This weekend past, I participated in a Team Tournament at AFK games. Each player got a 50 power list, and was paired with a random player versus two other players. Secondaries could only be chosen from the Grand Tournament book, and could not be chosen from codexes.
Here’s my list:
- Librarian, Force Sword, Plasma Pistol, The Tome of Vel’cona, Flaming Blast, Fire Shield, Drakeskin, Warlord, Lord of Fire
- Tactical Squad x5, Chainsword, Combi-Plasma, Multi-melta
- Aggressors x3, Flamestorm Gauntlets
- Ironclad Dreadnought, Chainfist, Meltagun, Hurricane Bolter, Ironclad Launchers, 2x Hunter Killer Missile
- Bike Squad x3, Power Fist, 2x Meltagun, Attack Bike, Multi-melta
- Eradicator Squad x3, Melta Rifles
Winning earned you an additional ticket, but just playing and showing up on time earned so many more that most people were on equal footing. Tickets could be spent on raffles for door prizes.
Game 1 – The Scouring
Bozeman (Salamanders) and David (Dark Angels) vs. Andrew S. (Sons of Bile) and Chris (Nihilakh Necrons)
Chris and I had one of the worst first turns I’ve ever had. Rolls were terrible. After that we did not really recover, but the battle was extremely bloody. Due to time limits, we only made it to turn 3. Had the game gone on longer we may have had a chance due to extreme losses on the other side. The stars were the Nihilakh Necrons, who scored LOADS of points because all of their units have Objective Secured!
Game 2 – Scorched Earth
Bozeman (Salamanders) and Andrew M. (Sororitas – Sacred Rose) vs. Andrew (Space Wolves) and David (Dark Angels)
Aggressive first turn moves allowed me and Andrew to set the pace of the battle. Deep Strike attacks from Saint Celestine and Ephrael Stern take vital objectives and cause chaos. Except for a near invincible Space Wolves Dreadnought, most enemies go down for a win.
Game 3 – Sweep and Clear
Bozeman (Salamanders) and Andrew S. (Sons of Bile) vs. Jesse (Legio Metallica Mechanicus AND Thousand Sons)
Jesse was the Ringer for this tournament, and brought SIX different lists and rolled randomly each time. Due to an imbalance of players, Jesse took TWO of his lists against us!
Andrew’s teleporting Terminators brought some needed pressure, cutting off Ahriman’s push to the right side of the board. We took a lot of extremely mobile fire from Mechanicus walkers that can advance and shoot. However, by the end, we managed to wear down Jesse’s armies and score a great deal of points.
I won 5 tickets for showing up on time, with printed lists, and not needing anything from an AFK employee. Two wins one loss gave me 5 more. I used these to win a really nice paintbrush and a pot of Black Templar contrast paint.
It was a really great time! I bought everyone drinks and my feet were in incredible pain!
Next: some updates for Assault Marines and more Primaris units, plus hopefully Orks?