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Friday, April 5, 2013

Singles GT: Crucibile (The Narrrative)

Well, here is a general overview of the games, the lists and such at the event! Check my other post for pictures of the event!

My list:

Sorcerer: Mark of Tzeench, Level 2, aura of Dark Glory

10 Chaos Marines: 2 plasma guns, extra ccw

10 Chaos Marines: 2 plasma guns, extra ccw

10 Chaos Marines: 2 plasma guns, extra ccw

10 Chaos Marines: 2 plasma guns, extra ccw

Cultists x10 with pistols/ccw

Cultists x20 with 14 rifles, 2 heavy stubbers, pistols/ccw x4


Lord of Change

Flamers of Tzeench x3

Plaguebearers x6

Plaguebearers x6

Screamers of Tzeench x6

Game 1 vs. Rich with Space Wolves and Grey Knights

Deployment: Hammer and Anvil

Primary: capture objectives scattered about the table.

Secondary: Destroy Heavy and Troop choices, worth one VP each.

Tertiary: Table Quarters, each quarter earns you 1 VP.

Bonuses: Slay Warlord, First blood and Linebreaker

His list was Wolf Priest with saga of the Hunter, 3 squads with meltas/plasmas, Wolf Lord with Wolf Mount with Runic Armor, 3+ storm shield and power fist. 2 Long Fangs with mixed weapons of Missiles and heavy bolters, unit of Grey Knights (troop choice), Dreadknight, Techmarine, Cotaez with retinue with the psykers to throw the large blast and crusaders and jokeroo to add defense and shooting.

Amusing points:

  • First turn my Helldrake entered he burned down 8 out of 10 Space Wolves with a baleflamer shot.
  • First Turn the screamers arrived the turbo boosted over one of the Long Fangs killing 4 out of 6 the first turn. They also tied up the Wolf Lord that assaulted them for a few rounds keeping him out of the game.

I won Primary, Secondary and Slay the Warlord and First Blood. Rich got the Tertiary

Game 2 vs. Charles with Chaos Marines (Slaanesh)

Deployment: Dawn of War

Primary: 6 objectives scattered about 12 inches apart.

Secondary: Each fast and troop choice was worth 1 VP.

Tertiary: Destroy the most expensive unit.

He had 3 Rhinos, 2 Demolishers, 3 squads of 5 Noise Marines with the leader with the sonic flamer upgrade with a Lord with the Mark of Slaanesh, had a lighting claw and power fist I think, Aegis line with Quad gun, 10 men with two Sonic Blasters, 2 Hellbrutes, 1 with plasma and 1 with multi-melta, 1 Mauler and Helldrake (painted an amazing color of pink).

I took all 20 this game as the clock was ticking down and we was on turn 5 I had Screamers about to munch his last Vindicator, two Noise Marines was fighting 4 Plague Bearers, one Dread was in action too far away to do much. He gave the game to me as I had the objectives, the most expensive unit and more fast and troops than he had.

Great moments in the game:

  • Mauler runs through a building towards my unit and charges. Krak grenades fly from my squad and I get 3 or 4 6’s on Krak Grenades to Pen, sure all glances, he rolls his saves….*THUMP* something like from Starship Troopers when they tossed the grenades into the big bugs mouth!

Game 3 vs. Michael’s Tyranids

He had the heavy monster bug list with a flying Tyrant, two big bugs that spit out more gaunts, some token gaunts for troop choices also, the Doom in a Pod with the psychic power that mimics the Doom power (so thus double Dooming!), a Tyrant with guard, some Venomthorpes (for shield coverage) and some other odd and end shooters.

Deployment was: Vanguard on a nice city fight table. I took cover in a building and he spread out on his side.

Primary: Supply drop, deep strike objective tokens for a total of 6 starting on turn 2.

Secondary: Destroy the enemy. 1 VP per unit dead.

Tertiary: Control the Field of Battle (most terrain objectives)

This was again a brutal game, despite the heavy handed aspect of the list the worst part was the Doom that always seemed to have 10 wounds with the ability to double doom  units. I really think this should be FAQ’ed as while it is legal is really just bending the rules in a way that just makes this unit very broken for the points cost. This was a minor loss for me with a 9 to 11 score against Michael. He is a great guy to play against despite the heavy handed army build.

