alright, so off to ringwood for a 2999 pt tourney. allies were available, but i took a straight ong list.
ended up with a comp 6/10 which wasnt as bad as i feared with 6 war machines lol.
first up was a rematch with that demonic macedonian, shirts off nick! hes rocking some sweet as f/w bile trolls as beasts, and theres 11 in total, along with 43 frenzied letters, furies, grinder and poop cannon, horrors with l2, and a thirster, who wisely spends all game cowering behind the building.
meeting engagement and i have a mangler, chariot and spiders off the board. nick starts with his grinder off the board, and i think i steal first turn.
i peel off a rank of letters and half the furies with a foot or two, and all my shooting kills that awful poop cannon. reagans hiding behind impassable terrain waiting for the hand of gork that never came
nick moves full steam, towards the waiting spider bosses. on the top, i throw manglers, chariots and foots into the 9 strong beast unit, for no effect. ruh roh. reagan turns to go into the flank of overrunning letters. i dickmove a unit of spiders to block his ambushing hounds, but they lose 4/5 from a reign of chaos effect. blast!
fortunately for me, nick's grinder overruns far enough for my trolls to see the flank, and both them and reagan go for the flanks. by now his thirster is only on 1 wound, thanks to indirect fire and spear chukkas. savages should have reformed further away from beasts, but they were going to have to tassle sooner or later
sooner, as it turns out. reagan does well and only receives a wound. looks good right?
nope. couldnt land a wound on the beasts, and reagan fluffed all his attacks, and breaks on a 9. hounds make their way through my waaghtillery, but i get a wound on his critically injured thirster with a final dd shot.. ward. gah! trolls make a long charge onto letters
but the beasts... oh the beasts. tore through the trukk while the trolls finished off the letters. with comp ended up with 4.5 pts i think? not a great start, with some bad dice giving me no chance against his powerhouse units. but well done nick, it seems a rematch is in order
next up was chaos dwarves. two armies there, neither had a kdaii. interesting. this one had 9 fireborn, 28 dwarves with l3 hashut and bsb, archers behind them with a gobbo l1, a troll, a pair of death shriekers, 20 hobgoblins, more archers, a choo choo, another big block of dwarves, and 8 spiders.
bftp with me going first. my manglers wept with joy, and i dickmoved spiders everywhere.
i foot a rank off the dwarf bunker and kill a couple fireborn
my opponent charges everything, and shoots half of reagans wounds off with shriekers.
i respond by mangling a third of the remaining dwarf bunker and a couple more fireborn. everything else went right to avoid his choo choo train of death. couldnt hit it with shooting, but did land a lobba on a shrieker, only rolling 2 wounds. i then foot most of the fireborn, and all the dwarves bar the characters.
his characters split up and run away. fireborn took the spiderboss bait, but it took a support chariot later to kill em. kills reagan and 4 trolls with deathshriekers, and maybe cast something on the trukk, but loses his lone l4.
my trukk cant kill 20 measley hobgoblins in the tower as the choo choo gets closer, and savages back up. my ninja trained dave troll takes out my opponents. got to 3rd base. off screen, a mangler takes out a deathshrieker
train keeps on a 'coming, and failing charges. trukk still cant.. shift.. hob..goblins
bsb gets into my troll, but its a slowdance instead, and last deathshrieker scatters off the trolls. victory to the ong!
so mangling, footing, and avoiding the choo choo ftw. think it was a 14 for me. not sure
next up was that woc rascal aaron. packing a mean list imo, seekers on each flank, 18 halberd flaming nwarriors in the watchtower, 7&8 trolls, one with throgg, 4 crushers, couple hounds, bsb on a disc, 3 normal various mark chariots and 2 gorebeast various mark.
we both knew the only chance i had of winkling those warriors out the building were my savages, but there were a lot of chariots there to delay them.
so off they go in for the charge. spiderboss charges seekers down the bottom, and reagan is handed up to delay chariots. other spiderboss goes to redirect crushers, and i kill one with shooting. savages kill about half of the warriors, but are pushed back
disaster. gorebeast chariot goes into savages, wins, and runs em down, popping the mangler. crushers overrun, and the trukk goes in the flank. reagan fails at chariot killing., but causes a traffic jam.
