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Community News and Announcements / Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
« Last post by TheNephew on June 16, 2019, 11:00:01 PM »
Double-posting, and perhaps not perfectly on topic:

Listening to the Dragged Into Turbolasers podcast, there was a discussion about getting Inq28 convention games, invitationals and display games arranged.
The UK scene (or lack thereof) and Salute specifically was mentioned, briefly.

Would it be fruitful/desirable to reach out to them, or that cabal of Inq28 personalities, if there is going to be a table for Salute 2020?

Pros:
More word of mouth.

Cons:
I know it is planned to be a 54mm event, and that wee cult deals in smaller toys.
I don't know if anyone could/would want to devote time to talking/writing about it with them - I'm pretty sure I couldn't.
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Painting and Modelling / Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Last post by TheNephew on June 06, 2019, 10:15:16 PM »
Look great - just the right amount of gormlessness for the servitors, and the long straight downward lines give a good sense of weariness.

Is the face between the priest's legs a mask or skin?
Looks a bit too organic for the former, a bit to sharp for the latter, in my opinion.

I look forward to seeing them painted - the colour palette of the hive inhabitant and banner bearer suit the aesthetic well.
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Yes
No.
Turns out that's pretty much the only weekend that far away I definitely can't do.
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Painting and Modelling / Re: New Year, New Sculpting Log
« Last post by maglash1017 on June 05, 2019, 08:47:16 PM »
Long time no update. Instead of a long and windy text I will post some pictures of what I've been up to in miniature sculpting-land.

Some (almost) finished sculpts:
Servitor


Fisherman


Deamonhost


And then some more work that's still very much WIP.
Hive worker


Adeptus Ministorum Priest


Comments, critiques, questions and tips all very much appreciated!
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Community News and Announcements / Re: Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
« Last post by TheNephew on June 02, 2019, 11:18:45 PM »
As in previous years, I'm up for it.
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Community News and Announcements / Salute - 18th April 2020, ExCeL London
« Last post by MarcoSkoll on June 02, 2019, 12:03:31 PM »
Once again, I'm proposing putting on a showcase Inquisitor game at Salute (as I have been for a few years now), and submissions have today opened up for Salute 2020.

Any such game wouldn't be one of our standard open events, but an opportunity for dedicated veterans to show off our hobby to several thousand gamers from around the world (plus many more following online)

It's entirely free to run a game (unless we need mains power), we can request as much table space as we need (tables are 6' by 2'6") and we get four free passes for the job (further passes are 10 each)

As before, I'm assuming we'd probably run a morning game and an afternoon game (as I don't think it would be a good idea to stretch one game out over the entire day; I think we want to keep it playing briskly), with a hefty break for people to do some exploring, and that I will be GMing for at least one of those games, but those arrangements could be mixed around heavily. (I might be a player or I might not be involved at all, if we as a community think there's someone better for the job).

I think it's something we could make a good showing of (we have a habit of drawing attention at our other events), and I have an ever-growing collection of portable Inquisitor terrain, so I still think we should be taking a stab at it.

I'm looking at this being a 54mm game (for a display game, scratch-built 54mm vehicles are going to stand out more), but I would like to have some 28mm figures on display as part of the overall package.

I know it's problematic for people to commit this early on (and space fills up fairly fast), so this time I'm proposing that if there's enough interest we put in a submission and withdraw later on if it should become clear people won't be available.
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I probably need to do some more sorting through photos and put up a full gallery, but many thanks to Lee Robert McStein and Patrick Stuart for coming out on Saturday to help me try out Element Games as a venue.

Thoughts so far are very positive - while the location is a lot less personally convenient for me than Dark Sphere, being able to freely raid their widely varied terrain shelves meant I could arrange whatever setting I needed for a given scenario, so it has a lot of potential as a venue for narrative events.



