Monday, August 29, 2011

Tournament Prep

Hi guys. Back from the land of Scots and to reality.

As I've mentioned some posts ago, there's an tournament coming up. A 2400p comped tournament called "Gates of Westridge" now the 3-4rd.

The list are sent in, and the finishing touches are being made to the armies. For me
it's only some 10 man movement trays left, as the Verminlord got done this weekend. I think he turned out better than expected and I can't wait bringing him to the field - as he is generally considered a lousy choice. I prefer the term "competitively challenged" ;)

But no, seriously, I think he can do good stuff, but he could be hard to play with as he is an jack of all trades and sure pays the points for it. Stay under the radar and cast spells then hit fast and hard, to not get stuck in too much. In a units flank or against a wounded monster he is extremely deadly, mind you against a monster he need to kill it or else suffer heavy damage as he is made of wet paper.

So far I've played 5 games with him. He has died only once, and I've won all five games, so I'm confident the army is quite well put together and got quite good comp score.

I've loaded the army with champions in all units, expecting the compfavoured expensive lords. As such a champion will buy you a round of no casualities ( except the champion himself! ) against for example a dragon riding dude.

Well, some thoughts from the hip here, but there you go.

Cheers!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Game Two: Dark Elves

Ok, so got another game off last week as well. This game was against Dark Elves.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Week Report: A Couple of Battles

Hiya.

Last week I had the opportunity to play three games with my comp-tooled list including a verminlord. The opponents armies were also going to the tournament and as such they would suffer under the same "restrictions". As well as a lot of fun, there were some good learning points about the different scenarios, how the different army works and perhaps most of all - how the verminlord would play.

The old classic GW-model, not my cup of tea though..

My army looked as follows. And no, don't even bother on giving advice about including a doomrocket or such good things... I'm painfully aware of their non-existancy in my list. Though I did manage to get away with good comp and include a furnace, abomb, 2xWLC and a doomwheel and a good amount of slaves.

Here goes:

  • Verminlord
  • Warlord, shield
  • Chieftain, bsb, shield
  • Plague priest, furnace, flail, dispel scroll
  • 30 Clanrats, shield, fc
  • 22 Stormvermin, fc, gleaming pennant
  • 10 Stormvermin
  • 41 Slaves, shield, mus
  • 34 Slaves, shield, mus
  • 22 Plague monks, fc
  • 10 Plague monks
  • 5 Globadiers
  • Doomwheel
  • Abomination
  • 2 x Warp lightning cannon
2400 points