The Orks Make Progress on Necrodermus
On the Ork space cruiser "World Killa", AWTY Dakkatoof had just finished getting his cybork put back on and made to work. He had a little more cybork than last time but at least he could walk now. “Right then boys, lets get back down to the planet and get into the fight” AWTY spoke to his biker gang. The nobs rolled their bikes to the transporter and circled around the platform. AWTY rolled on into the center and yelled at the mek to pull the lever. With a circling motion and a gurgling sound the nob bikers and AWTY were sent down to the planet.
Meanwhile down on the planet
Big Mek Gitburna was trying to figure out how to weld this living metal stuff together. He had the wreckage of 3 necron monoliths as well as many small bits and pieces of all the toasters that they had killed. Yet no matter what he tried the stuff would not stay together. He was getting a bit frustrated that his dream of a living stompa would take longer than planned.
Just then a truck drove up and skidded to a stop just before running into Gitburn. A nob with a blue shirt got out and started yelling at him. “We think we found that book thing you was looking for” he said with a smile. Gitburna looked away from his welding project and turned to face the nob. “Where?” he asked. The nob replied “in the valley a few hills from here, but there is a problem”. “What problem” Gitburna said with a scowl thinking he was about to get extorted for more teef. “Them humies has beat us to it, and are digging it up right now”, the nob pointed in the general direction of the book, not so much as to indicate direction but to show off the rather large klaw that the nob had.
Gitburna was thinking, he thought he was thinking so hard that his brain was smoking, until he looked down and saw that he had left his burna on and had just cooked his squig. “Lets go get dat book before the humies can muk up our plans for da living stompa” all the while torn between wanting the book in the hope that it told the secret to welding living metal, and wanting to eat the freshly cooked squig. Gitburna started yelling for everyone to mount up and roll out, there was krumpin to do. He grabbed his cooked squig and jumped into the battle wagon with the flash gits and Badrukk. The whole army disappeared over the hill before Gitburna could take the first bite.
With a flash of light and the sound of running water AWTY and his bikers materialized into form. He looked around, nothing, not a single ork for as far as the eye could see. Of course he was in a valley so the hills didn’t help, but the fact of the matter was that the Ork army had disappeared. AWTY sat on his bike and wondered what to do next. Suddenly he heard booming coming from across the hills. “That’s gunfire boys, lets get stuck in” and the biker gang revved their engines and headed towards the sound of the fight, hoping they could get there before the fighting ended and they missed out on krumpin something.
This is a fight between Commissar Fuklaw and myself. The mission is “Surprise Attack” from the “Battle Missions” book. The victory conditions have been changed from kill points to holding on to the one objective, the mysterious book of the necrons. The IG will start deployed on the board and in position with the book in the center. The Orks will come on and try to take it from them. After all it was nice of the humies to do all that digging and find the book.Click on the pictures for a full size view
AWTY Dakkatoof, warboss on bike, PK, cybork, squig
Gitburna, Big mek KFF, burna, heavy, cybork,BP
4 truck loads of boys, 12 boys, nob with PK, heavy, and BP
4 trucks red, ram, plank
6 nob bikers big choppas, cybork, Waagh banna, BP
The Green Baron, deaf copta, TL rockits and saw
Skorcha buggy with red paint
Rockit buggy, trakks and red paint
15 burna boys 3 are meks with KMB
Battle wagon, red, grots, deff rolla, armor, 2 big shootas
10 flash gits dakka, shootier, pain boy, Capt Badrukk
Battle wagon, red, grots, ram, kill kannon, 1 big shoota
The Brovo Centauri Fighting 111th
Lord Commisar Fuklaw, power weapon, carapace armor, refractor field
Lord Commander Gabriel Korrigan, (same rules as Ursarker Creed)
Command squad, missile launcher, Color Sgt Sithen DiVerdigris, Astropath, Master of ordinance, riding in a Chimera with multi laser and hull flamer
Guardsman Noldar (same as Marbo)
Psycher battle squad 9 with overseer in chimers multi laser and hull flamer
Valkyrie, lascannon and rockit pods
Valkyrie, lascannon and rockit pods
Leman Russ, battle cannon, heavy bolter, and heavy stubber
Executioner, plasms cannon, hull heavy bolter, plasma sponsons, heavy stubber
Hell Hound with hull heavy flamer
Veteran Squad 10 one is sgt with melta bomb,3 melta guns, demolition charge, shotguns, armor
Platoon command squad, 5 one is junior officer
5 infantry squads, 10 with sgt and autocannon
(note: I may have missed some equipment as the list was confusing to read)
The orks moved on.
on one edge two trucks and the skorcha, on another the two battle wagons, on another two trucks and the rockit buggy, and on the fourth AWTY and his biker gang with the Green Baron. On the far edge one load of boys got out of their truck right in front of an infantry squad, and one truck dropped its plank on a chimera, the skorcha moved 13 to get a bead on another squad of guardsman.
