So at my local game store, Great Escape Game in Sacramento, CA there is a doubles tournament called The Twin-Linked Team Tournament. It is run by fellow Sac City Punisher member, and the eldest of our group, Mr. Omegaprime. This tournament happens every other month. It is a comped tournament, but not as heavily as it has been in the past by a long shot. Also, Forge World models are allowed! Here is the Comp for the Tournament and Here are the Core Rules for the tournament itself.
Essentially each player is allowed to bring 1,000 points from one army, no allies. Teams do not split a FOC but get 0-2 in each slot besides HQ. No doubling of units is allowed (no x2 Helldrakes or the like) and each teammate must have 1 HQ and 2 Troops.
My buddy Big Ray and I our doing our Eldars together once again. This year we will win the whole thing as we got second place overall last year and lost by 1 point... yes only 1 point. Close tournament, but very very fun.
I enjoy the missions, even though so go extreme one way or the other and the players there are very fun to play against. I know some of the games don't feel like we are playing 40k, but just hanging out with friends and rolling some dice.
So onto the lists that we're bringing:
My Dark Eldar 1000 points
The Baron- 105
x5 Wyches, haywires, Venom- 125
x5 Warriors, Blaster, Venom- 125
x10 Warriors, Cannon- 100
x5 Beastmaster, x1 Clawed Fiend, x5 Khymera, x6 Flock- 250
Voidraven, Flickerfield, Nightshields, x3 Shatterfield Missiles- 195
Aegis Defense Line, Quad Gun- 100
Big Ray's Eldar
Farseer, Runes, Doom, Fortune, Guide, Spear, Stones- 168
x10 Wraithguard, Conceal, Spear- 399
x7 Bikes, Warlock, Embolden, x2 Cannons- 205
x5 Warp Spiders- 110
Alot of choices were made out of Comp issues, but also because of the armies we see at the Twin-Linked. I would love for Big Ray to grab some Hornets or something from the FW Eldar selections. For fun, I am tempted to grab a Tantalus just so I can put Jabba the Hut on it and laugh as it gets blown up first turn!
We wanted Eldrad and the Baron but can't have so many points in Special Characters and we decided the Baron is more useful than Eldrad will be for the Beasts. I would liek to have Eldrad for doubling Doom or Fortune, but just couldnt do it.
I think our lists have some nice synergy and cover all of the bases needed for the tournament. 5 Troops, 3 of which are fairly durable. Plenty of AT, AI, and the Voidraven and Quad Gun for Anti-Air.
So what does my vast followers of 10 think of our lists? You think we have a chance? I have heard some players from Placerville, CA are coming down and gauranteeing victor at the tournament. It will be a sad day for them when they come down and lose.
Tomorrow is List Review Friday, so if you have any lists you'd like me to review, send em in!