Friday, November 25, 2016

Arkham Games 40k Tournament Report 11/12/16

Howdy y'all! Just another brief report on my experiences at Arkham Games 40k tournaments! It had been a while since I had come up for a tournament, and let me say that the organizer, Kyle Kirby, has done an excellent job running the events and encouraging participation. He has managed to revitalize tournaments at Arkham, which had been dwindling for some time. Kyle definitely deserved his reward we donated for, and I'm excited to see what he rolls out for next year! 


The list that I played is as follows:+++ Centurionstar with Dreadknights (Warhammer 40,000 7th Edition v2004) (1850pts) +++

++ Combined Arms Detachment (Grey Knights: Codex (2014) v2000) ++

+ HQ +

Librarian [Cuirass of Sacrifice (Replace TDA), Nemesis warding stave, Psyker [ML 3]]

+Troops+

Strike Squad [3x Grey Knight (sword)]Justicar [Nemesis force sword]
Grey Knight (incinerator) [Incinerator]
Justicar [Nemesis force sword]Strike Squad [3x Grey Knight (sword)]Grey Knight (incinerator) [Incinerator]

+ Heavy Support +

Nemesis Dreadknight [Heavy Incinerator, Heavy Psycannon, Nemesis Daemon hammer
and power fist, Personal teleporter]
Nemesis Dreadknight [Gatling Psilencer, Heavy Incinerator, Nemesis greatsword and power fist,
Personal teleporter]
Nemesis Dreadknight [Heavy Incinerator, Heavy Psycannon, Nemesis Daemon hammer
and power fist, Personal teleporter]

+ Lord of War +
Kaldor Draigo

+ HQ +

(FW) Magister Sevrin Loth

+ Troops +

Scout SquadScout [Sniper Rifle]Scout [Sniper Rifle]Scout [Sniper Rifle]Scout [Sniper Rifle]Scout Sergeant [Bolt Pistol, Sniper Rifle]

+ Heavy Support +

Centurion Devastator SquadCenturion [Grav-Cannon and Grav-Amp, Hurricane Bolter]Centurion [Grav-Cannon and Grav-Amp, Hurricane Bolter]Centurion [Grav-Cannon and Grav-Amp, Hurricane Bolter]Centurion Sergeant [Grav-Cannon and Grav-Amp, Hurricane Bolter, Omniscope]

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It's once again a Centurionstar, again backed up by Dreadknights. I felt that the Iknights did a lot of work at the tournament in Lost Legion, but with ITC missions and lots of secondaries, I wanted the extra psychic dice and speed. Plus, I had anticipated more daemons in the mix at Arkham, but I was surprised by only 1 daemon player present.

Game 1: Alex V. with Eldar


I knew that if I played against THE Eldar list, I was going to lose that game. I knew of one person bringing that list, but what I didn't anticipate was a second Eldar player. He used the Pale Court detachment, and ran the standard Eldar build, which was like 20+ Warp Spiders, 2 Warp Hunters, 2 Wraithknights, Farseer and some warlocks and some scat bikes squads.

He had way more maneuverability, and I wasn't able to crush the Warp Hunters turn 1. From there, it was just a matter of picking apart my army with fast moving, decently damaging units. I was able to score a few secondaries, so it wasn't a total blow out. I lost 18 to 8.

Game 2: Alex C. with Eldar

Turns out there was a third Eldar player! But he was playing his own version of the Biel Tan Eldar, which featured some Dire Avengers, Striking Scorpions, Swooping Hawks, Warp Spiders, 2 Fire Prisms, a Crimson Hunter, and a few Wave Serpents.

The mission was incredibly unbalanced from the get go. It was a trial run of a mission, and it was a total flop. Essentially, you scored points by having units sitting in your opponents table half. Each point stacked from the beginning of the game until the end. Every single Gladius list (of which there were 3) won handily. I was also able to win handily due to my deathstar accumulating 4 points a turn by itself. I won this game 18-8. 

Game 3: Tim with Daemons

As I alluded to earlier, there was 1 daemon player present, and I pulled him third round. It was GK vs. Daemons, which he was a bit unhappy about. He played a Daemonic Incursion list with a ton of Khorne Dogs, Fateweaver, a Herald of Tzeentch on a disk, nurglings, and some plaguebearers.

The mission was the ITC style of Maelstrom, with two charts of achievable objectives. I was able to, through my maneuverability. capture a number of the objectives and just clear away daemons with no remorse. I could stack Banishment until a unit hit a 6+ and then Force my psiscilencer to clear away dogs. I won this game 12 to  8.

I ended up taking the Best Painted Model, which was cool! An extra 5 dollars of store credit never hurts. I placed 6th overall, which is middle of the pack. I was happy with the tournament overall.

I took a ton of pictures, check them out on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/Rarkthor/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1813629702246241