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Title: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concluded, results pending
Post by: Gutstikk on September 8, 2010, 05:24:25 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5031049446_f44dcdb809_b.jpg)

A swirling tempest of blue-green errupts as Warlord Anakron's Fleet rips out of the Warp and back into real space in the Olnuma System.  "Where are weze!" Bellowed the Warlord from his captain's chair.  "Hurry up so we can get ta krumpin!"  Dozens of Gretchen poured over the sensor relays and starcharts desperate to find the answer before angering the Warlord further.  He was already disappointed and agitated at the long journey inside the massive Space Hulk Kellamitty had taken for his command ship.

Behind him stood the diminutive Warphead Bogdurk, who tapped the Warlord nervously on the shoulder.  "WHAT IS IT BOGDURK!" bellowed the Warlord.

"Well, boss, we can't stay here."
"And why Zoggin Not!  Isn't there anyfing here fer us ta Krump?!"
"Look at this sensor report, these pyramids on the third moon."
"Ya theyze look like Pyramids, so what!"

The Warphead with a gleam of terror in his eyes whispered "Morgargdurlurkgulsh ardregsnikslag."  All of a sudden the busy room drew quiet.

"Morgargdurlurkgul-what?"
"Morgargdurlurkgulsh ardregsnikslag, the fortress of ancient, terrifying power, land of waiting death, pain and destruction.  The home of the undying silver boyz."

Out from the hallway crept the faint smell of pipe smoke, as the Manic Mek Muklaz entered the bridge.  "Morgargdurlurkgulsh ardregsnikslag you say.  Seems interesting.  Warlord Anakron, I've been hopin we might find someplace like this.  Legendz say that the metals of dem silver boyz were alive.  If we can find out how dey make dat metal, I can make a stompa, no the whole fleet invincibal."

A toothy grin crept over the Warlord's face.  "Get da boyz ready, we'ze gonna do some Lootin."

...

The Tomb began to power up after countless millennia.  For decades the ancient sensors had noticed the passing presence of man, orklings and other races; but nothing to warrant awakening the Tomb as a whole.  Nothing that is until now.  As several fleets of ships entered and exited the systems of the Necron Multiverse, it was now time to awaken the Cells and to once again harvest the stars. Yet as the Necron Cells began to emerge from their ancient alcoves of dormancy, they knew instantly that something had gone terribly wrong.

When the Necron Cells had last gone into stasis, they knew it would be for millennia, and took strides to ensure that when they awoke things would be as they should.  However somewhere along the line something went wrong.  The Necrodermis Generator was offline, and due to the unaccounted variables of polar shifts, seismic instabilities, and continental drifts, this piece of technology was unaccounted for. Without a functional generator, it would prove difficult for their army to repair at the speeds necessary to engage in long-term conflicts. Were such a device to fall into the hands of any other race, a succesful defense against the long-term machinations of the Necrontyr might possibly be developed. Fortunately, there was just one presence in the area with enough mass to prove problematic - that of the Orks.

The chrome green colossus known to the Imperium as File 100111 0111 111, codenamed "El Deceivio" saw the flaw instantly as he awoke from status; thus he called his warriors to rise and retreive the "Necrodermus Generator". He also sent out relays to as many other Necron Cells as he could in the hopes that somehow his communica would be received and answered so that multiple Necron Cells could work in unison to not only retreive the "Necrodermus Generator" but also to erradicate the multiverse of these impudent green upstarts.


Because this was highly entertaining the last time something like it was done a couple years back, and becaquse we'd like to give members a reason to hop back and forth between forum boards other than idle curiosity, a new cross-forum event is being held. This one is going to be between Ork and Necron members, and if it goes over well, the format will spread to other armies of the forum. If you're interested, then by all means, sign up!

What we expect when you sign up:
That you think you'll be able to get a game in, or do one of the other related activities [campaign hero portrait or fiction piece]. We're not asking much in the way of commitment, since this is the internet! It's better to sign up and fail to play anything than to not sign up at all, unless you're absolutely 100% sure you've no interest in this event.

How to Sign Up:
Simply post into this thread with your intent to join along with the army you're using [Necrons or orks] and the sector you'd like to play in [see below, and do note you'll be able to change this if necessary]...

Don't have an Ork or Necron army?
Keep your eyes open because there are plans for more of these sort of events featuring other of the 40K armies coming up in the future! Due to the nature of this format we're trying to keep the focus narrow, and if it works out, might open it up a bit more next time.

Sector 1: Under 1000pts
Sector 2: 1000pts-1500pts
Sector 3: 1500pts-2000pts

Index [click on title to view]:
Campaign Schedule and Bonus Missions (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205138.msg2508992#msg2508992)
Scoring, Winning and Becoming Notorious! (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205138.msg2508945#msg2508945)
Battle Report Submissions (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205138.msg2510718#msg2510718)
Campaign Hero Portrait submissions (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205298.0)
Ancient Tablet and Diorama submissions (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205300.0)
Campaign Fiction Submissions (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205299.0)

Necron Command Center (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205278.0)
Ork Command Center (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205303.0)

Current Participants:
Orks
OD from TV - Team Leader
Khemri.
Jack_Meridew
Skeetergod
Jimmyhatfield
Azonolanthious
Hekkastor


Necrons
Necroncell2131 - Team Leader
Lazarisreborn
Foxfire
Killersquid
Kaiju Senso
Blindmage
Prot
moc065

Links to related batreps:
Skeetergod - campaign mission, Ambush (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205538.0)
Skeetergod - campaign bonus mission, "It's Them!!!" (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206011.0)
Skeetergod - bonus mission, "Hiding Something? (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206252.msg2523415#msg2523415)

Incredibleskulk - campaign mission, breakthrough (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206259.msg2523480#msg2523480)
Incredibleskulk - campaign mission (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205303.msg2524719#msg2524719)
Incredibleskulk - campaign mission, "breakthrough" (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205303.msg2520598#msg2520598)

Azonalanthious - campaign bonus mission, "It's Them!!!" (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205869.0)
Azonalanthious - campaign mission, tournament special rules (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206545.0)

Angel of Death 007 - bonus mission, "Interrupted..." (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206051.0)
Angel of Death 007 - campaign mission, Annihilation/Spearhead (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205865.0)
Angel of Death 007 - campaign mission, seize ground/spearhead (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206353.msg2524622#msg2524622)

Davinder - bonus mission, "Interrupted..." (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206275.0)

Firefox - 2 campaign missions, Secure and Control/Annihilation (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205278.msg2517892#msg2517892)

Killersquid - 3 campaign missions, annihilation/pitched battle, seize ground/spearhead, spearhead/annihilation (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205720.msg2516550#msg2516550)
Killersquid - campaign mission, "Waaagh!" battle book scenario (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206202.msg2522769#msg2522769)
Killersquid - campaign mission, "Preemptive Strike" battle book scenario (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206948.msg2531880#msg2531880)

moc065 - campaign mission, Annihilation/Dawn of War (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205938.0)
moc065 - bonus mission, "Interrupted..."  (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206176.0)
moc065 - campaign mission, Seize Ground/Pitched Battle -  campaign bonus "It's Them" (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206459.0)
moc065 - bonus mission 3, "Secure the Tablet" (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206570.0)
moc065 - campaign mission, Seize Ground/Spearhead (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206771.0)
moc065 - campaign mission, Seize Ground/DoW (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206774.0)
Title: Brutes against Bots - Team Scoring and Individual Notoriety
Post by: Gutstikk on September 8, 2010, 05:24:39 PM
How your team scores Campaign Points (CP):

Your team scores Campaign Points primarily by having its players fight battles at their LGS, with friends, or wherever. The team scores CP based on its overall performance in each Sector as follows:

3 CP to the team who has the most players win the Campaign Special Mission, "IT'S THEM!", during the campaign
3 CP for each Sector where all players won their match
2 CP for each Sector where at least 1 player won a match and at least 1 player lost a match
1 CP for each Sector where no players won a match and at least 1 player logged a game
1 CP for at least 1 player logging the Bonus Mission for the round
-1 CP each time a player changes their Sector Assignment
-1 CP each week the rival team wins the special mission "IT'S THEM!"

Teams can also gain CP for non-battle participation:
1 CP for each member that submits an article for Campaign Fiction [insert URL] here [insert URL]
1 CP for each member that submits a Campaign Hero Portrait [insert URL] here [insert URL]
1 CP for each member that submits an Ancient Tablet Marker/Diorama [insert URL] here [insert URL]
5 CP if everyone in their faction submits at least 1 battle report for a campaign match - post the batreps in this thread and PM your organizer a link to your batrep post, so we can get it indexed ASAP!

The team that scores the most Campaign Points by the close of the Campaign wins!

In order to log your battles you need to send a PM to your team captain before the round closes, which'll contain the following info:

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-The Sector you're assigned to
-The mission you played - use the name of the standard or bonus mission you played, eg Dawn of War or Double-Cross
-Who you fought
-The results of the match
-A highlight or two from the match - coolest thing you did, worst thing you suffered, something that surprised you

Assuming you send this PM before the end of the round, your battle will be credited towards your team's performance.



Each player will be credited with a Notoriety Rank based on what they accomplish. This will be used to determine which of the players has achieved the most. You can earn Notoriety as follows:
1 NP - for each game you win
1 NP - for each battle report you submit
1 NP - for each bonus mission you play, win or lose
2 NP - for completing the Double-Cross mission as the winner at least once
5 NP - for submitting at least one Campaign Hero Portrait
5 NP - for submitting at least one Ancient Tablet
5 NP - for submitting at least one piece of Campaign Fiction

Note - this means a player who wins the Double-Cross mission and submits a battle report earns 5 NP for doing so.

Individuals will be getting something for the Most Notorious award during the campaign - at the very least a suitable title that will proclaim the depths of your depravity, the wantonness of your destruction, so get stuck in!



Orks Current Standings as of round 3: 27 CP earned:
Orks Current Standings as of round 4: 36 CP earned:

Sector 1 week 1: 0
Sector 2 week 1: 3
Sector 3 week 1: 2

Sector 1 week 2: 3
Sector 2 week 2: 3
Sector 3 week 2: 3

Sector 1 week 3: 0
Sector 2 week 3: 1
Sector 3 week 3: 3

Sector 1 week 4: 3
Sector 2 week 4: 1
Sector 3 week 4: 3

Bonus Mission 1: 1
Bonus Mission 2: 1
Bonus Mission 3: 1

Campaign Mission Bonus: [3CP for most wins - wins wk1:1   wk2:2   wk3:0  wk4:0]: 3 [3 played "It's them!"]
Campaign Rivals Setback - wk1:-0   wk2:-1   wk3:0   wk4:0
Sector Reassingment Penalty - wk1:-0   wk2:-0   wk3:-0   wk4:-1

Campaign Hero Portraits [out of 9]: 2
Campaign Fiction Submission [out of 9]: 3
Ancient Tablet Marker [out of 9]: 2
Battle Report Participation [+5 if applicable, need 9/9]: 0 [6/9]

Orks NP rating: A)1*Wins   B)1*Batreps   C)1*SpMission   D)2:DblCrss   E)5:CHP   F)5:ATM   G)5:CFS

