Thursday, May 26, 2011

200 PT Kill Team Fun Tourney Wrapup

Yesterday afternoon I decided I would head over to my flgs later that evening and it hit me... there was a 200pt $5 kill team tourney...AWESOME. I debated running 56 grots and 4 slavers but I would rather run something that could stand a chance at winning. Each model is a separate unit completely. Set up rules are a little different and instead of seizing the player going first must roll a die and on a 1 your opponent goes first. I was running 5 bikers and 10 gretchin and a slaver.

Game one was vs 6 lootas a copta and a shoota boyz squad. I was going first and set my bikes out in the open ready to go at him gunz blazing. Then I rolled a 1 and handed him first turn...I lost 3 bikes and it would be a down hill battle. I killed a few guys and got my remaining 2 bikes into close combat and over 5 turns they killed 0 orks and he finally killed both of them. The game has to turn limit but does have a time limit. My gretchin were safe in the back and he couldnt get to them in time and we got a draw.

Game two was vs wolves with a lone wolf th/ss and 6 grey hunters one with a plasma. I took one bike and suicided to kill his plasma and shot the hell out of the lone wolf and did nothing. I sent my PK right at the lone wolf and we traded blows and both died as I planned. The rest of my guys fired their dakka dakka gunz slowly out shooting the marines and won me the game.

Game three was against Ming with a full tact squad with a flamer and a multi melta. I failed to kill the multi melta turn one after I went first and he killed my PK right off the bat. Turn 2 I killed his flamer and multi melta and backed up. The rest of the game would be like my last one... just back up and fire. I just out shot him and moved to reduce his total bolter shots every turn and won the game.

IG with a valk and a vet squad won the day mostly due to almost no opponents able to deal with the valk. I took second and I think my first round opponent took the "Boob award" or best sport. I liked this fun format a lot and so did almost every one. A lot of people are going to revamp their lists for next time because of some of the lop sided games example: Venerable Dread vs Doom... Doom just cant win no matter what. Over all tho we will probably work on the rules set and maybe bring the points up.

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pics and works in progress

I just got my final shipment of gretchin and so now i need to build some slavers. There is a ton of them and I am glad I picked them up super cheap. Here it is and i had to zoom out so much it looks like an old school epic army.

Now some of you may have seen it but this is my finalized basic Blood Angel.

Here is a nearly complete libby painted for me by Ming.

This is my nearly finished Predator. I have two of these currently painted and I am working on my Razorbacks which are black rather then blue.

Hope you enjoy, these all plastic blood angels are starting to get finished and look better every day! I need to come up with an idea for basing them. If you have any suggestions feel free to drop a comment.


Sunday, May 15, 2011


I have always talked around the FLGS about my 6 troops being pure gretchin and using SAG as my HQ and Kans as my heavy for my all grot army. Well the lack of 180 gretchin was my main problem but In the past week I have ordered over 130 of them to add to my collection and soon will be ready to start my 1500pt all grot army!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

This months tourney wrapup

I have been pretty spent due to school work and have not had a lot of time to blog. Sorry guys. Anyway last weekend was my monthly tournament at Crossroad Games. I decided I will keep playing my Blood Angels till they dont win a tourney and then swap to orks and go back and forth whenever one dosnt win. Also all prizes must be spent on the winning army now. No more orks carrying my Blood Angels and kitting them out. My fleet of orks is full of old metal models and needs replacing and updating.

Onto the tourney:
I played BAs and a hybrid mech/jump list. The same list I used to teach my friend to play with in my previous blog post. I liked the list and wanted to see how it would do in a tourney setting.

Game one was table quarters with a center objective. I was against nids and spearhead deployment. The game ended for the most part on turn 2 when I melted a winged tyrant and 20 warriors. His army was crippled. He charged one assault squad with 30+ gaunts and because of the lack of rending I only lost 2 marines. 3+ and 4+ FNP is like fighting termis. I got massacre for 20 pts and 2 bonus points.

I always scout around after rounds and try to find out how everyone did and who I might be playing. Our computer matches highest points together. I was 3rd highest behind a full 25 point and a 23 point. No one else had a massacre so I knew I would be playing down vs a major or minor.

No surprise I was paired against a major with bonus points. I got to go against space wolves. It would be modified kill points again. I had a ton of kill points but so did he. I just needed to stop him from killing my tanks. He had 3 venerable dreads one being bjorn. I spread my fire across his tanks and dreads stopping almost all of them from firing. He moved closer and I took advantage of this. Turn 2 all my squads hopped out and melted his front line of dreads. I knocked out both transports and charged into one with a jump pack squad. Of the dreads one was immobilized another wrecked and bjorn's power arm ripped off. So no more close combat capabilities from the dreads. I was safe and had won the game for the most part on turn 2 again. I got full points for the game.

We finished early so I scouted around on the top table to see what was going to happen. It was Notmatthew and his blob IG vs Creative Twilight and his shrike list(see Creative Twilight's blog on my blog list to the right). The game had been pretty close and heated. The close combats dragged on and made the game slow to a crawl. Time ran out and the IG pulled out with a minor win. I then scouted other tables and figured out IG was closest in 2nd over 3rd and 4th by 2 points.

I have yet to lose to Notmatthew. I have one win with orks and a draw and a draw with my BA's. I knew I needed to take my full force and section off his blobs and take my whole army vs only part of his. Each squad has a pw and blobs into 40 man squads. Commissars give him stubborn and rerolls and another pw so I wont be able to break them after winning combat. I knew what I needed for points to win the tourney and played to meet that goal. The game ended in a draw. Notmatthew was sure he was out of the top 3. I however always keeping tabs on points was almost sure he still would be top 3.

Results came in and I won and bought myself a DC dread and have some left over for next month. Notmatthew and another ork player tied in points for 2nd and chaos deamons took 3rd I believe.

Great day of play. I learned a few new things playing against Notmatthew and always look forward to playing him. I would probably say he is my closest rival in 40k. Always tough games and I learn every time.

All my non flgs readers should come up for a monthly tourney and see if you can best me on my home turf. We have a great fun community and welcome all who join us to play.

Thanks for reading,