I had met Kurt before at the 40k event which he ran earlier in th year so we called each other out for a grudge match
His 2500 list of raven guard includes corax. Who by all accounts is VERY good in combat. Something which I sadly learnt in this game.
Deployment for this game was strange. With kurt ambushing out of the middle and me splitting my forces to either side of the board.
I was ably to shell his units and whittle his squads down quite well. However he was also doing well on kill points and managed to clear one of my flanks and only narowly missed clearing the other.
His quad mortars stripped wounds off of the typhon.
Corax ran down a 20 man tac squad woth apothocery and preator. In one turn!
His raven guard squad killed my tyrants before they even got to move!
It was a blood bath.
The game ended with a final shot from my one remaining basilisk, which cleared the last wound of corax, winning me the game. Fantastic game!
After a short break and a tasty burrito we began game three. Traitors were in the lead here and we wanted go keep going. This mission was king of the hill and daen of war deployment. And I was up against Space wolves.
Running them was Jason, another player from East London and a great opponent.
This game most things seemed to go to plan after turn one.
After his scorpius killed all three of my basilisks turn one, everything else I tried to do, just kinda workes.
Popped his tanks
Immobalisef his spartan
Combination of jammy rolling on my part meant that I ended with a solid foothold on the middle objective. And won the game.
I recieved best sport for the event which I was very pleased to recieve, along with ten of the new tactical marines from the prospero box.
Other prises were given for
Best hobby (fluff and modelling)
Best fluff moment of the weekend.
(No pics sorry)
I had a great time today and will certainly be back for the next one.