Wednesday, 15 February 2012

It's been a long time

Hi folks,

Angryman here!! Its been a while since anything has been posted on the blog (I've been trying to write this for 2 weeks now).  There have been many reasons, Col Straken and his wife have had a baby boy, Suicide Badger has been working none stop and his wife is expecting, I've been crazy busy at work and had real life interfere and Taffah has been mad busy with work.  All that said let me bring you upto speed with whats been happening in our little corner of the wargaming universe that is MAWS. 

The new year started with a desicion to play more specialist games,

Blood Bowl

Battlefleet Gothic


All of these games have had a revival at the club.  Ive changed from my Chaos BFG fleet and run out my Imperial one, Col Straken has been using his Space Marine fleet and left his Eldar one in drydock and Taffah has started using a Space Wolf fleet.  The gaming has been going well, Warp core explosions rock!!!!!

Col Straken and Suicide Badger have played some Blood Bowl recently, we are thinging of getting a league going soon.

We will be running a Necromunda campaign after the clubs AGM in April, it gives us time to remember the rules, paint up gangs and get used to playing again.

I've painted some more of Salamanders, I know have another Ironclad and a venerable dreadnought to add to the sons of Nocturne.

4 of us attended a 1 day tournament held by the Northern Warlords. 

I used my Tyranids
Mike used Dark Eldar
Taffah took Imperial guard
Paul took imperial guard

Here is a link to the rules pack
CA Smackdown

My first game was against a space wolf list
The missions was kill points. I was quite worried about this list as it had 3 units of long fangs, each with 4 miss launchers and a las/plas razorback.  As it turns out it wasn't that bad a list to fight against, I lost the game due to my Tyrant getting JOTWW cast on him, I needed to roll anything but a 6 to survive and guess what, I rolled a 6, my Tyrant died and so did my attack.  It was a good game though and my opponent was a good guy to play against.

My second game was against a Blood Angels army
The mission was objectives (5). This was a fantastically painted army, very elite, very fast (and surprisingly didn't contain Mepheston).  I went into this game expecting a win due to the high amount of troops I can produce but luck was against me and I crapped out with both Tervigons in the 1st turn.  I lost the game as in the last turn my opponent held 2, I held 1 and he contested my 2nd.

My third game was against an Ork army
The missions was objectives (3, 1 in each deployment zone and 1 central).  The army was a lot of fun to play against, I've not played against an Ork list for a very long time and it didn't disapoint.  My opponent was a great guy to play against.  I won the game quite convincingly (I virtually tabled him, I feel the need to gloat as i lost my other 2 games!!!)

At the end of the tournament we counted what armies there were and it turns out that out of 24 armies, 6 of them were Blood Angels, 3 were Imperial Guard, 3 were Grey Knights.  Unfortunately I think the Tournament scene is now dominated by netlists of the same 3 or 4 armies.  I think that spoils the tournament scene as there is less variety of builds to play against.

Taffah was nonimated for best painted and won and Paul got a nice bag of sweets for finishing last.

The results are here

1st- Andy Oakham - Necrons
2nd- Ben Evans - Chaos
3rd- Harry Allen - Dark Eldar
4th- Massimiliano Putignano - Imperial Guard
5th- Tom Gould - Grey Knights
6th- Gerard McLaughlin - Grey Knights
7th- James Clarke - Blood Angels
8th- James McGlough - Dark Angels
9th- Paul Turner - Blood Angels
10th- Chris Houlding - Eldar
11th- Chris Varney - Space Wolves
12th- Pat Divers - Space Wolves
13th- Richard Gillett - Blood Angels
14th- Jonathan Brown - Grey Knights
15th- Pete Rees - Imperial Guard
16th- Ste Oneill - Tyranids
17th- Liam Williams - Blood Angels
18th- Mike Barlow -Dark Eldar
19th- Nat Hoyle - Space Marines
20th- Paul Bona - Dark Angels
21st- Jay Davies - Blood Angels
22st- Rob Hoyle - Orks
23rd- Chris Yarwood - Blood Angels
24th- Paul Bennet - Imperial Guard

Overall it was a good day and we're looking forward to the next tournament (whenever that may be).

We are planning on having an apocolypse Sunday on 18th March, Chaos V's the Imperium, so expect pictures and a battle report, lots of superheavies to blow the crap out each other!!

all comments welcome

1 comment:

  1. I have to say that although most of the armies were blood angels, they didn't do too well. Plus I now hate Paul for getting something for coming last!!! I never do!!! Well except my sportsmanship awards :)