Three Wolfbrothers made an impromptu trip down to the Golden Throne GT in Pleasanton, CA for some hot and nasty 40k action. General Oadius, general Forrest, and myself made the last minute trip to secure glory for the Wolfbrothers. I say impromptu as I was not even planning on going due to work commitments that were cancelled at the last moment, and Forrest had only decided to go the day before. The Golden Throne GT is a brutal 2k PTS double force org, allies, fortifications, and forgeworld tournament. As this was a last minute trip (I literally found out I was gonna go noon the day before) and I had just finished moving, I brought my trusty death guard list that I took to the BAO with some minor tweaks. General Oadius brought the fortress of redemption and his grey knights, and general Forrest brough triple helldrakes, typhus, and three nightscythes and a doomsythe, ultra cheese list for the tourney!
The tournament the first day consisted of pods, and all of the undefeated players from each pod would go onto single elimination the next day while the rest of the field would compete in an RTT the same day the finals were being played. My first round was against an IG blob list with creed, saber platforms, an aegis with quad gun and all the nastiness the IG could muster. I got my butt kicked most of the game by the IG shooting nastiness until my plague marines with boo. Buffed champions and typhus with his terminator bodyguard hit his lines. The plague marines smashed one side of his lines getting the warlord, and typhus smashed the other side breaking a blob squad and consolidating six inches to contest the enemy objective and score line breaker. Zombies were holding my objective in the backfield so the game ended on turn six and typhus had won the game for me, what an animal.
Game two was against a blood angel mech list with drop pods and tycho. The mission was kill points and the game went very quickly with oblits opening up razorbacks like tin cans and helldrakes mopping up the occupants. VOTLW proved to be quite useful and a squad of plague marines with a power fist champ mopped up tycho and his squad of veterans. My shooting and cc were relentless and my opponent conceded on turn four.
Game three had a bit of confusion o. Pairings and I ended up playing those crazy orks. Battle wagons, bikes, meganobz in a war wagon with da boss and hordes of ard boyz. The shooting and helldrakes combined with good tactics proved too much and my opponent was tabled at the end of turn four. Those crazy orks. So I went undefeated for the day and on to the finals for Sunday, general Oadius was feeling the pain and went 0-3 and Forrest went 2-1. On a side note we left at 5 am that morning to make the trek, I had four hours of sleep, general Oadius had three, and Forrest didn't sleep but in the car for an hour or two and we got a speeding ticket in the way there!
Day two was a blast with the final eight duking it out for the top spot. I played a taudar or eldau list from a fella named Adam who would go on to win the tournament. He played a tough versatile list with farseers, dark reapers, d-scythe wraith guard, a riptide, commander with chip, and some broadsides with an Icarus aegis line. The way you setup was to roll to set objectives and then roll tablesides and first turn. I set up the objectives foolishly and it would en up costing me the game. Basically he won first turn an castles up leaving me to hurdle as fast as I could at his lines and hope to do some Killy Killy choppy choppy. First turn was nightfighting and he killed a couple autocannon havocs and I penned a wave serpent but serpent sheilds dropped it to a glance. I zoomed the plague marines up in their rhinos hoping to gain some ground. Typhus and the terminators deepstriking in the enemies backfield and a squad of oblits also deep struck in the backfield but misshaped into ongoing reserves. His riptide fired an interceptor shot that scattered back on top of itself an had nova charged two more wounds on itself. His entire army shot at typhus and friends leaving typhus with a wound and his riptide charged typhus. He smash attacked and I made both invuls but whiffed my own attacks. The fifth turn say typhus get squashed by the riptide which was quite hilarious an by far the funniest moment of the tourney for both of us! We were out of time at the end of the turn an I had two objectives to his one but he had first blood, warlord and line beaker. Super close game considering the pickle i started in, an a great opponen that was lots of fun. That was the end of the tourney for my but I had a great time watching the other final games and the only thing I saw that trumped typhus biting it to the riptide was Frankie playing Reece and defeating himself with the most tremendous amount of ones rolled in a single game for the tourney. Adam my opponent that beat me ended up beating Reece an being top dawg putting me in fifth place overall for a tournament I wasn't even supposed to be at with no allies, no forgeworld, no fortifications, an no double force org. Lmao Robert and co put on a great event that was a ton of fun. Oh yea here's the list I played.