eventually reagan kills a chariot or two, but dies to another. i hand the trolls over to support trukk when i belatedly realise his l4 has sword of antiheroes and my general dies in a challenge. seekers continue to clean up waaghtillery, and its game over once his other troll unit gets in the mix.
a pretty comprehensive loss there, with the watchtower pts giving him a 20 zip. yikes. so not a great first day, and some patchy dice to boot. i always seem to get a tickling when i cross choppas with aaron, good thing hes a great dude. revenge will be mine!
day two started with dawn attack against one of the gumby armies, wielded by another great dude, steve and his we. left to right hes got a lord on a dragon, with the 3++, some archers with hoda bsb, 8 wild riders, 12 dryads, 6 treekin, treeman, eagle, archers archers wardancer bunker at the back l2 on we lore, treeman and dryads.
i go first and heres how we look. charged spiderboss in, but foolishly didnt send a mangler into him, which fell short and riders could charge past. other spiders dickmove about, reagan keeps a wary distance from his dragon. i land a lobba on the lord, burning the ward on the dragon, and doing three wounds. dd a wound off the lord too
looks like my t2 here, trukks gone into the building - as usual - manglers are shot, savages lose a rank but charge treeman, and i shoot eagle. savages win, he fails stubborn and i catch, overrun into back of spiders. single troll goes to block treeman
my t3 here, spiders charge the flank of dryads, holding them up and allowing savages to reform to get shot more. troll holds vs treeman and chariot does an impact wound but both lose. treekin go into the house but fluff, and i throw 4 or 5 wounds in. i manage to shoot the dragon in front of the building before wild riders clean up my waaghtillery, and his lord joins the wardancer bunker. i get a foot off, killing 3/5 treekin, and hand the spider over
steve moves the bunker, but not out of los of savages, and despite shooting half, the rest go in the flank and net a tonne of pts, overrunning out of range of dryads. treeman tries it against the tower but takes a couple wounds and steps back. trolls and reagan get into position
steve shoots all the savages, but opts not to put the wounded treeman in again. trolls make a charge on retreating treekin remnants, and mops up some dryads for desert. reagan fails a long cross charge on the treeman
he strangleroots and shoots off the blorc sitter, but the l1 escapes. victory to the ong!
pretty lucky with those savages, who did the main pts gettin'. ended up being about a 13 or 14 to me? cant remember. so a good start against another great opponent.
last game was against the imperial japan he, commanded by mark skilton. he was running a light council/shoot em up style list with left to right 2 eagles, archer bunker with high l2, 30 spears, 4 rbts, 30 more spears with light l4, 12 archers with flame banner in brown woods, more archers with light l2, 2 more eagles and 20 swordies with light magic bsb. battle line, and i go first.
other spiders fail an animosity and charge the swords. does not end well for them, but two survive and rally
my next turn and chariot goes into archer unit that spiders cannot kill. one spiderboss into a rbt, troll into another. centre spiderboss is about to win mvp of this tourney vs the l4 bunker
sowrdies make it into trolls, kill half who pop through chariot and rally
one spiderboss joins the tickle fight against the archers on the left, who are in a forest this whole time lol. savages make it into remaining rbt.
meanwhile, the other spiderboss wins combat against l4 spear horde, who fail their steadfast, bsb is out of range, and are run down by spiderboss, elf slayer extraordinaire!
reagan sacks up and goes into swordies, taking 4 or 5 wounds, but slaying the bsb and entire unit bar one, who gets away and its victory to the ong!
big win this one, where everything went right for me, and poor monty's dice completely went the other way. a late 20 nil put me in 8th place at the end, a fairly respectable effort, given my big losses.
congrats to greg on his 3rd place and players choice awards, and thanks to the ringwood guys for a tight 3k ship and good tourny.
so there we are. got a game with james and his flying he horror show tomorrow, so expect plenty of proxied phoenixes, and complaints from yours truly if my waaghtillery doesnt perform lol.
other than that, will be getting stuck into painting those nurgle knights, and perhaps even some skrox or empire, time dependent. more soon!