OD from TV:             18;    A)1,1,0,0   B)0,1,0,0   C)1,1,1,0   D)2    E)0     F)5    G)5
incredibleskulk:         5;    A)1,1,0,0    B)1,2,0,0   C)0,0,0,0   D)0    E)0     F)0    G)0
hekkastor:               12;   A)0,0,0,1    B)0,1,0,0   C)0,0,0,0   D)0    E)5     F)0    G)5
JimmyHatfield:           0;   A)0,0,0,0     B)0,0,0,0   C)0,0,0,0   D)0    E)0     F)0    G)0
Khemri.:                     0;   A)0,0,0,0    B)0,0,0,0   C)0,0,0,0   D)0    E)0     F)0    G)0
Skeetergod:            27;   A)1,1,1,1     B)2,1,1,1   C)2,0,1,0   D)0    E)5     F)5    G)5
Azonalathious:          3;   A)0,0,0,0     B)1,1,0,0   C)1,0,0,0   D)0    E)0     F)0    G)0
Jack_Merridew:         0;   A)0,0,0,0     B)0,0,0,0   C)0,0,0,0   D)0    E)0     F)0    G)0
Angel of death 007:12;   A)2,1,1,1     B)2,1,1,1   C)1,0,1,0   D)0    E)0     F)0    G)0



Necrons Current Standings as of round 3: 27CP earned
Necrons Current Standings as of round 4: 33CP earned


Sector 1 week 1: 1
Sector 2 week 1: 3
Sector 3 week 1: 2

Sector 1 week 2: 2
Sector 2 week 2: 3
Sector 3 week 2: 3

Sector 1 week 3: 1
Sector 2 week 3: 3
Sector 3 week 3: 3

Sector 1 week 4: 0
Sector 2 week 4: 3
Sector 3 week 4: 3

Bonus Mission 1: 1
Bonus Mission 2: 1
Bonus Mission 3: 1

Campaign Mission Bonus [3CP for most wins - wins wk1:0   wk2:1   wk3:0   wk4:0]: 0  [2 played "It's Them!"] 
Campaign Rivals Setback - wk1:-1   wk2:-1   wk3:0   wk4:0
Sector Reassingment Penalty - wk1:-0   wk2:-0   wk3:-0   wk4:-0

Campaign Hero Portraits [out of 10]: 2
Campaign Fiction Submission [out of 10]: 2
Ancient Tablet Marker [out of 10]: 1
Battle Report Participation [+5 if applicable, need 9/9]: 0 [4/9]

Necrons NP rating: A)1*Wins   B)1*Batreps   C)1*SpMission  D)2:DblCrss   E)5:CHP   F)5:ATM   G)5:CFS

NecronCell2131:           8; A)1,1,1,1   B)0,0,0,0    C)1,1,0,0     D)2    E)      F)     G)
Blindmage:                   0; A)0,0,0,0    B)0,0,0,0    C)0,0,0,0     D)      E)      F)     G)
Firefox:                         8; A)1,0,0,0    B)2,0,0,0    C)0,0,0,0     D)      E)      F)     G)5
Doopsie:                       0; A)0,0,0,0    B)0,0,0,0    C)0,0,0,0     D)      E)      F)     G)
Lazarisreborn:              0; A)0,0,0,0    B)0,0,0,0    C)0,0,0,0     D)      E)      F)     G)
moc065:                     34; A)2,2,1,1    B)2,2,2,1    C)1,1,1,1     D)2     E)5   F)5   G)5
Killersquid:                 15; A)3,0,1,1     B)3,0,1,1    C)0,0,0,0     D)      E)5   F)     G)
Kaiju Senso:                 0; A)0,0,0,0    B)0,0,0,0    C)0,0,0,0     D)      E)      F)     G)
lettheharvestbegin:     3; A)0,0,0,0     B)0,0,1,0    C)2,0,0,0     D)     E)      F)     G)
Davinder:                     3; A)1,0,0,0     B)1,0,0,0    C)1,0,0,0     D)     E)      F)     G)
Prot:                             1; A)0,0,1,0     B)0,0,1,0    C)0,0,0,0     D)     E)     F)     G)
Title: Brutes against Bots campaign - Schedule and Bonus Missions
Post by: Gutstikk on September 8, 2010, 07:10:33 PM
Campaign Schedule:
For the sake of expediency, and because we've never tried to run an online campaign this swiftly, the campaign schedule for Brutes against Bots will be slated as follows:

September 12th - Campaign Signup opens
September 26th - Campaign Begins!
Round 1     Begins September 26th     Ends October 9th     Bonus Mission - Interrupted...
Round 2     Begins October 3rd     Ends October 16th     Bonus Mission - Hiding Something?
Round 3     Begins October 10th     Ends October 23rd     Bonus Mission - Secure the Tablet!
Round 4     Begins October 17th     Ends October 30th     None (but you can still play "IT'S THEM!!!")
October 30th - Campaign Hero Portraits, Fiction Articles and Batreps must all be submitted by the end of the day [GMT-5]
Campaign Closes October 31st (please allow a little time to do calculations and etc)

Note that each round you can log ONLY ONE of the following:
-a standard mission from the rulebook
-the campaign special mission, "IT'S THEM!!!"
-the bonus mission for the current round

Bonus Missions:
The rules for the bonus missions can be found here as they become available ["IT'S THEM!!!" will be available every round of the campaign]:

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"IT'S THEM!!!" (Brutes against Bots All-Campaign Special Mission)

The Orks and Necrons run afoul of each other and a bloodbath ensues as each seeks to hold their rival back by killing them to bits! Each faction has assumed it found the correct tablet, but the enemy's smug grins/implaccable glares make their rivals uncertain. The only way to be sure the correct tablet has been found is to personally dispatch the enemy's leaders, and to this end, your army makes an extra commander available to ensure the job gets done right!

This mission uses the rules for any of the standard missions from the rulebook, but the Force Organization is changed somewhat. Each army may field up to 3 HQ choices, and is only required to field a single troops choice.

This is the bonus mission for Round 1:

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Interrupted... (Bonus Mission for Round 1)
While the Necrons [or Orks] are searching for the Necrodermus generator, an enemy army takes the opportunity to launch a surprise attack! Your force is caught totally off-guard and must hold out long enough to regroup and chase the enemy away!

Your deployment zone is a 12" x 12" square in the center of the table, and you may choose which long board edge counts as your board edge. You must deploy at least 1 HQ and 2 troops choices in your deployment zone. Any other units may be deployed or held in reserves. Your opponent then can deploy his units anywhere within 6-12 inches of any table edge other than your own. The objective is to make it to Turn 5 with at least one Troop unit alive - do this succesfully and you win, any other result is a loss.

Current Sector deployment for Round 1:
Faction   Sector 1   Sector 2   Sector 3
Orks   incredibleskulk   OD from TV   Khemri.
   Hekkastor   JimmyHatfield   Skeetergod
         Azonalathious
         Jack_Merridew
         Angel of death 007
Necrons   Blindmage   NecronCell2131   Firefox
   Doopsie   Lazarisreborn   moc065
      Killersquid   Kaiju Senso
      Killersquid   LetTheHarvestBegin

This is the bonus mission for Round 2:

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Hiding Something? (Bonus Mission for Round 2)
Perhaps a rival within your own army seeks to steal glory from you, and take the credit for finding the location of the Necrodermus Generator. Or perhaps you simply suspect one of your "allies" isn't sharing everything they know with you. The stakes are high and your master [whoever you serve!] intends to reward the individual who recovers the Necrodermus Generator extremely well. You intend to ensure that reward goes to you!

Play this mission at any points level against the same army as your own! So, if you're using Orks, this game is against other Orks; if you're using Necrons, that's right - fight some Necrons! For the purposes of this mission both players only get 1 HQ choice, which must be an Independent Character - and who isn't a named character [no C'tan or Grotsniks!]. The mission uses the Spearhead deployment from the rulebook. To win this mission, your HQ must survive the battle and the enemy's must be slain. If both HQ choices remain alive [or if both end up dead] the match is a draw, and your faction loses 1 CP as the clues you fight over get destroyed during the scrap-up.

Current Sector deployment for Round 2:
Faction   Sector 1   Sector 2   Sector 3
Orks   incredibleskulk   OD from TV   Khemri.
   Hekkastor   JimmyHatfield   Skeetergod
         Azonalathious
         Jack_Merridew
         Angel of death 007
Necrons   Blindmage   NecronCell2131   Firefox
   Doopsie   Lazarisreborn   moc065
      Killersquid   Kaiju Senso
      Killersquid   LetTheHarvestBegin

This is the Bonus Mission for Round 3:

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Secure the Tablet! (Bonus Mission for Round 3)
Archeologists have been unearthing Necron ruins in the area and stumbled upon an ancient Tablet about the [device].  The Orks think they've finally found it after interrogating a Rogue Trader, whose fate is best left unsaid. The Necrons believe they've found it because the trader had set off a beacon, drawing the attention of the Necron Lords.

For this mission place a single objective marker in the center of the board at the beginning of the battle, representing the ancient tablet.  Unlike usual objective games, any unit of infantry can claim it by moving into base contact with it.  Once they do the counter travels with that unit until the unit is killed.  Any unit holding the Tablet cannot be transported by any vehicle, and independent characters may not voluntarily join or leave the unit. The player who controls the objective at the end of the game wins; if neither controls the objective, the game is a draw. This mission cannot be played against Necrons or Orks.

The current sector deployment for Round 3 is as follows:

Faction   Sector 1   Sector 2   Sector 3
Orks   incredibleskulk   OD from TV   Khemri.
   Hekkastor   JimmyHatfield   Skeetergod
         Azonalathious
         Jack_Merridew
         Angel of death 007
Necrons   Blindmage   NecronCell2131   Firefox
   Doopsie   Lazarisreborn   moc065
      Killersquid   Kaiju Senso
      Killersquid   LetTheHarvestBegin

Good luck!
Title: Re: Cross-forum campaign - Necrons vs Orks
Post by: Heretek on September 8, 2010, 08:51:15 PM
Not sure if you're quite ready, looking at all the 'under construction' bits, but I'd like to sign myself up for Sector 3.

Hopefully this will encourage me to paint a model or two for some character portraits...
Title: Re: Cross-forum campaign - Necrons vs Orks
Post by: Jack_Merridew on September 8, 2010, 08:57:33 PM
You want us to draw a pic of our hero? or to paint a hero? or both...?

I'm up for sector 2 and 3.  And I should be able to write up a fiction and draw a portrait. 
Title: Re: Cross-forum campaign - Necrons vs Orks
Post by: OD from TV on September 9, 2010, 11:17:56 AM
That's a great rewrite and expansion of the Necron fluff.  Didn't know that there were cells of Necron warriors, and I got the alcoves from the Borg (What can I say, I'm a trekkie and they are very similar).

Only things I have to comment on is that according to the Necron codex they know the Ork as the Krork.  I think its much harder to write fluff from the Necron perspective or even about them for that matter.

Do we want to add an imperial date for reference?  If we do I'd recommend no earlier than M.37 (2 thousand years after the crash of the Orks on Angelis causing the events of GorkaMorka which are referenced in that incomprehensible Ork word for the pyramids).  Has it stands though I'm against putting it at M.40/M.41 as that's when everything is happening all at once, and its a little annoying.  However this is where I'm proving myself to be a little too obsessed over fluff so I'm going to shut up now.

~OD
Title: Re: Cross-forum campaign - Necrons vs Orks
Post by: Lazarisreborn on September 9, 2010, 02:44:57 PM
Sign me up for sector 2 Necrons.  I'll dust them off and see if they still got it!

-Lazaris
Title: Re: Cross-forum campaign - Necrons vs Orks
Post by: moc065 on September 9, 2010, 02:55:10 PM
Thanks; but you did the dirty work.

