Did some work behind the scenes of the game blog page so that the game filters now work much better.
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.
Finally got my pointing pictures up and into the Vault. Don't ask me why.
Winter Wave 3.
Warhammer 40K 5th Edition.
Space Marine Deployment
The annual Winter Wave saw Stebloke and Scooby leading 4000pts of Space Wolves and Storm Tigers in an attempt to stop a never ending wave of Ork Stompas from breaking through their lines. The battle was played down the length of a 6x4 table. The Space Marines set up on their half of the table, and a Kustom Stompa (with Deff Arsenal, Belly Gun and Repair Krew upgrades), a Klawstompa, and a Big Mek's Stompa set up on their own table edge. The Space Marines would lose if one of the Stompas could break through their line and reach their table edge. Every time one of the Stompas was destroyed a new one of the same type would enter play on the next turn. The Klawstompa and Big Mek Stompa also had the Repair Krew upgrade, even though they are not supposed to have it, just to stop the Space Marines from immobilizing them and then leaving them stuck there.
The early turns went well for the Marines, with the Kustom Stompa being immobilized, many Stompa weapons being stunned or destroyed, and the Klawstompa being torn apart by Bjorn The Fell-Handed. But the Big Mek Stompa shrugged off most that was thrown at it, and its Lifta-Droppa combined with the Kustom Stompa's Deff Arsenal had the Marine vehicles in all kinds of trouble. The Big Mek Stompa then reached the Storm Tigers line and proceeded to crush a Tactical Squad and the nearby Vindicare Assassin into puddles of mush. The Tigers retaliated with all of their melta weapons and fried the Stompa, which exploded, taking out a Tactical Squad, some of another squad and all the Tigers' cover.
The end of turn 3: The Big Mek Stompa crashes into the defenders as a fresh Klawstompa enters the fray
A new Big Mek Stompa arrived, and the Kustom Stompa began repairing its damaged weapon systems. The new Klawstompa got payback on a now damaged Bjorn and stamped out the venerable Space Wolf's existence, while the Big Mek's Stompa got its own payback against the Tigers, with 2 turns of accurate fire from its Gigashoota and Deth Kannon. Suddenly, the Space Marine defences looked totally inadequate. The Kustom Stompa's repaired weapons unloaded on the Space Wolves, taking out nearly a whole Grey Hunter unit and most of the Long Fangs. Logan led the surviving troops forward, determined to hold the Ork momentum. The Klawstompa plowed in to combat, and despite Logan taking it down to its last structure point, the Ork killing machine had the final say and Logan and his unit were defeated.
We ended the game there, after 9 turns of holding the Stompas back. There was hardly anything left on the board capable of continuing the defence.
The end of turn 6: The Big Mek Stompa observes the rapidly diminishing defences