Saturday, December 10, 2011
Warhammer Week: Invitational Results (spoiler)
Posted by hyv3mynd
Today was the second event in my 40k triple play week with the Millennium Games Invitational. This event was invite only, requiring you to place during the 11 monthly tournaments to qualify. This was the best of the best of our locals and included ETC players Jay W., Shaun K., and famous painter Joe J. (2nd renaissance man, NOVA 2011). List breakdowns included 2 GK, 2 SW, 2 DE, 2 Nids, 2 BA, 1 Eldar, 1 SM, 2 CSM.
I brought my nid list which can be found in THIS BATREP. It's pretty much tailored to the format in a similar way that my ATC list was. The format was KP's, quarters, and objectives (5 set) with primary, secondary and tertiary rotating each game.
Game #1 was against Paul P's compy(ish) GK with Coteaz, henchmen, 10 terminators, purifiers, purgation squad, and dreadknight. I started out with a strong lead, killing 6 terminators with my various devourers. Paul fought back and nearly pulled out a draw with perfect placement of his surviving units to hold table quarters, but the game went to 7 turns and I was able to finish off 4 units. I won barely on tables quarters, objectives, and kill points for 21/21 points.
Game #2 was against Joe J's drop pod salamanders with Vulkan, 6 drop pods, and 5 hammernators. This is a good match for nids against marines that want to get close fast to use their melta and flame weapons. I spread out and took over half the table before Joe dropped, then picked him apart after nearly losing my tervigon to a sternguard drop unit. I won on objectives, table quarters, and kill points for 21/21.
Game #3 was against Trevor H's space wolves with 2 JoTWW priests, 2 lone wolves, long fangs, and 32 grey hunters. I took first turn and infiltrated a narrow row of genestealers in between his two choosers. Trevor reserved 2 rhinos worth of hunters with both priests, and an thunderwolf to be able to strike more aggressively (spearhead deployment). I was able to get my 20 genestealers stuck in along with 8 ouflankers before his reserves started arriving peacemeal. He did get off one jaws on my tervigon with a long shot hail mary that was almost out of range, but I made my roll to survive =) I won kill points 8-3, table quarters, and objectives for 21/21 again.
I ended up taking Best General with 63/63 battle points and a couple comp points. Chris P (the other tyranid player) ended up taking Best Overall with less battle points, but more comp and painting than me. Yes, nids took best overall and best general in a tournament with GK, DE, BA, and SW! It's also worth noting Chris took overall last year as well with nids. He may even grace us with his list and some thoughts again...
Anyways, that's the short version. Longer batreps will follow once I finish the two tournaments worth of reports I'm still sitting on. Tomorrow, Boldo's Armory is hosting a 1250pt event and I'll be taking the Grey Knights out to try and wrangle some additional prizes for the Dark Eldar project.
at 10:19 PM