Thursday, May 31, 2012

Carnage-Asada 2012

Time for the tabletop slaughter and BBQ that is the Atomic Warlord's second annual Carnage-Asada!

This years event was a 15,000 point Apocalypse battle between the Imperial Guard and their somewhat shady Eldar allies versus a whole lot of Orks.
The Ork players (Pete and myself) made two huge mistakes right away. We didn't add enough terrain to the field and created a huge cover-free killing zone in the middle of the tables. Then I decided it would be best to hold the Two Stompas and the Deffcoptas in reserve. Spoiler alert: Bad plan.
My Dread Mob.
Pete's awesome Skullhama anchors our left flank.
Mrs. Blackheart's Eldar
Way too many super heavies.
The Allied forces took the first turn, and Jeff wasted no time in wasting scores of Orks. All three of my Battlewagons and all four Trukks went up in Hollywood-style fireballs.
 It was at this point the magnitude of their deployment error got through the Ork players rum addled brains. By giving the Eldar and Guard forces only one super-heavy to shoot at they were free to decimate the Ork troops for two turns.

Right before all those Orks went boom.
One of our cunnin' Ork stratagems "Rok 'em boyz" was a lot of fun and did a fair bit of damage to the Guard. We will be using this very Orky bit again. At the bottom of turn two most of the Orks were off the table, but here come the Stompas!

Boss Mauler
They torn into the Eldar and Guard. The Shadowsord and Baneblade were hit hard. A Fire Prisim, two Leman Russ and a Falcon were erased from the table. Could this turn the tide of battle?

Not a chance. Jeff unleashed the Warhound Lupus Rex on Boss Mauler... 

Two Turbo-Laser Destructor hits, resulting in two chain reactions ending with a Apocalyptic explosion.  
The sixteen boyz and the last Deff Dread standing too close to the Stompa never knew what hit them. 
The Eldar Titan took down Gunhead with some help. 
And that was it for the Ork assault. Then we had great BBQ.

Thanks to all the Warlords for another fantastic Carnage-Asada!

The Orks demand a rematch! This time we will devise our cunnin' plan before we start drinking!


  1. I refuse to be part of any strategy that does not involve drinking.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, the Skullhamma just blew up again...

  2. What I meant to say was before we drank enough. Clearly we didn't for that Guard target practice session.

  3. The squiggoth brothers, Kang and Kolos, would've changed things so much.