Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July Contest of Champions Results!

So this past Saturday the bi-monthly tournament called the Contest of Champions at Great Escape Games took place!  46 people were in attendance, much more than I expected to be there.  When the smoke cleared, Gordon Danke and his Grey Knights took the top spot.

I played Gordon in the 2nd round and was unfortunately defeated after he seized the Intiative on me and out of my 7 Reserves on turn 2, none came in.  The game was sealed pretty much at that point, but i would fight on and deny him full points!

Out of 46 I placed 4th.  I had a great time and Sirus the Virus Chappelle did a good job running the tournament.  Some of the missions even had some things in them ot make them interesting.

Next up, Nor Con 2013 in Redding, CA.  Six of us from Sacramento are heading up, possibly a 7th.  We are hoping to wreck some havoc up there and take home home the top prize. 

Wish us luck!

-YEE!   YEE!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What's Coming Up!

I have a couple things 40k relate coming up in the next couple of weeks.

First Up:  1999pt Contest of Champions

This is the every other month tournament at great Escape Games in Sacramento, CA.  I won the 1750pt tournament 2 months ago, and hopefully I can plan on winning this one.  Unfortunately, attendance has dropped dramatically this year and it doesn't seem to be picking up, even after switching TOs.  Sirus the Virus is back at the helm and it is night and day difference between how it was ran earlier in the year.  However, attendance still sucks.  Hopefully some others will come out and bump it up a bit!

I will be bringing this list below.  It isn't anythign special, but it is things I have painted.  I just have not had the drive to sit down and paint, or do much of anything lately.  Here is the list:

The Baron
x5 Wyches, Haywires, Venom
x5 Warriors, Blaster, Venom
x5 Warriors, Blaster, Venom
x10 Warriors, Cannon
x10 Warriors, Cannon
Beasts w/ x5 Masters, Fiend, x5 Khymera, x6 Flock
Ravager w/ Shields
Voidraven w/ x3 Shatterfield, Flickerfield
Voidraven w/ x3 Shatterfield, Flickerfield

Farseer, Bike, Gemstone, Shard
x5 Rangers
x5 Rangers
x8 Warp Spiders
Nightspinner w/ Holofields

As I said nothing special, but it should do pretty well.  As I said above, I have had little motivation to sit down and do anything lately besides get a game in or two a week.

The other event I am excited about is Nor Con 2013.  This takes place in Redding, CA.  It is an 1850pt tournament and 4 others including myself will be making the 2 1/2 hour drive up there to hopefully wreck some face.  Check out their page Nor Con 2013.

I will be using a slightly dumbed down list of the one above.  Again, nothign special.  I am hoping to just get out of Sacramento and see how other play 40k and run events.  I think it will be fun either way.  I will be with friends and playing a game I thoroughly enjoy.

Let me know what events you guys are getting into and how your recent gaming experiences have been!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Winner Winner... Well you get the Idea

About 10 days ago, the bi-monthly Twin-Linked Tournament at Great Escape Games took place and I was teamed up with my good buddy Matt Bess, whom won the previous Twin-Linked Tournament with me.  He brought his Drop Pod Space Wolves and I brought my Dark Eldar.  It was a full day of tabletop wargaming and some fierce competition was brought to Sacramento.

Lets dive in!

The lists we brought was below.  I will give an over view of the games, and let you know the results.

Space Wolves

Rune Priest w/ Termie Armor, Combi-Plasma

x5 Wolf Guard, x5 Combi-Plasma Guns, Pod
Dreadnought, TL-Heavy Flamer, Heavy Flamer, Pod

x8 Grey Hunters, Banner, Plasma Gun, Pod
x10 Grey Hunters, Banner, x2 Melta Guns, Pod
x10 Grey Hunters, Banner, x2 Melta Guns, Pod

Dark Eldar

The Baron

x5 Warriors, Blaster, Venom
x10 Warriors, Cannon
x10 Warriors, Cannon

Beasts, x1 Fiend, x5 Khymera, x6 Flock

Ravager, Nightshields
Voidraven Bomber w/ x4 Shatterfield Missiles, Nightshields, Flickerfield

Our lists reflect the Comp that is institutued at the event.  You can see the Comp break down Twin-Linked Comp and see the restrictions and how the points are calculated.