Game 4 was against Devin with his Dark Eldar/Eldar Mix

The list he had: Eldrad, Baron Sathonyx, Fire Dragons x6 with Crack shot and Tank Hunters with Exharch, Wraithguard x10 with Warlock (Conceal, Spirit Seer), Guardian Bike x3 (shuriken Cannon), Kalabite Warriors x5 (blaster), Venom with Night Shields and Splinter Cannon, Kalabite Warriors x10 with Blaster, Splinter Cannon, Raider with Night Shields and Disintegrator Cannon, Drive Avengers x5, Warp  Hunter with Shuriken Cannon (Forge World), Heavy Falcon with scatter laser and shuriken cannon, 3 heavy walkers with scatter lasers and shuriken cannon and Aegis line with Quad gun.

Deployment: Hammer and Anvil (bad for me)

Primary: Each unit worth 1 VP

Secondary: 2 Objectives, one in each deployment zone.

Tertiary: 1 Objective in center of table, each turn in control gives you 1 VP

This was just an ugly game and a very hyper-competitive army list. Devin was a great guy to play but this game was zero fun to watch him roll hordes of dice, rerolls and other tricks just smoking my army bit by bit as I can’t do a damm thing but sip a beer and take a beating. Oh well, by the end of the game I was all but tabled army wise and he had a clean sweep of 20 points and leaving me a big 0. Ironic he would take overall with this list, well you can see why.

Game 5 vs. Remey’s Necrons

Deployment: Vanguard

Primary: Objective in center, you can move it 6” max only…

Secondary: Table Quarters

Tertiary: Destroy units 1 VP each

He had:

4 Troop Transport flyers with min squads inside.

2 Large Wraith Units with 2 Lords with destroyer bodies with mind shackle scarabs and two Canoptek Tomb Stalkers.

This game started on a bad foot with my opponent being about 45 minutes late to the table due to oversleeping due to the daylight savings time change. In an attempt to not be a dick and tell him that the game was forfeit for being late we played. My mistake, I should have took the auto-win instead as the army was pure hyper-competitive, in my eyes if you are this competitive you can be on time. He was all nice about being late and wanted to buy me lunch which I didn’t want him to have that obligation for feeling like he was beating my ass and being late. I just hate the feeling someone feels obligated to do something.

This was a pure cluster fuck list as his troops are never at risk, you have to kill two monstrous creatures that are modeled the size of a ratling sniper (hrm, what part of monstrous did you miss?) and terrain ignoring wraiths and mind shackle crap to annoy you further. I was able to hold my own until the end, which by the time I killed the two big things the warriors are gabbing table quarters, the flyers are shooting the hell out of me and the wraiths are just hanging out in hand to hand killing things every turn.  Exciting game, yea…..I would put this down as the worst game of 5 and perhaps in the top 5 of my gaming lifetime.

 Again I lost 0 to 20 and in a twist of irony ended up facing the Eldar list from last turn and his list was shredded by the Eldar list (yea, I was shocked by this one, hehehhe). So, I was doing well until that point with what I consider a fairly solid list.

 Game 5 vs.  Reinaldo’s Tyranids

 Deployment: Dawn of War

 Primary: 3  objectives down the center of the table.

 Secondary: 1 VP per psyker

 Tertiary: objective in each deployment zone.

 He had a decent list, again the Doom was there and flying Tyrant with the bio-shotguns that lets him rolls a crapload of dice! There were two large bugs making more and a large swarm of Gargoyles as well as some other random things.

 This was just a fun game in general as neither of us was up for any of the big awards except maybe faction which even then both of us was in the hole slightly. We had a good game overall with some small rules issues. I managed to buckle down and shake the last game to take in 7 points and he got 2 in the end despite the pounding I took. The first Blood helped in early scoring while he had Linebreaker and neither of us could take the Primary or Tertiary, I did manage to down my psyker Nids that sealed the win.

 No major awards of any type were won by Chris or I but I did manage to score a bag of 20 Cadians (box was damaged and sponsor/vendor bagged the set and gave it away)! All in all, it was a decent weekend with only two bad games (even then the players was not bad just the type of armies they had). I think I would go back again next year, I will have to work on a solid list for next year to avoid the hyper-competitive lists from pounding me to muck. 

*Note Not sure what happened to the code here and where this white box came from but oh well, I spent some time trying to remove it and I don't care to retype it at this time.*

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