Sunday, September 18, 2011
So sorry for the delays and lack of posts but a bit of good news! ('ard boyz semi finals related)
Once again, sorry for the recent lack of posts/content-I've been really busy with getting ready for the LSAT/School and future law school (so I can be a rules lawyer). I do, however still have a lot in the works and a pretty awesome update regarding my performance in the 'ard boyz semi finals that just happened yesterday.
I played in the 'ard boyz preliminary round last month, got first and since then have been toying around with some various lists and ideas for the semi finals. The semi finals were yesterday and after the smoke and dust cleared, I came out in first place for the Southern California location, so yay. I chose Grey Knights for my army but don't worry, I'm not planning on jumping on the 6 psyrifle dreads and purifier spam netlist bandwagon I just want them to convert into thousand sons for my oldschool CSM thousand son army =).
So with all of that said, there was a sort of wide range of armies there, out of 42 people. I think there were IG, all the SM variants, Orks, DE, Nids and of course my Eldar. The majority of the armies present were netlists (not a surprise) but there were a few armies that stood out as far as pushing the envelope of cheese lol.
The list I took had the following in it:
Maugen Ra 195
2X5 Fire Dragons with Exarch and Crackshot/Firepike upgrades in Wave Serpents with Shiruken Cannon turret/Spirit stones 430
8 Harlequins with kisses and a Shadow Seer 206
10 Wraithguard with enhance 396
3X5 Dire Avengers in 2 Wave Serpents with Scatter Lasers/Spirit Stones (the 3rd DA unit went in Falcon) 430
2X3 Guardian Jetbikes 132
Falcon with Scatter Laser, Spirit Stones, Holofields and Star Engines 190
2XWraithlords with EML/BL 310
I'll post a rundown of my games in a day or so (working on that post simultaneously) but I played IG my first round, SW my second and Deathwing my third. The last game had me sweating the most as he had 8 TH/SS terminator units but I managed to pull out a massacre.
The funny thing about this tournament was that Dave Fay was playing a vicious Black Templar army (30 missile shots with 12 lascannons) and tied my score after getting 3 massacres himself and the tiebreaker which was bonus battle points was also tied. The tie breaker came down to strength of schedule and my opponents in the end had a higher score than his so I got the army and first place title. To make it official, though, Dave and I played Rock Paper Scissors for it and I won so yeah.
I had 69 battle points, Dave had 69 battle points and some random Ork player with 5 battle wagons had 65 battle points with special mention to Levi Joos (grimgob on dakkadakka.com) who came in 4th barely missing out 3rd. Poor Levi had to play leafblower IG twice in a row =(. Anyway, hope you enjoy the post and upcoming tournament overview.