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Made in gb
Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

Just got back from the Platinum Devil event - a little tourney organised by Ketara of Dakkadakka in Canterbury University. It was a really fun weekend - we got in six games each, plus some time to play some non-tourney games afterwards. Ten players were in attendance overall, all lovely and very sportsmanly people. It was a pleasure to take part, largely due to the atmosphere in the room and the amazing standard of the armies everyone brought. The players were...

Reds8n - Lash/Oblit Chaos Space Marines
TitanPrinceps - Space Marines
Fifty - Blood Angels
Rinkydink - Gunline Space Marines
Panic - Kan Wall Grots (Orks)
Killkrazy - Tyranids
Ketara - Mech Imperial Guard
TP_1983 - Mech Imperial Guard
Leggy - Adeptus Mechanicus (Guard)
ArbitorIan - Penal Imperial Guard

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MY ARMY



* Company Command Squad - Commander with Meltabombs, Astropath, 3 Meltaguns, Chimera with Multilaser, Heavy Flamer
* Psyker Battle Squad - 9 Psykers and Overseer, Chimera with Multilaser, Heavy Flamer
* Penal Legion Squad
* Penal Legion Squad
* Penal Legion Squad
* Penal Legion Squad
* Rough Rider Squad - 5 Roughriders with Lances
* Banewolf - Hull Multimelta
* Banewolf - Hull Multimelta

I have been building this over the last few months, and apart from two practise games on thursday, this was my first time using them. You can see the Modelling Blog here - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/257179.page

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GAME 1 - TP_1983's IMPERIAL GUARD

* Company Command Squad in Chimera with Heavy Flamers
* Ratling Snipers
* Veterans with Autocannon in Chimera with Autocannon
* Veterans with Autocannon in Chimera with Multilaser
* Leman Russ Punisher
* Medusa
* Basilisk

First game was Annihilation against IG. I managed to go first and set up an extreme refused flank, all Legionnaires outflanking. Tom was unlucky with his Ordnance penetrations, and I managed to keep the Leman Russ from firing all game. The whole game revolved around the left side of the board, Banewolves stuck to Meltaing units apart, and Legionnaires proved very adept at cracking open vehicles in assault. I won 5KP to none.





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GAME 2 - PANIC'S GROTS

* Big Mek with KFF
* Megagrotz
* 3 Buggies
* 3 Buggies
* 3 Kans
* 3 Kans
* 3 Kans
* 22 Grots
* 12 Grots
* 12 Grots

Now, at least I knew how this army played. Mission was a variant of Seize Ground, where you could pick up and walk around with the markers. Setup was Dawn of War, and I held everything back. Panic deployed on a wide front to get two objectives and all the way into the middle to get the fifth. I came on with another extreme refused flank and took one objective with the Rough Riders, who hid for the rest of the game. Some outflanking Legionnaires took a far objective and went to ground in a building with it, where Panic's buggies attempted to blow them up for the whole rest of the game, without success.

By a few turns in, Panic had three objectives all held by a big Grot squad in his corner, and I was outflanking waves of Legionnaires into them while they were constantly reinforced by more reserve grots. Just as the last Grot squad was left, my marauding Banewolf got stuck on some rubble and wasn't able to get in range to kill them. Draw!





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GAME 3 - REDS8N'S CSM

* Daemon Prince - Wings, Mark of Slaanesh, Lash
* Noise Marines - 1 Sonic Blaster and Blastmaster in Rhino
* Noise Marines - 1 Sonic Blaster and Blastmaster in Rhino
* Noise Marines - 1 Sonic Blaster and Blastmaster
* Defiler
* 2 Obliterators

This was a Capture and Control, Table halve, and I made a very big mistake during deployment. Knowing that I had lots of outflankers, Reds8n placed his objective right in the centre. Foolishly, I didn't realise and ouflanked anyway, meaning that all my Legionnaires had to slow across three foot of board to get to his objective, wherever they came in. I really should have just scouted them forward and charged! Anyway, my force was taken apart very efficiently and I ended up fighting a very close battle between the DP and the squad of Legionnaires holding my objective, hoping to get a draw. The Legionnaires did amazingly well, taking all but one of the DPs wounds and refusing to break, and just as we thought they might make it, they got killed in the last round of combat. My first Loss!!!




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GAME 4 - LEGGY'S ADMECH

* TechMagos (Primaris Psyker)
* Skitarii (Veterans) in a Chimera
* Electropriests (Penal Legionnaires)
* Knight (Leman Russ)
* Knight (Leman Russ)
* Lancer (Devildog)
* 2 Sentinels

This last army was an amazing conversion of Knight Titans from the Defiler sprue. Looked incredible. The mission was a variant seize ground but where the objectives were portals which randomly teleported models around the battlefield. I used them at the start to get an early lead, but by the end his weight of anti-tank and anti-infantry fire was starting to show and I only barely scraped a draw.





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GAME 5 - BRADLEY'S SPACE MARINES

* Captain
* 5 Terminators
* Tactical Squad in a Rhino
* Tactical Squad
* Vindicator
* Lascannon Dreadnought

This was a simple, three objective Seize Ground. We both held our nearest, and fighting revolved around the central one. Bradley got first turn and popped a Chimera and Banewolf with his first two shots. However, outflanking Legionnaires managed to pop his Rhino early, melta fire killed the Terminators, Captain and Vindicator, and the nearest Tacticals dies to massed lasfire. Thinking I had it in the bag, I moved Legionnaires in to the middle, but his Dreadnought made the long long slog to the objective to contest, and the game ended on turn 5 in a draw.





