So I decided to switch back to Space Wolves after finding out there was no Dawn of War deployment. Great move because my plan worked out well. Of course I figured I would have to play grey knights which knocked me off the top spot at the invitational. But this time I was ready....
I BROUGHT NJAL!! And yes he was absolutely amazing! Of course I played 2 grey knights players in rounds 1 and 2. And let me tell you, he stopped every psychic power after turn 1 except 1.
Game 1 vs Draigo/Crowe wing
A great player that had:
5 paladins all different with 2xpsycannons, 1 hammer, and rest halberds
2 10 man purifier squads with all halberds and psycannons-2 rhinos (1 with psybolt ammo)
3 5 strike squads with psycannon, halberd, and swords-Razorbacks with psybolt ammo
Crusader with Psybolt ammo (Not smart) and multi melta
2 psyfleman dreads
I had first turn and dropped to pop his landraider with 4 combi meltas. So instead I immobilized it, blew off its Multi Melta and Assault cannon. Ugh!!! It should have died!
I also immobilized his storm raven, and a razorback, while shaking another razorback. I moved everything else forward and popped smoke creating a huge everything has cover except Njals Rhino which I made a mistake! (I know)
I don't think he was used to seeing longfangs and thunderwolves so he was unsure of what he should do. He moved forward with the dread, and a razorback and shot. He blew up Njals Rhino (of course), shot and killed 1 WG that dropped, shot at the thunderwolves.
Turn 2 the scouts come in behind the Landraider(Nice). I move forward more with the Rhinos and Thunderwolves and I don't destroy a single vehicle in shooting. so 10 krak missles, 2 plasma cannons, 2 lascannons, and living lightning. But I immobilize everything! Frustrating but I am ok. Except the the 2 meltas into the back of the raider do nothing. I do assault the Landraider and an empty rhino and blow it up but again forget I have melta bombs for the Landraider. (stupid idiot) This is why you shouldn't take things you never have without playing them. I never take melta bombs on my scout.
I move forward 12" and jump out and pop a Razorback with 1 GH pack. I decide not to get too close as he hasn't brought out Draigo yet from the raven. I decide to move my 3 wolfguard into assault with the dread. I figure I can hold him a few turns. Nothing happens in combat.
His turn 2 he gets draigo out ans shoots my forward (feeding squad) kills all but 2. He cannot make assault as he is more than 6" due to me taking models off, he explodes 2 rhinos with psybolt razorbacks. Ugh! Crowe comes in and kills 1 scout and I crush him with my powerfist Sgt. Yeah!
My turn 3 is where I basically win the game. I no that I shouldn't assault the paladins until I soften them up. I put a lot of ap1 and 2 fire and only do 2 wounds. I run my Thunderwolves back instead of charging and feed him a 6 man GH pack to bait him instead of assaulting my TWC. He needs a 6 to get to my TWC thru terrain, or a 3 to the GH pack. He decides to go the GH pack. My next turn I basically get to shoot and do 1 more wound, but more importantly am able to get my dread to get into combat with Draigo by himself while I multi assault the paladins with the TWL and TWC and another unit of GH with a powerfist. I win the combat killing everyone except draigo and only take 1 wound. Of course Njal cancels hammerhand for the squad. The rest is just fluff as I go on to a massacre and 2430 victory points. He played a great game but made some mistakes as well as I did.
Game 2 vs Grey Knights!!! Stupid Grey Knights! (Vincent Wolf)
Grandmaster rad and psyco and 3 servos
4x8 psykers w 4 acros with 4+ armor in Chimeras
1x 8psykers with 3servitors with plasma cannons in Chimera (Coteaz)
1x4 crusader and 6 deathcults in Chimera.(GM)
3 psyflemen dreads
1 psyflemen ven dread
Pretty nasty list. I really wasn't expecting the 5 strength 10 ap1 blasts.
It was a great game that ended in me getting a minor victory. 1 troop model not dying in a massive assualt in the middle would have given me a major victory and the 1st place army. Either way Vincent was an amazing player and will be soon be on top in the future.
So basically I had first turn and shot a ton of firepower with only doing minor damage. I only popped 1 chimera. (statistically I should have downed 3 and a dread) My 4 combi meltas scattered 9" towards coteaz and the plasma cannons quickly erased my guys even in cover. Not a good way to start. The plan was to pop the Grand Master's chimera. Not hurting much besides 1 chimera. I moved 12" with 3 rhinos and the razorback.
