Five Year Anniversary

Five years have passed since the first post went “Hello, World!”. Lots and lots of changes happened during that time. Not only for the hobby but for the people involved here on the blog aswell. During the last couple of months the participation faded and as this was supposed to be a group-project this might very well be the last post aired here. I am still active but not interested in running a blog alone for the moment. Just in case you’ve wondered why there are that little posts the last weeks. We’ll have to wait and ...

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Azog’s Vanguard & first BC match

It was a pleasant experience to finish this new Vanguard Force from Gundabad for the Battle Companies expansion. Painting 6 models in a row is something I can still do without getting too much distraction in between. I am pretty curious to see how the elite from Mount Gundabad will perform in their first match. I think I will nominate the 3 Orcs wearing shields as the heroes. In the meantime Flattervieh and me had our first match with two Battle Companies made from our old stock of miniatures. It was Rohan fighting Moria in the scenario 6 (stand your ground). All I can say is that it was (not surprisingly) a whole lot of ...

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Welcome 8th

We’re a bit late on joining in for the new edition of Warhammer 40.000. During the last months or even years the interest in Warhammer 40.000 faded away within our small gaming community and I think the new edition was the fresh and revitalising wind that we all needed to start again. So we gathered for a small 500 points tournament and gave the new edition a try. This certainly was a good day for Father Nurgle and for us aswell. The new edition was really well received here. I am foretelling a lot more action regarding Warhammer 40.000 on the blog again. Cheers to all my mates attending the event. I am really pleased that there ...

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Deathwatch: Overkill – Killstorm

Finally! After my clubmate Rekrom finished the last remaining tile for the first couple of missions we were able to sit down and give this game a try. No really, we waited with the first game until we had everything fixed for maximum tabletop goodness. I really have to praise Rekrom’s dedication towards this project. It was a blast playing on these marvelous tiles. Thanks mate, on the board they look even better than on the pictures. Also I would like to thank Kjeld for his help on the project. He painted some of the required cultists and came up with these cool vents you can see on the board. They have no relevance ...

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Playtesting the Heralds of Ruin

We continued with our long-lasting tradition and had a little Kill Team tournament recently. To spice things up we gave the Heralds of Ruin rules a shot. Now after the three matches I had, all I can say is that the rules are very cool and pretty thought-out. I especially have to point out the huge variety of available team lists and the even bigger amount of possible builds with these lists. It’s safe to say that we’re about the switch on a permanent basis. We just found two little flaws which we would like to change in our games. The break tests are a bit to harsh. They used to decide the matches’ results way ...

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Border Princes Skirmish

If you’ve followed the last couple of posts regarding Warhammer you might have noticed that some of the Aleatores are diving into the world of Warhammer skirmish recently. It’s a homebrewed setting mostly consisting of Mordheim, Regiments of Renown, Heralds of Ruin and Kill Team rules. Our member Elrond is responsible for this very entertaining mix which we playtested now for the first time. As this playtest resulted in quite a few changes to our rule setting I am not going to explain the rules we used in detail (if you have any questions feel free to ask anyway). So what we have here now is more likely a visual teaser for the future matches to come. The ...

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Horus Heresy Kill Team Event 2016 – Battle Report

Once again we met in Fledermaus’ holy halls of figurines (a.k.a. “ze Püppchen-Imperium”) for a Kill Team Event. This time we did play with slightly larger teams of 300p each in the times of heresy. In the end there were five different player and kill teams present. World Eaters – by Fledermaus 20 tactical marines including a sergeant with power sword. Word Bearers Gal Vorbak – by Broncofish 7 Gal Vorbak with a Dark Matyr in Artificer Armour with Power Axe. One of the Gal Vorbak carried a Plasma Gun.   Sons of Horus Reaver Attack Squad – by Goatmörser 7 Reavers with Jump Pack and a variety of Power Weapons. Nightlords – by Kjeld 5 Terror Squad, one with flamer and 5 Night Raptors, with a nostroman ...

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Three Year Anniversary

It’s been three years ago now that the Aleatorblog went online with its first post in March 2013. We already celebrated our first birthday and our second birthday during the last years and now it is time for a celebration post again. Looking back on our last hobby year one can hardly notice any notable changes. Still painting & gaming, still not focused on one game, still enjoying what we are doing. Yet there is one cool new thing to report – we got a new member among our ranks. Regular readers might already know this guy as he often appeared in the comments section and some battle reports. Let’s welcome Felix ...

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Kharn vs. Loken

In this Battle Report we tried to mirror one of the most crucial events at the beginning of the Horus Heresy on Isstvan III, the battle between Kharn and Garviel Loken. Of course the novel “Galaxy in Flames” by Ben Counter had a huge impact on us. Therefore you’ll get to read an excerpt from it now: ‘Kharn!’ said Loken as the warrior attacked. Kharn paused in his attack and, for the briefest moment, Loken saw the noble warrior he had spoken with in the Museum of Conquest, before something else swamped it again – something that twisted Kharn’s face with hatred. That second was enough for Loken, allowing him to dodge back behind a fan of ...

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Into Competition

As I had proclaimed here I was about to visit an open tournament organised by the german Hobbit Tabletop Liga. The tournament’s intention was to bring new players to the scene, therefore it was addressed towards 24 rookies exclusively. I am a long time tabletop veteran but you have to keep in mind that I never played against other people than my club mates let alone visited a tournament. In fact this was quite a scary and unpleasant thought for the last couple of years. As we don’t play that often we mostly end up sitting around the table having a chit-chat and a couple of beers, outperforming each other with our lack of ...

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