The alcove part is a bit out there; but I figured I would leave it stand as they actually phase out into the structures at hand (usually ground) but that would be tough to decribe at a humanoid level. The alteration of the 1010 bits into sections of 12-8-6-4-3 are part of my own Necrodermus-Tomb-Cell-FOC-Unit designation coding but I figured what the hell it looked better than a random bunch of 1's & 0's. You got it right about the krork bit too; but I figured that might confuse the Bio-noid races.

As for time. Time is not relavant to Necrons, we are timeless and without age. We are also the most 3vil race in the multivers.



Consider yourself cigned up Lazaris, what style of Necron are you going with and how out of 5th ed are you (how thick is the dust).



Oh, and for some strange reason I just got sucked into playing a game while using my Orkz, insane as I wanted to stick to one side of the bloody fence for this event.

I will be running 2K of BidP vs Space Wolves on the first day of the cross-forum campaign. At that game I will book a Necron game as well; but it will probably be a week later as I can't play every bloddy day (I wish I could). Oh well, I get to add points to both factions now as I am not planning on loosing any of my games (CC armies always do well in 5th, and I have the Lucky dice on my side).

Cheers
Title: Re: Cross-forum campaign - Necrons vs Orks
Post by: Gutstikk on September 9, 2010, 06:36:29 PM
Moc, you can go ahead and stick with Necrons - OD will take care of the greenskins.

@ all you other blokes - Geez! The project boards are dead forever and here I go sticking something so it's not premature, and everyone's got there eyes on it!... Just kidding, ha. As OD said, it's good to know people remember the Projects exist!

Anyone who's signed up already be aware - I'll be requiring you to repost your signup once I move this thread, because I want the posts at the intro to be consecutive for the purposes of continuity. Also because I'll want your help keeping attention on the signup to help generate interest.
Title: Re: Cross-forum campaign - Necrons vs Orks
Post by: moc065 on September 10, 2010, 07:25:16 AM
I am working on having NecronCell2131 take the reigns for the Necrons (or another Necron player) as its easier for me (as a mod) to assist them, than it is for them to assist me. It would also give me a little leaway to play more games.

Oh and on that note, I phoned my buddy back (game scheduled for day 1 of campaign @ 2K) and he said that he wanted to face Bluu in da Phaes as he has a plan to kruch them at last; but, he also said that if I wanted to bring The Mighty Green Machine instead then he would be up for another beating (He actually has not beaten either force yet - although he has tried). Anyway, I will be working on both the Necron and the Ork lists (as I usually gear up for 1700pts) and I will flip a coin to see which army faces his Wolves (tougher for him to tool up directly this way).

Cheers
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: Gutstikk on September 12, 2010, 02:51:19 PM
Battle Reports can be submitted directly to this thread once the campaign opens. As far as battle report submissions go, these should be pretty similar to any other battle reports you've submitted to 40K Online. Where possible, it'd be nice to add a bit of story to the batrep to really highlight the personalities that make up your army.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: Foxfire on September 13, 2010, 09:14:55 AM
I can only sign up for one team, correct?  I've been getting really into my Ork codex since my surgery on Friday (something to read in those brief periods of lucidity), but I intend to play Necrons first and foremost, unless there's a shortage of Orks.

I'll sign up for sectors 2 and 3.  Also be expecting something in the way of fluff/fiction and maybe a portrait. 
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: Gutstikk on September 13, 2010, 04:47:22 PM
Stick to a single sector if at all possible, since it will cost your faction points to have players switching between sectors. List your preferred sector first, then other sectors you could play in if needed.

Oh, and welcome aboard everyone! I look forward to coordinating another one of these!
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: moc065 on September 13, 2010, 06:37:03 PM
Hey, you said the 16th would be the start date. I am already booked and working out the strategy; now I will have to kick his arse twice in succession (thrice if you count the last beating I gave my scheduled opponent). Sheesh, or I have to diversify within my group which is getting harder since the kiddies are all back in school (us grown-ups play daytime games not evenings).

Cheers.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: Lazarisreborn on September 13, 2010, 09:14:50 PM
I sold my only monolith and 3/5 of my regular destroyers lol.  I believe I can still field a 1500 army, but it will be old school.  Old school as in what I ran in 4th edition when I first started.  I'll look for some noobie ork players to battle to give myself a handicap ;).

Ctan, d-lord w/ wraith retinue, 2-3 squads warriors, 4 heavy destroyers, and lots o bugs...have immortals just have to rebase them ( funny think about direct sunlight.  It melts plastic bases ;)).

-Lazaris
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: moc065 on September 14, 2010, 09:54:16 AM
@Lazarisreborn.

You should probably go to the Necron main Campaign thread linked Here (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205278.msg2510498#msg2510498)

I will make sure that your signed up etc; but it will be better for you to follow whats going on.

Cheers
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: SKEETERGOD on September 18, 2010, 06:46:28 PM
I Just read to post batreps on this thread, erm...... Since I also just read that the sneaky gits just changed the start date from the 16th to the 26th I guess todays battle doesn't count, so it is posted here;
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205538.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205538.0)

First blood to the orks, and you guys thought you were safe until the 26th
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: Gutstikk on September 19, 2010, 02:36:57 PM
Signup started the 16th so we could get a head count and you can all pow-wow in your respective boards, so people know which sector they'll be fighting in and who'll be responsible for what. The fighting actually starts on the 26th.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: OD from TV on September 19, 2010, 07:06:29 PM
Yes the campaign starts in one week!  (Next time I don't think we should have as long a period between signup and startup.)

And I urge everybody to take a good look at Skeetergod's Batrep, as a sign of what's to come, Massively fun Battles.  It doesn't matter if Necrons or Orks win (well except for the honor of determining which forum's better), but these games are gonna be downright krumpy and massively fun!  With little time left before the full start, don't you wanna get in on da fun.

Peace
~OD
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: moc065 on September 20, 2010, 08:40:36 AM
Well boys, I had two games with TMGM and so far I have not lost, so SKEETERGOD is not the only one get some practice games in. He's a bragggart though as he posted his Batrep (me to I guess since me 1700 pt game is still in there - 2nd game was the same opponent at 2K) I have pic's but I will refrain from boasting.

I am glad that guys are getting into the swing of things but for clarity the contest is starting 26th of September, and that includes the CP's and the NP's right (Both Campaign and Notority start at the same time, correct). As I did the Bust Pic of SupRINM-11 (D-Lord) and I think that some story time might be comign as well as a few Batrep's etc etc.

Anywho, good luck to you all, and may the best man Machine Win.

Cheers
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: SKEETERGOD on September 20, 2010, 08:45:23 AM
Thats OK, as I am sure that lettheharvestbegin will be happy to know that the game wont count for this campaign. This just means a rematch is in order. Same bat place same bat table same bat army, just a different day. (and I am sure the burna boys will be a higher target priority)

BTW:  I was not boasting (ok maybe a little) but I was playing under the assumption that this was the first day of the campaign, and when I went to post the battle report found to my chagrin that I was a week early.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: moc065 on September 20, 2010, 09:33:01 AM
No worries SKEETERGOD, I was playing like a MMF on what I too thought was the first day of the campaign. That poor Space Wolve player thought I was out for blood (which I was) as he said that aside from tournies he didn't see my play so aggressively in a very very long time. His list was pretty aggressive too, so I didn't feel bad, but I was not holding back and his Troops were gone pretty fast, so his chances of wining become that much less.

Wanna a teaser Pic ? I can get you the before and after if you like (not showing all of the game)...

Cheers

Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: SKEETERGOD on September 20, 2010, 09:50:51 AM
OK let us see some pics of destroyed SW  8)

Then while your at it you might as well add a few details about how you destroyed them so furiously, and I suppose while your at it you might want to add a few more pics showing how your orks smushed the wolves and since you are posting a few extra photos you will need some more descriptions, and then of course some more explanations to go with how those pictures show you eliminating your opponent, and then of couse since you are going through all this trouble you might want to post your army list and his too, and then if there are any pictures of those go ahead and put those in too, and since you have so far gone through all this trouble so far go ahead and give us all a blow by blow account of how the game progressed with maybe a  few more pictures to show how you managed to best the SW, and then after that see if you could spend just a minute more and organize it in chronological order, then when you finished go ahead and post it so we can read it.


Thanks ;)
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: Gutstikk on September 20, 2010, 04:07:24 PM
This is the roster as of today:

Current Participants:
Orks
OD from TV - Team Leader
Khemri.
Jack_Meridew
Skeetergod
Jimmyhatfield
Azonolanthious
Hekkastor
angel of death 007                         {sector 3}


Necrons
-Necroncell2131 -- Team Leader -- {sector 2}
-Moc065                                          {sector 3}
-Lazarisreborn                                {sector 2}
-Kaiju Senso                                   {sector 3}
-Blindmage                                     {sector 1}
-Doopsie                                         {sector 1}
-Killersquid
-Firefox
-Gutstikk                                         {possible entrant}
-LetTheHarvestBegin                      {possible entrant}

If I'm missing anyone post in here; I've tried to gather all the names I could find but there's always potential for me to be missing someone.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: moc065 on September 20, 2010, 06:53:58 PM
I am on the Necron side there Gutstikk, as I was under the impression that I must pick one faction or the other.

Anyway, I will get back to you on if I know of any other Necron players; but right now we are 7 vs 7 (cool by me).

Teaser pics of my Necron vs SM battle *(no batrep forth coming).

The armies at the start.
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/BatReps/TMGM/2kvsWolves/th_P6250078.jpg) (http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/BatReps/TMGM/2kvsWolves/P6250078.jpg)  (http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/BatReps/TMGM/2kvsWolves/th_P6250079.jpg) (http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/BatReps/TMGM/2kvsWolves/P6250079.jpg)

TMGM -- Deciever, D-Lord, 4 FO's, 7 Pariah, 20 Warriors, 6 Wraiths, 5 Scarbs, 5 TS's, and a Mono.
Wolves -- 2 R-priests, Wolf Lord on dog, 36 grey hunters, 18 fangs, 10 wolfguard, 5 dogs, 3 pods, 1 rhino

TMGM is a CC Necron army with some fire support
Wolves are set up like 4 groups of Fangs with Hunters to Score/capture, etc.

I was forced into 1st turn on a Pitched Battle with 2 MO's. The Wolves then stole the initiative and proceeded to shoot the hell out of the Necrons. The Necrons weathered the storm and got into CC with the Wolves, lots of wolves died and some Necrons died. All Grey Hunters ceased to exist by turn 5 while 18 Necron Warriors remained to score/contest the objectives. The Wolves had most of their Wolfguard intact as well as 1 unit of Longfangs and a damaged Rhino. El-decievio, SupRINM-11, 3 Wraiths, the Mono and 18 of the Warriors carried the day.

Short and sweet. And I thought it would be cruel to use my Orks, and they tend to steamroll guys in 3-4 turns. At least he had a chance vs the Tomb World. I am still in the build of a few of my figures, so the Immortals in the picture are FO-Proxies and the blue Warriors are Pariah-Proxies.

I loved WBB this game and hated Living Lightning and some 17 Missile Launcher shots to go with some Lascannon, Plasma, and bolter fire too.

Cheers
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: Gutstikk on September 21, 2010, 07:20:01 AM
Thanks for the correction, and nice to see the highlights from the practice round! With my mistake being fixed, the teams seem like they'll be pretty balanced - 7 per team is a good starting size, but there's plenty of room for more.

