|"FOR THE EMPEROR AND ALL THAT. NOW, WHO WANTS SOME???"|
|A visit from agents of the galaxy's meanest HOA ever|
I plan to detail the game in a battle report that I shall file shortly. For now, let me just say that the In the Emperor's Name (ITEN) core rules were superb in action. They have very simple mechanics for movement, shooting, and melee, and only a handful of stats to describe model quality, weapons, armor,and psychic ability. The whole mechanism is based on d6 rolls for all actions. For both shooting and melee, combat ability, weapon quality, cover, and armor are all factored into a single die roll. Boom. Done! There are no layers of ad nauseum rolls to determine a single combat outcome.
|Can you guess who here DOESN'T have True Grit?|
|Taking on a Terminator, Torrent of Fire-style|
My game was played solo and will be part of a campaign that I am creating using the campaign generator I wrote for Craig's tome. The generator is targeted at solo play and allows you play Inquisitor-style warband-sized games against a variety of foes of humanity, including identifying a campaign objective, defining what enemy forces will be faced, and playing linked scenarios to ultimately reach the objective. The goal of each scenario is to complete certain specified victory conditions that will further your investigation and earn victory points. Once ten victory points are earned, the player unlocks an endgame scenario for the campaign and can attempt to win the campaign decisively. Along the way, the player can also recruit reinforcements to replace losses in his warband and even partner with allies encountered in some scenarios, so the warband has a chance to grow and develop along the way.
I created stat cards for my favorite 40k models, gave them names, and randomly drew them to create a really characterful 120 point starter warband. These seven characters will serve as my Inquisitorial Retinue:
|From right to left: Brother Librarian Jodocus, Stormtrooper Osbrecht (above), Interrogator Luc Lesueur (below), Interrogator Arekana, Gracchus the Priest, Judge Dimartus of the Adeptus Arbites, Kruger the Bounty Hunter.|
I will post my detailed batrep for scenario one of my ITEN campaign shortly. Keep an eye on this site for further ITEN news as well. Thanks Craig and company!