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Tournament at FTW Games!

Just went to an 1850 pt tourney at FTW games.  Ran a list that was using what I had at my availability, though it was built with tactical objectives in mind…though we did not use them,  My list was-

Huron

Terminator Sorcerer, ML3 w/ spell familiar and combi-melta, MoN

10 TS w/ Rhino, Havoc Launcher

3 Mutliators, MoN

11CSM w/ 2 Melta, PF and Melta Bombs, MoN

11 CSM w/ 2 Plasma, MoN

3 Oblits, MoN

Vindi, Shield, Daemonic Possession

5 Havocs, w/ 4 AC

Lots of infantry, not many vehicles.  I ran across the problem that I only packed one damned rhino!  I also had NO idea what the regular crowd was going to be bringing.

Game 1 I played against a Mechdar force with allied in Knight titan.  Imperial Knight+Wraithknight+him seizing+BONEHEAD deployment decision=humiliating defeat.  Was tabled turn 5, managed to drop titan.  My dice rolls were pretty horrendous, but really the biggest thing is that I forgot that Huron had a S6 armor bane weapon.  When I remembered and closed in with him, I finished it off.  Had I done this early, the game may have gone differently.

Game 2 I played a Tau player.  It was a KP mission and he eked out a win on the tertiary objective with us tying for all others.  The oblits ruled the day here as they claimed nearly 7 alone.  Well fought, especially because the mission rewarded him +2 to start because I had no FA.  Overall, a bloodbath.  He ran a dual riptide list with a Farsight enclave primary force with allied tau, 4 tetras, missile riptides, and a metric ton of fusion blasters.

Game 3 I played against 1850 points of guard.  An AMAZING army, all metal old Praetorians.  A HUGE amount of infantry, the game was relic and hammer and anvil…ie- NOT GOOD FOR A FOOTSLOGGING ARMY!  The oblits outflanked very late and hit one blob with heavy flamers, then twin-linked flamers…then failed a 2″ charge through difficult terrain.  We pounded the crap out of each other, probably killing 50 guardsmen, but to no avail and the game ended in a loss with him taking a win because of the tertiary (killing the most psykers)…because my psyker perils of the warped himself to death…so basically, I literally gave him the win.   Other than that, he would have tied exactly.  He had first blood, I had linebreaker.

Here is a pic of the praetorian models:

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I apologize for the crappy quality of the pics.  It was an amazing army.  But overall, I had a blast.  They are a really fun group, and I look forward to hopefully getting to go this Wednesday.  Overall, the store is amazing, the group is fun and very open to new players, and the skill level goes from beginner/novice to veteran/ATC champions.  Hope to cover the store on a separate entry with some of the amazing staff there.  They are knowledgeable and openly offer advice on lists and how to build and shape a better one without just simply saying a list should be scrapped for a netlist/cheese list.  If you are in VA, it’s a must to visit for 40k players!

Thanks for reading!

KI

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Back again!

Commissioning

Immediately after swearing my oath of office by my former company commander.

Hello all!  I have not posted in quite a while, but its because real life was simply taking priority.  My last post was April, which led to my college graduation and commissioning into the US Army as a second lieutenant.  Following that was working then Basic Officer Leader Course, or BOLC.

Commissioning Group Pic

I’m the guy with stuff on my uniform.

Working as a recruiter meant lots of driving and of course getting ready to move across the country with me and my family to new and exciting places.  But this unfortunately left little time to play or paint, much less blog.  It also meant it was time to get back into fighting shape again.

Next came BOLC, which is in the delightful area of Fort Lee, VA.  While it is initial entry training for officers, it is in no way a basic training and thus I brought my 40k stuff with…well, the infantry at least and a few rhinos.  I just didn’t have the realistic capability to bring my thirsters or chariots with me.  So, the sheer brutality of my daemon army was left behind.  No chariots, blood slaughterers, thirsters, greater daemons at in fact, or even the crushers came with.  So, it was gonna be a CSM fight if I got to play any.  My biggest challenge was a) finding the time and b) finding a venue.  The venue was handled.  FTW games is in Richmond and WOW what an awesome store.  They are the store that runs spikeybitz.com.  I hope to do a blog on them before I leave.  I had the opportunity to play the FoB qualifier there and though I got my ass handed to me quite handily, I had a blast.  Met some REALLY good guys and learned a lot about airbrushing.  Which of course led me to want a new army, an army I could REALLY play with an airbrush on….Tyranids.  But that is for another entry.  However, while I was there I marveled at the amazing stock in store and I even got best painted army.  So the day was a win overall.

Me at BOLC

Briefing the assembled masses as the range OIC. Gotta love the Screaming Eagle I get to wear.

Me at BOLC

Helping fellow LTs get used to wearing body armor during basic rifle marksmanship.

On the training side, we started with marksmanship and tactical training.  By far my favorite, coming from a combat arms background.  However, because I am in the logistics field now many other LTs disliked the range.  However, it’s nice to get back to training how to engage real enemy in combat.  However, this led to tests and evaluations, and now we are preparing to go to the field for the first time in 10 weeks.

Luckily, I am starting to build up some nids, though they are not painted yet.  It will not be a hoard of gribblys, but I hope to have a small army for the tournament at FTW games next Saturday.  It will be my first time playing the army and I look forward to playing the underdog army again since my current army, Daemons, went from being an underdog to a powerhouse.  There are quite a few Daemon players at FTW, lots of summoning.  Several of them are ATC champions, running the best possible Tau and Daemon lists.  So, while I prepare for a day that will inevitably one beating after another, even a modest loss will be a win in my mind.

Well, thanks for reading and it’s glad to be back,

KI