So, after my first day of gaming, the night came quicker then I had thought. Any hope I had of catching the bus back to where I was atying was shattered. Thus, I got a late night cab ride with a fellow who had a penchant for metal music, and introduced me to a christian radio station which played some pretty impressive metal licks.
Thus, I arrived back at my friend Rachel's, who was having a pre-drinking party. My other friend Emily had just returned to the city from a wisdom teeth removal operation, and invited me to stay at her place the next to days I was in town, I accepted her offer and thus found myself introduced to her room mates, friends, a crazy cat, and a nice big bowl of pasta. We then watched zombieland, looked up bus times for the next day and realized that it was already one in the morning.
Five hours later I woke up to a bowl of plain oatmeal and a handful of chocolates Emily gave me to snack on, to catch my bus. The bus I found without problem and I arrived at Bingemans with a complete stranger, who offered to drive me from the bus to the local of the tourni ("Just dropped my son off at paintball, looks like you need a lift!").
I then found myself across the table from Grand Master Lomandalis. With a taunt from him of "cheerleader. Prom night. Going down", we started.My 1850 point list on the sunday singles tourny was.Grand Master Lomandalis's Deathwing list.
Tertiary-Get units within 6" of opponents deployment zone.
+1 Kill all enemy HQ's
+1 Acheive more than five kill points.
+1 Score more than 150 victory points
-1 None of your troops are alive.
-1 none of your HQ's are alive.
-1 None of your elites, fast, or heavy are alive.
The game begun rather well for me. I had my marines focuses on the right flank, while my prince was in the middle and spawn and lord on my left. He had his grey knight and terminators in a landraider central, while the vinidcators both came in on my right to deal with my troops.
Belial and his squad arrived, along with another terminator squad in my center and killed quite a few spawn in their opening volly. I had all my obliterators deepstrike on my second turn, while the prince lashed one of the terminator squads into combat range. A huge combat eurpted in the center of the table, seeing the terminators all killed off, while I lost a few spawn. My lord shined by actually killing things and rolling 6's for his deamon weapon twice in a row. My lord was vaporized by a vindicator blast shortly after, while my troops attempted in vain to melta the ordinance tanks. Eventually the greyknight and his squad, after killing a squad of obliterators, was charged by my hordes of gribblies and the grandmaster was taken down by chaos spawn.
My right flank saw one vindicator eventually killed, by I could never kill the landradier. The final terminator squad arrived on an objective on the left flank, and although he killed them to one model, my prince was killed off by them.
The game ended with two objectives contested (landraider and a vindicator) and GML holding one objective with his last terminator.
I lost the secondary objective, and we tied on the third.
Agaisnt Blood angels.
two sanguinor guard squads
Two five man assault squads
baal predator with three flamers.
Furosos Dread with drop pod.
I will say, that out of the day, this was my most difficult game. Not because of the game it's self, but because of my opponent. I am fairly sure he thought I was constantly trying to cheat, and questioned me on nearly ever move I made. Also, pushed the rules multiple times himself. Most of which, I let slide as I didn't feel like bothering with it. However, due to it all we didn't have the time to make it past the third turn.
Primary-Capture and Control
Tertiary- reduce more enemy units below half/kill.
Seize ground deployment.
I got the first turn, and deployed one squad of obliterators on either flank. Spawn all on the left, while the marines on the right. My prince hid behind a tower in my deployment zone. There was four objectives (two on his end of the table at either flank, and two roughly in the middle).
He set up sangninor, baal, and an assault squad on the right flank, while the second assault squad and a sanginor guard squad was on the left. all infantry in cover. Auto/las pred in the middle behind a crater (which my opponent claimed gave him cover....)
I started off by plasma cannoning the squad on the top right objective, killing a few and forcing them to flee. However, I was not able to bring my rulebook with my (due to my transportation) and my opponent insisted that jump pack troops only fell back 2D6, and they stopped running at the table edge.
The dread landed in the middle of the table, and was thus stuck in combat with my spawn for a good part of the game, and I was not able to harm it at all, due to terrible rolls. On the left flank, I had trouble killing his sanguinar guard and assault squad.
