So, Morristown is switching up its biweekly tourney a bit next time around. Instead of the normal 1500 pts., random scenario setup, it'll be 1750 pts., all annihilation games. The T.O. mentioned wanting to see people's death stars or something to that effect. The problem with annihilation is I tend to field horde armies of one form or another, so I'm looking at around a dozen KPs @ 1750 pts. Orks, due to my high number of transports & vehicle 'skwadruns' can effectively double that number. However thus far at the tourneys, my IG (14ish KPs) have fared best and I was thinking of bringing them again.
Given my like for vast hordes of cannon fodder backed up by lotsa big guns. I was somewhat amused to have Adam refer last night to my gun-line IG as a 'leaf blower' list. That said, it was kinda hard to argue the point as it is an exercise in brute firepower.
So, I've tried to come up with the IG 'deathstar'. In truth there's only one option for that, and that's what I'll use. Yes, Its Colonel 'Extra-Hand' Straken and his trusty side kick 'NORK DEADGOD!!!'. Staken I've had for quite some time & he's pretty good @ what he does. However only having one or two IG squads w/o heavy weapon teams moving around has left him kinda exposed. So I'm hoping my recent addition of the mutant conscripts, led by the infamous Khorne Dog (commissar lord) will correct that problem. The addition of Nork will further add to Straken's resilience. Plus, Straken's squad will now have the following USRs: Feel No Pain (gotta love those Khorne worshiping medics), Fearless, Stubborn, Counter Attack, & Furious Charge.
A few months back I got the renegade Ogryn dirt cheap off of ebay. It was partially painted, partially assembled, some pieces broken...ya know, one of those kind of purchases. I also picked up the SM landspeeder assault cannon bitz & turned the drill arm into the ripper cannon you now see.
Yes, poor Nork. He passed out after losing his arm...and fell into the custody of his new Chaos masters. They tried to explain to him the lies he was told, that the corpse god was indeed dead.
Corpse. That's such a difficult word for a simple minded ogryn to process...
They tried to fix him, a new bionic arm & cybernetic implants, but some things are beyond even the tender ministrations of the dark mechanicus. Even despite their obvious superiority to the martian mechanicus. In the end, as always, drugs seemed to work best.
Normally sedated, just before battle is joined, Straken gives the order to 'fire him up' and the slaught injectors are turned wide open. Shaking uncontrollably due to the drugs coursing through his veins, Nork runs around screaming 'NORK DEAD GOD!!!' and shooting anything that gets too close to the colonel.
He's kinda like a little chaos dreadnought...
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