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Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

Hello, I've been posting a lot of my Battle Reports on here and getting good feedback, thanks to everyone who has checked out my stuff and dropped by with a comment. Typically I get 2-3 games in per week and do Battle Reports for each one, because of that I thought I'd make a thread and catalog all my games. This way I can keep everything in one place and pollute the Forums a bit less.

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Format: Written Battle Reports on a Weekly Basis
Game Type: Warhammer 40K Matched Play (Between 1000-2000 Points)
Armies: Chaos/Imperium
Focus: Mid-High Level Competitive Play
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Please feel free to comment, let me know if I screwed something up, what you like/dislike, and so on. I do this because it's a way for me to improve at the game and people seem to enjoy the content so thanks to everyone that takes a peek!

Episode 76: Tournament Games Lead to the Best Conclusions - NEWEST 6/3/18
Episode 75: Riptides are F****** Broken [Not As Many Pictures As Normal]
Episode 74: You Know What's Fun to Play Against? Anything but Space Marines
Episode 73: Friendship with Chaos Ended, Now Imperium Is My New Friend
Episode 72: Oh Yeah, I Play In Tournaments Sometimes
Episode 71: He's FULL of Black Rage...FULL.
Episode 70: Two Reports For the Price of Five (No Pictures)
Episode 69: Plagueburst Crawlers Make 40K a Worse Game [Not A Battle Report]
Episode 68: Is It March Yet? Let Me Know When It's March (Chaos vs. Tyranids) - NEWEST 2/4/18
Episode 67: A Change of Pace (Chaos vs. Eldar)
Episode 66: A Re-Rack in 40K? Well.....Alright! (Chaos vs. Ultramarines)
Episode 65: Dawn of a New Day (Chaos vs. Salamanders)
Episode 64: More Tournaments? Why Not? (3 Round RTT Tournament)
Episode 63: Another Day At The Office (3 Round RTT Report)
Battle Report Catchup and Some Upcoming Content
40K in 30ish Minutes Episode 62: Obliterators Are Indeed a Verb
40K in 30ish Minutes Episode 61: Where Were You When The Malefic Lord Died?
40K in 30ish Minutes Episode 60: Chaos Vs. The World (Warhammer Grand Tournament Report)
40K in 30 Minutes (Or Less!) Episode 59: Who's The Real Swarm? (Chaos vs. Tyranids)
Episode 58: More Tournament Testery (Chaos Space Marines vs. Salamanders 2000 Points)
Episode 57: Video Killed the Radio Star (Orks vs. Ravenguard 2000 Points)
Episode 56: TOURNAMENT TIME (Chaos vs. The World) [Audio Only, Slightly Rambly]
Episode 55: Tournaments They Are A Coming (Chaos vs. Ultramarines 2000 Points) [Tournament Prep - Gross List]
Episode 53: The Testing Before the Storm (Chaos vs. Sisters of Battle) [Tournament Testing - Gross List]
Episode 51: Super Best Friends! (Chaos vs. Space Wolves 2000 Points)
Episode 50: Well That Was Tilting (Chaos vs. Death Korps 2000 Points)
Episode 49: Kind of a Battle Report But Mostly Me Talking About My Cool Army List (Chaos vs. Nurgle Demons 2000 Points)
Episode 48: Sometimes You Get Got (Tau vs. Raven Guard 2000 Points)
Episode 47: And Now For Something Completely Different (Orks vs. Ultramarines 2000 Points)
Episode 46: This Seems Familiar (Orks vs. Death Guard 2000 Points)
Episode 45: Green Skins vs. The World (Orks vs. Tournament 2000 Points)
Episode 44: It's Like Deja Vu All Over Again (Orks vs. Salamanders 2000 Points)
Episode 43: Don't Call It a Comeback... (Orks vs. Salamanders 2000 Points)
Episode 40: Give Me Somethin' To Shoot (Tau vs. Chaos 2000 Points)
Episode 39: Let's Have a Talk (Orks vs. Imperial Guard 1500 Points) [League Game]
Episode 38: So THAT'S Why People Hate Tau (Tau vs Death Guard 2000 Points)
Episode 37: Shooting Is Pretty Fun! (Tau vs. Tyranids 1500 Points) [League Game]
Episode 36: We're Not So Different...You and I (Orks vs. Dark Eldar 1000 Points) [League Game]
Episode 35: I Wouldn't Advise Touching That... (Orks vs. Death Guard 2000 Points)
Episode 34: A Tale of Dice and Bugs (Orks vs. Tyranids 1000 Points) [League Game/No Commentary]
Episode 33: Slap Fight! (Orks vs. Chaos 2000 Points)
Episode 32: The Dark Re-Vengeance (Orks vs. Dark Angels 2000 Points)
Episode 31: A Series of Very Unfortunate Events (Tau vs Tyranids 2000 Points)
Episode 30: No Pictures, Some Text (Orks vs. Imperium 2000 Points) [No Pictures, Super Rambly]
Episode 29: The Red Games Go Faster (Orks vs. Dark Eldar 2000 Points)
Episode 28: All Your Tomb Worlds Are Belong To Da Boyz (Orks vs. Necrons 2000 Points)
Episode 27: The Classic (Orks vs. Dark Angels 2000 Points)
Episode 26: The Mummies Return (Orks vs. Necrons 1000 Points)
Episode 25: Roaches Check In...But They Don't Check Out (Orks vs. Tyranids 1000 Points)
Episode 24: In the Future, Orks Don't Suck in Combat! (Orks vs Orks 1000pts)

