As the placings were read out for game two I found myself on table 5 (I’d actually started on table 1) but unfortunately I was paired up with Chris again. The ref swapped us with the guys on the next table. I was pleased to see that I got James Clulow’s Blood Angels instead of the GK that Matt had beaten in game 1. With the tournament missions now running in reverse we’d be playing the dodgy “Escort” mission . The referee ruled that all of the shenanigans were now allowed again but the “Escort” couldn’t leave the table until turn 3. Anyway, James’ Blood Angels consisted of Tycho (his “Escort”) with 5 sternguard in a razorback, two tactical squads (one in a Pod, the other in a Rhino), 10 assault marines, 5 devastators with a razorback, an Aegis line and another bloody vindicator. Again my list can be found here . Battle Report There’d be no night fighting and despite not choosing sides, I won the roll off for first turn. I deployed in a fairly standard way with long fangs in cover and grey hunters/TWC on the left flank.
There’s been a lot of talk about Space Wolves going off the boil recently. Not as many people are taking them to tournaments anymore since there’s (literally) shinier stuff out there in the form of GK and Necrons. Don’t get me wrong I can see why people are attracted to these books. It’s no secret that GK are incredibly powerful and Necrons can be tough to beat. However, I think part of the problem is that people aren’t evolving their lists. There are three types of gamers at tournaments. Those who write a fun list with units they enjoy using, those who come up with an innovative list and play it to its best and finally those who just copy the second group but don’t have the tactical acumen to pull it off. Personally I probably have qualities of all three of those. I try and do something different with fun units but I’m not that great tactically. I have some inspired moments but the people who win tournaments are pretty solid throughout the entire battle
Well after a solid 5 game day at Warhammer World I’m already knackered and there’s 3 games left to play tomorrow. Matt and I had totally different fortunes today but we’ll come to that. The first 4 games were at 1000pts with this list: 1000pts of Space Wolves Rune Priest (Living Lightning, Murderous Hurricane) 3 Wolf Guard w/ Power Fists 3x 8 Grey Hunters (Melta, Wulfen, Standard) 3x Rhinos 2x 5 Long Fangs (4 Missile Launchers) No really surprises there but since most of the games were going to be 1000pts today I wanted something solid I could rely on. Well I thought I could…. Game 1 vs. Chaos Space Marines The opener for the day was against a great guy called Simon who'd got a list based around plague marines. We were playing Spearhead and Seize Ground with 5 objectives. The main factor for this game was that there were 4, yes 4, bastions on the field meaning wherever I deployed my long fangs were going to have a hard time getting to shoot.