Warhammer 40k * NEW SAGA OF THE BEAST* Battle Report: Orks vs Mechanicus 2000pts

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Games Workshop sent us a preview copy of the new Saga of the Beast Psychic Awakening supplement! Naturally, Bone cooks us up an Ork horde using the new rules to take on Stig on this preview report!

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Orks

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Orks) ++

Clan Kultur: Bad Moons

+ Stratagems +

Specialist Detachment: Dread Waaagh!

+ HQ +

Big Mek W/ Shokk Attack Gun: Da Souped-up Shokka, Shokk Attack Gun

Warboss: Attack Squig, Follow Me, Ladz!, Kustom Shoota, Power Klaw, Warlord

+ Troops +

Boyz: Tankbusta Bombs
Boss Nob: Choppa, Slugga
24x Ork Boy W/ Slugga & Choppa

Boyz: Tankbusta Bombs
Boss Nob: Choppa, Slugga
24x Ork Boy W/ Slugga & Choppa

Boyz: Tankbusta Bombs
Boss Nob: Choppa, Slugga
24x Ork Boy W/ Slugga & Choppa

+ Heavy Support +

Lootas
14x Loota
Spanner: Kustom Mega-blasta

Morkanaut: Kustom Force Field, Kustom Mega-blasta, Kustom Mega-zappa, 2x Rokkit Launcha, 2x Twin Big Shoota

+ Flyer +

Blitza-bommer: Big Shoota, 2x Supa Shoota

Burna-bommer: Skorcha Missiles, 2x Supa Shoota, Twin Big Shoota

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Orks) ++

+ HQ +

Weirdboy: 2. Warpath, Warphead

Weirdboy: 3. Da Jump

+ Troops +

Gretchin
10x Gretchin

Gretchin
11x Gretchin

Gretchin
10x Gretchin

++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP (Orks) ++

+ HQ +

Big Mek [Legends]: Choppa, Slugga

+ Heavy Support +

Mek Gunz
Gun: Smasha Gun
Gun: Smasha Gun

Mek Gunz
Gun: Smasha Gun
Gun: Smasha Gun

Mek Gunz
Gun: Smasha Gun
Gun: Smasha Gun

++ Total: [108 PL, -1CP, 1,999pts] ++

Adeptus Mechanicus

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) ++

Forge World Choice
Forge World: Ryza

+ HQ +

Daedalosus

Tech-Priest Dominus: Eradication Ray, Macrostubber

+ Troops +

Skitarii Rangers
Ranger Alpha: Galvanic Rifle
5x Skitarii Ranger

Skitarii Rangers
Ranger Alpha: Galvanic Rifle
5x Skitarii Ranger

Skitarii Vanguards
9x Skitarii Vanguard
Vanguard Alpha: Radium Carbine

+ Fast Attack +

Sydonian Dragoons
Sydonian Dragoon: Phosphor Serpenta, Taser Lance
Sydonian Dragoon: Taser Lance
Sydonian Dragoon: Taser Lance
Sydonian Dragoon: Taser Lance
Sydonian Dragoon: Taser Lance

+ Heavy Support +

Skorpius Disintegrator: 3x Cognis Heavy Stubber, Ferrumite Cannon

Skorpius Disintegrator: 3x Cognis Heavy Stubber, Ferrumite Cannon

Skorpius Disintegrator: 3x Cognis Heavy Stubber, Ferrumite Cannon

+ Dedicated Transport +

Skorpius Dunerider: 2x Cognis Heavy Stubber, Twin Cognis Heavy Stubber

Skorpius Dunerider: 2x Cognis Heavy Stubber, Twin Cognis Heavy Stubber

++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) ++

Forge World Choice
Forge World: Ryza

+ HQ +

Tech-Priest Enginseer

+ Heavy Support +

Onager Dunecrawler: Broad Spectrum Data-tether, Cognis Heavy Stubber, Icarus Array

Onager Dunecrawler: Broad Spectrum Data-tether, Cognis Heavy Stubber, Icarus Array

Onager Dunecrawler: Broad Spectrum Data-tether, Cognis Heavy Stubber, Icarus Array

+ Dedicated Transport +

Skorpius Dunerider: 2x Cognis Heavy Stubber, Twin Cognis Heavy Stubber

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (Imperium – Adeptus Mechanicus) ++

Forge World Choice
Forge World: Ryza

+ HQ +

Tech-Priest Enginseer: Relic: Anzion’s Pseudogenetor, Warlord, Warlord Trait (Codex 6): Prime Hermeticon

+ Elites +

Fulgurite Electro-Priests: 10x Fulgurite Electro-Priest

Fulgurite Electro-Priests: 9x Fulgurite Electro-Priest

Sicarian Infiltrators
Infiltrator Princeps (Flechette/Taser): Taser Goad
5x Sicarian Infiltrator (Flechette/Taser): 5x Taser Goad

