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Hey fellas, this is my first post so here it goes.

I played a game the other night that I just had to put a battle report up here to tell you all the garbage that happened to me.

My list was something like this,

I had a jump pack chaplain with master crafted crozius, bolt pistol and term honors leading a squad of 8 assault marines, 3 tactical sqauds with missile and sergeant with power fists in rihino, 2 dev squads, 1 with 4 heavy bolters and 1 with 4 lascannons the lascannon squad had a rhino because i had the pts( he USUALLY plays really beefy guys like a squad of mega armor nobz and ghazkull, not this time) and a vindicator

he used the ork infantry horde list in the new codex with ghazkull, weird boy, nob squad with a painboy(the biggest P O S in the ork army, 2 30 man squads of boyz with sluggas and choppas, a squad of stormboyz, a squad of kommandos, 'ard boyz, 3 big gunz, tank bustas, yadda yadda yadda like 100 models.

we played on a 4x6 board and we just played kill em all. there were a pretty decent amount of trees on the right side where most of his army wound up being he had the 2 30 man squads in the mid left and mid right, the big gunz on a hill on my left and the rest of his army pretty much behind the trees on the right. I had my dev squad with lascannons (pretty useless now looking at what i was against in the middle, the heavy bolter squad on a hill on left, tactical squad on the far left, right and somewhat in the middle off to the right, jump pack squad on the right with the chaplain and the vindicator on the right towards middle.

I didn't mind how deployment looked really.

He went first and weird boy gave him a waaagh, (damnit) fleet of footing everything up closer already, tried to shoot with some stuff he didn't fleet because he started shooting with some squads before weird boy rolled(thank god) and didn't get anything,

I went and got a good blast with vinidicator in a nice clump of the green tide killing 6 stormboyz, some tankbustas and a few boyz, i think i got 13 models with it the first time. Stormboyz had to run. i moved my rhino up the right side 12" hoping he would bite the bait. I did some more shooting and killed some more stuff.

Turn 2 he put the weirdboy in with the squad of nobz and ghazkull more moving nothing eventful, but he did move most of his army on the right to my 1 rhino(sweet for me)

my turn 2 i move my chaplain and assault squad like 3" from his 1 squad of boyz, everything else embarks in rhino's and hauls ass to the left of the board. the squad had to disembark from the rhino on the right cause it was immobilised last turn so i disembarked and moved back 6" hoping he would chase. my assault squad did some shooting on the bozy and assaulted and did really well i think i killed like 11 boyz.

his 3rd turn he moves a lot of his stuff on the right towards the squad i had moved back (yay agian) some more shooting nothing eventful.

my 3rd turn now i disembark and am set up great on the left i basically have firing lines set up and he has to come over 4 ft to get to me moving 6" a turn. I kill some more stuff then the BULLSHIT happens.

He goes rolling for the weirdboy, he gets a 5 deepstriking his jacked squad inbetween all my shit on the left. ghazkull, 5 nobz, weirdboy, painboy, orderly. just nastyness, he can't do much else that turn but that was big enough.

now i go, i figured i would open fire on the squad with my tacticals first, using the majority rule it was toughness 4 i was shooing at and he don't get his saves so i figured i would save the heavy bolters and lascannons for ghazkull. then i find out the rules for the stupid painboy giving the whole squad feel no pain. Basically giving him 4" inv. to everything except instant death. He was banging out 4" saves like it was his job. I shot like shit, he made more saves. at the end of it all, i shot with 2 tac squads, heavy bolter armed devs and lascannon armed devs and the storm bolters from the rhinos and he is left with ghazkull with 1 wound, i realized later after finding out the rules i should have just fired the missile launchers and lascannons first because he don't get the feel no pain role for instant death, oh well you live and you learn.

he goes, assaults devs with the big squad of boys that i was going to slay the turn before but the damn deepstrike happened he assaults with ghazkull, kills my vindicator with bomb squigs(stupid things, not really, i think they are cool as hell but they killed a vindicator) then moved in some more on me on the left with the rest of his stuff.

then it just went back and forth till i was done, i did kill ghazkull though when i counter assaulted him with the devastators.

all in all i would have done the same thing because the 5 he rolled for the deepstrike was pure luck as i had the board owned up till that pt. also, firning heavy weapons first at the nobz would have been good to stop him from painboy rolls.

what do you guys think
 

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what you say he had looks like more points than what you had
 

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nope, he used the army straight out of the codex, he has a ton of minis and is messing around with the different lists trying to flesh things out as he gets comfortable playing them again. The only thing he changed is he dropped the shoota boyz for another squad of slugga boyz. He left the nob not upgraded just like the shoota nob was. So all of the pts worked out perfectly.

Now I have never been one to compain about an army and I usually hate it when people do but for 6 measly pts each they have a WS of 4, 4 Str when they charge and get 4 attacks on a charge, i totally forgot that they get 2 base, I was dumbstruck when I saw that.
 

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Sounds like you had solid tactics, especially with the rhino baiting. Next time just sit the ordnance template on the weirdboy's head and leave the boyz for your bolters :-D
 

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That is another thing, aside from the first time I shot it, every other time, it scattered too far or off the table. I shot it on my second turn when everything closed in on my rhino, and immobilised it, of course, it scattered off the board edge. The third turn it scattered 6" away too far to hurt anything important. He also used the forest really well as he was behind it so I couldn't even target him. If I would have left it where it was on the right I would have been able to shoot at him but I was moving it 6" away a turn and it put me on a bad ange through the trees.

the dice gods shit on me that night
 
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