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27Jan/140

Objective and Wound Markers

Posted by Bitzbox

I've been getting into the gaming side of Warhammer 40,000 a lot more recently. I've played more games this side of Christmas than in the few months before simply because of time restraints. Most of my gaming up until recently was casual gaming at home with friends but recently I've been participating in small local tournaments and plan on doing so a lot more.

The tournament experience allowed me to see what other people use for objectives and wound, hull point markers. At homes I was mainly using pieces from the old markers set (below) that GW did back in 5th edition which are pretty cool.

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A lot of people local to me have not been in the hobby that long so don't have access to this set so have been using makeshift means such as dice to mark wounds and even models for objectives (for example we used Chaos Cultists in one game and Dire Avengers in another). Some people do use the current vehicle markers and objectives that GW provide that are also pretty good but I thought I would look at alternative means for these.

Using dice for wound markers usually means someone will accidentally pick them up and roll them so they are not always ideal. That said I am going to try out using numbered dice for this. Typically people use dice with dots for gaming so ones with actual numbers will stand out from them.

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I was searching for cheap objective markers I could use and was surprised at how little is available on the market. I did find these skull markers on eBay which I immediately bought. For under £5 they are great little objective markers.

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For objective markers there's nothing better than making your own. Below are a couple of examples of some I have made which I really should paint. The first two use resin pieces from some cities of death pieces which may have been early FW pieces I'm not 100% sure as they are so old. The second one uses Praetorian Guard casualties.

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There are also tons of bits such as barrels, ammo dumps etc. that GW make that could also be used to make objective markers. The opportunities are endless and I'm sure lots of you guys have made some really awesome ones.

I would love to see any objective markers you guys have made or what you guys use for wound and objective markers. Feel free to share on our Facebook page or post links below in the comments

17Jun/130

Animosity – The Cleansing of Arrigata (15th of June 2013)

Posted by Bitzbox

ANIMOSITY - The Cleansing of Arrigata

Hello there chaps. This weekend saw the first Animosity 'Themed one-dayer'. We descended upon Warhammer World to play a non-ticketed event, The Cleansing of Arrigata. Arrigata is a pre-heresy event in which the World Eaters, led by the raging Angron, massacred Separatists who had dared defy Imperial rule.

The game was excellent, and for an Apocalypse scale game ran very smoothly and everybody had a great time.

Angron was beastly, he survived almost the entire Separatist force firing on him only to lose his final wound when he blew up a tank and took the full brunt of the exploding vehicle in the face... great memorable games are made of such though.

The World Eaters won the day, but Arrigata was less of a massacre and more of a scrapyard, the Separatist forces being made up almost entirely of tanks. Imperial rule will not be questioned so easily in future... whatever!

July 27th and 28th will see Animosity - In the Hive of the Dead, take place in Mansfield Woodhouse. You can get tickets to join the fun here on Bitzbox, in the Special section. Bitzbox will once again be sponsoring our Conversion Competition which we thank them for again. Beyond the Hive of the Dead we also plan to play, Animosity - Skalathrax, Birth of the Betrayer on 4th of August at Warhammer World, a second themed on-dayer for players with post heresy World Eater/Khorne and Emperors Children/Slaanesh forces. Information can be found on our forum http://www.animosity40k.proboards.com and on our faceboon page http://www.facebook.com/animositycampaigns

We are also playing out the Ullanor Crusade, pre-heresy Imperial versus Ork in November on the 9th and 10th.

Hopefully some of you can join us at these events.

 

Here are some pics taken from my phone this weekend.

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8May/130

Animosity

Posted by Bitzbox

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Hello there people of the Bitzbox blog... I'm here to tell you about the next Animosity adventure. Animosity - In the Hive of the Dead takes place on the 27th and 28th of July this year. We're hosting the event at a new venue, Dreamlike Gaming and hope that we will see some of you there.

The Hive of the Dead returns our players to the battlefields of the 41st Millennium across the Novacastrian System. Beneath the lofty towers of Hive Primus on the capital world of Novacastra, Typhus, Herald of Nurgle is instigating yet another plot to rot the Imperium from within and what better way to choke the corpse gods precious empire than with the cold clammy hands of its own dead.

Over the weekend we will get the opportunity to play a number of narrative themed 40k games as well as some special scenario games that will help to develop the narrative. We'll be featuring our regular competitions, Painting, Man of the Match and of course the Bitzbox sponsored conversion competition... always hotly contested with some awesome ingenuity on display!

You can join the discussions and the build up to the event at our forum... http://www.animosity40k.proboards.com/

or join us at facebook and like our page... http://www.facebook.com/animositycampaigns?ref=hl

In a change to how we have marketed the event in the past Bitzbox are now selling our tickets for us so you can pick them up right here on the site. They are in the Specials section and cost £20.

We look forward to seeing you there... but beware the walking dead!

 

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