Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last two games of 2012

Got two more games of BloodBowl in today.

First up - Vs. My old Nurgle team (literally, he bought it from me after the last season).

It was a bit odd playing against my own paint job.  This one was a grinder.  It was a 0-1 loss for me, Casualties were 3-0 in my favor though.

Second game of the day was vs. a new player's Orc team.

He's using the Puppet's War Orc heads (they look gooooooood).  When his team is painted, it will look nice.  This one was a... what's the phrase... ass beating.  Yeah.  I put 2 guys in the Dead and Injured Box, 4 in the Knock Out, won 3-0, received 2 casualties (no long term effects) and walked away with 80k in winnings.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Waaagh! for the Cure (Charity Tournament)

So, Saturday morning I got my ass out of bed at about 4:15am, to leave the house by 5am to get to Tri-Cities in time to meet my ride to Spokane by 6:30, to make it to Spokane before 10am to play a tournament.  Baring the snow for part of the drive up and back - it was well worth it (cause I had a blast!).

First up - the venue.  Gamer's Haven in Spokane Valley, Wa.  It's just off the freeway, in a little strip mall.  Four stores down is a Subway, and in the parking lot is both a 7-11 and a Casino.  :)

The bottom picture is the miniatures gaming space.  It had 13 4x6 tables setup (some were had 2' storage space on the side), but could easily have put another 10 tables in.  The room is decorated as if it were an Imperial Ship / Spacehulk (including some tyranids coming through the walls) - for more pictures and store details, visit their webpage at

Anyway, on to the show.

Game 1 was against a hastily built Space Wolf list.

I say hastily built because him and another guy had come up from Moscow, Id to play and they had to kinda build both lists on the fly using just his stuff.  It was 5x5 Grey Hunters in Assault Cannon razorbacks, 2x6 missile longfangs, 1x6 heavy bolter long fangs (and yes, both of those are 5 heavy weapons and the pack leader), led by a Rune Priest with Divination and something else... (not important, he only got one power off... ).

So, if you're looking at the picture, you'll notice 2 of the Long Fang packs, 25 Grey Hunters, 5 Razorbacks, and a Rune Priest... The Rune Priest got "Misfortune" off against the Death Company.  All of that flank on the board shot at the Death Company.  Everything but one power fist wielding DC died that round.  The DC, was then shot in over watch before he charged in.  My left flank folded like a dollar store chair.  The right flank was successfully contained by the rampaging Librarian Furioso until turn 4.

Descent of Orks: 0-1.

Got some lunch (did I mention Subway was 4 stores down the strip mall?).  Headed back in for Round 2.

Hammer and Anvil DZ, Kill Points for victory.  His army was a Huron-led Word Bearers (Huron, 1x3 termiantor in a land raider, 2x10 chaos marines, 2x5 havocs, 1x15 cultists hiding behind an Aegis with a quad gun, with a Hell Drake coming in behind).

Death Company went straight for the Land Raider, Assault Marines split around the center piece, Predator went left, Librarian went right.  It was a beautiful pincher move that ended with him wiped out and me having 1 Death Company, 1 Assault Marine Sgt from one squad, 1 Assault Marine from another squad, Predator with 1 hull point left, libby dread and the drop pod.

Descent of Orks: 1-1

Game 3 was against a Typhus +6 terminators, 2x7 plague marines with plasma, a forgefiend, and necron allies of a doom scythe, 5 warriors, and a cheap overlord.

There was, I think a little bit of 5th ed wound allocation memory going on in his head, but my big issue was not sending the dreadnought after Typhus.  He's only S6 - Librarian Dread is armour 13 on the front...  didn't think of that till after I got home.

Descent of Orks: 1-2.

So, waiting around for the results, of the 14 players, I think there were only 2 or 3 other people with fully painted armies (one of which being the guy who went with me from Tri-Cities).   Ended up walking away with "Best Appearance / Players Choice".  Charity event so the prizes were... odd.  My winning was a poster of the new GW paint set, 6 opened (but reasonably unused) GW paint pots, and a King Sized Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

Text conversation with my painting slave on the way back home went like this:

Me:Hey - just wanted to let you know that you won best apprearance
Him: Sweet.  Did I get a cool prize?
Me: (winnings - see above)
Him: Haha - sadly one of the better prizes I have won lately.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

BloodBowl - Winter Season, Day 1

So, as I walked into the gaming store this morning, the league commissioner informed that there was "a target on my back."  It seems several people wanted to get their games in with be "before I got a chance to level up my team."  'Cause, you know, playing Khemri is just a power build...  :)

I offered to roll up with him first round, so that everyone else would get grumpy that they didn't get to "beat on me first."  Unfortunately, he had grabbed the wrong BB case that morning, and had to run back home to get it.  Knowing that it might take him a good half hour - I choose to challenge the person I saw next.

This picture is from the setup of the pasting I gave the Dark Elf team on Game 1.  One would assume, that he saw how well I did with my DE and decided it was easy.  Now, to be fair, the first die roll of the game for him was a "one", followed by a burned re-roll and another "one"... and it went down hill from there.

I was able to shut him out 3-0 (yes, with a Khemri team), only put one guy of his out for the next game, and walked away with 60k in winnings (no advancements).

Game 2 was against a 6 saurus/6 skink Lizardman team.  This one I had to work a little more to keep in the win column.  It was still a 2-0 win - but I had lots of guys in my "Knocked Out" part of the dugout.  I just couldn't get my hands on the Skinks... even throwning 3 die blocks, I was getting effectively 3 pushes.  He would get saurus' on me, get me down and then bring a skink over to curb stomp me.  Let's just say the ref was busy with the red cards for both teams though (I think I had 4 skeletons kicked out).  Ended up winning 60k and Fan Factor went up again.  I used the winnings to buy the last Tomb Guardian and banked the 30k.

After a quick lunch I dragged the Human player back in for one more game of the day.  This one went better for me - which, sounds kind of conceited as I did win the other two with no real downside...

This game ended at a 2-1, he only had 1 player who was going to miss the next game (3 that were out through injuries).  I only picked up 20k in winnings (even after the re-roll for winning), FAME did go up and I picked up a Skeleton leaving 10k in the bank.

So, after 3 games - I've got 4 Tomb Guardians (one with Mighty Blow), 2 Blitz-Ras, 2 Throw-Ras (one with Leader and one with Kick-Off Return) and 7 Skeletons (two have been MVP, so this close to leveling).  Team Value is 1,220,000gp.  I think after next game I'm going to pick up 1 Coach and 1 Cheerleader - I had a lot of Cheering Fans / Brilliant Coaching today - I didn't have the FAME for any of my games.