Monday, June 17, 2019

Nova Aetas - Mission 2.3 Face to Face

The heroes have come to Modena trying to go unnoticed. The situation in the city seems quiet, but they constantly have the feeling of being followed. This stress is added to their concerns about the malfunction of the Blood of Gaea. While the mercenary companions sit in an inn discussing what to do, a voice coming from outside calls for them get out of the room. Their worst fears are realized when the companions find themselves before Jacopo Adoaldi himself. Next to him, they notice a strange woman uttering incomprehensible words, but they can see the Blood of Gaea react to the chant! Adoaldi doesn't waste any time asking the heroes to surrender, immediately ordering an attack!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team - Tyranids vs Astartes/Custodes vs Orks/Tau

I recently took part in a Kill Team gathering with six players. After playing a couple of 1 on 1 games, we wanted to try something multiplayer. We ended up deciding to try paying a game with all six players at the same time, which was probably a bad idea. The way we did it was to form the six players into three teams, and then play one of the multiplayer missions as if we had three kill teams playing. So we played the Take Prisoners mission as if we had three kill teams, but each team was actually two teams controller by two different players working together.

We made teams as best we could with the kill teams we had. We ended up with two Tyranid kill teams working together, an Astartes kill team and Custodes kill team together, and a Tau kill team that tricked an Ork kill team into fighting with them against their common enemies. The objective was to take prisoners by taking an opponent's model out of action with one of your models that had no enemy models within two inches, allowing them time to capture the incapacitated enemy. Capturing an enemy leader was worth three victory points, and each other captured enemy was worth one.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team - Heretic Astartes vs Loyalist Astartes

The heretic astartes of the Crusaders chapter are assisting in an uprising on an Imperial world, mostly performing small, covert operations. When a loyalist shuttle is shot down near their base of operations, a squad is sent to investigate and recover any useful intelligence they can find at the crash site. However, almost immediately a unit of primaris space marines arrive to recover or destroy any sensitive information that may have been on the shuttle. Now both sides race to recover as much as the can from the wreck before it is too late.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team - Heretic Astartes vs Orks

The heretic astartes of the Crusaders chapter have come to a human world in open rebellion against the Imperium of Man in order to aid the rebels in their uprising. The war torn world has, like many war torn worlds, attracted the attention of rampaging orks drawn by the prospect of violence presented by the conflict. The heretic astartes prepare to enact dark rituals that will call on the powers of the warp to aid the rebels. Unknown to them, a squad of Deathskull orks lead by Grukk Daggafist have been scouting out their positions, and have located a camp that has been hastily assembled by the heretics to house their captives. As the orks prepare to launch their sneak attack on the camp, a single squad of heretic astartes stands ready to defend it.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Nova Aetas - Mission 1.4: Ambushed!

The mercenary companions have managed to obtain the Blood of Gaea, but they know there are other forces in this adventure seeking to gain possession of it. Roma and Venezia are about to go to war and the beholder of the Blood of Gaea is likely to reap a huge advantage in the battle that will shortly break out. The companions are heading to Bologna and they have set up camp. All of a sudden a silence falls over the forest and from the midst of the darkness, the now familiar shadows of the Venetians emerge, at the service of Venezia. They have sprung an ambush! Will the heroes be able to react in time?

Luckily, the heroes have been on alert, expecting to run into some trouble on their journey. They sleep fully armed and take shifts on watch, so that at a moment's notice they can all spring to their feet fully armed and ready to meet the attack head on.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Nova Aetas - Hunt 0.3: Wolves

A small pack of wolves is killing the chickens and cattle of numerous breeders in the area. The wolves seem to be very organised and quite dangerous. The mayor asks for their fur, to put an end to this butchery.

The mercenary companions decide to take on the job of hunting down these wolves, hoping to acquire some parts from the wolves with which to craft some new kind of alchemical gear. They head into the woods around Bologna to track down the dangerous pack of wolves, but it turns out they are the ones being tracked.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Nova Aetas - Mission 1.5 Witch Hunt

The mercenary companions have reached the Città di Castello where they plan to meet their friend Esmeralda, a clairvoyant who may be able to enlighten them about the Blood of Gaea. As they approach the village square, the heroes notice a bustling crowd. It seems a woman is about to be sent to the stake for witchcraft! The companions are consumed by a terrible premonition as they pick up the pace...