Anyone who's looking to get in please post before the start date, so your team captain can get you sorted out and up to speed!
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: SKEETERGOD on September 21, 2010, 07:59:28 AM
Don't forget lettheharvestbegin,

He signed up to this forum on the necron side for the sole purpose of playing in this campaign, I know he didn't post anything yet (he said he sent PMs) I will see him again this coming saturday and let him know he has to post and that that first game we played was just practice. :'(
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: angel of death 007 on September 21, 2010, 04:53:41 PM
Gutstikk:  I got missed.  I will be playing for orks at 1850 points in sector 3.

I know OD had me in the other list not sure where it got boggled up.  I don't wanna get lost in the shuffle.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: OD from TV on September 24, 2010, 06:40:26 AM
Mistakes happen, don't worry angel your on my list which means your good to go.

Oh and now at a good 83% complete and with the official start of the campaign just around the corner, here is a lovely surprise for you all.  Remember how Gutstikk was explaining NP (notoriety points) in the rules of the Campaign?  Well being the nice guy that I am, and naturally wanting everybody to be hyped about the event which I helped put together, the Most Notorious player will be receiving this bad boy of terrain!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/the_wise_wyn/40k/IMG_0664.jpg)

(and a lone Shoota in need of paint to show da Scale)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/the_wise_wyn/40k/IMG_0666.jpg)

Now I admit the painting is not complete here (photos will be replaced here when it is done) but I will be ploping this Necron Obelisk into the mailbox to the grand winner (dear god please let the winner be in the continental US so I don't have to pay overseas shipping).  It's not the prettiest piece of scenery yet as there is still touch up (and further weather distressing), Necron runes, a wash or 2 and drybrushing to still be done on it, but hey even if you don't like the way it looks, you still can win a free piece of terrain!  So get out there and earn your place as Mr. Notorious 40k.

Peace
~OD
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: moc065 on September 24, 2010, 08:59:34 AM
Respect @ OD from TV

    As I think it is pretty cool that you not only offer a free piece of terrain as a little Bonus Prize in the campaign; but its a Necron Obilisk as well. Awesome as your pictures have at least inspired me to get some Necron terrain features happening for myself. I would love to see some close ups of the top section of the Obilisk as I can't make them out in the little pics you posted.

I have yet to schedule a game for next week; but you better believe that The Mighty Green Machine (Necrons) are ready to go, as they have downloaded their newest software upgrade and they can't wait to test the progarm out on some Bio-mass. Hopefully its some Krork Bio-Mass; but anything living will do for the test run.

Cheers and good luck to all.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: SKEETERGOD on September 24, 2010, 03:05:44 PM
I have a question: What is this tablet you speak of? I have read the fluff and do not see the value of this tablet, according to the fluff we should be looking for a generator.

And while I am at it; Where are the special scenarios listed? Then to continue to stir the pot, I have to ask is the diaorama contest the same as the special character contest?

Sorry to have to ask for clarification so late, but I was too busy being blood thirsty and scrapping necrons to build my living stompa... :o
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: Gutstikk on September 24, 2010, 05:09:43 PM
Heh, all will be revealed later...! At least for the missions. The tablet though contains the instructions [in binary of course] on how to use the Necrodermis Generator. Not like you read the instructions, lol.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis - the Necron forum vs Ork Forum campaign!
Post by: Gutstikk on September 26, 2010, 07:04:02 AM
The campaign is now open! I'll repost this snippet here [the bonus mission for round one], but do note it's been added to the start of the thread as well at this location (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205138.msg2508992#msg2508992):

Quote
Interrupted... (Bonus Mission for Round 1)
While the Necrons [or Orks] are searching for the Necrodermus generator, an enemy army takes the opportunity to launch a surprise attack! Your force is caught totally off-guard and must hold out long enough to regroup and chase the enemy away!

Your deployment zone is a 12" x 12" square in the center of the table, and you may choose which long board edge counts as your board edge. You must deploy at least 1 HQ and 2 troops choices in your deployment zone. Any other units may be deployed or held in reserves. Your opponent then can deploy his units anywhere within 6-12 inches of any table edge other than your own. The objective is to make it to Turn 5 with at least one Troop unit alive - do this succesfully and you win, any other result is a loss.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 begins!
Post by: angel of death 007 on September 26, 2010, 09:44:17 AM
For the bonus mission we have to have one troop choice alive at the end of turn 5 but I have some questions about that:

1.) does it have to be one of the original troop choices that were deployed in the 12" x 12" zone?  or can it be a troop choice that was in reserve?

2.)  Does this also include units that count as a troop choice due to HQ choice?
 Example: I have a big mek and take a Deff dread as a troop choice. 

I really want to play this mission but I want to clearify it up first.  I really don't know how fair it is though if your troop choice you reserve and it ends up turning up on turn 4 and because it is alive you win?  I don't think i could do a win like that. 
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 begins!
Post by: Gutstikk on September 27, 2010, 06:44:01 AM
Most players will only have 4 troops choices in a list, and having to deploy in such a tiny area [where presumably your force has been searching for the tablet] means your force will necessarily be divided. I'd be very surprised if anyone made it through this mission with the units that started in the killbox still alive.

Feel free to reserve whatever troops you can. The enemy's goal is to kill what starts on the table, then annihilate whatever turns up to support. I think they'll have a decisive upper hand.

Edit: Also, if you guys would like this awful "sexy" banner I've concocted, here's the code:

Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205138.msg2508944#msg2508944]
[img width=600 height=113]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5031049446_f44dcdb809_b.jpg[/img][/url]
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 begins!
Post by: Killersquid on September 27, 2010, 04:34:05 PM
Banner looks good. I'll see if I can't try out this mission this coming games day. If not, the necrons will just go and pick on someone in standard missions.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 begins!
Post by: moc065 on September 28, 2010, 07:28:28 AM
I think that it is sad that you must put 2 Troops in the Kill box, as its a handy cap to Necrons nice they don't normally take 4 troops choices. In fact for most guys that is all of their troops or at least 2/3 of them (larger games). We have not rides to hide in, or ways to bounce off the table, etc. I am pretty sure that my Ork Nob Biker list (Very close ot KoS) could chew through almost any Necron list put into that scenerio, regardless of tactics as the Ork Speed will have them in CC in 1-2 turns. And killing 20-30 Necron Warriors is not that tough for orks in CC; especially with a couple trukk mobs, Ork nnob Bikers, Battlewagons of dudes, etc.

Yes I can build a permiter of CC Necrons; but orks still have shooting so the Warriors will be hard pressed to survive.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 begins!
Post by: SKEETERGOD on September 28, 2010, 08:46:23 AM

Yes I can build a permiter of CC Necrons; but orks still have shooting so the Warriors will be hard pressed to survive.


I thought it was the orks who started in the box, oooopppsssiiiiieeee . It is ok though as the attacking necrons did not do enough damage and AWTY killed himself another monolith.

I started my biker nobs and my warboss as well as a truck load of boys, I am still typing out the batrep so no spoilers here, but it went well for the orks.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 begins!
Post by: moc065 on September 28, 2010, 08:54:09 AM
It depends who is the defending player as the defenders start in the Kill box. I am using Necrons for the campaign so for me Necrons are in the box, for you the Orkz would be in the box (I believe).

It just happens that I actually play both armies, and if I were to face them off vs each other, My orks would probably win most games where the distance was so shortened as they excell at CC, where my Necrons do CC well; but not at the Ork level of Knob Bikers. And my Necrons don't ahve nearly as much speed as my orks.

Cheers
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 begins!
Post by: Gutstikk on September 28, 2010, 04:12:59 PM
Well remember though, it's a chance at a bonus point. Look at it like this - if you play the bonus mission you offset any lost points in that sector even if you lose the mission [because you gain a bonus CP just for attempting it]. And if you win the bonus mission and your team suffers no losses, your team's gained an extra CP above and beyond what was possible. It's meant to be somewhat tougher.

As a Necron player though, here's what I'd offer up: think outside the CC style approach at other options for defense. The veil of darkness is a very nice way to avoid the enemy for a turn or two, and having a monolith allows for a resorb lord joined to a unit of crons to be fairly resilient. Up the unit size of one team, and when the enemy commits, deploy your 'lith by DS, veil away as needed till the lith arrives, and then start rerolling those WBB's.

It's definitely doable, since only 1 troops choice needs to live. 2 on table, one in reserve arriving via the portal and you're good to go.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 begins!
Post by: angel of death 007 on September 28, 2010, 05:12:50 PM
Ok guys here was my first game for the campaign....

http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205865.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205865.0)

can I also play the bonus mission for this week in a seperate game?  Same sector and all

I got a really cool opponent who wants to play on Friday. 

P.S. I also used our sexy banner...   ;)
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 begins!
Post by: Gutstikk on September 28, 2010, 11:05:26 PM
The rules for the bonus missions are that they are bonus missions and anyone can attempt them, even if you've already got your sector match for the week. Bonuses are bonuses :). Go to town.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 begins!
Post by: moc065 on September 30, 2010, 12:27:43 PM
Campaign Game 1 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205938.0) 1750pts TMGM vs Imperial Guard -- 29 Sep 2010.
     I used my Standard list and added 1 Tomb Spider (proxied a beat up Destroyer for the game) vs a very Balanced IG army. He was a new opponent as I just met him that day. I also got an offer on a game next week, so the Kill Box Bonus Mission might be do-able for us Necrons  to gain another CP or two.   

Cheers

SupREME-10
Necrontyr Lord
TMGM Necron Cell 100111
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 begins, Round 1 continues!
Post by: Gutstikk on October 3, 2010, 10:49:33 AM
Quote
Hiding Something? (Bonus Mission for Round 2)
Perhaps a rival within your own army seeks to steal glory from you, and take the credit for finding the location of the Necrodermus Generator. Or perhaps you simply suspect one of your "allies" isn't sharing everything they know with you. The stakes are high and your master [whoever you serve!] intends to reward the individual who recovers the Necrodermus Generator extremely well. You intend to ensure that reward goes to you!

Play this mission at any points level against the same army as your own! So, if you're using Orks, this game is against other Orks; if you're using Necrons, that's right - fight some Necrons! For the purposes of this mission both players only get 1 HQ choice, which must be an Independent Character - and who isn't a named character [no C'tan or Grotsniks!]. The mission uses the Spearhead deployment from the rulebook. To win this mission, your HQ must survive the battle and the enemy's must be slain. If both HQ choices remain alive [or if both end up dead] the match is a draw, and your faction loses 1 CP as the clues you fight over get destroyed during the scrap-up.

Note that this week, you can get your games in for Round 1 OR Round 2 [or both, if you're that sort of person!]. Round 1 will close at the end of this campaign week, when Round 3 begins.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 begins, Round 1 continues!
Post by: angel of death 007 on October 4, 2010, 02:27:10 AM
Here is my bonus mission for week one...

http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206051.msg2520801#msg2520801 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206051.msg2520801#msg2520801)

This mission was a lot of fun.  I hope everyone else is doing well and having fun as well.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 begins, Round 1 continues!
Post by: Killersquid on October 8, 2010, 12:38:59 PM
Played two games with my Necrons. Neither bonus missions, or agaisnt orks however.

http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206202.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206202.0) Necrons Vs Dark Eldar. (Ork mission though).
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206183.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206183.0) Necrons Vs Blood Angels.

A loss and a Draw.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 begins, Round 1 continues!
Post by: Gutstikk on October 8, 2010, 01:58:28 PM
I realize no scoring has been posted yet, but I'm amazed at the lack of smack talk going on! I'm not sure if I like it better with or without smack talk, lol!

Keep up the good work everyone - I'm amazed at how smooth this seems to be running, so let me know if there's any hangups or miscommunication, or if you need me to explain anything in further detail!
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 begins, Round 1 continues!
Post by: moc065 on October 8, 2010, 02:28:54 PM
Bonus Mission 1 -- Interupted (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206176.0) 2000pts TMGM vs Space Wolves -- 7 Oct 2010.

