The rules for the game were everything had to be painted and based. The only exception being for a very nice chap who follows my blog religiously called Nathan, who has amassed a massive Praetorian Army and is still in the process of painting it. (Don't worry mate you will get there in the end I've still got loads to paint.)
The scenario was that the Imperium had started an archaeological dig (making a very rectangle square) and in doing so had disturbed a Necron tomb. (Not good as you will see from the pics latter,) but for some strange reason that nobody could fathom out the chaos and Eldar had shown up and were spoiling for a fight. I must admit the Imperial side were massively out numbered by the amount of Titans and Strength D weapons. It was a standard Apocalypse game of capturing objectives, but in edition if you wanted to take part you take on three extra missions. which I did and failed miserable, my missions being:-
Rolling Road Block (All weapons destroyed but still moving)
Oops Sorry (Frag your own side with friendly fire)
Sever the Head (Kill an enemy general)
There were prize's awarded at the end of the day for people that had collected the most medals for their extra mission's and a couple of other's that I can't remember. But I did win a prize for my Army not doing much the whole game apart from die due to me being out of range for most things, and for my Commissar Yarrick to end up having his Chimera blown up surviving walk across the battle field do nothing in hand to hand with a daemon, get shot to bit's by Necron's but as customary with my Yarrick we see if he still lives's at the end of the game as this happened on the last turn. Which he did on a role of a 4.
So there it is a very tiring day of gaming that was load's of fun, and for the most important thing the photo's. I will also apologise for the length of the blog and the amount of photo's but it's worth it.
A very small but nicely painted Tyranid force.
The before and after when the Necron's showed up in front of me. Plus two of hardest Praetorian's I have ever known, who did not run took down two Necron's and died at their post so that other's could escape.
The aftermath of a very fun day. Hope you enjoyed the pic's and any comments are always appreciated.