Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Games Played

Today I got a game in with my Tyranids. I like playing them, I just need some more so I can stop trying to load up my Hive Tyrant with so many points, if I lose him, I'm screwed. I'm thinking a few more Zoanthropes, 3 will be nice. I could still run one as the Doom of Malan'tai and have some more Synapse coverage on the battlefield. Mycetic Spores for my units would be cool as well. I just need to be right in my opponent's face right away.

Today's game was Capture and Control, Dawn of War. My HQ and 2 Troops to start with were a Tyranid Prime attached to a 5 Warrior brood with Deathspitters and a Barbed Strangler, and 9 Scything Talon Genestealers with a Broodlord. They were pretty much directly at the half table point to start and were assaulting the 50 man Imperial Guard infantry squad with Commissar Yarrick the first turn. It was super brutal and killy. The Guard ended up destroying all of my guys by turn 4. I did have a lot of trouble bringing my 2 10-Genestealer broods onto the table outflanking, because of Blake's Master of the Fleet. It made me have a -1 to my reserve rolls (countered by my Hive Commander rule) and made me re-roll my table side die with the outflank. 25 Hormagaunts and 10 Genestealers ended up on the wrong side of the table and got obliterated by a Demolisher Cannon and lots of Heavy Flamers.

All in all, we ended up tying with the game ending on turn 5. It was super brutal and awesome to play my Tyranids, and hopefully get a lot of experience with them playing in our campaign this summer. HUZZAH!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bugeater GT

Well, I went 1-0-5 at the tourney. Not to say that wasn't expected for my first Grand Tournament. I will always try to get better and will for sure be going back next year. It was good times with good people. Next year I'll have to bring more money though, because there is only so much you can do in a big town when you are really short on cash. Here are some pictures of the event.

 My first opponent's Space Wolves army. Got a chance to Psychic Hood a lot of his sneaky Rune Priest powers.
 My second opponent's Orks. He had 2 Deff Dreads, 2 3-Killa Kan squadrons, 2 Big Meks, and a bunch of Boyz.
 Picture of some Thunderwolf Cavalry that I liked (sorry if some of the pics are kind of blurry).
 Dark Eldar
 Blake Duysen's Imperial Guard. I've fought these guys quite a bit.
 Blake's Lord Commisar with a bunch of Guardsmen and some Leman Russ battle tanks.
 My fourth opponent's Tyranids. Just a picture of his Hive Tyrant and 2 Trygons, but they just look wonderful.
 Clint Beaver's Fire Ants Space Marine army.
 Some beautifully painted Blood Angels.
 A nice Necron army and display board.
 Josh Dunn's Crimson Fists with his Lysander and Vulkan counts as models.
 Crazy cool Dark Eldar.
 Nice little mechanized Imperial Guard army.
Some Grey Knights. I didn't get to play against any Grey Knights at the tournament myself, but I wanted to see how long I would last against them.

I also got a chance to play a small little practice game against Zach Walter and his Squats army at the hotel room. He was running them as Grey Knights so I learned a little bit about they're tricky little rules. It was also my first time moving models on a table in over 2 weeks, so it was good to get back into the swing of things. I also coined the gameplay style "Floorty K", in which we would play a full game on the floor. We never got a chance to play, but brought up playing it all weekend.