Early Saturday Morning ArbitorIan and I jumped into Titans Princeps RadMobile and travelled to Canterbury for a weekend of gaming at the third and final UK
DakkaDakka meet up of 2010.
It was snowy... with extra snow.
Platinum Devil 2 was organised by Ketera and Red S8n and held at the Canterbury University Darwin Hall
I took many Photos so to start with here is a bunch of Random Photos that had nothing to do with my own games!
We brought some terrain from home to help with the tables, this is Arbitor Ians Ash waste table 1
Keteras Guard fighting on the PlatinumDevil 1 terrain
KillKrazys 'Nids battling CSM
on Arbitor Ians Ash Waste trench Terain
My Eldar Village Terrain
ArbitorIans Trench ash waste
My (s6 engineering) canals
Platinum Devil terrain
KillKrazys TAU outpost terrain
Ok some actual Games Now!
++ Saturday Game1 ++
mission vs SilverMK2 ++
++ 500pts Grots vs CSM
Silver MK1 Advances his Raptors and I Run Forward!
It's a trap!
SilverMK2’s DaemonPrince jumps into combat and starts to slice through the Walkers.
Plague MArines Rapid fire the Bugies to death
next Raptors assault the Grots.
++ Grot score sheet Win-0 Drawn-0 Lost-1 ++
++ Saturday Game 2 ++
++ Adjusted Kill points mission vs ChrisWW1 ++
++ 1000pts Grots vs Guard++
Guard deploy tight behind the hill
Banewolfs flank the hill and the Kan wall marchs towards the guard
Guard opens fire
Grot Casualties are light at first
The Grots are slowed by the bottle neck in the terrain.
these buggies and the banewolfs have a running battle
But as the KAns close in the imerial Guns up their game and my Light armour starts to pop pop pop.
++ Grot score sheet Win-0 Drawn-0 Lost-2 ++
++ Saturday Game 3 ++
++ Objective mission vs Titan Princepts
++ 1000pts Grots vs Guard (again!) ++
The Grots deploy first... i decide to send the walkers forward (as usual) with my plan being the grots follow and hold the two objectives near my deployment.
A squad of grots enter the bunker and lock the doors. the rest of the army advances toward the enemy guns! the deff dred is popped early
Grots try to double hold the center objective and the two near my deployment (Conga Line style). About half the KAns are destroyed!
Guardsmen enter their bunker.
Kans make it to the enemy tanks and start to cause Havoc.
In the final turn the Vendettas swoop to contest the Grot objectives
And send the grots Fleeing from the board.
Titan Princepts Wins
++ Grot score sheet Win-0 Drawn-0 Lost-3 ++
++ Saturday Game 4 ++
++ Kill Points Vs NotProp ++
++ 1250pts Grots vs Guard (AGAIN!!!) ++
Grots Deploy ready to get to the guard as quickly as possible! (can see the mastery of my grot tactics?)
I line the grots along the side (not prop has 1 flanking sentinal and i need to deny it entry at my side of the table... the stay at home grots can't hurt it)
Guard Deployment.. I’ve played Notprop before and I know he doesn’t move much.
So I guess I’ll be doing all the leg work!
Guardsmen man the Bridge...
Imperial Guns open Fire
A few Grot machines are blown apart... but this buggy fell into the canal (dangerous terrain)
The sentinel arrives early as planned, the grots haven’t managed to block the table edge yet and get assaulted! The walker wins the combat and squishs the herd as it tries to flee! Grots are squishy!
The buggies are diverted from tank hunting duty to save the grots!
The Kan wall stops and opens Fire... but the guard are ahead in Kill points
Guard Win, a good game by NotProp and that sneaky sentinel cost me the game.
I should have sent one squad of Kans to the left to meet it in combat and shield the grots.
++ Grot score sheet Win-0 Drawn-0 Lost-4 ++
Four Losses... in a row... I was at the bottom of the table.
Oh the shame!
We had had a great day indoor playing toy soldiers, but the gods of Canterbury were angry and outside the winter wonder land had turned nasty!
TitanPrinceps drove ArbitorIan and I Back to our Hotel in the RadMobile, but we couldn’t get all the way there as the roads had iced up. We abandoned the RadMobile at a leisure centre CarPark and walked to the Hotel on foot. After a 30min rest we braved the cold once again and meet KillKrazy, RedS8n, NotProp and Ketera at a Pub in town. The beer was flowing and the banter was good.
We ate dinner at a x-mas party type shindig and the dessert cart was abused.
(I had jelly with four types of cake, which notprop helped me cover in whippy icecream and jelly beans! yummy) after many cocktails we called it a night! We had a early start Sunday.
On second day of gaming at both Platinum Devil 1 and Silver Sorcerer, I began the first games with painful Hangovers. (I hate Hangovers... but they are a unavoidable aspect of life.) But this time I was relatively hangover free... which was awesome.
