Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition Battle Report: Tyranids vs Orks 2000pts

Bone takes the helm of Hive Fleet Myrmidon again Liam and his Ork horde in this brutal game!

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  • Thomas Brouer


    • The B-Bone


  • Kit Brodholt

    “I’m going to swing my nob first” I love orks!

    • Robert Edwards

      HAHAHA. Love it.

  • Sam Shand

    Positioning of characters seems so important, leaving the war boss open on the flank really hurt with all that smite.

    • The B-Bone

      Very true! Holding back the Hive tyrants made a huge difference this game πŸ™‚

  • Chris Hughes

    For Xmas…we need the first ever TT Apocalypse game. Chaos vs Good
    Guys, 3 or 4k points each. Maximum cheese, spam and turkey. Make it so.
    Go on, do it, do it now!!

    • The B-Bone

      This is a cool idea!

      • R4zl

        Indeed! Oh and add in some open war cards aswell! πŸ™‚

  • Marcello Genovese

    Great work Bone! So proud of how far your fellas have come and I can only see you folks doing bigger and better in the future. I am glad Lawrence has solid mates to share the load with. Your getting better already Bone! Thanks for the epic games! I haven’t commented much lately as because I have been painting a 2000 point catachan army for a tournament tomorrow, got it done in just over 2 and a half weeks! These reports really made the marathon painting sessions a blast, you know a report is done well when you can be entertained simply hearing it!

    • The B-Bone

      Thanks mate πŸ™‚ That is a lot of painting! Glad we could take the edge off for you, also props on getting it done so fast!

  • Jeremy Mitchell Vrtis

    14:30 ish. make sure the mirrors are covered! but im enjoying this greatly!

  • Garviel

    Bone is absorbing Spider powers.

    • The B-Bone

      HAHA nay just unleashing the BONE POWERS!!

      • Archmike

        That’s exactly what i say to the Mrs at night…

        • The B-Bone

          HAHAHAHA! No comment

  • SirGore

    Great game! Nice to have Liam on the show, a experianced player but still a humble player.

    • The B-Bone

      He is an absolute gent!

  • Archmike

    I’ve never liked the tactical objective cards tbh. I think you can win or loose a game based on the luck of the draw as opposed to tactics. Have you guys thought of using the open war deck? We use it all the time with match play rules and it makes for much fairer more tactical games.
    Not that i don’t enjoy watching btw! I wouldn’t be paying you if i didn’t ^_^

  • Adam Varney

    Awesome stuff again TT, its close, competitive, fun and two great players with amazing sportsmanship. loved every second of it just what i needed while painting my own Tyrannofex!

    • The B-Bone

      Cheers buddy glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  • Tony Molinari

    This is why everyone loves the Orks. Win or lose it will always be an absolute blast! cheers

    • The B-Bone

      I want orks… I want them ALL!!

  • Danny S

    Great game! Tell Liam to get rid of those horrid GW skull dice!!

    • The B-Bone

      HAHA We don’t discriminate on dice choices here, all shapes and sizes are welcome πŸ˜›

  • Peter Almo

    Really fun batrep, loved Liam, Tyranids seem very strong atm, I just don’t really see a single unit in the lists played on TT that you might call fodder or tax. Whether it’s tactical squads or guardian squads, most armies have a unit that you take to fill a need or fill a detachment, but you don’t expect them to do that much beyond screening or objective holding – but with the Nid lists, it’s like literally every model is primed to weak havoc either with shooting or melee. Are genestealers as troops choices too good? As a gateway to easy command points and ObSec they just seem incredible, they’re one weakness is there flimsy save, but they move incredibly fast, are cheap enough, and destroy in combat. It’s why I’ve always hated tac squads and basically never run them, 10 bolter shots, meh, 11 attacks at strength with no rend, meh, I jus’t don’t see it lol.

    • The B-Bone

      I am all about genestealers! I want to run an army full of them, they are so cool, bit bummed they didn’t get to do much this game… But we live and learn!

  • Lord Fangio

    Brilliant game!

    I must point out however that a Warboss on bike has 7 wounds!

    • The B-Bone

      Oh really? I’ll let Liam know

  • Grendle

    Always great to see some Orks! Great game gents! Love seeing the new codex Nids too!

    • The B-Bone

      Cheers mate!

  • Eddie

    Is Tyranid tactica coming next, or will Eldar be first?

    • GerManticore

      I think Imperial Guard / Astra Militarum would be next, if they stick with the GW release schedule.

      • Nic

        Any word on when we could expect that Guard tactica?

      • Eddie

        Good point, I forgot IG got their codex recently

  • Andreas Rehn

    Got to love the orks ^_^

  • Neutral Steve

    When’s Liam (Thoros!) bringing the Fists back? I remember his assault centurions getting smashed by the corpse thief claw in seventh, but stick em in a Raven with an Ironclad and things could be so different in eighth!

