Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Las Vegas GT Report

Just got back from the Las Vegas GT. Some airplane crap issues, meant I got in at 8:30 this morning. So I am tired as hell, but I cut apart the pictures and now I am readies to report on the game.

Fist I will go through the games I played and then give a few opinions on the overall feel of the game itself.

First my list.
HQ: GUO, Breath, Cloud of Flies
HQ: Epidemus
Troops: 10 Plague bearers
Troops: 13 Plague Bearers, Icon X 3
Heavy: DP, Nurgle, Flies, Unholy Might, Wings, Breath of Chaos, Noxious Touch, Iron Hide
Heavy: DP, Nurgle, Flies, Breath of Chaos, Noxious Touch, Iron Hide X 2

Game 1: Seize Ground (Five objectives), Pitched Battle Deployment.
My opponent was Robert and he was playing Space Wolves. Great looking army and will have pics at the end of the mini report for the game. He had a ven dread, a reg dread, both with ass cannons. Some Long Fangs and a grey hunters. Some cool looking Blood Claw Bikers made to look like they are riding ATV's. A nice looking army with a very solid color scheme. I went first, the half I wanted came down (GUO, DP X2, 10 Plague Bearers, Epidemus). Dreads shot up one DP and the GUO went through and started eating on a Grey Hunter pack after finishing off the Blood Claw bikers. I killed a lot and it came down to the fact I couldn't get rid of a rhino full of Blood Claws that took one object and the rhino pushing me off another. His Venerable Dread was Immoblized within 3 inches of the one I had, and the game went to Robert. Great Opponent and a really fun game.
Score: Him 16 Me 7

Game 2: Nathan with Imperial Guard with Sisters. Annihilation with Spearhead Deployment
Probably one of the worst missions for IG. He has sisters, a command platton, some grenadiers, two hellhounds and a basilisk. He has 20+ kill points to my 9. My stuff came in and head a hard time killing some of the DP's as they slowly ate through bits of the army. Lots of funny assaults as my GUO couldn't destroy one Chimera. Again a great game with a fun opponent. I ended up with 8 KP's and he had 2 of mine. I won big here and it was a great game. I might be off on the KP's but I doubled the amount he had. Nathan, if you see I got this wrong, post up heh.
Score: Me 18 Nathan 5

Game 3: Andrew is who I played, and some might know him as Stelek. He was playing Daemon Hunters and this game was the , shit lets just get all the bad dice rolling out of the way. Capture & Control with Pitched Battle Deployment. That means hooray tied game haha. Either way, he had some Grey Knights, Inquisitor Lord and some mystics, mixed with Storm troopers and some sisters. Well, the army I wanted in came in, but everyone moved 10 inches towards his army. Normally that is fine, but when you have Grey Knights with Psy cannons ready to fire at me, well that just means everyone took wounds. I ran my guys back to my objective and we just ended the game that way. He wouldn't be able to make it to me to get the other objective, and I made sure to give him my most expensive DP to give him the most points. It ended on VP's and we split basically. I need to play him again because it was a fun game and Andrew is a great opponent. Other fun dice rolling, is I hit 11 peeps with Breath of Chaos and failed to wound anyone. Awesome!!! I also couldn't save anything. Hooray!!!
Score: Me 10 Andrew 14

Removed pic due to internet shenanigans

Game 4: I played Ken Blackwell with Daemon hunters again. Woot!!! Seize Objective and Pitch Battle Deployment Woot another objective game and an opponent with a ton of Vehicles. I know how this one ends. I kill a bunch of stuff, and the games on turn 5 with me unable to kill the vehicles contesting my objectives. If it went to turn 6, I would have killed all the vehicles as well as contest any other objectives. But alas that didn't happen and he won with more objectives then me. Good game again, and another nice army. I had fun and just pushed through the game to make sure we got all our turns. His army had an Inquisitor Lord mixed with Grey Knight Terminators (He forgot to place them :(, but he still won anyway and I had DP's left that would have put the hurt on them). He also had some marines, storm troopers, a land speeder, and a Venerable Dreadnought. Again, my armies weakness is shown with the lack of killing vehicles that push me off objectives. Scott had a Chaos lord, 3 squads of Plague Marines, Predator, Defiler, some bikers and lesser Daemons.
Score: Me 10 Ken 13

