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A Badab War Tale of 8 Gamers - the Vega III Incident

Badab War Secessionist Loyalist Tale of Gamers

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Greetings all! 

 

Thanks to Dosjetka for initiating this project.

 

 

I am pleased to present a Badab War-themed Tale of Gamers. This 6 month project will see a group of Badab War enthusiasts document their attempt to raise 1000pts worth (or more) of their chosen chapter. 

 

This is purposefully a more relaxed Tale of Gamers, the objective to produce an exciting narrative-driven army that interacts with the other participants'. 

 

 

The rules are:

 

- Start date: 23/11/15; End date 23/5/16

- 4 participants per side (Loyalist/Secessionist)

- Each participant  must represent a chapter/human army present during the Badab War - no duplications. 

- Each participant pledges to produce at least 1000pts of their force by the end date of the project. - This must be a legal army, consisting of at least 1 HQ and 1 Troops choice. 

- Each participant must ideally post weekly updates regarding their progress - if this is not possible, please let us know ASAP! 

- Weekly updates ideally should include some sort of WIP pictures and, if possible, some literature regarding the models and their involvement in the Vega III incident - details of this below. If participants haven't been able to do anything, this is absolutely fine, but please let us know so we know so we don't think you've jumped ship!

 

So, the participants we have so far:

 

Loyalists:

Stoneheart - Salamanders

Magicman - Marines Errant

GrandMagnus - Sons of Medusa 

Raeho - Exorcists with Carcaradon allies

 

Secessionists:

Leviathus - Astral Claws/Tyrants Legion

Hushrong - Executioners/Inquisition

Thrillhouse - Lamenters

Naryn - Mantis Warriors 

 

 

 

 

The Vega III Incident

 

Synopsis

In the build up to the decisive Sagan Offensive in late 908.M41, the Loyalists target a Secessionist supply base in the sparsely populated Vega system. Launching a successful attack, the Loyalists believe that they have the secessionists cornered until reinforcements arrive, throwing them on to the back foot. Before the loyalists are forced to capitulate, the mysterious Carcharadons arrive and turn the tide against the secessionists. In order to guarantee this dangerous, maverick chapter's commitment to the Loyalist cause,  the loyalists are forced to commit a heinous crime that leads them into an uneasy truce with the Inquisition, who have been using the Vega III assault as cover for their own nefarious objectives...

 

 

 

Introduction

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Phase 1 - The Loyalist Assault

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Phase 2 - The secessionist counter attack

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Phase 3 - The Endgame

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Aftermath and controversy

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So participants, thank you for your pledges so far! Let's kick things off with an introductory post.  First post should ideally be an introduction, what you will be doing in this project, what your first target is and any other interesting information you feel you would like to add. If you already have an army of your chosen chapter built up it would be good to show that, as it gives a starting point to which you can add. 

 

 

Let's get this party started guys! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 

 

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Edited by Stoneheart, 26 November 2015 - 09:48 AM.

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I'm glad I went far enough to initiate the project before having to leave it. Really looking forward to seeing what you people create thumbsup.gif


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I'm a fan of both the free chapters but I have a lot of commitment issues when it comes to these things so I'll stay as a happy viewer. Looking forward to see what develops here.

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I have some lamenters built but nothing painted yet. If you have trouble filling the spot i would love to join in. Also if i can use my already built stuff.

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I love all you have written for this. Now I can't wait for my minis to arrive so I can start working on the Sons of Medusa.


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Hi guys! I will be building up a force for my existing Exorcists based loosely on the Scarblade Strike Force from Kauyon, so it will be mostly made up of bikes and terminators. After I finish the 1000 point minimum requirement I'll be moving on to give my Carcharodons some love.

 

I'll update this post once I get some pictures of my existing forces and what I intend to pledge first, as well as background for my army, but for now this will do as a brief introduction!


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''It will be soon, you think?''

 

The flames licked hungrily across the grilled floor, and up the blackened blast door, as Veteran Sergeant Valens watched. The sounds of explosions rocked the vessel, atmospheric decompression was venting gas, flames and bodies out into the void. The Executioners had closed fast, slipping in from the deep dark with all the grace of a blade. A fine piece of void work.

 

 

''Soon enough.'' Narvaez smiled beneath the stoic mask his helm portrayed. Just another boarding action. Nothing they hadn't done before. They were just on the backfoot, this time. The whole thing in reverse.

The sirens wailed, red klaxon lights intermittently bathing the corridor in blood. The blast doors began to open.

 

''I'll lead'' Narvaez held up a hand to signal 3rd Tactical squad to prepare to move.

 

''Thats why you're the Captain.'' 

 

Valens, laughed, and he followed.


