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  1. Finally managed to get a copy og both the OW rolebook and Shield of Humanity courtest of a facebook selling group in the uK let the games begin
  2. To further my frustration,......not ten minutes after the **** thing sold i got a sale on another site (lead adventure forum) of a load of dark age 28mm stuff i've been trying to sell and could have easily paid a bit more for the only war rules had i known lol
  3. it went for £35 in the end, i made the mistake of being offline when it came up to the end of the sale and got sniped at the last second lol
  4. IG ratlings and a quad for them to keep up with the noble cavalry, the quads a bits box mash up
  5. The infantry, a mix of warlord ww2 british with imperial guard weapons, the odd head swop and a "commisar" from over the wire games England invaded range
  6. Cavalry, adapted from footsore miniatures British ww1 cavalry with the odd head swop and weapon add on.
  7. so.....we're getting closer now the figures have been bought and some even painted....i've gone for ratlings of course, jury rigged a quad/truck for them, used warlord/westwind ww2 british with IG weaponry for the troops on foot and footsore ww1 british cavalry with IG adds for their magnificent cavalry charges ....
  8. well....my little group are gearing up for a campaign soon so i hope we can buck the trend
  9. The first and foremost Silvered Sabres, the Ansolian Hussars regiment: The Ansolian system, a long time imperial stalwart, was cut off by warp storms and isolated for over a millenium, In the absence of the Imperium the planets of the system decayed badly and chaos incursions swamped several of the outer planets causing them to be utterly uninhabited within a few centuries by anything except the dead. Ansoli prime held as a bulwark against the chaos forces and after a brutal decades long war on its southern continent the planet was able to defeat the invasions. Much of the southern planet was depopulated by this war and in the centuries since the planet has kept an intentionally monitored and maintained birthrate meaning that overpopulation has never happened again and much of the planet remained relatively unsettled and wild. The honour of the Ansoli peoples has led to a cult of chivialry on the planet and the ruling caste maintain this by having small but elite cavalry armies who suit the plains and largely untouched planets surface. The nobles have reverted entirely to the cult of the emperor since the system was found once more but still maintian an unblinkered belief in chivalry and honour. When a moon of the planet, long “dark” was rediscovered and found to be populated by once criminal Ansoli who'd changed over hundreds of years there into ratlings the nobility welcomed them back with open arms despite the reservations of the imperial guard who'd come to the planet to help rebuild the engines of war. The Ansoli nobility quickly discovered uses for the ratlings as sappers for their own lancer regiments who've now been sent back to the stars and beyond to support the imperium. The relationship between the criminal and often ruthless ratlings and their often niave and honour bound Ansoli lords and ladies is odd to say the least. No one else gives the ratlings any credit or respect except for the Ansoli, and in return the ratlings genuinely try to do their best for the Ansoli, though their behaviour to pretty much everyone else is much less polite and respectful. The ratlings remember chaos as a threat as their moons position allowed them too much of a view of the destruction chaos cultists caused in the system and they never let go of that grudge. The Ansolian regiments consist of four parts, the hussars, heavy cavalry who are fearless and brave to the point of insanity at times, the sappers, their ratling allies, the artillery ,who are mostly tractor or heavy quad drawn and who are manned by the lower social orders, and finally the camp, a huge and often wild social whirl of lancers, allies, artillerymen and support. This then is the motley but cheerful crew the Ansolians bring to war. Characters belonging to the silvered sabres regiment gain the following advantages: Characteristic modifiers: +3 fellowship, +3 weapon skill, +3 agility, -3 ballistic skill Starting aptitudes: Agility, weapon skill, offense., social. Starting skills: common lore (administratum), Inquiry, Linguistics (high gothic), survival. Starting talents: Die hard, catfall, unstoppable charge (regimental skills) combat formation OR double team, skilled rider (home world and commanders skills) fluency (high born skill) honour and duty, abundant resources, the finest tutors (high born skills page 60 core rulebook) Doctrines: Heavy lancers (allows double mounts agility bonus to distance in crushing charge action), forward observers (one comrade or character in any unit can take this choice. The character gain