  • John Barber

    What a fantastic game! I think it felt a little one sided, but the attitude of everyone really helped build the atmosphere. Bone and Liam were both great sports (as always), so I think you should make Liam a regular! I feel that Bone just did not recognize how bloody scary mass Orks are until far too late haha re: those Genestealers!

    I always seem to love Liam’s lists as well, very flavoursome (with Orksome sauce)

    • The B-Bone

      Yeah that advance and charge caught me on the back foot that’s for sure! My fault for not looking into it!

  • DakkaJoe07

    Liam! what up? always happy to see you on here. You’re my Ork brother from another mother. Bone, i think you’ve inherited some of the spider’s rolls man, you were dropping like a champ. Good fun as always watching guys go to town. Did have a quick question. was trying to buy some dice and a shirt but it keeps telling me my cart is empty and wont let me proceed. am i doing something wrong or what’s up?

    • DakkaJoe07

      addendum, i second the notion that Liam should be a regular member of the band.

      • DakkaJoe07

        When those grots got the killing blow on that carni, my hands shot up in a double fist pump. then i realized i was not at a ball game but watching a batrep in my closet that i have repurposed into an office. NERD MODE engaged

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  • Metalfist

    I can’t help but chuckle at “swing my nob first”. Imagine someone watching with no knowledge of orcs ;D

    • The B-Bone


  • Maxime Lafarge

    Nice game and great to see Liam back ! can’t wait to see more Orks actions when the Codex will be out

    • The B-Bone

      Same here!

  • Alex Gray

    One of the best games I’ve ever seen! I was so involved and was cheering dice rolls πŸ˜‚ Fantastically entertaining guys, continuing to effortlessly justify my subscription 🎲

    • The B-Bone

      Thanks mate, glad we could be of service!

  • Patrick

    Think we need to get Liam on the channel as a regular since it’s always a beautiful sight when the Orks roll in to town for a party! I also love how he builds his Ork lists, he clearly knows how to make them work in 8th edition – maybe get him in as a guest if we see a Tactica video on an Ork Codex in the new year? πŸ˜‰

    • The B-Bone

      We will see what we can do!

  • R4zl

    Great batrep, sure some sloppy things by Bone in deployment and turn 1 movement and a bit of playing it too safe with psychic powers for my taste in the later turns. But you loose you learn, or maybe it’s you peril you learn! =)

    A really good game by both players! Great charges and utilization of the pile in and consolidation from Liam, nice to see!
    Great sportsmanship and a lot of fun to watch! Keep it up! And as always orks are a lot of fun to watch!

    On the turn that he cast “the jump” on the unit of boys Bone could have used “The Deepest Shadow” stratagem for a much higher probability of fail/deny.

    If running two detachments you should have made one kronos and the other kraken or jormungandr. The “opportunistic advance” stratagem is amazing for genestealers and would have changed your deployment alot! Also the warlord trait (-1 to hit) is amazing vs orks who suffer a 50% decrease in hits with their shooting. Cast the horror on a key unit for lulz! πŸ™‚

    A note on some of the builds that I’d love your opinion on (both Bone and Lawrence):
    Hive Tyrants 2xScything talons are re-rolling misses of 1, +1A and got AP -3 & Dmg 3 for 20 pts. Twin devs and boneswords are a total of 14 points more expensive but grant you 12 S6 AP 0 shots and still +1A, AP -2 and Dmg 3. Toss out toxin sacs and you are only looking at a 10 point increase. What’s your take on this? vs both this army and armies of 2+/3+ armor saves?

    Carnifexes: Enhanced senses give you 3+ BS. But a Monstrous Acid Maw gives you AP -5, Dmg D3 in close combat freeing that other slot of arms up for a second pair of devourers. Meaning 12 hits (about 14 with re-rolll ones from kronos) on avarage from 24 shots with BS 4+. Still more than the avarage of 8 (just over 9 with re-roll 1s) hits from a 12-shot dev/talon fex with bs 3+ and not too far from the 16 hits (18,67 with re-roll 1s) from a pure 2xtwin dev fex with bs 3+. Sure you pay with a D3 dmg instead of a flat 3 but actually gain in AP. I’d consider running at least one like this and the other as a pure dual dakka-fex following tight behind his dual dakka/maw brother. Also, with kraken, spore cysts and the possibility of onslaught and double advance these make for a great & very durable distraction/objective rushing carnifex aswell.

    Sorry for the loooooong post. πŸ˜€

  • Dan Lipscomb

    Great bat rep! Love Liam back with orks taking on a codex Mermadon and Bone is the best. Nobody loses a tough game with more class.

  • Jesper77

    Haha love the dramaturical parts


    *Bone flaps his arms*

    Gr8 batrep and It will be awsome to see this game again when the orc dex has dropped.

  • Dimitri Tkatchenko

    Best game I seen in some time