+ Dedicated Transport +

Skorpius Dunerider: 2x Cognis Heavy Stubber, Twin Cognis Heavy Stubber

++ Total: [135 PL, 2,000pts, 10CP] ++



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Noobstix
Noobstix
2 months ago

💪

MagicMan
MagicMan
3 months ago

So those Boyz couldn’t fight the priests who got out of that wrecked transport? That seems like a weird situation, if the transport they charge gets blown up by another unit, you’d think they’d be able to mob the disembarking troops rather than stand around and gawp at them. Sadly Admech aren’t that fun to watch. Lots of back-lining and rolling buckets of shooting dice. @Stig, any chance of playing them in a different way? I know you took plenty of combat this time and it was more interesting to watch. Maybe don’t fill the lists up with 3 x… Read more »

Wojciech Grabowski
Wojciech Grabowski
3 months ago

Please make a huge battle rep Orks vs Grey Knights or Wolfs vs Orks. Big battle 2500-3000pts. Make sure Orks have solid Amy so Ork Warmaster Bone has a standing chance

Princeps Augustus
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Princeps Augustus
3 months ago

By the way, I want to give a big thumb up for the music. I love the intro track, and it’s been a constant for the last battle reports. I don’t know what kind of torture or depravation are you providing to your musician, but please, keep it on. You should release a TTT soundtrack.

Kieran B
Kieran B
3 months ago

Thanks fellas, really nice to have stuff like this in rather scary times. Obviously time for a nurgle daemons game, or is that a bit on the nose….?

Nathan Rolfe
Nathan Rolfe
3 months ago

Very entertaining as always! bit of a one sided game again lol.

We have found most match-ups are horribly one sided but you can only make the best of the bad situation and even killing a unit can be major victory as your army is wiped out 1st or 2nd turn.

brent
brent
3 months ago

rough game bit good game as always! something as costly as flying headbutt should do more mortal wounds..

… when do we get out “..no more, no less”
“be good to ya movva” tshirts?

Optimisticpaint
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Optimisticpaint
3 months ago

You guys are on high rotation right now. Thanks for all the great content!

Tobias Engelien
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Tobias Engelien
3 months ago

Orks are just a bad army…

Brett Pettitt
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Brett Pettitt
3 months ago

Can not wait for them to stig the stig – the shenanigans you will play on each other will make me chuckle. I do hope Fletcher is free to do his stuff soon and stays well and healthy, and you guys too.
Oh guys, you have to stand 2 meters apart – Stig you should be safe from assault next time you do this.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson
3 months ago

Absolute blast of a game, B-Bone is literally the funniest guy in battlee reports right now. As as ever love the content, you guys slay it every time.

Abherzu
Abherzu
3 months ago

I enjoyed the video, especially the intro music and talk about the new rules.

fulgrimatic
fulgrimatic
3 months ago

I wonder if a new type of battle video would be worthwhile, maybe call it “showcase”, for when a new supplement is released. Tailor both armies to show off the new units/strategems/whatever. Maybe give the showcase army +2 cp each turn. Perhaps ban cp rerolls for both altogether. That kamikaze plane was sweet. Love you guys. Stay healthy.

SightlessRanger
SightlessRanger
3 months ago

B-Bone. One mistake I picked up with the Kustom Job, you need the Mekboy Workshop in order to get the first one. The Strat allows you to take an additional kustom Job.

Jamess9
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Jamess9
3 months ago

Stig – I told you Ferumite and Ryza priests are boss 😉 But seriously about the Ferumite…guys, here’s the thing. In the marine meta the Ferumite is better imo. The energy canon will not kill cents or intercessors reliably enough. Marines are almost always in cover so they have a 2+/1+ save half the time and it won’t cut the mustard. Meanwhile the Ferumite will reliably kill intercessors (hit on 2s, re roll 1s, wound on 2s, save on 6s – each fail is a dead intercessor and you have an extra damage for the apothacary FNP). They also kill… Read more »

Creative Name
Creative Name
3 months ago

Kamikaze Ork planes is a mechanic we desperately needed. Great game

MasterWis
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3 months ago

I maintain that certain Admec strat are too OP. Auto-blow up for 1CP… (not even rolling a dice like 3+ or 4+ -> and by the way Stig, your wrapped boat was also in range of the explosion I believe…), fighting twice in your opponent’s fight phase…
BBone -> Sadly I think Orks need to bring really beefed up list to a game to compete, they just die so quickly and are easy to play against since there’s almost 0 save mechanic

Francisco Michels
Francisco Michels
3 months ago

Good to see some more orks some of the new stuff in that supplement seems very promising indeed and tough to deal with as well.

