|"My life for the swarm!"|
Game 1: Dawn of war, Scouring. Opponent: BA with 6 Dreadnoughts, Mephiston, 4 tac squads.
Game 2 : Hammer and Anvil, Purge the xenos. Opponent: Vanilla Foot marines, 70 of them.
Game 3: Diagonal deployment, Big guns never tire. Opponent: Tau
He won roll to go first, but there was night fight. I think he said he had never faced nids before with the tau, so He deployed pretty far back. I reserved the trygon, outflanked the Warriors, and ymgarl sleeping in terrain.
Hive guard blew up a Devil fish, Zoanthropes blew up a hammer head. His turn his entire army fired into the warriors squad. With the Alpha warrior in the lead doing LOS, and cover, it took every shot of his to deal with all 25 wounds in his back field. The very last shot did the last wound to the squad.
My next turn, the Trygon moved up and assaulted the Fire warriors, killing them out, Gargoyles assaulted the hammer head and did nothing, hive guard glanced the other devilfish. His shooting killed off some hive guard, moved and ran his last fire warrior squad onto his objective, and did some wounds to my Trygon.
I was sweating it as 15 minutes was called, I had 2 of the three objectives (spawned 9 gaunts on my back one, tervigon moved up to middle one.) and he had both first blood and Slay the warlord putting the game 2:2 in my mind. So him claiming his objective was the game breaker. He tells me I've already won this game, He explains to me that in this mission objectives are worth 3 points each, killing heavies are a point each as well. So I was actually 8 to his 2. With that I wasn't worried about his objective, I just focused on killing his Warlord (the big game hunter, who did the final blow to my Tyrant). My trygon enjoyed munching on the Tau commander and body guard that turn of combat, killing them all.
So I have two major victories for the day, but with a minor loss I'm not sure how I'll place, but with few people I'm sure I'll get top 3 (two people even dropped last round due to time constraints). It turns out second, third and fourth were all tied, and determined by tie breaker. I end up holding first place a few points ahead of the rest. Over all a good showing with my tyranids, so I guess I should stop complaining about them for a while now. Just need to finish painting a few more and I'll call them done.