Dark Angels vs Black Legion | Warhammer 40,000 Narrative Report

Avatar The Chef January 21, 202375  98 75 Likes

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++ Mission Objectives ++

MISSION RULES
Lights Out: At the end of each player’s Movement phase, roll one D6 for each Lighting Area: on a 1-3, until the end of the turn, the lights in that area turn off.
When selecting a target for a ranged attack, if the attacking unit or the target are wholly within a Lighting Area that has the lights off:
* If the target is more than 9″ away, that attack cannot be made.
* If the target is within 9″, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
When selecting the targets of a charge, if the charging unit or the potential target are wholly within a Lighting Area that has the lights off:
* If the potential target is more than 9″ away, that unit cannot be a target of that charge.
* If the potential target is within 9″, subtract 1 from the charge roll (to a maximum of -1, regardless of how many units are in Lighting Areas with the lights off).
Underdog Bonus: If one player is the Underdog, that player starts the battle with 1 additional Command point.

LOCK IT DOWN!
Progressive Objective

At the end of each player’s Command phase, the player whose turn it is scores 5 victory points for each of the following conditions they satisfy (for a maximum of 15 victory points):
* They control one or more objective markers.
* They control two or more objective markers.
* They control more objective markers than their opponent controls.
This objective cannot be scored in the first battle round. In the fifth battle round, the player who has the second turn does not score any victory points at the end of their Command phase; instead, at the end of their turn, they score 5 victory points for each of the above conditions they satisfy (for a maximum of 15 victory points).

SEEK SANCTUARY
End Game Objective
At the end of the battle, each player scores 15 victory points for each of the following conditions they satisfy (for a maximum of 30 victory points):
* They control both objective markers in Lighting Area 1.
* They control both objective markers in Lighting Area 2.
++ Mission Rules ++

+ Unshackle Stasis Field +
This Action can be completed at the end of the movement phase and completed at the beginning of the next command phase whilst within 2” of the control panel on Inquisitor Heidegger’s cell. Once completed, Inquisitor Heidegger is able to act as normal.

+ Acquisition at Any Cost +
This action can be completed whilst within 2” of The Child at the end of the movement phase and is completed at the end of the shooting phase

+ The Anointed One +
The Black Legion can take 1 Obliterator in their list regardless of the Boarding Actions Detatchment rules..

+ Shackled Warrior +
Inquisitor Heidegger can be used by the Imperium player regardless of the Boarding Actions Detatchment rules.

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SchnitzelHip
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SchnitzelHip
16 hours ago

Brilliant! The pacing of these boarding actions is fantastic. It helps to really drive the narrative, great stuff

Guy Illing
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Guy Illing
1 day ago

Awesome stuff as usual, cheers for all the effort you guys put into keeping us entertained.

Imperial Grunt
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Imperial Grunt
2 days ago

Very cool, looking forward to the next mission!

Peter Birchenough
Peter Birchenough
2 days ago

That was awesome! Can’t wait for episode 2, and to play some boarding actions for myself!

Lord bivicius
Lord bivicius
2 days ago

epic story!!!
i image the knight get teleported back to the ship, en his grievous body gets put into a dreadnaught chasis.
keep it up guys!! This is what warhammer all about, great story’s. i like it more than the pure tournament play.

Bryan
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Bryan
2 days ago

Very cool and immersive, looking forward to the next episode!

Justin Mendoza
Justin Mendoza
2 days ago

Love that this narrative builds off the last one, Beard is smashing it with these stories

Cleverpork
Cleverpork
2 days ago

I get so excited about narrative reports 😁 My favourites

Philippe Boulanger
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Philippe Boulanger
3 days ago

Yay ! Narrative

Thijs Schrijnemakers
Thijs Schrijnemakers
3 days ago

i love that this narritive is linked to last one’s! Also like that the ‘little fighters’ of the Commune took down a termi 😀
Lastly, the corrupted servoskull is to be feared!

Edward Boyer
Edward Boyer
4 days ago

Boarding action is super good
All the action lots of content ity bity package what’s not lo love

Sluggy
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Sluggy
4 days ago

Great use of the new game mode, it’s like it was made for Narratives.

The cultists are an absolute beauty, nice job Fletcher.

MackDaddy303
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MackDaddy303
4 days ago

Amazing Show! I models are looking mint and I cant wait too se what happens next!

Nick Bentz
Nick Bentz
4 days ago

awesome game. Bard seems much more in his element in Narrative (as his namesake would imply). cant wait to see more

Adam Stewart
Adam Stewart
4 days ago

Narrative ftw!

Kieran Barnes
Kieran Barnes
4 days ago

Love the narrative reports, you can tell how much fun it is for beard and bard. Especially bard! Look forward to the next game!

Jonathan Ferris
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Jonathan Ferris
4 days ago

The previous narrative arc was an epic for the battle of fort condor. It is a pale comparison to the story starting here on the Cinderark.

I can’t wait for this story to unfold!

It seems much of the design comes from the mind of Beard, I’m curious how involved the whole team is behind the construction of concept and mechanics with these narrative draws.

Kevin Likins
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Kevin Likins
4 days ago

I’m so glad you guys created a Dark Angels mission that doesn’t revolve around the fallen. I’ve been collecting the 1st legion for 20 years and get so frustrated with GW seeming to say “Oh, it’s the Dark Angels. Guess we better involve the fallen.” It makes them so 2 dimensional and I really loved seeing them do something else and exist in another narrative.

Callum Seymour
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Callum Seymour
4 days ago

I am at minute 28 and I just had to pause because it is TOO MUCH.
I can’t handle the awesome!!! Ahhhhh

Warrynx
Warrynx
4 days ago

This is so good. Exactly what I wanted 40k to be – love the little homebrew elements too – feels like reclaiming the game and bringing it back to story, rather than stressing over balance and what’s ‘allowed’. 10/10.

