Sunday, June 6, 2010
Goatboy - Lord can we stop with the Man Sword Waving?
Seriously, it is getting tiresome. I mean shit, I know I don't suck too bad, but really. I am better then you, no you suck more, no you suck even more, no look you suck like a prison lady boy. Come on. It is time to just shut up and start having fun pushing plastic jerk faces around the table. As most know I am friends with all sorts of internet jerk faces. Heck I am one of them too. Passing whatever I consider tactics on a game that has a random factor in it. I can shout all I want about whatever army list is better, but when it comes down too it, whoever roll more 4+ usually wins. I just want people to just shut up and having fun playing the game.
Take this weekend, we had a hobby tournament and I took a nutty Space Wolves list that went for a highlander style of feel. Every unit different with as much of the Force Org covered with whatever nonsense I felt like taking. I took a few good units, but for the most part took stuff looking just to maximize the chance to have something cool happen. Here is the list and I ended up winning the event and had fun in every game.
HQ: Wolf Lord, Thunder Wolf, Saga of the Warrior, Thunder Hammer, Storm Shield, Runic Armor, Wolf Tail Talisman
HQ: Wolf Priest, Jump Pack, Runic Armor, Meltabombs
HQ: Rune Priest, Living Lightning, Murderous Hurricane
Elites: 5 Wolf Scouts, 2 X Plasma Pistol, Meltagun
Elites: Lone Wolf, Terminator Armor, Storm Shield, Chainfist, 2 X Fenris Wolves
Troops: 10 Grey Hunters, MoW, 2 X Meltaguns, Power Weapon, Rhino
Troops: 10 Grey Hunters, MoW, 2 X Flamers, Power Weapon, Rhino
Troops: 9 Bloodclaws, Powerfist, Rhino
FA: 10 Fenris Wolves
FA: 9 Sky Claws, Meltagun, MoW, Powerfist
Heavy: 6 Long Fangs, 2 Lascannons, 3 Heavy Bolters
Heavy: Vindicator, Siege Shield
Obviously this is not a power house list as there are some options are that are not the best. I probably should have gone with a Wolf Claw lord with that Saga or at least a Frost Weapon. I should know, as the lord only saw 4 rounds of combat in all the games. He was killed by Scorpion mandiblaster one game. Meganobz in another game. And Grey Knights with some Sisters help in another game.
The Long Fangs were not really that good, as they only had 2 long range weapons. I had a lot of fun with the Blood Claws and Sky Claws. They really pour out the pain when they got in there. The 2 Grey Hunter squads were my work horses as normally my Wolf Lord took the opponents attention for 2 turns and it set up my rhino full of Space Goats to get out and do some major damage. The Lone Wolf was pretty awesome as he took out a Killa Kan, an Avatar, and a Wraithlord for the weekend.
So what did I learn from all of this? Taking an unoptimized army made me work for my wins. I got lucky and didn't play anyone with a fully tuned list, but still each game was a challenge to pull out in the end. Lately games really have not been the best as you can easily see the outcome after turn 2 when playing with two highly tuned lists. These more mish mashed lists really give a hell of a lot more opportunity to do exciting things with otherwise "Ass" units. Heck sometimes you can find a little nugget of gold in these units.
So I don't know really what else to say beyond try playing for fun a bit more. I have won a whole lot and of course usually like winning to losing, but winning with tactics beats winning with list superiority.