Well guys, Ridvan and I went to the Warmasters Doubles Tournament. There were 54 teams, so 108 players. This is the biggest event I have ever been to. This was such a blast, so many players, so many armies. The skill of the people was just so good and the painting and modeling on some of those armies was amazing. Ridvan and I only really had 2 weeks to plan for this event which isn't a lot of time given that some plan a few months ahead. I was going because this would be my first time and I just wanted to play in a huge event. Ridvan brought his Dark Eldar and was the only Dark Eldar player out of 108 which was funny in itself. I took my Blood Angels.
Game 1 VS. Imperial Guard and Blood Angels
This game was a learning curve for Ridvan and I as we hadn't tested our armies at all. This added with some pretty below average rolls with things, like my Pred not being able to hit or kill anything. As well as the first game going a bit slow stopped us from being able to pull out anything other then an almost draw. The the funniest moment was Dark Eldar warriors charging and holding up the 'flag holder' squad which was the primary objective.
We came in at 19 points for the game, they came in at 22 so it was very close and very fun.
Game 2 VS Tau and Space Wolves
They were running with two Rune Priests both with living lightning and 4 Broadsides with Railguns so we were pretty sure the Raiders and Ravagers would die fast. However we decided that I was just going to totally rush the Tau, and force the Space Wolf player to defend the Tau player. This did work for a while and left the Dark Eldar to hold the objectives. On top of it all this mission had objectives that you placed then they scattered. We got really lucky as 2 of the objectives scattered towards our side of the table (we were playing table quarters) and on the last turn the 5th objective actually scattered onto the one Dark Eldar troop squad. We tied the secondary on this though. So we won the primary, tied the secondary and won the tertiary. This put us in really good position going into lunch break.
The first two pictures show how aggressive I was in moving my forces right into the Tau lap. The last you can see just how close the two objectives landed together and if you look hard you can see they are about an inch from the side of the board.
Game 3 VS Orks and Orks
This game was so fun. This was again hoard Orks lead by Ghazzy. This was the one army we thought we would have the most trouble with. However with Dark Eldar and Blood Angels we were able to out speed the orks who were almost all on foot. We took the game in the last turn. In fact we got the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary all in the 5th turn. Primary was kill points, we got two kill points in the last turn as the Dark Eldar were able to hit the Gretchen Mob and Gretchen Cannon Crew in one assault and end its assault on the Ork objective and in terrain which is important. This, added with fast Rhinos, and Fast skimmers let us get two more troop squads into terrain. Then our other fast vehicles were able to contest terrain which is important. So the Primary was kill points, which we were tied until turn five, the secondary was to control terrain with troop, last turn we grabbed three pieces of terrain, the orks held two which we contested. And Tertiary was hold an objective in a deployment zone, we left ours alone and the one Warrior squad was able to kill the Gretchen holding the Ork one and finish the game holding it. In one turn we went from losing the game to a total victory, we were one point from a perfect game.
Here are some pictures of the Ork Hoard.
Game 4 VS Orks and Tyranids
So we sit across the table from the Ork and Nid player and expect another hoard. Then I watch as the Nid player deploys 6 models. The Ork player deploys 40. The nid player was playing 2 Trygon Primes, a Tirvigon, a Guard unit and a bunch of Genestealers. The Ork player had 20 Shoota boyz, 10 Lootas and 750 points worth of Nob Bikers. In this one the Primary was to lose the least kill points but one of the team members had to pick that. So I took that, the Secondary was to have a unit hold a flag and tertiary was to get units into your opponents deployment zone and the Flag unit would be worth 3 points for this. This was another game that we won in the last turn. We tossed a LOT of things into the Nob Bikers and for 4 turns kept trying to use Horrorfexes and Fear the Darkness on them and Finally we were able to pin them on turn 4 and make them run on turn 5. In the last turn the Archon was able to claim the last kill point we needed to get us the win here, as well as the Bikers contested the opponents flag unit and of course turbo boosted the Warrior squads Raider with the flag into the Opponents Deployment zone to get the tertiary. So in the last turn again we pulled it off an got near perfect points for our last game. Since I was the one trying to save kill points this made for a funny point in the game where a squad of Dark Eldar Warriors stood off in front of the Nob Bikers to make sure I couldn't get charged.
So the first picture is of the army we faced.
The huge Nob Biker host.
One of the funniest moments, Dark Eldar Warriors ready to die for my Blood Angels lol.
And lastly the best thing you could ever see on the table, the HUGE nob Biker mob running in fear!
So with those games under our belts I felt we did pretty good but with 54 teams who knows where we stood. However when the smoke cleared we won best General. We were second place over all and we had the most battle points we were just behind on some of the soft scores. In fact we were only 2 points out of first place. So for our first time at the Warmaster doubles I am very proud of our team.