Go read how TMGM did when it reverted to Old School Necron tactics and style.

Lord with RO & Scythe
10 Imms
10 X 3 Warrs
5 X 2 Dest
5 Scarabs
2 Mono's

VS the mighty Space Wolves of 5th Ed. MewHaHa.

Cheers; and I will refrain from smack talk until I actually face some Krorks and put them down, so far I have only been removing regular bio-mass figures from the Multi-verse.

SupREME-10
Necrontry Lord
TMGM Necron Cell 100111
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 begins, Round 1 continues!
Post by: SKEETERGOD on October 9, 2010, 09:52:26 PM
Here is the fight that I had with lettheharvestbegin for round 2
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206252.msg2523415#msg2523415 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206252.msg2523415#msg2523415)

He is starting to get too good at fighting orks, good thing he has to find someone else to pick on next week.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 begins, Round 1 continues!
Post by: Davinder on October 10, 2010, 01:19:50 PM
Here My first Battle Report for the KoN Campaign: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206275.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206275.0)

A great game, Necrons Vs (Kr)orks at 1750pts, sorry it's a bit late but only due to heavy work commitments i only have time of sundays to do this kind of thing.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: Gutstikk on October 10, 2010, 03:58:30 PM
The mission for Round 3 is up. No further matches from Round 1 will be honored. Round 2 will continue till the end of this week, so get those games in and keep reporting!
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: angel of death 007 on October 12, 2010, 04:59:19 PM
Round 2, Sector 3 orks win.

http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206353.msg2524654#msg2524654 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206353.msg2524654#msg2524654)

hopefully i will be able to get round 3 game in as I am going to Vegas for 5 days.   We will see.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: incredibleskulk on October 12, 2010, 08:18:33 PM
dude, i live in vegas, and if you are interested in playing a game, hit me up! we have a nice LGS up north!
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: Gutstikk on October 12, 2010, 09:55:50 PM
Hey all, the Chief Campaign organizer here to chime in on an important issue:

Since batreps are being submitted to the Batrep Forum at large, rather than in this thread, they are proving tough to track down. Make sure you shoot me a PM listing all your batreps [with links to them!] at the end of each round, so that I can track your progress along with your team captains! Also, I'd like to have links to all the batreps in this thread, and that's just not possible without your help!

Remember that any game you play can count towards your campaign results provided the point level matches that of the sector your in. You earn 1 notoriety point for each batrep submitted - this is a great way to get ahead and prove your the best!

If you've got questions about your notoriety points earned so far, or how your team's doing, you can check here:
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205138.msg2508945#msg2508945 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205138.msg2508945#msg2508945)

Just scroll down towards the bottom of the thread!

At the moment it's a tough race, Orks with 10 CP and Necrons with 11 CP.
As for most notorious player, assuming the batreps and everything have been tracked correctly [and if they haven't, you better give your info to your captain!], we have:
Orks - Skeetergod, with 9 NP
Necrons - Moc065, with a whopping 14 NP

It's still anyone's game though, you can gain quite a bit of NP in a single round, and team participation in the extra contests really raises that CP score, so keep at it!
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: incredibleskulk on October 12, 2010, 10:04:06 PM
just so it doesnt get missed:


For round 2

http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206259.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206259.0)
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: moc065 on October 13, 2010, 06:53:48 AM
Hey thanks for the update Gutstikk.

I would love to see a faction update (in the appropriate spot) so we can see who has been active for games, as well as the Notoriaty things.

I like the way you guys have been putting Links to your Batreps in here, I think I read through them all and I have learned a number of great tactics and trick (to use for both armies) so once again, I thank you all. And I would love to see more people do up a Hero page (in the appropriate thread) with cool pictures, stories, links to their Batreps, etc.

Cheers
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: SKEETERGOD on October 13, 2010, 08:07:56 AM
I went to the link that Gutstick gave and I count that I have 18 NP. Maybe I counted wrong?  Yea, I had to take off my shoes to count that high but I am pretty sure I added it up right.

Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: moc065 on October 13, 2010, 08:44:05 AM
I think that your actually at 16np's there SKEETERGOD.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: angel of death 007 on October 13, 2010, 06:00:45 PM
dude, i live in vegas, and if you are interested in playing a game, hit me up! we have a nice LGS up north!

I am flying there with my brother.  I am leaving the armies at home though as they would be a real pain in the butt with flying.  (i live in FL) thanks for the invite though. 
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: Gutstikk on October 13, 2010, 09:58:50 PM
I went to the link that Gutstick gave and I count that I have 18 NP. Maybe I counted wrong?  Yea, I had to take off my shoes to count that high but I am pretty sure I added it up right.

Is that through round 1, or round 1 and round 2 combined? Already you can start to see why my brain is broken...
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: SKEETERGOD on October 14, 2010, 08:27:57 AM
Is that through round 1, or round 1 and round 2 combined? Already you can start to see why my brain is broken...

Sorry, didn't mean to break your brain... If you need I have some prepaid pain boys that would be willing to operate for free. I have heard that a little squig mixed with grot brains and then stuffed into any cracks inside the skull will make you smarter.

On a slightly more serious note if you use peach tree software it does most of the accounting for you just add a person to the data base, then later when you want to add to their account you just click on their name and their account comes up. You can add a variety of accounts per person, and you can name them too. You may be surprised to find out that you have a toof account.

The only problem was exporting the report to this forum, so I save as a pdf then save the pdf as a jpeg and then upload the picture. While I have been relearning the software by experimentation (still can't find the book) I could assist you some if you wanted to learn it and use for yourself. (you will have to buy the software yourself as it requires a licence to use, especially if you ever connect to the internet) while not an expert I can navigate my way around it. (plus I learned it when I went back to school as it was part of my paralegal training) this way for any future events you may have planned you can easily keep the books.

If not, then you still take advantage of the prepaid pain boy deal.  ;D
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: moc065 on October 14, 2010, 08:52:20 AM
I saw the Faction updates so thanks for that, I would also suggest that we link as many Batreps in there as we can (nice that you started the process and I will attempt to assist where/when I can).

For timings I was under the assumption that the weeks had overlap, so that round 1 is done, but round 2 is still on even though Round 3 has started. I will be doing a Round 3 game and Round 3 Bonus mission today hopefully so Batrep to follow and please wish me luck. I don't think that I can do round 2 bonus mission unless one of me chum's borrows me orks, as there are not that many Ork players in my local that can game at the same times as I game.

Side note: Anyway, My orks went up vs gutstikk last night for a bit of out of campaign playtest fun. No report or results as this was a playtest game; but it was fun to use them again. I do love Orks as well as Necrons.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: Gutstikk on October 14, 2010, 03:06:05 PM
Yeah, the weeks do overlap, so you can still fight Round 2 games this week if able. Keep fighting!

@ Skeet - thanks, but I'm no orkountant :). I'll skip the peach tree myself, but at the end of the campaign, we'll have a few days to sort out the NP after the dust has settled. I promise I'm making the NP worth people's while :).
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: OD from TV on October 15, 2010, 08:34:21 PM
Well I've been meaning to upload this, and it may as well serve as a reminder that the winner of Most Notorious will receive this...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/the_wise_wyn/Terrain/IMG_1231.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/the_wise_wyn/Terrain/IMG_1228.jpg)

(and since you wanted it moc, a pic from the top view
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/the_wise_wyn/Terrain/IMG_1230.jpg)

In weathering the piece it lost that total black monolithic evil-ness, but I think it looks cooler as is, granted the winner is free to repaint however they see fit.  I would advice the addition of Necron transfers to the 4 angled short sides, but being unable to find a Necron transfer sheet it is what it is.  After all whose going to complain about the whole 'hey I got this terrain piece for free and it isn't perfect.'

Peace
~OD
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: SKEETERGOD on October 16, 2010, 11:42:53 AM
ALLLLLRIGHTYTHEN... Batrep for round 3, the orks have the tablet, now all we need is the generator
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206479.msg2526261#msg2526261 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206479.msg2526261#msg2526261)
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 1 ends, Round 2 cont's, Round 3 begins!
Post by: moc065 on October 16, 2010, 07:34:22 PM
I am headed right over to check that out SKEETERGOD, but while your waiting for my reply go check how The Mighty Green Machine did vs Orkz that were Bluu in da Phaes (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206459.msg2526051#msg2526051) in the round 2 game and campaign bonus mission. My camera died part way through; but this was actually one of the faster games I have ever had, and it shows that not all tactics work all the time.

I am also done my round 3 bonus game with the Tablet; but I am far from done the Batrep, so more to follow on Mon-Tue as I gid er dun. I am still trying to schedule a round 3 game as well, but for now lets hope that some other Necrons in Sector 3 get a game (Hopefully a Win) in.

Cheers, and Happy Gaming
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 ends, Round 3 continues!
Post by: Gutstikk on October 17, 2010, 07:40:21 PM
Round 2 is over, but round 3 continues for 1 more week. Get those campaign extras in - the objective markers, the campaign hero portraits, the fiction and the batreps, ASAP!
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 ends, Round 3 continues!
Post by: SKEETERGOD on October 18, 2010, 07:54:18 AM
The fiction piece I am writing cannot technically be finished until the campaign is finished as it is a "running" story of the orks on the necron moon. So the question is: does it still count or do I have to make up the ending before the campaing ends?
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 ends, Round 3 continues!
Post by: Azonalanthious on October 18, 2010, 04:37:51 PM
Round 2 game (sorry I didn't get the bat rep up sooner, but was played in round 2 timeframe):

http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206545.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206545.0)

Win for orks, tier 3.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 ends, Round 3 continues!
Post by: Gutstikk on October 18, 2010, 07:11:00 PM
The fiction piece I am writing cannot technically be finished until the campaign is finished as it is a "running" story of the orks on the necron moon. So the question is: does it still count or do I have to make up the ending before the campaing ends?

It'll still count, of course - just be sure you do indeed finish it! [not that I've any worries in that department, lol]. If anyone else is facing similar constraints just let me know.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 ends, Round 3 continues!
Post by: moc065 on October 18, 2010, 08:19:02 PM
We needs a round 2 update for the factions.

I got my Round 3 bonus game done (capture the flag- err tablet). I am working on the Batrep, and working on another opponent in for my Round three game on its own.

My Necron terrain spot should gets some updates (start with pics) on Wednesday or Thursday, and I did a major insert into my Campaigh fictional spot today to include my first 3 games so far... more to follow of course, oh and my Hero page got some updates as well.

I looked through SKEETERGODS terrain piece -- well done  bros, and I am liking all of the Hero Shots and Fiction so far.

Cheers

Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 ends, Round 3 continues!
Post by: Gutstikk on October 18, 2010, 10:17:34 PM
Heroes and Fiction are good, we could use a bit more terrain if possible :).

Update for today failed, real life and all. This week has been bloody hell so far. With luck I'll manage to sneak something in for Wednesday.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 ends, Round 3 continues!
Post by: moc065 on October 19, 2010, 11:58:15 AM
Round 3 bonus game is in the bag.

http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206570.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206570.0)

Check it out there, and I am working on the round 3 standard mission game still and it should go on Wed-Thu-Fri as opponents are starting to respond to my plea for a game.

