Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Doubles Tournament - The first attempt

So we tried our first attempt at a doubles game today. We actually played against a single opponent and chose to go in at the deep end facing Dan's Grey Knight army. Dan is currently ranked 15th in the country and damn good with his army. I used;-

Rune Priest, Chosen the the Slain, Jaws of the World Wolf, Murderous Hurricane
5 Grey Hunters with Flamer in a Rhino
5 Grey Hunters with Melta-gun in a Las/Plas Razorback
6 Long Fangs with 5 Missile Launchers in a Las/Plas Razorback
6 Long Fangs with 5 Missile Launchers in a Las/Plas Razorback
Landspeer with Heavy Flamer and Multi-melta

where as Bennett used;-

Rune Priest, Chosen the the Slain, Jaws of the World Wolf, Living Lightning
9 Grey Hunters with Melta-gun in a Rhino
5 Grey Hunters with Melta-gun in a Las/Plas Razorback
5 Grey Hunters with Melta-gun in a Las/Plas Razorback
6 Long Fangs with 2 Missile Launchers & 3 Plasma Cannons
Lone Wolf in Terminator Armour, Storm Shield & Chainfist.





We ended up playing Capture and Control and Dawn of War, which played right into Dan's hands. His army contains 3 Stormravens and DoW means he can fly them on and sweep  accross the board, where as the majority of our firepower has to walk or roll onto the board, limiting our effectiveness.

I don't plan to do a blow by blow account of the game, but its fair to say it didn't go well, I poorly judged what to do with my Landspeeder and ended up throwing it away. My Longfangs also suffered badly. In the end it was Bennett's assault on Dan's objective that almost got us a draw, but a failed tank shock resulted in a loss.

Still it was a good first game and I think we've learnt some tactics, we'll tweek the armies a little and come back harder, we've still got 3 months after all before the actual tournament.

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