July in Syracuse means it’s time for Play the Game, Read the Story’s annual GT. Last year I managed to snag 2nd overall, so I was looking forward to this year’s event and hoping for a repeat performance. This year’s event was a single day, 5-round, 1500point tournament, bringing in just over 30 players. The scoring weighed heavily on battle (0-9/game), but also included soft scores: Paint (0-10), Sportsmanship (0-5), and Comp (0-10). Having attended a few of their events over the past year, I felt that I had a good grasp on what they were looking for in comp, and what kind of armies I’d likely see.
Here’s what I brought:
Tyranid Prime w/ Lash Whip & Bone Sword, Toxin Sacs
2 Hive Guard
Tervigon w/ Adrenal Glands, Toxin Sacs and +2 Powers
5 Genestealers w/ Broodlord
5 Shrikes w/ Lash Whip & Bone Sword, Toxin Sacs
2 Carnifex w/ 2X Twin Link Devourers
In the past 3 years, I can only remember squaring off against 3 other Tyranid players (2 of which are my co-authors Hyv3mynd & DaCock), but somehow I managed to draw 3 on this day. Below the fold are bat-reps from my first 2 games.