Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Doubles Tourney Report!

Hey, folks, Kasrkar here, coming to you with a full tourney report. This one is on the doubles tournament that Jaybie and I attended on Sunday.

Now, before we get into it, I need to sum up the things I should've covered already. As for the 1500 tourney that I mentioned in my last post: I got stomped first game by a space wolf power gamer who I found out cheated several times, I then stomped a different mean wolf list. I ended with about 7/14.
As for the 1250 that Jaybie covered: I ate up a dark eldar player, tied a 'nilla marine player, and barely beat a tyranid player. I got 2nd out of 14.

Since that's out of the way now, on to the doubles list! We were going IG x CSM, 500 points per player, a shared force org chart of 0-1 HQ, 0-1 Elites, 0-2 Troops, 0-1 Fast Attack and 0-1 Heavy Support.

-Daemon Prince, wings, mark of Slaanesh, lash of submission

-4 Chaos Terminators w/ power weapons and twin-linked bolters

-Platoon Command Squad, 1 autocannon, 1 grenade launcher
-Chimera, Multilaser/heavy bolter
-Infantry Squad, 1 autocannon
-Infantry Squad, 1 autocannon
-7 Khorne Berzerkers, 1 champion w/ a power fist
-Chaos Rhino

Fast Attack:
-Vendetta Gunship, 3 twin-linked lascannons

Heavy Support:
-Leman Russ Battle Tank, battle cannon and heavy bolter

Going in, we had never attended a doubles tournament before, and didn't get any practice in with our list.

Game 1: Our opponents had space wolves and blood angels. The angel army contained 2 10 man assault squads with a power weapon in each, 3 plasma pistols in 1 and 3 infernus pistols in the other. The wolf army had a land raider redeemer with extra armor and a multimelta and a 10 man squad of wolf guard w/ a thunder hammer and 2 power weapons. Jaybie and I groaned when the land raider was unveiled, it was the one thing we hadn't prepared for.
The mission was killpoints, and the deployment was pitched battle. They win the roll-off and place their land raider in the center of the board, the assault squads were deep-striking. Jaybie siezes the initiative after we deploy in the right corner. The rest of the game was slow and unfortunately underwhelming from our perspective. The vendetta failed to harm the land raider beyond blowing off its multimelta, Jaybies guys got locked in the assault for a long time, the enemy gets a lot of lucky shots off at our guys, and we eventually realize that the enemy only has 4 killpoints in their army. At the end of the game, we Looked down at the casualties. The vendetta was shot down by a hunter-killer missle, the leman russ died to plasma pistols, Jaybie's berzerker rhino was blown up by an assault cannon, and his daemon prince was smacked around by a thunder hammer dude. We had killed both assault squads, 6/10 of the wolf guard, and immobilized the land raider, giving us a loss and 750 victory points.

Game 2: We faced off against the store owner, Jimmy, and a younger player named Chris. They were playing 'nilla marines and space wolves. The marine army contained 10 combat squaded terminators with 2 cyclones, and the wolf army contained a wolf lord w/ a thunderwolf, thunder hammer, storm shield, wolftooth necklace, some anti-psyker thingie, artificer armor, and saga of the bear. It also had 6 long fangs with 2 missle launchers, 2 lascannons and a plasma cannon. The mission was sieze ground, and the enemy had not troops...
This was a really fun game, especially since they only had 17 models. Inevitably, the thunderlord would be chopped up by berzerkers, the long fangs pulped by a battle cannon, 5 terminators would die to a mishap, and 5 more terminators would die to epileptic seizures from my lasguns. Among our casualties, a chimera was wrecked, 2 guardsmen died due to an incompetent and/or spiteful leman russ gunner, and the daemon prince was smacked around by a thunder hammer (again...). We won with a massacre.

Game 3: We somehow ended up against the same wolf and angel players we'd faced in game 1. The mission was capture and control, pitched battle deployment. This time Jaybie and I needed revenge. We lost the die roll, and were forced to go first. Jaybie thrust his prince up as far as he could and lashed the single assault squad that was holding their objective into a nice little circle. I shot my battle cannon and missed completely. Other shooting killed 2 assault marines. Said assault marines assaulted and killed the prince, but were reduced to 4 men in the process. The battle cannon kills the remaining 4 marines, the land raider is shaken by my essentially useless vendetta. In their turn, the other assault squad advances next to the land raider. I coax Jaybie to both suicide-rush his berzerkers into the assault squad AND use his terminators as bait for the land raider by plopping them behind enemy lines. While the berzerkers mop up the last of the 2nd assault squad, the land raider turns around and kills a chaos terminator. Seeing that the landraider is facing the wrong way, I try and take advantage of the fact that I could immobilize it without being shot. My stupid vendetta fails to do anything again, but luckily, my more reliable russ immobilizes it on a glance. The berzerkers kill of the last of the assault squad, but are only 2 men strong now. Wolf guard pour out of the land raider and shoot at the berzerkers, killing 1/2. I convince Jaybie to kill off his farther dude so that he can still be assaulted and he can bring the wolf guard into the open. Jaybie listens, and his berzerkers are assaulted and killed, the wolf guard consolidate into the open, 9/10 are instantly vapourized by a single battle cannon shell, the last man being pegged by an autocannon. So, the enemy forces are limited to a single immobilized land raider that's facing the wrong way. We spend the remaining turns shooting the raider with the vendetta, until the leman russ finally delivers the deathglance. Another massacre for us, and more importantly, sweet revenge!

So, we ended the tournament with a loss and 2 wins, and 2,750 out of 3,000 VPS. Unfortunately for us, 3 players went undefeated, so we ranked 4th out of 19 teams. The really nice tyranid player that I beat in my last game of the 1250 ended up winning the whole thing after his partner left. Of all the teams, we got the most victory points. It was a great event, and we look forward to future ones. If I learned anything from it, I learned that getting your teammate's army annihilated to bait the enemy is okay sometimes. Hope you enjoyed...I'll be attending a 1k w/ 3 mandatory elites on Saturday, so I'll report that as well, with pictures hopefully. It will be my eldar's 1st tourney.

Hope you enjoyed, folks.

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