Game 5: Scott with Plague Marines. Annihilation with Dawn of War Deployment. Woot, the tally is hitting it quick. And it did. This game was a murder all the way through. The tallyman hit on Turn 3, by turn 4 it was up to 20 and everyone wounded on 2+ and had Power Weapons with a 3+ feel no pain haha. It was a great game and I had a ton of fun. Lots of stuff died and my DP's were murder for power Scott's army. I also made a lot of 4 up saves on my GUO and just watched my army just get up and going. I finally lost a fully Plague Bearer squad and one DP. I killed everything but one Rhino of Scott's. It was a crazy fun game and really helped put an end to a great tournament.
Score: Me 20 HIm 3

I ended up with 65 battle points, got a 50 on sportsmanship, and a 27 on my painting. That put me in a tie for 25th place out of 150. It was a great tournament and a lot of fun. I had 5 great games. The biggest thing I get out of the game and this Tournament is that vehicles suck to play against with objectives. It is annoying they can push me off of them and I no longer control it, but that is life and I need to find some way to get some kind of vehicle kill besides DP's. Kill points were a great advantage for me, due to the fact I had 5 units that were just about impossible to kill and collect their heads. The 2 objective missions were kinda dumb, and really hurt players that didn't have a ton of scoring or ways to get them etc. But hell, this is the first tournament and I am sure things will change. The top armies were not that great looking, and if I saw them at BFG I think they would get eaten up pretty well. Too many melta guns and other weapons that would have put a hurt on the army. Orks won the entire thing, and I think some of the massive template armies would have put a hurt on it, but hell the luck of the opponent is one of the ways to get a win hehe.

Oh here is my favorite army in the tournament.

New list if I played this army again. Dropping the GUO for more Nurgle Heralds to help deal with low armor vehicles.

HQ: Epidemus
HQ: Nurgle Herald, Palanquin, Unholy Might
Troops: Plague Bearers (10), Icon
Heavy: DP, Iron Hide, Nurgle, Wings, Gaze of Chaos, Unholy Might, Noxious Touch X 3
I think that is it, might be off some points but I need to look at the codex. This should give me a chance to pop stupid rhinos. I took out the breath of Chaos due to the fact they just sucked too much, and 3 Str 5 Ap 3 shots hitting on 2+ might end up killing the exact amount I needed. Might end up playing Orks at Baltimore, depending on if I win and can place for Ard Boyz. I don't want to take a ton of guys and then have to switch armies etc. Too much to carry haha.

Ok... that is long enough for the post. Please if I made any mistakes etc, just comment me. I had a great time. Enough... more later on this week with some thoughts on Ard Boyz and other lists. Painting this week is more orks and some Daemon stuff. Fun fun fun.


Stelek said...

I think the only way for Demons to control objectives is with Soulgrinders.

You should call our game 'Nurgle takes it in the shorts'. ;)

Oh and love the photo! lol

dean said...

looks like you had fun. Curious- why put 3 icons in one squad? or did I misread your list?

dean said...

also, did you have much luck with tally of the pestilence? I am debating flipping the other chaos gods the bird and just running all nurgle, but I'm wondering how often I'll actually get high enough to make it count.

Thomas aka Goatboy said...

Hell yeah Stelek, it was eat a foot in your rotten ballz. Hehehe.

And each squad has one icon of the three. So three, 13 man squads with an icon in it.

I didn't run soul grinders, due to the nature of the list being all nurgle and some of the armies with low model counts hurting the chances to get the tally up.

I got the tally all but one game, and that was versus Stelek and the horrible rolling of the overall game. Every other game I hit the tally and started eating up any base unit I hit.

I will write up another Daemon list based off the observations of the tournament. I already showed the new Nurgle list that might make things easier in the future for Papa Rotten Butt to finish the game better hehe. Stupid Vehicles.

Stelek said...

It's my null field. Ask my friends, they swear I have one. lol

MasterDarksol said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Question: did the Tally help your Plague-Marine opponent in game 5? Doesn't it grant the bonus to all models with the mark of Nurgle on the field, or just your own? (don't have the codex with me at work)

Thomas aka Goatboy said...

Everyone gets it. So we all ignored armor saves and wounded on a 2+ haha. I just had a 5 up inv save and a lot more MC's to hurt the opponent. The MC's went after the Defiler and Predator and from there it was just a battle of attrition with me winning due to always having a save.

And yeah, your damned Null field. Bastard Stelek. Hehehe. Are you sure it isn't the geek stank on ya? hehe...

Stelek said...

Hey just be glad I didn't use it to push your models off the table instead of pulling them all towards me. Man the amount of bitching then would have been EPIC! lol

Thomas aka Goatboy said...

Hahahahah. Yeah you and your damned gravity zone hehehe.

I am pushing for an Austin event at some time. Hopefully in a year or so something will come up. Would be fun to throw down in Austin.