|Templars vs Necrons. For fun.|
So I, along with many other it seems went down to Bloomington's Game Preserve expecting a roughly 6 person turn out. What we got was a 20 person tournament, with almost every codex represented. They were just as shocked as we were, and had to use a second room to accommodate us all.
NOTE: This was almost a month ago, I've been slow on getting this done.
I think I managed to get a picture of each table during deployment of round one. Here they are so you can see most of the armies. Not the best quality but sufficient I hope.
And Then there is my opponent's deployment. Eldar.
I didn't take many pictures after this. Game two was tons of small objective/items. Infantry could pick them up and move with them. I was faced against a foot Wolf list of 3 squads of long fangs and 4 or 5 squads of wolf guard with cyclone missiles in each squad, and one had logan. Basically I drove forward first turn, fired vindicators and everything else at the long fangs but they made plenty of cover saves. He then shot 30+ missiles at me and wrecked/immobilized most of my vehicles on his turn one. I couldn't make a cover save for any of tanks except the back razorbacks. Those two razorbacks shot lascannons for three turns. Turn 4 I had like 4 marines left in the game, that was it. Objectives were like 1-8, solid loss.
Game three was against a Shrike list. 20 assault marines, 20 SS/TH termies, and 20 tactical marines. I deployed with sacrificial Baal and storm raven forward. He infiltrated an assault squad with powerfist, melta bombs and shrike in front of me. I scouted and then drove up and used my Flamestorm to take out the majority of Shrike's squad, and opened up on the terminators. The second assault squad assaulted my storm raven who had gone flat out over to harass from the flank. The power fist hit and wrecked it. My dread jumped out and tore through the entire assault squad in one round, and was then immobilized by lascannon fire from the tactical squads.
Overall it was a great tournament. Compliments to them for being able to adapt to accommodate so many of us so quickly. Some really tough lists and a lot more foot lists than I expected.
And it was Scottydon't that came in first place if I recall. Beating the Wolf guard list on painting.