Saturday 16 January 2016

40K Orcs v Alpha Legion

Stephen has been making great progress over on his blog with some Alpha Legion models made from the new Calth boxed set. For reasons unkown (but he did have a stroke recently) General Ballroom has also rediscovered a passion for 40K and I have been forced into playing the game for children, deviants and accountants by my offspring. And so the stage was set for a game in the grim darkness of the Ilko Gaming Hut.

General B and I would take a greenskin horde against 1,000 points of Alpha Legion marines in a Cityfight game. As part of his recuperation the good general has been constructing a rather natty cityfight set-up which would look splendid to play over.
We diced to see which of us would lead the Orks, with the result being we would be fighting under the banner of Waaagh Ballruum and with that we set up and were off.

 Alphas take the high ground on the right

 And now without flash

 The newly airbrushed vindicator hold the centre ground

 Da Ballruum 'Ard Boyz swarm up the street

 Warboss Ballruum lurks with his ladz

 Da Walkerz

Deff Dredd gets ready

 Alpha Legion seize the craters

 Sternguard advance...

 ...covered by the tactical squad

The game began with an orbital bombardment called in by the Marines. Despite Steve's best effort to avoid him the shell landed deirctly on Warboss Ballruum as well as his ladz and unfortunately the big Ork bit the dust. Oh.
My lads raced forward by trukk on the right, pouring fire into the advancing sternguard, killing a couple meanwhile the remains of the ballruum boys pushed up into the building. The Deff Dredd moved toward the centre of the board whilst the Kans secured Objective 1 (and a victory point for us).

 The sternguard take cover in the craters

 Ork boyz swarm up main street

 The Alphas hold the centre ground

 Under fire

Ballruums remaining ladz pushed forward on the left and grabbed the big building. However sustained fire from the Alpha bikers and tactical squad forced them to go to ground. 
My Trukk boys disgorged and took on the sternguard whilst Gruzzkup led the footslogging shoota boys toward Objective 3, held by some assault marines

 Take cuvver ladz!


 Dakkka, dakkka!

A big fight broke out in the centre when the Ballruum Ard Boyz clashed with the tactical squad and Marine Captain. The Alpha Captain rashly issued a challenge, missed with all his attacks and as a result had his head snipped off by a power claw. Unfortunately Rapid Firing Marines and Bikes soon saw the boys wiped out. 
Meanwhile the tactical squad piled in to help the sternguard and my Trukk ladz were gradually ground down. However the shoota boys did wipe out the assault marines and then they lurched toward the objective in the centre of the city.

 Da trukk ladz get suck in

 Avenge the Captain!

 The fightin' spreads

 Dis buidlin's ourz!

At this point the vindicator came into it's own, killing my warboss and several lads before turning fire on the Deff Dredd and immobilising it. Meanwhile on the left the Alpha bikes finished off the remaining ladz of Waagh Ballruum. The Kans attempted to hunt down the bikes in revenge but only manged to pick one off. The Trukk lads were finally eradicated over in the ruins on the right before another shot from the vindicator saw the remaining Ork boys turn tail and flee. With only an immobilised Dredd and the Killa Kans left the game was clearly up for the greenskins

 The last stand

 Whoosh, bang, dakka!

 Leg it ladz!

Another fun game of 40K. Limiting tanks and lines of fire and not taking too much frisky stuff keeps it good fun. Though there are inevitable "buckets of dice. Twice. Save. One casualty" moments which feel a bit strange after playing mor elegant or streamlined systems.

General B's scenery looked great and so did both the Ork horde and the newly pained Alpha Legion. I suspect we'll play a few more games before the muse takes us elsewhere.


  1. Brilliant report, good stuff!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Gordon. It's all the hard work of General Ballroom.

  3. Everything Looks Great. Stupendous Painting! Love It All.
    Greetings from Fiddle Wood Norwich United Kingdom. Beano Boy