[Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#71 » Oct 29 2014 11:52

::: ETA 18 hours :::
- Orca 42 (Winds of Fate) approaching from the dark side of the moon and in route to Gaval - Mining World.
- Cargo: 6 FW, 4 Battlesuits, and 4 Drones.
- Wingman is a Shas'Vre Moonfire in a XV109.

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(Sorry for delay in further fielding of the Orca in the field. Sometimes a Commander can get overwhelmed with XV109's, interstellar coups, and the Astra Militarum getting all this is our world.)
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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#72 » Oct 31 2014 01:10

Battle report and pics:
- Starting second with all of your forces in an Orca Candy shell is very nice.
- The Orca taking Objectives is pretty sweet.
- Starting on a Skyshield Pad is very helpful.
- XV109 makes a great Orca Wingman

Nurgle forces moving towards the Tau landing site.
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Orbital image:
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Forces deployed out of Orca with XV109 pushing out as point.
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XV8 and Firewarrior exit view.
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Tau jaws closing on last of the Nurgle forces. Orca gracefully closing the distance and holding objectives.
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Second battle: 3V3
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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#73 » Nov 01 2014 10:41

Vay wrote:- XV109 makes a great Orca Wingman
I'm loving the mental images...

The Y'Vahra dropping in to clear the Orca's LZ; then providing close support for embarkation / disembarkation. Once complete, it "Hulk jumps" away or to another designated LZ...

I bet there would be many jests from Kor pilots about Shas "trying to fly". :)

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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#74 » Mar 31 2015 09:07

Shifting my strategies and pulling Orca assault back out on the Meta table.
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109 (300ish) Stim, Ewo
104 (300ish) ION EWO SKyfire
Orca (300ish)
4 FW teams and Ethereal (300ish)
Possible Pathfinders, cause they are getting dusty.

Other option:
Hammerheads and Skyrays on the ground and use the Orca as a D-fish replacement.
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Will field the build this week.

Looking for Table-field experience on what people are seeing work with Orca's
I have had a lot of luck playing with mine. I will update with how things progress
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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#75 » Apr 05 2015 09:55

My first use of the Orca went very well, it's a damn good piece of transporting awesomesauce. If you can get your hands on it, I highly recommend it.

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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#76 » Mar 02 2017 01:43

Orca on deck...
40 FW
10 Kroot

Drop site omega, ETA 4 hours.
Low orbit planet entry in 15 min.
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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#77 » Mar 02 2017 02:04

What rules are you using, the ones out of Taros?

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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#78 » Mar 02 2017 02:19

Correct, T'aros 2nd edition is the most Currant.
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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#79 » Mar 02 2017 11:11

Ruin site Sa'Cea team drop off.
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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#80 » Mar 03 2017 01:12

Shas'O'Kais Vay Nightblade

What an awesome post! :) Battle reports that look like actual after action reports, photos, modeling -- everything!
I wondered why I hadn't seen this post before and I wondered where it's been all my years on A.T.T. Then I noted you've been started this thread a few years back and so now I understand -- still awesome. :P

Was inspired to do a little translation work for you:

H’tsaya’shaii: ‘Winds of Fate’
Shone’nan: Nightblade

Let me know if these work for you, and if not then I'll have another go at it.

The TauMan is impressed!
They made me Shas'Ui? What were they thinking?
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