Sunday, 23 February 2014

Worcester War 2 review part 2

After a strong start I knew my next opponent would have had an equally strong result in the first round. It turned out to be LUKODAKKA.

His list was:
10 terminators
5 terminators
2 psi dakka dreads

This was a close combat knightmare, 2+ saves and power weapons. I knew I had to keep away from him and use my better maneuverability to my advantage.

The mission we got was 6 objectives with different values with the hammer and anvil setup.

This game went to and fro throughout. In my turn I was able to shoot his units and in his turn he assaulted in and got me. Eventually my extra numbers just held out and by turn 5 I had wiped him out. All I had left was khan, 1 biker, and my 2 talons. The result did not show how close the game was.

With 2 wins, both very strong I knew the last game would be against an equally tough opponent and we would be playing for the title!

The game was against Dale. I played him first last year. That was a close game then, as I was losing at the end of turn 5 but luckily it went to turn 7 where I had enough bodies to wipe him out. He was playing a similar lists to last year. 

He took:

5 terms
2x5 strike squads 
Land raider
2 dreadknights

We played 5 objectives with a vanguard assault setup. 1st turn night fighting.

I went first and had a complete blood rush and piled everything forward and shot at the knights......FAIL. Not a wound caused and I ended up wishing charge range of his deadly stuff.
His turn and he assaulted in and wiped out the grav gun squad and khan!
Big trouble!
I needed a rethink of how to get out of this mess. So melta gums turned towards the land raider and blew it sky high. Then everything else focused everything on a knight. 
Another stroke of luck this turn was that a strike squad mishapped and were taken by the warp. Less guns to aim at me! The next few turns I was able to take more wounds off the big stuff from shooting and eventually by turn 5 he only had 2 strikes left where I had a few bikes and the talons left.

The game ended with another solid win for me.

3 out of 3 and my title defended

I was impressed with the marine bikes. They had resilience and great firepower. In combat they were very weak even with khan and a librarian. Against the grey knights these 2 guys were unable to cut the mustard.

I do like bikes and they looked great. I still have another full squad to make up.

Up next though I have a few inquisitor retinue models to complete and a new squad of sternguard to paint. I also must crack on and get some scenery done. Paula and mike have inspired me with what they have done for the the event.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Worcester War 2 review part 1

This was the first event in a while where I had the army ready a few days before. There was no need for late night painting!
Here is the army I took.

It consisted of:

Khan on Moondakken
Librarian on a bike
8 bikes vet sarg power fist 2 grav guns and an attack bike with multimelta

8 bikes vet sarg power fist 2 melta guns and an attack bike with multimelta

8 bikes sarg combi plasma 2 plasma guns and an attack bike with multimelta

5 bikes sarg combi flamer 2 flamer and an attack bike with heavy bolter

2 stormtalons a one with lascannons and one with sky hammer missiles

I felt it was pretty balanced and would give me plenty of mobility, but I would have to be careful about not being bogged down or caught by any monstrous creatures.

Game 1: against Tau! Double riptide trouble and a load of broadsides! This was a game against Lian who had posted a video about his preparation to the event.

I was really worried about facing something like this. Marker lights to remove cover, big nasties and lots of guns.

2 bits of luck occurred before turn 1, I got enfeeble as a power and I stole the initiative. This combined with my initial scout move allowed all my bikers to get in range and take a lot of stuff out. First to go was the path finders, 3 flamer templates made short work of them. Grav guns and melta shots took out a squad of broad sides while enfeeble on the riptide a made my bolter shots twice as effective.
One side of his line was starting to collapse and as I had concentrated over one side on his turn one he was not able to get clear shots on my guys during his shooting. In my turn 2 enfeeble combine with S5 hammer of wrath attacks was very potent. One bit of bad luck was a talon being intercepted and shot down.
By the end if this turn his commander had failed to turn up from reserve and he only had a riptide with 2 wounds left and 3 fire warriors. My shooting phase on turn 3 finished these off and I claimed the win.

A solid start to this event...more to follow.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Da Bosses Shiny New Ride

Hey All

Yippee! I've finished all the painting for my Ork army for Worcester War II this weekend.
Boss Bluddtoof has a shiny new ride, a big mean warbike, the lovely Forgeworld one. It's a really nice model and I'm well pleased with the finished look, I've gone a bit brighter on the red and he's got more pure white teef than usual cos I want him to really stand out on the table, I may go back at a later date to add some weathering and bring more in line with the rest of the army.
The red's been a little tricky since the release of the newest paint range from GW, as I started painting my Orks back in '98 or '99 and the colours have changed markedly since then, but hey who ever said Orks should be ooniform?
Anyway I look forward to seeing you all and your armies at WWII on Saturday if you're going.
In the meantime here's a few piccies of the new Bluddtoof.........

That's it for now,


Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Worcester War 2 is just around the corner.......

Hi All,

So firstly I get the express satisfaction in stating everything is ready for the War...  I really hope everyone has a great time.

This as it happens is not the real reason for my post, tonight one of the attendees of WW2 has posted a video blog about his preparations for WW2, his thoughts on army selection, rules pack and painting.  To put it simply I thought it was great and insightful on the mindset.  As although I have run tournaments I haven't really played in that many.  To be honest I prefer the campaign weekend feel.  Also with my medical issues I tend to run out of steam towards the end of the day or weekend.

Anyway I digress and actually feel the urge to digress further,  Lians video amongst other things has made me think about the content I often post here on code40k.  I often just post up pictures of completed models and scenery.  Whilst that is nice it doesn't necessarily have content that others find useful.  I guess what I vow to do is maybe have a real look at how I post and the effort I put into it.  I still morn the loss of Ron "From The Warp" his was a truly interactive blog backed up with a higher level of talent than what I possess I might add.

After the war it will allow me the option of pursuing some of my own hobby objectives and I think today I might just have set a new one.  A simple to say improve your content DOC!  Anyway digress over...  Lians video is a good watch and he will be covering the event also.  So please watch it here.  Also to state for players at the event with a good camera.  I will be setting up a flickr group which allow everyone to upload to after the event.

Thats All Folks

DOC out

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Four Little Red Tanks (and their Bigger Brother!)

Hey Everyone,

I've been busy getting my Orks ready for Worcester War 2 over the last few weeks, not much left to do now. The most recent additions to my Space Orks are a small sqwodrun of Grot Tanks and a Grot Mega Tank.
Here's a few pics......

Just a new warboss to finish off now and a minor conversion on a kan. See you all at the weekend!


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Worcester War 2 - The Scenery

Good Evening All,

Worcester War 2 is next Saturday and myself and Inner Mech have been very busy with the terrain.  For my part I'm now all finished.  The rest of this post will be simply a few photos of the new scenery pieces put together for WW2:

This is just the tip of the iceberg of the new scenery we have done, post event lots of pictures will be shown.

Signing off