I am adding my list.
Land Raider Crusader
Priests x2 no upgrades
Las and multi
Devs with 4 ML
3 assault squads
1: Rhino, Melta
2: Rhino, Melta, PW
3: Razor, TL Las (Priest catches ride)
Furioso with Talons
Round 2. (Sorry no more pics.)
I played against a Deathwing army played by a relatively new player. He tabled his round one opponent.
He had all terminator squads with a Deathwing librarian and the named dude who makes them troops or whatnot.
I reserved every thing and prepared for the killing! My raider and raven came on turn two and I sent them straight in after 3 squads of hammer termies I call Hammertime. I sent in my termies and my dread. Bad mistake on the dread. 3+ invul saves dont care about Blood Talons. This was a KP mission, so I would have been better off just sitting him in the back some place safe. I took down a lot of termies especially after a bad round of rolling on his part from my shooting. He rolled a lot of 1s! He killed my raven with missiles, and Mephiston was pinned in the wreckage! Damn box cars. But before he could get more termies over to that side the flank folded. I killed his libby and 3 squads of hammertime. By then it was a matter of staying out of assault and punishing him with my Land Raider and Devastator squad with Frag Missiles. Make a bunched up squad roll 25 dice, and he is gonna get some 1s. By the time his named boy hit the table, it was over.
I played a Lysander marine army with Libby with Null Zone, two raiders, two squads of Hammertime, two 10 man tacs with rhinos and some scouts.
Way too confident, I sent in the raven to try to alpha strike his raider and kill his troops. I failed to hurt the raider, and the cover saves failed to save the Raven, it died in the center of the table. On my next turn I went for assault. Meph got in, but only killed one tactical marine on the charge. The dread rolled a 1 for his movement, and a 1 for his run. Blah. I figured I would lose Meph to hammertime, but wanted to at least wipe out a tactical squad first. But I failed. On his turn I only killed two more tacticals, and he hit Meph with Hammers and killed him. Lysander killed my dread.
Any other Blood Angel army would have folded at those losses. But that is why I have my big red Death Star! Out charged my termies and killed Lysander and the first squad of Hammer Time. From there the game became a dance of death, trying to hold objectives. There were three, our bases and one in the center. He immobilized a raider on terrain, and took out mine with a melta shot. I killed lots of marines, and tank shocked guys off his base twice, but going last he was able to take out my razorbacks and recontest or take the objectives. The game ended in a draw!
You would have thunk I had learned from Valentines Day Massacre where I had two big losses from doing just what I did here. We will see if the lesson set in for next time. All I had to do was sit back and bait him into my destruction range, kill his heavy hitters at my advantage, then contest his objectives. If I had gotten my dread into his base with no hammers to take it down, it would have eaten all 3 of his troops squads defending it.
So that was it. I ended 2-1 on the day. When the scoring was being wrapped up, I noticed that the guy who went 3-0 for the day was playing with an unpainted army. Some of it was done, but it was mostly grey models. That meant that I could probably leapfrog him for the win! Sure enough. My painting won yet another tournament for me. :)
All in all it was a great local tournament and surprisingly competitive. There were 24 guys I think, and at least half of them were top notch players that I would see at any GT, with the rest being a mix of experienced casual players and noobies.
Fun stuff! Up next? The Colonial GT. More to come on that later.