Last night I got a game in vs horde Orks. The intent was to be a test of my Stock 2000 list. That list looks like
- 3 x Rifleman Dreads
- 3 x Auto Las Preds
- 3 x Typhoons w/ Multimelta
- 2 x Full Squads in TL Las Razorback
- 2 x 5 man squads in TL Las Razorbacks
My opponent was running a Warboss on bike with a couple of friends, 4 units of shoota boys, 3 full squads of Lootas and a Big Mek with KFF, Zagstruk and a bunch of Stormboyz. The game itself was spearhead with 5 objectives.
The end result of the game was that I feel like my list can hang vs horde… It’s just a bit tough cause all of my TL Las is crap.. but I still think it’s doable. Kill the Lootas then focus fire on the closest threat. So I think the concept is sound and workable. Also, this is the only list I run that gives me any concern. My Spacewolf list is not impressed by a bunch of orks… Long Fang missiles and better CC, the 3 vindi list would also not be worried about Orks… and they had nothing to stop a Rock army… but I wasn’t sure about the stock list.
Now as to the actual game itself… I had some HORRIBLE luck. It actually took two rounds of shooting to stop the warboss and I put everything on him both turns. His lootas passed 7 leadership checks and failed only one (at Ld 7 too…) of the two rockets in each of the shoota boy squads, at least one would always hit, and it pretty much always penned…. and those were 5-6s… And the immobilized Razorback (from a glance) kept me from contesting an objective late game by blocking me in.
But that’s the way it happens. The really good news is that I could face a couple of large loota squads and hang enough wounds to cause Ld checks… consistently…