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Just got back from Nottingham this weekend, and a fairly fun weekend it has been ^__^ Avoiding the 64 man Seer Council Eldar armies and staying away from all the Heavy firepower IW forces. o.o
I went into the weekend wanting a top 100 place, though thinking that if I didn't get it I wouldn't mind. I was in the GT Finals, and hadn't had to pay for my ticket XD I was happy just being there.
Anywho, I went into my first game up against IW. It was a sercure and control mission with 5 counters to take.
Mission: Secure and Control
It had started off quite badly for me, and saw him holding 3 counters by the time my turn 3 came along.
But then the termies came in.
And slowly they worked they way up the left with the assault squad. The termies opened up on the heavy bolter havok squad that were camped in some trees, while the Chaplain and the Vet Sgt having had their squad las cannoned to death were a tad angry. The Vet sgt broke off and headed for the Land Raider that was sat on a loot counter in this zone, and proceeded to blow it up with a melta bomb.
He then pulled his Vindicator from the middle counter to take one of his on the right flank, and a melta squad took the counter on my side of the right flank.
The game ended with 2 counters each, and due to VP's I ended up winning.
Domini Vulpes: 13
Iron Warriors: 7
My second game was to be against Marines, and this again was an Omaga level mission, though it was Cleanse.
He had 4 5 man squads with heavy weapons in each. The plan was, since his 3 Dreads, 3 Preds and 3 LS tornados were off the board, to head forward and take out his 5 man squads with ease.
However. Librarians with Fury of the Anceints is annoying. Every turn at least one of my units was pinned x_x
So once his armour started coming on the plan just fell to bits :/
Domini Vulpes: 0
Space Marines: 20
Mission: Take and Hold
This was up against Death Guard which were all troops. This started of really well since the dice were bringing up a lot of 5 and 6's, and his saves were a lot of 1's and 2's XD
Then he started to bring it back somewhat, and after killing my Termies with melta guns, it was still all to play for.
He soon made the tac squad non-point scoring, but in my 6th turn the LS Tornados burst 24" in the centre, with the Predator following up behind speeding away at 12"
Had he not had 3 units left all consisting of one model remaining, I would have gotten a better result. That and had I not forgotten about a 4 man squad for 3 turns XD
Domini Vulpes: 13
Death Guard: 7
Mission: Seek and Destroy
Up against Tau in this one, and a bad start this one got off to. The first turn saw one squad run of the board, and the pounding of another.
Soon I was without the pred and one LST, and I was still getting pounded as I advanced up the board.
Then turn 4 came and the Termies came in, and then the Assault squad moved across his lines into a kroot squad wiping it out, then moving 6" into the 2 XV-88s.
The points were slowly working there way back up, though a bit of a bug hit the final combat with Aun-shi and his parry rule. Though the Chaplain was in base to base with him, he was also in base to base with his squad. I had opted to put the hits on the squad and the bloke was saying he could still parry. I wasn't about to argue, though now I wish I had asked to of seen the rule there and then.
It was only till after the game, when Aun-shis honour guard still had 2 men left that I pointed out that it only happens to attacks made against him.
It would have only gained me 3 points in the end, but 3 points better than what I got.
Domini Vulpes: 0
Mission: Seek and Destroy.
Up against Dark Eldar in this one. Joy, I thought upon seeing what I was playing. It started off ok, as I took out the raider carrying his boss and her squad of evil'ness, but the left flank soon got pounded by Wyches his jet bikes.
The LS tornados then ended up losing there assault cannons and getting shaken, so they zipped into hiding while the Predator came to deal with the other jet bike squad.
By turn 4 when the termies came in he 2 squads of wyches left and a few jet bikes...as well as 3 raiders.
The termies came right into the middle to back up what was left of the Assault squad. The Pred and the LS then also came to give support, and support they gave indeed.
Domini Vulpes: 13
Dark Eldar: 7
Mission: Seek and Destroy.
It was likely I had gotten my top 100 place, but that was no reason to give up. The more points the better in which to secure that place.
I was against IG in this game. Two bassies and lots of men faced me on the other side of the board.
Most of my force was set to make its way up the right flank, and after the pred and both speeders had taken care of a lot of the heavy IG fire support, including a bassie on the first turn, the advance started. It took three turns to reach his edge, and then the Termies came in on turn 4.
The army was set to strike the other side, where heavy support squads and the last bassie waited. It would have been quick, and it would have been brutal. But we both agreed to end it on turn 4 since we only had 5 minutes left.
Domini Vulpes: 17
With that over, it saw the Domini Vulpes coming 74th out of 141 players with 131 points overall.
Overall I'm happy with coming 74th, considering that in the last two years my Heat one places have been 53rd and 51st. With this in mind, next season I hope to reach a lot higher in my heat
Whether or not the Domini Vulpes will be used next season I don't know, as I think it coming up to the time where they get back on the strike cruiser and return home for a re-supply lol.
