Adam (tau4eva) and I played in a quick player-run tournament last night at Gamers Sanctuary, our usual stomping ground. There were no scenarios, just straight up run at each other and swing. It was pretty cool that way to learn what other armies can do; I haven't fought Cryx yet and I came up against GS regular Ray who is known for being very good at the game (and a great painter). I also got to fight Skorne, which I've never come up against before, and Tau4Eva.
My first game against Ray was tough. He brought Terminus and a ton of small Cryx things. I had a very small army and was outnumbered. I brought:
Points: 25/25A small number of models with no solos or attachments. Probably not a great idea, but Strakhov's feat pushes those jacks and Great Bears and Assassins in so fast. Once I have a Torch model he'll replace Spriggan in this list, and I'll probably take Yuri and a Manhunter next time instead of the Kayazy.
Kommander Strakhov (*6pts)
* Beast-09 (11pts)
* Spriggan (10pts)
Great Bears of Gallowswood (5pts)
Kayazy Assassins (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
Ray basically beat me down. I killed a few models, so that was nice, but they were sacrifices. Terminus is NASTY.
|The Great Bears look over the field at their impending doom.|
|Terminus + a million models = sad panda.|
|Strakhov surveys the field from behind Beast 09 and Spriggan.|
|Here comes the pain train.|
|Big ole' mess|
|More big ole' mess|
Other photos from around the store:
It is possible that I'll play in the Gamers Sanctuary 50 point Steamroller on August 20th. I'm super interested in it but I'm afraid because I don't have that many painted models (the unit / character restriction thingy). Not interested in 'Ard Boyz at all so this will be my tournament for the month.
Some photos of Beast 09 and Strakhov that I finished painting recently: