So yesterday, Cool Hand Foodie and I threw down. I brought my Mech IG, and he brought a Dark Eldar army based on the new codex.
By the time I made it down to the GP-North, Foodie and Farmpunk had set up the table already. So we got right to it. We did a 5 objective mission with Kill Points as the secondary. Farmpunk rolled up a Dawn of War deployment for us. I played my 1750 tourney list and Foodie... well, we'll get to that. :)
I set up my 2 combined platoons in elevated cover with good fire lines and rolled everything else on. Foodie decided (logically) to just roll everything on.
With nothing to do on the first turn, I popped smoke on my tanks and moved the Vendettas flat-out, expecting one hell of an alpha-strike to come my way.
Foodie comes on and... whiffs every single lance roll. Only 2-3 hit, none glance or penetrate. Ouch! I didn't even need my smoke.
When my turn comes, I kill his fighter-thing (dunno it's name), damage a Ravager, and immobilize a Raider. Foodie couldn't hit, but he sure could make his cover saves.
Bye-bye Vets, bye-bye platoon.
My left flank isn't looking so good. The Mandrakes get SEVEN glances on my left Vendetta, immobilizing it and knocking off every lascannon!
The scourges on my right come out to play from behind the Bastion. This was Foodie's biggest mistake of the game.
Awe, the Wyches are running away. :)
Foodie's Dark Lance rolling is still awful, but his blasters and heat lances are rolling quite well. He's losing a lot of Raiders though, which is hampering his mobility.
Last Ravager down.
It's now turn 5 and the store's closing soon, so this is it. The game is going to be very close. Foodie has 2 objectives to my 1, and that one's threatened by his HQ character, the Jetbikes, and his Scourges.
I can win... maybe. IF I contest his 2 objectives and claim one for myself. He's going to contest the one I have already, but I've got a PCS Chimera on my far right that's hoofing across the table to grab the one the Scourges left open. The key will be contesting both of his objectives with my Vendetta and an empty PCS Chimera.
We're half way through my turn when one of the other players in the room walks up to watch. I'm just about to complement Foodie and the new Dark Eldar Codex on a challenging game when the observer says: "Wow! That's a big game! How many points is that?"
Foodie looks up and says: "Two-Thousand." at the same time that I say: "Seventeen-Fifty.".
We had never said what point level we were going to play at, or compared lists. I just brought my list for Saturday's tourney and had assumed that Foodie was testing his too. Foodie figured we were playing 2K because that's what I usually play at the store.
The room erupted in laughter. Foodie got all kinds of crap for "cheating" and having it be such a close game anyway. Made worse by the fact that he had been ribbing UberDark (the Ork player with the finely painted army) over Gazzy getting a Bright Lance to the face in his game against Gibbs' Eldar.
Pictures were taken and posted to Facebook in retaliation. :o
Foodie is massively embarrassed and doesn't want to continue, but I want to play out the last turn. I move the PCS squad up, grab the objective, and kill the immobilized Raider that's sitting nearby with their meltas. I then move up the empty Chimera and the Vendetta to contest his objectives.
Foodie shoots at both the Vendetta and the Chimera with single Lances, but whiffs. He charges two squads into the Chimera and needs 6's to hit. He gets one penetration and rolls a 2.
Game over. I win 1-0. Foodie facepalms. More laughter and ribbing ensues.
Foodie was a great sport about it, and I don't want anyone to think he was cheating. But this was just too good a story not to share. :)
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