3-D star chart of the Corvus Cluster

The two-dimensional campaign map (see below) is perfectly acceptable for visualizing the geography of the Corvus Cluster. But it is somewhat misleading. For example, the Brimlock and Petronuis systems appear practically neighbors on the campaign map, yet if you consider their “vertical” positioning—their position in relationship to the […]

Tau break out on Al’gel II

For more than half a year, the Tau expeditionary force was stymied  in its efforts to break out of its initial landing zone on Al’gel II. Eventually, at great cost, Tau forces managed to double the perimeter of their occupied territory, but no one believed the war was […]

Panic across Hegira: Is the world lost to orks?

IMPERIAL VOXCAST: (3 150 736.M41; subsequently redacted)—As military forces strengthen the defenses around Susa City—the capital of Hegira—the moon’s political elite are quietly making arrangements to evacuate to other worlds. That’s the assessment of a secret report circulated through the Imperial Guard Commissariat, which has reminded Gen. Tiberius […]

Painting: Tallarn reinforcements

There are so many boxes of 40K figures on my shelf that buying more seems irresponsible. But I’ve never known that logic to stop a fanatic hobbyist before, and it hasn’t stopped me. So when I had a hankering to buy some Tallarn warriors, I checked out the […]

Fiction: Discretion is the better part of valor

As Commissar-Major Rael Dracos pulled himself to his feet, he knew the battle was lost. The last thing he remembered before losing consciousness was a huge ork smashing its battle axe into his chest. Despite his carapace armor, the blow knocked  the breath from his lungs and sent a lance of pain through […]

Panic spreads with fall of Barad Mine to orks

“They’re overrunning our position! Orks are swarming over our armored column, and they’ve broken through our lines! Major Stovall is dead. He was killed by the last strafing run of xeno bombers. This is Alpha Company signing off. They’ve reached our command post.” [Sound of gunfire, screams, and a bellowing […]

Tallarn troops deploy in Sculptor System

“The Tallarn 2nd Regiment has arrived in the Sculptor System to strengthen the Imperial response to the xeno incursions on Hegira and Dar Sai, imperial authorities announced today. This elite unit of desert fighters should prove a powerful asset in turning back the orks that plague the deserts […]