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Made in us
Yellin' Yoof





Thanks for the consolidation of the battle reports. Always a good read! I'm going to have to try the warboss on bikes,

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Made in us
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver





Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high

Episode 28...ouch...that was painful to watch. Necrons really can't do anything about lists like that unless they list build to counter them.

Bedouin Dynasty: 7k+ pts
The Silver Lances: 4k pts

MajorStoffer wrote:
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Sternguard though, those guys are all about kicking ass. They'd chew bubble gum as well, but bubble gum is heretical. Only tau chew gum. 
   
Made in us
Fixture of Dakka





San Jose, CA

Good choice. You should also put a link to this thread in your Signature. That's what I did with my reports.



6th Edition Tournaments: Golden Throne GT 2012 - 1st .....Bay Area Open GT 2013 - Best Tyranids
ATC 2013 - Team Fluffy Bunnies - 1st .....LVO GT 2014 Team Tournament - Best Generals
7th Edition: 2015-16 ITC Best Grey Knights, 2015-16 ITC Best Tyranids
Jy2's 6th Edition Battle Report Thread - Links.....Jy2's 7th Edition Battle Report Thread - Links
 
   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

Updated with two new games over the Fourth of July "weekend", Orks versus both Dark Angels and Chaos Space Marines. I hope you enjoy.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




 jy2 wrote:
Good choice. You should also put a link to this thread in your Signature. That's what I did with my reports.

and when can we expect your reports. They were awesome.
   
Made in us
Fixture of Dakka





San Jose, CA

gungo wrote:
 jy2 wrote:
Good choice. You should also put a link to this thread in your Signature. That's what I did with my reports.

and when can we expect your reports. They were awesome.

I've got 2 new batreps out already. They should both still be on p.1 of the Battle Reports thread currently.



6th Edition Tournaments: Golden Throne GT 2012 - 1st .....Bay Area Open GT 2013 - Best Tyranids
ATC 2013 - Team Fluffy Bunnies - 1st .....LVO GT 2014 Team Tournament - Best Generals
7th Edition: 2015-16 ITC Best Grey Knights, 2015-16 ITC Best Tyranids
Jy2's 6th Edition Battle Report Thread - Links.....Jy2's 7th Edition Battle Report Thread - Links
 
   
Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User




How do you do your movement trays? They seem essential with your army and it's looking (at least until the Ork Codex comes out) as if horde orks is the optimal line so far.
   
Made in us
Fixture of Dakka





San Jose, CA

Gorfang wrote:
How do you do your movement trays? They seem essential with your army and it's looking (at least until the Ork Codex comes out) as if horde orks is the optimal line so far.

Psst.....I'll let you in on a little secret.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Movement-Trays-for-Infantry-25mm-Bases-LOTR-HOBBIT-Warhammer-/322554857470?epid=548056182&hash=item4b19c487fe:g:ZukAAOSwVJhZQZti

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6th Edition Tournaments: Golden Throne GT 2012 - 1st .....Bay Area Open GT 2013 - Best Tyranids
ATC 2013 - Team Fluffy Bunnies - 1st .....LVO GT 2014 Team Tournament - Best Generals
7th Edition: 2015-16 ITC Best Grey Knights, 2015-16 ITC Best Tyranids
Jy2's 6th Edition Battle Report Thread - Links.....Jy2's 7th Edition Battle Report Thread - Links
 
   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

I just bought the trays from a random retailer I found online but a bunch of places sell them. I just went with the cheapest I could find that would be a good material. Plastic doesn't do as well here....

   
Made in us
Fixture of Dakka





San Jose, CA

The orks are formidable indeed. I hope to get some practice against them one of these days. I've got a very good Ork player in my area who always does well in the ITC.

How long does it normally take for you to finish your game with your horde orks? Can you reasonably finish a game (or get to Turn 4 at least ) in about 2 hours? The reason I am asking is because I plan on running a horde list myself but in my practice game, it took a while.



6th Edition Tournaments: Golden Throne GT 2012 - 1st .....Bay Area Open GT 2013 - Best Tyranids
ATC 2013 - Team Fluffy Bunnies - 1st .....LVO GT 2014 Team Tournament - Best Generals
7th Edition: 2015-16 ITC Best Grey Knights, 2015-16 ITC Best Tyranids
Jy2's 6th Edition Battle Report Thread - Links.....Jy2's 7th Edition Battle Report Thread - Links
 
   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

 jy2 wrote:
The orks are formidable indeed. I hope to get some practice against them one of these days. I've got a very good Ork player in my area who always does well in the ITC.

