So ‘Ard Boyz Semis happened a week or so back, and the field of armies played (at least at the stores I heard of) seemed to be slightly narrower. Virginia saw mostly Power Armor, with an emphasis on Grey Knights and Blood Angels over Space Wolves.
However Master Shake did get in, and asked to use my Blood Angels for the Semis and I said sure why not….
Now the problem with borrowing someones army the day before the event as I found out at the NOVA Invitational, and he came to find out as well at the semis, is you don’t have time to get familiar with the army. You have to learn the army right down to every stat, and practice every little trick they possess so you know what to do at each critical point during your game.
He won his first two, but lost his last game, and thusly the tournament. Apparently it was mostly due to not being able to kill storm shield temies. I’m not sure I would have run Meph and Sanguinor in on them like he did, but hey that’s where not being in practice with a list, and personal preference comes in. I do still like the feel of his build and may kick it around in the future.
I’m starting to like Typhoons more and more over devies because well they are more maneuverable, and in dawn of war they are not crippled for a turn or two. Granted there was no dawn of war in round two but still. I’m thinking a tactica article on them is in the near future. 😀
I also prefer Thunder Hammers in my Assault Squads. 5 points more for the ability to stun your opponent’s characters and stall them just long enough to come back to them after you kill their squad is worth the points IMHO.
That’s it for this report, be sure to leave some comments on the army list!