It is the 39th Millennia, a time of darkness and constant war between humanity and the alien. In this never-ending nightmare, humanity fights to spread its light across an ever dark galaxy in an attempt to create new worlds for its people. In the Segmentum Obscurus one such system planets was been picked out for colonization; having been discovered by an Mechanicus probe. Thus does the Imperium send a colony force to the planet to set up a permanent settlement. However, all transmissions were lost with them by 39,445M and they were presumed lost. Now the race is on by not just the Imperial Colony Force (which falls under the Imperial Guard) but also from various other factions ranging from the Mechanicus to the Ecclesiarch.
However, humanity is not the only predator on the prowl. Other races have discovered these planet’s and there rich natural resources. From the Orks to the Eldar, Tau, and even other unknown alien races, they all are coming to conquer the system and claim it as their prize. Now the shadow of war spreads across this peaceful planet as the inevitable clash draws ever closer. Let Total War begin!
Ok, in the spirit of FOG and others like komanko
, I have decided to take a leap of faith and create another empire-building based RPG. Here is your chance to create an army from a pre-existing Warhammer 40k race, or create your own from a Warhammer 40k based species, and conquer the known system itself. I ask that if you join that you take a measure of commitment in creating a great story about an epic clash that’s about to happen. This is not a simple quick post RPG, and will require that you spend a little time writing down your races actions. Please be aware of this from the start. The following rules apply…….
1. No God-Modding. I’m more lenient than other, and I’ll understand if you want to work your story in with another player’s action, but do not control or dictate the other player’s actions.
2. Be fair, no mega weapons, no “Ganging Up” so to speak
. Let’s do this like men
3. All combat results will be done with a Combat Calculator that I have pre-designated. No arguing with the results.
4. I am God in the sense of what you get. You may request for additional troops, but in the end I will give you what works best for the story.
5. I am the GM; I reserve the right to change, alter, or boot anyone or anything that is getting out of line.
I don’t want people who will register then disappear, it’s very rude. Once or Twice a week people are what I’m looking for.
Alright, on to the fun part, below is the system which you will all be killing each other over (starting from the ones closets to the sun outwards).
Galbatorius: “Galba” as it has become known is mainly a volcanic planet, one that supports a thick atmosphere similar to Venus. There is little worth in this planet other than its unusually large amount of natural resources; specifically Tibian Gas used to power beam and laser weapons. However, the atmosphere blocks all scanning and communications so as to hide what really occurs on the planet’s surface. Only one continent stands above the sea of magma and it will be a challenge to whoever attempts to utilize this planet. No moons
Magnar: This planet is in the final stages of development as far as developing stars are concerned. The volcanic activity hear is minimal, and indeed some forms of vegetation and life have sprung into existence. Natural landscape with small lakes and large mountains. Has one moon, Magnar-1.
Yuli-459: This planet is a desert world, devoid of life; similar to Mars. It has little in the way of resources except its naturally occurring polar caps; which house a large amount of ice formations. Has some ancient ruins to the south of its equator that might be worth checking No moons
Yuli-450: This planet is mainly desert, with a curious small continent that is teaming with vegetation and life. The continent could support a small city with enough resources. Surrounded by oceans, with some mountains, make an ideal place for defense. No moons
Yuli Prime: the pride of the system, Yuli is a livable, breathable planet with four major continents and resources aplenty. Mountains, oceans, rivers, lakes, hills, plains, deserts, its another Terra in the making. Ideal for any race attempting to settle system. Two moons, Yuli’s Pride, and Yuli’s Joy, both orbiting at opposite sides.
Alright, so here we will discuss your race creation rules; and its rather short.
1. Warhammer 40k races must stick to the Codex in essence. No “going off the beaten path” so to speak. However, you can still be creative. You must crave out your own factions, but use the race rules.
2. If you decide to take an alien race, they must be alien, not human. They must be based on a preexisting 40k universe species, check Lexicanium.com if you’re not sure. Also, they must be some kind of intelligent life form with some kind of weapons. No Hrud or Flood type races here please.
3. You will each start out with 100 settlers, 1000 infantry, 20 vehicles, and a basic space fleet (consisting of your Capital ship with up to five escorts of any kind).
4. Be creative!!!
Any other question should be directed to me and I’ll assist you.
Alright, below is the system of how we will conduct the actual game. In each post you fill out the following sections…
Blah Section: (Not literally its name, but this is where you tell the story from your commanders point of view)
Military Movement: (Consists of troop movements, settlement development, any building, supplies, and positioning.)
Military Actions: (Consists of engagements, fights, duels, and such)
Diplomatic Actions: (Consist of any diplomatic envoys, results, and the like.)
Space Actions: (Ship movements, calls for support, fleet actions and engagements)
Simple, too easy! Now please use the below template when developing your nations. They need a figure head and an identity. I ask that you please post a flag as well.
Leaders Name: Joe Shmoe
Age: (whatever, be young, be old)
Background: (give at least a basic background as to how he came to power. The rest is up to you)
Equipment: (your armor, weapons, additional tools of war that you bring)
Race’s Name: (Ex: Imperial, Tau, Ecclesiarch, Mechanicus, Ork, Dark Eldar (yes, I’ll allow them), Eldar, Necron, e.t.c.)
Army’s Name: (Ex: 101st Space Marine Force)
Description: (Tell a little about your militaries or Army’s specialties)
Space Force: (You have one large ship, a battleship, and dreadnought, whatever you heart likes, and then five small ships, usually destroyers, nothing big. The battleship is your forces center unless you request more space forces, so choose wises)