I used the round two revision of my GW Store Tourney series list that I was going to be using at said tournament on June 19th. I found out I will be facing the Imperial Guard so I may change the list to adapt to this new found knowledge. The current incarnation of the list consists of;
4x Warlocks. Two with Singing spears. Embolden, Enhance, destructor x2
1x Squad of 10 scouts upgraded to pathfinders
1x Squad of 10 Dire Avengers with Exarch. Exarch has bladestorm Dire Sword and shuriken pistol
1x Squad of 5 Dark Reapers with Exarch. Exarch has Crack Shot and a Tempest Launcher.
1x Squad of 5 Shining Spears with Exarch. Exarch has Hit and run skilled rider armed with Star Lance
1x Squad of 10 Striking Scorpions with Exarch. Exarch has Shawdow Strike, Stalker and biting blade
1x Fire Prism with Holo Fields and Spirit Stones.
The ork horde had one big mob of lootas, two huge mobs of boys in battle wagons, a warboss with a nice big mob of nobs in a truck, a def dread and 2 small flights of death coptas, One and two.
We had lots of terrain and to my dismay I did not get first turn. After setting up and infiltrating my pathfinders the death coptas used their scout moves to get into firing position of the Fire Prism and the Pathfinders. Turn one saw the destruction of the Fire prism despite the Holo Feilds, rolled a 5 and a 6 on the dice , and the pathfinders taking fire and then loosing the assault they were forced into by the death coptas. They ran off the table. The dire Avengers were holding my objective and stayed put while Eldrad and his Warlocks moved up with the Avatar. The shining spear advanced as well in support on the flank. The Striking Scorpions were in reserve doing an out flank. The Dark reapers punished the loota mob which despite loosing more than half its number did not run. The battle wagons advanced on the objective while the warboss and his nobs cut off Eldrad and the Avatar. Once they got in range they put the truck between themselves and the big boys and assaulted the shining spears instead of Eldrad and the Avatar. The Shining Spears were slaughtered. The Avatar only manged to immobilize the truck.
Things got bloody quick. I was not rolling well at all. The warboss and his nobs killed Eldrad and his warlocks after 2 rounds and then finally managed to off the Avatar ofter 3 rounds of combat. The death coptas were a thorn in my side. I did dispatch the lootas and two coptas but the remaining copta and the large mob in one of the battle wagons finished off the Dark Reapers. I was down to one squad.
A victory for Craftworld Ulthwe but at what a cost. If the game had gone to turn 7 I would have been done for. The Dire Avengers Held off the tide despite heavy losses and managed to pull thru.
This list is going to be drastically changed for facing Imperial Guard at the GW Store Tourney. I did nto do bad. I had massive losses and still won. I managed to keep the Orcs focused on what they like. Shootin stuff and assualting. Once I lost the Ability to effectively disable the battle wagons I had to change tactics to keeping the orcs at bay and slow them down so they could not reach the objective. That means sacrificing troops and going all or nothing into that strategy. It paid off but it was a major gamble. If it had gone into turn 7 it would have been a very different outcome.
It was a good learning experience. I have not fought Orcs in a long time and it was good to get a taste of something not wearing power armor. So guess we will see what Saturday holds as I try a new list and see what I can do against some Imperial Guard. Unitl Then........
Blood runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls!!!!!!!!