Campaign of the Month: August 2022
In Over Their Heads
Upcoming mission: We Fall, They Die
In Over Their Heads
The adventures and misadventures of a squad of Imperial Guard troopers, far from the comfortably familiar dangers of the semi-irradiated death-world they call home and thrust into the middle of a war light years across the galaxy, against aliens, traitors and things from Beyond.
With little chance of survival, and even less of ever seeing the acidic oceans and oxide covered shores of their home again, they must rely on camaraderie, black humour and as much firepower as an infantry unit can possibly muster to see them through. And faith in the Emperor, too. Obviously.
The information below might save your life. It also might just confuse you.
This is you…
You are a trooper of the Imperial Guard, tithed from your homeworld alongside countless others to wage the Emperor’s wars across the endless battlefields of the galaxy. It is your job, your duty to the Emperor and to humanity itself to drive back that horrors that threaten from all sides and from within.
You are the first, last, and often only line of defence that protects the Imperium from complete destruction.
You are the Imperial Guard.
Selected wiki content…
Locations contacted by the 28th Chalkydrian
Imperial Guard Clearance Level Informatorium. Planets, bases and infrastructure with clearance for Standard Gaurd Units.
The history, operations and structure of the 28th Chalkydrian Drop Regiment.
Who’s who, who’s your boss and who the hell are you?
Remember to recite the Litany of the Pilot (refer to the Emperor’s Benedictions) when operating any vehicle to ensure that the Machine Spirit is aware of your intentions.
Regimental Standard Kit
Laspistols to autocannons.
Flamers to frag grenades.
Grav-chutes to respirators.
It’s all here, to wield in the Emperor’s name.
Character Development Department
Here you will find all the material you need to build your character and also improve it through rigorous experience and the litanies to our glorious God-Emperor!
Combat Adminstratum Centorum
Here you will find all the cheat sheets needed to successfully survive any encounter with heretics, xenos, mutants, renegades, rebels and any other manner of scum that would stain the glory of the Imperium of Man.
Audio-Morale Radio is here to boost your troops! All files are sanctioned by the Officio Prefectus and guaranteed to lift even the most weak of spirits.
Regimental Roll Call
The band of brothers and sisters that keep you alive are like a family. A stable, supportive, family; entirely absent of ANY toxic dysfunction and all pre-approved by the Departmento Munitorum!
Tales from the Spinward Front…
“For an age, no one cared about the Periphery or the cold reaches beyond its borders. The light of the Emperor just never really shone this far. Now the Orks want it, the Secessionists want it, the Eldar want it, and even those powers we don’t name want it. Stands without reason that after all this time, after centuries of not caring, the Imperium should decide it wants the Periphery after all…”
This is the Spinward Front, where the Imperium of Man wages war across many worlds, fighting rebels, native xenos and other threats. The millions upon millions of Emperor-fearing subjects of these worlds are relying on you – the men and women of the Imperial Guard – to hold the line, drive back the alien and the heretic, and bring their worlds back into the Emperor’s light.
An extremely thorough background on your new home can be found here.
Hero Forge Models
We’ve been unable to resist recreating some of the characters on Hero Forge…
In Over Their Heads Comments
Congratulations to the whole team for winning CotM. Well deserved. Such great design throughout.
I also really loved the interview. A great insight to your gaming life. We also use Owlbear Rodeo when we play online. Such a great virtual desktop tool. I also loved your mention of the use of accents for playing NPCs. I’m sure many of us do this subconsciously, but it seems a really great way to prepare. Finally, I like the “Timeboxing” idea, with the virtual stopwatch.
Keep going great guns!