Friday, January 28, 2011
Waaagh! Karnage's Greatest Hits!
So, as I am in a stage of rebuilding my army and working up more fluff and background story, I thought it fun to recap some of the Karnage's most memorable events over the past 18-24 months....
Freedom Alliance Tournament really started to shape up a tourney-rivalry with my friend Anthony Gibbs and his battle sisters. This game ended in an intense draw, but not only did my orks pop several of his tanks and transports, but the lone "Red Baron" of my stormboyz mob jumped around all by himself with his Big Choppa taking out 2 more tanks, including an Exorcist!
This battle was a 3000 point challenge by one of our club members who wanted to throw his Blood Angels against my orks. It was a massive throwdown, with my Orks outnumbering him 5 to 1. It was ugly and brutal and we dominated on almost all fronts. One of my favorite highlights was my Deff Dread conversion, Skorponox, tearing apart a Land Raider.
My first time meeting local players that would become the Berks-PA Gaming Club was a fun day of fights and battle. I took on Battle Sisters, Eldar, Chaos Daemons, and Chaos Space Marines that day and won each battle. It was just more fun showing my models since I was the only Ork player at the time. Clearly Skopronox, my deff dread made a name for itself, taking on a Chaos champion one on one and also laying waste to mobs of troops alongside the warboss.
Mechanicon 2009: This was one of my first times to a big event....my second GT style tournament ever. I faced a great variety of opponents. One of the most fun games I had was against a Chaos Player from NJ, and we had a blast. My stormboyz and warboss wiped out his Demon Princes and tore into his troops giving me one of my most memorable victories ever.
My first ever Apocalypse Battle was at the Adventurer's Guild in a massive 7 vs 7, each player with 3000 points, battle. 21,000 points per side. Though our side technically lost, we had a lot of fun and the MVP for our side, the 'Attackers' was my Stompa: Gorkzilla! I have only gotten to use this thing twice and have yet to finish painting it, but it is a lot of fun to use!
Mechanicon 2010: One of the toughest armies for me to face is Tyranids, especially Nid-Zilla lists using lots of big bugs. This battle raged into a variant of Anihillation with bonus points on HQ choices. Not only did I manage to pull out a draw, but in one turn I swung the battle 700+ battle points from a -396 to a +300+ for me in turn 4. Warboss Atogg at the time claimed a Trygon and a Tervagaunt as kills. This was a major Moral Victory for The Karnage.
Ah, my first time against Charlie "Darklance", known for his Dark Eldar. We were returning from an Apoc Game at the Adventurer's Guild and had a 1000 point throwdown of our own. We set up "winter" terrain and had a fun battle. In the end, My orks bested him and my Killa Kanz took out his Talos. I had joked I wanted to collect 3 Talos and convert them into Killa Kanz to join my deff dread Skorponox. This battle was the seed I needed to plant to make the fluff for that part of my army's story to work.
A local game that was a huge victory for the Karnage was against Edgar Blum and his tyranids. This was after my crushing loss to Tyranids at Mechanicon 2009. I really had not had much experience, but this time, I had an idea, and my orks charged a massive wall of nids and held them off to go on and win the game. Even better was the photo I got of my Ork warboss Krogg Satogg in the mix with Nids.
Berks Club Days, 2011: The Eldar of Mark Van Horn were on a major winning streak, and Mark and I hadn't played in over a year. We played a match at 1850, and it was bad. Really bad for him. Infact, I wrote up a battle report, but this was such a one-sided domination by orks. The highlight was when the seer council failed to get past the grot screen and that was simultaneously assaulted by 30 orks and 20 stormboyz, for a whopping 140 attacks!