My FLGS, Crossroad Games, hosts two large annual events for 40K. We have the Standish Standoff in the fall and then in the spring we have another one. The last name of the spring event being the April Assault, though the name will be different this year, as will the event.
Last spring was the first time we ran that 40K event and it was basically a mini version of the larger Standish Standoff. This year we decided to do something different; something to set this a part from the Standoff. I had an idea. I saw in a YouTube video where instead of a tournament they had a HUGE 40K event that was basically the Heresy being played out. It wasn’t a day of seeing who could climb to the top, it was about having a good time with fellow players and seeing which side would be victorious. Here’s the video if you’re interested. It’s pretty cool.
I volunteered to be the head judge of the event. Basically we take turns, of those willing to volunteer, running these events so that no player misses more than one in a row. It was my idea and only seemed fitting that I volunteer for it.
The fluff basis for the event is something I’m working out and any help on the subject would be great. My basic idea revolves around the 2nd and 11th legions, the ‘missing’ legions. From what I’ve read it’s speculated that the 13th legion, the Ultramarines, took on the Marines from the 2nd and 11th legion as their size swelled prior to the Heresy. Of course nobody knows for sure what happened to the 2nd and 11th but it’s been strongly hinted at in the Black Library books for the Heresy that the Space Wolves destroyed at least one of the legions, much as they had the Thousand Sons.
So, my idea is that the Ultramarines did indeed take on the Marines of those legions, at least those that were left, and know what happened not only to those legions but also the Primarchs. The rough concept is that in the Ultramar system there resides a planet and hidden on that planet is a fortification that houses information pertaining to the two missing legions and the forces of Chaos are after that information. The reason Chaos is after that information is because, for the sake of the story, those two legions fell to Chaos prior to the heresy and the forces of Chaos are hoping to find that information and hopefully the Primarchs to bring them into the fold and rebuild their legions.
If anyone knows more on the subject I’d appreciate any help. The fact the fluff regarding those two legions isn’t set in stone is what allows me to play with it but I would like to ensure that it’s as accurate as possible based on what little information there is.
Once I have the fluff nailed down I’ll be proceeding to work on the missions for the event as I want the fluff to drive the missions. So, that’s where I’m at now.