Monday, May 16, 2011

So I played a tournament - woohoo

I played the Alamo GT and won Overall - there was a scoring issue that got fixed and I ended up on top! Not a bad day for the Grey Knights and it was games 4-8 for them for me. I loved the brick of doom and if you haven't seen the list here it is for the internet to use and abuse.

HQ: Libbie, Warp Rift (never used it should have been quicksilver), Shrouding, Sanctuary, Might of Titans
HQ: Crowe
Troops: GKT X 10, Thawn upgrade, Halberds X 6, Daemon Hammer X 2, Bro Banner, Psycannon X 2
Troops: Purifers X 7, Halberds X 4, Daemon Hammer X 1, Psycannon X 2, Rhino
Troops: Purifers X 7, Halberds X 4, Daemon Hammer X 1, Psycannon X 2, Rhino
Troops: Purifers X 7, Halberds X 4, Daemon Hammer X 1, Psycannon X 2, Rhino
Heavy: Dreadnought, TWL Autocannon X 2, Psybolt
Heavy: Dreadnought, TWL Autocannon X 2, Psybolt
Heavy: Dreadnought, TWL Autocannon X 2, Psybolt

Here is a basic rundown of the event with the games I played.

RD 1 - Ryan Woodroof - I think that is his last name. He had Wolves - 2 Rune Priests, Wolf Lord with Wolf Claws and Saga of the bear, 3 Grey Hunters, 2 Dreads one with Autocannons and one with Lascannon/Missile Launcher. WG around and a Land Raider.

I won this game with full points. The big thing was rending out his Land Raider with the first 8 shots from a Psycannon. It was just one of those games where I kept the Libbie out of 24 no range and just cast shrouding a lot to keep my guys protected. I moved up and started punching stuff. He did steal the initiative and blow up two rhinos. It was a 5 objective game. Thawn died to the first bolter wound and got back up the next turn. Hooray!

RD 2 - Sam Smith - Shrike with 50 Scouts and 20 terminators. Pedro was there too. Scouts were assault based.

This was going to be a turn 3 game where he was an assault army and I was a mean assault army. I went first and got into combat with guys. I didn't need shrouding at all as he was light on shooting. I just made a corner, killed all the mean things coming in and waited on the termies to hit as I slowly picked them apart. Cleansing flame did some damage as I got assault by two scout squads on one Purifier squad. I got lucky and Sanctuary did some good and kept Shrike from getting into assault. I ended up chasing him off the board and shot him to pieces. A very unlucky match up for Sam as I just had some decent assault mixed with good mid range shooting. 20 pts to me.

RD 3 - Will Ferguson - This is a local guy who I have never played. He was playing razor wolf spam. Some guys, some razorbacks, 15 Long Fangs, 2 rune priests, and 2 Rifle Dreads. This was an annihilation game and it was definitely in my favor.

I walked up to mid range - kept my librarian out of 24 inches, cast shrouding and just went to town with Psycannons. I blew up all the Razorbacks. Thawn died twice this game - once to a lascannon and the other time after he ran across the field and attacked long fangs and died to combat, came back up again and chased them off the board. This was an uphill game for Will and he knew it. It was done in 45 minutes as it was just a shooting gallery as I pumped out shots, cast fortitude and shrouding and just blew things away. Highpoint was when he shot a rhino, it had the 6+ cover save and he penetrated twice. I threw the dice and like a boss rolled double 6's.

16-8 for me

RD 4 - Greg Harris with his old school Grey Knights. He had one of everything almost and the dreaded Storm Raven. This was a 2 objective mission and was looking at a tie with some lucky hood action from myself as well as some random bad rolling to fix a Land Raider I kept rending and immobilizing. He had a Tech marine inside. Crowe almost had the chance to kill a wounded libbie and the Tech marine but failed and died to a servo arm punching him in the Jimmy. I got lucky and took out the storm raven with an assault Purifier and his daemon hammer that was set to 10. I hit twice (needing 6's) and that helped me out. He had a vindicare and I kept it out of range the entire game and using my dreads to just shoot, shoot, and more shoot. Thawn died and got up and walked around. We ended up drawing the main and I got the secondary. Nutty dice rolling of the game, I hit 4 times with a psycannon and rolled 4 rends. I only immbolized the Land Raider dangit!

12 - 8 for me.

RD 5 Russell and his Battle Wagon orks. 3 Objectives. He had 3 BW, Mek, Ghaz, trukks, and some tank bustas. It was a Dawn of War set up and I got extremely lucky with some rending shots. I blew up Ghaz's ride, he fell out with Nobz and I then shot all 12 str 8 shots at them. I shot the termies too and after it all cleared all the nobz were dead and Ghaz had 3 wounds. He ran to the other BW and I proceeded to immoblize them and shoot up the army. Crowe did good this game and killed some orks and ran some down. Round ended on 5 and we drew on everything.

12-12 tie.

So basically I went 4-0-1 for the day and got 2nd overall. I will see what kind of stuff I got for my painting and anything else. All in all a great time with cheap beer, some good food, and some great games.

And to add on - a quick paint for the week. I will be off to ATC thing in Tennessee this next weekend so it will be a slower week then I would want.

Monkey Dreadknight - Done - picture below!
Plastic Dudesmen - Done!
12 Orks for HOA - Built and Primed
12 Monsters for Necromunda - Built and Primed - THE LAST OF THE NECROMUNDA!
1 Review Model for Biker - In pieces
1 Ork Warboss Flying Model for HOA - in pieces
1 Trukk for HOA - in pieces

So some HOA stuff and other random bits. Should be a nice week and I will come back running like a boss when I get back.



Jay said...

I am bringing my 720 and cash (or beer if prefer) so you can draw on.

Nids or grey knights. It is up to you.

Jay said...

I am bringing my 720 and cash (or beer if you prefer) so you can draw on.

Nids or Grey Knights its up to you.

RealGenius said...

Isn't this the second year in a row you've finished 1st loser at Alamo?

If so, they should re-name second overall the "Goatboy".

Black Blow Fly said...

Great job as always Thomas !! Boy can your lay down a massive wall of firepower !! It's really impressive. I'm planning to run a 10 man squad of GKT in my army as well and I'm going to build it just like yours. Thanks for sharing brosef !!

You rawk .


The Hod said...

That dreadmonkey really shines now that it is complete. I love the work you did for the GS fur.

Gonka Koff said...

Gongratulations, Thomas! I like the army very much, it's a really good build.
Thanks for a good game last time, btw!

/"The Swede"