Even though it turns out I can’t play in the 40k campaign I was invited to, I keep thinking about it. I suppose when you’ve played a game for much of your life and have delved into every aspect of it at some point, it’s easy to get into that headspace again without even really trying. I’ve been playing with the list I would have taken to the campaign in my mind, trying to get it to perfectly express what I want it to. I was interested in a list that would suit my playstyle, not be a complete push-over, and require minimal new purchases. So here it is for interest’s sake: the army I would have liked to take to the campaign if I had participated.
It’s an odd army, but I think it has a lot of unexpected potential and it’s sort of a shame I’ll not get to play with it. But hey, if you don’t have the time and money to build a 40k army, at least you can do the next best thing: come up with a theme and a list and basically do everything but actually make it happen. Like playing Fantasy Football I suppose. It’s probably a better idea in the long run seeing as I was pretty sure I wasn’t very interested in playing the game anyway.
My theme is this: an unscrupulous mercenary colonel and his band of desperadoes hire a de-frocked techpriest and a bunch of ogryns, “acquire” some big guns, and team up with an ork freeboota kaptin. Mayhem ensues. Simple, brutal and straight to the point. Continue reading