Hey LO this is an idea that ZhuPei and I came up with to add some spice to our games. The idea is simple:
A player can choose two different armies from the regular codices to play a game. The other player then chooses which of the two armies he would like to play as. The two players choose an agreeable point size (say 150. The twist comes in where the two players must choose an army list from the army list section of their respective races. These army lists have to be from the first two pages of the army list sub-forum.
Not only does this add an element of surprise, it is also makes the game tremendously more difficult, as you are using an army which you may not have played before, or a list you would never have imagined. Without further ado I bring you the first instalment of our (hopefully) glorious List Wars!
List Wars! Ė Part One
For our first round of List Wars, I Suggested Orks and Tau, and ZhuPei, without a momentís hesitation, chose Tau. At 1500. So I was left with Orks. My immediate thoughts were along the lines of ĎGreat.. This is gonna be him shooting the crap out of me while I slowly rush towards him..í I simply assumed then that I would have to take either a 1500 battlewagon rush, or a green tide.. Trukk rush was out of the question due to railgunsÖ enough said.
For the list picking.. I had a number of options. There were a couple of trukk rushes, which I quickly discarded. A very interesting gretching spam/kan wall, a semi-battlewagon rush, and finally, a green tide. In the end, keeping in mind I was facing Tau, I chose Akivaraís Green Tide list! It can be found here: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ts-newbie.html (1500 pts newbie)
I was quite happy with this list, mainly because I did not believe that Tau could spam out THAT much anti-infantry firepower.
ZhuPeiís list picking was fast and brutal. He knew what he wanted, and quickly settled on BrockSamsonís list, which can be found here: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...bang-bang.html (1500 Bang Bang) When I asked him why, he simply said Ď suits, suits and more suits.í Fair enough, I thought. Lucky for me he only had one Hammerhead which while being very hard to take out meant that he only had one blast in his whole army which meant my green tide would remain relatively intact.
Orks vs Tau
The board was a standard 6x4 with a major terrain piece in each quadrant. There was a river running through the middle with fords in the middle. The major terrain pieces were bastions and ruins (two of each) and had two ruined walls in front of them. My objective was placed central-right, behind a bastion. ZhuPeiís objective was placed on his left flank, on his bastion.
The mission was capture and control, and deployment was pitched battle.
We rolled off. I rolled a two, and Zhupei rolled a four. He gave me first turn.