Both Paddy and Alex used an Ork Tribe (Nob, MegaNob and three Bois) who were attempting to steal four green 'Ork Crystals' from the ruined edge of Libuscha Prime. I was charged with repulsing the Orkish incursion using a force of (our newly minted) Nova Corp Marines (a Captain, Power Suited Fire Support and six Marines). Victory conditions were pretty rubbery: working together the Orks would truly overwhelm me, but it wasn't in their interest to let the other Tribe win - yes, I was encourage Tribe-vs-Tribe, Brother-vs-Brother grudges!
We played the game using Rogue Planet rules, with a couple of modifications just to make things a little simpler - some of these rules evolved whilst we were playing.
Action Points: we always rolled for Action Points with the highest outcome being able to choose who commenced the Turn. Only 1d6 was used per side.
Crystals: could be picked-up by the Orks using a full Action or attempted with a Move Action but requiring a Skill Roll with a Failure resulting in a FX move of the Crystal in a random direction. Should a Unit carrying a Crystal die or expend Energy avoiding damage, then a Skill Roll is made to see if the Crystal is fumbled.
So what happened?
|Good thing this Human wore his Powered Armour - with all those Greenskins inbound, he's going to need it!|
|Paddy's MegaNob sneaking the first Crystal for the day whilst|
all hell breaks loose behind him to the West.
Eventually Paddy did manage to get two Crystals back but his attempt to secure further Crystals were stopped by determined Nova Corp fire from the high ground - both the ruined building and the bunker, both to the West of the Crystals.
|"Let's get out of here Boss!"|
Paddy declared the game a tie between me and him - he said if Alex had managed to get a Crystal I would have lost (losing 3 of the 4 Crystals), but since I only lost two, I didn't lose. He was pleased with his effort and said next time he'll beat me - now he knows how. Mmmm.... Megan was a bit surprised that Alex didn't come out on top this time, we've finally broken his lucky streak 👍
|So brother, you beat me this time... I will have to rethink my strategy!|