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Title: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on December 4, 2012, 05:53:56 PM
Good afternoon all! Bristol Vanguard is proud to announce its 6th annual Vanquish Warhammer 40,000 tournament!

It will be held on the weekend of the 6th and 7th of April at the Oasis Academy, Brightstowe - the same venue as last year.

The rules pack is available HERE! (http://www.filedropper.com/2013bristolvanguardvanquishrulespack)

This was a fantastic event last year (internationally attended thanks to Zilverscale!) with Bristol Vanguard's usual fantastic terrain, brilliant catering (everyone loves the chocolate brownies!) and great atmosphere.

We're hoping to make this the biggest ever, so get your tickets now! I want to see some attendance from 40KO, you've got lots of warning so make sure no weddings get in your way! ;D

EDIT: Rulespack link sometimes doesn't work. I can email a copy if you PM me!
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Arquarian on December 5, 2012, 10:33:08 AM
I'm in there like Borat's swimwear...
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Killing Time on December 5, 2012, 10:42:05 AM
Up until the Mankini reference I had every intention of trying to make it to this.
Now; not so sure...

 :P
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Arquarian on December 5, 2012, 12:45:27 PM
Up until the Mankini reference I had every intention of trying to make it to this.
Now; not so sure...
 :P
Ha! One less Grey Knights player! My plan seems to be working!!
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Killing Time on December 5, 2012, 01:32:15 PM
Ha! One less Grey Knights player! My plan seems to be working!!

I've never been so insulted!
I play Eldar!
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on December 5, 2012, 01:36:34 PM
I've never been so insulted!
I play Eldar!

Which means you're all ready insulting yourself enough for everyone.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Koval, Master Verispex on December 5, 2012, 03:52:17 PM
I'll try to make this if I can.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Arquarian on December 6, 2012, 07:51:39 AM
Ha! One less Grey Knights player! My plan seems to be working!!

I've never been so insulted!
I play Eldar!

D'Oh! I sooo confused you with Koval. I offer my most profoud apologies!

Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Tarrin the Space Marine on December 6, 2012, 09:37:13 AM
Yes!
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Arquarian on December 6, 2012, 10:27:48 AM
Yes!
No wait! Ok, now I'm really confused....


back on message, I'm looking forward to this and will be (hopefully) bringing my new Minotaurs Army.
Martok and I will, I think will be setting up a joing blog page to spur us on to getting our armies done in time!
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: M4rt0k on December 6, 2012, 10:46:50 AM
Yes!
No wait! Ok, now I'm really confused....


back on message, I'm looking forward to this and will be (hopefully) bringing my new Minotaurs Army.
Martok and I will, I think will be setting up a joing blog page to spur us on to getting our armies done in time!

This^

I was at Vanquish year before last awesome terrain and a great time. Shall definitely be signing up!
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on December 6, 2012, 01:09:40 PM
Awesome, get in with your blog thing I love space marines! So much so I'm starting a whole new chapter of them myself!
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Koval, Master Verispex on December 6, 2012, 01:34:56 PM
Ha! One less Grey Knights player! My plan seems to be working!!

I've never been so insulted!
I play Eldar!

D'Oh! I sooo confused you with Koval. I offer my most profoud apologies!
Dude, I play Imperial Guard. You've seen my Imperial Guard. You've commented on the number of tanks I field.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Killing Time on December 6, 2012, 01:40:21 PM
I think he's very confused....

He'll be even more confused when I turn up with a Chaos list, and also when Tarrin and I occupy the same building without causing a quantum singularity....
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on December 6, 2012, 01:46:57 PM
He'll be even more confused when I turn up with a Chaos list, and also when Tarrin and I occupy the same building without causing a quantum singularity....

Quantum sullularity.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Arquarian on December 7, 2012, 06:37:03 AM
Awesome, get in with your blog thing I love space marines! So much so I'm starting a whole new chapter of them myself!

we need a "like" function so I can "like" this.


I think he's very confused....

He'll be even more confused when I turn up with a Chaos list, and also when Tarrin and I occupy the same building without causing a quantum singularity....
...and this.




Yes, seems I'm very confused.  It all started when my Eldar Corsairs beat M4rt0k's Nid monster list.  Still  not entirely sure how that happened....