At the end of the game (which was turn three), I had failed to achieve any of the objectives. Good news is, I got back a blast template which I 'lost' yesterday.
This was against an ultramarine player, really cool guy.
Libraian w/avenger and null zone.
two tactical squads w/flamer lascannon and heavy bolter razorbacks (combat squads)
One tactical squad with multi-melta, meltagun, and sgt w/combi-melta.
Two landspeeder Typhoons.
Two dreads with two twinlinked autocannons.
Landraider (calgar and meltagun squad inside).
Two multi-melta attack bikes.
secondary-capture and control.
He won the first turn, and chose the table to my top right. Had the lascannon squads in cover in the back, dreads to the left, razorbacks to the right with the attack bikes and the raider in the middle with the speeders. I lost a few spawn to his opening volly, but managed to assault his attack bikes right away with a squad of spawn with a lash. This combat allowed me to sneak a couple of my Rhinos up behind the cover and I was able to start taking out his transports and speeders with the obliterators and my infantry squads. Once the attack bikes fell to my spawn and lesser Daemons, they swarmed over the ruins of a razorback into his firing lines. Another pack of spawn charged his last dread (the first falling to a deepstriking obliterator cult) and held it in combat the whole game. The librarian and his squad left their immoblie razorback, only to get vaporized by plasma and lascannons. Calgar and his squad killed the spawn on my left flank, and controled my objective, while I was able to contest it with a Rhino, while I heald the remaining objectives with my deamons and marines.
I managed to win the Primary, and the secondary. However, all the table quarters were contested and thus the tertiary was a draw.
This game, I knew from the beginning would be tough. However, like my previous opponent he was a great guy to play agaisnt.
Great Unclean one
Two units of five blood crushers w/icon, musician, fury.
Five units of plague bearers.
One unit of seekers of slaanesh.
One slaanesh prince with paavane and iron hide.
One nurgle prince with wings, nurgles rot, noxious touch.
My opponent gave me the first turn, and I deployed causiously in the center of my deployment, with my spawn forming a wall around the rest of my force.
He brought down on turn one everything but the plague bearers.
Seekers, and one unit of blood crushers in the top left flank, great unclean one right smack on my immediate left, and the princes behind the blood crushers to my center.
I had spawn charge the Great Unclean One, after taking a wound or two off with my marine shooting, while my Lord, Prince, and two squads of spawn charged the blood crushers. I was able to reduce the unit to three wounded models after the combat, and only lost a couple of spawn. The great unclean one had an easy time fighting the spawn, which caused a lot of wounds, which it was able to ignore.
My tactical squad which shot at the Greater Daemon, were charged by the seekers, while the second blood crusher unit charged my spawn attacking the Great Unclean One, finishing them off, the seekers managed to kill three of my four marines, who killed a couple of seekers in return. The plague baears begun landing on objectives around the table, the his princes charged mine and killed it. My lord however, was able to cause a lot of wounds on the blood crushers and managed to kill them off.
Obliterators came in, as well as lesser Daemons. The daemons charged the Greater Daemon, which I was able to wound with my Oblit's plasmaguns, while my second squad torched a plague bearer unit with flamers. At this point, my Lord and spawn begun to get picked off by the Daemon princes, and my obliterators and Tactical marines quickly fell to the daemon horde. I managed to kill only the one blood crusher unit, one unit of plauge beaeers and the seekers, while I lost my entire force.
At the end of the Day, I came in 59/66 with a total of 134 points. And walked away with a Necron battle force from the door prize draws. Overall a very good time had.
I then got a ride back to the bus stop by my teammate from the day before, and got back to my friends place, where we made dinner, watched some Doctor Who and eventually went to sleep. The next day, had a late breakfast and got on the 1:30pm bus back to Toronto.
Next year though, I will go back, and I will do better.
The Warmasters Council took a bunch of photos which I am sure they'll post at some point, and thus I'll add pictures when that happens. I forgot my camera the second day and didn't take any pictures.