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HelloKitty
14-12-2014, 23:32
I'd like to post a record of my group's 2015 40k campaign which is using IA 9/10's Badab War for its backdrop. The campaign kicks off January 4th, and is a map campaign with a fairly complex set of map rules.

It uses Battle Fleet Gothic as well as 40k at the kill team level, standard level, and apocalypse level.

The campaign will run from January thru June of next year.

The map rules are in beta and we will be refining them over the course of the campaign. I am posting these on behalf of the organizer and our group. There is also a series on Bell of Lost Souls that will follow this campaign as well, in which the organizer's blog will be posted (and whom I am copying here as he does not post on warseer)

We currently have 40 registered players and another eight floating.

Campaign Main Page: www.louisvillewargaming.com
System Map: http://www.louisvillewargaming.com/Files/Badab2015/Badab_Sector.jpg

Map Campaign Rules: http://www.louisvillewargaming.com/Files/Badab2015/GrandCrusade_40k.pdf
Campaign Packet: http://www.louisvillewargaming.com/Files/Badab2015/CampaignPacket.pdf
Alternate Chaos Legion Rules Allowed: http://www.louisvillewargaming.com/Files/Badab2015/Chaos_Supplement.pdf

Some general blog links
Forging the Narrative Series on Bell of Lost Souls that our organizer wrote
https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/forging-the-narrative-what-is-narrative-gaming/
https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/forging-the-narrative-part-ii-the-campaign/
https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/forging-the-narrative-part-iii-narrative-campaigns/
https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/forging-the-narrative-iv-map-campaigns/

Blog detailing all of the Badab War articles to date:
https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/category/badab-war/

The war begins
https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/forging-the-narrative-the-badab-war-begins-at-louisvillewargaming-com/

Our three factions are deliberating their final element positions and have until this saturday 12/20 to submit their locations. Once that is done our first orders are given January 4th and the game is on.

Happy Gaming!

Baneboss
15-12-2014, 00:13
Sorry for being picky but why Iron Warriors cant take Berzerkers or some Khorne worshipping CSM? It is supported by at least Storm of Iron novel.

'From Beyond' rule in Word Bearers rules has no real point.

In IA 13 there is a Sonic Dreadnought if youre interested that puts itself really well in Emperor's Children list.

I think you shouldnt copy paste rules from Horus Heresy so eagerly. Work them a bit, reshape them, perhaps cut some things. Thats how i would do it.

Otherwise nice job :) Ill be checking your progress.

Scribe of Khorne
15-12-2014, 00:30
Sorry for being picky but why Iron Warriors cant take Berzerkers or some Khorne worshipping CSM? It is supported by at least Storm of Iron novel.

'From Beyond' rule in Word Bearers rules has no real point.

In IA 13 there is a Sonic Dreadnought if youre interested that puts itself really well in Emperor's Children list.

I think you shouldnt copy paste rules from Horus Heresy so eagerly. Work them a bit, reshape them, perhaps cut some things. Thats how i would do it.

Otherwise nice job :) Ill be checking your progress.

Its 3.5 rules (or close to).

HelloKitty
15-12-2014, 00:31
The chaos legion rules are based on HH rules and the 3.5 codex rules. Our guys are happy with it so we will stick with them for right now. To avoid controversy the organizer did not want to write his own interpretation of the chaos codex and instead used preexisting Games Workshop rules for the legions.

Thanks for the input.

Scribe of Khorne
15-12-2014, 01:44
The chaos legion rules are based on HH rules and the 3.5 codex rules. Our guys are happy with it so we will stick with them for right now. To avoid controversy the organizer did not want to write his own interpretation of the chaos codex and instead used preexisting Games Workshop rules for the legions.

Thanks for the input.

I'd kill for a player written book to be accepted...

HelloKitty
15-12-2014, 01:56
I'd kill for a player written book to be accepted...

Yeah - there are a lot of good ideas out there. The problem is there are an equal number of bad ideas out there so we went the GW route as kind of a neutral arbitrator.

Scribe of Khorne
15-12-2014, 02:29
Yeah.

That said, I wish you the best of luck, I hope to get something similar started at the grass roots (kill team) level, but most of my community is so damn fractured...