the skills of tech use and navigate surface but loses the talents of combat formation or double team and unstoppable charge and dosent gain the heavy lancer bonus to crushing charge). The forward observer is considered incredibly selfless for sacrificing his “knightly” skills to be a link with the “mundane” artillery. Wounds: no modifier to wounds for homeworld due to more martial training. Standard regimental kit: 1 good quality hunting lance, 1 sword (sabre +1 damage than usual) 1 good quality las carbine and 6 charge packs, 2 frag grenades, 2 krak grenades, 2 smoke grenades, flak coat (3ap to arms and body), carapace greaves and helmet (4 ap to head and legs). Field gear, gas mask, horse, saddle bags, saddle, tack and harness. Forward observer gains 1 pict recorder, 1 pair of magnoculars and 1 hand held targetter modified for ranged artillery (doesn’t give a bonus to comrades fire). Favoured weapons: hunting lance, las carbine, sabre. Specialities: Medic , sergeant (sir), weapon specialist (grenade launcher preference) , sanctioned psycher, commisar Ansolian Lunar Sappers Company Ratling characters belonging to the lunar sapper company gain the following advantages: Characteristic modifiers: +3 agility, +3 ballistic skill, +3 perception, +3 toughness, -3 weapon skill, -3 fellowship Starting aptitudes: willpower, ballistic skill. Starting skills: operate (surface), common lore (imperial guard), common lore (imperium), commonl law (war), linguistics (low gothic), intimidate, tech use. Starting talents: rapid reload, nerves of steel, double team, hatred (servants of chaos). Doctrines: demolitions. Skirmishers (ambush talent) Wounds: +1 wound due to homeworld Standard regimental kit: las pistol and 2 charge packs, knife, 2 smoke grenades, 2 frag grenades, prefered weapon from ratling background, flak jacket and pants (3 AP to legs, arms and body), sappers slouch cap (1 AP to head), field gear, gas mask, ratling quad bike swith panniers and repair kit. Favoured weapons: knife, long las, sniper rifle. Specialities: Ratling
  10. Duke Thraces Guide to the Lunar Sappers for the war ahead Ladies and gentlemen You have my gratitude and hope for what lies ahead. That you have chosen to serve under my unfurled banner is a source of pride and joy to myself and my household. I know you have the greatest love and respect for my brave hussars and I trust you to help keep them safe and well in the times to come. Similarly I trust my own hussars to help keep you all well and given good moral guidance in the furnace and crucible of war. I am sadly only too aware of the horrors of war and the terrible and manifold temptations that oftimes are forced upon even the most noble soul. Whilst you may be imperfect in stature and moral stance I have confidence that you will surpass your origins and overcome the sadnesses and limitations that your history has cruelly put upon you. When first my fleet was able to land upon your lunar home and offer you the olive branch of peace after your many centuries of isolation since the chaos hordes were swept away from Ansolia prime there were many amongst my councils that felt it unwise to invite you to join us. I stand proudly and definitely by my choice, you were once natives of Ansolia prime and only the vicious warp storms and chaos hosts kept you in isolation from your anestors. In the thousand years that passed between the sundering and our reunification you have suffered terribly. I shall always hold it as a terrible sadness that you were forced to remain on your penal moon rather than be rejoined with us. The changes that have taken place to your stature and psychology are not of your doing and I refuse to hold your ancestors crimes as mitigation for what followed. You are precious to me and you are valued and you are freely given home and service amongst my troops. I am mindful that the brutal life many of you were forced to lead had led to some angst and bitterness but I tell you this my adored and loved little cousins, you will face no betrayal, no scorn, no shame from the Hussars you have chosen to serve. I wish you all well and pray to the emperor that in the times when this dreadful war is done you might be able to retire to new settlements and peaceful havens where you will be content to rest, till the good earth and enjoy the benefits of your youthfdul service to my Hussars. They will ride into the teeth of the enemy with honour and sabres held aloft, you shall stand and support them with your remarkable musketry and clever skills. Theirs will be the broken lines of enemy surendering to my honourable Hussars but yours will be the perfect headshots and skillfully placed charges that strike down their gunners and breach their defences. To you I am grateful, to you all I offer my hope for better days to come and a time of peace. Thrace, Duke-Colonel of the Ansolian Hussars and Governor of Ansolia Prime and its lunar territories.
