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1250 Game: Necrons vs Orks — May 26, 2018

1250 Game: Necrons vs Orks

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.


1250 Point Ork Army
My 1250 point Ork army.

I took a fairly typical ork list for me. Lots of armor and a bit mob of boys.


Big Mek

Weird Boy
– Da Jump

Weird Boy
– War Path


29 Boys
– Nob
– 3 Big Shootas

20 Gretchin

10 Gretchin

Heavy Support

Deff Dread

Meka Dread


1250 Necron Army
Mark’s 1250 Necron army ready to deploy.

I’m not entirely familiar with Necrons in this edition so I’ll try to list off the units I see.

Necron Lord

10 Necron Warriors

10 Necron Immortals

Ghost Arc (even though it looks like an Doomsday Arc)

3 Wraiths

3 Wraiths
– The blue one has a cool anti tank gun

3 Tomb Blades

Triarch Stalker


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.

Necron Deployment
The Necrons deploy
Ork Deployment
The Orks deploy. Armor up front. Gretchin on either side to capture objectives & orks behind the armor ready for Da Jump.

Turn 1

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.

Ork Boys Assault
Ork boys used Da Jump to appear 9″ away. They made the charge and almost killed both the wraiths & tomb blades.

While I wish I killed off two squads killing 66% of two squads is still pretty good.

Ork Boys Consolidate
The tomb blade & wraith fall back and a squad of warriors deploys to try to shoot the orks.

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

Turn 2

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.

Wrap Up

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.



Brainstorming for Adepticon 2012 — June 17, 2011

Brainstorming for Adepticon 2012

Hello there,

I’ve been in a little bit of a 40k lull after Adepticon. I think the massive amounts of last-minute hobby work burnt me out and I have replaced some of my hobby time with other things like disc golf, board games, and even *gasp* women.

Fear not, I haven’t given up 40k completely. I have been brainstorming for next years Adepticon. My little gaming group has come up with some pretty exciting ideas, all of which will rock the socks off of the judges and other hobbyists. Onto the brainstorming!

Orks & Tau

The first idea that we came up with was a team consisting of Orks and Tau. The fluff behind the force would be something like the Tau were in communication with the Orks to incorporate them into the Tau Empire and the Orks being Orks only listened for a few seconds before deciding this was far too boring (read: peaceful) so they kidnapped the ethereals and are using them as hostages to black mail the Tau for equipment and support.

On the hobby side of things it would be cool to make an Ork force that has tons of Tau bits mixed in with every unit. The Tau could be modeled to have less equipment because they have been forced to give it all to their “allies”. I liked this idea so much that I actually whipped up a test model.

ork warbike
I love the Tau bits mixed into every part of the bike. Check out both tires, the bike gun, and the rifles in the ork's hand.


Eldar Corsairs

I have a friend (the one with the phantom titan) that has tons and tons of Eldar and he suggested that we build a force consisting of Eldar and Dark Eldar. We could use both forces to simulate Corsair Eldar which are basically Eldar that have given up the traditional ways in favor of pirating. Some of the Corsairs go so far as to seek out the Dark City and join them.

From a hobby perspective it would be awesome to make pirate Eldar that might not be as well equipped and might be a little more psychotic than their Craftworld brethren. We could convert a lot of the Craftworld Eldar with some Dark Eldar bits and even include a few Dark Eldar models to show how far some of the Corsairs have gone.

Fallen Grey Knights

How cool would it be to have some sort of Chaos themed Grey Knights? From a hobby perspective I would love to chaos-ify the Grey Knights – who wouldn’t? It would be awesome to have some close combat specialists with some jagged axes, ripped off armor plates, and maybe some skulls on a chain at their waist.¬† Or to have a Dreadknight with oozing joints, rusted metal, and some zombified driver in the cockpit.

The big hurdle for me, not so much for my teammates, is that the cannon states that never in the history of the Grey Knights has a Grey Knight fallen to Chaos. To me making Grey Knights that have fallen to Chaos goes so against the fluff that you might as well make a force of Ultramarines that is being led by Marneus Calgar that allied with Ghazgul Thraka in the first Armageddon War. So I might have to make a Grey Knights successor chapter that partially fell or something like that (that’s right, the Grey Knights have successor chapters just like any other chapter, look at the Exorcists). So we will have to work on the fluff and find some sort of compromise but I actually really like this theme and I would like to make a test model in the near future.

Coming Up…

Speaking of Grey Knights I actually have a team game coming up, Khorne Daemons & Nurgle Daemons Vs. Grey Knights & Space Marines, so I can’t wait to see how that goes. I am actually pretty terrified of the Grey Knights especially because the player is building a list against the Daemons. And just to be clear, I want this to be a challenge. I look forward to games where you are both aware of the opponent you are playing and you are allowed encouraged to tailor your list. It should be a tough battle.