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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Racing toward the NOVA

Since the last post I managed to finish painting the second tactical squad and get a game in.  I was looking for a game so I posted on the Inner Circle Gaming Club forums and panewman83 offered to bring either orks or space marines.  I chose his Orks, it was a great game, his orks look excellent (unfortunately I didn't take any pictures).  

Proof of painting progress...and alliteration?

During the game I made numerous errors, some large, some small.  My errors included:

  • Taking first turn, 
  • Not keeping my landspeeders together, 
  • Not focusing fire on one of his units at a time, 
  • Forgetting to run my tacticals on the first turn, 
  • Not disembarking the other tactical squads from their razorbacks so they could contribute to the fight,
  • Underestimating his rocket-buggies
  • Finally, the big one was deciding to assault his tankbustas with a dreadnought (he warned me).

That final assault on his tankbustas cost me three dreadnoughts.  At the end of the game (dawn of war, capture and control - 5 objectives) I held one objective, he held two objectives and we were both contesting another.

My MVP's were the tactical terminators who survived the assault by Snikrot's Kommandos (well the sergeant and cyclone survived) and held on until a couple of dreadnoughts jumped in to support them / squish some orks.

I can't help but think that the last assault on the tankbustas would have gone differently if the dreadnought's had been painted though...

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