Still, this time will be Minotaur Marines and I'll take things a little more seriously.  Macerena et al.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: M4rt0k on December 11, 2012, 08:18:51 AM

Yes, seems I'm very confused.  It all started when my Eldar Corsairs beat M4rt0k's Nid monster list.  Still  not entirely sure how that happened....


Still, this time will be Minotaur Marines and I'll take things a little more seriously.  Macerena et al.

Well after that game I started to use them as zooming/swooping and my performance rocketed lol. Also you totally tea bagged Swarmy... was not happy about hat at all :p
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Tarrin the Space Marine on December 11, 2012, 08:57:41 AM
I think he's very confused....

He'll be even more confused when I turn up with a Chaos list, and also when Tarrin and I occupy the same building without causing a quantum singularity....
Especially as i will also have a chaos list...
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Arquarian on December 11, 2012, 11:26:03 AM
So not only are you capable of sullying this world you are in fact trying to break into alternative realities in which you intend to sully?
Lord other dimensional me. Lord help us all!


Back to the game(s) in hand I understand there is one whole 5 man team from Promethean Games attending, possibly two!


Silly question and one which can be answered if I read the rules pack, but we don't have to notify what army we bring at the point of buying a ticket do we? Only submit an army list prior to the date supplied <checks rules pack> 23rd March 2013. this correct?
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on December 11, 2012, 12:23:57 PM
Cool, I'm glad the new mass ticket discount thing is popular!

And yes, you can buy your ticket now and spend all the time until Feb before deciding what army to bring! As well as what to put in it!
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Koval, Master Verispex on December 11, 2012, 01:14:19 PM
Let me get paid, then I'll buy my ticket.

EDIT: Hymirl, what's the stance on Upgrade Characters in either Primary or Allied detachments? By my reading of the rules pack, a guy with Space Wolf allies could, say, take Lukas the Trickster in their allied detachment, even though they couldn't have that allied detachment led by, say, Njal Stormcaller.

I just don't want to confuse myself and send in an illegal list.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on December 11, 2012, 03:38:46 PM
If its not an HQ I think you're fine. I will double check though.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Koval, Master Verispex on December 16, 2012, 04:58:22 PM
Has there been any word from the organisers? I'm rather curious to know what the verdict is.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on December 16, 2012, 09:26:12 PM
No outrage, I'm sure it's fine. If its not an HQ it's not an HQ...
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: ash1986 on December 20, 2012, 11:41:50 AM
Can I be put as a TBC as I get paid on the 31st and Im very keen to be involved in this tournament.

I am part of team 2 from Promethean Games so we are bringing a good 10 players from Bracknell to this event and Im going from Guildford to it :)

Many Thanks
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on December 20, 2012, 06:13:39 PM
I don't think our system can handle a group buying tickets separately, the good news is that there should be no problems if you wait until then to submit the team.

This group ticket discounty thingy seems to be really popular!
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Zilverscale on December 21, 2012, 06:19:19 AM
If I buy 1 ticket for me myself and I can I get group discount 2??? :P

Waiting for payday then ticket buying :)

Also posted a question through mail, but not had an answer yet.

The rules pack from previous years said definately NO FW lists...this year it does not say that...does this mean it is allowed or not?
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on January 3, 2013, 10:10:00 PM
To update, 64 tickets sold! Not a huge lot left if you're thinking about it! It's a great event, and you get to meet me! I'm great! ;D

Also the link to the Rulespack is broken I think. If you want a Rulespack emailed to you send me a PM! (With your email address in it...)

@Zilverscale, you can buy yourself 5 tickets if you like, I think one would be cheaper though! ;)
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Koval, Master Verispex on January 4, 2013, 01:26:57 AM
I've been waiting for my holiday pay to come through as I have bugger all money, but it comes through today so I can book my ticket tonight.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on January 6, 2013, 02:14:17 PM
Hymirl, I'm told tickets are sold out, but there may be an extension to numbers? If so, can you let me know as soon as they become available. Cheers.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Koval, Master Verispex on January 6, 2013, 02:25:55 PM
I paid for my ticket on Friday evening. Do I get any sort of notification from the organisers if/when that gets processed (and/or rejected, as in SCO's case)?
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on January 6, 2013, 03:15:41 PM
You can check here?

