Friday, May 28, 2010

Taros Campaign: Descent of Angels

Following their defeat at Bastion 13, Imperial command called upon the Blood Angels for support. Scouts reported that Warboss Gorgog Badzagga had left the Bastion, intent on overtaking manufactorum facilities in sector 4. With the Warboss gone, the Blood Angels planned a surprise attack on the Ork held fortress.

The remaining Ork defense proved to be too much for the attacking Blood Angels. Lead by Big Mek Zodgor Waznagga, the Orks threw hordes of heavily armoured tanks and walkers at their attackers.

The Blood Angels offensive was spearheaded by a Land Raider occupied by a squad of tactical marines. The tank shot all of its weapons into the side of the most dangerous Ork vehicle, the Battlewagon. To the surprise of the Imperials, the lascannons only managed to inflict glancing damage onto the Ork vehicle. In reply, the Battlewagon rammed its mighty Deffroller directly into the Land Raider, causing it to explode. The surviving marines piled out of the wreckage only to be assaulted by a mob of 19 blood thirsty shoota boyz. The Astartes stood their ground and fought valiantly, but ultimately were overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of the ork mob.

The rest of the Blood Angel units arrived via jumpack deepstrike. Furious from the loss of their ancient Land Raider, the unit of Sanguinary guard wrecked the Battlewagon with a well placed blast from an infernus pistol. This small victory was short-lived as the remaining Blood Angel assault units found themselves ill-equipped to deal with an Ork Deff Dread accompanied by a squadron of 3 Killa Kans. Eventually, the Astartes fell as they were withered down by salvo after salvo of weaponry from the Ork Walkers.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Taros Campaign: Battle for Bastion 13

The campaign in Taros has seen little progress as the Orks and the Imperial forces have been locked in a virtual stalemate. The Imperium, desperate to make further ground into the desert planet, attempted a daring assault on an Ork controlled bastion (Territory 13.) The Cadian 420th, accompanied by a small contingent of Grey Knights, were given this assignment. Below is a map of the planet:

The World Chompas, lead by Warboss Gorgog Badzagga himself, managed to successfully defend their bastion. The Imperial forces came to the battle armed to the teeth with heavy weaponry, Chimeras and Leman Russ Tanks. The Ork defenders were immediately bombarded by the powerful arsenal of the Guardsmen. The humans were shocked to see that almost every shot exploded before its' target was reached. Noticing a shimmering effect of static electricity after each shell impacted, they soon realized that the Orks were employing the use of a Big Mek's Kustom Force Field. With the humans unable to crack this energy barrier, the Orks were able to drive right up to the Imperial gun line and charge into assault.

Severely outmatched by the Orks in hand-to-hand combat, the only remaining hope for the Guardsmen was the arrival of the legendary Grey Knight Terminators. They eventually did arrive via deepstrike, but to the horror of the Imperial Command, a mishap of technology caused the Terminators to land so far from the battle that they were rendered ineffective.

The 420th were dealt severe casualties during the raid. This blurry image is the only transmission that Imperial Command was able to receive from the failed mission.

(No, the autocannon was not able to destroy the Deff Dread)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Skarbog and the Skabz

"No 'umies can escape my 'arpoon!"
-Nob Skarbog

This unit was loads of fun to paint. Without a doubt I had the best time painting up the Nob leader, Skarbog. I like the look of his half orange face as well as his grim expression. If you look closely, his power klaw is actually a harpoon-looking device! I have no idea if that bit was actually meant to be used as a power klaw, but it looked way too cool to pass up:P The rest of the unit, the Skabz, is made up of one boy with a big shoota and ten boyz with choppas and sluggas. Mean, dirty and bloody - that's my motto when it comes to painting this ork army.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Warboss Gorgog Badzagga

"Blood for da Blood Boss!"
-Gorgog Badzagga

Introducing the Arch-Killa Warboss Gorgog Badzagga. This fella is the very first miniature that I've painted for my custom Ork Clan, Da World Chompas. I wanted the army to pop out on the tabletop so I chose to give them an orange and white color scheme. No sophisticated painting techniques here - mostly just basecoats and washes. After putting a dull coat on the model, I went back and put a gloss coat on the power klaw to give the blood a wet look. Overall, I'm really happy with the result.

Gorgog's story is that his clan was lost in the Warp for nearly a century. During that time, he fought countless battles with monsters, daemons and chaos space marines. He was so impressed with the ferocity of the World Eaters that he named his Clan Da World Chompas. Now he is driven by his ambition to become greater than all of the Chaos Gods that he encountered in the Nightmare Realm. I still have a lot of fleshing out to do with Gorgog's fluff. Hopefully, the Taros campaign will provide a lot of cool stories for him:)

Pew! Pew!

(cat armor by Jeff De Boer)

Welcome to the very first post of PEW PEW EXTREME! I thought my friend's blog, Cadian 113th Shock Troops, was so cool I felt inspired to start my own. In the coming weeks I hope to fill this blog with pictures and stories covering all of my geeky wargaming exploits. Subjects will include battle reports, campaign news, hobby projects and some of my own gaming inspired artwork.

Currently, Warhammer 40K is my primary interest when it comes to game systems. So expect to see a lot of posts covering my two armies - Orks and Dark Angel Space Marines. I'm also looking into the games Warmachine and Infinity.

I'm expecting a lot of feedback from my gaming group, the Misguided League Bolwers:)

Well that's about it for now. Keep checking back.