Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Shirts off at smash + Joelcon

gidday gang,

so last sat was Joelcon here at the shirts off hq, a 2k one dayer in honor of our visiting jvdvl. a last minute comp change saw players rolling a d10 each game for magic lores unless they had to take a particular lore, which combined with a round 3 army swap and a couple slabs ensured hilarity ensued. of particular note was both ivan and greg getting purple sunned off round 1. well done to johannes for taking it out, with his beloved hippie elves final outing before the new book. no batreps for this one as i to'd.

weekend before that was my second western smash, a 2400 panel comp 2 dayer. after trying out all three of my monogod lists - my tzeentch one i got a 3++ dprince 3/4 games lolololol - i took the mono nurgle woc, which was apparently the filthiest thing ever:

ol rotbeard, monurgle l4 death, wings, armour, skin, cshield, dbgem, sostriking, bad breath, soul feeder

exalted bsb, monurgle, barded steed, shield, ii, mr3, flail
l1, metal, scroll

5 hounds
3 nurgle chariots
18 nurgle warriors, fc, hals, gleaming pennant

2 nurgle gorebeast
9 nurgle knights, fc sodiscipline, e/w

and the finished warriors

wound up with a comp score of 3, which i thought was fair enough. this was a couple weeks ago so bear with me when i cant remember which game was what scenario.

first round was against that james brett, and his vc. not a great matchup, hes got twin gheists, kemmler, 10 vargheists, zombies everywhere, and tonnes of bats and dogs. i go first and consider whether or not to play dickhammer, and rotbeard goes full speed ahead for
a purple sun, which gets scrolled.

 both gheists go for rotbeard, and leave him on one wound. i then charge him into one, but cant get a purple sun, or kill it in combat. next round he gets screamed off, but only just. meanwhile ethereal chaff runs in front of my chariots

 i send my warriors into the wounded ghiest, but cant kill it, and they all get screamed off too. ffs. meanwhile i forget spirit hosts have 4 wounds and waste another chariot on the bottom one, thinking another charge was all the res i needed.

his vargheists pick up some chariots, and ive got my head in my hands. this is the last photo of the game, but its not is bad as it seems

i think this might even be him rolling for it, but just as im about to get no pts, kemmler miscasts and falls down the hole. then both gheists crumble, along with pretty much everything that wasnt a zombie or vargheist. thanks to that, its only a 12-8. pheeeeeeeeew

next up was that old egg and his he. hes got a fire wiz on dragon, 4 bolties, 2x archers, small helm unit and bus with lord and noble bsb, and frostie. cant remember what lore he took, but i go first and rotbeard takes his only step into bolt thrower los all game and takes a wound lol. i move up

we shuffle around and dragon takes care of hounds. bolties inflict heavy losses onto my knights. rotbeard charges into archers in building and soulfeeds his wound back, all the while trying to death snipe bolties

here he advances, putting pressure on my blocks. i fail to redirect his bus properly and lose both units. meanwhile we both manage to touch the others board edge, and my chariots mop up the rest of his chariots

rotbeard makes a final appearance now that its clear of bolties, but knights are run off the board and its too late. heres chris tallying his eggs

not sure what this ended up, pretty sure it was 17-3 against. kinda cocked up positioning and underutilized rot beard, paralyzed by bolt thrower phobia. but ah well

game 3 was against vc again, only one gheist this time! hes got a blender lord on flying horse, baby vamp on regular horse, 40 ghouls, some skellies with a necro, 9 knights, 2x5 hexes, and some dogs.
i think i go first, and nearly cock up epically, as for some reason i got the vamps swapped, and thought his gheist couldnt march. sigh.
i throw some chariots into chaff, and purple sun half a unit of hexes

his ghiest moves up and screams a couple wounds with vlord in support. in my turn the knights go into the depleted hexes that an overrunning chariot had pinned in place. rotbeard goes into the gheist and solos it, running out of los of vlord. the vlord kills a chariot and the rest of his lines shuffle about. i charge knights and rotbeard into skellies, then throw a purple sun through, and kill the remainder in combat. 

