Battle of Optera PART 6

     Feeling much better now, so I can fill in some of the details of the CAMPAIGN. I have some new war-game terrain for some SPACE HULK/ZONE MORTALIS type skirmishes. I have been wanting to have a LAMENTERS/BLOOD ANGELS army for years.  The Battle of Optera offers a chance to run the Blood in the Void rules and scenarios as a Campaign representing the fall of the LAMENTERS at the end of IMPERIAL ARMOUR Volume 9, at the Battle of Optera. The MINOTAURS are the main adversary it seems for these battles, so cool, some MINOTAURS it is! This was kind of a FANTASY PROJECT, I’ve wanted to do for years, but hadn’t narrowed done how. I wanted armies in the ‘official’ new color schemes. I’m no longer worried about using them for whatever the current rules edition would be. We’d be playing on my table, what rules I decide!  People show up and play. Me or each other, and I’ll GM the battles.

Back when I first read issue #101 of the WHITE DWARF, there was mainly MK VI Armour, so I went for that theme with STAR PHANTOMS, when the FORGE WORLD Armour sets for II-VI came out, I knew I wanted some of those! So I finally broke down and ordered some sets I thought would fit in with this project. More on those later as I complete more squads! I decided I would build two brand new 1000 point infantry based strike forces for these scenarios, armies that could  be easily expanded for with transports and tanks for bigger battles. I ordered about what I needed plus a few extra. After all was said and done, with a few bits I had, and some unit upgrades and reshuffling, I’ll be building two 1500 point armies just for this campaign! Can’t wait till spring so I can start working the airbrush a bit! So for the armies, I’ve kept it fairly simple, as I’d like to be able to include casual gamers as well, so each force has a couple HQ’s with a few special rules, some assault squads, an elite choice, a Tactical squad and a Terminator squad. I plan to keep the Paintjobs nice and simple where possible, not looking for awards, just a fun project. More when I’ve done something!


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