Cheers
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 ends, Round 3 continues!
Post by: Gutstikk on October 19, 2010, 08:44:45 PM
Results for round 2 have been posted here:
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205138.msg2508945#msg2508945 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205138.msg2508945#msg2508945)

Also check to be sure all your batreps show up in the archive here:
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205138.msg2508944#msg2508944 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=205138.msg2508944#msg2508944)

And, for the summary:
Orks have 21 CP at the close of round 2
Necrons have 19 CP at the close of round 2

Top 3 Most Notorious Orks:
22np Skeetergod
12np OD from TV
11np Hekkastor

26np  moc065
11np Killersquid
  8np Firefox

Most of the lead is due to the extra activities - campaign hero portraits, fiction submissions, ancient tablet objective markers, and last but not least, the batreps. Even if you can't get games in you can close the gap with an entry into the extra categories. Keep up the good work everyone!
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - Round 2 ends, Round 3 continues!
Post by: angel of death 007 on October 21, 2010, 11:09:19 PM
Sector 3 bonus game, secure the tablet...

orks win vs space marines at 2000 pts.
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206665.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206665.0)
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - the campaign concludes!
Post by: Gutstikk on October 24, 2010, 09:35:37 PM
The campaign has now concluded. It'll be a couple days before I sort all of this out. Make certain you have your final round reported to your captain and finish up all extra activities [like fiction pieces] by Monday night, so it's ready for me Tuesday morning!

Thanks to all who participated and made this event a blast to run! I'll be filling the goody bag soon.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - the campaign concludes!
Post by: SKEETERGOD on October 25, 2010, 08:21:57 AM
I had another game that I posted yesterday but forgot to put the link here, so here is the link
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206722.msg2528998#msg2528998 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206722.msg2528998#msg2528998)

Also I have a game scheduled with 1500 points of necrons vs my stompa. I will post it anyway as it is the conclusion to my story, just haven't played it yet.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - the campaign concludes!
Post by: moc065 on October 25, 2010, 08:36:37 AM
The Campaign is concluded. What !

Quote
Campaign Schedule:
For the sake of expediency, and because we've never tried to run an online campaign this swiftly, the campaign schedule for Brutes against Bots will be slated as follows:

September 12th - Campaign Signup opens
September 26th - Campaign Begins!
Round 1       Begins September 26th       Ends October 9th       Bonus Mission - Interrupted...
Round 2       Begins October 3rd       Ends October 16th       Bonus Mission - Hiding Something?
Round 3       Begins October 10th       Ends October 23rd       Bonus Mission - Secure the Tablet!
Round 4       Begins October 17th       Ends October 30th       None (but you can still play "IT'S THEM!!!")
October 30th - Campaign Hero Portraits, Fiction Articles and Batreps must all be submitted by the end of the day [GMT-5]

Am I deluded or did I miss something.

I did do my round 4 game on Friday and I reported it to you in basics; but why are we ending early, shouldn't the others get a chance to finish up round 4 ?

Anyway, I will get my 2 Batreps done ASAP (today) and fire you the links, Updates on the terrain piece are done (all pics inserted), and my Hero Page is decent (needs a few tweeks to include last couple battles) so I will do what I can with the ending of my story today as well, as I now have a lot of work to shove into 1 day instead of this week.

Cheers.

PS... First Batrep for Roudn 3 is done, Here is the linky (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206771.0) and I appologize for the shortness; but I do think that I got most of the data in there.

PPS... Working on second report still. OK its done too, here is the linky (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206774.0)
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - the campaign concludes!
Post by: angel of death 007 on October 26, 2010, 03:18:43 AM
I played the bonus round "It's them" but played it as a grudge match against Tau since I have no necron opponents in my area.  You can claim it as a regular game or as a bonus one. 

Orks won with a battle report here:
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206806.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206806.0)

So if orks win and we get a living metal Stompa can we have an Apocalpyse game and use it as kind of a follow up to the campaign?  I know my current opponent said he would like to see that considering all the FW ork stuff I got. 

I just think it would be cool to see a few Apocalypse games played considering the idea of the game. 
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - the campaign concludes!
Post by: prot on October 26, 2010, 09:24:03 AM
I really wish I had seen this sooner... is it too late to get a game in, win or lose, for the final week?

It looks like you guys had great participation. It's really hard to find anything of this nature involving Necrons, so good on you for pulling this off. I think Orks have been a total nemesis of mine so it seems fitting.

Hopefully we see something like this again in the not too distant future!!! Good job guys. It's been fun following this so far. (Also enjoying the background that jump started the campaign!)
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - the campaign concludes!
Post by: OD from TV on October 26, 2010, 01:14:58 PM
Hopefully we see something like this again in the not too distant future!!! Good job guys. It's been fun following this so far. (Also enjoying the background that jump started the campaign!)
Thanks prot, I wrote the first draft of it, then the Necron part was fixed and cleaned up by Moc (as lets face it I'm no expert on Necrons, I'm not even an expert on Orks, just a big enthusiast).

I admit that maybe I pushed Gutstikk into running this, what with two years or so of constantly talking about how amazing the last campaign he ran was (which was in 2008 with 4 factions and every race being there, the ultimate goal of which was to discover and power up a lost Eldar titan.  Or at least I think it was a titan, it was a long while ago).

Anyway I think that this wonderful experiment of a cross forum campaign has been real amazing, and I hope that it spreads (like a disease) to the other forum CoCs, and in time resurrect a full 40konline worldwide comp.
Err, did I just let slip my minor megalomania?

Peace
~OD
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - the campaign concludes!
Post by: prot on October 26, 2010, 01:58:09 PM
Yea I hope it makes a return.... Being selfish I hope Necrons/eldar get to participate.

The scoring was complicated... I have to re-read that part. But again the execution, and honesty, background, and participation have been really cool. As is the terrain/prize. You guys deserve a kudos for a really cool event. I don't see this kind of stuff often on the internets, and you guys pulled it off nicely.... keeping it fun and interesting as well.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - the campaign concludes!
Post by: Gutstikk on October 26, 2010, 05:09:16 PM
Sorry all, apparently I forgot a fourth mission is available. Real life has been full this weekend and I didn't get a chance to recheck my thread. So, by all means, play a 4th match if you can! The campaign concludes this coming weekend on October 30th.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concludes Oct 30th, get round 4 in!
Post by: moc065 on October 26, 2010, 06:15:17 PM
You here that Prot, your game should count for us Necrons as we all knew that you were a secret member, now go do a short story, a Hero picture with bio, and a Terrain piece for us Machines so that we can secure the Necrodermus generator.

Cheers, and may the Best Machine WIN.

Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - the campaign concludes!
Post by: OD from TV on October 26, 2010, 08:38:25 PM
Yea I hope it makes a return.... Being selfish I hope Necrons/eldar get to participate.

The scoring was complicated... I have to re-read that part. But again the execution, and honesty, background, and participation have been really cool. As is the terrain/prize. You guys deserve a kudos for a really cool event. I don't see this kind of stuff often on the internets, and you guys pulled it off nicely.... keeping it fun and interesting as well.

Well Prot the scoring could be much MUCH more complicated.  As it is, I think the scoring is pretty spot on, and the only ones that are really crunching those numbers are the two faction leaders (me and NecronCell2131).  Well unless you want to total your own NP, although Gutstikk's been kind enough to provide a handy dandy overview of in the 2nd post of the KoN mega thread (which is this thread by the way).

Everybody remember that the campaign ends this Sat, so get those last games in and Waaagh On!  (Even if you're playing on the Necron side Waaagh On!)

Peace
~OD
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concludes Oct 30th, get round 4 in!
Post by: SKEETERGOD on October 27, 2010, 07:43:58 AM
Yes!!!!!

This coming up game I have scheduled is my living stompa trying to get off the moon to wage waagh on the universe. The necrons have to stop it, the fate of the multiverse hangs in the balance.

Will there be ultimate waagh, or will the orks have to go back to prospecting? Stay tuned to find out more.....
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concludes Oct 30th, get round 4 in!
Post by: angel of death 007 on October 27, 2010, 06:02:24 PM
Yes!!!!!

This coming up game I have scheduled is my living stompa trying to get off the moon to wage waagh on the universe. The necrons have to stop it, the fate of the multiverse hangs in the balance.

Will there be ultimate waagh, or will the orks have to go back to prospecting? Stay tuned to find out more.....

What stats are you using for your living metal stompa / points cost.  I think I got a few players interested in an apocalypse game vs my orks and all their nasties.   

As of now I have a stompa, big squiggoth, and now a mega dread (that i need to build)
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concludes Oct 30th, get round 4 in!
Post by: SKEETERGOD on October 27, 2010, 06:54:02 PM
I have an eye in the sky stompa, you can get the data sheet from the GW site. Adding in a few extras like a super burna (get to use the really big flame template) and the living metal rules from the necron codex, all for a nifty 850 points. (I added 100 points to the cost of the stompa for the living metal thing) Then using the scenario Line Breaker from the Battle Missions Book.

Well we played the game and the Nightbringer is one lucky....... 
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206940.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206940.0)

Of course since there were no ork witnesses this means the orks did not lose, ignore what the tin boys say, they are all just metal that don't know it should be in a stompa anyway.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concludes Oct 30th, get round 4 in!
Post by: Gutstikk on November 1, 2010, 04:32:59 PM
Campaign is now closed for real, but don't expect any updates till Tuesday evening. Once I post up the results the thread can stand for a few days so that we can verify nobody's contributed something that got missed.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concludes Oct 30th, get round 4 in!
Post by: Azonalanthious on November 1, 2010, 06:21:32 PM
something that got missed.

Just as a general heads up, as far as I can tell this game: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206545.0 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206545.0) got missed.  I was calling it my week 2 game, but since I didn't get a week 3 or a week 4 in (more's the pity) it could really be stuck wherever.  I'm not in the running for the individual prize, but I would hate to see those metallic gitz claim the overall throne on the basis of that missed game.   ;)
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concluded, results pending
Post by: OD from TV on November 1, 2010, 09:44:41 PM
!

Oh my!

Terribly sorry Azonalanthious, I don't know how I could have missed this!
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concluded, results pending
Post by: Killersquid on November 1, 2010, 10:30:43 PM
I have a few other battle reports posted, which are missing on the front page. If you already have them, then super. Otherwise..I hope they can turn the tides in favor to the necrons. Or something.

Here (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206202.msg2522769#msg2522769)

Here
 (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206683.msg2528507#msg2528507)
and here. (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=206948.msg2531880#msg2531880)
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concluded, results pending
Post by: Gutstikk on November 2, 2010, 05:54:36 PM
Thanks, guys. I'll be adding those in now.

-quick edit - Killersquid, I can't count gothic towards anything, as awesome as it is. The other two I grabbed.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concluded, results pending
Post by: moc065 on November 2, 2010, 06:56:40 PM
PS... Don't forget Prot, and do some clean-up on the team lists and please remove those that couldn't get any games in, etc.

Cheers and thanks once again for all your efforts Gutstikk, that was another great campaign.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concluded, results pending
Post by: Killersquid on November 2, 2010, 09:58:47 PM
I can't count gothic towards anything
:'( I understand.


I look forward to the results in any case. Thanks again for organizing this thing.
Title: Re: Brutes against Bots - Team Scoring and Individual Notoriety
Post by: Gutstikk on November 3, 2010, 06:52:01 PM
Orks Current Standings as of round 3: 27 CP earned
Orks Current Standings as of round 4: 33 CP earned
Orks final score: 36 CP, thanks to taking the bonus for "It's them!"

