Monday, March 21, 2011
Last Man Standing, Game #3
Posted by hyv3mynd
Game #3 pairings were based on total battlepoints. I ended up with Smitty (again), Reece (again), and Jay. Despite winning both of my previous games, this is actually table #2. People on other tables are raking in 30-50pts and I just can't keep up.
Jay: warboss + bike/klaw, bikers + klaw/pole, 2 big units of boyz + klaw/pole, kommandos + scorchas, grotz
Reece: see game #2
Smitty: see game #1
Pre-game: Well, we're all tired so this could get sloppy. I've got eldrad and his runes to shut down my tyrant, JoTWW on my left again, and a horde of angry orks on my right. The plan remains the same... take the middle and get as many killpoints along the way as I can.
Jay goes first and sends his grotz towards the eldar to tie them up. They actually put a wound on the avatar with shooting. Smitty puts his jetbikes on the objective and smears the grotz. This actually gives his a big lead as turn 2 comes around and he starts scoring the objective. Jetbikes with fortune are ridiculously hard to kill.
Me: 26 (2 from hunters, 2 from priest, 2 from a rhino, 2 from jetbikes, 15 from objective, 3 survivors)
Smitty: 20 (some objective, the rest ork kills, rune priest)
So I won top spot on all 3 of my tables.
The good and the bad: I was the only player to go undefeated all 3 games. However, the dynamics of 4 players, player skill, lists, etc. lead Crispy to score a total of 94 over 3 games. I only scored a total of 68 and didn't even place LOL. A daemon player with Skarbrand also scored 84. It was a really fun event and the players were all awesome as always. The organizers took suggestions and next time the scores will be based on table results, so if I can go undefeated again I'll actually place hehe. Here are some shots from other battles:
My army worked well, but putting 4 players together created dynamics that helped defeat me. Many other players had really unbalanced lists (6 MC's vs hordes, all mech vs no mech). My army must have appeared strong, because nobody ever deployed within striking distance of me. In all 3 of my games, 2 of my opponents beat on each other almost making my battles 1 on 1. Genestealers without poison are depressing, I don't think I'll do that again. The deathstar died twice which surprised me, but they did the job taking on 3 wraithlords, avatar, and eldrad game 1 and 1100pts worth of wolves during game 2. I tailored my list to play the objectives and did it well, so I was pleased in the end. It's a good thing I changed my list at the last minute. My fexstar would have been obliterated by JoTWW in two games. Going undefeated was all the bragging rights I needed and my table won "Best Table" so I didn't leave empty handed.
I really need to give props to Crispy. He took #1 at this event, best overall at the Millennium Invitational, and #2 overall at DaBoyz GT. He did this all with Tyranids, and doesn't use hive guard or tervigons. His conversions and painting are phenomenal, and his execution is great. Maybe I can get him to write some content for the blog and send me some pictures...
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