First Battle of Malati (Part 2)

LATE AFTERNOON By late afternoon, the tortured attack by 2nd Armored Co. through the wooded underbrush had run out of steam. Many vehicles were bogged down, and without infantry cover, Tau Fire Warriors were taking their toll using anti-vehicle weaponry. Despite the daunting challenges, 2nd Armored Co. was […]

First Battle of Malati (Part 1)

Magnifying the image displayed on his helmet visor, Shas’O Kes’Ath studied the Gue’la defensive line ahead of him. The enemy’s primitive armored vehicles belched black, acridic smoke, making their deployment obvious. His troops had the technological advantage, Kes’Ath thought, but the numbers of Gue’la soldiers concerned him. With […]

Tau navy rebuffed at Dar Sai (Part 2)

1100-1200 (TURN 5) At this point of the battle, both fleets were firing at point-blank range–with weapons batteries, lances, railgun batteries,  ion cannons, and torpedoes blazing away. Not suited to close-in fighting, The Emperor’s Fist, launched another wave of Starhawk bombers and then turned to starboard to avoid […]

Tau navy rebuffed at Dar Sai (Part 1)

IMPERIAL NEWS SERVICE (3 280 735.M41)–Fleet Corvus, under the command of Commodore Gadea Hennard, won a resounding victory yesterday over Tau naval forces orbiting Dar Sai. The Imperial Navy’s victory sparked widespread celebrations across the Sculptor System, as public opinion rebounded from the shock of the naval disaster […]

Dar Sai: Tau march on Malati

The Tau advance on Malati was a 40-day military campaign that occurred in the early stages of the Tau invasion of Dar Sai in 735.M41. The compaign, fought in the western half of the moon’s largest continent, Kadavu, was notable for  four small military engagements between the advancing […]

Battle of the White Tower

VOXCAST (Dar Sai – 3 244 735.M41)–An Imperial offensive against Tau insurgents operating on Dar Sai (second moon of Sculptor III) was repulsed yesterday despite a spirited attack by elements of the 728th Cadian Regiment. Commanded by Captain Stevrous Stark, who won acclaim for his previous victories against the […]

Ork Kaptin’ Stompafist

Stompafist, better known as ‘Kaptin’ Stompafist, was an Ork Freebooter (space pirate) who commanded Da Butcher, a cruiser-class ship that naval authorities irreverently classify as a Kill Kroozer. No record of this xeno’s early years exist, but Stompafist first became a concern to Imperial authorities in 727.M41 when […]

Imperial Navy suffers disaster at Hegira

The Hegira Disaster was an Imperial Navy defeat suffered on 3 242 735.M41 in the Sculptor System of the Corvus Cluster. The battle involved a single Kill Kroozer, commanded by the infamous Kaptin’ Stompafist, that destroyed an entire Imperial Navy flotilla of seven ships. The defeat overturned the balance of […]

Making tundra terrain tiles

I look forward to each of the HMGS East Conventions to shamelessly plagiarize other people’s great ideas.. A fella had a great board set up at one not too long ago. He had bought it from “The Terrain Guy” who used a heavy rubber interlocking floor tile which was […]

Tactica: Veteran assault squad

The Imperial Guard has yet to win a battle against the ork invaders on Hegira. So I’ve been searching for a strategy that will improve my odds in a toe-to-toe with the xenos. To that end, my future battle plans involve the  deployment of a veteran squad of […]