okay, first things first, i lost the tournement terribly
18th place....... of 18
but in my defence this was the first time i'd picked up the dice in about 5 years
so a rundown of the weekend: 1500 points, normal 5th edition rules and missions
Game 1 - (keeping in mind this is my first game in 5 years) i pit the 88th against an ork army controlled by the guy who won last years tournement... a massive biker squadron leaps accross the table, and destroys everything. and some insane amount of shooting wipes everything else out. a total annihilation
Game 2 - im pitted against a chaos army. this game was hard fought, and a combination of me having not much in the way of landraider killing power, and my badly thought out objective placement, he won, but with not so much of an annihilation as the first game and was great fun, mostly down to my opponent being a great laugh and we were very match minded about blast and cover always giving each other the benefit of the doubt.
i then went to work (a local boozer i bartend) for the evening. after work i am convinced to start and finish a bottle of rum
Game 3 - i don't know, i was asleep through this... although apparently it would have been against an imperial guard army
i made it in for
Game 4 - Chaos again. at this time i was 17th and he was 18th ranking. the game was great fun,
down to some horrendous dice rolling on his part (including his lord/sorceror thing missing with all 5 of his attacks in cc - he only needed 2+ aswell...) he failed to significantly damage my army to any real extent
my 20 conscripts worked brilliantly in this game, killing everything that they encountered, FRFSRF was a briliant help in blatting chaos marines. in fact they ended the game at still 13 in number. my sentinal was a great help dropping plasma blasts all over the place.
the executioner spent the game immobilised due to my stupid plan to drive it through difficult terrain, but still dropped plenty of plasma. but the medusa spent the game unharmed
the killing blow was my own stupid fault. i moved my guardsmen too far away from one of my own objectives, and forgetting the game might end on turn 5 i didnt get any units close enough to an enemy objective to contest it (which my valkyrie could possibly have done)
so lessons learnt, i'm looking forward to next year, if im not helping run the show that is. and looking forward to my next games.
on a completely different note. i won a £30 voucher in the raffle. so i instanly bought myself £30 worth of hasslefree miniatures which i have been eyeing up for a while and had started writing up a rule system for. which you can follow on yet another blog
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