My list was the following.
Alpha Warrior; bonesword/lashwhip, scything talons, toxin sacs, and adrenal glands
Hive guard x2
Hive guard x2
Tervigon; stinger salvo, toxin sacs, adrenal glands, catalyst
Warriors x6; scything talons, deathspitters, Barbed strangler
Raveners x5; scything talons, rending claws.
Tyrannofex; rupture cannon, cluster spines, desiccator larvae (like there is any other way to run them)
A general thrown together list, mixed elements of roles, and mostly things I had, coupled with what I managed to through together the night before. OK, on to the battles.
As everyone was setting up when we got there, I grew a little concerned. Three mech Eldar, wolves, Grey knights, Mech Blood angels, Vulkan. Some really good mech armies, that I wasn't to confident about playing against. Random pairings were assigned, and I went to my table, confident that I would bring my A-game and put up a good fight for this tournament.
Hive fleet Zhuran vs Deathcompany
His list was
Astorath the grim
priest with jumppack
priest foot with power weapon
Furioso in droppod
Deathcompany x5; Thunder hammer, Inferno pistol
Deathcompany x5; Power weapon, inferno pistol
Assault squad jump packs x10; flamer, melta powerfist
Assault squad foot; Flamer, melta, powerfist and inferno pistol
Since he held everything back, I took full advantage of dawn of war deployment. I placed my warriors and Alpha behind cover right up on the center objective. I screened them with my unit of gaunts.
I then moved everything up, and opened fire. Tyrannofex and biovores laid down blast templates on that thunder hammer. Dealing a wound to lemartes and kill three of the five DC. Hive guard shot into the squad and killed lemartes. Phew! The warriors fired full force into the DC, and prepared to assault. The other Hive guard fired into the dreadnought, but I kept forgetting it was a Furioso and not a death company Dread. AV13 saved it each time. I fired into the assault squad with my Trygon prime, and killed one guy. The Tyrannofex assaulted the DC, and killed the last two. The warriors assaulted in, Grim made his invuln against the Alpha, and the warriors killed down to all but one DC. Oh, and raveners made it up to the assault squad, got a rending on the priest, another rending and one more marine from wounds. His powerfist missed with both attacks.
I pushed some gaunts to my left onto an objective, and moved the trygon up to center. The Alpha did a wound to Grim, and Grim did one wound to Alpha, 5 other warriors failed to kill the single DC.
The Alpha finally kills Grim, his fresh assault squad assaults in, killing 4 warriors. And that is with out the powerfist Sargent that he lost to Biovore barrage. The last DC still doesn't die. Time is being called, bottom of turn four. Nothing I can really do, I assault the three marines to contest the middle with even more gaunts. All combats hold, and I win 1 to 0 objectives.
I was very afriad of that Redeemer, but he held it back, and moved it 12 each time, so he only ever fired the assault cannon. He had some bad luck, and always failed the saves on his powerfist or special weapons, even with FNP.
He got around 600 VP, and I got a little over 1,100 VP. A good start to the tournament I felt.
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