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 […]

Hedges

Having gotten into the hobby only relatively recently, my terrain collection has been pretty sparse. I’ve got a fair number of buildings and individual terrain pieces but they’re not coordinated in any way. Consequently, a set up for a game looks pretty sorry. To try to change this sad […]

Review: Hive city shanties

Whether you are a manufactorum worker living in the squalor outside a great hive city–or a mutant struggling to survive in the radiation-soaked wastelands of a desert planet–your most likely home across the Corvus Cluster is the humble and cobbled-together rockcrete and plasteel shanty. At the recent Cold […]

Review: The Surform

The Surfoam is a valuable tool for any hobbyist who works with rigid insulation foam—Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)—for building terrain. Essentially a specialized rasp, the cutting edge of a Surfoam looks similar to a cheese grater attached to a handle. It is commonly available in DIY stores, such as Home […]

Dar Sai Campaign Rules

Rumors of Tau emissaries on Hegira were widespread before Imperial authorities stumbled upon a xeno military presence in the Hanui Valley in 735.M41. Several military actions followed as first PDF, and later Imperial Guard, forces attempted to eliminate the threat. This simple node campaign will determine the fate of […]

Kor’o Che’lei (Admiral Lightning)

Kor’o Che’lei is a distinguished and veteran naval commander of many years’ service to the Greater Good. In 735.M41, he was named kor’o (admiral) of the Kor’vattra Or’es Shi (Fleet Powerful Victory) that spearheaded the invasion of the ork-occupied Al’gel System. Che’lei was born to the air caste […]