Vanquish 2013 (http://www.bristolvanguard.co.uk/Bristol_Vanguard/Vanquish_2013.html)
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Killing Time on January 6, 2013, 04:05:56 PM
Phew! That was close.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Zilverscale on January 6, 2013, 06:03:32 PM
Bah!

Well already posted on the club FB page I need to know by friday at the latest if there is a ticket available for me.
If not then I can cancel bookings without incurring fines -.-
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on January 6, 2013, 08:30:15 PM
Oh you! Why didn't you buy a ticket earlier when I told you to?

You're second on the list for cancellations.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Zilverscale on January 6, 2013, 09:29:41 PM
Already fixed :)
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on January 12, 2013, 11:55:42 AM
OK, I'm in. Will be coming up with Team Splan: Tarrin, my brother Final Justice and a few others.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on January 12, 2013, 12:09:52 PM
Coolio. If you've not yet bought tickets send an email quick to hop on the waiting list. As its sold out so fast we're opening a few more this weekend!
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on January 12, 2013, 01:14:24 PM
Sent payment via paypal should have gone through in time to nab a spot. We were wondering, is that 30 extra spaces or 30 tables?

Edit. Something appears to be amiss. My name was moved onto the competitors list, but is not there anymore. Neither is it on the reserve list anymore. I posted a query and messaged the mod for good measure.

re-edit: All sorted now. I'm in. Will probably bring Dark Angels, possibly pure DW depending on the things.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on February 6, 2013, 10:35:03 AM
To update, all 98 tickets for sale are sold. 2 more tickets remain available as prizes for the one day "vanquish skirmish" events - details on those to follow!
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Koval, Master Verispex on February 7, 2013, 02:50:38 PM
Where are the best cheap hotels? :-X
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Arquarian on February 10, 2013, 05:51:42 AM
There's a bunch of us staying at the travellodge in portishead. My room was 24

Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on February 10, 2013, 06:41:39 AM
If you stay in Portishead don't eat at the brewers Fayre in the travel lodge, it's crap, but there are lots of nice restaurants and pubs for food.

#Helpfulconsumeradvice
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Koval, Master Verispex on February 10, 2013, 06:44:14 AM
Portishead also seems close to the venue judging by Google Maps... I am game. Good shout Arq.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Arquarian on February 10, 2013, 06:55:53 AM
If you stay in Portishead don't eat at the brewers Fayre in the travel lodge, it's crap, but there are lots of nice restaurants and pubs for food.

#Helpfulconsumeradvice
Well noted good friend!

Koval we'll see you there!


Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Oliver009 on March 7, 2013, 12:59:45 PM
Portishead also seems close to the venue judging by Google Maps...
So long as you're driving. Then it's just one junction up the M5. Otherwise it's a small trek through the River Avon.

Good luck to all involved.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Koval, Master Verispex on March 7, 2013, 01:28:20 PM
Portishead also seems close to the venue judging by Google Maps...
So long as you're driving. Then it's just one junction up the M5. Otherwise it's a small trek through the River Avon.
You know, I quite fancy going for a swim. And I'm sure my tanks will be fine, they're supposed to be amphibious. :P

Really looking forward to this, it's bound to be a laugh.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on April 5, 2013, 11:06:12 AM
Looking forward to seeing some of you tomorrow. We (Tarrin, me, a few others) are Team Splan International. You'll spot us in pink or purple polo shirts. I'll have SCO on the back, Tarrin has The Noo.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Benis on April 5, 2013, 11:23:13 AM
Take lots of pictures!
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Killing Time on April 5, 2013, 11:54:23 AM
Take lots of pictures!

I'll try, but I never remember.

I'm not sure my camera will cope with the highly concentrated sulliment of Tarrin in a pink shirt.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Arquarian on April 5, 2013, 12:57:05 PM
First long range report...


I spoke to Koval earlier and put him in touch with the boys at Premethean Games.  Martok is there with I think 3 other guys. sound off if you get this!....
See you bright and early tomorrow chaps.


