Painted Miniatures By Jarrett Lee
So tonight I had the big game - 2000 points of my Orks vs 2000 points of Ultramarines. All painted (nicely I think) and with nice terrain too.
What do you suppose happens when you get a competitive tournament player who's been playing the same army since the early nineties (or earlier!) vs a guy playing his second game ever who doesn't know his army very well? And what if that "new guy" rolls LOTS of 1's?
Yeah. Bloodbath. It wasn't pretty.
Although, it *was* pretty in the sense that the battle looked pretty amazing. I enjoyed it from an aesthetic perspective.
Here's some photos. Lots.
The dice. He had UM symbols, I had ork symbols. One of these symbols appeared a lot. It wasn't the Ork symbol.
Here's where the ugliness starts - a Drop Pod lands next to my Lootas, a Dreadnought pops out and (at some point soon after) flamers the poor guys to death in the trees. The lootas - some of my best guys - never got a shot off.
Scout bikes - on turn one, they were lobbing grenades into my main battle tank's rear in my deployment zone. Bad. Look at the painting on the little screens though - so nice!
My boyz, punishing the Scout Bikes. A few casualties nearby.
This was cool - 1 surviving Grot, giving a cover save to some boyz vs a Vindicator. Brave little guy.
A group of nobs. the crater used to be the UM Dread, who they killed.
The transport got immobilized early on, making it hard for me to get the Meganobs/Ghaz into the fight. Didn't help a nearby tactical unit loaded into a Rhino and drove away lol.
Drop pod becomes crater. Wasn't a satisfying kill though.
You can imagine how it went from here....
Overall, was very fun. And what a sight to behold! I do think 2000 points makes for quite a long game. I might be cut out for shorter/smaller games. I was getting tired. It might have been from all the blood loss though Big thanks to Miles Holmes, my opponent, and Bjorn my Ork coach.