Sunday, 16 September 2012

Outpost onslaught

and what an onslaught it was. this was a tourney hosted by a local club, rather than a big one, and i definately took a knife to a gunfight here. peer comp meant no resubmits, and having to scale back a larger army for a 1750 list didnt help. excuses excuses. as we shall see! sorry bout the photos too, iphone ones are better than nothing though.

game 1 was watchtower vs skaven. he had a l2 pp, storm banner bsb, 2 engineers, doom rocket and condensor, 3x20 rats, 2x20 slaves, 20ish sterm, 4 wteams - 3 flamers, 1 ratling - 2 doomwheels, 6 grunz and a wlc. think he rolled bless with filth and wither, and 2 w/l. i didnt roll foot, and went first.

when i saw the buildings i picked that side and proceeded to be a dick. sorcbuns in the tower, trukk in the trukkstop next to it, and both set in for the night. manglers got fried pretty quick, while spiders went round the back after the wlc.

i throw a chariot at the doomwheel to no avail, and mrs gartroll wanders off stupidly. in the right direction at least

i hand of gork the trolls up and pounce on some slaves, bidding on being able to pop em and reform.

his doomwheel gets too close and the trolls go after it too. the sorcbuns start getting picked off, before he loses 3/4 wteams in one turn of misfires. speaking of misfires, the wlc might have gotten 1/3 shots that didnt misfire before the spiders got it

he got a wither off, but couldnt kill anywhere near all my sorcbuns. trolls ate the first doomwheel, only to receive another in the rear. then i rolled a 6 in turn 4 and won 16-4

next up was meeting engagement with we. highborn on stag, hoda bsb, l1 with treesinging, mebe 11 wild riders, 34 or 37 gg, t/m and 2 eagles. he set up first and i praised gork, for it was mangling time. i then had my l1 and bsb start off the board, along with the chariot. so rather than setting right up on the starting line and bumrushing him, i had to start on the backline. boo. rolled foot tho hur hur

 he moves up a lil and i hog the savages up. t/m slinks up and tries to hide in the corner of the terrain from the manglers, but both go through him, one dying - couldnt be placed more than 1' from terrain - and the other clipping and carrying on, but the big wooden bastard stayed alive on two wounds.
the wrider bus got halved by gorks stinky as foot, but then decide to smush 12 savages as well

 both eagles stay alive on one wound before one gets the lobba. spiders d/m the other, sparing the dd for now. gg bus nails 5/6 trolls in one round. not even flaming

chariot flees from t/m, i hog the savages behind the gg and close in with the trukk. the last few wriders run away from the mangler

 what a fucking egg. whyd i leave em there? i might have well just moved them off the board instead of waiting for a failed panic test. bear in mind at this point it was t5 and i had 0 points off him

 the gg turns around and clears out all the savages, leaving just the shaman. with a toooot the trukk smashes into the gg's rear and saves the day, clearing em out, and netting me a 10-10. you can see the last troll clutching 270 of his pts in his slimy as fist

next up is blood and glory vs woc. he had 2x5 wolves, 5 horsemen, tz shrine, unmarked chariot, tz l4, tz bsb with stubborn hat, 20ish tz warriors with halberds, 15 chosen. he rolled gateway and pandy, i rolled foot. he went first and i stupidly moved my spiders up way too far and took em out with his horses.

gorks foot came down and halved both his units. manglers both moved up to sweet as spots. looking good right?

then, disaster. savages failed a frenzy test and go for the flank of the warriors. jump on my own mangler and nearly halve my sorcbuns. trukk goes in the front, wolves jump on the other mangler - which only does 4 hits lol - and w/s charges trolls. dammit. one more turn, and idve sent the mangler through both units, then cleaned up. this did not happen.

chosen tear through single troll id hog'd up to block em, then hit the sorcbun flank. chariot comes in a turn later and breaks em. i smash all his warriors, but stubborn bsb and l4 hold on.

then he directs his attacks onto my warboss and gets him. no more stubborn, too much res with the chariot and chosen in there. trolls are still battling till he gateways em, and im tabled.

with the extra 800 vps for breaking me, this was a 20-0. thanks ld 8 hero level warboss! with no ward save! grumble grumble.
one thing that did come up that got me a little riled, was my opponent trying to not only cast gateway into combat - sometimes not even the wizards combat - but also out of combat. now i wasnt riled just cos i thought it was incorrect, but more that if its true, ive been cheating myself all this time!
it got to the point where i had the ol iphone out with the faq to check, but nothing.
it didnt matter tho, i scrolled it t1, then kept rolling boxcar dispels until the last turn where hed tabled me anyway, then gatewayed the trolls off.
so if anyone has any input into this, please advise!!!

Last game, and my 3 and a bit hours sleep are starting to show. getting a little cranky and sugared out. i guess theres a reason why you normally only play 3 games a day.
anywho, brets were next up. he had kb lord, a paladin or two, l2 beasts damsel, 2x knights, one flaming, one with summin else, grail knights with 4++ vs s5 and something else for +1 cr, some other toys, and a few bowmen. i find brets to be the least interesting army in the warhammer world, and never pay much attention to the lists i run across. that and the cd books are the only ones i dont have.

i thought this would be a cake walk, setting up. i rolled foot, he prays and i get to go first.
now, i picked this side for some building shenanigans, a technique ive used to great effect vs brets before. then for some reason, i didnt at all. i think i got a little cocky. anywho

insert jaws theme song here as manglers close in, and he cant do anything about it. spiders head round the rear

then its manglin' time. add a foot of gork, and for some reason i think i can not bother to dickmove in and out of the building

and instead set up a lovely overrun into the trukk. spiders and chariot nab archers

whoomph. there goes the trolls and lobba. oh well, im stubborn, ill just turn the sorcs round for a counter

chariot in the rear and spiders in the flank. sorcbuns in the other flank, ere we go is up, but its not enough. he kbs both my characters in the trukk, and chases both units down. i get the grail knights, but its nowhere near enough. 17-3 loss

i didnt enjoy this last game. i was tired and made stupid mistakes. i also found it hard to understand why my opponent had such a hard list, but was real unclear on some basic rules, and i felt i was taken for a little bit of a ride. for example his l2 had three spells. not to mention using clearly cocked dice, until i interjected and explained how i balance a die on top to determine if its cocked or not. not cool, and docked him a sports point for it for the first time in ages.

so overall didnt do too well. dont know where i placed overall either. still, better than no warhammer i guess. standing at the ripponlea train station at 7.30pm waiting for the train back into town, i realised i had been at that station exactly 12 hours earlier, to head off to the tourney. what a day.
still, this weekend is the next installment of the campaign, ill post my 2k list for it next up.

1 comment:

  1. All those games in 1 day??? Man I usually crash around turn 2 of game 3 on any given day!

    Bring back the 2400pts I say!