Saturday, 25 July 2015

My first (three) games which were amazing

There was a wide spectrum of players; very much so; some didn't even need the rulebooks

So that was that!  (the end of the day, not the post)  I arrived at 11:00 and got three games in before 6:00 a loss, a draw and a win.  Purge the Xenos seems quite a good scenario to begin with; simple obliteration-- I know, not quite that simple.
I think there were three games going at any one time; unfortunately I didn't really see what was going on elsewhere, I was a little tied up...

 My First Ever Game was 1850 pts against Space Wolves, and got the most pictures because it had to be documented.  I had forgotten to write up my army list so there was about fifteen minutes of Frantick Calculating before the start; I let my opponent deploy first and still messed up, putting my devastators too far away for anything and sending my centurions after a knight paladin.

Thunderwolves are terrifying.

He dropt right into my face; a tactic I actually took and used in my third game

His assassin couldn't walk and work at the same time-- hitting nothing he shot at

After destroying the rhino APC the devastators were left to spit in the grey hunters' eyes until they next moved
A little too late

The centurions got him down to 1 hull point before he stomped them down

His wolf lord cost him 300-something pts-- he devoured my squad like it was nothing.  I killed the fenrisian wolf, though

This was scary

The only things I seemed to be able to kill was the wolves...

My chaplain was beaten down by two thunderwolves in an terrifying flurry of teeth and claws...
Come turn 3 I decided to call it; points were 10-1 in his favour and there was no way I could overcome that.  But it was terrible fun!  He didn't actually realise it was my first game, and he apologised, but there was no need to, really.

Second game was 750 pts against one of my best friend's Tau.  Unfortunately there was too much terrain for the size of the table and we didn't have the time to finish it and were tied 2-2.  But Throne, Lord Kleitos certainly showed his worth, even if he was too far away for close combat!  He hit everything he shot at and survived a 33-shot salvo of pulse rifles with a wound remaining!

 The last game of the day was against IG; a pack of witless guardsmen surrounded by armoured might that scared me... until I got my terminators into close combat.

 I didn't know the two leman russ' were one unit; wounds carried on over to the next; I wrecked one and the other exploded.  My terminators suffered no loss.

This was fun
 I was so glad of successor chapter tactics.  REROLLS OF 1 FOR BOLTER WEAPONS TO HIT EVERYONE!  And I got a lot of ones.

His "venonat" destroyed a rhino and half a tactical squad, thankfully no more

After obliterating the guardsmen, the tactical squad were taken down by whatever guns THOSE things had.

WHY did I have to entrench my devastators!?
Turn 3, the points were 3-1 in my favour.  My opponent was about to call it, but I egged for another turn so we carried on.  He got another victory point but I still won.

At the end there was prizes given out!  I came third and won a terminator librarian kit.  If I had gone up against Nathaniel's eldar it would have been a different story... Apparently his wraithknight blew his nose and an IK exploded...
this one
Everyone at one point commented on my army, using words like "crazy" and "grim".  They were surprised to find I was a loyalist; Kleitos in particular, I think I had three people commenting on his "chaotic" look.  Don't they know that's just my style?
I also had a lot of interest in what I had for sale, my metal hive tyrant and kitbashed commisar in particular.  Nothing was bought but only because people didn't have the money on them at the time.  I got some numbers for possible commissions in the future, so that's exciting too.

So yeah, wow, what a day!  I wish I could go every Saturday, but packing my guys up every time is such a pain... I need to buy a carry-case.  A big one.

And that's that.  My first three games which were amazing.


1 comment:

  1. What a great introduction to the game :-) The first one is always a bit rough; my first proper game was against Space Wolves as well. In those days they could give every Terminator a heavy weapon and assault cannons were strength 8 and fired a maximum of 9 shots each...