No, not the song by Scorpion, nor the Tzeentch spell. Rather it is me reflecting upon all the changes lately, which stand as reason to me not having posted anything for a while.
The last few months saw me move to a new appartment, change jobs (at last working as an engineer and not just having the title) try to get through the backlog of PS3 games I really should play and/or finish before getting a PS4. With all that and the release of the new Tyranid Codex I just didn’t have the time or will to really do much hobby stuff. The paint pots, brushes and figures remained in their boxes, and even though I had a few Malifaux and Hordes figures on my desk in an attempt to ignite the will to work on them, it was just the last week or so that saw me sit down and actually do something with them.
But this is all about to change! Last night I primed Kallus as well as two almost complete Arcanists Crews, and I’m continuing to try and magnetize the wings on the Archangel.
I’ve joined a Steamroller league tournament and have my first game tomorrow (so I’ll probably post a few pictures in a few days). My aim is also to get the Archangel and the Malifaux models painted before summer, just because (ok, I’ve also promised to participate in the Swedish Malifaux Master tournament held later this year).
So expect alot more from me in the coming days/weeks/months.
A bit late, I know, but I thought I’d at least finish the recap of this weekends tournament.
The 2nd day of the tournament I started of against another Tyranid-player, however there the similarities between our armies stopped. His army was Mycetic Spore heavy with 5 in the army list (3 with Dakkafexes, 1 with Zoanthropes and 1 with Doom of Malantai), beyond that he only had a small group of Ymgarl Stealers, a Tervigon with a few token units of Termagaunts and two flying DakkaHives. After a tough back-and-forth battle I managed to claim the most objectives and win 15-5.
The last game was against a Tau army with Iron Hands allies. It was a tough up-hill struggle but due to his inexperience in fighting tyranids his focus fire was slightly off, leaving my major threats tending to stay alive a turn more than usual. After a tough start my hordes of Termagaunts crashed into his lines and the game was over soon thereafter, 20-0 to me.
All in all I’m satisfied with my weekend. I finished 13 out of 76. I was the best Tyranid player there. Beyond that I managed to be nominated to Best in Show (did not win), and my Team came in 2nd in the Team Competition (achievement based competition going on during the first day of the tournament).
I can’t way until the next one, and hopefully Tyranids will have a new Codex by then.
So, I’m participating in a 40 tournament this weekend, and just came back after the first day of gaming (3/5 games). So far I managed to draw the first game against a Eldar/Tau list with a Wraithknight and Riptide (annoying units!). After that I went on to face a Necron fotslugger-list with three Monoliths, and promptly managed to win with a decent margin. Sadly the third game was against a GK/Necron list which in turn almost tabled me (almost as early as turn three). So all in all I stand in the middle of the pack. Now I’m just tired and somewhat curious regarding who or what I’ll face tomorrow.
The local gaming club had a 1065pts tournament today. At first it they expected around 30-35 participants. But after a lot of last minute dropouts, we ended up with 18 participants.
The tournament was three rounds with a swiz-system for who met who (random first round and then 1st met 2nd, 3rd met 4th and so on). I took my Tyranids to this tournament.
The first round I met a Eldar/Dark Eldar army. After some bad target priority choices from him I won 13-3.
The second round I met a Khorne/Tzeentch Daemon army, played by a young perhaps less experienced player. Some bad saves on his side left him with only a Flamer with one wound left after 6 rounds. The game ended 11-5 for me (had I killed the Flamer it would’ve been 16-0).
The 3rd round was against an Ork-player with a Dakka-jet and bikers led by Wazdakka. Hive Guards and Enfeeble showed them where the table stood and after 5 rounds I had wiped the Orks from the table AND claimed all 5 objectives. The game ended 16-0.
So after 3 games I ended up with 40 Tournament Points and wound up winning the tournament. 2nd place got 39 points, so I’m quite happy with it.
The army I brought was:
2x2 Hive Guards
2x Tervigons (with Adrenal Glands, Toxin Sacs and 3 powers - all rolled on Biomancy)
3x Warriors (with Deathspitters)
Honestly though… In all 3 games the Trygon only managed to kill 1 Venom and 4 Orks. The Tervigons outdid themselves though, always ending up with either Enfeeble, Iron Arm or Endurance as well as at least one other useful Power. I’m starting to like Biomancy more and more as a substitute for the Codex Powers, but you really need 3+ rolls to be certain to roll something useful. Doubt I’ll be 100% certain to use Biomancy on a Hive Tyrant, and especially not on a Broodlord.
So all in all, a fun sunday morning/afternoon. Sadly no pictures, was all too occupied playing/having fun.