Game 1 vs Team Zoom Zoom

Our first game was against a couple of Twin-Linked veterans.  One ran Space marines bikers and the other rather a bunch of Eldar Jetbikes, Shining Spears and a Farseer on a bike.

Unfortunately for our opponents, the game was over before it started.  They left some things in reserve, and Matt Podded in.  We wiped 10 Jetbikes and a 9 man SM Bike Squad in the first turn.  it kind of tidal waved from there and everything was sured up by turn 4.  Our opponents were great guys and took the loss very well.  We were laughing and having a great time throughout.  Appreciatet he great game guys!

Crushing Victory for team Fat Ninjas! 20-5

Game 2 vs Double Eldar

Our second game was against the only other team to get a perfect score in the first round.  Our opponents had both brought the new Eldar.  4 Serpents with Wraithguard and Dire Avengers, a 10 man Wraithblade squad, a Fire Prism and a Crimson Hunter.

There was quite a bit of back and forth in this game for the first couple of rounds.  Our turn 3 turned the tide when we destroyed the Wraithblades, Fire Prism, and 3 Serpents.  (thank you Voidraven!)  The Crimson Hunter came in and did work.  Killed the Voidraven, the Ravager, and the Runepriest.  We shot it out of the sky with the last set of Storm Bolters from Mr. Bess' pod to complete the table.  Another great game and two more great opponents!  We each had one another on the ropes and the game could have gone either way, but glad we could pull this one out!

Crushign Victory for team Fat Ninjas!  20-5

Game 3 vs The Wolf Brothers HOWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So throughout the day the Wolf Brothers and I had been going back and forth and telling each other not to lose so we can meet in the finale.  Lo and behold, we did! 

Some background on the Wolf Brothers.  For starters they pretty much run shit up in the Reno/Sparks area.  If there is 40k or MURDER to behold in the area, the Wolf brothers are behind it.  They come down to Sacramento in force and endorse the tournament scene in Sac.  It even makes me mad when they come down and win our tournaments, on a regular basis.  So this game that is going to be played for the Championship, is a respect thing, a bragging rights thing, and a straight up assured good game of 40k!  Not to mention, General Oade and Mr. ShotDownMind are the leaders of their gaming group, so the game is sure to be intense!

ShotDownMind brought his Dark Eldar which included the Baron, Beasts, some Venoms, a Raider, and soem Hellions.  General Oade brought his Grey Knights with Coteaz, some Strike Marines, a squad of Termies, a Bastion, and a Purgation Squad.  A Venerable army indeed!  The game was 3 Relics that could be captured by any infantry squad but worth 1 pt for non-scoring/Troop units and 3 pts for Troops/Scoring units.

The game was very intense and heated.  We both wanted to be champions and both wanted the bragging rights.  The Wolf Brothers went second and denied some spots for the Pods to drop in.  Luckily, there was a lot of LOS blocking terrain and that worked to our advantage.  Things turned when ShotDownMind failed a very short charge with his beasts into mine and things began to go badly for the Wolf Brothers.  My Voidraven came in and decimated the Beast Squad for their failed charge.  My Beasts would finish them off for their folly.  The following turn, the Bastion was Detonated! by the Ravager. 12 Wounds were caused on the occupants and the unit was completely destroyed (including Coteaz).  At the end, the Wolf Brother made a valient effort and came just short of coming back and winning!  One Warrior Squad was olding a Relic and failed their LD to drop it.  The Baron was holding his Relic but failed his LD check to drop his Relic.  Matt had the 3rd Relic and the shooting and assaults from the Wolf Brothers fell short of having him drop the last Relic.

Awesome game!  It came down to the very end and we squeeked out the victory!  You can see the write up of our game from ShowDownMind's blog  Appreciate the game guys and know you will be looking for revenge!  By far the best game of the day and glad it was very hard fought!

Victory for team Fat Ninjas!  18-10

Overall a great tournament and great fun! Team Fat Ninja won Best Overall!  The Wolf Brother won Best Generals so congrats to them!