Monday, 15 April 2013

Kill team battle Report April Part 2

So after the lunch break,
Game 5 vs (I will fill in the opponent names when I get home) with sisters of battle.

I think he had 5 seraphims and 6-7 sisters one with a multimelta (relentless).
He played first, I deployed out of the multimeltas 24+6 range and took no casualties first turn.
my first target was the multimelta, I took it out on turn 1 and a coubple more sisters, the str 5 storm bolters took their toll. Big victory too me.

Intresting stuff in this game, my leader charged a seraphim, failed to shoot her in the shooting phase, then failed to wound her in cc and in return took a wound and ran away. When rolling for abilities he got nothing! and it serves him right! useless! lol.
My minotaur took done the leader and charged another (I split the shots) he did 2 wounds but the sisters faith was strong (are we playing starwars of 40k?) and rolled 6,6.  surviving the fury of the merciless minotaur only for a round, he sliced her up properly after, :-)

Game 6 vs necrons

This young fellow had some warriors and 3 wraiths, (I hate wraiths).
I killed his leader(specialist) wraith  and a specialist wraith and some necrons, he broke on turn 3.
He was a bit unlucky none of his necrons got up, then he rolled high on the rout test.

Another big win, I think my leader got +1str on his stormbolter now making it str 7.

Game 7 vs Riptide.
Until now I was doing pretty good, I needed 1 win in 2 games to equalize my previous score.
And I was blessed to avoid the riptides cause my friend Harry had already played two of them.
Well now was my turn, the theory was str 5 guns vs t6 so +3 to hit +5 to wound, and then him rolling lots of 1s.
Unfortunatly the riptide had feel no pain and t7.

Still team Dimitris was in high spirits even against a riptide.

I choose sides and picked the side that would give him little space to manouver, the last thing I wanted was him to start jumping around buildings.
his boadside could shoot 4 str 8 missiles i think with no los required and 3 str 8 ap2.
I moved carefully from terrain to terrain, but I started failing gone to ground in ruins saves +3.
My lord on turn 3 got close and took two shoots and he saved them ( I think I did in the whole game I made him take 3 armor saves) then I beleive on my 4th turn I broke.
I should mention that he wounded himself 2 times trying to overcharge.
This was my worst game, the fact that it was t7, some bad dice rolls and and the power of the beast made this game imposible to win. I did notice some mistakes I made, turn 3 my lord should have run towards the bastion instead of shooting. and maybe keep my troops back and try to claim the objective to try and win 5-6 points.

The deployment and position of the riptide for the entire game.

Now I can't claim lame play cause I did something simular to the 3 paladins,  though Mel made some mistakes (no fnp, shoot instead of running. deploying too far away  and still she took down 4 of my marines and had things to do). This one just shoot me from the edge of the board.

A couple more negatives about the broadside:
  •  it will kill at least 5-6 models a game (it can do that much in a turn) adding a +6 to its roll for bonuses.
  • After 4 games if it gets a bs or toughness increase its even harder to win it.
  • Even if you win the monster and play perfectly, like ganing first blood, linebraker and objective it is still imposibble to gain max points cause it has only one speacialist.
And of course for the reasons above it wad 20% presence in the tournament meaning you would play against it 1-2 times, I consider my self lucky.

Funny story, it seems the pairings were random, so my brother got to play on table 1.

Game 8 was against Nick and his 3 terminator wolfs.
I felt sorry for Nick 3 wounds hiding behind a +2 armor save were going to be easy for me.

And I did kill his 2 terminators before they got neear me but lost 2 greeks to this beast.

This beast took 2,5 rounds of shooting, so we roughly calculated about 45 storm bolter shoots were aimed at him before he died.
I got max points in that game 17.

Best kill teams.
Bellow are the best kill teams selected by staff.

And the winner

And finaly here are the Chosen of Pythia.

Pythia is an oracle that inhabites near the eye of terror, the inquisition has declared her as a witch, for she posesses the power of foresight. Some astartes chapters still aid her either out of ignorance or deliberatly and others support her in secrecy. Each city-chapter offers tribute to Pythia in the form of astartes warriors. These warriors sent to her are the finest each chapter can provide; for the deeds of these champions is  reflected upon their chapter. They retain there chapters armor but swear an oath uppon a dark cloth with the symbol of pythia, the cloth is then attached to their right shoulder pad. When needed Pythia will send these demigods on missions reveleded to her in her dreams, either to fulfil them or prevent them.
I also had the honour of John Blanche looking at my models, I think at the end he choose the dark eldar over mine, and thats fine.

I myself am not a fan of his abstract artwork but I recognice and respect his artistic contribution to Warhammer.

Overall it was a fun event we got back home relatevly early, making it a small cost event. I actualy thought that the food was realy good. I also think My brother and Harry enjoyed it, even though he had some bad luck and played 2 riptides, if they had sorted the riptides I think it would have made good into great.

More shenanigans - Love those idiots!

My list
I was really happy with my list. I think my list performed realy well, its a game with dice some times luck will abandon you. I do not think for the bikes (my loss)  another list would have been better. The chosen of Pythia were great gamewise and paint wise, I got some very nice comments. I have no complain for the list. I would recommend it. MVP I think goes to the spartan cause I think he survived most of the games, LVP (least valueble player or just useless) was my justicar, claiming to be a descendant of Hercules. He failed many saves, failed all feel no pain saves, failed many times to wound with bs5 and sr 7 bolter he was just bad. Plus he got betten by a girl. I finished 8th. 1st was nids with doom of malantai, 2nd &3rd place were riptides. My brother finished 33rd and he had no idea of 40k apart for our practice games.

Future plans

If I go again I will not take the greeks a) cause they have seen it before, b) cause of the non gw parts.
I think I will take nightlords raptors with 2 melta guns, I do not know if I will tool up my champion or add more bodies, I know already that they will not be as good as my grey knights or a group of stearnguard. But I think they will look cool, they will be 100% gw and they are needed for my army.
I also have an idea of Ig but that would require spending and then having ig that are no use to me. 

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