|Shamelessly stolen from The Independent Characters - listen to them!|
- 1st Place: Bill M. (Geneguard) with his Salamanders
- 2nd Place: Mike Hernandez with his Imperial Guard
- 3rd Place: Scott Tucker with his Grey Knights
- Best Painted: Your humble editor... methinks it was a sympathy award, but I was proud to take this home
|Charlie don't surf!|
The missions are always interesting and super challenging. For me, they take 40k to another level. You actually have to think about what is happening and how to get to the objectives. GS staff managed to put down enough terrain to make it less alpha-strikey as well.
|Mike H.'s Imperial Guard. Glad I didn't have to play this one|
|Josh's Star Phantoms|
|Scott's super well-painted Grey Knights with CONTEMPTOR FORCE|
|I love the object source lighting on his librarian|
|Geneguard (Bill)'s Salamnders with Vulkan Heman.|
I managed to go 0-3 with three very close losses. My first game I lost on the primary objective to Josh's Star Phantoms 2-1. The Stormtalons were more of a threat than they were an actual performer.
|Battle Markers... will have a writeup on these soon. SUPER AWESOME.|
|Stormtalons make great flankers|
|I tried to take the objective at the end but it wasn't to be|
My second game I lost on the primary objective to Adam's Tau (Tau4Eva). He had me 'outshooted' the entire game and it was a tough loss. The Stormtalons became immobilized in an area where they couldn't really shoot (my fault for trying to get them cover saves... damned if you do, damned if you don't!). They did manage to shoot through some doors and blow up some things.
|I probably should have spread out my Talons more in this game. There wasn't a whole lot of terrain on my side of the board to hide behind and Tau got first turn|
My third game was against Eldar. I lost this one again on close objectives... my Stormtalons again missed a lot of shots and I wasn't able to take down his transports, which really cost me the game. I also immobilized my LRC on turn two. Stupid!
All in all it was a really fun tournament with three close games, and eight out of the nine armies were fully painted. I would say many of us FC40k crew brought 'fun' lists with stuff we just wanted to try out... a great time with friends.