To Bloodthirster Or Not To Bloodthirster...

...yea, you were no help.

Well, the 1500pt. level tournament was yesterday.  I don't know the final results; I'm either 3rd or 4th place, with 3 major wins and 1 major loss on the day.  Evil Homer and his mech guard is either 2nd or 3rd place, with the same score but posting two more victory points.  Unless the last game turned out much different than expected, Little Barrera knocked it out of the park with his mech Space Wolves.  His army was the one that handed both myself and Evil Homer our only loss.

He kicked my ass sooooo bad.  I got a bit complacent this month, I think, coming off a good tournament win last month.  I took a list dominated by my new Bloodthirster and Great Unclean One.  Problem is, I gave up too much to do it.  I'll do a more in depth analysis later today or tomorrow, but I'll say that the Bloodthirster never came close to earning his points in any of the 4 games: he was just too tempting a target, and my opponents did everything necessary to kill him the moment he hit the board.

The Great Unclean One was a good workhorse, soaking up fire like nobody's business before finally falling, riddled with missile launcher holes.  The difference is, he was 160pts compared to the 'thirster's 290....

Yea, I foolishly invested in the extra strength and Death Strike, so let that be a lesson: don't over  invest in wargear.

Anyway, a good tournament, a good lesson.  The best match of the day may have been Evil Homer Vs Little Barrera, Mech Guard Vs Mech Wolves.  It was razor close: a good 5E match.  Hopefully Evil Homer will tell us a bit about it.


Evil Homer said...

I will put something up tomorrow about the game and my reflections on it. I think it was the game of the day and the best game I've had in a month or two for sure even if it was a loss for me.

Evil Homer said...

Oh I got 2nd

Gauthic said...

Here were the standings of our tournament:


Green Blow Fly said...

I typically find that my Bloodthirster is a superstar of Chaos and really shakes things up. Typically I'll bring him in off from the battleline so he's not sticking out like a sore thumb to be shot down like a dog. He can fulfill many roles and I often use him to crack open landraiders. I'll swarm Bloodletters around him in full support. I give mine Blessing of the Blood God and deathstrike. Deathstrike is always hand for shooting at transports at light skimmers. I'll even shoot at vendettas and valkyries. Too bad he's not BS5. Basically you have a unit with 24" range. You need all the shooting you can pack in a Khorne daemon list. To me he is definitely worth every point. Part of it just comes down to my luck rolling hte 4+ INV save. Many times I've had him down to his last wound and he continues to trounce on enemy unit after another. The S8 is awesome for crushing stuff like nobs and SM heroes. My favorite battle was my greater daemon versus Captain Lysander followed by Pedro Canter. My Bloodthirster was down to his last wound and splat them both into paste. Probably yours really sticks out in your army while my list has multiple hammers. He just seems to fly around krumping stuff.


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