Masters of the Forge: Altar of War

Masters of the Forge: Altar of War log

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About the Podcast

The Masters of the Forge are all about bringing the universe of Warhammer 40,000 to life on your tabletop. This series, Altar of War, brings regular narrative battle reports to the Freebooter’s Network listeners. These battle reports are recorded as the games are being played, providing real-time play-by-play of the game. Sometimes other related content, such as custom rules, will be provided as well. If you want to request a specific mission, historical recreation, or match-up, don’t hesitate to contact us. Don’t forget, though, that our focus is narrative play.

Adam

Adam “Loopy” Fasoldt has been a gamer since the mid-1990s and has been a GM for various game systems for just as long. He’s played Warhammer 40,000 since 2010. Loopy quickly began engaging in the community and making friends. He enjoys unapologetically and vociferously promoting the whole hobby wherever he goes, including his blog, WAAGH! Drillteef. He loves to paint and has over 20,000 points of painted Orks. Most of all, however, he feels that what is best in life is rolling dice and telling stories with friends.

Jason

Jason Mitchell was first introduced to gaming when he was in second grade and his mom gave him the D&D starter box in an effort to entice him to read. It worked! Since then, Jason has been involved with various RPG systems including D&D, and Shadowrun. During his graduate work, he rediscovered his love for miniature gaming, which had been long dormant, when he wandered into a Games Workshop store and was given a free space marine. (Thanks Brett!)

Jason is still a relative newcomer to the 40k universe, having begun his foray into the game at the beginning of 2013, and considers himself primarily a narrative player. His primary army is a Blood Ravens space marine chapter but has been recently seen building orks and mechanicus as well as a homemade Zone Mortalis board.

John

John “Skip” Batch had his first experience with the Warhammer 40,000 hobby with the 3rd edition Main Rule Book, although he didn’t really get into the game until 2009. Over the better part of a decade he has collected and painted Grey Knights, Astra Militarum , Mechanicus and Mechanicum. He enjoys collecting and painting armies that fit into the GW campaign narratives and local club events. His favorite aspect about the Warhammer 40,000 hobby however is the interaction and relationships that gamers get to build with each other whilst rolling dice and making various laser sound effects. He is looking forward to finally having his Mechanicus army done and getting the oppertunity to travel around the New England area, meeting new folks at tournaments.

Snorre

When he was young and naïve, Snorre was lured to the Greater Good, but as with everything that looks promising but is ultimately hollow, he got disillusioned and embraced the Eightfold Path instead. Papa Nurgle gave him true belonging, although he sometimes parties with the Night Lords. His love for miniatures is at times overshadowed by his love for the Mi-8 helicopter, and is therefore not as active on the podcast, instead spending time at the 40k game-club or flying with his sim-group.

Episodes

Masters of the Forge: Altar of War – Episode 18: Chasing the Storm Lord

The Machine Empire has been investigating the location of Trazyn and whatever of the Storm Lord’s libraries exist throughout the galaxy. Mondo has been marginally successful at unearthing waystones which have led him to a small T’au outpost on a largely nondescript world on the outskirts of Ultramar. The little world had many more names than its limited importance would normally warrant, but it had changed hands many times over the aeons. To the Necrontyr, it was called Baed-shetah.

Of course, Mondo’s Tombship made short work of the plodding child-race’s pitiful fleet, but the battle left enough time for the presence of Necron vessels in the vicinity to awaken the sleeping Necron facility beneath the planet’s surface. As Mondo’s fleet fell into orbit, the ancient facility transmitted warning messages, demanding that the interlopers keep their distance. Ancient Necrontyr identification and key codes were denied wholesale. Whatever lay beneath the surface of Baed-shetah was for Imotekh’s eyes only.

Still, there was a great deal of activity on the little world’s surface. Swarms of scarabs toiled with great speed devouring wrecked T’au technology and using the digested energy to construct defenses for the Necron facility. The Machine Empire’s chief Cryptek, Klank, surmised that the location would be nearly impregnable within the hour if the Machine Empire did not strike quickly. As such, Mondo ordered an immediate ground assault, mobilising whatever show of force could be mustered.

Check out the scenario here:http://mastersoftheforge.com/chasing_the_storm_lord_scenario_1/

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Masters of the Forge: Altar of War – Episode 17: The Defiled Gate

Adam’s Drukhari Wych Cult bound to the service of the Kabal of the Dying Sun along with a contingent of hired blades have infiltrated a Connor’s Death Guard facility. Here, the Death Guard have hooked up a plague engine which is pumping vile contagion into a webway gate. The Cult seeks to destroy the Death Guard and cleanse the gate.

Check out the scenario here:
http://mastersoftheforge.com/altar-of-war-episode-17-the-defiled-gate/

Masters of the Forge:
http://www.mastersoftheforge.com

Geek Nation Tours:
http://geeknationtours.com/

Be sure to let us know what missions you’d like us to try next!

Email: mastersoftheforge@gmail.com

Twitter: @mastersofforge

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mastersoftheforge/

Freeboota Forums: http://www.thefreebootaz.com/forum/forum.php

Masters of the Forge: Altar of War – Episode 16: Faith and Fury – Black Templars vs Emperor’s Children

In this episode, Darwin brings out his Black Templars against Adam’s Emperor’s Children in the Narrative Play scenario, The Stand at Saint’s Wall. This mission and the rules being used for these two subfactions can all be found in Games Workshop’s Faith and Fury supplement for Warhammer 40k.

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Be sure to let us know what missions you’d like us to try next!

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Twitter: @mastersofforge
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Masters of the Forge: Altar of War – Episode 15: Blackstone Fortress Kill Teams

In this special episode, Adam is joined by both Mike and Jason for three awesome games of Kill Team. This time, they are using the rules from the June 2019 White Dwarf that uses the Blackstone Fortress tiles as a unique setting for your games. Jason is playing the attacking Blood Ravens while Adam plays the Disciples of Purity Renegade Space Marines and Mike plays traitor Guardsmen.

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Be sure to let us know what missions you’d like us to try next!

Email: mastersoftheforge@gmail.com
Twitter: @mastersofforge
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Masters of the Forge: Altar of War – Episode 14

We’re finally back with a new episode of Masters of the Forge: Altar of War. This episode features Adam’s Emperor’s Children versus Mark’s Inquisitorial warband in a narrative Zone Mortalis scenario using Adam’s custom 8th Edition Zone Mortalis rules. You can find those rules on the Masters of the Forge website.

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Geek Nation Tours

Be sure to let us know what missions you’d like us to try next!

Email: mastersoftheforge@gmail.com

Twitter: @mastersofforge

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mastersoftheforge/

Freeboota Forums: http://www.thefreebootaz.com/forum/forum.php