Monday, August 2, 2010

Woohoo I survived WarGamesCon/BolsCon

This weekend was a hell of a lot of fun and I got to talk face to face to a ton of people. Hopefully I didn't piss anyone off and get a nice round of cheater mic cheaterson comments on my supposed Casino dice :). Kidding aside this event was a lot of fun. I mean seriously, we leave our hometowns/basements to have a weekend of fun with only conversations about little plastic models, beer, and hopefully some mindless bitching about bad dice rolling.

I judged most of the event and only played in the team tournament and was the ringer at the end of the Winners Bracket. I played with Brent from Strictly Average and I had a blast in all 3 games. In fact, even though our armies were unoptimized we did pretty well with what we had to play with. So all in all it was an awesome time. Here is a very brief hazy memory Battle Report.

I was playing massed Grey Hunters and Brent was with Footdar. I almost wanted to stop Eldrad's mental shenanigans with a 4+ from my Rune Priest but I decided not too.

Game 1 - Chaos Marines and Tyranids. First of all, I accidentally marked them as a Good game versus a Great game. These guys fucking rocked and deserved a Great Game. I was dumb and tired but they were great. They had shirts and were called Chaotic Gribbles or something like that. They wore purple shirts. They had some Tervigons, hormagaunts, and other things too. We ended up winning and I got to JaWs out a tervigon like a jerkface. They blew up some termagaunts, they pooped themselves and ran off of the board like a bunch of whiney babies. Great game with some good guys. I think they were named Dan and Mike? They were not from around these parts and drove down to have some fun in the hot hot heat of Texas.

Game 2 - Orks and Daemons with the name of Korks. It was a father and son team, Caleb and Bill. I played Bill last year at Bolscon and I got lucky with a seize the initiative that took out some fire from his Marines. I also made all my saves on my nob biker squad too. It was not the most fun game for Bill and he wanted to apologize to me. I told him that I knew the game went south with that steal and not to worry, we were going to have fun here. And we did. It was a great game that had us winning by 10 or so points in the end. He had some Plague Bearers left that my Grey Hunters just couldn't kill. Awesome game and a great looking army to boot. The Plague Bearer conversions were awesome.

Game 3 - Was versus Team Twilight. Space Wolves and Blood Angels. First of all, a big thank you to Mike for giving me that purity seal. All weekend long I had people asking me where I got it. That thing is awesome and I think Mike should make more then the ones for his opponents and sell them for beer money. It was awesome. Kenny was the other player and it was great to finally play him too. Their armies look amazing on the table top and the game was a lot of fun. I did get to JaWs a Saga of the Bear guy off the table so at least I did something cool. We lost this game like some Sad Pandas but all in all it was a fun time.

I ended up playing as a ringer and had 3 good games too. I got lucky and got to play Romeo from Battle Foam and barely squeaked out a 26 to 25 win. It was a lot of fun and Romeo kicks some ass. As do his bags. I should have made him give me a bag by beating him haha.

But really this weekend was a lot of fun and I hope more people come next year. We doubled in size from the year before and I didn't hear a single bitch and moan throughout the weekend. I think next year we will jump up a bunch more and hopefully have a monster sized team event. 8th edition fantasy will be fully ready to play and I think we will have a banner year for miniature beatdowns.

After watching Brent's Daemon army work I have decided I am going to start thinking about throwing together one. It will give me something to do that isn't so Goatheaded :). Look for some thoughts in the coming weeks as I get the plans together for my Heralds and Fiend thoughts. This army won't be metal at all so I need to do some serious planning. Initial list thought is below.

HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Chariot of Tzeentch, Bolt of Tzeentch, Breath of Chaos
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Chariot of Tzeentch, Bolt of Tzeentch, Breath of Chaos
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Chariot of Tzeentch, Bolt of Tzeentch, Breath of Chaos
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Chariot of Tzeentch, Bolt of Tzeentch, Breath of Chaos
Elites: Fiends of Slaanesh X 6, Unholy Strength
Elites: Fiends of Slaanesh X 6, Unholy Strength
Elites: Blood Crushers X 5, Fury of Khorne, Unholy Icon, Musical Instrument
Troops: Plague Bearers X 5
Troops: Plague Bearers X 5
Troops: Plague Bearers X 5
Troops: Plague Bearers X 5
Heavy: Daemon Prince, Mark of Tzeentch, Doombolt, Breath of Chaos
Heavy: Daemon Prince, Mark of Tzeentch, Doombolt, Breath of Chaos
Heavy: Daemon Prince, Mark of Tzeentch, Doombolt, Breath of Chaos

That sits right at 2000 points and might create an interesting army to mess around with. I got the basic idea for my Herald, I just need to make it to see if it works :). Look for some more thoughts on Space Wolves this week too.

8 comments:

Crazy Red Praetorian said...

You do know goat heads would fit right in with a deamon army...Goat's blessings

Thomas aka Goatboy said...

I got a new idea - so will see. Plus I want to use the new DP - got some ideas for that jerk off too.

Crazy Red Praetorian said...

Will he have sleeves?

Thomas aka Goatboy said...

Haha no hints - but this is something neat looking - hopefully have a test in a few days :). And I should just make a Josh figure :). But shit a lot of my Space Goats have no sleeves :)

The_King_Elessar said...

Why the Crushers over more Fiends? Variety?

Well done to you and Brent, must have been an interesting challenge to overcome both of your partners absences and make a new team. lol

Thomas aka Goatboy said...

Crushers make a great bluff - scare the piss out of you unit. Which is all I really want them to do, that way my other pieces can get into position to smack crap around :).

Black Blow Fly said...

A complex squad of Blood Crushers can soak a lot of wounds plus of course they are dead hard in close combat. They are one unit that can go toe to toe with Thunderwolves. If I were you I'd consider dropping one of the Tzneetch heralds so you can take a Khornate herald mounted on a juggernaught and attach him to the Blood Crushers. The herald can soak more wounds which is very helpful for a first turn drop against armies like IG and SM razorspam. If you could bump your squad up to five Crushers they will last longer. For the herald I would gift him with Unholy Might, Fury of Khorne and Blessing of the Blood God... Equipped as such the herald can pop dreadnaughts and even landraiders. I would also like to suggest you replace one of the Tzneetch daemon princes with a Nurgle Daemon Prince - wings, iron hide, unholy might, cloud of flies and noxious touch. Against T6 or less monstrous creatures he is wounding on 2+ with rerolls. The Nurgle Prince is just as good as a greater daemon and in some ways even better... Pricey but extremely lethal !!

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Thomas aka Goatboy said...

Thanks for the info - I will be testing and looking at some Khorne Heralds too - as I think they could be interesting too. Just goofing around with the list and some conversion possibilities. Woo.