Tournament: Last Chancers

Spore2012---2nd-Place

Time pass and go really fast. It has been slightly more than a year since I last sign up and attend an 40k tournament. Well, I finally went and break away from my comfort zone. I signed up for the Last Chancers tournament happening on 26oct2013.

Although I have been inert, I have not been completely out of 40k environment. Bought Codex as they get release. Still checks 40k news daily. :D

I bought 2 Riptides to update my Tau Empire army and I will bring it to this tournament. Bought the electronic copy of Farsight Enclave (which is a great way to have a codex on an electronic platform).

Tau army which I might be bringing:

Primary Attachment: Tau Empire
HQ
Commander: CnC node, Multi-Spectrum, Puretide E-N.
ELITE
XV104 Riptide: Ion Accelerator/SMS, Early Warning Override.
TROOP
Fire Warrior Team: 06 Warriors w/ Devilfish: Burst Cannon/02xGun Drones, Disruption Pod, Sensor Spines.
Fire Warrior Team: 06 Warriors w/ Devilfish: Burst Cannon/02xGun Drones, Disruption Pod, Sensor Spines.
Kroot Carnivore Squad: 10xKroot, 01xKroot Hound.
Kroot Carnivore Squad: 10xKroot, 01xKroot Hound.
FAST ATTACK
Pathfinder Team: 07xPathfinder.
Pathfinder Team: 07xPathfinder.
HEAVY SUPPORT
Hammerhead Gunship: Railgun w/ submunitions, TL SMS, BSF, Disruption P.
Sky Ray Defence Gunship: 06xSeeker Missile, TL SMS, 02xNetworked Markerlights, BSF, Disruption P, Sensor Spines.
XV88 Broadside Team: 02xBroadside TL Heavy Rail Rifle, TL Plasma Rifle, Target Lock. 04xMissile Drone.

Allied Detachment: Farsight Enclaves
HQ
Commander: 02xMissile Pod, Drone Controller.
ELITE
XV104 Riptide: Ion Accelerator, TL SMS, Early Warning Override, Talisman of Arthas Moloch.
TROOP
XV8 Crisis Team: 03xCrisis 01xMissile Pod, Bonding Knife.

1849pts.

Currently in the process to paint up the Riptides and to touch up on my current Tau Empire models. Will post some photos next time.

Cheers.

Army List: Necrons 6th Edition

2000 points

HQ
01 Anrakyr the Traveller
01 Catacomb Command Barge(Gauss Cannon)
01 Necron Overlord(Waryscythe, Mindshackles Scarabs, Sempiternal Weave, Phylactery)
01 Catacomb Command Barge(Gauss Cannon)
03 Royal Court(01 Harbinger of Storm, 02 Harbinger of Destruction w/ 01 Solar Pulse)
03 Royal Court(01 Harbinger of Storm, 02 Harbinger of Destruction w/ 01 Solar Pulse)
TROOP
05 Necron Warrior
01 Nightscythe
05 Necron Warrior
01 Nightscythe
05 Necron Warrior
01 Ghost Ark
05 Necron Warrior
01 Ghost Ark
10 Necron Immortal(Gauss Blaster)
10 Necron Immortal(Gauss Blaster)
HEAVY SUPPORT
01 Annihilation Barge(TL Tesla Destructor, Gauss Cannon)
01 Annihilation Barge(TL Tesla Destructor, Gauss Cannon)
01 Annihilation Barge(TL Tesla Destructor, Gauss Cannon)

Army List: Angels of Absolution 6th Edition

With every edition of Warhammer40k, our armies changed to better adjust to how the game is played. And 6th edition is without exception. The army list will be constantly evolving as it is play tested.

2000pts
HQ
01 Azrael
01 Techmarine(Servo-harness, Power Field Generator)
05 Command Squad(Bolt Pistol/Chain Sword, Banner of Devastation)
TROOP
06 Ravenwing Bike(02 Plasma Gun)
06 Ravenwing Bike(02 Plasma Gun)
06 Ravenwing Bike(02 Melta Gun)
06 Ravenwing Bike(02 Melta Gun)
05 Deathwing Terminator(03 Thunder Hammer/Storm Shield, 01 Cyclone Missile Launcher)
05 Deathwing Terminator(03 Thunder Hammer/Storm Shield, 01 Cyclone Missile Launcher)
HEAVY SUPPORT
01 Land Raider Crusader(TL Assault Cannon, 02 Hurricane Bolters)

Pretty small army and quite a lot of eggs in one basket.

