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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tourney Recap

Hey guys. Yesterday we had a little tourney at our FLGS. I believe I mentioned this tourney briefly in another pots but he is a quick run down.

* 35 pts
* Casual Time Limit (35 would normally be 7 min turns these will be 10) to help with the new models
* You may have 1 league model per list AND/OR 1 jack/beats upgrade per list. Please indicate on your army list which league the model came from so we can find it.
* If you use a league model it REPLACES that type of model (ie if you take the Gravedigger Grenadier from the Nightfall league you can not take a normal Grenadier)
* 1st place Undefeated
* 2nd place "You Broke My New Toy" most points of league (models or upgraded jacks/beats) destroyed
* 3rd place Fastest Last Rite (Caster Kill with your Caster)

So I headed out to the tourney and got there right at noon (start time). Luckily we are typically a little behind so it wasn't an issue. I still didn't know what two lists I was going to play but I was toying with three or four different league models to try out. The league models in consideration were:

-Fellblades x2 units: fennblades that become weaponmasters and  have abominations, berserk, and a P+S increase of one. Lose vengeance. ('locks in consideration Calandra, eMadrak)
-Skaldi Bonehammer Drinking Buddy: becomes a solo, makes champ heroes and himself mini Borkas with stumbling drunk and unyielding, give a mat bonus to champions with LOS to him. (Borka)
-Noral (KSB Character unit): takes fury off 'beasts via *action and has a spray attack which can be boosted via fury. Still maintains protective aura. (pMadrak)

I was able to borrow a unit of Fennblades from Abe so the double fenn beame an option but he forgot to put the UA with it so the eMadrak idea I had went out the window leaving me Calandra, Borka, and pMaddy. I asked Adam which 'lock he wanted me to put on the table and without even knowing who I had in the back or my thoughtsd he says "Calandra or whatever her name is". I said you sure and he said yup so there it was Cally to be list one:

Calandra Truthsayer, Oracle of the Glimmerwood (*5pts)
* Troll Impaler (5pts)
* Dire Troll Bomber (10pts)
* Trollkin Runebearer (2pts)
Trollkin Fellblades (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
* Trollkin Fennblade Officer & Drummer (2pts)
Trollkin Fellblades (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
Janissa Stonetide (3pts)
Stone Scribe Chronicler (2pts)
I just needed a second list. I went with Borka using the Family Reunion theme force:

Borka Kegslayer (*5pts)
* Slag Troll (6pts)
* Mulg the Ancient (12pts)
*Keg Carrier (n/a)
Greygore Boomhowler & Co. (Boomhowler and 9 Grunts) (9pts)
Krielstone Bearer and 5 Stone Scribes (4pts)
Skaldi Bonehammer, Drinking Buddy (3pts)
Trollkin Champion Hero (3pts)
Trollkin Champion Hero (3pts)
Both lists used Trollkin Champions (Leader and 2 Grunts) (6pts) as reinforcements if needed.

We had seven guys turn out for the event. It was a decent turnout not great seeing as the weather was crappy but not bad either.
So round one I drew Scudo. No real shock there I mean what kinda of local tourney would it be if I didn't draw Dave round one? In all seriousness I think we have played each other ion round one of close to 75% of the events I got to. Let's get it out of the way now...Damn you Scudo. I went with my fenn blades of doom with Calandra. Dave played his new obsession (2012) Blindwater Congregation but more specifically Maelok. His two lists were exactly the same just 'lock swaps. He is really into Maelok so I knew the list he was playing. His league model was the spitter upgrade which was almost important for later.

The piece of terrain in the center was a real pain in the ass. I think the scenario was destruction.

Here are a few other photos from round one. I had a second while Dave was setting up to go around and get photos of the other tables.

Les: rocking the purple Searforge.

 Ty: Ret of angry elves

Adam: dirty dirty Cryxian (yet such a likable young is that possible?)

