So I thought I write up a brief review of my games and how the list performed.
Game 1 I was up against Scotland's ETC Team coach, Chris White, with his Greenskins.
He had roughly.
Savage Orc Warboss
Black Orc BSB
Lvl Savage Orc Shaman
Lvl NIght Goblin Shaman
Wolf rider hero
Horde of Savages
Horde of Night Goblin Archers
3 Wolf Chariots
2 Doom Divers
This was a really fun game which I ended up taking out 20-0. Highlights were on Turn One me shooting off a mangler which resulted in his Night Goblins failing a re-rollable 9 panic test and fleeing off the board.
He Foot of Gorked 16 of the Slayers leaving five remaining to excel. The Aracnarock got into the Drakes but took 3 wounds on the way in (my cannon rolled 1s for number of wounds all game) they held and the flanking five slayers took it down. They then proceeded to take two wolf chariots to the face for no losses before smashing them to bits. Loved it.
Elsewhere one of Gyros went war machine hunting and another chaffed up the Orc horde who decided to take the charge and resulting overrun on, leaving me with a tasty flank charge with LBs on Turn 4 whilst their brothers waited for the right moment and charged them in the front Turn 5 and I got the unit.
As I said fun game and a great start to the tournament. I felt he could have made my life more difficult however, especially if he's targeted the Gyros with the doom divers rather than the Drakes.
Game 2 I was up against the Warriors of Joe Pirson in Blood and Glory on Table 1
He had plenty of threats on the board and his list looked like:
Scyla (general - for the Ld apparently)
BSB Daemonic Mount
2 units of trolls 6 and 5 strong
2 x six knights
2 x Nurgle chariots
This was also fun and I broke him for 500pt bonus after finally cannoning off Scyla turn 4. I also got Throgg, both trolls (fiery ring ftw),shaggoths and a chariot. The Slayers died a noble death to chariots and knights and I also lost drakes and I think my BSB as well as other bits and pieces. I didn't do much wrong but I could have probably dealt with his knights a bit better as they ended up taking quite a lot off.
After all was said and done it ended up a 13-7 to me which I was relatively happy about. On reflection I could maybe have got a bit more out of it but the cannon and organs guns weren't their usual deadly selves which left me slightly vulnerable.
Game 3 I was on Table 2 up against Scotland's ETC High Elf player, Pash, who's already won two tournaments in Scotland this year.
Prince on Star Dragon
2 Level 2s on Light
12ish Dragon Princes
12ish Silver Helms
2 units 5 reavers
This was a fun, frustrating and at times ludicrous game.
To my dismay he rolled first turn and before I knew it everything was in my face, but I don't recall him killing much. My turn One the cannon shot the prince off the back of the Dragon but rolled a 1 (again!) on number of wounds to the dragon, however I managed to get it down to two wounds with everything else. My gyros started blocking up cav.
His turn 2 and the phoenix went into one unit of LBs, whilst his dragon went through my runed up organ gun into their flank. The LBs eventually died, with the phoenix left on two wounds and having failed to do any more damage to the dragon. Worth pointing out after the first round of combat he reformed his phoenix flank side on into my LBs to prevent the other LBs' supporting charge, annoyingly.
After the LBs died it left both Dragon and Phoenix out of combat so I decided to focus fire on the dragon and with the option of Slayers or Longbeards I opted for the former to charge into the Phoenix. This is when the luck really turned against me. The cannon, drakes, and organ gun didn't manage to add any more wounds to the dragon and the slayers failed to damage the phoenix - even with hatred and wounding on a 4+! I thought the game had gone as the dragon and silver helms then charged the slayers also and went through them into the other LBs.
I was a bit fed up with this turn of events, but with the phoenix now out of combat my Drake Champion decided to get serious and Trollhammered it out of the sky. The LBs then proceeded to get the "I Swear too much" kicked out of them and on his turn failed their stubborn test after the BSB went down. However, they then proceeded to out run both the Dragon and Silver Helms! This was joyous as they soon reformed and along with the master engineer charged the remaining two silver helms who fled only to be run down by the engineer - talk about natural sprinters.
However, the big moment happened like this:
Through the smoke and carnage below him Drake Captain, Morgrim Strombeard, heard the dragon's terrifying roar and watched as it raised itself up into the sky. Calmly he slotted another torpedo into his weapon, said a prayer to Valaya, and fired. The dragon's ascent ended abruptly as the torpedo hammered through it's scaly hide and exploded within its massive ribcage and the great beast crashed to the ground with a last plaintive roar. Around him his men cheered but Morgrim merely set down his weapon and lit his pipe, content in the knowledge that one more grudge had been settled.
This was fantastic and couldn't help but cheer as the watching spectators laughed. The game ended 10-10 with both of us dreaming of what could have been. I'm sure with a bit more average luck in my early turns then I would have had the game but had my LBs not had their running boots on then the game would have been his.
I was very happy after day one. 2 wins and draw was my best performance at a tournament on day one and I was looking forward to day two.
Edited by Stuntymike, 15 July 2014 - 03:05 PM.