If the DV don't go to next seasons GT? Then the Tau will more than likely be getting its first major toruney run.
A great weekend was had, and I'm already looking forward to next season. Now all the DV have left to wait for is Warseers Carnage toruney at the end of this month!
Known Online Librarian(LO) placings:
Decado - 20th - 154 points
Toastee - 74th - 131 points
Last edited by Toastee; March 6th, 2006 at 19:56.
well i had a great time at the GT and at the end of the first day was actually winning it with 60 tourney points.
then the morning after the saturday night happened (coupled with a dodgey decision by a ref, and a lot of star cannons saw me massacred in the first game on the sunday).
anyways heres how my weekend went
what a great game, he had 2 pred anhialators, 2 dreads 3 speeders, 1 termie librarian, 5 5man lascannon, plasmagun toting tac squads.
first turn saw the basilisk imobolising a pred killing 3 members of a tac squad, AND his librarian, gods you gotta love it when you scatter just right.
a havock squad took out one of his speeders
also in the first turn me chosen champ unit combated 1 tac sq, a dread and a speeder and killed the lot, they died in the next turn but hey a 3 for one deal was a good trade off. the rest of the game was by this point a fairly foregone conclusion and we ended after the other dread and pread were destroyed
result a massacre to me
this was a bit of a wierd game as i was against a alpha legion player so i deployed my entire army before him, i then won the toss for infiltrators and he ended up placing all his army in one quarter of the table and they pretty much died there as well, in the end the guy was just very unlucky with his placement options severely curtailed, he didn't have too many options and it showed in the game
result second massacre to me
GAME 3- TAKE AND HOLD (escalation in force here)
again the guy was unlucky, he had a pure mechanised space wolf army so it came on piecemeal (well 3 units at a time) but nothing came on for 2 turns and my entire army had moved to within my half of the central 12" scoring zone but was carefull to remain just outside of the 24" to his table edge to prevent a rhino rush rapid fire tactic working
his main units that did come on spent most of their next 3 turns running (slowly) through a 15" palm tree bit of terrain. these then combated the chosen unit, and Lt and died the remainder got shot to hell though most of my chosen unit died again.
result third massacre to me
GAME 4-RECON (escalation in force)
well this was the decider for the tourney for me and up against a 9star cannon, 18 man seer council army, then had a ref come over after sides had been chosen and change the layout of the scenery. and me opponent saying tough ive already chosen my side and the ref agreeing with him:realmad:. then the guy demanded the re-roll of my turn dice, cause it was slightly off the table ("we'll the scenery interfered with the dice roll") it had nothing to do with the fact that who ever got the first turn was going to win the game, and he had a 2 and i a 6
anyways enough said about this game
result first massacre against me.
GAME 5-TAKE AND HOLD.
i had a really great game with this one played a tau player who's troops mostly consisted of kroot (he only had 6 fire warriors on) 3 hammerheads, 2 battle suit characters, 6 other suits.
this after my last game was a gift (especially as i wasn't supposed to play this guy, he'd drawn his mate, and didn't want to play him so i swapped). his kroot mostly died in the first turn as did 2 of the hammerheads, and the other stunned, i killed both his characters in subsequent turns that just left his suits and they were a pain until he got within krak missile range and L.O.S. he then charged his remaining 2 suits into 4 CSM's and stayed there for 6 combat phases till they lost the combat and were run down by the lone surviving marine.
result forth massacre for me
GAME 6 SECURE AND CONTROL
well this was a great game, but i made a bad decison not to play the escalation that we'd rolled, that and developing a new amazing tendancy for rolling consecutive 1's 9 starcannons later it was all over. still a great laugh.
result second massacre against me
well i ended up with 80 points, 154 in total by the time that the rest of the points had been added. so i came in 20th place, not bad considering that i hadn't left the top tables and as such was consistently up against the best players at the tourney (and in some cases the worst armies for power gaming), but all in all a good outing for me and my iron warriors (with, NO obliterators, defilers, deamon princes, JUST 54 blokes and a basilisk!).
WARMASTER of the SCHOLA PROGENIUM Alnwick Chapter (soon to be the world)
Wow, that must have been amazing.
Congratulations to you both for your placings.
I was supposed to play in a GT, but I never got around to it. Something came up when it came around to minneapolis.
Also, I would have had to travel quite a ways... I'll just wait until it comes to Canada...:rolleyes:
Two questions for you guys,
How many points were the battles? and
How many entrants were their?
The points were 1500, which tends to be the standard for UK tourneys I think.
There were 141 people there altogether.
Good job with the tourney! :yes:
It's been a minute.
Sounds cool. Gotta participate in this somethime, probably gotta waith until I'm 18 though so I can travel wherever I want without the mom complaining. :rolleyes: