Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
Round 3, Contest of Champions:
Hey Shot great battle report seemed like a lot of fun! Two questions actually 1) what were you using to film this a flip video? I've seen a lot of video battle reports come up recently and they all seem to be using flip video type technology (I got one when it first came out, wish I would have waited for the HD to get cheaper but oh well). Whatever it is it looks great! Best video batrep i've seen so far
2) Just a question why did you keep the entire army in reserve? Just a normal routine for you or did you think outflanking him would be better. I would assume playing DE that you could just out maneuver the Orks and spam them with your anti mech shots? Idk just a thought as you did mention you haven't played Orks in a while
also both of you have really nicely painted armies! It's always a real treat seeing two fully painted armies on the table.... how'd the tournament end up? I'm assuming this was a tournament after all
Great report - What software did you use to put the pictures and film together?
Those DE transports look beautiful!
We use flips at work (a primary school) they are great, just wish you could take pictures with them.
Oh well, prob will be able to soon.
Tau: 6K - W17-D3-L4, Orks: 4K - W9-D0-L2, SM: 7K - W7-D3-L4,CSM: 4K W5-D1-L1, Nids: 3.2K W3-D0-L2
Apoc games (mixture of armies used): W5-D0-L1
On technology, these videos were filmed with iphone4 basic video ap. Then I used free windows movie maker to put it all together.
In the past I used a flip camera for many of the earlier battlereports on my youtube channel. its great piece of equipment but the main reason i switched it the mic. on my original 1 hr flip the mic isent great and its on the front of the camera, pointed at subject. on iphone4 the mic is awesome and pointed at filmer. i have used gorrillacam ap on iphone to take even better video with auto focus and anti-shake technology. flipcam software is awesome also but takes a long long time to use compared to the windows movie maker, and doesnt import pictures and music nearly as well. but you can use it to pull pictures from the videos if you want...
As far as strategy goes, I wasent sure what he could shoot and what effectiveness. It was annihilation and I didnt want to give away any points for free. Very unsure about the orks in general and always suspicious of a trap. In hindsight I probably would feel ok deploying the ravagers, but thats all.
For general strategy the deployment seemed to just play right into my basic plan to win, giving me the long table edge I was able to envision attacking one or both flanks of the soft ork army easily. There are 11 lances in there but at range vs anything that can shoot back its quickly reduced to 8 then 6 due to target priority. So it was about picking my battles and getting the nobz, warbikes, and battlewagon accounted for before I started commiting to real fights. Haywire grenades and speed are really how I threaten and kill real armor.
Probably could have deployed everything and overpowered his army quickly, but still not sure about that and wasent sure about it then. There is also the item of personal bonus objective that is not mentioned in the videos. This battle was worth 15 battle points for the win, 5 for the tie, but you could get an extra 5 for achieving personal. Mine during this game was to have More troops in the enemy deploy then he had in mine at the end of the game. The bonus points are particularly necessary to win the tournament and end of year event, so that basically dictated caution with the wych/wrack units. Although I chose that objective from 6 and could have taken a different more aggressive-orientated one.
Articles about the tournament scoring, personal objectives, the missions, etc etc on the blog.