Sunday, 28 April 2013

Runefang Results

So Runefang has gone and past and I had a blast! Managed to get Three wins, a loss and and a draw.
Game 1 was against Mal and his Steg List, pulled a 14-6 victory against him, game 2 was again Joel and his empire, lost 11-9, game 3 was against Hamish with his Skaven, just pulled out with an 11-9 win, 4th game was against Hugh and his Daemons, shot a cannon off each and called it game, 10-10 draw, and my last game was against Mike King, getting a 16-4 win.

So my biggest loss was only an 9-11 which is awesome. AND IF I ONLY KEPT my my second hammerer unit alive and I would been third equal... oh the woes of the world... the shame. But its is still awesome to see Tane on 4th place position with his Dwarfs, and I'm still really please with a top 10 finish.

More description on my games later to come, still recovering from the weekend. to much fooking thinking.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Runefang Tomorrow

So we got Runefang coming up in less then 24 hours. Really looking forward to it, I think there are 28 participants, maybe even 30. So a big field with a lot of the players being seasoned vets of the tournament scene. So this won't be a happy magic fun time bunny field at all, but full of cold heartless bastards! Kidding

To be honest, I've got high hopes for my self this time around. I would really like to well this tournament. A podium spot is the goal but doing so with Dwarfs against all these other copy and paste meta lists will be a  hard job, maybe to hard of a job. But I have proven to the world that a big win with the Dwarfs can happen, and can happen consistently. I'm very happy with my list and I think it can preform well against most other lists. As always my warmachines are Runed up and ready to go!

Monday, 15 April 2013

Runefang and Misc

So not much happening in the hobby life at the moment. Packed my army ready for Runefang already. Won't be getting any games in unfortunately so might as well do it now. I managed to get down to Wellington last weekend to catch up with Bo (he'll be at Runefang as well with his Lizzies) and I picked up this cool model from (Bull/Yak) Toy World for 15$ that will be my K'daai Destroyer model, It was already done up quite nicely so I just added a little demonic edge to it, painting its horns, nose and hooves all fiery looking and what not. Also going to add some steam/smoke coming out its nose and around its base which I hope comes out OK.

I've also been managing to get some more Magic Games in which is good and I also conviced my Twin brother to starting getting into it now. Which is good so at least I have someone to play magic with on a regular basis.

Other then that, not much else, doing a little bit of painting and that's aboot it. Really looking forward to Runefang, it will be loads of a fun and my Dwarfs get to kick some more 'anything but a Dwarfs ass!'

Sunday, 7 April 2013

List for Runefang

Submitted my list to Peter W a few hours ago, and it's pretty much what a brought to NatCon cept I swapped the Runelord for a Runesmith with three scrolls. But here it is anyways for anyone that didn't see my list before.

Runesmith, x3 Spellbreakers, Shield-147
Thane, BSB, Gromril, Resistance, Challenge-165
42 Warriors, FC, GW-445
15 Quarallers, GW, Rangers, Musician-215
35 Hammerers, FC-450
35 Hammerers, FC-450
Cannon, Forging, Burning, Engineer-145
Cannon, Forging, Engineer-140
Organ Gun-120
Organ Gun-120

Big Blocks supported by reliable shooting. Three scrolls, to deny 3 magic phases and the +1DD is nice.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

NatCon Day 2

Game 4: Joel McNelly and His Warriors of Chaos - Meeting Engagement

First time playing Joel, and I really enjoyed playing against him, very nice bloke and a good opponent to play against. His army was Greek mythology themed and it looked very nice. The his list was very different from what you see from most WoC lists. His General and Caster were both mounted on Chariots, and he also had 5 normal Chaos Chariots. Two units if 20 Chaos Warriors, 6 Trolls/Ogres and some chaff everything with Tzeentch. I managed to take out the Caster and all the other chariots by turn two with cannon fire, besides one that died in combat. I also managed to inflict two wounds onto his general turn 1 and blowing up the chariot. The general then died to a challenge with a Hammerer champion due to some unfortunate rolling by Joel, one hit and no wounds. I managed to get all units besides his unit of Chaos Ogre/trolls without losing a single point! 20-0 Win. Everything managed to go my way in this game. Cannons vs Chariots was a good eal from the beginning with me. And my blocks could easily take on the two Chaos Warrior units without to much trouble. Joel did have some unlucky rolling throughout the game which didn't help his cause to.

