Yes I know, I know. It has indeed been next to forever since Da Long Wayz Dezert Groop itself has seen the tabletop for a game of 40k, however last weekend Kushial and his Lions of Harlech came to my FLGS and we got in a game. We fielded 1K each and fought over two fairly central objectives, worth 1VP apiece for whomever controlled them, and here's how it all went down:
Da Groop led by Ad'Mral Orkbar.
Kushial's Lions of Harlech who blended in surprisingly well with the gaming mat.
My deployment with those previously mentioned Flash Gitz in the foreground.
Kushial's camouflaged force's deployment.
Wiv Da boys' start'n off furst, Da Battlewagon trundled forward and da Tankbustas vaporized da contempta dred in front uv dem! Huzzah!
Da shoota boys shot lots and da weedy gitz hit little
None to pleased with the surprising demise of one of his Dreadnoughts, the Lions' Assault marines and jump pack chaplain made a beeline for the Battlewagon!
Da Tankbustas fired overwach an' killt 3 or 4 beakies az dey charged in, huzzah!
Nonetheless, the Assault marines clearly hit a hydraulic line or the like and the battlewagon's lifeblood began flowing out of it in earnest, ouch!
Da Ad'Mral called a stage wun WAAAUGH! and everyone charged 'cept da battle wagon which retreated so da tankbustas could shoot da uver beakies killin' a few. Plus, fer da furst time ever (for me) itz BOMB SQUIG TIME! (which killed a marine)
Da shoota boyz let da beakies have it den charged in fer sum fun!
Dems wuz winnin' too but trouble wuz a comin'...
On da uvver side, afta da beakies shot sum boyz down, all da gitz failed der charges...sad face.
Dem shoota boyz tho, dey beat 'em down to jus' da bonez-covered boss beakie.
Seeing the inevitable (not) green tide on approach, Kushial's marines come out from cover, bolters blazing and then charging into combet!
NOOO! Dems iz runnin da uvver way-wait, hooz dat guy?
Da Battlewagon died and da tankbustas tumble out an shoot at da dred but don' do nuthin!
The lions on the other side hit with all of their gene-crafted might but the Orks weather the charge and a brawl ensues.
Diz wun haz a big sword!
Their Chaplain screaming litanies of fury and resolutely fighting on alone inspires all of the remaining Lions of Harlech to charge into the fray! Ya know, its not a good'n propa' ork game unless multiple units from both sides are fed into a meatgrinder in the middle somewhere.
All da uvver boyz died or ran away, but big sword or not, Da nob 'az a BIGGER CHOPPA!
Oi! No fair,deyz gotta dred!
Da last of da shoota boyz run away so dat da tankbustas shoot da uvver dred doin' 6 wounds.
Krump and Pittance and da tankbustas den charge!
(da WAUUUGH! wuz at stage too at dis point me thinks)
AD'MRAL ORKBAR charges in and whiffs! (because that's what all of my friggin' warbosses do!)
The Lions' Dread wades in yet again...
The company champion, seeing the warboss as the obviously more dangerous threat directs his attacks at the monster, inflicting 2 wounds. Distracted by this new foe, the Nob inflicts 2 wounds on the champion as well!
Oi! Wut iz you gitz doin back dere anywayz?
Deyz lookin' good! (but not much else)
The Lions' champion unloads into the Warboss dropping him to a single wound! However Orkbar retaliates in kind and kills the champion!
Da last beakie boss fightin' to da last az iz good'n propa!
At this point it was the bottom of turn three and Kushial ran up the white flag. Going forward I could camp the big choppa nob on an objective and wrack up VPs while he was stuck in combat on the other side with little hope of achieving even a tie before game's end.
Victory to Da Groop!
As for the new Ork codex, its...stout. The 2-stage waaaaugh in particular as well as the T5 across the board (soon to be negated by 10th ed from what I hear) is really nice! After this experience, I'm surprised that I haven't seen any other Ork armies locally. That said it'll take a few more games to see whether or not this was a fluke or not.