[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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Post#77 » Mar 02 2017 02:04

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

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Post#78 » Mar 02 2017 02:19

Correct, T'aros 2nd edition is the most Currant.
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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

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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!
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Post#81 » Mar 03 2017 06:36

You rock and thank you. I will use your masterful translations with great joy! I will post more soon, or if you want to see a battle report or tau model-action shot.
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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#82 » Jul 11 2017 09:52

8th Edition Update:
- Waiting on FAQ to see if points change on ORCA. Orca is fueled and ready to deploy an infantry list.
--ODF Team "Whale of Fury" deployment model.
- Orca H’tsaya’shaii Running Whale of Fury - Remora Pattern

- Whale of Fury will now be "Manta Striking" for my forces on Taros. I need a WHALE STRIKE!
- Manta redeployed to southern pole for Orc incursion.
- Skies still under Tau control.

New fighter Pattern.
"Whale Remora Pattern" - Cold stars hiding on flanks of Orca. Orca alpha drops on enemy and Cold stars advance on key targets. Fireball V2 drops behind enemy lines. 3 Model start 80+ model finish.
-Pure Tau Joy
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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#83 » Jul 11 2017 11:44

That sounds like a neat formation play

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Post#84 » Jul 12 2017 10:01

Vay wrote:8th Edition Update:
- Waiting on FAQ to see if points change on ORCA. Orca is fueled and ready to deploy an infantry list.
--ODF Team "Whale of Fury" deployment model.
- Orca H’tsaya’shaii Running Whale of Fury - Remora Pattern

- Whale of Fury will now be "Manta Striking" for my forces on Taros. I need a WHALE STRIKE!
- Manta redeployed to southern pole for Orc incursion.
- Skies still under Tau control.

New fighter Pattern.
"Whale Remora Pattern" - Cold stars hiding on flanks of Orca. Orca alpha drops on enemy and Cold stars advance on key targets. Fireball V2 drops behind enemy lines. 3 Model start 80+ model finish.
-Pure Tau Joy


Wy would the FAQ change the point costs?

I mean, i carries like 4 devilfish, it costs like 4.
Even if it doesn't tank like 4, the sheer stupidity of units you cram into "one deployment" is stunning. you can fit your entire army into one "drop" if you play a crisis/stealth heavy list.
Just hope they can't pluck it out of the sky before you make your landing :P

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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#85 » Jul 12 2017 10:30

boomwolf wrote:Just hope they can't pluck it out of the sky before you make your landing :P


They totally will. Every gun in their army trained on one, moderately durable target?

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Post#86 » Jul 12 2017 11:09

boomwolf wrote:Wy would the FAQ change the point costs?

I mean, i carries like 4 devilfish, it costs like 4.
Even if it doesn't tank like 4, the sheer stupidity of units you cram into "one deployment" is stunning. you can fit your entire army into one "drop" if you play a crisis/stealth heavy list.
Just hope they can't pluck it out of the sky before you make your landing :P


If you want to compare it properly, It carries like 5.4 Devilfish, costs like 3.2 not counting weapons or 2.9 including weapons(the firepower 1 orca vs 3 DF would be 8 S5 shots(36" range) + Missile pod vs. 36 S5 shots). The worst thing about it is that it tanks only like one and a half of DF, with T8, 14W, 4+ save and hard to hit (compared to T7, 12W, 3+ save). Assuming they'll shoot with multidamage, high AP weapons, the +2W probably won't make a big difference, +1T only matters with S7 or S8 weapons, worse save, the hard to hit is just about the only thing that makes it rly more durable, you might not even get to 50% more durability than a DF with some weapon profiles...

I would say on 99% they won't do anything with points cost. What they might do in FAQ is lower the 4+ save(srsly, 4+?), give it more wounds or give it back the option to carry seekers (It has seekers modeled on hull for crying out loud). Wouldn't expect anything else...

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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#87 » Jul 20 2017 08:09

And they did not. :smile:
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Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

Post#88 » Jul 27 2017 08:19

On request:
Orca weapon system.

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