Four terminators with MON PF on champ and gift.
2x8 plague marines with melta, plasma, fist and gift on the champs on rhinos.
2x helldrakes with bale flamers
Four autocannon havocs with champ
2x3 oblits w MON
VOTLW on all units besides zombies
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Saturday July 20th we made our way down the Mountain into The Big Tomato pumped for MURDER on the Tabletop as we expected nothing but brutal, cutthroat competition at Great Escape Games for the latest episode of their yearly Contest Of Champions 40k Tournament.
Oh boy, did we find what we were looking for! Murderous, Murderous MURDER!
An extra special event for The Song of Pain and Glory as we busted out the 'ole Webway, a New Painseer and Jetbike blob with Shrouding Warlock for the first real outing in Months!
First- some of the eyecandy, a real treat anytime we can get into Sactowne:
With the Dogstar back at the helm, the event was All Fun and Games! The First Round started with a hearty shout, "HODOR!!!"
PAIN was thick in the Air, and the sDm Kabal got right to work, facing off Round 1 Hammer and Anvil vs Blood Angel/Necrons with Dante, Sanguiny Guard, Two Vindicators, one Land Raider, and a Storm Raven backed up by a Necron Lord and Two Immortal Teams with Nightscythes.
After a couple turns of hide and seek the bulk of the Kabal rushed the very tiny amount of opposing forces and completely overwhelmed all resistance. Notably one of the Vindicators killed itself with a long scatter on a short shot - starting the cascade of Dark Eldar craziness across the board.
Second Round saw the Kabal matched up vs none other than Sac City Punisher Jason Jiru. He knows the ins and out of the Dark Eldar shenanigans and Beast unit madness and was ready for a complete brawl.
He started strong making saves on his thunderfire cannon then dropping and popping Twenty Marines and his warlord to capture First Blood from the Shrouded Jetbike Unit. Moving his vindicators into position to pound the Beast unit and dropping my Venoms with advancing dreadnoughts and tactical Lascannons.
Enter the Voidravens, who wiff entirely with clear shots on Vindicator side armor. The Painseer also fails with Invisibility, the Beasts were literally caught with thier pants down and set to take a massive pounding. Jason was positioned to take the game.
In the end the Dark Eldar were able to claw out a tough win with epic fights in on both flanks and the center of the board. Jasons marines killed wave after wave of Dark Eldar but in the final moments of the game just didnt have the numbers. With very little of either army remaining on the board, the sDm Kabal was able to steal a minor victory.
Round Three the sDm Kabal squared off versus Draigo and ten Paladins backed by Nightscythes, Annihilation barges, and Wraiths. Hardcore and brutal - the Contest Of Champions raged!
After carefully measuring and deploying, General ShotDownMind forgot to drop the WebWay Portal! WTF?
A serious battle waged in the center of the board saw most of both armies decimated. Draigo ran point on the Paladin unit and died to waves of poison and bladestorm. Fast maneuvering for a couple turns kept the bulk of the Dark Eldar army out of range of most of the opponents weapons and allowed the Kabal to pound the Paladins and stick the Beast unit. But the Paladins without their leader wouldn't falter in face of overwhelming numbers and walked through turn after turn of everything the Beast Unit could throw at them - eventually slaugthering the entire mob and scoring in the center to win the game. Although the painseer would make it to the rear of the enemy lines and cause much damage and even score linebreaker, the game was a major Victory for the Necrons and Grey Knights.
The Contest of Champions is always a blast! We come looking for a fight and always find more than a few!
Look at these two jokers going at it all day! Its almost wrong to match Cody Jiru with such a short opponent!
As usual a ton of prizes for almost every category imaginable were to be had. The loot matches the MURDER, as it should be!
Thanks everyone! We will be back for more!