Sector 1 week 1: 0     Sector 2 week 1: 3     Sector 3 week 1: 2
Sector 1 week 2: 3     Sector 2 week 2: 3     Sector 3 week 2: 3
Sector 1 week 3: 0     Sector 2 week 3: 1     Sector 3 week 3: 3
Sector 1 week 4: 3     Sector 2 week 4: 1     Sector 3 week 4: 3

Bonus Mission 1: 1     Bonus Mission 2: 1     Bonus Mission 3: 1
Campaign Mission Bonus: [3CP for most wins - wins wk1:1    wk2:2     wk3:0     wk4:0]: 3CP [3 played "It's them!"]
Campaign Rivals Setback:                                          wk1:-0   wk2:-1    wk3:0     wk4:0:  -1CP Total
Sector Reassingment Penalty:                                    wk1:-0   wk2:-0   wk3:-0    wk4:-1: -1CP total

Campaign Hero Portraits [out of 9]: 2
Campaign Fiction Submission [out of 9]: 3
Ancient Tablet Marker [out of 9]: 2
Battle Report Participation [+5 if applicable, need 9/9]: 0 [6/9]



Necrons Current Standings as of round 3: 27CP earned
Necrons Current Standings as of round 4: 33CP earned
Necrons Final Score: 33CP total

Sector 1 week 1: 1     Sector 2 week 1: 3     Sector 3 week 1: 2
Sector 1 week 2: 2     Sector 2 week 2: 3     Sector 3 week 2: 3
Sector 1 week 3: 1     Sector 2 week 3: 3     Sector 3 week 3: 3
Sector 1 week 4: 0     Sector 2 week 4: 3     Sector 3 week 4: 3

Bonus Mission 1: 1     Bonus Mission 2: 1     Bonus Mission 3: 1

Campaign Mission Bonus [3CP for most wins - wins wk1:0    wk2:1     wk3:0   wk4:0]:   0CP [2 played "It's Them!"] 
Campaign Rivals Setback:                                         wk1:-1   wk2:-1   wk3:0    wk4:0:  -2CP
Sector Reassingment Penalty:                                  wk1:-0   wk2:-0   wk3:-0   wk4:-0: -0CP

Campaign Hero Portraits [out of 10]: 2
Campaign Fiction Submission [out of 10]: 2
Ancient Tablet Marker [out of 10]: 1
Battle Report Participation [+5 if applicable, need 9/9]: 0 [4/9]

I'd like to point out real quickly that the campaign was a draw before the bonus points awarded for having the most players playing the "It's them!" mission was factored in. That's how tight the race to victory was, but in the final moments of the campaign, the Orks lay claim to the necrodermis generator!

Of course, it's not enough to know which team came out on top, so now to the bigger question, who's got the fiercest reputation?:

Quote
Orks NP rating: A)1*Wins   B)1*Batreps   C)1*SpMission   D)2:DblCrss   E)5:CHP   F)5:ATM   G)5:CFS

OD from TV:             18;    A)1,1,0,0   B)0,1,0,0   C)1,1,1,0   D)2    E)0     F)5    G)5
incredibleskulk:         5;    A)1,1,0,0    B)1,2,0,0   C)0,0,0,0   D)0    E)0     F)0    G)0
hekkastor:               12;   A)0,0,0,1    B)0,1,0,0   C)0,0,0,0   D)0    E)5     F)0    G)5
JimmyHatfield:           0;   A)0,0,0,0     B)0,0,0,0   C)0,0,0,0   D)0    E)0     F)0    G)0
Khemri.:                     0;   A)0,0,0,0    B)0,0,0,0   C)0,0,0,0   D)0    E)0     F)0    G)0
Skeetergod:            27;   A)1,1,1,1     B)2,1,1,1   C)2,0,1,0   D)0    E)5     F)5    G)5
Azonalathious:          3;   A)0,0,0,0     B)1,1,0,0   C)1,0,0,0   D)0    E)0     F)0    G)0
Jack_Merridew:         0;   A)0,0,0,0     B)0,0,0,0   C)0,0,0,0   D)0    E)0     F)0    G)0
Angel of death 007:12;   A)2,1,1,1     B)2,1,1,1   C)1,0,1,0   D)0    E)0     F)0    G)0



Necrons NP rating: A)1*Wins   B)1*Batreps   C)1*SpMission  D)2:DblCrss   E)5:CHP   F)5:ATM   G)5:CFS

NecronCell2131:           8; A)1,1,1,1   B)0,0,0,0    C)1,1,0,0     D)2    E)      F)     G)
Blindmage:                   0; A)0,0,0,0    B)0,0,0,0    C)0,0,0,0     D)      E)      F)     G)
Firefox:                         8; A)1,0,0,0    B)2,0,0,0    C)0,0,0,0     D)      E)      F)     G)5
Doopsie:                       0; A)0,0,0,0    B)0,0,0,0    C)0,0,0,0     D)      E)      F)     G)
Lazarisreborn:              0; A)0,0,0,0    B)0,0,0,0    C)0,0,0,0     D)      E)      F)     G)
moc065:                     34; A)2,2,1,1    B)2,2,2,1    C)1,1,1,1     D)2     E)5   F)5   G)5
Killersquid:                 15; A)3,0,1,1     B)3,0,1,1    C)0,0,0,0     D)      E)5   F)     G)
Kaiju Senso:                 0; A)0,0,0,0    B)0,0,0,0    C)0,0,0,0     D)      E)      F)     G)
lettheharvestbegin:     3; A)0,0,0,0     B)0,0,1,0    C)2,0,0,0     D)     E)      F)     G)
Davinder:                     3; A)1,0,0,0     B)1,0,0,0    C)1,0,0,0     D)     E)      F)     G)
Prot:                             1; A)0,0,1,0     B)0,0,1,0    C)0,0,0,0     D)     E)     F)     G)

For the Orks top 3 we have:
1st:  Skeetergod, with a whopping 27 notoriety points
2nd: OD from TV, with an excellent 18 notoriety points
3rd:  Hekastor/Angel of Death 007 [tied for 3rd], with a solid 12 notoriety points - entertaining since both played on opposite ends of the campaign, Hekkastor going for special events and Angel of Death 007 going for games and batreps! Nicely done, to you and all your comrades!

For the Necrons top 3 we have:
1st: Moc065, with an utterly devastating 34 notoriety points, hitting arguably just about every event in the contest!
2nd: Killersquid, with an admirable 15 notoriety points
3rd: NecronCell2131/Firefox [tied for 3rd], with a fair 8 notoriety points - and once again, the points come from opposite ends of the campaign! Congratulations to you and your fellow machines!

So, while the Orks take the event, the Necrons put forward the fiercest warrior. Which draws this event to a close. Thank you all for your participation, and now if you don't mind, I'd like a little feedback from you so we can have this run better/more smoothly next time:

If you were a participant:
1: Was it easy to participate in all the events?
2: Was your team leader/coordinator there for you?
3: Were the rules and scoring understandible?
4: Did you have fun/would you join in again if a similar event were run?
5: Did you visit any boards you might not normally go to as a result of this campaign?
6: What was the best thing about the event for you? The worst thing?
7: Any thought or suggestions on how to improve this format [bearing in mind it's meant for ease of use in a forum environment]?

If you were an observer, rather than a participant:
1: Did this event amuse you/provide you with items of interest in your regular forum viewing?
2: Would you join in this event if one of the available factions drew from your codex?
3: What was your favorite element of the campaign? Your least favorite?
4: Did you visit any boards you might not normally go to on this forum as a result of the campaign?

Feel free to add further commentary as needed/desired in both cases, and hope to see you all if/when next we do this sort of thing!
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concluded, results pending
Post by: moc065 on November 3, 2010, 07:11:03 PM
Loved the Campaign.

Congrats to the Boys; but we did Draw for the real points, and don't ever forget it. We also had KillerSquad playing BFG which is good for another 5 Points at least (wicked batrep dude). And we Machines actually have only drifted into Phase, as "We'll Be Back"

As for me, I did miss one thing in the campaign; I never faced off vs other Necrons (we machines don't roll that way - its purely for the lower-life forms)



If you were a participant:
1: Was it easy to participate in all the events?
Yup; but I wanted more -- like another 2 rounds at least
2: Was your team leader/coordinator there for you?
Yup
3: Were the rules and scoring understandible?
Yup
4: Did you have fun/would you join in again if a similar event were run?
Yup Yup Yup
5: Did you visit any boards you might not normally go to as a result of this campaign?
Nope, I run both armies though, its not a factor for me. And Actually I would play for another faction in the next event, as its my thing to diversify.
6: What was the best thing about the event for you? The worst thing?
Best was the 2 weeks to get a game in, worst was not enough rounds to kick Ork arse. Bonus rounds were a bonus (seriously, as they added variety to the missions, etc)
7: Any thought or suggestions on how to improve this format [bearing in mind it's meant for ease of use in a forum environment]?
Nope, I loved it all aside from it ending. Ok, one thing - for the bonus vs your own race, I would have prefered if both this, and the on vs the other race (Orks vs Necrons) were available for the entire campaign, and then have a bonus mission for each round as well (Yes I am a gaming hog).

Cheers and Thanks once again to all of you, I loved it and I do believe that Gutstikk has actually outdone himself (Woot - and my hat goes of to him).

PS, I might be the most notable; but I actually failed to secure the Tablet (Draw), and I tabled the poor bugger in "Its Them" so that should have put us over the top.
PPS. SKEETERGOD, I will find you out there, and kick some Orky Arse. (JK)
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concluded, results pending
Post by: angel of death 007 on November 4, 2010, 12:30:14 AM
If you were a participant:
1: Was it easy to participate in all the events?
-The over lapping game schedule was kinda confusing and at one point got me a bit off track.  The hard thing for me was actually finding players to play against at my LGS as there are no necron players and only one other ork player it made the bonus missions hard to play.  Having a trip in the 3rd/4th week and being gone for a week kinda was hectic.  As far as the portrait and fiction goes I am not that great of a writer so fiction for me was out from the start.  As far as the portriat goes that is one I really wanted to do but ran out of time.

2: Was your team leader/coordinator there for you?
Yes he was really on top of everything and kept the ork side running well.

3: Were the rules and scoring understandible?
Yes

4: Did you have fun/would you join in again if a similar event were run?
absolutely most of my games were against a guy i never played before and we became good friends so I got a new gaming friend now and my other oppenent was really cool as well. 

5: Did you visit any boards you might not normally go to as a result of this campaign?
not really, I have a tendency to float around quite a bit.  I spent a lot more time on the battle reports section than I usually do.

6: What was the best thing about the event for you? The worst thing?
I have several best (s)
-as mentioned prior I got to meet 2 new players who both have similiar schedules as me
-I played more games in this campaign then I usually get to play in a 6 month period of time
-it kept me motivated to work on my army before the first week i partially built 6 kans and 2 deff dreads plus added a buzzsaw conversion to one kopta.  During the campaign I magnatized all 6 kans and the deff dreads, converted all my ard boyz, primed my kans, dreads, kommandos, and ard boys, painted 10 boyz, my deff kopta, and a deff dread.  Considering I went to Vegas for a week, work full time and got 5 games in that was quite an accomplishment (not to mention writing and doing an ork painting article).

Worst thing was the lack of time.  Losing a week in the middle/end really set me back.  I would have loved to do an objective marker (as I definately need them) and a portrait for Mad Dok and Snikrot for the campaign but time kicked my butt.

7: Any thought or suggestions on how to improve this format [bearing in mind it's meant for ease of use in a forum environment]?
The format was really good.  The only thing that made it a bit hard was how divided it was.  I know when I posted a battle report I had to post it in one section and then link it to two others.  There has to be someway to make it easier.  I don't remember doing all that in 08 but i don't remember  that much from then.  But it comes to mind that everything was all kinda lumped together (don't quote me) which made it a little easier.

