Hive Fleet Detachment
3 x Tyrannoctyes - Venom Cannons
3 x Hive Tyrants - Wings, Electroshock Grubs, Devourer w/brainleech x2
5 x 3 Ripper Swarm
1 x Lictor
1 x Venomthrope
3 x Shrike - 1 Lashwhip & Bonesword, 1 Twin Bonesword, 1 Scytals, 3 x Toxin Sacs
3 x Mucolids
3 x 6 Spore Mines
Hivestorm (Firestorm) Redoubt - Comms Relay, 2x Quad Icarus, Void Shield
I might as well come right out and say it; I got my arse kicked. Again.
|Wil Hoverd||Adepta Sororitas/Flesh Tearers/Imperial Knights|
|Executioner (Most Slay the Warlord),Umpire’s Award - Death of Fluff|
|Glen Burfield||SM: Blood Angels/Imperial Knights
|Robert Ransom||Chaos Daemons
|Nathaniel Pihama||Tau: Farsight Enclave/Imperial Knights|
|Craig Stewart||Astra Militarum/Imperial Knights/Space Marines|
|Berserker (Most First Bloods)|
|Ryan Lister||Tau/Imperial Knights/ Grey Knights|
|Umpire’s Award – Liquorice Allsorts|
|Alex Neil||Necrons/Imperial Knights
|Kevin O'Leary||Astra Militarum/Inquisition|
|Aaron Twose||SM: Imperial Fists|
|Jordan Green||Khorne Daemonkin/ Chaos Space Marines|
|Vexilla (2nd Best Presented|
|Mike Talks||SM: Iron Hands|
|Grey Knights/ Assassinorum|
|Living Saint (Best Opponent)|
|Aquila (Best Presented)
|Adam Neather||SM: Dark Angels|
I believe the internet term is 'roflstomped'. The fact that I had played zero practice games didn't help. Failing to read the players pack (apart from the rules on painting) was another demerit. Subsisting on 5-6 hours sleep a night for the past week practically destroyed my short term memory and in game 5 I made the worst mistake I have ever made in a game of 40k. I had a great time!
|Necrons, Tau and Knights made up a large proportion of the winning armies. (Nathaniel Pihama vs. Sean Sullivan)|
The tournament rules specified Primary, Secondary and Tertiary missions in every game. Primary was the standard Eternal War mission (worth 10 battle points). Secondary was Maelstrom (worth 6) and Tertiary consisted of the secondary objectives from normal missions (first blood, slay the warlord etc. worth 4 points). So it was entirely possible to tie a game, even if you lost the primary mission.
|Cry Havoc! (Jordan Green)|
It took me until game 3 for this to actually sink in. In retrospect I think its a very good mission pack and gives you something to play for even in the direst of games, since your battle points count towards your overall score. It was possible to win the tournament without winning the most games (I think). I would definitely play this system again.
|How can I possibly find Blood Angels desirable? Perhaps if Wryth paints them (Glen Burfield)|
|The Sons of the Lion (Adam Neather)|
|Sturdy marines (Aaron Twose)|
|Once more unto the breach, dear friends. (Cameron Talks)|
|All in the valley of death, rode the six hundred (Cameron Talks)|
|Hard as Nails (Kevin O'Leary)|
|This is how Tauroxes should look (top). Kevin could give lessons in converting them (Kevin O'Leary)|
Venom cannons on Tyrannocytes are hilarious. About a quarter of the damage they did was to themselves or my own units. I didn't encounter any problems with the 'instinctive fire' rule. 4 out of my 5 opponents agreed that all of the guns could fire because it was a Monstrous Creature. The other player let me shoot them all as long as I could draw line of sight from the end of the gun. The stupid ITC ruling that they are vehicle mounted weapons didn't come up.
|He's beind you!!! Oh, no he isn't! Oh yes he is!|
|No Mercy (Ryan Lister)|
|What was I thinking?|
The tactic worked and I survived turn 1 but it was apparent that my fortification was not long for this world. So I had a brilliant idea! I would jump off the battlements and exit the building! When it detonated, the previous occupants would be completely unharmed! An unfortunate oversight on my part was that Ryan had 2 units of outflanking Kroot which promptly arrived on the correct side of the board and occupied the fortification. My Hivestorm Redoubt was now a fricking Taustorm Redoubt. Yay me!
To add insult to injury, I no longer had a Comms Relay and as my reserves began to arrive piecemeal instead of the intended blitzkrieg, my own bloody Quad Icarus Lascannons intercepted all my flyers, with sickening results.
|I swear this Imperial Knight is grinning. (Ryan Lister)|
|I think I'm in love (Alex Neil's Necrons)|
I am now going to sleep for a month.