Hey there blog readers,
had my first ever tournament saturday and It was a lof of fun! got my butt kicked in al 3 games but learned a lot about my army and other armies. In the end I scored 20 points out of a possible 60 battle points which concidering my inexperience with the army was good enough for me. I had some though opponents and my limited knowledge of other armies hurt me a lot. I didn't have time to make notes or take pictures but I'll try to recap some of the battles I had for you to read.
I took the following list:
1 x Farseer (Doom, Fortune, Jetbike and spear)
6 x warlocks (4Destructor, 1 Embolden, Enhance)
2 x 6 Jetbikes (with 2 schurikan cannons)
2 x 2 Vypers (with Starcannons)
10 x Dire avengers (with Bladestrom, Dualcat Exarch)
1 x Wave Serpent(stones, Brightlances)
2 Fire Prisms (1 with stones, both Holofields)
Chaos Space Marines (2-18 Major loss) Annialation
list: Dual Lash Deamon princes, 2 x 8 Beserkers (with PF champion Rhino), 1 x 9 Beserkers (with PF champion, Rhino), 5 lesser eamons, 4 oblits and 2 Vindicators
First opponent was Nico, after the game I came to found out he was the best player in the Netherlands for 3 years running and he had a nasty list to boot. the game was a total bust with me misjudging the power of lash and rhino rush. combine this with a totall bust in shooting which resulted in nothing going down I basicly got my ass handed to me in turn 2 with him charging my Seer council with beserkers and khorn deamons. I lost my Runes of warding in that combat with my seer council falling under a PF weilding Champ (a returning thing in game 3). after that it was a lost game I just couldn't run away far enough for him not to grab me and taking me apart 1 unit at a time. some more mistakes let to a final KP count of 3-7 in favour of the CSM.
Orks (8-12 Minor loss) Take and Control
list: no clue there was a lot. Battle wagon loads of grots, a Ork dreadnought, Boys, commando's, Copters, and a whole lot more.
Bad deployment and objective placing cost me the game with me only contesting his objective while he claimed mine. I totally misjudged the orks power and waited to long getting in for the kill which cost me the game. I noticed I really need to learn how to play the missions properly. Also a total bust on shooting yet again with my ability to get penetrating hits and then only manage to roll ones!
Blood Angels (10-10 draw) Seize Ground
list: Dante, 10 deathguard, 10 Assault marines( PF sarg) , 10 tac (Lascannon), 10 tac (plasma gun and something else), Landraider with 5 Terminators (4 Lighting claws& 1 PF assaultcannon).
Having to take first turn cost me this game. it started promising with my shooting finally doing something. Killing a lot of models with the twin prism S6 ap 3 large blast and starcannon fire. when the smoke cleared 5 Deathguard and 8 tacticale marines lay dead. The following turn i managed to Instant kill Dante with my S9 ap 2 shot when he failed his invunrable save. after that I made some massive errors. I assaulted his assault marines with the council but got stuck and was counter charged by the LR termies which lost me the council over the next 3 turns resulting in 1 free terminator which took a lot of fire before going down. in the end I was only able to hold 1 objective with my DA serpent with the Landraider just tankshocking my Jetbike squa of the objective to contest. This is where not having the last turn hurt me a lot. So I was only able to get a draw from it. which was a bummer since it looked pretty good turn 3 with everything lined up perfectly. but with the game going to turn 7 I just didn't have enough left to take a win.
All in all I had a nice tournament with a heck of a lot of rule mishaps (machine spirit on the blood angel LR was misused) and my stupid attitude (I actually helpt my BA opponent to win) cost me the games and I went home without a win but a lot of knowledge. Things that where apparent:
- Lash of submission is a pain
- Landraiders are though but even rhino's give me a head acke
- BS 3 is a pretty bad even when it's twinlinked
- Fire Prism are very shaky
- Seercouncils can take a lot of beating but my farseer isn't a terminator lord when he is getting his face bashed in with a Power Fist
- I need to Learn!!!! to play good, made a lot of tactical mistakes placing the Objective in game 2 and getting the DA out of the Serpent against the CSM which cost me another Kill point.
so I guess I need to start getting a lot more games under my belt and start making all you guys proud.