  11. Duke Thrace’s guide to the conflict A primer for our Noble Silver Sabres as they embark upon the war with the Severan Dominate. There is I think nothing so inspiring as the glory of battle, the honour of a challenge to single combat, the heroism of the sweeping charge and the kinship of brothers and sisters at arms. You, my beloved and fortunate sons and daughters, for I see you all as my much loved children, shall soon take up arms, stir your spirits and launch into the ferocity of battle with a deluded and misguided people who have foolishly followed their selfish and hedonistic lords and declared themselves above the rule of law. You, or more fittingly we, for I ride with you all in spirit and muse, shall not let this terrible treason go unpunished. We shall be a huge part of the conflict that even now rages across the spinward front. We shall be the surgeons blade, cutting with precision and skill to remove the cancer of insurrection and misguided loyalty to the lords of the Severan Dominate. Make no mistake my beloved sons and daughters, we shall teach these foolish and fallen children of the emperor the way to return to his honoured horde. It is a matter of great sadness to me that we must bring arms to bear against our fellow men, but sadly we must so that they may be guided back to the path of righteousness. Your regiment will, I have no doubt, be given a hero’s welcome amongst the hard bitten veterans of the Spinward front campaign , for surely nothing will inspire our allies more than the splendid sight of a thousand mounted Hussars equipped for honourable and heroic action. Each of you must carry yourself with elegance and pride, though not with hubris, for you must be examples to other soldiers of the “comme-il-faute “ of our people, the way it should be done. The days and months ahead will be ones you will never forget, days of valour and months of kinship. You are the elite, you carry the silvered sabre that reminds us of our fierce fights with the hordes of chaos, you wield the sharpest tipped lances that glitter in the dawns light and point the way to battle. Your lasguns are manufactured by the finest artisans of Ansolia and your armour is as strong yet striking as any that your allies or foes could wear. You ride fine steeds that have trod the dark earth of Ansolia prime and that have been bred to send you to war. Treat them well and they shall carry you on to victory in our name and with my blessing. Behind you, but not beneath you, stand the sappers of our penal moon. Put it out of your mind that they are of humble and brutal origins, for their allegiance to my banner and our world makes them reborn. Whilst they may be short in stature they are great in heart, and whilst they lack the grace and bearing to become Hussars they have a grit and temerity that we much bless them and thank them for. They are yours to lead and inspire, you shall be their heroes and muses and in their squalid but no doubt charming gin soaked public houses it will be your tales they will one day tell with themselves as much cherished and doted on lesser cousins. The war ahead is a huge affair, but in the depth of what lies ahead you must hold true to your names and heritage. Be brave, I doubt this not. Be honourable and chivalrous, be humane and be just in your cause. Never slay a man that surrenders to you, never belittle a noble foe or a valiant ally. Be an example and be all you can. In faith and honour, Thrace, Duke- Colonal of the Ansolian Hussars and governor of Ansol Prime
  12. thanks will do the letters are meant to be a bit tounge in cheek the stats for the regiment probably don't QUITE match what they should and I don't doubt there will be errors and ommissions on my part, but hopefully we'll iron out the difficulties as we go
  13. sadly i was in poland on holiday and whilst isaw the auction i didn;t get to jump in towards the end otherwise it ay have gone a bit higher lol
  14. We're yet to start but we're only a couple of weeks away i think. The group of players are dead keen and I think whilst you're dead right thats its a potentially tricky regiment to play with it'll work out well. I've now written up the full stats for the regiments of hussars and sappers as well as the ducal letter to be read to each of them before they leave home...both deliberately a bit fuddy duddy and otherworldly as well as a bit niaive i think its fair to say. I'll post them up after this reply if you like?
  15. Would it be fair to say I chose a rubbish time to start getting into the game.....in terms of its curent online interest group
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