The calm before the storm...
So was it worth it? Hell YA!
It took a while to set everything up, about 3 hrs. We were let in the store at 10:00 and got started around 1:00. We did run into some issues, one person didn't show up, another was about 2 hrs late, and some people forgot models. Due to the Imperial side being down a player we ended up getting some extra models out that were not in the original plans in order to make up the points difference.
I believe the sides ended up pretty close to even in points, about 80,000 per side over 8 (8'x4') tables. The Orks had about twice as many structure points as the Imperials had but the Imperial forces had 2 more "D" Weapons to try and even things out, the 2 Dethstrike Vortex Missiles did not hurt either.
Here are some pictures of the deployments.My phone died after the deployment was finished so I don't have any pictures of any of the aftermath.
As the Orks had won the last battle with the Imperium, this battle was set up as the Imperials are conducting a raid on an Ork held position. The Imperials were not allowed to being any Titans larger then a Warhound, the Orks must deploy first, and the Imperials get first turn.
The Main Table...
I have some videos that I took with my phone, but I have yet to figure out how to get them on here via Google+. Once I figure it out I will post them also.
Lastly here is a picture of everything that I brought in it's "finished" state.
As far as the game went we were unable to start turn 3 due to time restrictions put on us by the Battle Bunker, and had to start packing up around 8:00. This worked out well for me as I did not get home till 10:30 due to LA traffic and was stating to fall asleep at the wheel. I almost had to pull over to get some rest before getting all the way home.
It's hard to say who would have won as there were a ton of reserves left to still come on. At the points that we ended it I believe that the Imperials had killed more then the Orks did. On the table I was on we had 2 of 3 generates destroyed from a defense laser objective and the Great Gargant that was on our right flank was taken out on turn 1 by the Artillery table.
As far as personal casualties, mine were very light. I lost my 5-man Scout Squad, 2 Dreadnoughts, 1 TH/SS Terminators who hit himself with a Vortex Grenade and a Drop Pod from that same Grenade.
All in all I had a great time meeting new people and throwing dice on the table.
Would I go back? Yes!
Would I want to get more sleep before hand? Most defiantly!
Till next time, Happy Wargaming!