Sunday, 8 October 2017

ORKS DRIFT – 40K 8TH ED - CONCLUSION



TURN 3A – Snake and the Water Hole Gang

Having pretty much taken care of the Storm Boyz attack in the north, Snake redeploys his men to take out the ork attack coming from the east. As they round the corner they see that Snagga-Snagga and his small mob have almost reached the barricade.

They release a torrent of fire but the five lasgun, four shotgun and two bolter rounds prove relatively in effective as some of them bounce off the intervening terrain or are absorbed by the tough orks.

Having just seen his brother heavy massacred by the rocket ork, the remaining heavy on the south eastern building turns his heavy stubber. He pushes the trigger, releasing a deluge of rounds but the craft ork takes cover behind the parapet of the building and is unharmed.

Horrified at the slaughter of their colleague, the two gangers on the south western roof turn and fire four lasgun shots at the Storm Boy. They hit the beast twice but one round is deflected by its infernal armour and the other it shrugs off. They charge the monster, hoping to finish it in hand to hand combat. Bashing at it with the stocks of their rifles they hit the monster but it laughs at their puny attempts as it absorbs the blows.


The remaining juves at the southern barricade are desperate. Two of their number have already been slaughtered by the orks and they no longer seem to be getting any support fire from the rest of the gang. They fire their pistols at the orks on the other side of the barricade and hit and kill one. Stabbing with their combat blades they hit another but are unable to bring it down.



TURN 3B – Orks

Snagrod jumps the barrier and three more boys rush to the barrier to get into the fight. They fire their slugga pistols and hack away with their Choppers but the juves valiantly defend themselves behind the barrier.


Then the mighty Snagrod picks one of them up by the throat and smashes the young man to the ground. The Nob hacks away at him and ends his life of crime. The last remaining juve looks on in disbelief. He’s all alone now, facing a massive horde of orks.

The orks howl with laughter at the slaughter and begin to salivate. Soon they’ll breach the compound and feast on these weak humans.

The Storm Boy on the south western roof fires it’s slugga pistol and hacks away with its chopper and kills both gangers. It howls with victory and scans the compound for fresh victims.

The remaining Storm Boy fires it’s rocket and jumps across the compound landing on the roof next to the remaining heavy.


It charges the human and hacks it down with ruthless efficiency.

Snagga-Snagga charges the barricade but cannot get over it this round.


The big Nob lowers his slugga pistol and fires at the advancing humans. The other orks are suddenly reminded that they have missile weapons too and follow suit. The barrage of shots is wild but effective with one of the gang fatally wounded.


TURN 4A – Snake and the Water Hole Gang

Desperate, the last juve fires his pistol and stabs at the massive Nob in front of him but he cannot hit the beast.

Snake decides to contest and hold the eastern wall. If need be he’ll defeat Snagga-Snagga and fight his way out of this mess. They charge up to the wall and prepare to fire.


They discharge their weapons and attack in hand to hand across the barricade but the orks held the barricade first and they are able to easily defend against the human attacks. None fall and it looks like desperate times for Snake and his gang.


TURN 4B – Orks

Snagrod pushes forward to face the remaining juve. His warriors follow his lead and three of them jump the barricade whilst the others move forward.


Surrounded, unsupported and isolated, the juve is quickly cut down by the monsters.

The Storm Boys fire their rockets and land behind Snake and the rest of the gang.


They join Snagga-Snagga in the carnage and charge the humans, who have proven to be so weak in hand to hand combat.


The fight is quick and bloody. Within seconds, Snake and the remainder of his gang are hacked to pieces.




EPILOGUE

Lieutenant Bromhead lowers his magnocular. He can see the savage orks at the Drift and knows he’s arrived too late. It appears that the initial reports of a small mob is inaccurate, or at least more have joined Snagrot and Snagga-Snagga since the Drift was attacked four days ago.

He turns to Colour Sergeant Bourne, “Be a good chap and tell Lieutenant Chard to bring up the support vehicles. And while you’re at it get the men deployed into formation, especially that slacker Hook”.

“Yes sah!”

DEW

Saturday, 7 October 2017

ORKS DRIFT – 40K 8TH ED - THE ASSAULT



PROLOGUE

Snake looked down at the orks from the roof. “Filthy beasts,” he mutters to no one in particular as he wipes the sweat from his forehead.

Raised in Helsreach hive he’d escaped the enslavement of the Imperium two decades ago. Mining water in the desolate world had been profitable for Snake and he wasn’t going to give it up for some stinking orks from the Emperor knows where.

The had appeared that morning. Running around the outside of his camp, testing his defences. The odd ill disciplined ork had charged the camp but they’d cut them now. Now though, it looked like they were martialling for a more serious attack.   

The stupid xenos had split their forces, giving him a good field of fire. And in the hours it had taken them to organise he’d put the men to work building barricades. It would take a horde of orks to push Snake Plissken from his mine.

As he surveyed his opponents he could see that they had predominantly massed to the south. He counted twelve there with another five to the east. “Easy picking,” he thought to himself. The stupid greenskins were led by two Nobs who, because they couldn’t coordinate a groxnut in a brewery, had split their forces.

He continued to watch them as the orks fought amongst themselves. Suddenly he heard a cry from Hauk. “Boss,” the heavy yelled. “Some type of rocket ork to the north!”.

“Great,” Snake sarcastically thought to himself. “That’s all I need, fething flying orks.”

DEPLOYMENT

Snake had deployed four juves armed with las and auto pistols, to the southern wall. To support them he’d placed three las and auto gun gangers on the roof of the building just to their west and the heavy Hauk, armed with his heavy stubber, to the roof of the building to their east.


On the northern wall he’d deployed his remaining three las and auto gun gangers to see off the rocket orks and he supported them with his remaining heavy, who was also armed with a heavy stubber. 


 
He deployed himself, together with his two shotgun armed body guards, as a central reserve.





TURN 1A – Snake and the Water Hole Gang

The humans open fire with everything they’ve got but the range reduces their fire power and the toughness of the orks reduces the impacts of what hits they do get.

One of the heavies hits and kills an ork Boy attacking from the east. No other casualties are forthcoming.


TURN 1B – Orks

Snagrod and Snagga-Snagga push their Boyz forward as the Storm Boyz fire up their rockets and quickly advance on the humans.


Snake is worried about how quickly the northern Storm Boyz have been able to make it to the boundary where as the foot slogging orks are making much slower progress.



TURN 1B – Snake and the Water Hole Gang

Turning to his body guard Snake yells, “With me.” He advances to the northern barricades to help his gangers defend the line from the Storm Boyz.

The gang releases a fusillade of fire. In the north the combination of lasgun, shotgun, heavy stubber and bolter fire drops four of the five Storm Boyz. In the south the results are less effective with only one Boy being taken down.


TURN 2B – Orks

Now it is time for the orks revenge.

The last remaining northern Storm Boy fires his rocket and jumps up onto the roof of the building with the ganger wielding the heavy stubber. It fires it’s pistol at the human but misses but then proceeds to chop him down in hand to hand combat.

The sneaky western Storm Boy jumps onto the southern roof with the three gangers and similarly slaughters one of the humans under the cutting blade of his chopper.

Snagrod leads the charge of his southern mob. They close with the four juves and barrage them with pistol fire and chopper blows. At the end of the round two of the humans have been cut to pieces. The remainder of his mob fire at the humans on the buildings, but in their exuberance their four slugga pistols, shooter and big shooter are unable to bring down any of the well protected humans.

Snagga-Snagga rushes forward towards the eastern barricade but he’s still some way off.



 



Part B will be posted shortly.

DEW