How long does it normally take for you to finish your game with your horde orks? Can you reasonably finish a game (or get to Turn 4 at least ) in about 2 hours? The reason I am asking is because I plan on running a horde list myself but in my practice game, it took a while.



I haven't timed myself much yet, I typically play casual games with a lot of chit chat and all that. I'm also someone who knows the rules pretty well, in my area, so I get asked a lot/have to explain a lot since it's still early days. But I have been finishing games, in total, in abour 3 hours and that includes unpacking my army which takes forever. In a more competitive environment I think this would go a bit faster since I'd likely be losing more models to more stronger armies. The trays do help a lot as the first two Turns are the slowest part of the game. Ork Hordes seem to play much faster than say an IG Horde because I just Advance in the early game and then Combats get very bloody.

I'm confident I could take the army to an event with 2 1/2 or 3 hour rounds.

   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

Updated with a game vs. Death Guard, quite a popular faction in my area. Ended up being a bit of a surprising game but I did have a lot to say about it. :]

   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut




I am theory crafting how my standard TAC list fair against this. From experience, I can kill roughly 30 boys a turn, but man that is a lot of boyz and even if I chunk through them, your still pooping smites out all over me
   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

Yup that's kind of the one thing Orks have. It won't be enough long term but it is a solid gimmick. Orks do a lot in the list building phase which can be good or bad depending on your preference.

   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut




it's the smites that get me, like, I can maybe manage 180 orks, but 180 orks plus like one turn of 21 mortal wounds? Nah, I'm screwed.

Albeit, I mean, I could make an obvious counter army that would kill around 60ish orks a turn, but I don't own that many razorbacks or missile launchers. XD
   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

Just spam Storm Ravens, it beats pretty much everything else while you're at it!

   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut




XD I don't find the idea of 4 to 6 storm ravens to be any fun. The guilliman razorback list is top competetive, fluffy, and I'd imagine fun to play.
   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

I'd say they're both not fluffy at all and boring to play but that's my sensibilities. No arguing with their effectiveness though and I've never considered theme when going for pure competition. Fun to play does help though, otherwise games can be a grind.

   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut




Space marines have never been shown to rely on heavy air support, but there are plenty of instances of a firing line. I mean, what is more thematic in 40k than a horde of orks rushing an entrenched marine line through a rain of fire?
   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

Updated with a game with my Slow Grow League versus Dark Eldar, ended up being a very fun game with a nice opponent. Went a bit more in-depth on my post-game thoughts per his request.

   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

Another slow grow game, this time with Tau. The Tyranid players in my meta never end!

   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

Another game with Tau, really liking them. Likely that my build will be taken away by comp within a month or so but oh well, good positioning practice for the time being. Post-Game is a bit all over the place. :]

   
Made in gb
Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan



UK

Excellent battle reports!

OP exalted

 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Friend of mine just sent me this:

"The Tyranid Codex, where I learned the truth about despair, as will you. There's a reason why this codex is the worst hell on earth... Hope. ."
Too be fair.. it's all worked out quite well!

Heh.  
   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

Another Ork game, going to be slightly switching things up for my "videos" based on some things in the games. Let me know if you like it. Or if you don't care that's cool too.

   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

Got in a Tournament Prep game against Chaos / Nurgle, as well as a bonus Battle Report in the Post-Game video for those interested.

   
Made in gb
Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan



UK

Why shield drones over gun drones?

 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Friend of mine just sent me this:

"The Tyranid Codex, where I learned the truth about despair, as will you. There's a reason why this codex is the worst hell on earth... Hope. ."
Too be fair.. it's all worked out quite well!

Heh.  
   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

Razerous wrote:
Why shield drones over gun drones?


After the newest FAQ they have a 5+ FNP, this makes them hilariously resilient. They can either tank Charges, much like Gun Drones could before, or they can hangout in the back of the Commanders as you put Lascannon shots onto them which they only have to make 1 FNP roll for. They're also significantly harder to remove for all guns than Gun Drones, which is great for blocking Charges. Small arms fire is almost as effective as it would be against other Drones, but you do get the 5+ FNP on top.

Basically it almost ensures my Commanders will be safe, so I get two turns of them firing at nearly full strength. And that's enough to devastate most armies.

   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

Back with two games against Salamanders. Different players oddly enough. I know it's been awhile and I missed some games that I only did written reports without pictures for, if you're interested they're on the blog.

   
Made in us
Crazed Spirit of the Defiler




Mesa, Arizona

Local RTT Report up, took Orks after doing a lot of theorycrafting and getting reps in. See how it went. :]

   
 
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