Wednesday, June 29, 2011

First game with Tau

And as expected I lost. But not as badly as I expected. Nemesis called me up and wanted to get a game in, I was feeling like giving the tau a try, and had my 1.5k list ready. He wanted to play 2k, so I switched a few things up, added another commander with body guard and another pathfinder squad. We roll up annihilation with spearhead deployment.
He wins the roll to go first, so I try to deploy defensively, which takes a good amount of time. It seems I definitively need to learn to deploy better.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Games went eh

So I took my 1850 list to the Games 2 Die 4 tournament, there were around 10 people there, even one of the bloomington crowd.

My first match up was against Dodger13 and his deamons. He is definitely top tier player and I've always had trouble against deamons so I was thinking I was in for some trouble. Well he didn't get his preferred wave, I moved to middle of the board and pushed him to the back corners. I dropped Bloodthirster, half of his plague bearers and half of the seekers in my first salvo. My second turn didn't kill much if anything, while he immobilized my Storm raven. From there I kept pulling back and shooting till he finally was assaulting my front ranks in the middle of the board. We roll and the game ends at 5. He has one plague bearer alive in the back objective, fateweaver is in combat with marines on the middle one, and I have a razorback squad on my back one. Victory point tie breaker gives me the win by 200 cause of blood thirster.

Game 2 was mech eldar. I was thinking I had a pretty good chance in this game. oh how little I was wrong. Dawn of war with him going first, it was nothing really happening first turn for him. My front razorback drove up and search lighted one of his wraithlords, and I opened fire. One less lance to worry about. Then he fires all of his S6 and glances my razorbacks. almost every result blew off my lascannons. My return fire with plasmas meant I too needed 5+, but nope, I couldn't get a single one to save my life. My meltas wiffed, the squad ran on his turn, I had to focus too much fire each turn. Game ends with him holding objectives in the middle because I couldn't get enough to contest.

Game 3 was against Sandwyrms Imperial guard. It had been a long time since we had played last, and I had came a long way with my Blood angels. I won to go first, set up with AV13 in front, and ready to roll out. Scout moves and then he seized....crap. Well he caught my side armor with lascannons, I couldn't make a cover save, ever pen result was an explosion or wreck. I ended up being trapped because of my deployment and wrecks. I blew up one Vendetta and proceeded to struggle to kill empty chimeras for two turns before I got my next Kill point. Game ends 4-12 and I didn't have much left at all and I hardly touched him.

over all my games were a little eh. While two of them were very close games, I felt I could/should have done slightly better. I'm definitely putting mephiston back in instead of the Furioso dreadnought, he is more mobile and more threatening I feel.

Friday, June 24, 2011

It is about time.

I got in a practice game for the tournament tomorrow, 1850 points. It was against my Nemesis. This gentleman has single handedly accounted for at least half of the losses shown on the left. Well today I'm proud to add a Win against him. I've managed to pull out a draw once or twice against him and I gave his eldar a good go, but his is the first solid victory against his blood angels.

It would have been a solid massacre if I had kept the game tight, and maybe a little more luck. Of course I forgot to bring my camera, so no real battle report. It was spear head with 3 objectives, one in each deployment and one centered. End of turn 5 he had managed to survive and contest and would have won, Turn 6 he had a draw in the works, but the game went to 7 and I near tabled him leaving him with about two assault marines that regrouped.

This leaves me feeling pretty good about my 1850 list. I'll be taking it tomorrow to the G2D4 tournament and we'll see how it does.

Monday, June 20, 2011

My first Tau list

So it is my last day in Germany, and I have secured myself some internet for the time being. I have some things I need to upload, but those will wait till I get back home. I have been reading over the Tau codex, and I have thought about what I want to use.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Team Tournament results

So a little late, but considering it was the day before I left for Europe, and my internet access is a little hit and miss. So Team tournament....Ya that didn't go as well as I had hoped. Between busy schedules, drops and swaps, we didn't have a concrete team roster until the week of the Tourney. We had one practice game the day before. It was incredibly fun, everyone had a great time, and we all learned a thing about team tournaments.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Secret underground gaming communit

Or something like that. I though it would be cool to see a Game store here in Europe. So I checked the GW locator and found some local stores in the nearest big city. We walked around for over 2 hours and couldn't find any of them. One of them we couldn't find it even though it was supposedly on the street. Another we couldn't find anywhere, and even the people in a video game store on that street had never heard of it.

So I have another week and a half, and I'm making it my new goal. Mark my words I will find a game store that has 40k by the end of this vacation. Even if I have to drive half way around this country to an official GW store.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


So I went to Chicago this past week. Helped one of by best friends move from Kentucky up to the north side of Chicago. Furniture up to the fourth floor in 90 degree heat is not fun, even with an elevator. In less than a week I will be leaving for Europe. I will be visiting family in Germany. I haven't really gotten anything 40k done. I'm working on getting ready for the team tournament right before I leave. And I'll need to start packing soon.

So there will be about a two week gap of posts here. Nothing to surprising. If I get more time I'll try and schedule some posts for while I'm gone so it won't be too boring around here.