As much as I would love to continue plowing through my Chaos Marines with painting, maybe more like a steady movement of progress, I will be busy preparing the second Fratris Salutem.
Fratris Salutem is a 40K hobby event I created a few years ago that we ran at Crossroad Games, the local shop. Unlike most events where it’s about you kicking in heads to walk away with a trophy, Fratris Salutem focuses on a team. See, it’s the Imperium against the Forces of Chaos in what is effectively a three game campaign with lots of players fighting for their side. There’s a story to the day, the missions follow that story and during the game there’s cool events that occur that impact all players. It’s pretty awesome.
The event takes place on May 23rd, which is a lot closer than it seems when you have to plan a big event. At the moment I’m wrapping up the player packet, way later than I planned but still early enough. I’ll have to go over some logistics with the store owner and get working on building trophies. Of course, I have to create the missions for the day and get those play tested. I also have to…you get the idea; I’ll be damn busy for a while.
As much as I enjoy working on my army, Fratris Salutem is a blast. The first time I ran an event was the first Fratris and it was way more fun to run than I thought it would be. To see everybody having a great time at an event you created is just an awesome feeling. So, it’s time to get the work in on it so everyone who comes this year enjoys it as much as the last, if not more.
For those interested, you can read the material from the first Fratris Salutem here. Contained in there is the player packet with storyline, and of course rules for the event. You can also find the three missions that were played and the story conclusion for that event. Of course this year will pick up where things left off last time. Should be fun.