32 turned up on the Sunday for 40k: 2 were too hungover, 4 got stuck in Cork after their lift bailed and some others had work commitments. Still, a decent turnout for a first-time tournament. This was the last tourney that would take place before the ETC and the entire Irish team showed up for practice with their lists. There were spot prizes for people beating a player on the team during any round so this was an added incentive for everyone else to get one over on them.
My list is already posted. Thankfully I managed to get enough painted to make them presentable in pics. So onto game 1 with Padraig, one of the ETC lads heading to Germany.
His list was:
2 Primes with Boneswords (heh, bone)
2 x 3 Hive Guard
2 Tervigons - 1 with Catalyst, 1 with Onslaught
2 x 10 Termagants
3 Trygons with Glands
I won the roll for corners and after we put down the objective markers (all in my corner) I knew that he had to come to me and with lots of short to mid-ranged weapons if I sat back I could inflict lots of shooty damage before I counter-charged.
From left to right my deployment was:
GH in Lasback, Empty Lasback, GH in Rhino, Long Fangs, Long Fangs, GH/RP in Rhino, Wolfblob. I left 1 GH unit in a Rhino in reserve.
From my LtoR his deployment was:
Gaunts, Zoans, Tervigon behind them, Hive Guard plus Prime, Tervigon with Feel No Pain, Trygons, Gaunts.
That's what the battlefield looked like. There wasn't a lot of terrain for him to hide his monsters behind so he was just going to have to rush me and hope I didn't take too much stuff out before he got there.
This was pretty much my turns 1 and 2. I just backed off, getting cover saves for everything for when the swarms arrived and shot the big stuff while using the Wolfblob to attract attention as it was the only thing in range of his Hive Guard. They were decimated but, who cares?
Wolf Lord > Trygon. The green square is the objective marker. The GH in the Rhino arrive from reserve to cockblock the Gaunts. The firebase keeps on firing stripping wounds off things or killing them outright.
I stand alone - I fucking love that song. The above picture reminds me of it.
The Wolf Lords batter one Prime and the Tervigon to death before the Prime on the right gets stuck in and polishes off both of them over 2 turns. See the Zoans to the right? Not killing those little fuckers cost me the game. Well, not concentrating on the objectives cost me the game but the bad guy always blames the opposition for it in pop culture...