Friday, April 15, 2016

Adepticon 2016

Adepticon 2016

Traveled out to Adepticon with Eric, Mike and Sam on an epic 12 hour car drive from VA to Chicago, woo.

Played in the Singles GT with Thunderstar - Did not do super well.

Round 1-  Eldar (Small Loss)
Round 2 - Tyranid (All the win)
Round 3 - Gladius (Small loss)
Round 4 - Khorne Deamonkin (Tie)

The funny thing about the GT, was 2 out of my 4 opponents are local to my area (CT), sooo we traveled a far distance just to do that.

Maelstrom
For the Maelstrom event I ran a Stormlord w/ IG lascannon spam army, with white scars drop cents.

Round 1 I played a thunderstar (oh the irony) and lost horrifically. After that lots of alcohol was involved so the rest was just funzies.

Round 1 - Thunderstar (huge loss)
Round 2 - 5th Edition Grey Knights list (Huge win)
Round 3 - Space Wolves / Imperial Knights / .. White scars I think? (Tie, but so much talking and alcohol was involved we got to like the top of turn 2.. so to be fair its outcome was totally unknown, maybe a tragic loss for me.)

Team Tournament
Our team had 3 drop centurian lists and one IG / Stormlord list (mine). We planned our armies vs. other space marines, elder and tau. Unfortunately we got a lot of deamons.

Round 1 - Played vs. a hybrid army, they had deamons one one table (which we lost), and elder / tau on the other (which we won). The guys from CT were on this team, and I had played both in the GT, so the irony of traveling far to play locals continues.

Round 2 - Played vs. Eldar, Skittari - This was a good game, and we were helped because of the deployment being hammer and anvil. We won both. The interesting thing to note is we had actually played these guys last year, and they were super cool.

Round 3 - Played vs. Daemons (3 daemon armies, 1 elder)... goooo deamons. Two horrific losses. My stormlord was doing great, until it got D'd out on a 6, resulting in all my guys going SPLAT in a single turn.

Round 4 - Played vs. another hybrid army, IG, Necrons, Ravenwing, Eldar. Round was basically a wash if I recall correctly. What I do recall more is Troy coming by and bringing me a lot of alcohol.

Round 5 - More daemons! losses on all sides. Also yet more people I knew =0

So after our losses round 3, we regrouped and discussed, we determined having gotten 6/6 first bloods, we'd try to go for the first blood award with 10/10 as were were down something like 82 pts at the end of round 3, so were not in a position to recover effectively. This we were successful in in the following games, so we managed to win the First Blood prize with 10/10 first bloods. =0 yayyy


The car trip out, dorking it up

Day 1 of the Team Tournament, epic team spirit there =0

Mikes tossing up the bunny ears.

Hmmm these guys look strangely familiar (I played both of them in the GT too!)

Tired and dorky

The armies!

Jared's team Tiki team. They won best spirit and had some great mixed drinks

Sean, Kurt, Tony and Sam's team playing the team that won the event in the final round

Team afterwards. Phil joined us for one round b/c Matt was sick, so was honorary team member. Phil also did really awesome and blew up a lynx with a drop meltagun, just saying.


Team tournament results

Team tournament overall results

The First Blood medal - front

The First Blood medal - front

Awesomeness

This was just epic. There was a stereo system under it playing mood music.

Singles results

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hammer in the new year GT, 2016



As most of you reading this blog will be aware, Phil runs a blog (I think? =0) which can be found here...http://roguetradergaming.net/ .. Go check it out!

I went to a 32 person GT run by Phil that was initially delayed due to a massive snowstorm, but eventually regrouped a month later. The interesting thing about the GT is most of the attendees were like a whose-who of GT circuit players. So all the people you'd normally expect to see at the top tables of a far larger GT. So this made Hammer in the New Year a much more difficult GT from the onset, as almost everyone there was an experienced player, rather than having a few baby seals to club as a warm up. Overall this was a fantastic event and I hope Phil runs another one next year.

