Marsh and Pat has suggested that I take part in the next 40k tournament. Now, those who have followed the blog for a long while, will know that I took part in Sporecon 2011 which actually marred the tournament experience for me. It was because I went in with the wrong expectations. I did not expect to see fully cheesed up lists and ridiculous combos. Granted, the boyz at ABO, we play efficient lists (with the exception of Sam), but the combos that I saw in 2011 blew us out of the water.
That said, forward to 2015. 4 years and the meta not only changed but ABO grew to include Marshall. He loves to game the system and brings hard lists.
He will be my sparring buddy for this series of tourney prep.
Just in: it seems that Marsh forgot to put the deposit for my entry fee and I cannot participate in the tourney. Nonetheless, the game I had yesterday was still very fun and engaging. Hope you guys enjoy it.
Primary - following Maelstrom Mission and each player draws up to 3 cards at the start of his turn. Player may drop a card at the end of his turn. If there are objectives that is impossible to score (e.g. Demolitions and your opponent does not have Fortifications) you do not auto discard.
Secondary - Kill Points: each KP is worth 1VP at the end of the game.
The batrep has fewer photos as I was focusing on the game a bit more. Hopefully the recaps will help.
|Standard DoW deployment|
I spread my Gants out across the table as I knew that Marsh had 3 Drop Pods waiting with Meltaguns and Plasma guns so I had to bubble wrap the LAN in the ruins. Space Marines have a tendency to drop under AP2 blast templates!
|First turn to the Nids and I spread out the Gants with the Flyrants in the middle supporting a Turn 2 push|
|Scored one Objective|
|Ultramarines make the drop|
Turn 2 and 3
|Both of my pods came in|
|Small advance by the Marines in their Turn 2|
|Tyranid at the bottom of Turn 3|
In the Ultramarine turn, Marsh moved his Warlord unit up to take out my Tyrannocyte and the Hormagaunts. He was basically targetting small units to get the objective Supremacy.
Turn 4 and 5
|Swooped my Flyrants back to my lines for Synapse and support|
We tallied up the objective cards and KP. Marshall scored 17 for the Ultramarines and I scored 20 for the Tyranids! I actually thought I had lost the game due to the Drop Pod stopping me from scoring 2 Objectives for 2 turns. Really goes to show you that it is important to keep your eyes on the prize and never give up.
I am looking forward to our next game.