Tally-Ho!
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on April 5, 2013, 04:54:44 PM
I'll be there too, good luck guys!
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on April 7, 2013, 04:41:02 PM
A most excellent weekend - superb organisation, awesome tables. I thoroughly enjoyed all my games, even the ones I lost. All five opponents were really nice fellas, no rather unsavoury chap, what-ho old bean?s. Nice to see Killing Time, Hymirl, Koval, Google, anyone else I spoke to but didn't recognise from here. Many highlights, but I was particularly pleased with Belial punching Koval's Russ to death for a VP in Big Guns Never Tire.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Arquarian on April 8, 2013, 10:13:37 AM

I second that, I had a great weekend with some great guys, amazing armies and great boards.  Well done Vanguard!

I think this may be an appropriate time to mention amusing / heroic / awkward moments in your games.


In my last game Sly Marbo turned up and lobbed his demo charge at a lone marine, who nutted it away as Josh my oppo rolled a 1 to wound.


In the same game in the dying moments Josh's Hydra Flak squadron attempted to tank shock me off my home objective which would have certainly won him the game however rolling a 1 for the dangerous terrain test for one of his tanks I simply moved out of the way and held on for a narrow win.


Oh and my famous last words, which I actually muttered in my first game. "what do mind shackle scarabs do again?" 4 turns later Lysander stops hitting himself and squashes a Necrolord.


many thanks to all my opponents
Dave's Necrons were gribbly
Joe's Salamander drop list. We're one each now Joe ;)
Tom's Eldar
Craigs Ultamarines
Josh's Imperial Guard

Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Koval, Master Verispex on April 8, 2013, 11:45:27 AM
I'm back! Huzzah! And I had a great time! (But no drinks -- must try harder, guys!)

Game 1 was against someone who, I think, wanted to play a WAAC Chaos army -- double Heldrake armies are not fun. Needless to say, no batrep.

Game 2 was against SCO's Dark Angels. Highlights included ALL THOSE DEATHWING getting slapped with plasma of some description, and the game itself giving us a Bolivian Army Ending as my Deathwatch ended up in melee with the remains of a Tactical Squad. A loss (9-5 to SCO), but it was a good game. (And yes, Belial did punch my Vanquisher to death.)

Game 3 was against an Ork army, owned by a gentleman called John. Funniest game of the weekend, lots of stuff exploding everywhere and some fun exploding Ramshackle Wartrukk shenanigans. Ghazghkull called a Waaagh! and krumped one of my Chimeras in the same turn, but failed to charge my Executioner the turn after, leaving him sitting at more or less point-blank range in front of a giant plasma cannon; when the smoke cleared, there wasn't much left of him. Besides that, we were both rolling really badly for everything, and many hilarious hijinks were had. (Oh, and he won 3-2 with Linebreaker, as he got one lone Ork Boy to squeak over into my deployment zone.)

Game 4 was against another Dark Angels army, commanded by a guy named Danny (who won the Fluffiest Army prize). Fun game with a lot of stuff being blown up on both sides; more Deathwatch shenanigans ensued, and it was pretty cool to see some older 2nd Edition models mixed in with more modern stuff. Very enjoyable even if I did lose 10-7.

Game 5 was my only win of the weekend, but what a win -- I managed to table an Eldar army (and felt incredibly dirty for winning 14-0!), belonging to a fellow from Team Splan by the name of Tom. Night Fighting did not help either of us at all, although I'm just fortunate that my Executioner stayed alive after it wound up in range of a full-strength D-cannon battery. :P

Four out of five games will may be adapted to form a series of "Based On A True Story, But With Heavy Artistic Licence" style battle reports. Sort of like a Hollywood version of events. If I do this, we can expect the story to be released around August 2020.

EDIT: I suddenly have more things on my plate than I thought I did, so I don't want to commit to something that it turns out I might not be able to do after all. I'll see what I can do, but I'll make no promises.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Killing Time on April 8, 2013, 01:23:34 PM
Great couple of days out.
5 really fun opponents, and not one power armoured body amongst them.

Game 1 was against the eventual 4th placed player, and winner of the best army prize to boot.
A fantastic Ork army featuring some big mobs of various types, a smallish squad of nob bikers, a dakka jet and a fabulously modeled unit of Khorne Storm boyz.
A really close match that looked like he was going to win handily, I clawed back to a draw in turn 4 and the he snatched a narrow victory in turn 5. There wasn't time to go to another turn, which was probably just as well as I don't think it would have looked pretty for me.