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Hey, im MagicMan, and i'll be taking up the part of the Marines Errant in this log. My first pledge is to complete Captain Anton Narvaez, who will be leading my force. smile.png

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I'm sad that I ran out of likes.


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Colour me interested in seeing how this progresses.

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Now that's an epic introduction.


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Gathered at a round table they stood in silence. Each was a demi-god of war who had earned their offices with bloodshed. Some were present in the flesh while others occupied their space with hololith projections. All made note those absent, especially their High Executioner and the one who had taken up his axe only hours before.

 

They were Warlords, brother-captains of the chapter, standing around the stone table with their gauntlets upon its surface. Tradition demanded that no weapons were permitted in this chamber and hands were kept visible. It stemmed from an era turned myth when brother betrayed brother with daggers hidden behind their backs.

 

A surviving image of this era was carved upon the onyx table. An armored fist clutching an orb imposed over an image of two axes. It was a symbol of their origin and their pride.

 

The eyes of those present were upon Rahl, reigning lord of the Fifth.

 

You all know that the Astral Claws warship made dock here. How their emissary presented the shattered sword of their former liege whose inheritors we swore an oath. And now the Night Hag has made full sail for the Maelstrom, rasped Rahl with his dry voice.

 

His tongue licked at pale, thin lips.

 

It is true. We will honor our debt to the Astral Claws Chapter. The Executioners will come to their aide.

 

From his own mouth their suspicions were confirmed. The whole of the Executioners chapter would soon gather and prepare for war.

 

Who threatens the Astral Claws so? Asked the Warlord of the Eighth? From whom shall we take our trophies?

 

Rahl’s grey eyes looked around the table. He looked at the face and images of his brethren. They all knew there oath would be one of honor and dare they say it, shame.

 

His eyes then stared down at the image carved onto the table. It was a black gauntlet of the VII Legion holding a golden orb, Terra, safely in its palm as its defender. A sentiment of cruel irony washed over him as his lips cracked to move.

 

The Imperium of Man. Rasped his voice again. We make war against the servants of the Emperor.

 

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Howdy folks. I'm Hushrong (Hush for short) and I have the honor of bringing the Executioners into the fray. I am coming out of a hiatus from the hobby world and was pleasantly surprised to be offered a spot in this endeavor. So a big thanks for that!

 

I merely hope to build a cool-looking army that will be fun to play in Zone Mortalis (and beyond that possibly) and practice some sculpting. My skills are still atrocious I hate to say. I am also hoping to hone my painting skills too as it isn't the best either.

 

To start, my first pledge will be to buy a codex and double check my army list, build one member of each of the three main infantry squads I will possibly be fielding, and get the test dummy below painted. *I may have to prime him by hand as Winter has finally found Texas...

 

 

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Great fluff and awesome pose on that guy, Hush. I will give you a like as soon as I have some :P


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Excellent intros all. The enthusiasm is palpable, looking forward to seeing how this pans out! 

 

I have some lamenters built but nothing painted yet. If you have trouble filling the spot i would love to join in. Also if i can use my already built stuff.

 

Thrillhouse we are indeed short of a Lamenters player - you can certainly use already built stuff, it only counts as complete when you've finished painting it. If you would like to take part, have a read of the rules in the first post and let us know. If you're up for it we'll put your name down on the first post as our Lamenters guy. Then we'd just need your initial intro post to get you started!


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Pleased to welcome Naryn as our Mantis Warriors player. Welcome to Vega III brother! 


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Welcome to Badab guys! My first pledge is a small bike squad and attack bike, the first of many. 

 

The Exorcists forces at Vega III were recorded to have been led by Captain Solomon Ataraxis of the 5th Company. In this engagement the 5th Company is noted to have been deployed as a highly mobile and hard hitting strike force. A large number of their members were mounted on bikes for the duration of this engagement, utilizing hit and run tactics that synergized well with the Carcharodons own fighting style of strike and fade, showing off the tactical flexibility the Exorcists are famed for.

 

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Naryn, welcome aboard! 

 

I've got to say it is awesome to see this building up after all the planning. Looking forward to this project's future! *Going to link it in my sig Me Hearties!


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Thanks for the welcome, guys!  Like raeho, my first pledge is going to be a small bike squad.  Very excited to be a part of this!

 

Following standard Mantis Warriors doctrine, long-range bike support was mobilized during the secessionist counterattack on Vega III.  Scouting the besieged ruin of the Fury on Tarsiss Prime, these scouts and skirmisher units had several hostile encounters with Loyalist forces, both the initial assault force and later the defenders around the breached Gellar field generator of the wreck of the Fury.  This latter attack brought them into combat with mounted Exorcist units.  A vicious mobile firefight and melee broke out between the two forces, eventually carrying them entirely out of the city and into the dust-covered wastes of the planetoid's wilderness.  There, the Mantis Warriors forces were able to shake off their solemn red-armored pursuers, with the aid of [Redacted - for full details see Inquis.file//4561128-913M41-B-D-3].  The destruction of the city, and ensuing loss of a significant portion of relevant Mantis Warriors command structure in the aftermath of the Vega III incident, meant the squad was forgotten on Tarsiss Prime.  They were not recovered, in fact, until the detente between secessionist Mantis Warriors forces and Loyalist factions was secured some four years later.

