Friday, 8 December 2017

The Malfactus Rift Campaign - part 10: Game 4

Plague of Poxwalkers

Open War Cards:
Objective - Glory Seeker
Twist - Battle Frenzy
Malfactus Card - Reality Speeds

(Viktor's warband had Power Level 6(!), mine had Power Level 14, so he also had the following cards:
Ruse - Tactical Reserves
Sudden Death - Vital Ground)

Warboss Throttle and the Dust Hogz were still on the rocky Mining World of Hathara exploring the mineral processing plant.


A lone Astropath was on the run through the industrial ruins, trying to escape the Poxwalkers.

Warphead Ghizzud opened proceedings in style, and he Smite the Astropath with a hammer-blow of Waaagh! power. When the storm of arcing energy subsided the Astropath was nowhere to be seen.

Warboss Throttle and the Dust Hogz advanced into the refinery, only to find...

... swarms of Poxwalkers shambling around the refinery: the former colonists and mine workers had become infected by the passing Plague Fleet!

The Astropath was not dead after all - he had used some kind of psychic trickery!

The Calidus Assassin stepped out of the shadows behind the Warboss but Woz and the Boyz spotted her and charged!

Just as the Malfactus Rift shifted and eddied...

Boss Nob Woz and the Dust Hogz charged the Assassin...

And Woz showed her just how potent a Power Klaw was in the right hands...

Warboss Throttle laughed as he sprayed bullets from his Kustom Shoota and a couple of Poxwalkers exploded in a gory shower of body parts.

The Astropath kept half an eye on the nearby Pozwalkers as he accessed the Hexagrammatic Cogitator. He attempted to transmit a psychic distress signal to warn New Drekport of the Pozwalker infection. But the cogitator lit up with warning lights and failure indicators: the astropathic relay in orbit was darkened somehow and the signal could not get through.

There was a shadow on the Warp....


The Dust Hogz won this skirmish easily (12vp to 0vp) but Viktor took a gamble with his warband selection before we knew what the mission would be. He brought just 2 character models so they were worth double Victory Points! (The Poxwalkers were all NPCs under David's control)

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