The skorcha kills 5, the flash gitz fire at the command chimera, Badrukk gives himself 2 wounds but save, the rest of the shots bounced off, the kill kannon killed two of the junior command squad, and that squad went to ground. The blue shirts shoot their pistols killing 3, the bikers dakka gun a squad out of existence causing 12 wounds. Both the rockit buggy and the Green Baron fired at Valkyries and miss.
The blue shirt boys kill all the guardsman who killed one in return and consolidate 5 inches towards the center. The truck that planked the chimera blows it up, the explosion kills two blue shirt boys, 2 guardsmen from the 5 man squad, and 7 psyker passengers, who pass their LD.
The IG turn
Both valkyries move 12, one drops off its squad of vets behind the BW full of flamers, the tanks and command chimera move 6, the 3 man squad moves its flamer to line up on the blue shirt boys. The psychers move and then run towards the command chimera.
The vet squad got the order to bring it down and blew up the burna boys wagon, the KFF failed to stop any of the melta shots, the explosion killed 4 of the vets and 5 of the burnas who passed their LD. An autocannon wounds the Green Baron, another immobilized the truck with the red pants boys, the Leman Russ tank shot scattered to nowhere, the executioner killed two nob bikers and put a wo]und on the BP nob and the boss. The medusa got a second immobilize on the red pants truck taking the big shoota. The valkyrie glanced the rockit buggy and rolled a 1. The other valkrie shot rockets at the burna boys and killed 3 more flamers, the hell hound flamed the flamers and killed 6 more, the lone mek passed his LD. Lord Commisar Fuklaw’s chimera multilasered the Green Baron taking his final wound.
The vet squad assaulted the lone mek and killed him. Consolidating 4 towards the flash git wagon.
The red pants boys get out of their truck and move towards the squad that immobilized their truck. The brown boot truck goes over and drops a plank on the colossus. The blue shirt boys move towards the medusa and 3 man squad, the gold boys truck drops them off on the sandbags of the center position. The boss and his bikers move towards the tanks, the git wagon moved 6 towards the center, the rockit buggy moved into a crater to get lined up on a valkyrie, the skorcha lined up on another squad.
The kill kannon got a direct hit on the command chimera, destroying it, the command squad gets out. The flash gits open fire, Badrukk acrually causes 2 wounds, and the gits kill all the rest of the command squad except Fuklaw and Korrigan. The skorcha kills another 5 guardsmen who pass their LD, the big shootas from the trucks shoot at the valkyries and all miss.
The blue shirt boys multi assault the colossus and the 3 man squad, the nob and one boy on the tank and the other 4 boys on the guardsmen, the colossus is destroyed by the nob and the orks kill the sgt and the flamer but the weapons team stays with one wound. The black boot boys kill the medusa, the nobs and AWTY cause 6 penetrating hits and one glance, the three penetratings destroy the executioner, and the three penetrating and the glance take all the weapons from the Russ and stun it. The gold boys jump into the sand pit with the junior command squad the guardsmen swing first (I am too cheap to give boys grenades) and they kill two boys, the remaining 10 kill the rest of the command squad taking the objective, the red pants wipe out the squad they attacked and consolidate 5 spreading out to try to avoid some template damage.
The IG turn
The manticore comes on in the corner and guardsman Noldar comes in near the skorcha. The two valkyries move for better position, the vet squad moves to the rear of the git wagon, the psychers move into coherency with Fuklaw, the hell hound moves to line up on red pants, the “shunned” Russ moves to block the path of the bikers.
The vets miss the git wagon, but the valkyrie destroys it, the gitz get out and pass their LD. The other valkyrie shoots the gitz and causes one wound. Infantry squad shoots the black boot truck getting a krunch so the black boots step out. The hell hound kills 3 red pants and 4 black boot boys. Guardsman Noldar gets a glance on the skorcha destroying the weapon. The manticore shoots at the gits, the first pie plate scattered way off but the second plate hit home and killed 4 of the gits (darn insta-death) making the manticore a high priority revenge target.
The blue shirt boys killed off the last guardsman (who wiffed btw) and consolidate 5 towards a truck.
