Return to Auros IX: Final Thoughts on the Campaign by Patrick Eibel
Well, the campaign is over and the Orks hold on to Auros IX. I thought that even though this campaign was much shorter than the first go-round, it really was a nice homage to the previous campaign. I think one of the best things Kenton and I are able to do with the Jungle is to have ongoing story lines that actually move forward.
Now that this campaign is over, we will be taking time to visit some of the story lines that involve our other armies. In particular, the release of Codex: Dark Eldar means we can finally feature the Ozone Scorpions. We will also be trying out some new foes in missions such as the Tau vs. Aquamarines and the Dvergar vs. the Eldar. Lots of tasty goodness coming soon to an Equatorial Rainforest near you…
Two and a half gamers: Patrick (left), his son Thomas, and proud godfather Kenton
Final Thoughts on the Campaign by Kenton Kilgore
This campaign was much, much shorter than the first one, and I think we can all be thankful for that. Seriously, though, it was a hefty challenge and mostly a good time. I’ve wanted to do an Ork-on-Ork game, as we did in Battle #1, for many, many years, and it was tremendously entertaining for both of us (and hopefully for you, too).
While the various scenarios and rules from the Planetstrike supplement were interesting at first, we had
soured on them by Battle #4.
In reviewing the final battle, technically, a Big Mek Stompa is not allowed to join a Dred Mob (the datafax says a “Stompa” can join), but then, I misinterpreted the “bumper car” rule for the Trukk Konvoy that lets them bonk each other forward (Pat had asserted that they all could do so in a turn, I insisted that only one in the unit could: re-reading the rule, I think Pat was right). Those two rule screw-ups were a wash, in my opinion, and I don’t think they substantially affected the outcome of the game or the campaign.
So, then, the Orks continue to hold Auros IX, the Imperial invaders are repulsed, and what will happen next with the Fighting Tigers as they return to Veda? Only time will tell….
Posted April 2011