Greyseer – Earthing Rod, Talisman of Edurance
Chiefan – BSB, Shield, Storm Banner
Warlock Engineer – Level 1, Doom Rocket
Warlock Engineer – Brass Orb
Plague Priest – Plague Furnace, Flail, Ironcurse Icon, Dispel Scroll
3 units of 5 Giant Rats – 1 Packmaster
2 units of 40 Slaves – Shields, Musician
35 Stormvermin – FC, Banner of The Underempire, Shields, Warpfire Thrower
30 Plague Monks – Standard, Musician, Plague Banner
2 units of 5 Gutter Runners – Slings, Poison Attacks
2 Warp Lightning Cannons
Abomination – Warpstone Spikes
So the list… It is a dirty list, though not nearly as dirty as it could’ve been. I took Champ in Slaves to make up points and same with the Champ in the Stormvermin as well as the Warpfire Thrower. I literally struggled to get the 600 required for the core choice at 2,400. I could have turned a unit into Clanrats, but ended up going Stormvermin and gave it a whirl.
Game 1 – Joe Gero (Warriors of Chaos)
Game 2 – Mike Ballard (Demons of Chaos)
Game 3 – Brad Schwandt (Skaven)
Game 4 – Dave Witek (Vampire Counts)
Game 5 – Rock Uebler (Ogre Kingdoms)
So, my takeaway thoughts on the tournament. First the tournament was a blast. It was super fun, and that’s really what Grant, Chris and Steve are looking to do. The hotel was very nice and the rooms spacious and clean. The tournament was big enough it had to be in two conference rooms, but that also gave the tournament more space so that there was a comfortable amount of room between tables, no bumping into the other players. It was definitely a great tournament.
My list while it had the teeth didn’t perform as well as I would’ve liked. I think generally most of my games were screw ups on my part. If I hadn’t let my Seer kill himself in game 2 I may have won or gotten a draw. Against Brad I’m not sure what in the world to do, there are really no good options when ½ of your army literally disappears because of a single magic phase. My loss in the last round to Ogres I definitely could have positioned better. Even having been out-deployed I chose to move the Plague Monks forward and into the charge range of the Mournefang. The worst part of the tournament is I have to learn to remember things. I only threw the Brass Orb twice in the tournament as I kept forgetting it and I forgot to use the Stormbanner and Under Empire banner almost every game! Especially against Brad the Stormbanner could have made a massive difference in keeping the furnace alive. I can see places to change things but this was an important learning experience, but I’d also like to change some units about and experiment more as well, so while I came out of the tournament with a losing record I think it really boils down to inexperience with army.
I ended up coming 54th of 77 which means I didn’t even make the top 50% of players, but I won’t let that discourage me though and I plan on sticking with the Skaven through the year for tournaments. I failed in my usual goal of more wins than losses, but that’s okay. The tournament gave out a boatload of awards including a certificate for each Best in Race as well as the usual Overall, General, Appearance, Sports but they also had awards for Best Terrain piece and then the Hoodoo Voodoo award which was for the player encompassing the spirit of ‘fun’ for the weekend. I’ll proudly say I won this award, and while it obviously wasn’t the most sought after award I’m quite happy with it and the accoutrements that came with my station.
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Blood in The Sun 2012 Episode
Blood in The Sun 2012 Episode