I must admit seeing them put a Vaettir Cylod together from scratch and have the thing painted to expert standard in a few hours is awe inspiring!
The tournament consisted of 3 games, each with a different scenario. Game 1 would be a Kill them All. Game 2 would be Control the Centre and Game 3 would be Control Points. Games 2 and 3 also had extra objectives which coould net you more points if they were matched. These consisted of things like the first Commander Kill or the first enemy unit to be Shaken.
Forces taking part;
3 x Britanan
2 x Orcnar
2 x Nuem
1 x Vaettir
Game 1 vs Jamie (Britanan vs Britanan)
The first few turns went by with nothing more than movement and positioning, but then the leadstorm began! unfortunately for Jamie, the hailstorm all landed on him and by the end of the game I had destroyed his whole army leaving him with about 4 models. I had only lost a couple of Highlander, a Dragoon and a Trooper!
Total Victory to me.
Game 2 vs Ridmasta (Britanan vs Nuem)
Control the Centre game and the extra objective was the first Commander Kill. I was up against Ridmasta's Iron Nuem Warriors of Doom and these pain loving Sado Dwarves were rock solid! after starting reasonably well and wiping out his screening Penatentium unit, the Nuem stormed into my poor Puppets and masacred them. With a Wall of Dedicartus and Tormenta's obscurred by the Specialis Pueri Black winds I just couldnt cause enough damage and they systematically destroyed me unit by unit.
Game 3 vs Christine (Britanan vs Nuem)
Great! another game against Nuem. I had received such a beating from Ridmasta's Nuem that I was resigned to another beating as Christines army practically echoed Rid's although she had a unit of Concursus and less Sagitarrius.
However this game was not just Control the Centre but Control Points (4 to be exact) and we each placed 2 objective markers. I was hoping this would mean the Nuem would have to loosen their formations a bit and therefore allow me to maybe cause more damage.
From the beginning of the game I was right. Christine got a few units bogged down trying to cross some difficult terrain and my Ranged Units started picking of hers left right and centre. best moment of the game was my CSM showing the boys how its done by slightly moving to the flank of his Trooper Unit and loosing a Pistol shot at a lone Specialis Pueri lurking near a Control Point and taking its last wound. Boss leading from the front.
By the end of the game I was control the majority of the Objectives, had achieved the secondary objective of making an enemy unit Shaken first and decimated Christine's whole army.
Total Victory to me.
So I ended the day Won 2, Lost 1. It was all down to the other games and points to see where we were all placed.
Rob and Gav who had organised the Tournament finally announced the winners and Ridmasta had won 1st place with 3 straight wins. I came 2nd and embarrasinging I cant remember the guys name came 3rd with his Orcnar.
Christine won both painting awards for Best army and best unit.
Overall a cracking day out, really nice people and 3 really great games against very enjoyable opponents.
|My Britanan Army|
|Christine's Nuem army (Best Painted Winner)|
|Another Britanan army|
|Pink Docga on right won Best Unit|