So as you'll know, I travelled up to Scotland to visit some mates (which actually turned out to be less mates than expected, but that's another story but also the reason we only ended up playing one game. ) and we had a game of rogue trader on Saturday. As my host doesn't play regularly (he is one of the guys who I played with as a kid and he's being lured back in mwahahaha!) I provided the majority of the scenery, this was obviously limited by what I could squeeze into a backpack as I was flying sleazy jet and didn't want to pay for extra baggage. After I dug around in the garden for some bits and bobs we ended up with the above set up.
Most of the guards wandered around blindly in the pre-dawn gloom.
The two guards at the rear opened fire on Yardymiel and Barns.
The Sensei moved in for the kill.
Farlg the Zoat burst from his cover and fired his living bolter, wounding Yardymiel.
Emderly answered back with his pistol doing nothing but then used his powers to crush the mind of the pursuing marine who fell, headless, into the dirt.
As their titanic struggle continued both the van Zant and the Vlag began to land blows that counted and they both began to accumulate wounds. The fight was long and hard but spectacular (think of a couple of super heroes battling it out and you'll get the idea!)
We had a great game. The splitting up of the forces at the start really helped overcome the numerical inferiority of the Sensei and the titanic combats really were the focus for the second half of the game. We both thought initially that we would end up fighting it out in the tunnels but Neil's decision to hold the entrance until he could amass the renegades and burst out worked massively to his advantage. The teleporting Zoat also helped to split focus and at one point he was tying up half my Warband. We had fun with the Psionics and we both noted that we hadn't used them much when we were kids. Using steal mind or mental bolt on the eldar was a tough decision but as he failed the test anyway it was a moot point. My Psyker used mental bolt plus psychic points to great effect and he may have to be my man if the match!
Hope you enjoyed reading it as much as we enjoyed playing it.