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.
And here I am, back from the fields of battle. Three fun games spread over one full day of gaming goodness.
So far I’ve had one major loss, one draw and one major victory.
The loss was against a Sisters of Battle Army. Wasn’t much I could do against it. The draw on the other hand was against a Space Wolf Army with IG allies (vendettas and Marbo). I thought I had the game but slow play combined with an outstanding last turn (I failed more or less all my saves and he hit with more or less everything) brought the game to a draw.
The last game was against an Eldar Army with alot of Swooping Hawks (with Baharoth) and Eldrad with alot of pathfinders and dire avengers. Ended with him almost completely wiped from the table. He barely got his 2 killpoints from my army.
Sorry for the lack of pictures. Somehow my phone didn’t want to acknowledge me taking the pictures - and thus never did save them. Argh!