STEPHEN GUSTAFSON
STEPHEN GUSTAFSON
4 days ago

Amazing job everyone the boarding action and narrative content are great would love to see how the story unfolds maybe Slade makes a guest appearance. keep up the good work!

Benoit Cappez
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Benoit Cappez
4 days ago

When a narrative begins like that, then the coming crescendo will be awesome, with lot of fun, flames and glorious combat!

John Davies
John Davies
5 days ago

Oh dear lord, more of this please! Boarding action is already my favorite new content but now you’re adding an inquisitor into the mix? An absolute win!

Awikan
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Awikan
5 days ago

I’m loving these boarding action battle reports! Especially this one with the space hulk vibes! Keep up the amazing work!
For the Lion!

Justin Gregory
Justin Gregory
5 days ago

Amazing video and specially an amazing narrative!! This is a great example of how boarding actions allows for a fun story element to its games 🙂

Just a question but have you checked out the white dwarf boarding rules too? Including them would be awesome (if you haven’t started filming them already lol)

Thanks again!! 🙂

James Cushen
James Cushen
5 days ago

Fantastic as always, great to see a narrative game using boarding actions

Timeh
Timeh
5 days ago

that first charge roll, classic

Matt Strout
Matt Strout
5 days ago

This was amazing. Thank you gentlemen.

Francisco Michels
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Francisco Michels
5 days ago

Fun game I do like the little narrative moments in these games a lot.

James Thistleton
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James Thistleton
5 days ago

This was so insanely epic!!!! 🤘🤘🤘

Alex Martyniuk
Alex Martyniuk
5 days ago

Excellent! More Beard narratives! Keep them coming!

David Orr
David Orr
5 days ago

Absolutely incredible work chaps! Love the thought that went into this narrative!
I miss the days when Dave at mini wargaming, put the same effort into his narrative campaigns, rather than just get rich quick schemes with questionable IPs!

Warp Wasp
Warp Wasp
5 days ago

Hey gang the embedded version on the website didn’t take properly… please resolve so I can watch without the ads 🤪

Caleb Wood
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Caleb Wood
5 days ago

Hey all! Getting serious ‘Golden Child’ vibes of this narrative – half expected the bard to teleport in Eddie Murphy!

Riley Fitzgerald
Riley Fitzgerald
5 days ago

Oh how I love the narrative reports! These are so good. AND it’s a boarding action narrative 🤘

Crazyshak48
Crazyshak48
5 days ago

Great to see the narrative picking up Arks of Omen so quick! This’ll be a lot of fun to see where it goes!

Also, I hope (whether in narrative or regular reports) we’ll get to see some Custodes in play. I’d love to see what some Allarus Terminators can do in those cramped environments

Marco Gomes
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Marco Gomes
5 days ago

Boarding Action is rapidly becoming my favourite 40K content. The narrative version is awesome! Well done all.

Ian Kirk
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Ian Kirk
5 days ago

THE ANOINTED ONE! Hope he makes a return

Archmike
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Archmike
5 days ago

What would be awesome is they have to fight their way through to like a shuttle bay to try and set off a flare or steal a shuttle to get back to their ship. Oooh! Or maybe one of the mission could be getting INQUISITOR HEIDEGGER!!!! to a control panel so he can exorcise the demon out of the comms system so they can contact for reinforcements Oooh Oooh! Or they have to fight through to the engine room to knock out the warp engines before they can translate back into the warp! Ooooh Oooh Oooh! You could split the… Read more »

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bullyboy
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bullyboy
5 days ago

Sorry if I missed this, but it was mentioned that the child was captured in an earlier game. Which game is this, I’d love to watch the set up for this game.

Mark Thomas
Mark Thomas
5 days ago

Thank you for this. The mutual excitement helped me get over a slump in my own hobby. Love the narrative reports.

Norman Fernandez
Norman Fernandez
5 days ago

Absolutely amazing video!!

Archmike
Lodge Warrior Member
Archmike
5 days ago

Absolutly stunning cinematography in that intro! Love it! 😀

Azaiel
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Azaiel
5 days ago

YES! <— I think that sums it up.
Looking forward to part 2!

Robert Strachan
Robert Strachan
5 days ago

I’m not sure how much of a hindrance switching the lights off is for a space marine, but the game looked really fun as always.

Martinb
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Martinb
5 days ago

And as brother Castiel fell, the last of his squad, his eyes beheld his brothers lay on the floor, he heard the manic laughter of the Dark Abbess; but moreover, as his eyes passed over the Daemon blade that had cut at his armour and his flesh, he heard a voice whispering “I know your secrets, Angel. I know all the secrets of Angels; even those that you do not. Take me in your hands and I will share all that I know, this ship could be ours….” Then, all went black.

Joe Durden
Joe Durden
5 days ago

So it’s traitor vs trai….*transmition terminated by supreme grand master Azrael*

Brett Pettitt
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Brett Pettitt
5 days ago

I was sitting here this morning and think I need entertaining. Nothing on TV, no notifications…. then bing. Narrative report!! You always manage to entertain.
I think, Mr Beard, if you put your head to it, you could put out your own campaign book – the Book of Beard! All hail the chaos Lord! 🤯

Thomas Blackburn
Thomas Blackburn
5 days ago

Great game very Epic moments loved it keep it up !!!! Cant wait to get more! MOAR!!!!

Shay White
Shay White
5 days ago

I think by last narrative they do mean the Astra militarum one. With the inquisitor escaping with the package, this is a continuation