This is the first time writing on the blog about something totally outside of the Warhammer & Warhammer 40,000 universe. But it feels close enough and I want to share my experience playing Monsterpocalypse for the first time.
Last week I was at Gen Con 2018. And I was able to play a ton of games and attend a ton of events. One of those events was a Monsterpocalypse tournament.
Last week I decided to play a 40k game with my buddy Mark. He has a bunch of armies and today he decided to pull out his Necrons.
It was the first time playing Necrons this edition and they are scary with their reanimation protocols every turn!
Mark and I wanted to play a simple mission so we rolled on the Eternal War table. We got Big Guns Never Tire.
I took a fairly typical ork list for me. Lots of armor and a bit mob of boys.
– Da Jump
– War Path
– 3 Big Shootas
I’m not entirely familiar with Necrons in this edition so I’ll try to list off the units I see.
10 Necron Warriors
10 Necron Immortals
Ghost Arc (even though it looks like an Doomsday Arc)
– The blue one has a cool anti tank gun
3 Tomb Blades
I deployed the last objective so I was able to choose deployment styles and I chose Spearhead Assault. I was thinking I could be 18″ away from my opponent but I didn’t think about how much space Mark had in his deployment zone and he deployed pretty far back. A mistake on my part.
I get first turn. I move all of my armor up and I get both Weirdboys out of the Morkanaut. They cast warpath and then Da Jump successfully on the big mob of boys.
While I wish I killed off two squads killing 66% of two squads is still pretty good.
To return the favor Mark moved up his Ghost Arc and deployed his warriors in rapid fire range. They killed ~10 or so boys which is pretty good shooting but not enough to save them.
A few more sh
I moved the boys up so they can charge the warriors. My Deff Dread charges the lone Tomb Blade killing it. My Morkanaut charges the Wraith and amazingly missed with every single attack (pretty hard to do when you roll 12 dice and you hit on 3+).
I charged the Necron warriors and almost wiped them out.
Mark fought back in his part of the turn by pulling back the warriors and shooting the orks with spare guns. Unfortunately it was too late. My armor hasn’t been touched and with the exception of a squad of immortals there isn’t much firepower left on the board.
We decided to call the game at the end of turn 2.
Not many armies are created that can handle 30 orks appearing on a flank. Even with a 10 man squad of necrons lighting up the orks they took all the shots and still killed them.
Mark had some good anti armor but he used it on my ork boys since that was the most immediate threat.
Mark want’s to try Tyranids next time. They have a lot of anti infantry so we’ll see how that goes.
I’m pretty proud to say that I was able to get everything done for this tournament. I was thrown a curveball once the rules were posted and I had to change my list quite a bit. But all things considered the minis turned our great.
There’s of course a few things I wish I could have spent more time on but overall I’m really proud of this army. Now to see if I can win a few games.
GengisCon is 2 weeks away and I’ve been painting like mad to get everything finished. I’ve finished a couple big units so I mostly have smaller units left to paint. And one big unit left to assemble and paint.
I also got my first test game in. I’ve played ~1 game with Orks in 8th edition so far so this was my 2nd and I learned a lot.
A month or so I signed up for a 40k tournament at GengisCon. I signed up before the tournament rules were posted and started working on my army. The official rules were just posted and now I see the mistake.
Battalion Detachment ONLY. No other detachment may be selected, and armies must be battle forged.
Matched play rules will be in effect, including adjustments made in Chapter Approved. Beta matched play rules will also be in effect.
The Ork codex for warhammer 40,000 8th edition hasn’t come out yet but with the announcement that Chapter Approved 2017 will include faction rules that means they’re finally getting some rules for their clans! I thought it would be fun to guess what the rules will be.
If you’ve been following my Instagram you might have seen that I’ve been working on Orks for the past few weeks. I got a squad of gretchin painted up as well as some Killa Kans. I’ll be posting pictures of those soon enough but I wanted to start with how I paint my Orks.
My completed Ork Nob squad
A combi rocket & combi skorcha
One Nob with a kill saw, one with two power claws, and one with a Huge Choppa.
My favorite Nob out of the bunch. I have him two power claws. Doesn’t do anything in 8th edition but it looks cool. I call him Red Skull.