Well another year another thread. Progress will be in fits and starts this year, not only do I have a load of DIY projects to finish from last year but also this years DIY projects (attic room and garden landscaping). On top of that we had Master Hairy born this year (the little tike's just over 2 weeks old) so don't go expecting lots of updates on a regular basis.
Never one to sit idle I am also writing a set of rules for one company (sorry can't give anything away yet), fluff for another new game (again can't say anything yet), writing the Travelogue for World of Twilight and on top of all this I am slowly working away on my own games system.
For those of you eager for pics you can always have a butchers at my 2011 plog though it kinda stalled for various reasons.
So what projects for 2012 I hear you ask. One of the big (but slow) projects for the year is the overhaul of my Space Wolves from Bran Redmaw's Great Company. I say overhaul but what I am currently thinking of is stripping the whole lot, breaking them down into bits and starting again. Two reasons for my madness, first the Forge World Bran rules in Imperial Armour 11 and the other because I just don't like the paint scheme, I know I can do better.
Another big project for this year is to paint up my World of Twilight figures. I have a small group of Devanu painted up already, I still have my Fubarnii militia and knights as well as a stables. I am thinking of making some Twilight themed scenery too but first things first.
To start 2012 I am going to begin with a small project...Kill Team! I am trying to encourage my LGC to create a new Kill Team force from a race they don't normally play. We then kick seven shades out of each other, the results of each game earning points so once every has played everyone else then we should have a victor. We are going to use 3 missions; the Kill Team missions itself, Sabotage (one team trying to blow up another's objective) and Retrieval (both sides attempting to recover a data core from a crashed ship). I have notes on the basic setting etc so just need to compile them and finish writing & playtest the last mission.
So far all the bits for my shiny new Kill Team are in a box but here's something for starters...
Part 1 - Dispatches
The rattle echoed out across the chamber, greeted only by a hushed silence from the assembled figures hidden in the shadows. The helmet came to a rest in the centre of the hall, the head rolling free revealing a face drained of the last vestiges of it’s life. The silent ghost faced warrior returned to his statue-like vigil, slicing the long violent blade back to its resting place.
At the head of the chamber an enthroned figure breathed deeply, eyes closed as the victim’s soul sent shivers of pleasure through their ancient frame. “Apology…accepted”
The tension of the audience chamber eased as each member of the court saw their chance, the atmosphere became electric as alliances and political back stabbing erupted across the collected Dark Kin as each stated their intentions in a complicated series of gestures, glances and psychic whisperings.
On his midnight black throne of onyx Archon Sellissan sat surrounded by the leering faces of the souls he had personally harvested, each carved by enslaved artisans from his Craftworld cousins. The unspoken negotiations of the shadowed court instantly ceased as he delicately raised his hand.
“I require only a message. Is this too much to ask?”
The silent factions hidden in the shadows of the auditorium each waited for the others to stake their claim, their right to such a task. None were willing to make the mistake of acceptance too readily.
Swift as a diving raptor the marbled stone of the court was impaled by a cruel spear; slicing the scheming courts reverie. The scourge fell with a piercing screech to grasp the spear haft with its taloned feet, wings enveloping its deceptively frail form. Hateful eyes stared from the dark as the others bristled at such a break in etiquette. The Solarite ignored such impertinence, her eyes focused solely on the dais.
“I claim this undertaking.”
With a powerful beat of it's wings the vulture-kin leapt skyward, plucking it’s deadly blade from the cracked marble, vanishing into the gloom.