Also should mention that Matt (Eldar) won the whole event (his blog here -->  http://tsarith.blogspot.com/ .. which obviously needs updating.

I did decently, won my first two games then lost to Gonyo's Tau.... So Gonyo is now officially my bane =0.
Game 1 - 4 Knights and iron hands techmarine
Game 2 - Ad-Mech conclave w/ a knight
Game 3 - Gonyo's Tau with ignore cover formations, piranha spam.
Game 4 - Charlie w/ Riptide wing and tons and tons and tons of marker drones
Game 5 - Eldar jetbikes, wraithknight and d-scythes with Dark Eldar allies for vehicles.

I have to give a very substantial public shout out to Charlie for Game 4 - At this point obviously we both had lost a round so were out of the running more or less, but Charlie was extremely gentlemanly in our game despite overwhelming poor luck on his part.
The game went like this:
I hid my entire army behind a ruin for turn 1 and tanked all of the SMS from the riptide wing, but turn 2 I ran forward leaving myself very open and exposed by necessity of the terrain. So Charlie had one turn to shoot my army off the board to cripple me. The thing about riptide wing with marker dones, is that it actually has enough ignore cover shots to do this. With all the marker drones, and the firing twice thing, its a ton of BS 5 S5 + ignore cover shots incoming. More than adequate to wreck a non-invisible thunderstar like mine.
So turn 2, Charlies reserves come in, and I think we both got kinda caught up in him using them to try and melta-gun my whirlwind to death, because he forgot to nova-charge all his guys for the extra delightful shooting. So when it came time to fire the riptides, we both realized at the same time he had forgotten to this action he would have very obviously done. He had already started shooting his meltaguns on his crisis suits... So we both kinda awkwardly stared at the board, because nova-charging was/is literally the difference between winning the game or not. Obviously if Charlie had asked to roll his nova charges, I would have had to agree, because its such an obvious thing to do. It's not like you'd decide later to not nova charge, the only time riptides do not nova charge is if they have one wound left. It's just a thing. But Charlie did not ask, knowing full well it would cost him the game, and I thought that was extremely gentlemanly, as it did not put any of the obligation of the mistake on his opponent (me obviously). So for that, I have to give him a shout out.

I also somehow passed way more 2+ saves, and FNP's that are statically average.

I know we were in the losing bracket, but its still a thing. Charlie 100% had me, and we rolled it out after the game concluded to see how it would have gone had he remembered, and he wrecked me hard. In my mind Charlie has the real win on that game, leaving me 0-2 vs. him.
My Beautiful army in all its glory
Game 1 - The third knight valiantly holding its own for a few

Game 2 - Figuring out the Ad-Mech movement. This mission was relic so I basically scouted onto it, grabbed it, and ran away like a bloody coward. Go me.

Game 3 - Gonyo beating me, look how bored he looks. He knew he already had this one in the bag I'm sure.. being my bane and all =0
Game 4 - vs Charlie, observe my cowardly scout forward tactics. I literally hid my entire star inside this super massive ruin so he could only fire SMS at me turn 1.

Game 5 - Vs Eldar D-scythes. My mistake here was getting hasty and seizing to try and assault the transports which were vey badly deployed.









Tuesday, February 16, 2016

40k over 2014-2016

Pics of the past two years of 40k when I've been out the loop!

The Thunderstar in process of being built and painted .. It's been done a while so this is massively overdue.
Were later converted from thunder-calv to Ironpriests


 And now the Dark Angels Ravewing (yes I know the color is wrong)



 My Legion of the DAMNED =0



My IG army for Adepticon 2015 team tournament, woooo super heaviesss


Playing in the Adepticon singles GT 2015. I used Adamantium lance + my team tournament IG army.





The only game I lost, a mirror match, and my opponent had a elder Lynx on a sky shield, dirty tricks.


My Adepticon 2015 team tournament display board + Armies. Was on a team with Matt, Samantha, and Jessie.





 Some of the sweet new Adeptus Mechanicus models I put together.




