small handful of Chaplains, Librarians and Veteran Sergeants.
Fighting Style
The Tigers have a love of overwhelming short ranged firepower, with flamers, storm bolters and meltaguns the weapons of choice, though they also have an affinity for surgical strike tactics using jump packs, fast vehicles and deep strikes. Indeed most if not all Storm Tigers have extensive jump pack training. Only the Devastator and sniper squads specialize in long range support.
One thing is for certain, every Storm Tiger is at his happiest when up close with the foe, and the faster they get there the better.
Appearance
The Storm Tigers wear dark blue armour. One shoulder pad remains dark blue, while the other is coloured orange and decorated with tiger-style stripes and a lightning bolt.
Librarians paint their armour a much lighter blue, while Techmarines leave the bare metal armour showing, and do not paint over it.
For most other Chapters, the colour of the shoulder pad trim designates what company that Marine belongs to. For the Tigers, the colour of the trim depends on what type of Marine they are, and these colours are consistent throughout the entire Chapter. Tactical squads have dark blue or black trims. Assault squads have light blue or grey trims. Devastator squads have either green or turquoise trims. Veterans and Sergeants have white trims. Commanders have white or deep red trims. Deep red is also commonly chosen as a secondary colour for commanders and heroes.
Each Marine has the choice of which colour to paint his trim from the colours he has available. They may also choose how to decorate the plain dark blue shoulder pad, if they want to at all.

Imperial Guard: Kaloris Stone Legions

2nd Stone Legion1st Stone Legion
Fluff
When Waaarrrggghhh Smashgrot invaded the Kaloris system, it was the occupying Stone Legion that took the brunt of the attack. With forces spread thinly across several planets, the Stone Legion was hard pressed and precious ground was lost to the Orks. Necrons awoke and Daemons arrived, both laying waste to the Imperium's forces. Somehow, putting aside their differences, the Imperial Guard and two Space Marine Chapters fought alongside Eldar and Tau to control the madness, and finally the system was purged. Only the Necron tomb world of Kaloris Secundus remained lost, with Necrons and Orks fighting a constant battle on its surface. Allied vessels remain in orbit ready to strike at anything attempting to leave.
Fighting Style
The Kaloris Stone Legions fight in a fairly typical manner for Imperial Guard forces. They use large numbers of tanks and heavy weapons in an attempt to cripple the enemy before rushing against the survivors with hopefully overwhelming numbers of Guardsmen.
In more recent years, since the Storm Tigers settled in their system and began recruiting from them, the Kaloris Legions have utilised their Veteran squads to a higher degree, who perform the more dangerous and precise battlefield roles, and hopefully prove their worthiness to their Astartes allies.
Appearance
The Kaloris 1st Stone Legion traditionally wear grey uniforms. High ranking officers or members of command squads may have black patterns on their uniforms, while Veterans may be decorated with royal blue. Storm Troopers wear white and black armour. Stone Legion vehicles are also predominantly grey, and some may have black or royal blue patterns. A new colour scheme was created for the 2nd Stone Legion, using the typical Galactic Alliance colours of dark blue and black with orange as a contrast colour.

Eldar: Xen-Udré Craftworld & Tau: Ja'nalora Sept

Ja'nalora SeptXen-Udré Craftworld
Fluff
The Xen-Udré Eldar arrived at the Kaloris system intent on putting down the Necron awakening on Kaloris Secundus. Quite how they arrived with the Ja'nalora Tau Sept in tow is unknown, but the two forces were instrumental during the Kaloris conflict. It is likely that without their assistance the system's planets would have been overwhelmed by the Necrons, Orks and Daemons that were running riot on them.
It seems likely the Eldar were manipulating the Tau for their own means during that war, but if they were, neither force has shown any signs of malice towards the other. With the resolution of the conflict, the two forces have seemingly gone their separate ways, with the Eldar fixated on guarding Kaloris Secundus, while the Ja'nalora Sept now travel nearby systems looking to rid them of enemies, sometimes even willing to assist the Kaloris Stone Legions in their battles.
Fighting Style
The Xen-Udré Eldar tend to fight with very little long ranged support of their own, instead opting to close with the foe and rip them apart with hails of Shuriken fire, fusion blasts, and excellent close combat capabilities.
Members of the Ja'nalora Sept are notoriously bad at close quarter fighting, even by normal Tau standards. This combined with the fact that there are very few Kroot mercenaries available to them means they fight almost exclusively at range. Broadsides and Hammerheads are a very common sight in their armies, which they use to pound the opposition, hoping to weaken them before they get too close.
Appearance
Eldar Guardians and vehicles of the Xen-Udré Craftworld have deep red armour with dark blue as a secondary colour. Unlike other craftworlds, Xen-Udré Aspect Warriors also wear the main dark red colour. In most cases, the traditional Aspect Warrior colour is displayed on the warrior's helmet (eg. Dire Avengers have blue helments, and Striking Scorpions have green helmets). Howling Banshees are a wild deviation on this colour scheme, as each Banshee decorates her armour as she sees fit.
The Ja'nalora Tau Sept wear light blue armour over dark blue combat suits. Their Sept colour is also dark blue.

Orks: Gwapstik's Boyz

Gwapstik's Boyz

Fluff
Gwapstik Snotgumz is a rogue Ork Warboss and great rival of Warlord Smashgrot. Gwapstik sometimes leads his Boyz into battles alongside the Kaloris Stone Legions after discovering the 'Oomies often find themselves participating in the biggest battles imaginable.
Despite the animosity between the Orks and the humans, the two forces have yet to take arms against each other. That will no doubt change if a time ever comes when there are no common enemies left to fight in the sectors surrounding Kaloris.
Fighting Style
In typical Ork fashion, Gwapstik and his Boyz love heading for the heart of the battle and overwhelming things in close combat. They will hitch rides wherever they can find them, even jumping on board human tanks, in order to reach the front lines as fast as possible.
Appearance
The Orks that follow Warboss Gwapstik wear simple cloth and animal skins that have been dyed dark blue and orange.