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just got home from my first gamesday, or any tournament for that matter, and needed to tell people who might actually care. lol I deployed a almost pure grey knight army as follows bellow, and actually managed to pull off some pretty cool stuff, even if I did lose pretty badly two out of three rounds and only tied the other one. here's what I brought
BC and four man terminator retinue with incinerator
BC and four man terminator squad with psycannon
two five man IGST squads both with melta and plasma one mounted in rhino with smoke launchers
three seven man GK teleport squads one with psycannon two with incinerators
one GK dreadnought with storm bolter and twin-linked lascannon
total of 41 troops
first round I was reduced to my dreadnought by a crisis battle suit heavy tau force. it was a slaughter but I took out a lot of fire warriors a few of those battlesuits and a hammer head
second round my rhino IGST squad took out a land raider in the first turn. whoo hoo! this was against a space marine army with two very nasty dreadnoughts and a lone plasmacanon marine who wiped out five tightly packed GKs after the teleported in but not before they whiped out his eight man squad. my justicar did finally manage to kill him, and another GK squad tok out a tactical squad with a power fist and terminator assualt squad at the same time and by themselves
and my last round was against an iron hands army which was very closely fought and could have been won if I actually knew how to score points in a cleanse mission, wont be making that mistake again
I don't think I did too bad considering it has been at least four years since I have played a single game of 40k and longer since I had played by all the rules and never actually using GKs in anything resembling a game ever. I entered the tournament just so I would have to finish painting them. everyone I played against was awesome and made the day very enjoyable. the entire experience was fantastic and will be doing it again next year after a lot of practice. some people would say that my game record today would show why not to go with grey knights but it just shows me that they are better than I thought they were... I just need to learn how to use them better, no other army would have been as forgiving. all those little extra stats really do pay for themselves.
oh yeah, I sucsessfully deep stiked all five squads in each game, not to say it wasn't terrifying that my BC might have ended up transporting into some guys dreadnought though. yes I did get some weird looks when all I set up was two IGST squads and a dreadnought in the first turn
Very cool report. It sounds like you had alot of fun.
Thanks for the report, we all benefit when we share tournament experience especially.
Next time let us help you with your list before!:rolleyes:
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Sir Winston Churchil
Good job dude, sounds like fun :o, were always here to help so whenever you want some advice, just post your army and well be glad to help!
The gold grey knight man. These are hardy men who like cheese.
Ever thought of how cheese was found?:
`` I say sah, the milk in this barrel smells foul!``
``Oooohhh, give it a go!``
''Quack, damn you!''
-Jamie heinamen, Mythbusters.
Sounds like if you'd just had a little more practice, you'd have finished much better!
Well done, and thanks for the report. As Diggums said, it's good to hear how a list actually performs under pressure.
ninjabackhand: point and click, again, really? even after i give you an military term "shock tactic" you still call it point and click.
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thanks for the responses everyone. after the past couple of days going over the games in my head, and checking and re-checking rules and codexs I definitely think I could have done better if I had more experience. I'm already looking forward to next year, and a friend and I have some crazy ideas about going to the chicago GD ( its only a 14hr drive ). I'll be sure to ask if I have any questions about rules or my army list ( but I must admit I'm pretty happy with the list I used and have an urge to squeeze in another squad of terminators. just love them sooooo much )
how did you feel about having so many units exposed to enemy shooting upon deepstriking? just sucked it up? cause it sounded like u really put em in front of ur targets
the first game it was poorly planned, and not really well thought out, other than getting into his fire warriors as fast as possible. I new that was as close to my best bet, because I never could get close to his battle suits with the way they were jumping around the place, but no matter what I did those high powered tau weapons just ate me up.
the second game everything went perfect with the deep striking. I just wish I had realized how devistating a plasma cannon really was to tightly packed units, especially right after deep striking. ugh! I really should have one that game but I must admit my own ignorance was my worst enemy. I'm not saying anyone played unfairly or took advantage of my naivety, but there were things that just would not have happened if I knew all the rules inside and out, and I'm not talking about tactics. I would have removed the plasma cannon as a casualty, would have only been taking one extra saving throw after losing combat with the dreadnoughts, I would have removed the assualt cannon from his dreadnought rather than the storm bolter if I knew it was my choice.... these are all stupid mistakes that I wont be letting happen again
the third game went beautifully. everthing was perfect the whole game was picture perfect. the only reason I lost, and did not win or at least tie was because I was unclear on how score points in a cleansing mission. luckly my opponent did not know how to score it either, until somebody walked by at the end of the game and said "thats not how you do that!"
back to the original question. it really wasn't that bad other than the plasma cannon incident ( which was the reason why I went through that whole begining of this post ) that should not even have happened. the GKs all take the punishment really well. on average I only lost 1 or 2 GKs, and only one terminator in two seperate games right after deepstriking. with the torent of fire they lay down there really wasn't much left after their shooting. honestly my biggest concern every time was ending up off the table or being destroyed teleporting into a squad. to do it again I would deepstrike everyone again. its what I did after the DSing I'd change. hope that answered your questions in some way.