His turn 1 killed 1 thunderwolf who failed his 3++ from a psyker blast. I did counter a psychic blast with my wolf talisman. Yeah! He also popped Njals rhino (2nd game in a row). Did some other shooting but not much. He moved forward with the Grandmasters Rhino, moved the dreads around, and fired, etc.
My turn 2 I moved 6 and shot 2 meltas at the Chimera immobilizing it. I got out a GH pack and moved thru the ruins to pop his purifier rhino and assault them which failed, I only killed 3. Should have been at least 5 with the banner. He won and my 2 guys were frnning away. I moved the thunderwolves toward the right flank and his ven dread exploding it in 1 turn with a melta bomb and wolf tooth necklace. I moved 12" and jumped out exploding a chimera. I blew up 2 more chimeras and a dread this turn. He made so many 5+ saves on his psykers after they got out of explode vehicles. I have never seen that many. And he only failed 1 leadership the whole game.
His turn 2 he shot though not very effectively. He doesn't know it but his turn 2 is what made it a minor victory instead of a major for me. He exploded my rhino with his incinerator!Ugh!! Which he then assaulted and killed the GH pack inside. If that wouldn't have happened, he would have assaulted it, maybe blown it up, but I would have been able to shoot his Gmaster squad and torrent them down since they were not in cover. Stupid Incinerator. Lucky!
My turn 3 turned into assaulted and killing his stuff, him assaulting and killing my stuff. Fast forward.
I assaulted and killed 2 henchman bands with TWC and coteaz and his warband,
he assaulted and killed 2 GH packs with GM. I did a lot of shooting at what he had left in the middle which was Gm and 1 warband. We fought and I killed him with weight of numbers and attacks. I had 2 troops in the middle and he had none left in the game. Minor victory. I more GH staying alive would have been a major and given me 7 more points.
I made a few mistakes here. Putting my ass end of the rhino towards the Grandmaster, pushing the cyclone terminator which was scoring towards the middle. I actually moved him into a ruin where he couldn't be seen and then decided to get him out. And not moving Njal forward 12" the first turn to try and shoot lighting. Njal did cancel everything though!
Round 3 vs Ork douchbag
This guy was a tool and I got many handshakes from players and the head judges after playing him. He had issues with all his opponents and was a slow player. The head judge let us play the last turn because we had 19 minutes and the guy started slowing down when all he had left was a battle wagon with 20 boys and 6 lootas on the table. He then brought on his 30 man squad after 5 minutes of thinking about it and said well that is the game. I insisted we played the last turn because he had nothing left. He then made the stupidest comment I have ever heard of at a tournament "Well if we were going to play another round I could have just got my 30 boys out and took what 10 to 15 minutes?" With the head judge standing there. I then replied, "Well if it takes you that long to get out 30 boys on foot then you are slow playing!" The judge looked at both of us and said, "Play the next turn." The ork douche wasn't happy but there was nothing he could do and I should have tabled the prick but just won by massacre and didn't worry about wiping him off the table. Even though I could have gotten 2 more points by blowing up his battle wagon an killing the 6 lootas. I still needed 2 more it comes out so it wouldn't have mattered.
This is the battle report.
I ended up getting 2nd and Njal and of course the Thunderwolves were the VIPS. Yes NJAL ROCKED VS GREY KNIGHTS!!!
I look forward to seeing some of you in the finals and I am getting a dark eldar battleforce and maybe some more DE stuff from the 1st place leafblower. (I wanted to play him! :) )
TWLord Runic, Storm Shield, Wolf Claw, Melta bombs, Wolf tal. and necklace and Saga of Majesty
4 TWC-1 TH/SS, 1 SS, 1 Bp & CCW, and 1 BP & ccw & melta bomb
5 Wolfscouts with meltagun and melta bombs
Wolfguard unit 2 Cmelta and fist, 1 Cmelta and TH, 4 Cmeltas, 1 cyclone termie, and drop pod.
1 multi melta dread
2 x 7 Gh meltagun in Rhino with Wolf Banner
2 x 6 Gh meltagun in Rhino (1 had a banner)
1 x 6 Gh flamer in Razorback
1 x 5 Gh flamer on foot
5 longfangs 4 missles
5 longfangs 2 missles 2 lascannons
5 longfangs 2 plasma and 2 missles
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