Monday, 23 July 2012
Wolves: 1st place at 6th ed tournament! CHAMPION!
First 6th edition tournament in the UK
(For me at least, possibly for everyone? of a decent size? not sure) down at the Brighton Warlords, 1850, 6 games over the 2 days.
Standard rulebook missions and deployments.
Think there were 40 guys in total, 2 dropouts on the second day (work and a migraine). Not huge, but far from insignificant.
Usual mix of tournament players, club regulars and assorted others.
Game1: Space Marines (WIN)
Game2: Space Marines (WIN)
Game 3: Space Wolves (DRAW)
Game 4: Space Marines (WIN)
Game5: Necrons (WIN)
Game 6: Necrons (WIN)
I avoided the only army that I didn't want to play and that was Lee Brown's 3 Storm Raven list (only wanted to avoid cause I didn't think I could roll that many Prescient Missile Launcher 6's! lol)
The Crons were tough, huge numbers of Wraiths, Destroyer Lords, Chariots, Immortals, Barges ..you know, the standard nasty shit..
The Wolves were similar to my own but featured Bran Redmaw for outflanking nastiness and another unit with OBEL.. tough for 'Linebreaker' secondary and 'Slay the Warlord'..23 outflanking Grey Hunters, lots of missiles, lots of on table Grey Hunters.. quite standard with a very nice twist (Bran).
Marines featured 3 killers- Fliers, Proteus Land Raider (Scouting and immune to Melta! wtf!) and a SPARTAN ASSAULT CARRIER!!!!! fuck. lots of Terminators, Marneus Calgar TWICE, lots of troop bodies, Orbital Bombardments vs foot horde Grey Hunters... not nice.
Think of this as a teaser trailer...like the moody 2 new Man of Steel posters.. think of me as Russell Crowe/Jor El warming you up for the main event..except you don't need to wait til 2013 for my follow up post.. I'll follow up with Battle Reports for the whole tournament over 2 posts over the next 2 days.
I also have what I think is going to emerge as THE 6th ed Necron list at tournaments, certainly until everyone gets Flakk Missiles, then it goes back to being Space Wolves as the top dogs. Until Chaos comes out anyway!