|"'Ey, gimme da prize!!!"|
"Dare can be only one ya git!"
So I pulled out my Open War cards and we chose the Deployment Zone that would be easiest to set up and get us right into the thick of action. The Objective was The Prize, a fitting objective really as we won't have to be bothered at all with VPs, just obtaining The Prize. The Prize will be represented by a nice banner model that Cheef has. The Twist was that this was occurring during a Warpstorm. The Cheef has a Weirdboy in his army so at least that wasn't a wasted twist. We determined that he was the underdog in this tussle, so we had him draw a Ruse card.
|Yes, it's upside down, and no, I can't be bothered to fix it.|
With my Boyz in the center of the table, I had the Lootas in the ruins directly behind them set up to provide support. to their right, my mass 'o Grots were gathered to act as a shield for the Big Mek in the old White Dwarf Bunker. Overhead, the Dakkajet was zooming low to support it's team below. Opposing this force was the big mob of Boyz accompanied by the Warboss Krump & Pittance and a Weird Boy
|My Rightside (on the left of this pic).|
On the other side of the table, my Shoota Boyz were gathered and ready to riot. The Warboss, Ror-Ruk, was directing the operation from his Trukk. On the opposing side, the massive Matillda Battlewagon loaded down with Tankbustas was readying to meet my challengers. They were backed up by two Ork artillery pieces. Using a Ruse card, the Grot land tank was removed and reappeared behind my forces, positioned to attack the Lootas. Da Cheef placed his Kommandos in reserves.
|My Leftside (on the right of this pic).|
|My Orks 1st turn movement.|
|Lots of dakka!|
|Left Flank Charge.|
|A big brawl of rolling green...|
|Tear it up ladz!|
|"Target acquired mateys!!!"|
The Boyz mob that had taken so much abuse from me in my turn one was augmented by the Weirdboy, and after some nasty retaliation, and an assist from the Warboss, not only was my Slugga Boyz unit wiped out, but they had now captured the flag!
|Turning the tide!|
Turn 2, and in a desperate ploy to save the Warboss I redirected what firepower I could against the rival Tankbustas. My Warboss shot one of the Tankbustas in the head, "Dats for wreak'n me favorite Trukk!" The Shokk Attack Gun added to the attack but it was the Dakkajet that finished off the Tankbustas, killing them all. The pilot cracking with glee as he avenged the loss of his jet from the last time he encountered these guys.
|Revenge is dish best served with dakka!|
Ror Ruk the Warboss, disappointed that his Shoota boys still hadn't wreaked the Battlewagon, charged in and finished it off with a proper bash with his klaw!
|...and they fell all over themselves with glee!|
|The Kommandos risk it all.|
...but instead found the rival Warboss! He was a bit shot up, but that never stops two warbosses from having it out! Ror Ruk charged in and wacked him good with his powerklaw, taking out Krump & Pittance, whose axe was still dripping in grot and Runtherd blood.
|"Dat Boss iz look'n atz us, load da kannons!!!"|
Safe behind a ruin, the Weirdboy held onto Da Prize. I would be hard pressed indeed to try to take it from him at this stage. However the raging warpstorm overwhelmed the Weirdboy when he attempted to cast a power, and he was overwhelmed by the cascade of warp energy and was pulled into the warp! The banner was now abandoned, with nothing left of the Weirdboy but a few sparkles of crackling warp energy fluttering on the wind...
|"Oooh... me 'ead urtz!"|
|Da final charge.|
|"Dis fing 'as gotta go!"|
Turn 4 and with shooting from the Shoota Boyz the Grot Megatank is destroyed! With its final destruction the opposing force has been tabled. We leave this world with Ror Ruk the Warboss searching the ruins, wreckage and bodies for The Prize. Not sure if he ever found it, but with the Dakkajet circling the field trying to spot it maybe he did after the fact?
What a good mash-up that was! So many bodies on both sides! We made some mistakes, sure, to be expected since we don't get to play like we used too, but we had such a good time that we just didn't care. We played very late into the night and into the early hours of the next morning, but time matters not when the Waaagh! Is underway! Thanks to Da Masta Cheef and Wolfy for hosting me that evening and providing us with a yummy pre-game meal. It was all awesome fun!