The bikers move around the wall of dead tanks, 3 of them can now see the command squad. The skorcha tries to tank shock guardsman Noldar who death or glories and gets the glory as the skorcha explodes, wounding Noldar but he made his save. The blue shirts get into a truck and move towards the manticore. The flash gitz move towards the hell hound, and Gitburna moves towards the vet squad. The brown boots move towards the last squad of guardsmen, the gold boys pick up the objective and move towards the board edge, then run some more. The red boys move towards Noldar, and the rockit buggy tried to move out of the crater but immobilized itself.
The bikers dakka gunned the command squad causing a lot of wounds but they were all save except one on Korrigan. The flash gitz fired and glanced off both flamers from the hell hound.
Gitburna charges the vets. Why I didn’t just flamer them and get it over with… I guess Gitburna wants to be like a warboss, and wiffed all his I4 power weapon attacks, the vets hit back and cause 2 wounds of which he saves one, and then passes his LD. The black boots charge the last squad of guardsmen killing all of them except the weapons team for a loss of only 1 ork, the team failed its LD and got away running 5. The black boots consolidated towards the command squad. The red pants did not roll high enough for terrain and fail the charge against Noldar.
Noldar moves through cover and meets a valkyrie that picks him up. The wounded Russ moves towards the gold boys. The weapons team fails their get back into the fight and runs another 5. The command squad moves toward the other valkyrie, but even with run run run, don’t get far enough to get aboard.
The valkyrie rockets the black boots killing two, who then fail their LD, the boss pole hits a boy who makes his save, and then they fail their LD again running towards the fleeing weapons team. The manticore drops a plate on the gold boys, it scatters an but still kills 2, who fail their pinning test. The other valkyrie drops a missile on the red pants boys killing all but three, who fail their LD, the boss pole kills another, and they refail their LD and start heading for the board edge.
The vets kill Gitburna but lose two, and consolidate 4 towards the valkyrie.
The bikers move around the dead tanks and line up on the command squad. The blue shirts bounce across terrain and dismount next to the manticore. The red pants keep running, and the black boots only run away 3 through the crater. The gitz move towards Noldars valkyrie.
The dakka guns kill Kerrigan and put 2 wounds on Fuklaw. Badrukk stuns, the valkyrie and the gitz all miss, but because of extra armor it is only shaken. The fleeing black boots shoot their sluggas at the vet squad killing the sgt, and the melta gun trooper failed his LD and fled off the board.
The blue shirts assault the manticore destroying it, and the bikers assault Fuklaw, the big choppas and painboy caused 7 wounds and Fuklaw rolled four 1’s and three 5’s for saves, so he died. The bikers consolidated 4 spreading out.
The weapons team fled off the board. The psychers got on the valkyrie and it moved flat out towards the gold boys, the other valkyrie moved flat out to get near the gold boys, and the weaponless hell hound also moved flat out to get to the gold boys. The wounded Russ moved towards the gold boys.
The Russ fired its stubber and killed two gold boys who passed their LD.
The red pants fled off the board. The blue shirts got back into their truck and bounced back across the terrain. The bikers moved underneath the psychers valkyrie, the gitz moved towards Noldars valkyrie, the gold boys passed their LD and stood up.
The gold boys ran 5 more with the book towards the edge. The gitz and Badrukk again multi stun Noldars valkyrie that became shaken due to armor. The bikers dakka gunned the other valkyrie getting 5 glances and immobilized it. The valkyrie crashed and the two psychers got out unscathed and passed their LD.
The Bikers assaulted the two psychers and killed them consolidating towards the wounded Russ.
The wounded Russ moves real close to the gold boys, the hell hound and valkyrie move to block the gold boys.
The heavy stubber kills two more gold boys.
He then rolled a 1, so the game ended. Victory to the Orks for finding the tablet. Too bad that the one ork who could have read it is now in the pain boy ward. I rolled a 7 head wound, so Gitburna won’t be of much use next fight as I am sure the necrons will be very interested in recovering the book.
I forgot to take pictures as the game grew to a close, so hopefully Commisar Fuklaw has a few of the end game pictures.
Towards the end there, we made a couple of mistakes, but it was after midnight and we had both worked that day, we just didn’t notice them then. I did not discover them ‘till I read my notes this morning while doing the battle report. We will just chalk it up to fog of war (and lack of coffee)
Commisar Fuklaw is an exceptional player and an even more excellent sportsman who fought on to the end. Even with minimal units he still had a plan, he was going to drop Noldar, then with the heavy stubber and valkyrie weapons kill the last 4 orks, then have Noldar take the objective and hopefully consolidate off the board. Yes folks it was that close, good thing he rolled a 1, because turn 6 could have been a surprise ending.