Who is Aaron Aleong/AKA Spaguatyrine? I play 40k in the Midwest, Indianapolis, IN area who now lives in Evansville, IN. I made it into the Nova Invitational as an alternate...
I made it into the Nova Invitational as an alternate due to some invites not being able to make it. I was excited I made the cut as I had been a relatively unknown player nationally. With some backing from the Sandwyrm and Farmpunk I was allowed to enter and try my luck.....
I build my lists in a non-traditional manner to the Internet and received many weird looks to include statements of, "I just don't get it.", "That list is just a bunch of blah!". That being said my unconventional list building vs Internet spam lists did well in retrospect.
I also don't have pictures as I had no time in between any games. I will get some next year.
Thunderwolf Lord: 2+/3++, Wolf Claw, Wolf Tail Talisman
Battle Leader with Bolt Pistol and Frost Blade(+1 Str)
Rune Priest w Chooser, Living Lightning, and Jaws of WW
4 Thunderwolf Cav. 1 SS, 1 TH, 1 Melta bombs, 1 BP & CCW
5 GH-Melta Gun, Rhino
5 GH-Melta Gun, Rhino
5 GH-Melta Gun, Drop Pod
5 GH-Flamer, Razorback
4 Longfangs- 3 Multi Meltas
5 Longfangs- 4 Missiles
5 Longfangs-2 Plasma Cannons, 2 Missiles
5 Scouts with Melta gun
3 WG Combi Melta
1 WG Fist and Cmelta
1 WG Terminator with Cyclone
Game 1 and 2
(I didn't get the guys name and couldn't find him after the next day)
Space Wolves vs Grey Knights (Henchman style)
2 Techmarines with Rad and Psychotroke Grenades
1 Crusader and 1 Lascannon Landraider
2 x 10 deathcults (Ugh!)
4 Razorbacks with 5 acolytes as troops.
He got first turn, moved forward, shot my decoy multi melta longfangs and that was it.
My turn my drop pod dropped and blew up 1 landraider, while I moved everything towards him. The terrain was difficult to deal with as their was a huge building in the middle of the board. I also moved my GH and double melta shot his other raider but whiffed with 2 misses within 6" range. Ugh!! My longfangs popped a few razorbacks and we went to 2. I moved my TWC into/on top of the building wanting to pull him out with his deathcult bombs . Unfortunately I didn't pop his other raider so he was able to use his frag launchers to assault my TWC at initiative.
His turn 2 he assaulted 80% of his army into my TWC and my GH from the drop pod. He easily killed the GH and 3 TWC. I killed none of one squad that attacked the GH and all but 2 of the 10 deathcults. The rad grenades really hurt me. He moved around the razorbacks to try and get some objectives.
My turn 2 I Frag and Plasma templated his 12 man mob of deathcults, Coteaz, and Techmarine and killed 7 and put 2 wounds on coteaz. NICE! I also brought my scouts in behind this razors and blew 1 up but failed to make the assault with the 1 guy left that didn't die. I shot more vehicles and moved my Battle Leader to get close to assault the middle.
His turn 3 we fought more in the middle, I killed more of his and he of mine.
The game would go like this for a few rounds until I killed everything in the center of the table, While I held 2 objectives and he held 1. He really had none but he began complaining about his 1 guy left who wasn't in area terrain getting cover when he clearly wouldn't get a save. He called the Judge, Mike, and John over and received the same ruling.
After the game he made a comment that I shouldn't have won because I didn't know what I was doing and had no tactics. He later apologized and said he didn't mean anything bad by it, but I had to call him on his statement. Our judge apologized for his behavior. I was a little hot but relieved my first game ended in a victory.
Game 2 vs Hulksmash. (My favorite Game of the Weekend)
Hulksmash writes fot "They shall Know Fear" He wrote about our game here:The more you know
He had basically Loganwing:
Logan with a slew of terminators with combi weapons, fists, etc.
5 WG packs with cyclones
3 x 5 missile longfangs
2 lonewolfs with shields, TH
The mission was killpoints with annihilation. I was hoping I wouldn't have to face a small killpoint army and what do you know, 6 to 8 killpoints depending on what happened with his lone wolfs. Plus Dawn of war is my worst deployment. Fortunately iit is also bad for him. I lost the roll and hoped he was going first which he did. I would deny him 1 turn of shooting by going 2nd.
He deployed Logan and the termies behind the center hill. He moved everything else on and waiting. I dropped my pod on the right flank as a decoy. I had a bad 11" scatter and so couldn't shoot at his longfangs in the open so had to hide on the side of the hill. I moved everything on in a way so I could move my Rhino's and my longfangs would be able to shoot. He didn't realize I had plasma cannons though.
His turn 2 he shot stuff, assaulted my GH on the right and I didn't do a wound. Ugh!! Killed to the man. what a waste! He killed some of my missile longfangs in cover and moved his Termies to the top of the hill.
My turn I moved more towards him, shot plasma at the termies killing 3 and assaulted with the TWC. I also brought on my scouts and of course rolled the worst possible side on a 2. I brought them on shot and his Wg that took out my Gh drop pack and assaulted. I wiffed again and only killed 3 guys with 15 regular attacks and 3 powerfist attacks. He killed more and I ran! I rushed the left flank, shot some missles and my TWC went in. I ended up killing all his termies and logan killed my TWC.
His turn he killed my running scouts , Logun swung on my TWLord and did no wounds but took another. He blew up my a Rhino, shot more missiles. My Gh pack with the Battle leader failed their leadership and ran!
Fast forward, My Lord Killed Logan without taking a wound. I stayed away from his lone wolfs, eventually killed everything except 2 lonewolfs and 1 cyclone terminator. I tank shocked his lonewolf and he death or gloried and died! I ended up winning on table quarters.
This was a great game, and I learned alot from playing Hulksmash. Again this was my best game of the weekend as far as fun goes. I thought there was no way I could win a killpoint mission against this army but fortunately he didn't realize I had plasma cannons, decided to go first, and death or gloried my rhino. I look forward to seeing him at Adepticon and hopefully our local Indy Open coming in 2012.
For Mike Brandt,
The best event I have been to in any competitive environment. Thank you!
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