skovira88
skovira88
3 months ago

I would ban Stig from using Ad Mech during show cases. Just saying. Bone, during the wrap up, and this is just my opinion, it felt like you were defending your way of doing showcase Batrep. I think you do show cases very well. Who cares if you aren’t bringing the cheesiest of cheese. You see something interesting and cool and go alright lets try this. Lets bear in mind hear that you guys don’t have all of the models in in Every Faction, so that limits you, and with limited CP it is kinda hard to show off a… Read more »

michael swain
michael swain
3 months ago

I think it is fair to say both armies are coming out of psychic awakening in a better place…. Space wolves get a lot of cut and paste stuff from marines which they need, a cheap primarch level beat stick character although I’ll be waiting to see whether or not he is father ferrous level I think that is an overkill assessment personally. But the force multipliers & survivability Space Wolves get with litanies, stratagem support and more primaris units the army is definitely in a good place. For the wulfen lovers among you the Wulfen outflank with a wolf… Read more »

chaoticflanagan
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3 months ago

Hey Bone, the Burna-Bomber always does 3 mortal wounds when it explodes – no rolling 🙂

Princeps Augustus
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Princeps Augustus
3 months ago

Mr. Stig! Thank you for showing my beloved Ryza getting hand-to.hand dirty with orcs. You cannot get more fluffy than this! Only difference is that I use much more sicarians than electro priests or dunestriders. The warlord trait always get opponents unaware. Well played.

Mr. Bone, definitely, next time bring some Iron Hands or Imperial Fists against his Ad Mech.

See you soon and stay safe yourselves.

waterhou1
waterhou1
3 months ago

I think 3 burna bomba’s will possibly be a competitive thing with the wildfire strat, pyromaniacs sub-culture & flying Eadbutt.

The 4+ invuln warboss will be an auto take, beyond that sadly I don’t see much that will move the competitive ork lists away from boyz spam, Souped up shokka and smasha’s.

But its not all about competitive 40k, happy to try some of the other stuff in Narrative play and bigger games. Some fluffy fun stuff in the book.

Robert Harrison
Robert Harrison
3 months ago

wait new big mek with kff rules rules as written it gives 5++ in melee aswell as shooting 😀 as for the game bad luck bone, lots of perils lol maybe its just me but i find Ork Boy W/ Slugga & Choppa to be inferior to Ork Boy W/ Shoota. Morkanaut with bs4 is crazy lol. orks just suffer from a lack of resilience (not very orky) but thats just the was it is. I still put it down to the way they changed strength & toughness, they just evaporate off the board quickly due to all the rerolls.… Read more »

Tropic Thunder
Tropic Thunder
3 months ago

Thanks for showcasing some of the new Ork rules. I was particularly thrilled to see the crash ‘n’ burn employed. Strategically sound decision? No. Necessary? Yes!

Keep safe, guys!

Warp5p1d3r
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Warp5p1d3r
3 months ago

i recently had this with a game against space wolves, they double fought in my turn and ulrik the slayer ended up killing a daemon prince. i think it should only be your own fight phase.

Ivan A
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Ivan A
3 months ago

Can someone confirm for me, when you disembark from a transport, be it either by being destroyed or otherwise you must be more than 1″ away from an enemy model. If you disembark because of the transport being destroyed any units that cannot be within 3″ or more than 1″ away, the model is destoyed correct? So why was the electro priest within 1″ of the Ork boy at the end of Bones fight phase? Then pile in and fight. Sorry to nitpick but this Batrep would have been different if it weren’t for that. But someone please let me… Read more »

Marvinmega
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Marvinmega
3 months ago

I love this showcase of the Admech army, can’t wait until we can see the psychic awakening for the Orks!

ghostvalley
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ghostvalley
3 months ago

Thanks to all of you for this light in the dark.

Sinthas
Sinthas
3 months ago

2 hours of entertainment on this saturday blessed by Nurgle 🙂 Thank you

And @ B-Bone nice job on losing that belly … even if we all will miss that rubbing …. realy came up in htis video how much you have accomplished ! Thumbs up

Kaibong deity
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Kaibong deity
3 months ago

Poor Stig!. So few units in admech dex.not like he has much choice xD

Stefano
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Stefano
3 months ago

Thank you for the game! You should not be overly bothered by having the new lists butchered by old, tried ones… I think is quite understandable if you struggle to build something effective in such a short time and with just the minis you have. Even that ultra-broken IH lists took some month to be conceived.
That said, Stig confirmed as power player.

Xenos Player
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Xenos Player
3 months ago

I’d be happy to have that 4 dmg max per phase on Hive Tyrants or at least on the Swarmlord!

Martin
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Martin
3 months ago

Glad to see you take – advocate people to take – the pandemic serious, even more awesome gents than usual! 🙂

doKtor_kALT
doKtor_kALT
3 months ago

Cheeky Soggaz… i like it! <3