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Sunday, June 17, 2012

ACM Tourney

First off I'd like to say happy father's day to all the dads out on to the minis. Yesterday we had the Andy Cash Memorial Tourney at Comix Zone. No Mr Cash has not passed he is just entering the grown up world and leaving us for a job in Hotlanta (damn you Atlanta first Mozz and now the Professional. Well the professional will be leaving town in the next few days so this was are last chance to give him a proper spiteful goodbye. We had 8 people make it out to the store yesterday to play and faction representation was as such:

Cryx: 2
Khador: 1
Mercs: 1
Retribution: 1
Legion: 1
Skrone: 1
Trollblood: 1

This tournament was a 50pt SR2012, divide and conquest, deathclock event. After much back and forth (and a quick consultation with the man Mr "Northblade" Bell) I settled on my lists. My first list is my standard pMaddy beast brick which I love to play and have had pretty good success with. The second list brought in some new minis that had yet to see table time.

Chief Madrak Ironhide (*6pts)
* Pyre Troll (5pts)
* Troll Axer (6pts)
* Earthborn Dire Troll (10pts)
* Mulg the Ancient (12pts)
* Trollkin Runebearer (2pts)
Krielstone Bearer and 3 Stone Scribes (3pts)
* Krielstone Stone Scribe Elder (1pts)
Trollkin Champions (Leader and 2 Grunts) (6pts)
* Skaldi Bonehammer (3pts)
Fell Caller Hero (3pts)
Janissa Stonetide (3pts)
Troll Whelps (2pts)

This is pretty close to my standard list however this time I worked in a min champ unit with Skaldi.

Jarl Skuld, Devil Of Thornwood (*6pts)
* Troll Axer (6pts)
* Troll Impaler (5pts)
* Dire Troll Bomber (10pts)
* Rok (11pts)
* Trollkin Runebearer (2pts)
Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters (Cylena and 9 Grunts) (10pts)
Sons of Bragg (6pts)
Alten Ashley, Monster Hunter (2pts)
Saxon Orrik (2pts)
Troll Whelps (2pts)

I didn't take too many picture throughout the day (cause I forgot) but I did get a few shots of pre-round one setup and the cast of characters playing.

The man of the day "the Professional" himself
The big bear Zack rocking the Team Spite Toronto Conquest shirt.....but stealing Cash's pose.
Tim setting up those dirty dragon spawn
Staring off into nothing is one of our young'ins Adam. Playing dirty dirty Cryx.
Oxyguy AKA Les setting up mercs. Hey Les by the way you don't need all those bokurs Cash isn't playing eCaine :)
Ty and his angry elves
Reluctantly joining the festivities was Brian and his Skorne army.

So the parings were announced for round one and low and behold I draw Mr Cash. I was hoping our paths would cross later in the day but alas that was not to be. Andy was playing his standard pSkarre/eSkarre lists. The scenario for this was pretty centralized and was going to be hard to win so I went with the old stand by pMadrak.

 The first few rounds went according pretty standard with me setting up my brick and Andy running towards me head long. He feated and charged power swelled raiders into Mulg and EBDT and an axer. Eight of the ten were within Skarre's control area to take advantage of dark guidance and her feat. Andy underestimated the amount of damage Mulg can take under the effects of a KSB and EBDT animus with a wall in front of him. He was only able to get 3 reach attacks onto Mulg beating him up a little but just making Mulg angry. The rest of the turn was uneventful with my beasts getting a little beat up but no losses.

After measuring my control area it looked like Skarre was 14" away from Mulg and Madrak. She had two bokurs in front of her and a ton of troops between my force and her. Time to set up the assassination. I had my line pretty set I just needed to clear some room so Madrak could get far enough forward that Mulg could then get to Skarre via the feat and still benefit from carnage the entire way. Since all of Andy's army was still benefiting from her feat I had the pyre put flaming fists on Mulg to put his club at P+S 21 and the KSB ran and did +1 dmg. Things were going perfectly and I even crit smited a bokur over Skarre to knock her down this is gonna be cake...oh wait there was a raider captain near by..doh. I got down to Mulg's last attack needing a seven to hit but failed. I took the rest of the turn to protect Maddy the best I could via Janissa's wall and such. The following assassination failed due to the scroll, high def, the wall, and a transfer. Madrak finished the job on my next turn. Good start I was able to get a W and spite the man of the day.

Game two paired me up against Tim and his Legion of Everblight army. I reluctantly took Jarl because I wanted to be able to pick my army in the finals if I won instead of being pigeon holed into one list. Jarl's feat is really not good against Legion but them the breaks. Tim took pVaylCP. The game was back and forth with Tim having a couple crucial rolls fail putting him behind the curve. This was the maiden voyage of the SoB and Rok and I was happy with what the SoB accomplished with Tor killing 4 hex hunters and Bayal on his assault turn. Rok was just there looking scary keeping people away from Jarl. Game came down to the very end of our clocks and I won on scenario. This round saw Adam beat his old man to set us up for a finals match up.

Game three yay Cryx again. So my match ups for this tourney were Cryx, Legion, Cryx....YUCK. Adam was paying pDenny and eSkarre (I think it was e). He picked Denny and I went Jarl. I love my Madrak list but the fear of Mulg getting crippling grasp on him is terrifying to me and ruins my entire plan so Jarl stayed on the table. I won the roll and elected to go second. Adam ran an arc node up so he could start hitting me with debuff top of two. I couldn't have that happen so I did all I could to try and take out the arc on the bone chicken. After all my shots I was able to take out the cortex and Jarl feated throwing up 2 rows of clouds. Taking out the cortex was a major boon to my chances as he was unable to acquire a target turn two since the bonejack could walk far enough to see anyone through the second row of clouds. The game was back and forth with Adam holding the slight edge in piece trade off. Bottom of four was my shot to try and take out Denny. After using magic bullet three time (one cast by the runebearer) and two sets of blast damage I was able to kill of Denny (I had some poor MB damage rolls) to finish 3-0 and take first place.

It was a fun day and a nice send off of Mr Cash who took 2nd place with fastest last rights. Adam took 3rd with most VPs.

Farewell Andy you will be missed her in the 'cuse. Best of luck in Atlanta and make sure you bring the spite. Hope to catch you at Templecon 2013 and get a game. Safe travels and once again best of luck! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm gonna miss him. and yes.... I was all ready for his e-cain list!!