Sooo I have a 1750 6 game tournament coming up in April on the 5th/6th which will have 100 entrants.
I played in a 24 man 3 game warm up tournament run by the same people yesterday and just wanted to get a little feedback on my list in light of the kind of things I will be facing and the restrictions of the tournament.
In an attempt to make it as fun as possible I guess and limit power builds (though notably not Serpent spam) the tournament yesterday and in april has the following restrictions:
- No Duplication on an HQ slot
-Only a single special character and none are allowed in an allied detachment
-No more than 2 of the same elite, fast attack or heavy support option may be taken (taken as base unit so lanceborn and blasterborn are the same elites
-No more than 2 flyers
-No more than 2 vehicles with front armour 14 may be taken
-All battle brother allies are now classed as allies of convenience. All other allies stay the same.
-Stronghold assault is allowed barring fortification networks and aquila strongpoints
-Dataslates and formations and codex inquistion are allowed but follow all the above rules
Sooo my list yesterday was:
- Baron (riding with hellions obv)
-14 Hellions inc Helliarch with Venom Blade
- 10 kabalites with cannon in raider with Flickerfield Dark lance and splinter racks
- 5 kabalites in venom with 2 cannons
- 8 wyches with haywire in raider with Flickerfield Dark lance
- 5 wyches with haywire in venom with 2 cannons
- 4 blasterborn in venom with 2 cannons
- 2 lanceborn with obligatory third member
- 6 reavers with heat lance
- stock razorwing jetfighter
- stock voidraven bomber
- trip dark lance ravager with flickerfield
All in came to 1'748
The three games played were:
Dawn of war with the Relic
Hammer and Anvil with crusade (i think - there were 5 objectives at 3 points)
Vanguard strike with big guns never tire also 5 objectives
There were secret objectives you play before hand and reveal afterwards which are the TO's own design, things like defend your deployment with a fast attack unit on the last turn - 2 VP.
I went first in every game
I won the first game 5 - 1 (plus 2 secret objective VP)
This was versus eldar with a waveserpent with dire avengers in, an autarch with jump pack, 2 squads of warp spiders, a fire prism, an aegis with quad gun, an avatar as HQ, a wraithknight with suncannon I think, and 2 squads of guardians one with scatter laser.
Second game I would have lost by one if ended turn 5 but as it happened was tabled mid turn 6. This guy was running 3 twin link set up serpents with 5 avengers in each, a farseer and autarch, a wraithknight, 6 dark reapers, a squadron of laser/lance set up walkers, 5 rangers and 3 jetbikes.
The set up meant we were so far away that I couldn't put so much hurt on him and he wiped out 4 vehicles in his first turn - retrospectively wish I had gone second but at the end of the day he was packing a lot of firepower and a seasoned vet. He was however a bit of a d**k trying to make me roll drugs for all units separately because he didn't like the idea they started with FNP! Also moaned that we had night vision a lot...
Third game was against tau - a 'real' fluffy list as it had grey knight allies. I ploughed all my shots into his hq of *special character in a suit that is so powerful* in a squad of three railgun suits and drones and did naff all, took his riptide down to 3 wounds and his dreadknight down to 1 and from there on his inquisitor and greyknights deep striked in, his vindicare turbo penned things and all my stuff was intercepted to hell. Crushed by end of turn 4.
All in all I was pleased with my performance as I don't think my list is competitive and these were my 6th, 7th and 8th games of 40k respectively.
Anyway, any general advice on my list would be excellent as well as tactics and if you just want to moan go ahead and do that as well
I have a fair amount of eldar and fledgling amount of chaos to work with in terms of allies (no heldrake though - raptors, chosen, reg CSM and a converted Cypher)
So have at
EDIT: forgot to mention I came 18th out of 24 and my wyches managed to wreck 3 out of 4 wave serpents in those 2 first games! But to little to late in the second...
DOUBLE EDIT: Actually turns out I came 14th! Super happy!