Saturday was the monthly tournament at the LGS. This month was a random partner team tournament: 1,250 per-player with 1 HQ, 0-1 Elites, 1-3 Troops, 0-1 Fast Attack and 0-1 Heavy Support with the ability to double up one 0-1 slot. We had a pretty good showing with 10 teams (20 players), and I was paired up with a Tyranid player who I’m acquainted with, a co-worker of Kamui. I’d run through his list but I’m still terrible at remembering Nid unit names. I had my Necrons and ran this list here.
I’m going to keep these brief. Our first game was against an Eldar and Ork team. The mission was King of the Hill, points for holding the center and table quarters. Eldar were running in two Wave Serpents and two Falcons while the Ork player had a Trukk of Nobz, Biker Nobz, Burna Boyz in a Looted Wagon and a Trukk of Shoota Boyz. Our plan was to have me start on the board while my partner outflanked some Genestealers, popped up some Ymgarls from terrain, deep struck in a pod with Devilgaunts and also deep struck in his Trygon. That left him two Zoanthropes starting on the board and two Tervigons.
The above plan fell through because of something I failed to consider, team games barely reach turn 3. My partner had nothing come in on turn #2, it did show up on turn #3 but that was our last turn and it was too late. I had also made the mistake of deploying myself too aggressively, so by turn #2 I was being assaulted…not good for Necrons. My partner’s Genestealers saved me, however it wouldn’t matter with the game ending. We took a massacre loss.
Second game was against another Nid player and Space Wolves. This mission had objectives in the table quarters we weren’t deploying in, so spearhead deployment. You had to hold the most objectives and have more kill points. We decided to start the Trygon on the table this time but keep the Stealers, Ymgarls and Devilgaunts with Pod in reserves.
We had a strong start to the game, sending most of our forces to the north objective with about a third to the west objective. We had the north area pretty secure until the Nids began showing up from reserves. The enemy’s Ymgarls popped up and began chewing through a Tervigon and his Gaunts. The Mawloc jumped up behind another unit of our Gaunts and Stealers in the north. Then an Ironpriest with some puppies charged my Immortals and Lord. We held out pretty well but we were removed off the objective while some Grey Hunters held the west, giving us a massacre loss.
The final game was against two new’ish players, Tau and Necrons. This game was Attack and Defend. This game was a blow out in our favor. I just hung back in our deployment zone while the bugs charged ahead. By turn #2 we had already begun assaulting them. We finally got some favorable reserve rolls and those reserves secured our victory. In the end we took a massacre win.
I can’t recall the team armies that won the tournament, we hadn’t faced them.did take best painted army and Kamui and his partner got best sportsmanship. All in all a good day. Random partners can be a bit rough sometimes, but I do prefer that to picking your own just to avoid the inevitable power teams that will crop up. By the time my partner and I found our rhythm the day was done. Other times things just click from the onset of the day. I had a good time regardless. Next month will be a normal 2K tournament but unfortunately I most likely won’t be making that one.