I’d like to say I’ve been busy, but really my laptop died, so I haven’t updated for a while.  But now, I’ve got a bitchin’ new gaming rig to play Battlefleet Gothic Armada II – Electric Boogaloo!

But this blog is about model gaming, so here’s what I’ve been up to.

I played Eric’s extremely mean Slaanesh demon tournament list.  Demons are very strong in tournaments, as I’d be hard pressed to beat this list without buying a bunch of flamers.

So I bought a bunch of flamers.

After that, I went up against Dominic (Mr. Cat) and his Knights.  My gimmicky drop-in-and-kill-a-knight list was a failure.

Finally, this weekend, I played Jesse again.  He wanted to test out his sweet new Ork models for a 1750 tournament the next day.  We played 2000 so he could try different things to see what works.  ‘Ere we go!


Bozeman – Azure Flames (Salamanders)

  • Brigade Detachment
    • Captain on Bike, The Shield Eternal, Thunder Hammer, Warlord Trait: Iron Resolve
    • Librarian, Force Staff, Might of Heroes, Veil of Time
    • Lieutenant, Chainsword, Combi-Grav
    • Scout Squad x5, Missile Launcher
    • Scout Squad x5, Missile Launcher
    • Tactical Squad x5, Storm Bolter, Lascannon
    • Tactical Squad x5, Storm Bolter, Lascannon
    • Tactical Squad x5, Power Fist, Combi-Flamer, Flamer
      • Rhino
    • Tactical Squad x5, Power Fist, Combi-Flamer, Flamer
      • Rhino
    • Apothecary
    • Company Ancient, Standard of the Emperor Ascendant, Bolter
    • Dreadnought, Twin Lascannon, Heavy Flamer
    • Attack Bike, Heavy Bolter
    • Land Speeder, 2x Heavy Flamer
    • Land Speeder, 2x Heavy Flamer
    • Devastators x5, Combi-Plasma, 4x Lascannon, Armourium Cherub
    • Devastators x5, Combi-Grav, 4x Heavy Bolter, Armourium Cherub
    • Thunderfire Cannon

Jesse – Orks

  • Batallion – Deathskulls
    • Big Mek, Shokk Attack Gun
    • Weirdboy, Warphead
    • Boyz x28, Nob, Power Klaw, Sluggas + Choppas
    • Boyz x20, Nob, Power Klaw, Shootas
    • Gretchin x10
    • Mek Gunz x3, 3x Traktor Cannon
    • Tankbustas x6, Nob, 3x Bomb Squigs
    • Battlewagon, Deffgun, Big Shoota, Deff Rolla
  • Batallion – Evil Sunz
    • Warboss on Bike, Da Dead Shiny Shoota, Power Klaw
    • Deffkilla Wartrike
    • Big Mek on Bike, Kustom Force Field
    • Gretchin x10
    • Gretchin x10
    • Gretchin x10
    • Megatrakk Scrapjet
    • Megatrakk Scrapjet
    • Stormboyz x 20, Nob
    • Warbikes x10, Nob, Power Klaw


Spoils of War – Maelstrom of War Mission #4

6 objectives.  You can score an objective that is Secure Tactical Objective X from your opponent’s hand.  In addition, the player with the most Secure Objective X scored at the end of the game gains an additional victory point.


Spearhead Assault (Chevron shaped deployment along short board edges)

I couldn’t take pictures of the pregame because my camera broke!  I got to tape the battery case shut halfway through turn 1.

On turn 1, the Warphead used Warpath on the 28 Boy Squad, and then used Da Jump to teleport them right in front of me!


DSCF2134The Boyz charged my Bike Captain, reducing him to one wound!


I let loose a volley, blowing up one of the Skrapjets and causing a huge amount of mortal wounds from the explosion.


In an attempt to get objective 6 for some points, the Warboss charged a Tactical Squad, leaving the sergeant to face him down.  Elsewhere, the Captain succumbed to the Boyz, who were slaughtered in kind by the rest of the army.


The Deffkilla Wartrike entered the fray, but couldn’t assassinate the Apothecary for a point!


A Tactical Squad defended Objective 3 to score a point, finishing the last of the Stormboyz


The Warboss is eliminated by a fantastic Heavy Flamer roll.


The Skrapjet and Battlewagon charged in, laying waste to minor characters!


After this, it devolved into a bloody killzone with few surviving on both sides.  Da Jump brought Gretchin and Shokk Attack Gun Mek into my backfield, while Scouts walked on from reserve.


Final Score:

Azure Flames – 11 plus Slay the Warlord, Linebreaker, First Blood, Steal the Loot = 15

Orks – 7 plus Slay the Warlord, Linebreaker = 9


Orks are REALLY good.  They have a lot of tricks and some great new stuff.  I was not impressed with the Deffkilla Wartrike, as the Bike Warboss really outshined it in every phase.  Stormboyz were not effective, as they need some decent numbers to really get going.  The Battlewagon was boss in melee, and the Skrapjets kicked out huge amounts of Rokkits and rocked in melee.

My Land Speeders with double flamers were lackluster, as poor rolls had them doing approx. 4 wounds/turn each.  I also forgot to deploy the scouts, forcing them to walk on from the edge!  In the end, though, I drew well.  That’s kind of what counts in Maelstrom, which is why I still don’t like it a lot.

Next: I should paint some models and more games!

By Bozeman

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