Wednesday 25 April 2018

BFG: assault on Eln

I've been playing quite a lot of Mass Effect games these last months, and so I was feeling like switching to a sci fi game, for land battles I'm already in a campaign of 40k 8th, lacking naval games I decided to begin a BFG bash with my father. The battles will take place in the Golgotha subsector, the Imperials won the roll off and picked the best planet, the forgeworld Demios, as their base; the orks deployed at the other end of the map.
 The Imperial Navy invaded the nearby system of Eln to launch a planetary assault against the planet
 The human vessels sped ahead towards their goal, keeping the transports behind
 Two ork roks adopt a blocking position
 While the hulk and the rest of the fleet strain to get out of the tricky position where the imperial player has placed them: you roll a dice before the battle 1-3 the enemy deploys a defender's ship
 The dictator keeps back, blasting away with the nova cannon
 Oneshooting a defence monitor
 The foremost rock crumbles under torpedo and bomber strikes
 However a transport is also destroyed
 Squadron valkyrie is totalled by ork fightas
 Another rok dies to bombers
 This hapless asteroid recieved first a torpedo salvo
 And was the finished off by a bombing run
 The imperial bombers sow terror among the ork fleet
 Destroying yet another "ship"
 The battleship Sebastian Thor moves ponderously through the weckrage of the enemy fleet
Launched from the hulk, a bomber wave bravely attacks a dominator cruiser, but thanks to brace for impact she survives the onslaught
With all the roks gone, the ork admiral decides to disengage giving up the system to the imperials
I've also cooked up this using the "Smotherman formula" to serve as my flagship in the campaign