Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Genestealer Cult vs Orks 2000pts

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Rodrigo Palma
Rodrigo Palma

more GSC content pls!

Dracothius
Dracothius

I would love to see the orks rematch the genestealers. I think they gave the Goff trait an additional +1 to ap with your weapon so Thraka gets -4 with his weapon.

Nicholas Lucas
Nicholas Lucas

Hey Lawrence, I really appreciate you trying to get the hang of GSC, it helps me learn their rules and strategies which is a great boon to my 40k experience!

040Wargaming
040Wargaming

Love the production quality and everything, but to be honest – It’s getting a bit onesided to see Lawrence roflstomp every oponent who plays him 🙁

ghostvalley
ghostvalley

In regard to Evil Suns as the best Ork Kultur, I dont disagree when talking about certain builds, and obviously Bad Moons with certain builds is great, but I think there is a real case for Death Skulls. I’m seeing more deathskulls detachments showing up in high performing tournament ork lists and I have been playing a Deathskulls brigade myself, and the 6++ on almost everything is really clutch and the rerolls, especially the damage on morkonauts and shock attack guns have been really really good for me.

Cwak
Cwak

More Tyranids please hardly seen you do anything from them recently. Keep up the good work!

Dusty

Yes for Nige!

Volkhov
Volkhov

I know I’ve said it a hundred times before but it’s never not true, the sheer level of production quality you men put into these battle reports is unmatched, and it’s a massive part of why I rarely watch other channels.

Probably_Luke
Probably_Luke

I think atalan jakals are -1 to hit?

Mishgun2k
Mishgun2k

Why jump that first unit of shootas in front of Spiders entire army, Bone?

HappyJacket
HappyJacket

i dont think you get perils of the warp unless you roll a double 1 or double 6, even if a bonus puts you to 12 poor nigel 🙁

Maarten
Maarten

Familiars don’t die when you use them, they can still soak up a wound 😉 Nice report! Fun with variety.. Any chance you would try running a Bladed Cog army some time? exploding 5’s against space smurfs is nice 🙂

D J kiepura
D J kiepura

Yes b-bone i can see you leading an orc army to many a victory! I think Nigel is your spirit animal. Hope you will pick the orcs. Then again i can totaly see you with terry the tervigon and dave the genestealer.. I dont envy your hard choices 🙁

Dunk
Dunk

Goffs at last! looking forward to this! oi! wut Uz lookin’ AT!

Tomasz Baczewski
Tomasz Baczewski

@B-Bone, @ Spider – u can reroll charges for GSC when u take vigilus specialist deatachment – deliverance broodsurge and warlord trait for Iconward from vigilus.

Lector27
Lector27

Oof Bone, I feel for ya! Slipping up on screening characters is always rough – a little tip I’ve found for when playing this mission is to spread my intel points between my more aggressive and back-line characters. Even though you’re putting one more intel point at risk, its potential VP for getting into the center forces yoru opponent to either their attention or let one slide, and helps prevent the one-turn gotcha ambush that immediately takes you out of the game. If Ghasghkull had an intel point for example, his survival there (as he had yet to power up!)… Read more »

Alan Shroue
Alan Shroue

I have only just noticed that ive not seen a spidervision, beardoscope or bonecam intro anymore. I thought these were fun especially as stranger things is back on.

smartemarte
smartemarte

I must be missing something! You guys always say burnas and killa kans are good 🙊 they are awful! There’s a reason they’re never used in competitive games 😂

Kans morale means you can’t take them in big groups and burnas don’t have the ap!

Matthew
Matthew

Spider!! As a follow up to this batrep…if you try running aberrants with Rusted Claw you’ll find they are that much MORE resilient…then if you bring a Clamavus alongside them and pay for the Anointed Throng specialist detachment, and then finally give an abominant the Anointed Throng warlord trait, before even needing to play the ‘A Perfect Ambush’ Stratgem, they’re already appearing on the battlefield with a +2 to their charge!

DelinquentBunny
DelinquentBunny

25:28 you can actually see the Spider die a little inside.

michael805
michael805

Love to see an Orks vs World Eaters bloodbath, that would be epic!

Simon Malone
Simon Malone

Lads, lads lads! Recent first time On Demand subscriber, is there a forum/notice board for interacting with other On Demand subscribers? I’ve had a browse through the site but can’t see anything…

Jamess9
Jamess9

You can get re roll charges using the Vigilus specialist detachment Deliverance Broodsurge. There is a relic that allows all units within 6” to re roll advance and charges. It’s the only way I know. And I do use it in my GSC army and it’s solid.

Flapdoddle
Flapdoddle

Dang, those biker models are NICE! Just curious: How do you rate the 2CP Demolition Charge bomb vs the Death Guard Blight Bombardment + Vets combo?

Marcin Dudojć
Marcin Dudojć

Ok perhaps I have missed something but why did you roll once with all dices for Killer Cans and not one by one since multiple damage does not spill to other models, and perhaps one could live?

