Orks are Officially Da Best!!!

Ork_Freebooterz_WarbossHowdy everyone, Severus here.  Today, I wanted to finally report on how that tournament my FLGS was holding.  Just as a refresher to anyone, it was an 1850pt tournament using ITC FAQ and had 3 rounds.  Round one was the relic with hammer and anvil deployment.  Round two was crusade with 4 objectives in vanguard strike deployment.  Round three was the scouring (all objectives worth 3 points) with dawn of war deployment.  I of course, brought the ork list I have been practicing with for a few weeks.  We had a good turn out for our little gaming group, with 8 players showing up.

  • Combined Arms Detachment
    • Mek, Slugga and Choppa (joins ‘Eavy armor boys)
    • Big Mek, ‘Eavy Armor, Kustum Force Field (joins tankbustas)
    • Grukk Face Rippa (joins ‘Eavy armor boyz)
    • 2 Mega Nobz with kill saws and Boss Mega Nob with kombi skorcha, trukk
    • 11 Tankbustas with Boss Nob (rides in a battle wagon)
    • 15 boyz with slugga, choppa, and ‘Eavy armor, Nob with power klaw and ‘Eavy armor (rides in a battlewagon)
    • 11 boys with slugga and choppa, nob with power klaw and boss pole, trukk
    • Deffkopta with twin-linked rokkits
    • Deffkopta with twin-linked rokkits
    • Deffkopta with twin-linked rokkits
    • Battlewagon with big shoota
    • Battlewagon with big shoota
    • 3 mek guns with traktor kannons
  • Combined Arms Detachment
    • Pain Boy (joins mega nobz)
    • Pain Boy (joins ‘Eavy armor boys)
    • 11 boys with slugga and choppa, nob with power klaw and boss pole, trukk
    • 11 boys with slugga and choppa, nob with power klaw and boss pole, trukk
    • 11 boys with slugga and choppa, nob with power klaw and boss pole, trukk

I had three really good games against great opponents.  Round one was against my friend Josh and his Salamanders.  I about crapped a brick when I saw his list.  It had tons of flamers and multi-meltas.  Of course Vulkan was there to add more fire to the fight.  Topped off by two thunderfire cannons and this list had all the tools to pop my transports and roast the orks when they were out.  Heck, with flamers, he could burn the orks IN the transports.  I took a ton of casualties, but was able to get my mega nobs onto the relic and jump them into an empty battlewagon eventually.  Round one for the Orks!

Round two was against another friend, John, and his tyranids.  His list featured 3 flying hive tyrants with all sorts of guns, a barbed hierodule, a swarmlord, and then tons of those spore mines, ripper swarms, and mucolid spores.  I was able to knock down and kill two of the flying hive tyrants in turn 3. After that is was just a matter of staying alive and getting onto the objectives. Orks held two to the nids one.  Another Ork Victory.

So, last round I was on the top table against another friend, A-Bomb, (sensing a theme yet).  He brought Blood Angels!  He had two tac squads in rhinos, an assault squad, a baal predator, a small unit of sanguinary guard with Dante, and a stormraven packed with death company, a chaplain, and a death company dread.  It was a close fight, with a really back and forth feel to the game.  In the end, Grukk was able to beat Dante, the death company, the chaplain, and the death company dread.  That pretty much gave me my whole left flank with one unit.  I had three objectives to his one.  A third Ork Victory!

With that, the Orks proved da iz da best!  I am honestly surprised I did so well with them.  I thought my list had potential, but I figured I wouldn’t make it against some of the other competition.  I had some good match ups, so that helped.  There was a two knight list with iron hands, not sure what my orks would have done there.

The best part about all this is I won some store credit.  I have recently picked up the Skitarii book.  With that credit to start me off, I think I am going to start a small allied force of Skitarii to work with my Clan Sorgol Iron Hands.  More on that later.  In the mean time, this is Severus saying have a good one and take it easy.

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