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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Escalation vs. Stronghold Assault Mega Battle!

Checkout a great writeup of our recent Escalation vs. Stronghold Assault mega battle! The most fun I've had playing 40k in a while. To all the haters: don't knock it 'till you try it.

Here are a few more pics from my phone:

 4,000 points per side and the game ran about as quick as most of the attic beer-hammer games we usually play. I ran 2,000 points of Dark Angels (Codex: Space Marines), Mark piloted a Warhound Titan, and his Grey Knights, and we pitted ourselves against Vin and his massive collection of fortifications and Blood Angels.

It. Was. Awesome.

We also forged a little narrative in the process: The sneaky Blood Angels found some evidence of ancient Dark Angels treachery, which they stashed away in a nigh-impenetrable fortress monastery. The only way the boys in green could every hope to keep the information from being disseminated to the High Lords of Terra was by convincing a contingent of Grey Knights that it was the Blood Angels who were corrupted, and in need of a Nemesis Force spanking.

Check out Attic Wars to find out who won!


  1. Looks like a lot of fun to be love the medieval castle hehe


  2. I think we need to figure a part 2 to this narrative ...Dante narrowly escapes but his message was sent! who will be coming to aid them (and purge the Dark Angels)? ...and how long (how many games) before the Grey Knights are aware of this deception and change sides?

    Anyway - that was an awesome game. I started painting the Bastions but almost immediately ruined them both. After priming (black and rust) and then airbrushing base, shadow and highlights - I got cocky and tried an 'oil wash' on _both_ before I noticed I was melting off paint, down to the plastic, all over the models... I need to figure out where to go from here.