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Author Topic: TWDs Xenos Rampant Games (Orks and Space Cacadores 28/03)  (Read 5520 times)

Offline TWD

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Re: Xenos Rampant First Games (another added 29/12)
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2023, 09:13:13 AM »
Very nice pictures of a game right from the time when I still actively collected 40k! Haven’t had time yet to play, but a common problem many AARs point out seems to be that Elites are a tough nut to crack.
I think the scenarios are a good leveller for Elites - you'll struggle to fulfil objectives with only three units on the table - even if they are Elite.
Marines *may* be better represented as Heavy Infantry, Large Units, Reduced model count (plus some upgrades) and leave the Elites for a single squad of Terminators or Veterans.

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Re: Xenos Rampant First Games (another added 29/12)
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2023, 09:14:53 AM »
Played a four player game just before New Year.







More here: https://tomstoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2022/12/xenos-rampant-four-player-game.html

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Re: Xenos Rampant First Games (another added 29/12)
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2023, 09:25:20 AM »
I think the scenarios are a good leveller for Elites - you'll struggle to fulfil objectives with only three units on the table - even if they are Elite.
Marines *may* be better represented as Heavy Infantry, Large Units, Reduced model count (plus some upgrades) and leave the Elites for a single squad of Terminators or Veterans.

Thanks. That’s a neat idea!

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Re: Xenos Rampant First Games (4 player game added 01/01)
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2023, 09:16:15 AM »
Another three player game.
Still tweaking the profiles but starting to get Orks that feel "Orky"





Report here: http://tomstoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2023/01/xenos-rampant-threesome.html

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Re: Xenos Rampant First Games (another 3 player game added 07/01)
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2023, 07:53:49 PM »
good reports

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Re: Xenos Rampant First Games (another 3 player game added 07/01)
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2023, 06:19:30 PM »
Very interesting report! How do you stat the various Ork units?
Berserk Infantry that I understood, but which upgrades and how do you do those Nobz?

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Re: Xenos Rampant First Games (another 3 player game added 07/01)
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2023, 06:51:32 PM »
I gave the Nobs Heavy Armour, Large Units, Reduced Model count (5 Nobs for 10SP) and the blades upgrade.

Thinking a Warboss gets the Really Heavy Armour and the Monomolecular blades upgrade to represent his monstrous power claw he'd be a 5SP reduced model count (1)

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Re: Xenos Rampant First Games (another 3 player game added 07/01)
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2023, 07:03:46 PM »
I gave the Nobs Heavy Armour, Large Units, Reduced Model count (5 Nobs for 10SP) and the blades upgrade.

Thinking a Warboss gets the Really Heavy Armour and the Monomolecular blades upgrade to represent his monstrous power claw he'd be a 5SP reduced model count (1)

Thanks! Good ideas, I might steal them…;)

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Re: Xenos Rampant First Games (another 3 player game added 07/01)
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2023, 10:28:47 PM »
Feel free :)
Let me know how it goes.
I used the Support Weapons options for Lootas the other night. Orks that can't fight doesn't *quite* feel right but it's not a bad fit.
Want to try our Burnas (there's an engulfing weapon option that might work) and TankBustas next.

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Re: Xenos Rampant First Games (another 3 player game added 07/01)
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2023, 10:35:20 PM »
Feel free :)
Let me know how it goes.
I used the Support Weapons options for Lootas the other night. Orks that can't fight doesn't *quite* feel right but it's not a bad fit.
Want to try our Burnas (there's an engulfing weapon option that might work) and TankBustas next.

Yeah, true. But my orks are mostly RT era and at that time the average ork wasn’t such a killer machine, so I’m okay with it (and my 15mm Space Orcs mostly follow that direction, too).

Atm, I am mostly painting/playing around with the army lists, but this is mainly due to lack of time.

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Re: Xenos Rampant First Games (another 3 player game added 07/01)
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2023, 09:36:35 PM »
A simple, harmless Ork Konvoy ruthlessly attacked without warning by black clad Marine oppressors







More here:
http://tomstoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2023/01/xenos-rampant-konvoy.html

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Re: TWDs Xenos Rampant Games (Templars and Orks 30/01)
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2023, 10:05:17 PM »
How do you stat the Tau?  It would be useful if in your battle reports you start off with what units each Detachment has and any special abilities those units may have.

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Re: TWDs Xenos Rampant Games (Templars and Orks 30/01)
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2023, 11:47:31 PM »
I'm not that interested in the stats and number crunching bit of the hobby TBH so it's not the kind of thing I'm ever going to go into detail about on the blog. Pretty pictures, nicely painted soldiers and a story is what I like. Sorry.
Scrivs bought the Tau and he did their stats and I've had a sleep or two since we played so I've got no idea what he did I'm afraid.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2023, 12:35:32 PM by TWD »

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Re: TWDs Xenos Rampant Games (Templars and Orks 30/01)
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2023, 07:53:39 AM »

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Re: TWDs Xenos Rampant Games (Orks and Starship crew 11/02)
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2023, 07:31:45 PM »
My Orks took on the Space Cacadores







More on the blog: https://tomstoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2023/03/xenos-rampant-vip.html

 

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