Thursday, March 10, 2011

Feast of Blades Qualifier Tournament Report

Hey folks, I wrote up a battle report on my Feast of Blades experience, with all 3 games included.  However, it's on Jawaball's blog and not this one, so I figured I'd link you over there, if you actually read my stuff but not his.

Here's the link.  Let me know what you think, either here or over on the 'big time' blog :-p


Commander_Vimes said...

Adam's rolls started amazingly well, though he had some hilariously bad ones towards the end, especially killing his own Thunderwolf.

The most significant dice effect was his amazing missile launcher rolls, hitting with like 18 of the first 20 shots. Combined with me going 1 for 11 on vehicle cover saves the effect was every single vehicle the Long Fangs shot, died. 3 missiles at the side of a demolisher in cover? No problem!

That said, I made some mistakes, particularly in the placement of Al'Rahem's squad. My hope was that the massed lasgun fire could take some wounds off the squad, and then they could bog down the Wolves for a turn. But 6 flamer hits and 66 lasgun shots gave me 5 wounds, and Al'Rahem's squad inflicted about 3 more AP 1s, and only 1 went through.

I didn't see the both Grey Hunter squads coming over to rapid fire me coming, and that, plus leaving the Commissar where he could be sniped, destroyed that blob a lot faster than I'd hoped.

I haven't fought a serious deathstar with my Guard before, so it was a good learning experience.

It was a good game, and a good tournament; I ended up with 3rd place, just shy of qualifying.

Ulven said...

Loved that battle report. I've never actually read a report including a FateCrusher list so it was a great insight into how it works. Didn't realise it could be that potent. Kudos to you for continuously throwing every you had at Fateweaver!