Copyright © 2022, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Thursday, 19 May 2022

Waaagh Scrivs and the Stinkies


Yesterday Peter and I met up at Warhammer World for another game of Warhammer 40K. I took the Orks as usual, Pete spun the roulette wheel of selecting from his many armies and used his great looking Death Guard.

Both of us had forgotten to pack our rule books, what a pair of supposedly mature chaps we are, so we decided to use Tempest of War for our game instead, which was great as I've been hoping to do that for a while.

We ended up with opposite quarter deployments and a capture/scan for the primary objectives. I cannot exactly recall what Peter used, some Warlord, a Psyker, another character, a unit of Terminators, two units of Marines, two huge units of Pox Walkers, a large vehicle with a mortar, two floaty flamer things and a buggy thing with plasma cannons.

I took Warlord, Weirdboy, two units of Boyz, two units of Beast Snaggas, one unit of Grots, a Mek, a unit of Nobs, two units of Deffkopters, two Deff Dredds and for the first time a unit of Killa Kans and the newly painted Trukk.

Pete took first turn and had a great first psychic and shooting phase, pretty much wiping out one of the units of Boyz, a couple of Deffkopters and a Killa Kan, but was unable to get any points from secondary's. I "First turn Waaaghed" and was into him quickly, a unit of Nobs was Da Jumped into his rear and the Boyz let rip with the shootas into the Pox walkers and charged mob handed, the Nobs tore into the plague shooting mortar thing. By the end of the turn I had picked up 10 points of secondary's.

Turn two and things got a bit messy, the terminators and unit of marines in reserve were bought on and the Trukk was badly shot up along with most of the Nobz, but remained in the game holding the objective. The damned pox walkers and some orb thrown at it put a ton of mortal wounds on my Warboss who expired, but the lads were generally still in the game. Peter was still unable though to score any of his secondary's and was rapidly burning through his CP.

In retaliation the remaining couple of Nobz mashed up the mortar thing some more and the Pox walkers were pretty much wiped out to a man, the Marines that charged my Trukk full of shooters took three wounds from opportunity fire, who says Orks cannot shoot, well me mostly!

Mission rules meant no Warlord, no CP for me so Deff Dredd and Kopters joined in the big mash up in the middle and put paid to a pair of the Deathguard characters while the other Deff Dredd joined in the Trukk fight and the Orks debussed into combat. Mush mashing up ensued.

The Deathguard Psyker survived but double sixed is next psyker test putting six wounds on the Deff Dredd and three wounds on himself!

We had to call at the end of turn four as I needed to get back to work, I'd been slowly racking up the primary points, but had really scored big on the secondary's giving the Orks a solid victory.

Great game again, we usually play every other week, but Peter is away next time so it's likely to be late June or July before we get to battle again.