It's been some 12 years since I first started my Tallarn Guard army in the Spring of 1998. But I can now say proudly that my 2K Mech Guard list is finally completely painted. Whew! Those last few Stormtrooper models were a real pain.
To celebrate, I took them down to the North Store hoping to finally get a game in with JB from Kokomo, who has the best looking Ork army I've ever seen. I lucked out, as he was there and anxious to play me. We set up the best looking table we could with the store's terrain and went at it. Fortunately I brought the good camera to take pics with.
As a battle it was close, but kind of mediocre (except for him killing his own Death Dred by mistake). But it sure did look good, as these pics will attest.
Our Setup. It's Annihilation with a Spearhead deployment.
Mine close up. The Stormies you see are actually Grenadier Vets.
His close up.
Man those Orks are pointy!
That's the meanest looking Looted Wagon I've ever seen!
Battlewagon and 2 Trukks.
Every one of his conversions is different.
His is the only army that makes mine look bad. :)
Love these things.
Scout Moves. I've got first turn.
Here they come! If you look closely, one of them is riding a Segway.
End of turn 1. Not much happened. Slight damage to lots of stuff.
My Hellhound squadron will be blocking you in now. :)
He creeps around the corner. One of my reserve Chimeras comes in and fries his Dethkoptas.
End of turn 2.
Can you believe that I started with 20 more infantry than him? :)
Why no, you can't just charge my Chimera.
He's REALLY not liking those Hellhounds right now. They're insta-killing his bikers on a 3+.
Wazdakka jumps his bike and kills a Vendetta.
Bye-bye screening troops. Hello Heavy Flamers!
Wazzi tries to hide.
End of Turn 3. Notice how many Orks there are.
And how many there now aren't. Wish my other reserve Chimera had come on.
Wazzi eats lascannons and the last 2 guys in his squad run off the table.
Some Kans die to melta fire.
It's an Ork garbage Trukk!
Rawr!!! The Deff Dred kills a Hellhound... with missiles!
So I take off the one in front and dare him to cross the wreck. The other hound backs up and toasts the last few bikers.
My other reserve Chimera finally comes on to help out. More Orks die.
End of turn 4.
The Looted Wagon scatters it's Ordinance shot right onto the Deff Dred, killing it. Haha!
Not much left. The store's closing. So we have to call it at the end of turn 5.
End of turn 5. The IG win 9KP to 8KP.