I'm just back from the tournament and I'm wrecked but had a great time. This is how turned out.Mission 1
- Rehati War ]Sect? - the formation from wrath of magnus - which basically had 4 models in it. Magnus the red, two daemon princes and an exalted sorcerer. He was worried about all the poison I had but unfortunately although I got first turn, the set up was vanguard strike which meant he could hide away in the far corner of the table from all but one of my vemons due to LOS and range issues. I killed one of the daemon princes instead getting warlord and first blood. It went down hill from there however as magnus took off and cast siphon and proceeded to cast 10 more spells between him, his exalted sorcerer and his remaining daemon prince, losing 6 -8 units in the process. Over the next few turns he summoned 3 daemon chariots, 3 pink horror units and 2 heralds on disks of tzeentch. eventually being wiped out on turn 6. 20-0 loss. 0-1 thus far.mission 2
- necrons - recliamation formation with that harvest formation and formation of 2 doomscythes flyers. He spreadout across the table and was going first, I castled in one corner away from half his army (especially his harvest formation and two units of his tomb blades which I knew I would mess up my reavers if they were able to focus on them.) I got lucky and seized, shooting a unit of 3 tomb blades directly across from my castled units and they soaked up a lot poison shots but eventually died to 60-70 poison shots, I then shot up a few necron warriors. His turn he did very little damage to me due to lack of range, killing 2 reavers and moving his necrons towards me. My scourges showed up and blew up his warlords chariot and then shot up another unit of tomb blades. his doom scythes showed and targeted my walords venom and blew it up and then shot up the unit killing my warlord. His necron warriors moved back towards his table edge to get into rapid fire range and wiped out my scourge unit. in the last two turns I killed a unit of immortals, his wraiths and his last unit of tomb blades. I turbo boosted my reavers to contest his objectives and was able to hold onto 3 mine and at the end of the game he held 1. 14-6 win. 1-1 thus far.mission 3
- Eldar with dark elder allies (3 crimson hunters, wraithknight, archon with wwp with wraith guard with d- scythes, 2 units of eldar jetbikes with farseer and big unit of kabalite warriors with splinter cannon. hammer and anvil deployment.) This was a tough fight and very close until the very end. He went first with the wraithknight walking up the middle of the table, his shots taking a hull point off a jinking venom and causing another to also jink. He cast shrouded on himself and other units within a certain radius, periled in the process ended up losing physic shriek. My turn I forced the farseers unit to jink and killed a jetbike. Moved further away from the wraith knight and shot a few venoms at him, wounding him 3 times but he made all three of his FNP rolls. I turbo-boosted two units of reavers, behind a building hoping to get at the farseer's unit in CC next turn. His turn 2 wraith knight took down a venom and his crimson hunters came on in the formation that ignores cover, killing 2 more venoms and putting a hull point on another. His kabalite warriors (traitors!
) moved around to get LOS on one squad of reavers wiping them out. His jetbikes shot at the other unit reavers that was behind his lines, killing one but the other two passed their morale test. Things were looking grim, even by dark elder standards.
my turn 2, my 2 units of scourges arrived and claimed an objective and proceeded, along with some venoms to shoot the smaller unit of jetbikes, wiping them out. The Two remaining reavers assaulted the farseer's jetbike unit, killing 4 for not wounds back, farseer broke and was cut down by the reavers who consolidated by out los of the his kabalite warriors. My surviving units at the other end of the table, pushed up towards the crimson hunters and into my corners and table edge and opened up with every poison shot, heat lance and blaster I had causing 4 wounds on the wraithknight. His turn 3 he moved his wraith knight within 6 of one of my venom with kabalites with a blaster in it. He opened fire wrecking the venom, I disembarked them behind the venom making it a 9inch charge which he failed, my over watching kabalites taking another wound off him with a lucky splinter rifle shot!! Meanwhile his crimson hunter vector danced to the other side of the table, still in the formation that ignores cover and blew away two more venoms, the escaping kabalites failing the pinning check. My turn 3 my warlord arrived via deepstrike with near my opponents traitorous kabalite warriors blowing away 6. My reavers assaulted the remaining after the scourge picked off 2 more with their blasters, his overwatch killed one reaver but the other killed 3 more anyway and broke and ran down the remainder. My blasters and remaining poison shots finally took down the wraithknight with the last blaster shot finishing him off!! My solo reaver consolidated onto an objective and my 2 other reaver unit also take objectives. His turn 4, his archon finally arrives and kills my warlord and everyone inside his venom. his crimson hunters break formation and try and kill my objective secure venom but I jink it. he fires at my solo reaver, which jinks and so do my other reaver unit. My turn 4 I move toward an objective in his deployment zone (its worth 3 vps for this mission) I shoot some poison shots at the wraith guard killing 2. His turn 5, he moves and runs his wraith guard to contest the objective worth 3's vp to me.his crimson hunter picks off the solo reaver holding the 3 vp objective. another crimson hunter kills some scourge but they are fearless at this point and the remaining crimson hunter tries again to kill my objective secure venom heading for that 3 vp objective but I make another jink save!! my turn 5 I move the venom beside objective, shoot wraith guard too no effect. game ends. 18-2 win. 2-1 thus far.mission 4
- Chaos Space marines - Death Guard - Chaos warband + spawn (5 with 2 plasma guns, Warlord on bike with power fist and lightning claw, 5 spawn, 3 units of havocs with rhino (2 with 4 plasma guns and 1 with 4 melta guns.) 2 units chaos marines with plasma guns, 1 unit of terminators with combi meltas. Another tough game, a relic mission + kill points ! (yikes, I have 23 of them or so!) He got infiltrate as his warlord trait for himself and 3 of his units!(havocs and there rhinos!) I set up way back and Got LOS around any blocking terrain so that he could only set up within 18inches (no night fighting
). He went first and tried to get first blood on my reavers killed only one and the others failed their morale test. His warlord was with the spawn moving up toward the relic. his bikers were trying to move up and get into a position to assault next turn, while doing so shot at a venom which jinked. no damage but practically has the relic. My turn 1, 2/3 of the army fires at the bikers and just about wipes them out. a few remaining venoms fire at and kill a spawn.
his turn 2 - he gets the relic and starts to move back, fearing my range and poison (relic is worth 6 vps!) the next few turns I play very patiently with scourges dropping in which start to pop rhino and then poison all the guys inside. I get the last spawn down to its 1 wound by it flees to the end of the table to deny me the kill point. He tries to kill my warlord with deep striking terminators but I jink and then wipe them out with returning fire. final turn I get too close he mutli charges me with a chaos marine squad and his warlord catching 2 reaver units and a scourge unit, he kills 2 reavers, its turn 5 and I'm fearless. I hit and run out the 2 reaver units and leave the scourge to their fate. I the last round he does two wounds to the scourge and one makes its invun. Tough weird match, where I didn't concede a single kill point!!! 12-8 win. 3-1 thus far.
mission 5 - imperial guard - tanks flyer infantry veterans etc. Funny game, great guy but in the end I feeling guilty for beating him so badly. By the end of turn 5 he only has his flyer left on one hull point.
20-0. Final result 4-1!!!
I finish 2nd! with the guy who beat me in the first round with magnus coming first. Delighted! My best result with DE at a tournament!!