Preparing for a big battle

Despite having run a large-scale 40k battle at least once a year, I still don’t seem to fully have a hang of the task. Perhaps this is a good thing, if the alternative would being complacent and likely unprepared. I think the main issue is the feeling of steering the whole scenario alone this time round and not having a distinct list of what I’ll be taking to play with.

In 11 days, we will be playing Operation Ironclad at Burton’s Beer and Pretzels event. The scenario pits Eldar & Tau as an attacker, Orks as a second attacker, against the umbrella of Imperial in defence, of an island surrounded by ocean. I posted some previews of Ork boat rules previously. We have an assortment of Cruisers, tugboats and landing craft being prepared for the event, including a Stompa lander!

I’ve been gathering forces for all sides and it dawned on me this weekend just how badly treated some of my tanks are!

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I won’t be bringing all of these (or will I?), mainly because the ‘raiders are laregly in disrepair. Sometimes I forget just how many tanks I’ve gathered, and these are just those I’ve put together.

Alas, distraction!

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An assortment of transformers arrived this week and I ended up getting distracted painting  Wheeljack before returning to course.

Walls.

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I’ve been previewing my walls from Krakon Games for some time now. They were designed and built with Operation Ironclad in mind. I finally stuck a bunch of them together in preparation for the game.

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And the reason we play Big Cap Games? TO get the big toys out!

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Whitehorn

Aint nothing but a horn

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