Apocalypse or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Titanic Explosion

nuclear-bomb-explosionHello again everyone, Severus here!  I have had the chance to play my first Apocalypse game in 7th edition this weekend.  It was the final event for the narrative arc our local gaming group has been working on for the last few months.  I got to say, I was a little nervous as to how it was all going to play out.

I will spare you all the gory details of the battle, mainly because it is a bit of a blur.  The short story is that we had 24,000 points on the table and 6 players.  We managed to get through three turns of apoc (our goal) in 4 and 1/2 hours.  I was blown away.  We even had the psychic phase (with 3 guys casting and 3 guys trying to stop them) and a daemon player with the freaking warp storm table.  Now, I will admit, we didn’t do the natural disaster bit out of the book, mainly because we forgot.

There were tons of epic moments.  My stompa charging forward near death into Captain Titus (the ultramarine character in this narrative) and freaking Marnius Calgar.  The stompa ended up dying and going nuclear, which those lovely space marine chaps just shrugged off.  Then good ol kaptain klaw (the ork warboss in this narrative) rushed in to take out Captain Titus.  My freshly painted lifta wagon only hit once the whole game, and promptly misshaped.  Quite orky.  A load of death company, blood angel tactical marines, and blood angel assault marines rushed in at my green tide.  We all died, leavinf a few dazed tactical squads wondering where everyone else went.

The moral of the story here was this.  I came into this game, like most in this narrative event, not caring about winning or losing.  I just wanted to make things blow up, which there was plenty off.  It rekindled my orky side, so now I am preparing for more ork painting projects.  Still waiting on that damn new codex though…

Looking forward, I know myself and how this will go.  I will want to play silly games where I just want to make a bunch of things die.  So I will be a happy ork for a while.  Ultimately though, I will start to miss the competitive gaming that we have been doing most weekends around the shop.  Talk is that next month we may run a small tournament.  So, maybe I will break out the tau or iron hands.

That is how I keep myself constantly engaged in this hobby.  I try to keep it fresh.  Jump to new painting projects.  Change play styles.  Change lists or armies.  Whatever.  Today, I am not worrying about winning.  I continue to prepare my waagh.  How do you guys keep the hobby fresh?

Here are some photos from the event:

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