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London Epic GT May 19-20

 Post subject: Re: London Epic GT May 19-20
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:19 pm 
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What's the plan for Sat night dinner? Do we have a booking for a certain time or are we going to see how it goes on the day?

I'm a maybe now depending on timing, as I'm going to be crashing at an old friends place in Putney that night but they're not getting home till 9ish so maybe I could eat with you and then head over there.


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 Post subject: Re: London Epic GT May 19-20
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:27 pm 
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Lists are all in so I’ve done the draw (as not really around till Friday night now). Good spread of forces:

2 x Ghaz Orks
2 x Nids
1 x Dark Eldar
1 x Black Legion
1 x Codex Marines
1 x Emperor’s Children
1 x Knights

Draw for round 1 is:

Dan v Richard
Charles v Mark
Simon v Glynn
Mike v Rob

I’m sitting out round 1. Hopefully, Ffoley will be there on Sunday so that means no byes then.

Dinner plans aren’t fixed but there’s half a dozen bars, pubs etc within a 15 minute walk (though longer if Rob is guiding us).

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 Post subject: Re: London Epic GT May 19-20
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:30 pm 
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Nice easy draw!

At least I have no expectations!


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 Post subject: Re: London Epic GT May 19-20
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:34 pm 
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LIST!!

Mike Thomas, 3000 POINTS
Black Legion (Epic UK v070414)
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BLACK LEGION RETINUE [425]
8 Chaos Space Marines, (Tzeentch), Daemonic Pact (includes 1 lesser daemon), Chaos Warlord (Supreme Commander), Obliterator

BLACK LEGION RETINUE [340]
8 Chaos Space Marines, (Tzeentch), Daemonic Pact (includes 1 lesser daemon), 4 Rhino, Sorcerer Lord

BLACK LEGION RETINUE [340]
8 Chaos Space Marines, (Tzeentch), Daemonic Pact (includes 1 lesser daemon), 4 Rhino, Sorcerer Lord

CHAOS TERMINATORS [300]
4 Chaos Terminators, Chaos Lord, (Tzeentch), Daemonic Pact (includes 1 lesser daemon)

CHOSEN [170]
4 Chaos Space Marine Scouts, (Tzeentch), Daemonic Pact (includes 1 lesser daemon), 2 Rhino

CHOSEN [225]
4 Chaos Space Marine Scouts, (Tzeentch), Daemonic Pact (includes 1 lesser daemon), Dreadnought, 5 Dreadclaw Drop Pod

CHAOS SPACE MARINE HAVOCS [250]
4 Chaos Space Marine Havocs, 2 Rhinos, (Tzeentch), Sorcerer Lord, Daemonic Pact (includes 1 lesser daemon)

DEATH WHEEL SQUADRON [275]
Death Wheel, (Tzeentch)

DECIMATORS [225]
Decimator, (Tzeentch)

DAEMON POOL [75]
5 Lesser Daemon

DEVASTATION CLASS CRUISER [150]

HELLTALON FLIGHT [225]
2 Bombers


Fairly sure it's identical to the list I've taken the last couple years for Black Legion.


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 Post subject: Re: London Epic GT May 19-20
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 9:47 am 
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Wow, the size of the queue! First game is meant to be starting now but it's going to take an age to get in. Hope the timing is flexible and we can play on till later.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 7:45 pm 
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Thanks all for an interesting event. I think we successfully overcame some interesting organisational issues (an hour for bag check etc) to thoroughly enjoy ourselves (at least I did). All the games were great, painting standard was really high again. The final standings were.

1st place - Mike Thomas
2nd place - Dan Wilson
3rd place - Steve Cole

Best painted - Richard Laking
Most sporting - Glyn (bizarrely fending off stiff competition from Dan!!!!!)
Charles picked up the wooden spoon.

Full standings

Mike
Dan
Steve
Simon
Rob
Mark
Glyn
Richard
Charles
Nick

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 9:26 pm 
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I hope Dan writes up one of his stories. That would be swell.

Have you guys considered using this? https://tabletop.to/
Would be cool for unfortunate folk like me that cant make watch along.

Also any pictures for me to drool over?

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 Post subject: Re: London Epic GT May 19-20
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:38 am 
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An interesting weekend overall, there were definitely organisation issues on the saturday, both in getting in and food at lunchtime (mind you, i just went into westfield both days instead of trying to get something on site, which was fine). That aside though things ran reasonably smoothly though i thought. Thankfully we'd brought our own scenery, as otherwise we might well have ended up with something like the 40k guys:
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Truly awe inspiring scenery for them :spin Nice mats at least, but it almost makes the scenery that much sadder if anything...

I'd taken the Tyranid titans out for another spin, mainly because they're pretty and we were hoping to interest some of the 40k players with our pretty epic models :)

Game 1: Dan's Knights
Yeah, so this one didn't go particularly well. Turns out a few lancers are more than up to the job of killing dominatrixes, and the less said about the heirophants and suchlike the better. I was pretty much out-ranged for assault, out shot, completely outclassed in the assaults no matter what was going into what, and got obliterated. Dan getting 3 super lucky crits early on, killing a dominatrix in one hit followed by a heirophant and heirodule wasn't particularly helpful, but after i lost the second to a paired lancer assault it was pretty much all done. It's always a bit sad when your assault army just can't stand up in assault to your opponents units that are either similarly priced or cheaper, but heyho. Abject Loss.

Game 2: After the abject result of the first game i got the bye.

Game 3: Charles' Marines
This one was going a bit better, as the marines struggle to kill dominatrixes. Things went a bit pear shaped when one bounced off some scouts, and the bts broke from a clipping engagement from terminators, and guess which one didn't rally? Still, the game was edging towards a draw as i'd covered sufficient objectives to stop Charles winning until a last gasp assault on the bigger brute squad from some scouts (unprepped and in firefight) ended up with the scouts winning and the game ended 2-0 to Charles in turn 4.

Game 4: Rob's Orks
Things didn't go too badly early on, i lost a Heirophant (no great surprise) but took out the landa at least, and broke some storm boyz. I won the strategy rolloff turn 2, which did at least allow me to take out some commandoes and the big blitz brigade with the supa zzap guns (a big relief that), after that though things went downhill, and i got a gargant to the face. I did kill it, but not before it had taken out fully 50% of my army. Sad times. Again, out-ranged in assaults, which was a bit of a pain. Game ended 3-1 turn 3 i think?

Game 5: Nick's Marines
Nick got a bit over-enthusiastic early on and ran at me. Happy days for the nids! Got to munch on a load of units in CC, which went very well for me. I kept munching on stuff and was able to win 3-0 in turn 4 after taking out his tactical BTS finally.

So yeah, the army's going into storage. unfortunately the stuff i've pained doesn't really work, and it's pretty clear to me now that if you want a decently competitive nid list, stick to the infantry. An assault list that struggles in assault and combines that with a low activation count and strategy rating is just arse.

Still, Glynn's novel take on Nids does give me some interesting ideas for a spin on Mike's effective infantry spam, but again still needs me to paint all the bloody infantry. Ah well...

A big thanks to Steve for organising, to Mike and Simon for lugging the terrain with them, and all my opponents for some interesting (if generally one sided) games!


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 Post subject: London Epic GT May 19-20
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 3:45 pm 
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Couple of pics (afraid between playing and TOing I didn’t get many.

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