We've started our new season at the Friendly (not-so) Local Gaming Store. We decided to start it at 1.1m, and 1 free FF for painted teams.
Game 1 vs. Dwarfs (Dwarves?). 4-0 win. Only casualty received was a Miss Next Game for the Thrower "8-Ball".
Game 2 vs. Lizardmen. 4-1 win. This picture was from his first - before my first turn. How is that I have the ball halfway down the sideline you ask? Well - you can see his line setup and the wedge formation be put the skinks in. I picked up "Kick" for the line woman after first game, put it 4 squares in diagonally from the left side, and rolled a "Blitz" for the kick-off table. I actually scored on my first turn.
Game 3 vs. Pro Elfs (Elves?). 4-2 win. By the end of the game, I had 1 line woman in the casualty box... he had 6. Only 3 scored me SPP... one was "Pebbles N. SlamBam" (appropriately enough) introducing the back of her boot to a catcher's head... honest ref, she tripped.
So, after the first three games, I'm sitting with 1,390,000gp value, 20k in the bank, 16 players on the roster (one will miss next game), 13 of the ladies have SPP; and both catchers, 1 blitzer, 1 thrower, and 1 line woman have advancements.
Two great games today. Game 4 was vs. a beautiful Vestroyan/Coteaz henchmen list. I ended up tabling him, highflying of the game was at the end - my two vendettas hovered to turn and open up on Coteaz. Six las cannons and six heavy bolter shots later.... I tabled him.
Game 5 was a speed round of Grey Knights (45 min). Ended up being tabled, but Crowe attempted to take out the dread librarian, failed, died, and the perils' on the "I take you with me" power".... this was after the dread exploded the Bastion, doing 15 wounds to the guys inside, killing them all, and making the assassin jump off the top and take a wound. It was an awesome game.
So, end of the tourney, I went 3-2 with my Descent of Orks with Orkpocalypese Now!
I'm at two wins and 1 loss. The loss would have been a win had the game ended one turn earlier.
Game 1 was against Tau. Win. At the end of turn 6, I had Astorath, 1 DC, and both Vendettas. He had 3 drones. No one had anything to claim any of the three objectives - but I did have all the secondary and the bonus from killing the Ethereal.
Game 2 was against a SM/BA mix. Straight kill points. He had about twice as many KPs to start with as I did. Had it ended on turn 5 I would have tied on KP and won with line breaker and first blood. However, it went to turn 6 and I was wiped out. Contemptor Dread's setup for AA... Hurt.
Game 3 was against Guard with Daemons. It was Scouring. I had 5 points, first blood, and line breaker - he.... didn't. :)
I had my librarian furioso tar-pit into 50 guardsmen for 4 turns... It wasn't till his Greater Daemon got there - made his Inv saves to avoid the force weapon - and smash into the dread till those 5 guardsmen got out.
Tonight, I'm planning on setting everything out and start to work on the basing of the whole Descent of Orks list. I'm borrowing the two Vendetta's from a friend for the tournament next week - with work and us moving there was no way in 9 levels of Hel that they were going to be painted (or even built for that matter).
Got to play in a 2000 point tournament this weekend. The missions were modified/created/bamboozled/whatever for a tournament in Alabama that one of the local guys go to every year. This one was the short table edge deployment, objective in the center (yeah, in that building), dead units get you reinforcements only until you get a unit off the opponents table edge. Only a character could get the magic sword in the middle - at which point, night would fall.
My army was the only thing I could find from the move - my undead Eldar. In 13 years and 4 codecies, the list hasn't all that much. Avatar (now with "Fast Shot"), 2x spiritseers, 2x10 wraithguard, 1x5 wraithguard in a waveserpent, 3 war-walkers with scatter lasers, 5 dark reapers (now with Starshot) in a waveserpent, and a battery of 2 d-cannons. The real difference between the list from the 4th ed codex and this one is the spiritseers and toys. Instead of being warlocks upgraded to spiritseers as part of the units of wraithguard, they're IC's.
Anyway, game 1 (pictured above) was vs. a SpaceWolf / Tau alliance. I won, but not by much. I used to joke that there were circles of death with this army, and it still holds true. More so now, I think.
Game 2 was a Dark Angel/Space Marine alliance. This was a three objective (two immobile, one mobile) with vortex missiles falling from the sky. Starshot missles are mean... :) Win for Eldar, but just a squeaker.
Game 3 was vs Marines / Guard hybrid. Kill points with corner deployment... oh, and a tornado running through the field. This one reminded me that new Spiritseer powers aren't nearly as solid as the old warlock/spiritseer powers (I failed a *lot* of "Conceal" rolls). Ended in a low point tie.
So, at the end of the day, I did go 2 wins and 1 tie - but not enough points to do anything other than have fun. Prizes were a drawing for $10 cards and I picked up a tray of sabol foam for the dark reapers.