Mickey: Representing the swan. You might recognize Mickey's work. He writes articles for under the handle DieselDM. Really sharp lookin Cygnar.

Zack: Throwing down in the name of the Motherland? Yup that is Zack's bear hand pointing out the two Khador Models in his "Khadoran" army list

Tim was running the event but seeing as we had an odd number played the whoever was on the bye. Once again representing Cryx which he claims will be shelved for the remainder of 2012. We will see Mr Tim if you can refrain from the darkness that is Cryx :)

So round one went pretty well for me ending in Calandra KDing Maelok via force blow, a fellblade and 2 bombs. AS I was setting up the kill I looked at Scudo's two remaining beast and noticed they were full so we are all good no transfers right? Wrong. I forgot about the league version of the spitter allowing it to receive transfers when full. Luckily the damage was just high enough on the final hit to kill Maelok to the T.

Round two I got paired up with Adam. I forgot to take photo of this one (happen at least once a tourney right?) He played Scaverous and seeing as were were playing on a winter board I decided to go Borka. This was a reinforcement scenario (forgetting name at the moment). It was the one where the reinforcements come in on the board edge you are trying to score on. Turn one I run everything up table and get buffs out. Adam was able to kill a boomhowler grunt and a KSB grunt via an arced feast of worms. Turn two I brought my champs on and ran them into the zone. I was able to get a few attacks in but nothing spectacular. On his turn he brought in a stalker and pistol wraith. The stalker charged one of my champ heroes but before he got to attack Skaldi counter charged and took out half his grid. He tried to kill Borka at range with a feated Scaverous but after hitting him once Borka stumbled out of range....also putting my mauler out of my control zone. Adam forgot to contest the zone so I scored a point. At this point the game is over 'cause you with with 2 CP and as soon as I end my turn I will score but what fun would that be....go for the throat Team Spite style. Some how needing to roll a 5 or lower on my mauler he passed his threshold check and didn't murder Greygore who was standing next to him. Borka moved up cast mosh pit and feated. A champ hero charged Scaverous KDing the 'caster and putting up some nice damage. I then had my slag do two fully boosted (4d6 due to erosion) spits onto Scaverous sending him back to the grave.

Round three put me up against Zack. I forget the mission (gotta start writing this stuff down) I knew he was going to play his eIrusk MoW block of death list. I went with the Calandra list.

I forgot to take a phot of his force but it was:

Supreme Kommandant Irusk (*5pts)
* Marauder (7pts)
Man-o-war Demolition Corps (Leader and 4 Grunts) (9pts)
Man-o-war Shocktroopers (Leader and 4 Grunts) (9pts)
Man-o-war Shocktroopers (Leader and 4 Grunts) (9pts)
Man-o-war Kovnik (3pts)
Man-o-war Kovnik (3pts)

So Zack loves this list and he played a 50pt version for Templecon hardcore. The list just chews up anything in front of it but it is slow only being able to move 4"....wait what did you say Zack the league Kovnik gives them desperate pace making them speed 6? There goes the threat range advantage. I go first and move up the board he does as well. I am just outside of charge range so I put hero's tragedy on one unit of fenns and then move them up. I give him about three targets leaving the others ready to charge in retaliation. On his turn he kills the three fens I gave him and then managed to kill 3 move from shield cannons...huh? He then feats and due to placement issues on my part get a CP. OK time to charge and eat some of these MoW...wait eIrusks feat just ruined all of that. So at this point things are looking kinda bleak for the Kriels but I just damage what I can and try to target his league models to lock up second place if need be. We go back and forth for a few turns with each of us scoring one CP. Couple brain farts by each of us had pretty big impacts but when he forgot to battle lust the MoWs it was a big blow. We ended up going to dice down and I squeaked out a W via 3rd tie breaker. It felt kinda dirty seeing as he really had me on the ropes most of the game but it happens I guess.

The event was a lot of fun (it is always fun when I get to game). Thanks to Tim for running the event. Now I just need to decide what I am buying with my $40 of store credit :)

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