Monday, June 6, 2011

Warhammer 40K: The Assault on Morkandy Beach

In remembrance of D-Day, I present to my readers the battle report for a Warhammer 40,000 tabletop wargame scenario that my good friend Darkwing and I came up with a number of years ago.

We decided to play out a "Normandy Beach" scenario, with the Imperial Guard assaulting and the Orks defending.  This became a rather massive undertaking, with an enormous 9' x 5' table and a "beachhead" terrain piece built by Darkwing just for this battle.

The most common "complaint" we've gotten about the battle report was that people thought it should be the Orks assaulting, with the Imperial Guard defending.  This is one of the reasons we did not play it out that way - too stereotypical.  In addition, this was a story about Normandy Beach, and the brave men who stormed the beach to win France back from the Nazis.  We felt it was much more thematically appropriate to use the Guard as the attackers and the Orks as the defenders.

Here is the battle report's opening page.  You can click through turn-by-turn using the links at the bottom of each page.  Here's the Arcadia Prime Blog entry for the battle report, where you can read the comments and leave one of your own if you're so inclined.

1 comment:

Jimmy said...

Oh, man! Played this for a while, was quite amazing! WH40K is awesome if you have enough dedicated players :0

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