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Combat Patrol Campaign, need help with fluff...

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Greetings all.

I am in the creation phase of a Combat Patrol campaign that leads into a massive Apocalypse battle, for our local group "Brothers-In-Arms".

Here is the premise:

All Combat Patrol (40k in 40 min) rules apply, with the following addition. Each army is given a max 100 point reserve list that can only be swapped out between games. I have set the campaign on the planet Faustus Secondus (a planet of my own creation) which sets centrally in the galaxy. My initial thoughts were that the planet contained the remains of an ancient civilization and within that was discovered several pieces of very important Xenotech. Each race has sent small insertion forces (combat patrols) onto the planet in order to build and maintain control points thoughout the planet, with the intent of gaining a foothold which would allow them the resources to launch a massive worldwide assault. (this would be the grand battle between the top 2 victory point holders after 6 games)

What I need from you as a community is background motivation for each of the races on why they would take an interest in this planet and it Xenotech.

Thank you in advance for all your help. Each reply that contains a viable motivation will be acknowledged in the campaign notes and made known to the members of "Brothers-In-Arms"

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We could write an intro for each race/faction as a starter maybe?

Heres a sort of idea of what I mean. ( **** are blanks for facts you can fill in accoringly.)


Emperors Faith
Designation. Blade Class scout ship.
+++++ Transmit. Authorization code 07.23 BY .55678684656749v76557+++++

Accessing Navel code level Ac13f

Code accepted, clearance beta......

******* Sector+++ Segmentum ********


Faustus Secondus.[M40***]
Commander Erel Barnice.

Hostile contact made with two unknown ships believed to be Eldar Raiders.

We have destroyed one of the ships and the other fled after sustaining severe damage.

83% damage to the Emperors Faith.
Life support offline.
Engines offline.
91% casualties sustained.
Appoximatly 3hrs oxygen in undamaged decks.
Captian Raghen. Deceased.
Commissar Ele Dritch. Deceased. (Commendation for repulsion of boarders.see attachment 13if.)

This will be our last report. May the Emperor receive our souls. Commander Erel Barnice.

+++uploading file Faustus Secondus survey+++


As ordered we have carried out an orbital survey of the planet Faustus Secondus my Lords.

Our initial scans revealed:

That Fauustus Secondus is inhabited by a low tech race of reptilian bipeds, in a scattered poputation of tribal groups.
Technological levels reached; the highest achievement of thes xenos is stone building. Weapons threat negligilble.

These xenos seem to inhabit the ruins of what was once an advanced planet. City Plans can be made out from our scans.

Power spike located on largest continent of unknown type. Ground team despatched for further investigation. Contact lost immediately after planetfall.

Two unknown ships detected, ship to battle stations. Planet scan suspended.

May our faith be our shield and our rightiousness our sword.

Captian Jan Raghen.

+++Report Ends+++

Feel free to polish and correct it folks, its just an idea and there is plenty of gaps so that scenario details could be added.

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