Last night Mark and I played two SpecOps Killzone games, my Space Marines against his Orks. Mark has the dubious honor of getting me into this crazy hobby a few years ago, so he has no excuse for ever losing to me for any reason, ever.
That said, I wiped his Orks out in game one without taking a casualty. Orks <= lol
He reciprocated by changing his army and wiping me out and only losing 4/18 Orks. /shame
The mission was Extraction, in which one model for the defender is the "High Value Target" or HVT. In game one it was a Nob w/ a power klaw. The Ork list was 4 Lootas, a few boyz with shootas and said Nob. My list was the six model force from my last post here. The battle field was this attractive group of white boxes to represent.... something boxy I guess.
The battle started well for the Orks, with one of the Lootas making a very unlikely armor save against the Terminator's storm bolter. Things didn't go so well after that, with every Space Marine making his armor save against the few Ork shots that hit.
Finally, the Orks got tired of doing all the dying and the Nob charged the Terminator. Noooo! He's the High Value Target! If I even touch him with that power first it'll turn him into pesto. So I was actually rooting for the Klaw to kill the Termie so that I could rapid-fire the Nob to death with the nearby tactical Marines. No, instead the Termie made his invulnerable save and proceeded to flatten the Nob. As a side note, I know you can't "turn off" the power fist anymore, but can one choose not to fight in melee?
Anyway after total Marine domination, Mark retooled his Ork list to maximize shootas, big shootas and throw in a couple burnas. The result. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. So many shots... so many wounds... so many armor saves, most of which I saved but every miss was a dear loss.
The end result... everyone won! Well, not all at once, but both Marines and Orks got their moment to shine. Mark is writing up the scenarios for these, and I'll link to his much neglected blog once he posts them. It was a fun game and I'm looking forward to playing the next scenario. Apparently the goal is to ramp up from SO:K 175 pts last night to an Apocalypse game! Yikes!