As far as what actually happened, have a slightly biased recollection...

~~~~~

+++ INCOMING MESSAGE +++
> ORIGIN: INQUISTRIX ASANDREA CORVUS, ORDO HERETICUS ABRAXIAN

You requested a report on the outcome of the matter on the matter of Inquisitor Rhanamantine's mausoleum.

Unfortunately, a large part of the information I have on the matter is second-hand, given a rather messy incident during the investiation that lead to my chirurgeon having to graft my head back on.

The initial indications from the late Inquisitor Kalus's journal about a contact with a decryption key in the city of Hyinin played out, although as we feared, several other parties also appeared to be vying for the contact's information.

The first was of the sort we were anticipating - opportunists looking to acquire the Inquisitor's writings for the black market.

The other was seemingly a troupe of circus mutants sufficiently deluded to believe that they are Astartes who have travelled back from the 51st millennium. (Nonetheless, I am attempting to consult with Inquisitor Graande of the Ordos Chronos to determine the possibility of any truth to this ludicrous claim).

It was (somehow) the freaks who managed to convince the contact to co-operate, and absconded with his information.

We were therefore forced to carry out an imperfect decryption process, a trail that eventually lead to the site of Inquisitor Rhanamantine's first battle against the forces of the Dark Gods, where we were in search of runic inscriptions that acted as waymarks for the tomb's location.

It was here that the aforementioned incident occurred, at the hands of a particularly strong mutant within the troupe. I'm told that my mind-blanked psyker, Epsilon-47, managed to incapacitate the mutant in question and force the group to retreat. However, it seems that they had already recovered information on the tomb's location and were able to affect an entrance ahead of us.

Their particular haste within the mausoleum lead to the release of a daemon bound to the Inquisitor's sarcophagus, a final guardian of the Inquisitor's secrets - a particularly tricky prospect, as the daemon had little corporeal form, being composed of little more than smoke or mist (which it was particularly adept at shaping into weapons that were considerably less insubstantial).

They also lead to the injury of the two of the members of my retinue who were qualified to cope with such a threat, significantly delaying the vanquishing of the beast and thus affording them the opportunity to escape with the Inquisitor's skull. Given their choice of acquisition, I have to conclude that the Inquisitor had mem-engrams that we overlooked in our research.

Our tally of the literature we recovered proved to be short at least two volumes; I suspect that this was the work of the smuggling group we'd previously encountered, and we will be carefully watching these channels to see if the works turn up.

The mission can unfortunately not be deemed a particular success, although we have managed to secure a reasonable portion of Rhanamantine's writings. These will be moved to the Abraxis Conclave's vaults for safekeeping and authorised study.

Corvus

+++ MESSAGE TERMINATES +++


~~~~~

And the participants - my retinue, seeking to keep the Inquisitor's writings from falling into unsafe hands.
(From left): Sister Kerrel Roane, Sian Vayne, Epsilon-47, Inquisitrix Asandrea Corvus, Lord Markus Karlmunn, Cerys Vayne.


Patrick's crew, allegedly members of the Astartes travelled back from the warped era of the 51st millennium (or some deluded mutants, you pick), trying to secure knowledge that might avoid their fate.
From left: Blind Arcturus (the name was very ironic, although fortunately he was armed with non-lethal missiles...), Flailmeister, Blaedweald, The Great Primaris, The Chapter Master, and Codicer Horn



And Lee's smuggling syndicate, trying to get valuable tomes to sell on the black market.
(From left): Chik Besnae, Kem Garridan, Sevim Nox and "Aspect"
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Sorry not had time for organising anything lately (turns out getting married and setting up a new home is quite time consuming...).

Anyway while I'd prefer a 54mm event, I can probably knock together a team for this.
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Event pack, this time the version that doesn't have sections left in it from the Abyss pack I adapted in a hurry: http://www.mediafire.com/file/lrg6mpslg8s1sh2/2019+Mausoleum+Pack+V1_1.pdf
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The legendary Lord Inqusitor Rhanamantine, a noted Xanthite, died in 912.M36. There are said to be secrets he took to his grave - literally so. His final orders were clear. His burial, along with his most controversial writings, was to be carried out at a hidden location by his most trusted apprentice.

This is a chain that remained unbroken for more than five millennia; each passing the knowledge on to their heir. But now Inquisitor Kalus has been slain in battle, having never found a truly worthy heir.

However, it is said that he left clues, and with none left to guard the doors, Inquisitors of all creeds now seek to find the mausoleum - some to plunder its secrets, others to burn it to the ground.


~~~~~

Mausoleum is a short notice mini-event to get a feel for Element Games in Stockport before running a larger event later in the year.
(I'm taking advantage of being sort of in the area and having a free day).

- Format: Three rounds of narrative 28mm gaming, using a lightly houseruled version of the Inquisitor Living Rulebook.
- Cost: Element Games table fee is 4 per person per day - please bring money to pay for your space.
(They also have a bar on site, so you may want to bring extra cash).
- Date/Time: 25th May 2019, 10:00-18:00

Event pack hopefully coming this evening.
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