March 26, 2017 scrollmaster

I’ve just conducted a full audit of my miniatures and put a huge pile of them on on eBay for charity. However, looking through all the minis, I found one I’ve forgotten I’ve painted. One of my all time favourite miniatures: The Ork Weirdboy from the Rogue Trader era. So I thought I’d upload some photos of him and his minderz.

February 1, 2012 scrollmaster

1500 point Bad Moon This is my first Ork army since WH40k 2nd edition came out. It is made for a month of Rouge Trader at Ponder’s End Wargaming Club. These retro games will take place in March 2004. RT Orks require a lot of rolls made while you make the army list and I have cheated in three occasions: I have not rolled on Range Weapons table, since I only have Plasma guns and on Flamer. This does mean I didn’t get the lucky roll of Kustom weapons for the price of Range weapons so I think it evens up….

February 1, 2012 scrollmaster

Out of nowhere the planet later to be named ADX blue appeared. A nearby Ork Space Hulk almost got hit and naturally the Orks saw this as their planet straight away. A couple of years passed and the Imperium got the news about the planet and its strange apperance from a traitor (and former) Imperial Captain who had more than once sold his services as a freelance mercenary to the Orks. To please the Inquisitors he told them about the planet. This ofcourse led to his execution since it proved his colaboration with the Orks. The Empire sent a scout…

February 1, 2012 scrollmaster

This is a list of Rogue Trader publications. All of which I own by now…. except the Book of Astronomican which I have managed to misplace >< Sources: www.shadowdancers.org -> Deep link www.eldaronline.com -> Deep Link http://www.criticalhit.co.uk -> deep Link www.skarloc.de I have added comments in blue but other than that it is left as found. White Dwarf 93 This is the issue that launched Warhammer 40.000 Rogue Trader. (The full text can be found at criticalhit.co.uk) The Rogue Trader (RT) (2: 1987) (Quote from Shadowdancers.org) Started it all. Originally slated as a Roleplaying Game with strategic elements, the RT provided a unified equipment cost for all weapons…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

Individuals AC RA CC ST T W CO AR Points Captain (1) 9 7 7 6 6 3 8 6 111 Equipment Pounder de-Luxe, Ceremonial Sword (S+1)can be upgraded to Power Fist (S:7 D:2 Mod-2 +24p), Frag Grenade (+8p), Thermal Grenade (+9p) Skills Unerring (fumbles counts as misses) AC RA CC ST T W CO AR Points Bodyguard (3-6) 9 6 5 5 5 1 6 4 50 Equipment Pounder de-Luxe.One Guard may carry Army Battle Standard (+12p) AC RA CC ST T W CO AR Points Warp Wizard (0-1) 12 2 5 5 6 3 6 (5 unmod) 114…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

Legend of the Sun and the Moon In the beginning there were three children, two boys; The Sun and the Moon and one girl; The Earth. When they grew into adulthood the two boys fell in love with the Earth and both wanted to marry her, but she didn’t know who to choose. The two boys fought for her attention and the contest grew into rivalry and the rivalry grew into hate for each other and soon the Sun and the Moon was chasing each other across the sky to kill the other. The Earth was saddened, but could not choose…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

Right, so I have decided to do a Space Orc army based on Rouge Trader Era Orks. I am calling the force “Space Orcs” which may or may not change. It is a fairly unimaginative force name but it does cover what the force is: Orcs in space. First I want to make a list of what I want include in the force book, then I’ll write some fluff and then after fluff has been written I’ll start making the profiles. The reason why I want to wait with the profiles to after I have written, or at least started on…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

Back to the Grim Darkness of a Far, Far Future… Re-discovering Rogue Trader – A trip back in time. The last couple of months I have had this idea about bringing my old Realm of Chaos books to London and make some warbands and see if I could find anybody who would be interested in basically taking a 10 year step back in the Games Workshop time line. So far it has stayed as a though, untill I ran into this thread where this bloke was trying to find if anybody still played the good old Warhammer 40.000 Rogue Trader rules (first edition of…