Hey there bloggers,
the Dutch GT is over and man was it a great weekend. had great games and as a first timer I was very pleased with my 27th overall placing. Barely having finished my army to a legal standard I still took 18 out of a possible 30 painting points. I scored full at WYSIWYG and the Army list so I had a nice bundle of 38 points out of 50 going into the tournament.
So arriving at the event I was greeted by a lot of familiar faces, most of the people I normally face in smaller tournaments showed up so att least we would have no trouble getting some drinks in with some great people.
I got table 13 and was facing tau for game 1, kill points Pitched battle. The table was decent and provided me with some nice firing positions. He lined up most of his army on my left and center only placing 1 commander and hammerhead on my right.
The Eldar swing wing was in full effect! I charged up the right side of the board after coming out of reserves netting my first kill point with the fire prism who saw the tau commander and shield drone hitting them both and him failing his coversave he was killed. After that he manages to take down a fire Prism and a wave serpent the crew made it out and spend the rest of the game hiding (only 2 models had survived the explosion). He also killed another transport. After that Yriel went to town with the fire dragons. I had managed to kill his kroot one of the hammerheads and a develfish in turn 5. I was leading 4-3 and we rolled a 1 giving me a minor victory for my first game.
Game 2 against Eldar Kill points pitched battle burn and slash rules
here we had another beautiful table which thanks to the mission rules had a lot of LoS blocking terrain (roll d6 for every piece on a 4-6 it's dangerous terrain, also akll terrain issmoking blocking any LoS drawn over the terrain). He choose to go first and placed most of his models, I reserved some models (Big Mistake) and over the next turns I only managed to immobilize a fire prism. where he deepstrikes in with his unit of warpspiders, he scatters, and only just manages to stay on the table (how convenient). and they procied to kill a fire prism. I jump on the with Yriel and the Fire Dragons but they only kill 5 and are no in the open.
he then comes up and blade storms my fire dragons and yriel. Yriel makes it and charges the Dire Avengers and kills them outright. in that same turn the Dire Avengers serpent who is still holding his Yriel gets wrecked by my now immobilized yriel serpent and yriel has to get out and faces 5 of my fire dragons. He fails his invulnerable saves and is killed.
My Yriel get's killed by the brightlance of one of his fire dragon serpents and I loose another transport. (those crew just flee into terrain and stay there :).
in the left of the board a fire Prism and 2 of my transports (FD and DA) duke it out with his bigger unit of FD's and their serpent and his HF falcon with DA. I manage to take down the FD's and their serpent but the flacon get's away. By now we are about tide in kill points (warpspiders are killed of by the transports) him leading by one. I try to kill of his fire dragons for the tie but fail to kill them
a minor loss(6-14)
Best painted, by now we have had the best painted nominees and they are displaying there armies for our votes. nominated are:
most armies are pretty good but I know the chaos deamons aren't painted by the owner of the army. The Salamander army is well painted but the conversions are stock conversion kits. The Mechanicus army is great but the paintjob isn't that amazing. The eldar army is pretty stunnign but their are to much washes without higlights drowning a lot of details. So I voted for the Tzeentch army who ahs great conversion/theme and painting.
Time for Game 3! facing CSM marines in a nightfight mission Capture and controll. The table was decent he chose the table Edge he was standing on and placed his objective in my left corner. I then placed mine back on my right he now has to choose go for mine or defend his own. if he does both I got him he decides to go for mine in full force placing his landraider vindicator and rhino with SCM near my objective to try and get a foot hold. He moves up the CSm in their rhino (they where his first deployment) and I blast their rhino of the board on my turn one with the fire Dragons.
I hop over to his objective while I plug the hole to mine with gravtanks. He spawns his grater deamon on the unit at my objective which is killed by my firedragosn plus Yriel. Who then proceed to get killed down to Yriel who in a feat of ultimate luck manages to kill off his beserkers and witthle the CSm squad down to 2 models before bitting teh dust.
over on his objective I pop his Rhino and the unit inside take 2 explosion wounds. I then kill another with another serpent turret. He then rolls boxcars for panic check and distance. He just lost his objective. he finally get's his Oblitorators to come in and drops them on his objective to try and stop me. he scatters and after only immoblizing my DA serpent they die to fire dragons. while the DA make a run for his objective.
So last turn only 2 CSM left on my Objective here I make the biggest mistake ever. I get out of the contesting serpent and balst the 2 CSm with the DA. they die! great but wait my DA aren't within the 3" dammit their goes my massecre. 16-4 for me.
So after the first day I have a comfortable 74 points out of a possible 110 not bad for a first day.