Game 2 was my first ever outing against the new Necrons. This army had been painted up to look like it had come straight out of Tron.
Though I don't really know Necrons this didn't appear to be a nasty list and again it was a very close fought affair. This time I was winning in turn 4, he shoved me off my objectives in turn 5 to nudge ahead. My troops were well positioned to reclaim the win when the dice said piss off and the game ended. So another narrow loss and I was headed for the bottom of the table.

Game 3 saw me face up against another Necron list, so from none to two in as many matches.
This list was a lot tougher, with a destroyer lord + wraiths deathstar supported by two flyers and a couple of the big barge things with more gauss than you can shake a big stick at.
I was completely tabled by the bottom of turn 4. Ouch.

Game 4 matched my up against an Eldar player from Team Splan, and I was finally on comfortable territory, as I know what an Eldar army can do. This was a super game against a great guy and I enjoyed it a great deal.
It finally ended in a victory for me, though I did make a few rookie errors like sticking a Land Raider in range of a team of D-cannon.

Game 5 was another super match, this time against Final Justice from the forum, brother to Serious Callers and arch-enemy of Tarrin. Another Eldar army, this time with the Wraithlord HQ thingy and a Warp Hunter.
In this game the only notable thing my army managed was the forgefiend using the power of the daemonforge to shred the warp hunter out of the sky with the first shot of the game. From then on the fiend was useless, and the rest of the army was worse.
The writing was on the wall when my 1ksons failed 6 from 9 saving throws to a deathspinner volley, and by the time my champion of Khorne got beaten in close combat by a pair of wraithguard it was all over. The champ was finally avenged by the raptor champ, who was the only survivor of the entire army.

So two losses, two crushing defeats and one victory left me 76th out of 94.
And I didn't even claim fluffiest army for my sub-optimised list of doom.

But as everyone agreed, the atmosphere of all the games was as good as it gets, and it was a super couple of days playing toy soldiers.
Next year a sensible army? Nah....
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Koval, Master Verispex on April 8, 2013, 02:14:24 PM
Was your Game 4 guy the same as my Game 5 guy? Pink polo shirt with Cegorach on the back, bright orange Eldar from Lugganath.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Killing Time on April 8, 2013, 03:12:26 PM
Was your Game 4 guy the same as my Game 5 guy? Pink polo shirt with Cegorach on the back, bright orange Eldar from Lugganath.

Yep. That's the guy.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on April 8, 2013, 11:55:41 PM
Final standings are on the club site, here! (http://www.bristolvanguard.co.uk/Bristol_Vanguard/Vanquish_2013.html). If you follow the links for games, best armies and so on you can look at pretty pictures of tables, games, armies and stuff.
I think the highest placed 40KO member was Tarrin who sullied place 38 (out of 96 so a respectable finish).

Oh, Zilverscale! The battle report for our pre-tourny game is up over here! (http://www.40kforums.com/vb/showthread.php/42157-Sisters-of-Battle-V-Eldar-Alliance-Battlereport!-The-Sisters-and-the-River-of-Fire!?p=720661#post720661)
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: g00gle5 on April 9, 2013, 05:16:04 AM
I think the highest placed 40KO member was Tarrin who sullied place 38 (out of 96 so a respectable finish)

9th, thank you very much. And don't tell me Grey Knights don't count. The most common comment I got was "How are you winning, your army is tiny?" (20 MEQ, 10 TEQ, Dreadknight and Storm Raven).

And I lost a point for late list submission (due to my girlfriend being in surgery, but who's making excuses...).

A fantastic weekend, really well organised, I had a great time and was very thankful I wasn't the TO for once!

Game 1
Against Zilverscale and his nasty Eldar/Dark Eldar evading fliers from hell. I kept Zilverscale on the backfoot all game by playing a mixture of major aggression and big panzy hiding shenanigans behind a huge Necron plinth. When the game was called I had successfully taken my objective and denied him his but he pulled out his Vanquish Secret objective and it ended as a draw! Foiled by Vanquish's extra rules... (which were pretty fun).

Game 2
Against a lovely chap called Ollie and his Daemons. He was not impressed he drew against one of the 4 Grey Knight players and it all went swimmingly well for me until right at the end when you suddenly see the last-second objective denying and the VPs drop away. Luckily I completed my secret objective in this so I won 3 - 1, despite it could have easily been 12 - 1 in my favour. Crushing Victory.

