Sunday, 29 May 2011

My list for BlogWars

So, the deadline passed eleven hours ago and I've spent the morning wondering if the list I'd submitted was the right one. With this being my first tournament, I wasn't sure whether to go with a competitive list or with a more hobby one. I even asked Jay from the Gamers Lounge his thoughts. In the end I decided to pic my favourite models and then try to convert them into some soft of competitive force ...... I think I failed .........

Corbanian 1st - Maelstrom Campaign

HQ: Company Command Squad 217 Pts
Flak Armour; Frag Grenades; Close Combat Weapon (x5); Krak Grenades; Plasmagun (x4); Refractor Field; Melta Bombs; Bolt Pistol; Master of Ordnance;
Chimera: Heavy Bolter; Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Turret Heavy Bolter; Pintle Heavy Stubber

Elite: 10 Storm Trooper Squad 210 Pts
Carapace Armour; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Close Combat Weapon (x9); Hot-shot Lasgun (x7); Hot-shot Laspistol (x9); Meltagun (x1); Plasmagun (x1); Plasma Pistol; Power Weapon; Special Operations

Elite: 6 Ratling Squad 60 Pts
Flak Armour; Laspistol (x6); Sniper Rifle (x6); Infiltrate; Stealth

Elite: Guardsman Marbo 65 Pts
Demolition Charge; Envenomed Blade; Flak Armour; Frag Grenades; Melta Bombs; Ripper Pistol; Fearless; Fleet; Hit & Run; Move Through Cover; Stealth

Troops: Veteran Squad 200 Pts
Flak Armour; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Close Combat Weapon (x8); Lasgun (x5); Vox Caster; Meltagun (x1); Plasmagun (x2); Lascannon; Chimera
Chimera : Heavy Bolter; Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Turret Heavy Bolter; Hunter Killer Missile

Troops: Veteran Squad 215 Pts
Gunner Sgt Harker; Heavy Bolter; Flak Armour; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Close Combat Weapon (x9); Lasgun (x7); Missile Launcher; Demolition Charge; Melta Bombs; Heavy Flamer; Meltagun (x1); Plasmagun (x1); Demolitions

Fast Attack: 3 Scout Sentinel : Lascannons 150 Pts

Heavy Support: Leman Russ Demolisher 210 Pts
Demolisher Siege Cannon; Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Lascannon; Heavy Bolter Sponsons (x2); Pintle Heavy Stubber

Heavy Support: Leman Russ Squadron 230 Pts
Executioner Plasma Cannon; Heavy Bolter; Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Plasma Cannon Sponsons (x2)

Heavy Support: Leman Russ Vanquisher 190 Pts
Vanquisher Battle Cannon; Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Lascannon; Heavy Bolter Sponsons (x2)

Total Roster Cost: 1747

So, there you have it, how I'll do, well who knows but at least I get to show off my toys. I'm planning on going just to have a laugh, so I'm not really worried where I'll place, although I don't really want to come last.

I must admit, I've had a few reservations about going, firstly, my mate Mike has had to drop out which means I'm heading out alone. Also, I'm not completely up to speed with the rules, it's been ages since I've played, so I sincerely apologise to the other players in advance.

Finally, I think I might have some problems modelling wise, my heavy weapons teams are on separate bases rather than large ones and my character are all on 60mm bases. I'm not sure if that's modelling for advantage but we'll have to see how the other players take it.

Anyway, excuses aside, this is my first tournament and I'm going for a laugh, so I'm just going to have to see what happens, now, it's time to get Harkers squad finished. 


Karitas said...

"this is my first tournament and I'm going for a laugh"

You and me both. :)

as far as "list crit" goes there only two things that would strike me as possibly "uncompetitive" from my limited understanding of the term.

You've only got two troops, which could cause issues in objective games, and secondly, the russes have sponsons, I always feels that's a bit of a point sink, as most often there's at least one sponson that can't fire.

it does give you survivability tho with those weapon destroyed results, so swings and roundabouts.

I'm taking mechvets myself and have tended to go for quantity over quality, as ive played the mechvet list for a wule now and usually overspend horribly on all the lovely toys :)

that said, three russes at 1750 isnt to be taken lightly and a lot of lists wont have the nuts to deal with that alone.

I look forward to seeing you there, all I need now is some kind of buttonhole, or branded hoodie so people know who I am.

oh, wait, that's what the army is for :)

Atreides said...

very characterful list. completely uncompetative, but you know, i am not sure that matters in the least. besides, those squads all pack some pretty nsaty surprises and 3 russes are a bitch to get rid of so i suspect i might have to eat those words.

as for modelling, i really dont think you have to worry. no-one is going to care about weapons teams and we can always pretend the characters are on smaller bases if it is ever an issue, which i doubt.

i'm look forward to seeing another nice guard army whatever else happens!

Bully said...

Cool list - like Andy says not that competitive - but who cares! That army will look damn cool on the table!

Really looking forward to seeing you all down (up!) there.

And pfft at all you people bringing transports. Real men walk to objectives!

HOTpanda said...

Blog Wars comes off as a fun get together not a tournament in any shape or form. Reason being is the weird additional rule of having a special/unique character as a must. This gives the impression that a story is more important than competition. Nothing wrong with that and with that being the case just go down and roll some dice.

Good luck

Bully said...

I think everyone is in the spirit of it.

I have my Deathwing along for their "last ride" so bit of sentimental value for me lol. Should be a giggle to see what people do come up with hehe.

Back to painting up my last unit!

Firewasp said...

That's alright I'm just going for a laugh as well. My army's probably even less competitive then yours (and everyone else's for that matter) but that doesn't bother me. Just looking forward to a few games.

Ginge said...

I have a LOT of old guardsmen with heavy weapons on single bases, but I do have a plan. I picked up a bag of the larger bases, and I plan to mould them into scenic bases that will fit two normal size bases into them (probably build them up with filler or something) Then I can place two models on the correct sized base, with one normal guardsman as a wound marker effectively...

As for blog wars, I'll be very easy to spot. If the mass of ginger hair doesn't let everyone know that that's Ginge from Needmoretanks then the fact that I'm bringing an Ork army will make me easy to spot :oP

Atreides said...

my weapons teams are all on single bases which are magnetised onto larger bases. when one loses wound, i just remove the loader.

Zzzzzz said...

Good Luck !

S'akillalist, knock 'em dead.

the 6th degree said...

Its my first tournament as well - and I'm not a regular player, so I wouldn't worry too much.

The list looks fun - from my test game I already know I cant take out 3 Leman Russ'.

With that few troops, I think you will have trouble scoring objectives - but then you can play objective denial with that many big tanks.

Andy - bG said...

I'm going there for the fun of it too and it'll be my first ever tournament.

As with most of the comments, I'd have no problem playing you with the weapons teams and characters, I can't see that it'd matter that much anyway.

Look forward to seeing you there

suneokun said...

Hi Colonel ... not sure if I saw you at Blogwars. Epic failure if not - but it WAS a very busy day!