I was unable to finish my ork posts due to preparation for the Saint Valentines Day Massacre GT over the last weekend. I'll resume them after this post. We went up semi-collectively as a group in the form of Andrew G, Eric H, Matt S and myself.
Below is a recap of my games and photos of others.
Each mission was worth a maximum of 18 battle points. A win on the primary mission scored 10 points, a tie 5, and a loss 0. Each mission had 5 extra objective markers placed around the board by the players which could be captured by scoring units. In addition, line breaker, slay the warlord, and first blood were all worth 1 point.
I wasn't quite to sure on the particulars of the awards, I was finishing out a game when the ceremony started but I think Andrew G won best Imperial Player, Eric H won best overall xenos player, and Matt D won best overall. There were two other generalship awards which I didn't catch the names of the guys for. Plus a paint award for Luke I believe.
I'll post game recaps first with photos, then below that army photos.
My army list
Juggy Lord w/ Axe, meltabomb, sigil
3x10 plague zombies
1x5 nurgle spawn
1x1 baleflamer dragon
1x1 maulerfield w/ magma cutter
Allies - Orks
Big Mek w/ KFF, Burna, Cybork
2x20 Shoota Boyz w/ 2 big shootas + pk bp nob
1x3 meganobz, 3x komi-skorcha
2x deffrolla bigshoota battlewagon
GAME 1 - Vs. Necrons. Kill Points primary, vanguard, no night fight
I reciprocated in turn 1 by advancing forward, but not taking the bait to get the boyz out of the bwagons and try to charge just yet. He had enough dakka to mow them down still comfortably hidden behind wraiths. I did however crash my spawn into one of his wraith squads results in lots of death.. for the wraiths =). On his turn 2 his flyer came in and that with the barges nuked the maulerfiend.. (poor guy). Then his tomb spyders with lord charged typhus and company. My turn 2 I tank shocked the other wraith squad. In addition my meganobz hopped out to assault them. My boyz squad on foot moved towards the middle to spray some shots down field, but mostly to go for the middle objective. On the bottom of turn 2, typhus kills the lord with the spyders for good. He gains the FnP power... Anyways the khorne lord and company destroy the wraith squad they are with and consolidate into the ruins.
The rest of the game consisted of clean up. Netting me with a score of 16 for this game. 4 bonus objectives, linebreaker and slay the warlord.
I must say Marcus took this game very well, and was a good sport! His comment after the game was he under-estimated the spawn's assault capability.
GAME 2 - Vs. Necrons. King of the hill primary, dawn of war, no night fight
If this army looks the same, that's because it is. Painted by the same painter that is =0. This apparently was the cousin to Marcus's army. This one was played by Joe, but was fairly close in composition.
Joe had first go in this game, and as it was king of the hill I decided to deploy all but one unit of zombies on the board to start off.
The net result is the maulerfiend got shot to pieces, I lost some spawn from both squads, meganobz charged a giant warrior squad and tied them down in combat, Typhus and company charged some tomb spyders with a lord. The juggy lord solo charged some wraiths and killed one or two and held them down for a few rounds of combat.
The pic to the left is the middle of turn 3. . The rest of my army started consolidating towards the center. As did Joe.
My meganobz decided to run rampant in Joes backline and proceeded to obliterate two of his troop squads before being charged by his other lord. This lord had a 3+ invuln. They basically just tied eachother down from that point forward.
After killing the juggy lord, Joe's wraiths joined the combat with the tomb spyders in the middle. I recipricated by bringing in cultists to beat on the wraiths from behind. Shockingly, the zombies did more damage to the wraiths throughout the fight than typhus and spawn did.
This game ended due to time with about 15 boyz, 2 squads of zombie cultists, typhus, and a single boy standing around the hill in the center, being contested by a single immortal.
GAME 3 - Vs. Chaos SM & Necron Allies Victory Points primary, dawn of war, night fight
This game I had to play against the much acclaimed and feared triple helldrake list. But that wasn't all! Included also were two night scythes and a doomscythe.
I had first go. I set up directly dead center and hoped for the best. Turn 1 I moved everything as fast as I could across the board (as shown left). I ran all the squads and moved the battlewagons flat out. He shot me a bunch killing a few spawn but that was about it.
I assaulted all of my guys into all of his guys, resulting in a glorious combat and cleaned his army off the table in the following round. This left me in first place for the start of day 2 (this doesn't include paint score)
GAME 4- Vs. Eldar & IG Capture and Control Primary, dawn of war, no night fight
I gave Matt first go, We set up as seen left.
I set up just out of range of his guns, and then moved forward as fast as possible turn 1.
At the start of turn 2, the board looked like this. Then Matt caught me off guard by terrifying Typhus and his spawn, and then multi charging typhus and company + bwagons. He penn'd the b-wagons enough to result in typhus's squad having to pass leadership on snake eyes, which they failed and were run down. His demolisher's also killed the maulerfiend.
After these results the game went very downhill for me. The orks on foot never made it into assault, having failed charges two turns in a row they were torched by the seer council when they finally broke free. I charged the spawn + juggy lord into the blob squads where they were promptly chopped down by paxe sarges. The meganobz were forced to run and became part of the ork torches when the seer council broke free.
GAME 5- Vs. Necron - The Relic primary, Hammer and Anvil, night fight
Deployment as such. I think I had first go.
This game zombies started on the board and just walked up and grabbed the relic. Meanwhile the rest of my army ran forward as fast as possible and hung out in assault with the necrons the rest of the game.
We got to the bottom of turn 3 when time was called. My opponent (Kevin) asked If I would like to keep playing after the awards. I agreed, as we were in the middle of a good game and no real reason to stop. We recorded the game as a tie and (7-7 each) and kept on trucking after the awards. This resulted in an eventual win on turn 5 for me, with all the necrons destroyed except for one annihilation barge.
Net results of my games from a points perspective..
16 - 7 - 17 - 0 - 7(15) and 15 points for paint score out of a possible 30.
This placed me in 12th, though if we had finished game 5 I would have made 7th, darn = (
I had a lot of fun at the event though, it was really worth the money, which isn't always something you can say for GT's. Mike ran a good show and it is an event I would definately recommend going to. I know I'll be lining up to attend next year.
|Everyone left with either a skull hill or a green relic as a prize. It was a nice touch.|
|The store Saturday morning.|
|My army in all it's glory|
|More of my Army|
|Matt S, JetSeer|
|Andrew G, Dark Angels and IG|
|Scooters win big or go home Flyer spam.|
|pretty nifty eldar terrain|