9/16/2017 - 2v2 1250 tournament, Battlegrounds Saugus

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9/16/2017 - 2v2 1250 tournament, Battlegrounds Saugus

Postby Sandtiger » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:09 am

My list

++ Battalion Detachment +3CP (Imperium - Space Wolves)
+ HQ +

Arjac Rockfist

Wolf Priest on Bike: Combi-melta
. Bike: Twin boltgun

+ Troops +

Blood Claws
. 7x Blood Claw
. Blood Claw Pack Leader: Power sword
. Wolf Guard Pack Leader: Bolt pistol, Power fist

Grey Hunters: 4x Chainsword
. Grey Hunter Pack Leader: Power axe
. 3x Grey Hunter w/Bolt Pistol
. Grey Hunter with Special Weapon: Bolt Pistol, Plasma gun

Grey Hunters: 4x Chainsword
. Grey Hunter Pack Leader: Power axe
. 3x Grey Hunter w/Bolt Pistol
. Grey Hunter with Special Weapon: Bolt Pistol, Plasma gun

+ Fast Attack +

Thunderwolf Cavalry
. Thunderwolf Cavalry: Storm shield, Thunder hammer
. Thunderwolf Cavalry: Storm shield, Wolf claw
. Thunderwolf Cavalry: Chainsword, Storm shield
. Thunderwolf Cavalry: Chainsword, Storm shield
. Thunderwolf Cavalry: Power fist, Storm shield
. Thunderwolf Cavalry Pack Leader: Storm shield, Thunder hammer

+ Dedicated Transport +

Drop Pod: Storm bolter

Razorback: Storm bolter, Twin assault cannon

More later on, heading out now.
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Re: 9/16/2017 - 2v2 1250 tournament, Battlegrounds Saugus

Postby Sandtiger » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:58 pm

OK, full report now that I have had the weekend to recuperate.

https://www.facebook.com/tomas.quinones ... nref=story

24 pictures from the tournament are up on my Facebook page for y'all to enjoy, showing my army, my partner's army, several armies from other people, and lots of pictures from our games.

I ended up making some last minute changes to the list, so this was my final list that I went with.
My final list

++ Battalion Detachment +3CP (Imperium - Space Wolves)
+ HQ +

Arjac Rockfist

Wolf Priest on Bike: Combi-melta
. Bike: Twin boltgun

+ Troops +

Blood Claws
. 7x Blood Claw
. Blood Claw Pack Leader: Power sword
. Wolf Guard Pack Leader: Bolt pistol, Power fist

Grey Hunters: 5x Chainsword
. Grey Hunter Pack Leader: Power axe
. 4x Grey Hunter w/Bolt Pistol
. Grey Hunter with Special Weapon: Bolt Pistol, Plasma gun

Grey Hunters: 4x Chainsword
. Grey Hunter Pack Leader: Power axe
. 3x Grey Hunter w/Bolt Pistol
. Grey Hunter with Special Weapon: Bolt Pistol, Plasma gun

+ Fast Attack +

Thunderwolf Cavalry
. Thunderwolf Cavalry: Chainsword, Storm Shield
. Thunderwolf Cavalry: Chainsword, Storm shield
. Thunderwolf Cavalry: Chainsword, Storm shield
. Thunderwolf Cavalry: Storm shield, Wolf claw
. Thunderwolf Cavalry: Power fist, Storm shield
. Thunderwolf Cavalry Pack Leader: Storm shield, Thunder hammer

+ Dedicated Transport +

Drop Pod: Storm bolter

Razorback: Hunter-Killer Missile Launcher, Storm bolter, Twin assault cannon

My partner was Ryan Wilkinson, and his list was:
Ryan's list

Spearhead Detachment - 1250 points

HQ: Belisarius Cawl

Troops: 2x Skitarii Rangers (identical groups)
2x Transuranic Arquebus, Ranger Alpha with Galvanic Rifle, 4x Rangers

Elites: Cybernetica Datasmith
Gamma Pistol, Power Fist

Sicarian Ruststalkers
Princeps and 4x Ruststalkers with Chordclaws and Transonic Razors

Heavy Support: Kastelan Robots
3x Robots with Heavy Phosphor Blasters

Onager Dunecrawler
Broad Spectrum Data-tether, Icarus Array

Onager Dunecrawler
Broad Spectrum Data-tether, Neutron Laser and cognis heavy stubber

The mission packet was set up to be a narrative-ish mission set where we were fighting on a planet in the upper, middle, and lower sectors of the planet. Secondary mission objectives were variable by which mission we were playing, but the twist was that there was an orbital bombardment in random locations every half hour, which was announced by the TO and immediately resolved before we moved on to anything else.

Game 1 was a bad loss to Imperial Guard and Eldar, where we didn't have much of a chance to attack anything. I tried to get my Thunderwolves at the back line of tanks before they wiped us but that didn't work out and we got hit hard by Eldar on the other flank, leading to a lot of death to AdMech.

Game 2 was a bit of a mirror match. One guy was Space Wolves with Logan Grimnar, Terminators, a Land Raider Crusader with 5 guys inside, a Razorback, and a Predator, the other guy was running a Tau gun line. I managed to actually get a charge off with my Thunderwolves this game into the Land Raider Crusader which didn't go as well as I hoped, but it did some damage and forced them to back up both the LRC and the Razorback. Ryan did his thing in destroying Tau piecemeal, including sniping out the Tau Commander who had come down via Deep Strike to try to bother us on our flank while the Thunderwolves did their job in soaking up a lot of fire from both the opposition Space Wolves and Tau. They took enough fire to allow Arjac and some Grey Hunters to back away slowly from the Logan Grimnar-led Terminators while sniping some guys down using Arjac's hammer throw and small arms fire, and eventually we won thanks to First Blood going to us, as all other things were equal at the end of the game.

Game 3 was a lot more fun than the other two games were in general. We were set up to have Vanguard deployment. I deployed (mostly) on the right/center side, Ryan deployed (mostly) on the left/center. We left one squad of Grey Hunters from me in the left part of the board, aimed directly at one of the objectives right in front of us, and that squad held it unopposed for the entire game. Our opposition had 2 Stormravens, a bunch of tanks with men inside, and back line Devastators. The game boiled down to a gigantic fight in the middle of the board where they had to use their Stormravens to drill through 18 wounds worth of Thunderwolves while Ryan systematically destroyed both gunships and then we started in on each other with the remaining forces left. I took a risk that sorta paid off; Arjac came down alone and occupied the attention of a Terminator Librarian and a Terminators squad where he killed 4 out of 5 Terminators across the course of the game, until he died to the Terminator Librarian's Smite near the end. We finished the game in a dead-even tie because both teams accomplished all of the necessary objectives and it was at least entertaining to watch everything die in a hurry.

Finishing record: 1-1-1

Ryan and I were named Best Team (criteria was based on team theme) and won $50 store credit each which for me will be used to buy Inceptors for my Space Wolves as I have been meaning to do that for quite a while now.
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Re: 9/16/2017 - 2v2 1250 tournament, Battlegrounds Saugus

Postby PlaguemasterFlex » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:36 pm

Congrats Tomas! It was a fun tournament, they do a nice job at Battlegrounds.
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Re: 9/16/2017 - 2v2 1250 tournament, Battlegrounds Saugus

Postby Sandtiger » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:48 pm

Thank you Dave, I enjoyed myself and Ryan did too. We might team up again in the future.

How did your team do? I can't remember the standings at the end.
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Re: 9/16/2017 - 2v2 1250 tournament, Battlegrounds Saugus

Postby PlaguemasterFlex » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:59 am

We took 1st place.