Sunday, October 25, 2015

40k GT January 23, 2016 in Ashburn, Virginia (Huzzah Hobbies)

Hola all,

So I havn't posted in over a year, sorry about that. I had a lot of changes (new job, moving, etc) and I'm just getting back in the swing of things.

So in addition to starting to post more, I want to push all my friends out there to register for my friend Phil's GT coming this January 23, 2016 in Ashburn Virginia (about 45 minutes from D.C if you're not familiar).

Located conveniently along route 7 in Virginia, the GT would be accessible from major highlways nearby.

Details for said GT are here:


http://gt.elphilo.com/




In order to make sure this thing happens, please register early folks. This is the first time for him and in order to get it off the ground smoothly it really helps to have everything good to go in advance.




Monday, August 11, 2014

Huzzah 40k RTT 8-17 - 1850k NOVA OPEN format -

Good evening east-coasters

The last RTT before the NOVA OPEN is running this sunday at Huzzah Hobbies 8-17.


Please arrive between 10am and 10:45. Round 1 will start at 11am. No need to sign up though it is preferred. You can call the store at  703-466-0460 or visit their website www.huzzahhobbies.com for location / number. We have room for about 30 people, so come one come all!

1850pts.

We are following the NOVA open missions / FAQ's this month. So that means Single CAD, and only two sources for your units (so no INQ/ SW/ SM nonsense). Please do note though that every stronghold assault model is allowed, (which is a slight difference from NOVA), so feel free to bring whatever, just please no networked building / systems. If you show up with two bastions or two void shields I'm going to tell you to re-write your list.

Costs are $15 and include lunch! All the rest of the money is rolled back into prize support.

Anyone with questions please just reply to this post.


Yes I know I copied and pasted my last blog post. It's been a busy month.

Also a reminder for the NOVA OPEN - I run the TRIOS event with Troy, if you want to do a team trios, and are seeking others for your team, please shoot me an email or leave a reply to this post! I want the Trios to be even bigger this year than ever!


SIGN UPS FOR IT! //RAWR//

Personal life updates

- Changing jobs, moving locations. Will post more in the future.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Huzzah Hobbies RTT - 40k 1850 This Sunday 7-20

Greets all,

Normal 40k RTT at huzzah Hobbies this sunday. (7/20).

Please arrive between 10am and 10:45. Round 1 will start at 11am. No need to sign up though it is preferred. You can call the store at  703-466-0460 or visit their website www.huzzahhobbies.com for location / number. We have room for about 30 people, so come one come all!

1850pts.

We are following the NOVA open missions / FAQ's this month. So that means Single CAD, and only two sources for your units (so no INQ/ SW/ SM nonsense). Please do note though that every stronghold assault model is allowed, (which is a slight difference from NOVA), so feel free to bring whatever, just please no networked building / systems. If you show up with two bastions or two void shields i'm going to tell you to re-write your list.

Costs are $15 and include lunch! All the rest of the money is rolled back into prize support.

Anyone with questions please just reply to this post.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ATC Battle reports (sorta!) - Ziggy Wardust and the Hammers from Mars recap

Team Ziggy Wardust and the Hammers from Mars!
http://whatc.org/40kstandings.php

We got 6th place with 530 pts.
Mark had an AV13 necron wall, and was 2 points from best Necron player
Tilly was in contention for best CSM player with spawntide with deamon screamer star allies
Justin played balanced waver serpent / wraithknight elder
Chip played a drop pod marines with dark angel ally army
James played 5 Imperial melta knights



Tilly and Mark  vs. round 1 opponents

Ben, super chill guy

Warner, super enthusiastic it seems!

Neil !

Wooo screamer star

The Gaming hall
Round 1 vs. 2 Minutes to ATC





 
Round 1 top of turn 2
I was matched with Ben who had a very unique Vanilla marines list. I felt pretty awful about this round, but he did the best he could given the tools he had. I just kinda stomped across the board and kicked the marines around. 30-0 win.

Round 1 bottom of 4

Round 2 vs. The Gypsy Curse



I deployed first and let my opponent have first turn. His army was a typical tau gunline and elder allies list. Broadsides with buff commander in a bastion, two riptides, wraithknight, 2x jetbikes, firedragons wave serpent and an autarch.