Game 3
Really nice guy called Marc and his Blood Angels. Grey Knights do love a ruckus with Blood Angels as they counteract all their main strengths, so I felt confident going in. Relic and practically my whole army scoring saw me take it turn 1 with the Dreadknight and keep it until the last turn where he jumped off to go for Dante. However I completely forgot Dante had hit and run and the game became nail-bitingly close. A heroic Terminator instant death'ed Dante with his Hammer and with First Blood and Warlord against just his Warlord kill (Mordrak's Ghost Knights hate jumping in the way of meltas for him, useless dead bodyguards.) I got a Crushing Victory as I doubled his VPs at 2 - 1.

Good finish to the first day. Went out and got royally trollied with my 7 teammates. One of them also finished his day with 2 wins and 1 draw and we speculated what that could mean for tomorrow morning...

Game 4
So walking towards the table and I see my Space Wolves team mate. Game ended 12 - 5 to me and he was upset that it had to be me that ruined his undefeated run. Crushing Victory to me.

Game 5
OJ and his Crimson Fists. Another wonderful chap so I'm very thankful I had five great opponents across the two days. This was down to the wire. There was not a single point in this game that a dice roll didn't matter it was that close, and it shows you just how well the Swiss system works. Turn 5 victory to me. But we roll and get a turn 6. Now, once again I feel foiled by Vanquish's secret objectives. If I had read them carefully I could have played my last turn differently and get Mordrak to kill the 3-man Scout squad instead of the 2-man Tac squad in combat, however, I figured the Tac squad was more VPs so better overall. Turns out with Mordrak's remaining 3 wounds he would have seized the tac squad but as the Scouts equaled him there was no seize. Foiled again by a lack of knowledge of secret objectives! Draw.

Undefeated, lots of nice comments on my army and even one guy saying he would have voted for me for best sport. What else could I have asked for from a weekend of wargaming?

EDIT: Does anybody know what the winning list had in it? I heard it was rather nasty tabling four opponents...
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Hymirl on April 9, 2013, 09:15:12 AM
Oops! Forgot about you, my bad and thanks for beating OJ, if he had won the tourny he would have been far too smug!

The winning army had coteaz, 30 GK on foot, dreadknight, stormtalon and an allied rune Preist on bike with swiftclaws and some grey hunters in a pod (i think). 40 scoring marines, mobility, no easy first blood target, its a solid list... He managed to avoid any armies with helldrakes which helped him out!

Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Oliver009 on April 14, 2013, 11:37:17 AM
Oops! Forgot about you, my bad and thanks for beating OJ, if he had won the tourny he would have been far too smug!

But I wasn't even there! Oh I see a different OJ. (OJ is one of my nicknames.)
If I was there I'd have been beaten as well. Glad everyone enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Vanquish 40K Tournament, Bristol UK, April 2013!
Post by: Tarrin the Space Marine on April 16, 2013, 08:34:57 AM
Grey knights, don't count therefore i win :-)

The winning list was solid and played a good selection. 

Game 1: Nids: Swarmlord, Doom Etc. Was tabled in 7 - Crushing Defeat
Game 2: Ultramarines: Calgar + Friends. Balanced list - Tabled him in 5 - Crushing Victory
Game 3: Necrons: Solid list and distinct imbalance in the dice (failing 3" charges vs his lord getting up 3 times.) Tabled in 6. - Crushing Defeat
Game 4: Space Wolves: Balanced gun line with counter strike list. Got the drop on him. was in sway but it tipped my way in 4. - Crushing victory
Game 5: Dark Eldar with Eldar Allies. Dark, and horribly mobile list, but managed a victory through reckless deepstriking and excessive use of disordered charges. - Victory

W3, L2. Matches up with all of nothing nature of the force i used.

Man of Tourney - Vet Sarge with thunder hammer. Held the swarmlord in a challenge for 6 rounds of combat!

Unit of Tourney
- Vanguard (10, JP, 2 x P. Sword, 6 x P. Axe, 2 x P. Fist, 470 points). I have never really used a nasty squad like this, but beslubber me they hit well. They only game they were poor in was the Necron one, where they came late and were isolated.

Thanks for coming - Libby - did one good thing all weekend. Mostly got shot.

Good to see old faces and meet new.

Next year i will take a sensible army :- )