HelloKitty
15-12-2014, 03:04
Kill team is a good place to get started. It usually takes a year or two of getting regular events running again before people start giving it another chance. I know for us our first events in 2010 after taking off a couple years were like five of us lol. It grew up from that but when 8th fantasy dropped and then 6th 40k dropped it took some work getting people to come around to the more "fun" side of the game.

mr.hardrada
15-12-2014, 15:49
Good luck, I plan on checking the progress of the campaign as it goes on. Looks like Alpha Legion got a bit more love.

agurus1
15-12-2014, 22:02
Wish could get in on that! Have fun!

HelloKitty
18-12-2014, 14:29
They are sending initial map placements this saturday so the map will be updated this weekend!

HelloKitty
19-12-2014, 13:27
Following the news that the LVO was altering Invisibility to make it so that it just means you shoot at the unit with BS1 (so templates and blasts still hit) and that assault hit on 5s instead of 6s, we put that rule change to a vote last night.

It came out 20 votes in favor, 2 votes abstaining, 0 votes against in making the change to our packet. As such, this will be houseruled in as well to our campaign.

HelloKitty
21-12-2014, 00:21
Elements have been added to the map, rosters sent to all three faction facebooks and intel documents sent to all three faction facebooks. First orders are issued 1/4/2015 at our GW store.

http://www.louisvillewargaming.com/Files/Badab2015/Badab_Sector.jpg

HelloKitty
22-12-2014, 01:43
Blog post added:
https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/forging-the-narrative-the-map-is-set-two-weeks-to-go/

wartorngetahroun74
24-12-2014, 21:41
I am really looking forward to the campaign. I just need to get my 7th ed rulebook, read it and finish painting my CSM I am going to use

HelloKitty
25-12-2014, 02:48
Group poll concluded with change to limit lord of war from 50 to 25%.

HelloKitty
28-12-2014, 15:12
We are one week out from submitting our first set of orders

HelloKitty
04-01-2015, 22:49
https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/badab-campaign-turn-1-cycle-1/

Turn 1 cycle 1 order log - five kill team quests opened for the week

HelloKitty
05-01-2015, 16:43
It is with sorrow that I post that one of our players was killed last night in a car accident, and we are dedicating the campaign to him and to his Blood Angels...

Scribe of Khorne
07-01-2015, 04:03
Very sorry for your loss. :[

HelloKitty
07-01-2015, 13:51
Thank you. Not a fun way to kick off the campaign with a funeral. Our weekly war council meeting on sunday will start with a brief memorial to him. We are making a diorama for display.

Life's fast and unexpected. Last sunday was our first war council and he was standing five feet from me. A few hours later and he is gone.

HelloKitty
08-01-2015, 03:28
Short campaign fiction in preparation for tomorrow's killteam game.

https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/forging-the-narrative-tales-from-badab-norcals-call/

HelloKitty
11-01-2015, 23:16
https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/badab-campaign-turn-1-cycle-2/

HelloKitty
19-01-2015, 00:52
Cycle 3

https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/badab-campaign-turn-1-cycle-3/

We have some 40k games coming up finally - one being a big game on the forge world with lords of war. 2000 pts loyalists taking on 2400 points of garrison - will be intense.

HelloKitty
25-01-2015, 22:22
cycle 4

https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/badab-campaign-turn-1-cycle-4/

Some apoc games this week and a pair of BFG games plus a garrison defense in the northern sector. Busy week for us!

HelloKitty
02-02-2015, 00:06
Turn 2 Cycle 1

https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/badab-campaign-turn-2-cycle-1/

Ssilmath
02-02-2015, 00:41
Love the Tonka truck at the end. Is it a proxy, or an objective?

HelloKitty
02-02-2015, 01:28
Terrain :-) angstrom is a forgeworld so the tables are industrialized cities

NoobLord
02-02-2015, 01:37
Impressive stuff (and sorry to hear about your group's sad loss).

HelloKitty
02-02-2015, 01:40
Thank you. It was a shock

HelloKitty
09-02-2015, 13:05
https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/badab-campaign-turn-2-cycle-2/

Turn 2 Cycle 2.

HelloKitty
16-02-2015, 00:08
https://baelsoubliette.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/badab-campaign-turn-2-cycle-3/

Turn 2 Cycle 3