So a friend of mine will be running a long-term 40k campaign. The idea is to take a large-company sized force as a "pool of resources", and build smaller strike teams from within that force. As the campaign progresses the pool of resources will diminish as casualties are taken, however if I'm victorious in a particular mission I can recover fallen comrades to possibly be saved and restored to fighting condition. If a mission is failed, however, there may be no time for such recoveries. Additionally, I will be allowed to promote battle brothers to higher ranks or induct them into Berek's Wolf Guard as they gain experience, and there is the potential for unique wargear rewards or stat bonuses for particularly spectacular performance in combat.
I have chosen to play Berek Thunderfists Great Company (Prior to Ragnar's ascension to Wolf Lord) for this campaign, and I know a few other friends will be participating, however this blog will follow my progress with a battle report for each mission and an overview of the campaign as a whole.
At this point I do not have many specifics of the campaign goals, but I have received a broad overview of the initial stages as well as a minimal briefing for my first mission so that I can design a list. The first battle will take place tomorrow, Thursday July 8th and the battle report should follow along with my findings and expectations for future missions. I will be playing one battle each week on Thursday and give a new battle report either that evening or on Friday. As the campaign progresses I hope to include pictures of the action, but at this stage my force is not ready for photography.
In the posts to follow you will find a list of my selection of resources which will be updated to show casualties, promotions, possible new recruits and/or allies formed during the course of the campaign. You can always refer to the second post in this thread for the latest condition of Bereks great company, and links to the battle reports for particular missions.
Thank you for reading and I very much look forward to seeing where this goes. For better or worse the sagas will be told of this campaign for generations, and Bereks Great Company shall face it like Wolves!