Valhalans vs. Orks - 3000 points

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Valhalans vs. Orks - 3000 points

Postby SRM » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:03 pm

Hey all! Haven't done a battle report in a long time. This isn't going to be a super detailed report of the battle itself, more a pic dump with some text. Pictures were taken by Dylan on his table, and he was my opponent for the day.

We had it set up with five objectives, one at the center of each quarter and one at the very center. They were all worth 1 point per turn, plus one point at the very end of the game. The center objective would grant 3 at the end.
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My forces were made up of:
A Militarum Tempestus Ground Assault Formation, a platoon of IG, a Shadowsword, and a Knight Errant, on loan from Dylan and painted in a sick Warp hunters scheme:
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He had:
A Killbursta, Stompa, Battlewagon full of Flash Gitz, Battlewagon full of MANz, and trukks with boyz:
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Deployment looked something like this:
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I had first turn and was prepared to open up on the Orks, but they stole the initiative! The Orks rushed up and caused a few hull points here and there, but didn't blow anything up.
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On my go I reshuffled some units around:
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This also involved surging my stormtroopers out to try and burst the killbursta:
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They put a few hullpoints down on it with their meltas, and one with a krak grenade!
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The Shadowsword takes aim at the Stompa...
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Target sighted! It hits and causes a few hullpoints of damage.
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The Orks retaliated, blowing up my Lord Commissar's ride and killing a few Stormies in the process. They later went on to hold a home objective while the Commissar joined a blob:
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The Killbursta also made short work of the lead Stormtrooper squad, leaving only the sergeant surviving. The Stompa used its supa-gatler and mulched one of the blobs as it advanced towards the Shadowsword:
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The MANz plus their warboss drove up and charged the Knight!
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I totally flubbed almost all of my dice rolls, killed one Nob, and the robot took another two out when the Warboss exploded it that round.

On my go, the Stormtrooper command squad and plasma squad disembarked from their vehicles and made short work of the Warboss and his retinue:
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The surviving sergeant from the lead Stormtrooper squad got up close and personal with the Killbursta, ripping hullpoint after hullpoint off it with his power fist:
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While the Shadowsword put more fire into the Stompa, it was the autocannon teams that were really doing the damage, putting a hullpoint or two down every turn!

The MANz' ride kept deffrolling around, not doing a whole lot:
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The Stompa waded past the infantry blob, killing all but the last three men since it couldn't get an angle on them. These three dudes included a meltagun, which went on to blow up the Flash Gitz' battlewagon in one shot! He was promptly murdered by the Gitz for his troubles. The Stompa got to grips with the Shadowsword, destroying it with its giant chainsword before being taken out in turn by a deluge of missiles and autocannon shots from the Tauroxes. The Gitz engaged in a firefight with the stronger of the two blobs, which had been pared down significantly:
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The Gitz were soon blown up by the Master of Ordnance with an Ignores Cover order thrown down by Company Command. This was pretty pivotal, as without the Gitz, Stompa, or MANz the Orks were pretty defanged. The next few turns involved the surviving Stormtroopers jumping back in their trucks and chasing down the Ork survivors. At game's end there were a couple Orks huddled up in a graveyard while the remaining Valhallans held four of the five objectives. Even with the points accrued turn by turn by the Orks, the Valhallans were able to take the day!
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All in all, it was a really fun game and a pretty balanced scenario. Even with super heavies, it was a pretty close game up until right near the end when things started swinging in favor of the Valhallans. It was super fun to break out the big toys and play on a fresh new table! Maybe in the future I'll get around to doing another crazy in-depth battle report.
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Re: Valhalans vs. Orks - 3000 points

Postby Nebushadnezar » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:11 am

It's fun to see some 40K action. Geeee, might even get me to read the new rulebook and take my thousand sons for a spin.
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Re: Valhalans vs. Orks - 3000 points

Postby tinfoil » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:29 am

This is inspiring stuff, thanks for posting, Campbell.

Damn, I do miss 40k....
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