Let's take a look at Game One.
We played Uncle Buck (Blood Angles) and Kenny (Tyranids), and these gents are starting a podcast called The Heroic 28's - check it out HERE and let them know what you think!
These dudes were an absolute pleasure to play. Whit and I really enjoyed this game, and I learned a valuable lesson about Tyranids and their effectiveness against Daemons.
Unfortunately, the rules used to represent this were very unbalancing, and ultimately cost Whit and I seriously in the last, important turns of the game.
I've decided not to cover that in this report; rather, I think I'll talk about tournament scenarios in general in a post tomorrow. I just don't want to sour what was a good game against great dudes!
|Our enemy surges forward.|
|Our reinforcements arrive.|
|They threaten to overwhelm the left flank.|
|The Fiends on the left just arrived, so jumped in cover. The Daemon Prince and the Fiends from the middle of the board multi-charge the Hormagaunts and Blood Angel Assault Squad. The DP assassinates the Libby.|
|The right flank is somewhat quiet, though ultimately the Termagants surge forward, providing a tempting target for the Fiends. It'll open up the entire side.|
|The left flank is held... so far!|
|I've learned to respect Feel No Pain with Tyranids! The big bug kept the Termagants alive long past the point they should have died!|
|The Fiends assault up the right flank. They're forced to respond. They'll end up in control of the objective, but it cost them much to earn it.|
|The 'Stealers destroy the Rhino, then hide behind it.|
|They're bringing out resources to deal with the remains of the Fiends on the right flank; the lone Fiend in the center helps an Oblit kill the big bug.|
|Damn 'Stealers! We unload... two survive.|
|They own this objective...|
|...and we own this corner.|
|We contest the middle, since the last two 'Gants are too foolish to die! The 'Stealers managed to 1) move through cover, 2) roll a high run move, 3) assault far enough to hit the Fiend, 4) kill him, and 5) sweep close enough to contest our objective.|