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GAME 6 - KILLKRAZY'S TYRANIDS

* Tyranid Prime
* 4 Warriors with Venom Cannon
* 4 Warriors with Venom Cannon
* 4 Warriors with Barbed Strangler
* Trygon Prime
* 3 Raveners
* 2 Zoanthropes
* 10 Termagants

This was another Annihilation mission, this time edited so that Elite and Fast Attack were worth more. Killkrazy held a lot back in reserve, and I deployed in a large area of ruins with the vehicles outriding. Over the first few turns I managed to kill the Zoanthropes and hoped to hide at the back for the rest of the game with my two KPs. For the large part this worked, I only had to pop out for a few turns to grab points from the Raveners, but the Trygon then showed up late in the game behind my stronghold, and wiping out my Roughriders. I wasn't too worried, and charged with 25 Penal Legionnaires, inflicting four wounds, but still losing the combat. Terribly, all my Penal Legionnaires passed their Stubborn morale tests EXCEPT the only full-strength squad of rending Knife-Fighters, who fled off the board! The remaining dribs and drabs of squads were picked off one at a time, and I lost the game! Another one where the tables turned on the last turn.





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RESULTS

In the end, I came joint third, with Panic's Grots winning the tourney and Reds8n's CSM coming in second. It was great fun though, and did better than I expected with a very fluffy and undertested army, and the whole weekend was great fun.

Big thanks to Ketara, who put lots of work in getting enough terrain ready and organising the event in the uni, and I regret that I was too warhammered out by the end of things to face his fantastic Praetorian army. Here's some pics of them anyway....




This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2010/06/21 09:49:19


   
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Slaanesh Veteran Marine with Tentacles





Kettering, UK

Nice report!

Thanks Arbi, see you in August.

You decided what to run yet?

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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

Hey, I have rambling reports up on three of my battes now too.

Thanks for your reports!

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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I dunno...

Haha! Praetorian Airship! Brilliant!

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I dunno...

Haha! Praetorian Airship! Brilliant!

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And to this day, on darkest nyte
It can be seen, they tell
A Prynce of Rattes, in finery
Upon a horned bell.
 
   
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

You should see the speed at which the bloody thing can move across the table!!!

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





Southampton

Looked like a fun event. Congrats to Ketara for pulling it off. Hopefully I can make it next year, babies permitting...

   
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Sybarite Swinging an Agonizer



Shropshire

When ArbitorIan says our game was close he's not exaggerating. He'd wiped out two of my three troops units by turn three iirc, but the last one eventually managed to camp on an objective safely (relatively). I came back at him to beat down two of his troops and tarpit another in combat with sentinels. the last unit managed to run into range of an objective literally seconds before time ran out (he didn't even get to move the whole unit! Damn close game.


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Those admech Knights look great... it's weird, usually I really dislike that exact type of knight conversion, but these look really good?
He must have done some small thing differently that made it look good. I wonder what it is? Hmm.

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Excellent work! And with a themed list! Thumbs up for the coolness factor!



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I have to say I was extremely lucky to pull it off.

My Zoanthropes had a bad game and failed to stop the Chimaera Bane Wolfs with chemical cannons, multilazors and heavy bolters which were making a pretty good mess of my mid-size creatures.

I had to deep strike the Trygon Prime into the enemy base because it was the only chance to get some KPs back and I was losing anyway.

It came down to some very lucky/unlucky dice rolling which let two of ArbitorIan's units run off the board and the monster killed two others and survived with one hit point left at the close of play. If it had gone to another turn he would have been taken out by the multilazors.

Some pics here.
http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-299-7608_Platinum%20Devil%202010%20Canterbury%20Kent.html

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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

Leggy wrote:When Fifty says our game was close he's not exaggerating. He'd wiped out two of my three troops units by turn three iirc, but the last one eventually managed to camp on an objective safely (relatively). I came back at him to beat down two of his troops and tarpit another in combat with sentinels. the last unit managed to run into range of an objective literally seconds before time ran out (he didn't even get to move the whole unit! Damn close game.




You mean Ian?

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Sybarite Swinging an Agonizer



Shropshire

ph34r wrote:Those admech Knights look great... it's weird, usually I really dislike that exact type of knight conversion, but these look really good?
He must have done some small thing differently that made it look good. I wonder what it is? Hmm.


The secret ingredient is love

Nah, i couldn't tell you what would make mine any different, but if you know why you dislike other defiler>>Knight conversions i could probably guess why mine avoids it.

Fifty wrote:
You mean Ian?


That i do The perils of Tired posting. I'll go edit now.

"Marion! For Gods sake, you're going to die!"
"Ah, but then I'll wake up in a magical fantasy world, filled with virgins!"
"You mean Games Workshop?" Mongrels

"Realism? THESE ARE SPACE ELVES!!" - My friend Jordan during an argument about rule abstraction 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






London UK

yeah,
Great tournament report.
You were very quick in posting it too about a hour or so after you got home!

I enjoyed our game, it could have gone either way at the end, that banewolf would have made a mess of the grots... I think your Legionnaires on top of the fort must have had their ready break before the game! I couldn't believe how may saves they made... they just wouldn't break!

Panic...


   
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A garden grove on Citadel Station

Leggy wrote:
ph34r wrote:Those admech Knights look great... it's weird, usually I really dislike that exact type of knight conversion, but these look really good?
He must have done some small thing differently that made it look good. I wonder what it is? Hmm.


The secret ingredient is love

Nah, i couldn't tell you what would make mine any different, but if you know why you dislike other defiler>>Knight conversions i could probably guess why mine avoids it.
I think it is the orientation of the defiler torso + the heads used. They fit well.

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The Polito form is dead, insect. Are you afraid? What is it you fear? The end of your trivial existence?
When the history of my glory is written, your species shall only be a footnote to my magnificence.
 
   
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Glasgow, UK

Its refreshing to see so many unique armies.
   
 
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