 

 

 

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Having read though everything I must say that thos sounds amazing and I would love to participate. I will write my initial post before the weeka end together with a painted test. Meanwhile I have started a project log for my Lamenters to avoid too much spam here.

The only thing Im uncertain of is my writing, but ill give it a shot! I love reading you guys short stories.

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Having read though everything I must say that thos sounds amazing and I would love to participate. I will write my initial post before the weeka end together with a painted test. Meanwhile I have started a project log for my Lamenters to avoid too much spam here.

The only thing Im uncertain of is my writing, but ill give it a shot! I love reading you guys short stories.

 

Excellent, glad to have you aboard Thrillhouse. Don't worry over-much about the writing - the models are the key :) 


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Awesome to see we now have an equal amount of loyalists and seccesionists.


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Awesome! Lamenters + Mantis Warriors are some of my favorite chapters, looking forward to seeing these guys develop.


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Also very excited to see the Mantis Warriors aboard, that's one chapter I don't see much of. Will you be doing a character on bike too Naryn?

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I hadn't planned on it, but I've got some Dark Vengeance bikes kicking around I might be able to whip something up with. 

 

Badab war chapters are my favorite chapters, because they have so much character.  I'm really excited to see what you guys put together!



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I love the pose of your Executioner Hush, and also the fluff. Its stuff like that wich makes me want to write my own and also feel I could never do half as good. But I will certainly give it a shot further down the road. Also that bit on the shoulder, the skin, is used to great effect.

And Naryn, that goes for you too. The colours look perfect and I love the outrider bikes. Cant wait for some closeups!

Whoever wrote the opening narrative: Great job! I feel like I chose the perfect timing to get involved in the forum.

Are we going to see army lists soon? I think Im posting mine later this week along with my weekly update. Are you guys keeping all your stuff in this thread or do you make separate plogs too? I made a separate not to spam in here too much.

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Naryn, Thrillhouse, glad to have you on board and don't fret about the fluff, I took way to long to write this short intro below haha! Anyways, good to see the Badab team complete! biggrin.png Right, as for my introduction: 

 

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Claudus Fask, Prefect Commander of the XCVII Tyrant's Legion, pulled his collar up to cover his face from the harsh winds as he walked towards the command bunker. Two hulking Astartes of the Astral Claws escorted him. Their heavy foot falls were silenced by the the barking of commands and roaring engines. The three men strode past a large group of humans outfitted for war. Claudus catched a glimpse of their faces; young, healthy men and women. Most of them were workers from the industrial city, others criminal scum who were given a chance to atone their sins by serving the Tyrant of Badab. Not the most effective soldiers since their training was far from complete and they only received basic psycho-indoctrination, but they would surely have their use. As they approached the bunker, two Astral Claws who stood guard at the door stepped aside and let them in.

As the door closed again, the howling wind and the commotion outside faded away like a distant memory. Only the sound of the soft humming of machines filled Claudus' ears. In front of him a couple of Astral Claws stood around the command table. He recognised one as Uras Vex the Centurion, on the other side was Nagarek, strike leader of the Retaliator squad. The others were sergeants whom names Claudus did not know.

Vex looked up from his dataslate 'Lord Prefect, are your troops ready?'

All the eyes were now fixed on him. The demi-gods of war looked down on him as if they tried to read his mind. Claudus' heart pounded in his chest as he took a bow 'Yes my lord.'

'Splendid' Vex turned his gaze to his brothers 'The sheer number of our forces will surely overwhelm the opposition! And what's left of them will be hunted down. They will not take away Vega III from us.'

Nagarek growled 'Are the lapdogs of the Imperium so dead set on getting this rock?'

'Yes, and we are dead set on preserving it brother. Lord Huron insisted that we hold no matter what, since we need every resource we can get.'

'Bah, fine by me' the Retaliator's scarred face turned into a sneer 'as long as my blade can taste the blood of the Tyrant's enemies.'

'In due time brother, in due time. Let us await their arrival. According to our intelligence it won't be long now.'

 

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Hi all! I'm Leviathus and I'll be doing the Astral Claws and Tyrant's Legion! Many thanks to Dosjetka for initiating the project and inviting me to participate! To be fair my Astral Claws haven't seen many updates lately so I'm glad to kick things back into gear!

 

I will be starting with a humble Legion Auxilia commanded by Claudus Fask himself.


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