I thought the scoring was a bit harsh.  The most points you could score was 3? for a battle in a week if you did the bonus mission and all.  But a portrait or a fiction piece nabbed ya 5.  I dunno IMHO I think those should have scored somewhere closer to 3 points each. 

I liked how it utilized more than just the gaming aspect though that was really cool. 

I will say though only playing it between 2 different army types made it a bit harder.  I liked the competition of it but would like to see a campaign in the future that incorperates all the different fractions even if some are combined or grouped mostly because it allows you to kind of ally with other armies and would set the stage for some great team battles or even an apocalypse battle somewhere near the end. It would be doable if 3 or 4 different races were allied together. 

I think we definately got some people viewing the boards after this and that both the ork and necron boards probably got a lot more viewing than normal due to this campaign which is a great thing.  I look forward to another campaign in the future.  You can count me in.
Title: Re: Brutes against Bots - Team Scoring and Individual Notoriety
Post by: OD from TV on November 4, 2010, 03:31:42 AM
Well if anyone caught Skeetergod's last Bat-rep his Orks certainly made a Necrodermis Stompa... and then it got wiped out (along with the Mek that built it!) by the Necrons, so in my book neither race has the Necrodermis generator, making it a flat out tie despite what the points say.  (Speaking of points I knew it was going to be close, but not that close!  I mean wow!  You Necrons sure put up a tough fight, I'd hate to have to play against you guys in a competition like this again, because I know you won't be pulling any punches and are out for blood!)

And it's only fitting that I mail this Necron terrain piece of to Moc (although I'm not looking forward to the overseas shipping).

So lets get down to brass tax on the last remarks...
1: Was it easy to participate in all the events?
Hmm... no, I mean yes!  It's not hard to put some time and work in, and frankly it was a lot more fun then work.  I fully blame/credit this competition for getting me to write fluff again (its been a while), and the games I got in were more then your regular games, they were incredibly memorable as not only were they interesting missions with an actual outcome, one of the games was the first time I tried the IA 8 list (and won with it!), played against my favorite Nurgle Skumgrod (who made it his personal responsibility to make sure I wasn't going to get that ancient tablet).

2: Was your team leader/coordinator there for you?
Well seeing how I was the Ork coordinator I can say yes, I was there for everybody ('Tell them I was there for you, TELL THEM!').  That parenthesis bit is a joke (obviously).  I think I didn't do the best job of coordinating the Ork team as I could have.  The best part of coordination I did (in my opinion) was every day (or every other day) update the main thread with an organized list of sector deployments, current stats, and the like.  I possibly could have encouraged further participation if I PM-pestered the guys, but last time I was a Faction Leader in an event like this I got the feeling that all the PMs were frankly annoying and didn't allow for any showcasing of the hard work that the players had done.

3: Were the rules and scoring understandible?
Yes they were understandable.  At least to me.  Granted I did ask for clarification before the start of the campaign.

4: Did you have fun/would you join in again if a similar event were run?
Yes I had fun (a BLAST actually) and Yes I would not only join, but do my best to assist with the creation of the event even if it didn't involve any of the races that I play

5: Did you visit any boards you might not normally go to as a result of this campaign?
Well its been a long time since I visited the fluff board (I mean Fiction), and since the beginning of the campaign I'm pretty sure I've spent more time reading and going thru posts here in the Campaign board then the Ork board.

6: What was the best thing about the event for you? The worst thing?
Best thing was definitely the fluff writing.  I started out a whole different Waaagh background for an army that I'm now going to have to make with a completely different paint scheme then my current umpteen-whatever point Ork army.  Sure I don't 'have' to, but I'm going to.

The Worst thing would have to be the time constraints I've had this month due to real life (relationship ended, 3 midterms, research papers, drama over the convention, etc) which is not an answer that is really applicable to this question.  I think the hardest thing both to try and explain and do was the scattered/extended mission days, where mission X was finishing up and Mission Y had just started it got a little confusing when figuring out who was reporting what mission.

7: Any thought or suggestions on how to improve this format [bearing in mind it's meant for ease of use in a forum environment]?
Possibly stretching the time out a bit more.  Everything felt really rushed at the end.

If you were an observer, rather than a participant:
1: Did this event amuse you/provide you with items of interest in your regular forum viewing?
I can't imagine how it couldn't be amusing... oh wait I'm not supposed to answer that question.

Peace
~OD
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concluded, results pending
Post by: SKEETERGOD on November 4, 2010, 08:17:58 AM
I had a blast, and have had to buy some more orks....
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Orkz/greensmiley-1.jpg)

AND! I got a green smiley out of the deal  ;D

If you were a participant:
1: Was it easy to participate in all the events?
Yes and no, yes in that the schedule was fair, however I had to do some over the phone coordinating to get things set up for that weeks mission. (more on that below)

2: Was your team leader/coordinator there for you?
Yes, it was apparent he was actually paying attention to the thread and the goings on of the orks, as well as leading the way in battle.

3: Were the rules and scoring understandable?
Yup

4: Did you have fun/would you join in again if a similar event were run?
Yes, I had a blast, having a themed campaign like this was great, most fun I have had for a while on this forum

5: Did you visit any boards you might not normally go to as a result of this campaign?
Yes I was spying reading the necron boards so I could steal discover sneaky tricks that necrons use and plan to counter them

6: What was the best thing about the event for you? The worst thing?
The best part was having a mission rather than just a beat up on the other army format. The worst thing is the heavy price I had to pay for borrowing she who must be obeyeds camera. However the silver lining in that is I understand from a little birdy on the wire that there might be something along the lines of digital media creator thingie somewhere in the wrapping paper this holiday.

7: Any thought or suggestions on how to improve this format [bearing in mind it's meant for ease of use in a forum environment]?
The only improvement would be to post the weeks mission ahead of time. For example at the start of the campaign list all 4 or 5 bonus missions, then at the start of the appropriate week fluff them out a little. This way those of us who have to coerce coordinate with other players to get a themed game in can start the bribery planning early. Only a minor thing, but hey, you asked.

On a side note I did get two new people to sign up to this forum, lettheharvestbegin and Commissar Fuklaw.
 (http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Orkz/greensmiley-1.jpg) So this campaign did help the forum grow a little

Oh! and did I mention I got a green smiley?
                                                                    (http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z251/moc065/40%20K/Orkz/greensmiley-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concluded, results pending
Post by: prot on November 5, 2010, 10:30:36 AM
Unfortunately I entered the scrum way too late. I did try to get involved but I think NecronCell was unavailable or I simply was trying to get involved too late.

That being said, I guess I can answer the poll from the point of view of participant/observer. (And I'd like to add a little scarab's worth of info at the end.)

If you were a participant:
1: Was it easy to participate in all the events?
I did like the over lap of phases. It made it easier for me to have a weekend game, then make a decent batrep with pictures on Monday and still have it count for the corresponding round!


3: Were the rules and scoring understandible?
It is an involved process. I like the complexity of it to reward different areas of the game (not just bashing your opponent.) That was important and promotes honesty. (I'd like to think I'd get a reward for a game, even if I lost.)

4: Did you have fun/would you join in again if a similar event were run?
This was so fun to follow. I only wish I had pulled my Prototype Cell ZA113 out of the closet sooner!

5: Did you visit any boards you might not normally go to as a result of this campaign?
I sheepishly admit I normally never go to the campaign section. This had me there on a daily basis.

If you were an observer, rather than a participant:
1: Did this event amuse you/provide you with items of interest in your regular forum viewing?
Again, the reports and banter of both sides made me want to participate. Necrons especially. I mean where else on the entire internet am I going to find motivation to put together some Warriors?

2: Would you join in this event if one of the available factions drew from your codex?
I believe I did. So yes!

I'd just like to add that I thank everyone who co-ordinated this from both sides. I think it's very easy to underestimate the time involved. Unfortantely I did not play in the final week because I didn't hear back from NecronCell, and then I wasn't sure if Gutstikk's announcement ending the campaign early was true or not, so I thought I would hold off. I blame NO ONE but myself for not getting in on this earlier.

I'd also like to thank not only the Necron/Ork organizers but I'd like to add the bigger participants on BOTH sides. You guys take the story line and run. If it weren't for your participation, and batreps, and posts, it would make the whole thing a lot.... dryer. The bigger participants derserve a pat on the back for advancing the story, and keeping it interesting on a 'social' level at 40K Online.

I really hope something like this pops up again because I haven't felt motivated to get my Necrons going in a while (Although I've wanted to.) Like some of you, I found myself exploring new units, and cranking my hobby participation back up on my army. ( I know some of you Ork players did the same.) I'd consider that a very successful campaign. Congrats guys!
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concluded, results pending
Post by: Gutstikk on November 5, 2010, 11:17:03 AM
Yeah, let me mention here, that OD from TV did a lot of work with actually writing the missions, working out background, and discussing the format of the thing, even including scoring and notoriety. Moc065 and NecronCell2131 also helped a lot with this. With four of us involved in generating the thing the work seemed a lot more feasible, though sadly I ended up with two weeks of straight overtime and lots of after-work responsibilities, which made it hard for me to stay on top of the scoring.

I also failed to make it clear that notoriety scoring permitted multiple matches in a week, but the risk of losing a match and reducing the sector's CP score was there to balance that. So in theory [and this applied to skeetergod and moc if you notice] you could have in Round 1, two NP from victories and 2 NP from batreps, as well as 2 NP from bonuses [the weekly special match and the "it's them!" special match which coul dbe fought once each week for credit]. There was no cutoff value there, so you'll notice Killersquid in Round 1 grabbed 6 NP from wins and batreps. This is considerably more than the 5 for any of the special events, which you could only earn once [but had total control over], and also incentivized people to batrep games where they lost [as the batrep was still worth an NP].

Also, only one team made use of the sector swap option [orks in week 4], which, while it did have a steep cost [1 CP], it enabled them to go from 0pts in a sector to 3 pts in that sector [a net gain of 2 CP] - this is exactly what the sector swap was intended for, so good work. Players could get matches in multiple sectors in a single week, so this could theoretically allow a faction with only one active player for a week to score as many as 6 CP, keeping them from falling too far behind.

I think I need a whole post dedicated to these kind of faction strategies though, because it was a bit unclear as to what was permitted and what wasn't. On the whole though it seems like most people understood how the campaign scoring system worked, and the goal of giving points based on participation but also valuing victory seems to have been accomplished.
Title: Re: Knuckles on Necrodermis campaign - campaign concluded, results pending
Post by: Killersquid on November 6, 2010, 08:35:39 AM
If you were a participant:
1: Was it easy to participate in all the events?
Yes it was, the only obstacle is that I have trouble right now dedicating time to non-uni related projects, which prevented me from participating in many of the non-gaming events.


2: Was your team leader/coordinator there for you?
Yep.

3: Were the rules and scoring understandible?
Very much so.

4: Did you have fun/would you join in again if a similar event were run?
I really enjoyed the idea of a Campaign, and I really like the way it was run. I would easily join in again if one of my armies was present.
 
5: Did you visit any boards you might not normally go to as a result of this campaign?
No, Just the necron and battle rep boards, which I normally exist in.

6: What was the best thing about the event for you? The worst thing?
I liked that my games were going to a cause, and all the extra battle reports being generated because of this.

7: Any thought or suggestions on how to improve this format [bearing in mind it's meant for ease of use in a forum environment]?
I thought it went rather well. I feel that it could have been a bit longer, but it was still essentially a month though, which is plenty of time.