For 1750, remove 01 Deathwing squad and add Multi Melta to the Land Raider Crusader.

Death of Armor 11?

How many people still dare to field Rhinos? Landspeeders?
Not many from my observation.
Main reason why this is happening would be, easy VP give away for First Blood.

It is not possible to be able to hide your transport in every game due to terrain setup. Most games, you will be able to at least generate a cover save for your armor 11 transport.

In most games, flyers comes in and are probably in a good position to snipe at that transport while denying cover saves. If there isn’t a flyer, a Drop Pod with melta gun will do the same. If you have neither, you must be playing an older codex.

With this meta people are moving to another transport, Drop Pod. Almost all competitive Marine list in my gaming store are fielding Drop Pods. Primary because they deny giving first blood and has a good chance to get first blood instead!

How to counter this?

  1. A simple bubble wrap to deny 6″ double melta rolls, helps a little.
  2. Deploy wrap in cover to at least get saves from plasma guns, helps a little again.
  3. Reserve the Rhino/Razorback.
  4. Do not field Rhino/Razorback.

A blob is useful in situations like these. Rise of the blob. The ability to take 10+ plasma wounds and not break. The ability to deny sweet melta gun range. And lastly the ability to take assault charges. I am sure everybody knows about the blob.

Nonetheless it is good to be in a transport if you encounter The Heldrake. The best protection against this beast of a flyer is to be either in transport/building OR in combat.

Is it good to still field Rhino or Razorback?
That is for you to decide.

In summary, I notice these following meta in the current army list building.

  1. AV13 or higher for vehicles that are deployed
  2. At least 1 unit of blob

The old days of Take All Comers Lists are probably gone, or is it not?

PS: I have been getting easy VP from First Blood, if I go first and my opponent deploys armor11. Keke.

Spore 2012 end

Hi guys,

It has been almost a year since I last posted anything here. Where have I been? Computer games and MMORPG has taken up my hobby time and had no motivation to play Warhammer40k. Still made small purchases here and there to update my army. Have not missed any codex that was being released so I am still keeping myself updated to the Warhammer 40k news.

What happened to Spore2012?
I won 2nd place overall, losing by just 0.3 points. Won best sportsman and 2nd best painted army. An almost outstanding result but got really soiled by what has been going on behind the scenes. In short, the 40k tournament organizers fell out with the convention event organizers. There is much to be improve and much to be desired but still am appreciative and will continue to support the event.

Spore2012---2nd-Place

Played 2 games recently and took pictures. I should be able to post them up within the next few days.
1st game: Dark Angels vs Orks
2nd game: Necrons vs Blood Angels

 

SporeCon 2012 Day 1 Game 2

Having won the first game, I got match up against another vet Fabian who plays Dark Eldar. I have never met Fabian before. What a way to meet new friend!

Mission was modified objective playing with spearhead deployment. 3 objectives total, 1 in the middle and 2 outside the deployment zone. In addition, may deploy up to 1 HQ and 2 unit of TROOP during deployment phase. The remainder will be split equally into 2 halves. 1 half will comes in on turn turn while the 0ther half will be held in normal reserves. At the end of opponent turn, if your unit(who is not engaged in combat, not falling back) is touching the objective will earn 1 point.

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Sporecon 2012 Day 1 game 1

Day 1 ended and 2 games were played. Another 2 games on sunday. There is 14 participants this year. A rather low turn out. I suspect this is because the games were 2000 points, previous years was 1750, and the rules pack came out last week. This hasn’t give most people time to build their army.

Still the game goes on. With Marines dominating the current 40k scene, it is surprising there is only 4 Marines – 1xBlood Angels, 1xBlack Templars, 1xGrey Knights & 1xDeathwing. Others were 2x Imperial Guards, 2x Tyranids, 1x Dark Eldar, 2x Necrons & 3x Orks. I am playing Deathwing.

Game1 has me pit against a vet who has won a few tournament past years, Tsui. A cool dude who this year brought his Orks.

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