Monday, May 23, 2011

1500pt tournament afterthoughts

Another Sunday tournament down at Ancient Wonders in Tualatin, Oregon.  This was the same place that last time I went I took my meta-denial list and completely smashed face. So this time I wanted to tone down my army a bit.  I went with..battlewagon spam!!

HQ: Warboss, Cybork, PK, Squig, kombi-skorcha
HQ: Mek, KFF, Cybork, Burna

Troop: 3 Meganobz, 2x kombi-skorcha
Battlewagon: Deffrolla, armor plates, riggers, kannon, big shoota
Troop: 20 Shootaboys, 2x Rokkit, Nob w/PK&BP
Troop: 19 Sluggaboys, Nob w/PK&BP
Troop: 19 Sluggaboys, Nob w/PK&BP

Elite: 15 lootas

Heavy: Battlewagon: Deffrolla, armor plates, riggers, kannon, big shoota
Heavy: Battlewagon: Deffrolla, armor plates, riggers, kannon, big shoota

This was the first time I really played such a list, and it's only like the 4th time I've ever played meganobz lol.  I have to say it is quite effective..if you can make your cover saves early.  It only takes a turn or 2 of movement to get everything over to the other side of the table and start beating face.  I can see the lootas are extraneous, but not useless. For the same points I can take another battlewagon and still have a few lootas hanging out for a distraction.  But I do really like having that unit of boys on foot, they work great as objective campers allowing the mobile units to get the job done.

The first game was by far the best, and despite losing completely on objectives, I nearly tabled him (just 8 infantry and 2 vehicles left).  It was such a great game though I didn't mind losing that much.  I brought this list to have fun, not to win.  If I had moved my lootas to contest the objective instead of shooting the Razorback, it would have at least been a tie.

The other two games though, had a lot of rule trying to rotate an immobile dread and taking saves on firewarriors one at a time.  It kind of got frustrating, and I felt like I was coming across as a dick, when in fact I was just trying to follow the rules...especially since I was completely dominating both of the games.  Live and learn.

The truth is this list is really fun to play, especially when rolling over vehicles. But it is completely dependent on luck..make those KFF saves, you can't lose. Fail and're in world of hurt.  Need Snikrot or some other way to mitigate the luck factor. Not sure if I will keep trying this style or stick with the nob bikers.

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