Malati falls to Tau Attack (Part 3)

“Enemy troops have penetrated the Imperial line and are turning the flank. All units are ordered to fall back into the city.”–Orders issued at 04:00 by Capt. Delmara Stryker (later summarily executed by the regimental commissar for his failure to hold the city of Malati). 12:00-2:00 – IMPERIAL TURN […]

Painting: Canoptek Wraiths

The second Necron unit to join the forces designed for my “Pyramids of Stigmata” convention game consists of six Canoptek Wraiths. There are painted using the same paint scheme as my Necron warriors (Painting: Necron Warriors), with a base color of Leadbelcher, followed by a wash of Nuln […]

Painting: Necron warriors

Although I had a number of boxes of Necrons on my shelf, it was not my intention to start a new army for some months—until I decided to host the “Pyramids of Stigmata” game at FALL IN!, a wargaming convention in Lancaster, Pa. So, as the game focuses around […]

More Dakka on Order!

Rumlar strode across the bridge of his new ship. Ol’ Stompafist’s bad luck brought good fortune for Rumlar. See the data entry. Too bad he didn’t survive, but his kroozer was mostly intact and the mekboys would have her running soon. On top of that the imperial cruiser Blessed Ignorance was knocked […]

Ork invasion force stopped on Sea of Dust

A second attempt by ork invaders to cross the infamous Sea of Dust was decisively defeated by Imperial troops, according to yesterday’s proclamation by Gen. Tiberius Vectrix, newly promoted supreme commander of Imperial military forces on Hegira. The victory–the third in five months–has raised public confidence that the […]

Tau crush ork fleet in Al’gel System

The Tau naval attack against the Be’gel (ork) fleet above Al’gel II was fought with tactical brilliance. It was a promising beginning to what would ultimately prove a horrific and sorrowful chapter in Tau military history.—”The Complete History of the Al’gel Campaign” by Aun’el Mor’kan Tal’is’ta, ethereal caste, Dal’yth […]

Review: ‘Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarius’

The novel, “Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarius,” offers an intriguing if ultimately disappointing depiction of the military forces of the Empire of Mars. That’s a shame, as the Adeptus Mechanicus—with their cold-hearted logic, slavish devotion to a warped religion, and their augmented but ultimately diminished humanity—are among the most compelling “factions” in […]