So, I'm not a huge fan of the Spinward Front, and the Margin Crusade. It has its high points, and all, but...meh. Meanwhile, these troops are serving as a cover action turned real "oh crap!" scenario for a much bigger, cooler, also never going to end war; the Angevin Crusade. Has anyone run a game of OW, but put it there, rather than in the Spinward Front? I don't see a big difference, other than fighting more protracted wars against more BA enemies, replacing Dark Eldar, Orks, and Chaos with Tau, Nids, and...um, Chaos. And the Necrons, a bit fewer Orks, and the occasional "better" Eldar round out the territory's players. Both have the Guard, in number, all of their supports, a Tetrarchus, or one of the other salient masters, rather than a Ghanzorik. They are big, nasty fights, and on. So, any stories? Would it work well? I sort of see the Margin Crusade as a smaller deal, where a player-group of Guardsmen might seem to make more of a difference, while pitting them against Necrons, Nids, and Tau tank-busting assets might seem harsh, by comparison, and seem to be more a place for the Zap Brannigan school of throwing wave after wave of our own men at them, and rendering a small group not as powerful. Of course, there have to be at least as many Boys, Guants, and evil cultists to fight as there are Genestealers, Crisis Suits, and CSM's, so plenty of foes "their speed", as the Guard is fighting there. Anyone know if I am right or wrong? I would very much like to hear some stories of the loyal Guardsmen pitting their balls of Adamantium against the hordes of the Hive Mind, and Tau whose sedition bites as deep as the rail cannons their tanks fire, and the endless douchbaggery that is Chaos.
If this is something you can describe, did you do anything different with your group, to reflect the potentially bigger, badder, more powerful threats, and scale of them? Thanks, and have a good one.