It felt good and I was optimistic that my luck was about to change!
++ Sunday Game 1 ++
mission Vs LovePug13
++ 500pts Grots vs CSM
I deploy in a line and LovePug deploys far back CSM
watch the Horde enter the buildings
Buggies take pop shots at the Chaos dred, it's armour is too tough and it returns fire wrecking one of the grot buggies.
The Chaos forces approach the building and the walkers charge out.
this was a mistake and they are soon turned to scrap... the remaining grots run for their lives!!!
I should have stayed in cover and waited for the prince and dread to charge me... that way i would have got to swing first... another defeat!
++ Grot score sheet Win-0 Drawn-0 Lost-5 ++
++ Sunday Game 2 ++
++ Portal – A Objective Mission Vs Red S8n ++
++ 1250pts Grots vs CSM
In portal. Four portal objectives can teleport units (infantry and walkers) to the other portals. Kans love portals!
This is something of a grudge match... I played a game against RedS8n at Platinum Devil 1 and my grots snatched a last turn victory... that game was Portal!
Red opens fire on my squads but nightfighting reduces casualties to a hand ful of grots... my Kans and megaGrots all activate the portals! and disappear.
1 squad of Kans and the MegaGrots reappear at the top left near some Chaos Choosen.
the second squad of Kans appear ontop of the building objective left of center.
the final squad appear via a DS
result (portal is awesome) and scatter to the right of Reds DP
, oh nooes (portal sux).
The MegaGrots and choosen battle it out, the kans are just out of range to reach combat.
The MEgaGrots take a couple of wounds, then they wipe out all the Choosen. but the chaos Champion swings before he dies, inflicting his own damage killing the mega grots!
They are all dead dave! everyones dead...
The Defiler fires his battle canon at the grots but casualties are minimal !
He launches himself at the Kans wrecking one and pulling the arm off another!
The Grot buggies start to take their toll on the CSMs
and the Kans on the right take out an obliterator
Grots assault the DP
their Grabba claws holding back his arms to give the Kans a chance but nothings stopping him and he destroys them all.
Defiler attacks the buggies, the DP
Lashes a squad of grots into a tear formation?
And a obilterator incinerates them! All.
Its not looking good for the second squad of grots near portal 2. So they run at it and jump in and disappear .. ...
they reappear in the building near to the left of center behind some kans. Yay!
The other Kan squad makes it’s way to tele portal 4
Buggies are attacking the rhinos, they popped smoke and survive so deff dread also assaults a rhino, but fails to dent it. The defiler scuttles back.
takes out the last buggy bothering him.
And the defiler destroys the deff dread.
The Kans pops a Rhino and kill the passengers in combat. The defiler doesn’t like this and assaults the Kans. But there is an upset, the defiler assaults through the wreck of the rhino (slowing him down to int1) the Kans swing first and he explodes!
the Prince Lashes the grots off the objective building. Kans kill the Prince with a volley of fire and the Grots climb back ontop reclaiming the portal objective.
There is too much debris between the CSM
and the other objectives...
Grots Win. That was a very tight game, we both fought very hard, and there were many cinematic moments that i enjoyed! But yeah the little gits pulled it off, Woot!
++ Grot score sheet Win-1 Drawn-0 Lost-5 ++
++ Sunday Game 3 ++
++ Objective game vs ArbitorIan ++
++ 1250pts Grots vs ++
An objective game. We decide that the bridges and building are the objectives.
we also decide that they are Av12 and can be destroyed!
I’m worried about playing the daemons... so I start the smack talk “I’m gonna destroy all the objectives!that way you can’t win!”
The Grots deploy with the DeffDread set to keep my promise of a draw!
Daemons arrive for their turn1
And the dread goes to work on the building.
I decide that buggies are expendable and use them to get early wounds on the keepers of secrets
The rest of ArbitorIans army arrives.
I open fire killing 1 keeper and lots of lesser daemons!
the daemonettes assault back at the kans.
then the The Keeper destroys the bridge! (WTF
that was my Idea!)
Next the Fiends try to take out the second bridge. I re-evaluate the board... Damn I could win this! If that bridge survives! Reds8n chips in ‘even if ArbitorIan gets the last bridge, Panic can win If he tables the daemons!’
The Grots start to move forward.
The bridge stood no chance against the fiends claws.. wrecked. Damn.
Only one thing for it... charge!!!
A couple of Kans plop into the Canals :(
the Daemon scum runs for the hills!
and I run out of time, there is to be no turn 6
Hiding little *itchs
Next Time Arbitor! next time?!
++ Grot score sheet Win-1 Drawn-1 Lost-5 ++
The Score sheet doesn't look so good. But I had a Awesome Time, this week end was loads of fun and hell even when grots are getting blown up I'm having a blast too!
Thanx to the organisers and my fellow Platinum Dakkites!