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I was looking through the forums and saw Sendmoreparamedics thread about the worst armies(?) stories. I have a story and seeing that that thread was old I posted now. Before I start, this person owns the codex Necrons.
They joined in at the Local gaming club, we're pretty new and had a tournament.
He shows up and joins in with the swelling number of Necrons players, about 4-5 and alot of these are younger kids. As a Necron im interested to see how others ahve gone with their armies. Theres an 2x5 destroyer army that hides its squads of necrons behind things so cant fade out as a Lord teleports a squad of immortals around. Two with monoliths that have been attack with a large house pinting brush but only before the green things ahve gone in. Then theres this one particular army. Oh, how it was differnt. The one good thing, before all the bad was that he made some Wraith look like they were phasing across the gorund and under one rock by gluing them to their bases at the joins. Now the Bad.
This was a tournament,
He had two C'tan, used them in the same battle at once.
He used Wraiths like Tomb spyders. How they are deployed and work seperatly.
He had two, only, Pariahs that were his Lords body guard.
I was told he had a general unknowledge of the rules all around, this was 3rd edt.
At each turn he was told and had to change his army, after each battle he changed his army.
Not just the compulsary changes but at a latter tournament he changed his army depending on his opponent at each battle untill we told him to stop.
He's learnt a bit better now. I feel bad in a way. He will be forever rembered and has been dubed by me, affectionately, 'Two C'tan'. We also had someone give ork boyz HQ only upgrades, more dakka etc. A Nids guy how thought he coul fleet of foot then claw at 6'' not on D6'' and gave his stuff too many upgrades again. How we love our little gaming club, and for those who think badly it, its all improved now, theres no more stupid army problems and the gaming days are all of a higer quality. But also remember the tale of 'Two C'tan'.
Interesting reading about other people's experiences.
I wonder how many of those are genuine mistakes and how many are people trying to bend the rules.
I think it was actually genuine, he may have just got the codex, I think he's a nice enough guy and he just had a bad time getting used to the rules in a Club setting.
Sorry about length.
Yeah, being the newbie me and my buddy were I took out his Chimera with a HIT roll not a ARMOR PEN roll. So my glances were a mistake...but we learned...
"There is only do, or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
Thats the best thing, learning from mistakes. I like it, I do it abit.