|Round 1 - Tau with a lot of shooting (as opposed to the HtH Tau you see everywhere else). I didn't have much choice other than walk forward.|
|Ymgarls - The MVPs of this game. This is after they chewed through a unit of Firewarriors and Pathfinders then made their way into his HQ suits.|
|Game 3 - When I looked at his army deployed I thought, "Huh... that's a lot of Orks." I was then nearly tabled, leaving only my Tervigon. I'm pretty sure Wyatt could hear the lamentations of the women.|
Against the Space Wolves, he died 1st turn a Drop Podding Rune Priest with Jaws. There's not too much you can do in that situation. If you can get first turn and get Warp Speed off, then he'll stick around all game. If not, well... you know Jaws.
I really like how much Endurance, Iron Arm, and Warp Speed add to the unit. Warp speed can really save the Tervigon against powers like Jaws, but also turns him into a can opener against vehicles. Endurance and Iron Arm help him survive, and if you're buying the 2 extra powers, there's a good chance you'll get at least one of these to help. Against the Tau and the Orks, he took a few wounds, but regenerated them via It Will Not Die.
I was trying something new with the Genestealers and I'm not sure if they worked well. I usually run them as larger units that outflank, but I wanted to try small commando units with a Broodlord. I may try them in this formation a few more times.
Against the Tau, the Broodlords hung on for most of the game, trying to stay on objectives. By the end of the game, one was alive, but whiffed when trying to kill a unit of stealth suits, leading to a draw.
Against the Space Wolves, they outflanked and stayed alive for the entire game. In retrospect, I should have been a little more agressive, and maybe they could have eaten some Longfangs.
Against Orks, 5 man units just don't survive massed Ork shooting.
|Game 2 - Against Space Wolves, the Shrikes did exactly what they were meant to do. They took out 2 units with HQs in them before getting popped at long range.|
Normally I would consider my overall showing a bit disappointing, but thinking over the event you have to consider the pairing mechanic and how that influenced our match-ups. I'll save that topic for the next post. Thanks for reading.