Saturday, 31 October 2009

Lootas and Warbikers.

I have been thinking about these two units for my 1500pt army. I can only use one of them. The rest of list will be 3 boy mobs in 3 battlewagons with a SAG mek and some grots hold my home objective. This leaves me with about 230 points to play with iirc. There are two options that I can see will be usefull.

Unit 1:
9 Warbikers
Nob with BP+PK

Fast enough to keep up with battlewagons and can quickly come to the aid of a boy mob if needed. The also have quite a bit of fire power. Can move to contset objectives if needed.

Are basicaly a tiny boyz mob, vulnerable to morale checks and won't perfom that well in cc despite the Klaw due to low numbers.

Unit 2:
Lootas mob

Immense amount of firepower. Hard to root out when in cover. Will be a favourable target for outflankers which could help the gretchin last longer if deployed far apart.

Low numbers make them vulnerable to morale checks like the Warbikers. Suck in combat. Will get shot to hell and back.

All things told its about even and I don't realy know what to do. Both have advantages that could be useful but I'm not sure what I need.

Anyway, Happy Halloween everyone!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

My first game!

I had my first game yesterday. No pictures for this game though, I forgot the camera (oops...).

My list isn't what I would want at 1000 points, its just 1000 points of whatever I have. So here is the run down.

PK, BP, Squig,'eavy Armour and Cybork Body.


Nobz x5
All have 'eavy armour, huge choppas and sluggas.
1 Waaagh! banner and 1 painboy.

26 chappa boys
1 Nob with PK and BP

22 Shoota Boyz
1 Nob with PK and BP
2 Big Shootas

3 Deffcoptas
Twin linked Rokkits
3 Big Bombs

Against my friends Jams' Eldar

Seer Council
Doom/Fortune Farseer
3 Destructor Warlocks

6 Scorpions With Exarch

4 Jetbikes with 1 shuricannon

2 Vypers with shuricannons

12 storm guardians
2 flamers
1 destructor warlock

5 pathfinders

2 lots of 5 Dire Avengers with Dire Sword Exarchs

We rolled Spearhead and bases. Going into the game I was a little worried because I didn't have a good camping option for my home objective. As long as I held it I was confident I could at least pull a draw. In the end I left my shoota boyz there with my SAG mek. That way I would have plenty of ablative wounds for my Mek and if he tried to claim my objective I would be able to give him a rough time of it. My Nobz went with the Warboss and were on a mission to hunt down his seer council while the choppa boyz wwould head straight for the objective to try and claim or contest the other objective and if push came to shove I would have my deffcopters swoop in for the contest.

I deployed and went first, not much to do except move forward. SAG Mek fired at the Avengers camping on his objective but failed to kill any of them. Deffcopters turbo boosted over the same squad and dropped the bombs failing to kill them again. The Eldar turn saw lots more movement and my boyz taking lots of hits but they were still ok.

Turn 2. I moved close to the Eldar, close enough that if I Waaagh!ed (eh?) I could reach them. So Waaagh! I did, he wasn't expecting this and I smashed my Boss into the council and my Choppa boyz into the Scorpions. Needless to say I won both combats well. Sag Mek missed again and almost hit the Coptas, coptas imobilised a Vyper. On the Eldar turn I suffered a bit, the storm Guardians laid the hurt on the nobz killing two of them with the flamers and Destructor, when they charged they didn't do so well but they did tie them up for a while. The other DAs charged my Choppa boyz but were cut down by the Nobz' Power Klaw.

The rest of the game saw my Choppas get whittled down to just 8 Orks by those Pathfinders and Vypers and the Storm Guardians kill another Nob. I managed to destroy both of the Vypers and the SAG still managed to do nothing. The Nobz and Choppaz killed the DAs on the objective claiming it for the win.

This battle could of gone alot worse and I think if the Council hadn't fluffed most of their attacks they could of done alot worse, especialy if they managed to get the destructors down and denied me the charge, I love the Warboss though, he's tough as hell!

I hadn't expected the list to do so well seeing as it was just what I had plus a pile of upgrades but oh well, I'll have to put it to the test more before I can realy make a Judgment. Today I had a rematch, I had the camera with me so I'll have pics for the batrep.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Forming a plan.

So far I don't have much in the way of models. 1 Black reach, 2 boxes of boyz, a metal Warboss and a SAG Mek. Not the best of armies but I can stretch it to 1k points which isn't bad. The thing is now I need a plan for how I'm going to expand.

Being Bad Moons I want my Orks to have all the toys. To start with they need a top-notch ride, I'm thinking of 3 Battlewagons simply because they are the biggest, flashiest pimpmobiles in the codex. I think I'll get one to start with. The thing is they are so extremely customisable I'm not sure what to do with it. I'm thinking 'Ard case, Killkannon, a Kannon and Rokkits. As you can see it will be a sit-n-shoot wagon, at least until I get 2 of them, then I'll run them around full of boyz and Deathrollas.

DFW Launches!

A little bit of history about what led to me making this blog. I'm a long time Mehreens and wanted to start something different. I had my eye on Eldar, not many people play them at my club and they looked like fun. So about 2 months ago I had a 1000pt army ready, I rolled up to my GW for the vets night and looked in horror as 4 other people were playing Eldar. I tried to stick with them but Eldar Vs Eldar is about as much fun as SM Vs SM. Back to the drawing board...

Cue da Orks! When I first started the hobby I got a Warboss and an Ork Battleforce. Being the little kid I was then I never even had the codex and they fell by the wayside as I discovered Mehreens. Rooting through some old carry boxes about a week ago I found the remains of those lost Orks and like a Mek dreaming of a Gargant, I had the idea to start up my Orks again. Now there wasn't much I could salvage from the old boyz, I have managed to get some and my old Warboss which I promptly repainted.

The inspiration for the blog came from reading Fritz', TKE's and Jawaballs' blogs among others and one night I started to get delusions of granduer about doing something of my own and here is the result, a blog to chart my progress with the Orks and with a title suggested by the nice people over at I'm set to go.