Thursday, May 29, 2008

Canadian Grand Tournament 2008


Hey all,

This past weekend I headed to the Battlebunker in Oakville ON to play in the Canadian GT 2008. I was playing my freshly painted Deathwing modeled after the original Deathwing from the short story. The Army is definitely a finesse one and a couple of times I made the mistake of letting a horde get to close without softening them up first. I will update with more pictures as I get them, hope you enjoy. I had a great time, thank you to all my opponents and travel companions for making it a great weekend!

Army List
HQ
Master of the Deathwing (Cloudrunner) with Storm bolter and MC Power sword
Librarian with Terminator armour, Storm bolter, Force weapon and Psychic hood

Troops
Deathwing Command Squad with Assault cannon, chain fist x1, apothecary and lighting claws x1
Deathwing Squad with Assault cannon, chain fist x1 and lighting claws x1
Deathwing Squad with Thunder Hammers and Storm Shields and Cyclone Missile launcher
3 x Deathwing Squads with Heavy Flamer and Lighting claws x1

Game 1 Deathwing vs Ray Shields' Tyrnaids
Table: City Fight
Msn: kill opponents general
End result: less than 50 pt difference = Tie
Comments: Great game that came down to the wire and literally the last turn. My army was not meant for taking on horde armies and this game was an example of me happening to hang around and score enough pts to get a tie.

Game 2 Deathwing vs Jay Pinhay's Orks
Table: City Fight
Msn: table quarters
End result: Massacre against (Oz'ed, like as in the prison show)
Comments: The game had escalation and I was able to kill 500 pts of his army in the first turn (everything on the board). The rest of his army showed up and 1200 pts of Orks killed my 1700 pts of Deathwing to a man and took all table quarters. I think if I had been a little more conservative I could have brought this to a tie but Orks in a city are hard to deal with.

Game 3 Deathwing vs Josh Steinhilder's Tyrnaids
Table: Water and Jungle
End result: Major victory for
Comments: Josh was playing a Steeler heavy force with a 2 shooty fex's, a shooty tyrant and a flying CC tyrant. By the end of the game he had one fex left and he was backing up as the Deathwing started to surround him.

Game 4 Deathwing vs Scott Wilson's Death Guard
Table: City Fight
End result: Massacre for
Comments: Scott's luck was dicey at best and left him in the 3rd turn to never return. Mine was retarded and I didn't fail a save (either type) from then on. Deathwing are very good at killing Death Guard.

Game 5 Deathwing vs Paul Nelson's Orks
Table: Open planes
End result: less than 100 pt difference tie
Comments: Paul's Army is amazing and he won best presentation for it. Both Paul and I played the character of our armies and it made for an awesome amount of CC throughout the game. Kudos go to his Stormboyz nob who killed my Librarian in CC.

Overall I had a great time and met a bunch of new gamers including Yoshi, who ended up winning best overall. I needed up placing 15 out of 32 and learn a lot of valuable lessons about how to play an all terminator army.

3 comments:

langmann said...

Good looking models, lets see more close up photos as you are a good painter.

RonSaikowski said...

I just found your blog and like the pictures and reports of your Deathwing.

I too have a Deathwing and am learning how to use it.

Havik110 said...

was the gt 1500 points of 1750? I am interested in starting a deathwing army to do something until Dark eldar are redone