Once upon a time, I used to be an historical gamer till I heard about Chainmail and D&D. Then came Laserburn and WhFB 1st, and I turned into quite a dual classe collector/hoarder player.
But in 2003 I moved to Canada and put everything related to hobbies aside. I heard about the Oldhammer gang, and started lurking on fabulous blogs full of gorgeous minis and scenery elements and most of time people there were chatting about rule sets. But I did manage to pass my Sanity check.
2020 was a different story, telecommuting all day long was (and still is) quite an experiment and since I had to stop my rpg games I needed a new hobby.
To be brief, I recovered -a small- part of my long forgotten 70s/90s miniatures collection (100% vintage for sure) and some rules sets (Whfb 2nd in French, my spare 3rd books, RT books..) too old. Thanks to Oldhammer blogs, I learnt about Frostgrave/Oathmark, RogueStars and Lion Rampant.. nice games -excepted RS- all of them. Then came Stargrave to fillful that scifi side of mine but I needed more and someone told me about One Page Rule (Fantasy and GF/GFF). Love at first sight.
I recovered a old ring binder, resurrecting my old RT/W40K 2nd campaign world of Pandora, dusting off and updating part of the main storyline, adding new NPCs, recycling old scifi/fantasy scenery elements for a more science-fantasy setting, scratchbuilding urban elements, lurking on manufacturers websites, paying new miniatures, painting them and looking for gamers -a Barnum in the backyard is a good way to cope with sanitary measures till winter at last.
I am using the following WA minis:
- Iron Core units are depicting the PDF/Adeptus Arbites obeying the new (very 1984) regime of Lucius "the Mad" Von Marsberg
- Raumjager are the surviving soldiers of Eleusis hive -destroyed during some Ork raiders invasion years ago. They are working as mercenaries for other hives and some are even part of the Resistance Network.
- Einherjar are distant relatives to Imperium Squats, working on planetary and deepspace mining facilities/forges. They are part of the Resistance Network since Lucius is overtaxing them.
- Cannon Fodders will be used to depict regular citizens enrolled within both factions (Regime, Resistance, Star Child Cult, Genestealer Cult and so forth).