11.24.2010

Da Boyz, Game V

So, here we are, final game of the weekend!  Feel free to scroll through and check out the others, all except the loss in Round III - which I'll get to in due course.

As you'll see, I was paired with fellow Bell of Lost Souls writer Rob Baer, otherwise known as Man Boy Genius.  I reintroduced myself, whereupon he got a quizzical look on his face.  "I've met you before, man."  "Yup," I said, "except at Wargames Con you were feeling no pain!  I wasn't sure you'd remember."

A semi-legendary story!  Here's a dude that placed at an event even though he missed the early part of day two due to... well, you get the idea!  His army is well-known, but I assure you it's even better in person.

I won't spend too much time on this game, since it was fairly straightforward.  We have an objective each, and the first HQ to die will drop an objective.  My plan was to hold mine and sack a Herald, then hold that.  It would be enough to win the Primary.  The Secondary was Kill Points... and I wasn't confident I'd do well there.  It depended on his Hydra Battery.



A closeup.

His right flank was open, plus I needed a line on the Hydras.  I've got a lot of experience playing Guard, so I knew what the threat was!  The two Fiend units are both 50% in the cover of the trees.  His first turn is pretty much dedicated to shooting them.

Here's the other perspective.  The trees to the right, behind my Daemon Prince, hold my objective.  The DP is going to play around on this side of the river, and the 10-strong Horrors will Go To Ground on the objective.  On the left is my other push; I have the 10-strong Plaguebearers here, and it's where I intend to drop the rest of my army, including the HQ unit I'm going to toss.  The plan pretty much works out exactly as I intend.

His first turn of shooting: as Imperial Guard, it's fairly brutal, but cover saves keep most of the Fiends in the fight.  It should be noted, Rob was out of practice and had almost no experience playing Daemons - I imagine his new store keeps him busy.  He would have offered a tougher fight if we had to do it all over again, no doubt about that.

And it's on!  For whatever reason, I can't find the rest of the pictures but it doesn't matter much.  The game is fairly straightforward and worked out exactly as I'd hoped.  The two units of Fiends run rampant through Rob's army yet he has to split his forces to deal with both flanks.  Due to the carnage, he's never able to make a push across the bridge.  The game will end with me holding my objective and the HQ objective; ultimately, Rob had control of his.
That was the end of the weekend!  I went 4-1, though even with the loss I came fairly close to a prize.  Goatboy got 3rd place Best General - I believe that's how they set it up - and he was only ahead of me by a few points.  I did okay on painting, but certainly my army wasn't up to the same standards as the top  painted armies.  Rob's, for example, ended up winning in that category - for good reason.

I'm on record as saying Comp is Dead, but that doesn't mean I don't want to pick up whatever other softscores are out there; to that end, my next tournament army is going to be painted to a high standard.

Or rolled in chocolate and poo - however you want to look at it!

7 comments:

TastyTaste said...

I notice that you did not post a battle report of your game against Greg Sparks. Are we to assume that Greg did not want you posting his list for some retarded reason?

Brent said...

Nope!

That was the game where I took a beating, so I'm planning something special for it. :)

TastyTaste said...

It would be special if you responded to my emails as well hehe

GDMNW said...

You know that's a great looking counts-as army. The conversions are great and the overall look is solid. But it does leave me wondering, does anyone actually use the models as they were intended any more?

:)

Black Blow Fly said...

Awesome win ! Those Fiends were stellar.

G

Man Boy Genius said...

Its cool Brent you can say I drink, on occasion. Like right now.....

Kris said...

Ironically enough, I was scheduled to play Rob that morning of WarGamesCon! While his absence meant I ended up playing (and getting my ass kicked by) Goatboy, which was itself cool, I was looking forward to playing the orky-Guard - those are some neat conversions!

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