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.

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