 
Round 2 - Middle of turn 1

I moved forward and left a knight titan within melta range (though closer than I actually wanted) to bait the fire dragons into going for an easy kill. They did, costing me the knight titan, but I was able to shoot/assault them the following turn removing the largest threat from the board. Other than that I stomped forward with tow knights, and help my side with two, and slowly eliminated the opposition. I think we tied emperors will, but otherwise I got 22 or 24 points from the round, and he got 6 or 8.


Round 2 - Turn 4


Round 2 - Turn 5










Round 3 vs. Killer Koalas


Round 3 - Turn 1 / 2
For this one, I fought an elder wave serpent army with three wraithknights, and a farseer on a jetbike with the laughing god mantle. It was a tough match. At the end of it, he had a wraithknight and some dire avengers on the emperors will objective. I had a single knight titan standing on the emperors will. His wraithknight claimed an objective. So we split. I got KP and he got objectives, we both tied emperors will. I got first blood, warlord and he got warlord. So I won 16 - 14. It ended on turn 7.



Round 4 vs. Name Pending

This match was pretty interesting. Three knight titans with Pask / IG allies, vs 5. At the end of the game, my warlord and one knight titan remained, meanwhile he had a single wyrven, and a taurox and two squads of vets. He had bottoms, so was able to use a Taurox to contest my emperors will, hold an objective with a wyrvren and vet squad, and hold his emperors will with a vet squad. I got First blood, warlord and linebreaker and kill points. He got Emp will, objectives, and linebreaker.
 
Round 4- Deployment

Round 4 - Turn 1 bottom.
Round 5 vs. The Sons of Vulcan

Due to some pairing issues.. *cough cough*, I ended up playing vs. an all flyer necron army. This is a huge facepalm for me, as I literally can not even hurt the flyers or do anything about them. Meanwhile they have tons of shots to fry my knights. My saving grace in this game was rolling outflanking warlord trait, which let me outflank my warlord and two knights, the deployment being hammer and anvil (to reduce potential arcs of movement for him), and winning the roll to decide who goes first. I made him go first, and having bottoms was super useful as it always is vs. a necron army.
I got lucky with this game, I lost three knight titans, but was able to contest emperors will, win kill points, and lost objectives. But I did get first blood, warlord, and linebreaker, which gave me 16, and the win.
I found out my opponent was a super cool guy, and, better, was a fellow ork player! So we spent a lot of time shooting the shit about orks. I also lost my cool at my dice, when after 3 rounds of shooting at a squad of 5 immortals with all of my guns, I couldn't kill them (because of scatter and general rolling of 1's to wound). But I was mad at myself, not my opponent, so I composed myself quickly and apologized.
Round 5 - Top of turn 2

Round 5 - Top of 5
Round 6 vs. Roll to Wound

So because all the top teams had already played each other, we, as the team in 7th place, somehow got paired with Tony Kupachs team, which was in 2nd place. Nicks list was put out as a defender, and Justin placed me to attack. I was fortunate in two things in this game which were super clutch, one, Nick did not roll any greater deamon summons except on his book herald, and I won deploy first, so made him take first turn.

Turn 1 Nick summoned plague bearers to prep for assaulting me turn 2, and moved his pink horrors forward. I assaulted the plaguebearers rather than let myself be assaulted, managed to roll 3 stomps in the combat, and the remove from play ability, and promptly stomped out a herald who was about 6 inches away, woooo. Nick lost another herald due to a bad perils roll. So that was super advantageous. From there, lots of combats with deamons ensued, and a ton of plaguebearers were summoned, and assaulted by knights. Fortunately I got a few D stomps, and they evaporated reasonably quickly.

The game ended on the bottom of 5, with me winning objectives, killpoints, slay the warlord, linebreaker, and first blood. We tied emperors will. Nick got linebreaker.


Round 6 Top of turn 2



Round 6 - Turn 2



Round 6 - Bottom of 5