I promised to show you some pics of the 'Chapter Approved: First book of the Astronomican' campaign, shortly known as the 'Wolf time'. I don't have but a fistful of them, but I'll try to explain the campaign in a few words.
50 years ago an Ork fleet from the Charadonian Empire got lost into the Warp and ended up in an isolated system known to men as 'the Wheel of Fire'. Totally surrounded by Warpstorms, the Orks were unable to leave the system, so they settled and colonized the planets. Nowadays, an Imperial Navigator has discovered the apparently only safe route in an out the Wheel of Fire. The Emperor commanded Space Marines of the Space Wolves Chapter to lead a Crusade into that dangerous area and claim it for the Imperium...
So this campaign is set on a crappy planet named Xit (again, GW humour from the 80's, long time lost in battle...). Space Marines must take over the Ork stronghold led by 'Governor' Kulo (if the planet is 'Xit', 'Kulo' phonetically sounds exactly like 'butt' in Spanish). But the defences of the castle must be deactivated prior to the final engagement. So Space Wolves must simultaneously conduct three different raids on three different power plants. If they succeed, they can attack the castle. If they fail, the assault is impossible and they should fall back. That's it, quite a simple campaign.
|You saw me last week|
|Oooops! No more repeated pics! Next one is new, promised|
|C'mon brothers! I can feel the statue staring at me! Let's finish here and go back home|
|Dis is ur neigburhood, hummies!|
|No grey hummie is comin' home for dinna!|
|Add photoshop effects at will|
|Bratatat dakka dakka pew pew|
|We're winnin'! Unbeliv... Unbiliv... Unbi... ehrm... Cool!|
Though having received an injury, da Boss killed the last Space Wolf standing
|Multiple deaths in progress. Please do not disturb|
Ork viktury! Well, you see this has been real fast, but it took five turns. Due to an extraordinary luck on the Ork side during turn 1, Space Wolves didn't really had a chance, as their forces were decimated just as they arrived. It was a reeeeal shame, as we didn't even use the big building! :( It would have been fun seeing the Marines in action trying to reach the roof.
We played the other two preliminary battles, but I'm afraid I don't keep any pics but these two:
|The bowl building in use!|
|Nope, that's a totally diffrerent compound. You haven't ever seen that :P|
I can say no more in order not to spoil the campaign (And I might have said more than I should!). Depending on the results of these three battles, Space Wolves should find it easier or more difficult the final assault on Governor Kulo's Castle. We didn't play it, but I definitely would have liked to see that, as it is a big scale battle. My friend even managed to get the ooold 'Citi-block' set, so we really should have played that, we have no excuse. On other thought, for sure it would have been fun designing and building some more cheap Orkish scenery...
|And there are some more map surprises indeed!|
So this is what we got. Hope you like this half-campaign!