Matt Wallis

Regarding Ork Clan Kultures – while Bad moons and Evil Suns are good, i think Deathskulls is arguably the best. Getting a reroll hit, wound, AND damage roll PER UNIT can be insane if you capitalize on it. For example, with the Traktor cannons, it’s like getting 2 free CP rerolls per cannon that you can use on wound and damage roll. It works great with the Suped Up Shock Attack Gun. It works great with the new buggies. It works great if you take shoota boys and put a rocket in each squad. The 6++ invuln on everything is… Read more »

Scott Stevenson

Another great battle report. Was interested in putting together an ork list and now I’m certain! Keep up the good work.

Seti
Seti

All hail Nigel Bigtoof!!!! I’ve read he’s actually the Primarch of the lost 2nd legion.

Marcello Genovese
Marcello Genovese

Going too heavy with acolytes isn’t actually good, it’s pretty terrible from a competitive standpoint. I own 80 acolytes and I rarely use them all these days. Truth of the matter is GSC really struggle at removing screens quickly in order to ambush and acolytes suck at screen removal. You just end up trading precious acolytes to kill a worthless screen. I have been doing pretty well using trucks loaded with acolytes since 10 are more then enough to do the job, if not just use two units, meanwhile you ambush the neophytes who can pop up on objectives and… Read more »

Marcello Genovese
Marcello Genovese

Using the familiars psychic ability doesn’t kill them just as a heads up.

gruntmarine0311
gruntmarine0311

Mavis the Magos works quite well. Bone should really be in charge of naming all the characters. Nigel Gigtoof, Terry the Terrvigon, Mavis the Magos; the list goes on.

Inquisitor Helsing
Inquisitor Helsing

#Nigel Bigtoof for life. A++ for using the Goffs and not Badmoons Bone. Goffs to me are the original and most Orky of all Orks. Fantastic to see some alternative GSC builds and not just the Acolyte blobs. Great work guys. Best of luck with the move to the new studio.

rdhawkins92
rdhawkins92

I’d also love to see if you have any of the Hybrid Metamorphs at some point too. If you boost them like you were boosting the Acolytes, they can be absolutely LETHAL. The only complaint most have is their point effectiveness for a max 10 man unit.

rdhawkins92
rdhawkins92

You can get reroll charges with the vigilus detachment and by giving the iconward the warlord trait from it. Also, I’d want to verify why you pulled the familiars off the board when you used their ability. They have their own stat line and count as a second model in the unit, and more specifically there is nothing in the codex that says to remove them that I am aware of.

Chief Dreaming Owl
Chief Dreaming Owl

Thanks for the battle report!
Nice to see you are trying different faction vs each other. But I do not think I see Tyranids or the Tau vs Demons reports.

Michael ryder
Michael ryder

Feeling for Ben with this one. Getting caught out in the back lines ouch! One thing for certain if a rematch were to happen I think BBone would definitely not get caught out again.
Awesome rep as always though guys. Well worth the monthly sub 👍

Kbarnes2
Kbarnes2

The deliverance broodsurge gives you reroll charges

Sean Young
Sean Young

Bone deserves a rematch with the orks.

Kbarnes2
Kbarnes2

Your acolytes are actually 3 attacks a pop with the cultist knife (it’s basically a chainsword)

EvenTheTurtle
EvenTheTurtle

What makes you value the saw higher than the drill on the acolytes?

Tenryu22
Tenryu22

Win or lose you’re still the best Mr. Bone! =) Nigel Bigtoof 2020!

Troublebrewin
Troublebrewin

we need to see the hand flamer bomb!

Todd Meilleur
Todd Meilleur

Even better rusted claw in cover 3+ save against ap 0 and -1 weapons. Unit of 20 neophytes in cover could be hard to shift.

Altansar
Altansar

Who is the Mavis the Magus. I thought it was Melvin and Maggie. Is Melvin stepping out on Maggie, that bum!

Hutch
Hutch

Bone mate you are way too hard on yourself! No one outside of regular tourney guys plays a flawless game. Those errors are ones 99 per cent of players make in 9 games out of 10. Down the FLGS against a dceent gsc player that game plays out the same way. For me, as a GSC player in the making, this game puts the final nail in the coffin for the purestrain stealers in a pure GSC list. Kraken allies were always clearly the better choice competitively but the ability to cast might from beyond on GSC stealers kept the… Read more »

Warp5p1d3r
Warp5p1d3r

lawrence is ‘that guy’

Hrimfar

Interesting that a mining laser is a better option than a lascannon… the ad mech might need to speak with whomever is designing that mining equipment…

slowwolf
slowwolf

Despite the brevity, this is a battle report I’ll be watching at least once or twice more. I play Tau and Necrons, and the GSC seem tailor made to smash those armies apart. These kinds of battle reports are helpful for me, especially when it’s a big mistake: you can bet that anyone that watched this will be super aware of that deep striking nonsense in the future. On the topic of Tau, Bone, do you think Kroot would be a good screen to deal with melee horde armies like this? Or using a shaper? They seem cost efficient to… Read more »

Bardog
Bardog

If you bring the Goffz, you gotte bring a Gorkanaut :). Put some nasty in its belly and tellyporta it (for example a (big) mek with KFF). 18 Smash attacks, with every 6 resulting in another 3 attacks (cause it gives you +1 attack with the weapon). Its alot of fun :D.

Klod
Klod

On the subject of two Patriarchs beeing unfluffy. There is a Vigilus Defiant short story that you might want to give a quick read. 😉 https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/11/26/to-kill-a-dark-kinggw-homepage-post-3/