40 ghouls go into my knights, and i kill half after crumbling. i then if a boosted sdoom into his knights, roll a double 9, and take em all out. l1 cascades and warriors panic towards his vamp, but rally. then the knights kill the other half of the ghouls and reform. rotbeard flies over to deal with other unit of hexes and out of los of vlord

heres how it ends up, knights are mulched and fleeing from vlord, chariots deal with baby vamp, and rotbeard kills the hexes singlehandedly

not too sure what this ended up, maybe a 15-5? good thing tho, was starting to get a stink eye on lol

game 4 was against aarons woc, hes got a lord on jugger, 7 crushers, unkillable disc bsb, chim, couple of chariots, small unit of warriors, and a couple of fire wizzards and hounds. he goes first and moves up. heres how it looks after i respond, all the chariots turning as it by magnetism

i make some ill advised long charges after he deals with my chaff dogs, and only 1 chariot gets in, but i think it holds. bsb flees from rotbeard and panics chim

they both rally, and he kills the chariot. i charge again with everything, but this time only the warriors join a chariot. i get a soulblight up and win the combat by 3, but he gets away.a chariot goes into rotbeard and does a couple wounds, he smashes it in return

he puts the rallied chim in front of my knights, and in the excitement i miss some photos. bsb kills the chim outright - and turns into a dprince! for credit to aaron who offered me his spare one, and we can see both dprinces mulching his warriors, and i death snipe his general after the crushers rally. gorebeast goes into his bsb with 3++, 7 impact hits, 4 killing blows, and bsb dies

heres the last photo, pretty sure i ended up getting the crushers with my two princes, but wizards run away

end up maybe a 17-3? super lucky with those warriors, i didnt really fancy this match up. of course the 2nd dprince helped somewhat lol

last game was vs johnathon's woc. hes a good dude, and expect to see more of him in forthcoming batreps. hes got a really nicely painted army, with horsemen, seekers, unkillable bsb, chim, slaanesh prince, although im not sure if it was a wizard, 6 nurgle ogres, warriors with a metal mage, chariot, shaggoth, and other chariot in reserve, meeting engagement and i go first.
knights come on the board, and chariots fail some long charges. rotbeard moves up and death snipes a few wounds off shaggoth.

he moves up, fails some long charges, and chariot comes on at the top. chim and bsb move up to threaten knights, and not much magic. i get a chariot into his prince and do a wound and hold, while rotbeard slays a shaggoth.

his turn the chim goes into front of knights, and bsb on flank. his prince kills chariot. i challenge out bsb with unit champ, and my bsb does wounds on his chim. no one does anything in the challenge and he holds. my turn i get a chariot into his bsbs flank, win the combat and pursue chim. rotbeard charges his warriors who flee a small amount from a failed terror test and rotbeard catches up. he then death snipes off his dprince. oh rotbeard.

 he then combos the ogres with knights and butchers em. chariots are fleeing and charging everywhere. rotbeard then goes on to snipe off wounded chim. that rotbeard

ends up quite a big win, and i finish 10/23. well done to hoen to winning and thanks to d6 for hosting.

so up next - im back to work:(. still, got lots done and played a tonne of games in the last month. have been painting the lizo this week too, so will have some pics of them shortly. until next time, stay tuned and take your shirt off

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Shirts off at crossroads - part 2

so finally got round to getting all the army photos + other stuff posted, but i havent been idle nerdwise lately. been playing a lot of games with my woc monogod lists without much success, and went out to western smash this weekend, but more on that later.

so first up is john ho's vc. johns a great dude, and really put in some mad work on his army + display board. ended up winning one of the painting prizes

i really liked his lotr gobbos as ghouls, and fw fimurs as crypt horrors

heres chris slye's he. another awesome dude, chris ended up winning overall and i regret not taking more photos of his army

some of mr b's cdwarves. needs more war machines tony

 my first round opponent's ong. really nicely painted and nice touch on the troll bases

was quite a fan of these trolls


 i think this ong army won best or fav painted. thats a big squig

 and some of the photos of my 4th round opponents ogres. my vote for fav army

every single one had mad gs'ing. respect

heres a lil hero of change i made for dave

and some horrors i helped paint

and tony's helves that i also helped paint

in particular the archers and reavers

happy to help. got out to the slye lair (local gw) a couple times for some games too. here ive tweaked my list slightly, just character kit outs mainly, but was trying dark magic for the first time. stuck my sorceresses drider body guard in front of too much shooting trying to get a 40" black horror down his lines. got dispelled lol

never mind. next i tried out the improved bangbus of 4 characters and 6 lox vs 14 shelms and a bsb. bangbus wins!

then i finish shooting off 20 phoenix guard and its a draw

played a couple times against dave, i regret not taking photos of the first game, where the old bangbus went through 5 drones, took 6 fiends in the flank when i overran into horrors, and killed both units. i hadnt rolled purple sun and thought i was in for a drubbing. hilarious
second game was less hilarious, i decided not to take death and instead took dark.

 black horror'd and shot off his screamers, but an early final trans on the bangbus not only killed my dlord, but a noble and 3 lox also. damn those smooth hands. so i hid them in the corner while my l4 bunker got reign of chaos'd off the table with a 3d6 ld test and failed rally. obviously i was not happy, so had a lil retail therapy and made myself a new bdmount bsb lol

so there we have it, 23 hours of travel back home later. next is a write up from this weekends western smash tourney, and some woc monogod thoughts. until next time