Game 5: Samuel Campbell  (Runeflames - his blogname) and his Daemons of Chaos - Blood and Glory

First time playing Samuel and was hoping I could play him at some points, but he used Daemons so BLAH! ... Daemons, I really hate playing Daemons, there is no answer for Dwarfs, there blocks are better point for point, and there especially trying when the opponent desides to rolls well on his ward saves. It took till turn two to get into combat with one of his blogs, and failed charge by the other due to my MR of Challenge, I managed to take of like 25+ Bloodletters before combat ensued from Organ gun and cannon fire, no look out sirs failed though. I knew once he got into combat he would win the game, but it would take a while as my units are stubborn. I managed to get one unit of blood letters plus the bsb and some chaff and a flying level 2 but other then that Samuel did managed to break my army giving him some much needed points. 14-6 loss. I felt like there was not much I could do in this game, as Samuel got an extra 3" deployment range I knew he would get into combat nice and quick, and I knew I would lose combat unless Samuel rolled REALLY badly, which wasn't the case... quite the opposite really! but I was happy that I managed to get some points out of the game. Samuel is a really nice opponent and good fun to play against, grats on third place man, well deserved!

Game 6: Bo Paterson and his Lizardmen - (Battle of the Pass) fook yes!

Meeeean, I got to play my boy Bo, playing against Bo is always fun, we always end up dancing throughout the game, arguing who's rolls are worse and who has the worst luck... I now know its Bo. I knew I had an advantage against Bo, with three big targets to shoot at (Slann, Steg + EoG and the Dread Saruen) which is worth a lot of points altogether, I was going into the game pretty confident. HOWEVER, turn one saw both my organ guns misfiring, with one being ok, and one not being able to fire next turn, my cannons didn't do jack either. Not a good start, to follow up on that, Bow put both organ guns to two wounds, one cannon to two, and other to three, on the first damn turn. At this points I though I was in the shitter, so I decided to move my army up and engage his line as a desperate effort. My other organ misfired again and wasn't allowed to shoot, but my cannon however managed to take out the Dread Saruen which was pleasing to watch get taken off the table, that thing would have wrecked anything I put infront of it. Bo didn't manage to to kill any of my warmachines with shooting which was good for me BUT very unlucky for Bo, he should have killed both Organ guns but didn't roll well... rolled really bad actually... poor Bo :(. Next turn saw my warriors flank charging a unit of Sarus (the Challenge rune doing what it does best, giving me flanks for hordes to charge into!) in the flank and in the front by the hammers, all in horde. The combat saw me kicking some lizard ass and Bo didn't manage to rolls double ones on his rally so fled, I caught them with the hammerers who also ran into the Slann, awwwwesome. I also Cannoned off the Steg with everyone top which was VERY lucky, couldn't believe me cannons, I decided to love them again for finally hitting something. Next turn saw my running down the Slann and killing the last group of warriors. Everything of Bo's was off the table besides three units of skinks. He was close to getting my BSB hammerer unit leaving them with three left + the BSB from all that peppering from poison shots and flame templates but they manage to escape by the kin of their teeth. 20-0 win for me. I felt really lucky that I managed to pull off a win, and I was friggen surprised that I could pull off that kind of win. Bo was unlucky that he couldn't kill my WM's fast enough to stop them from taking off the Steg and Dread Saruen. Nonetheless, I was stoked to get that win.

So Day two saw me walk away with 46 points and and 72 points overall, I was quite a ways up the table which was pleasantly surprising. I bet their was some guys who though "What the fu** is he doing there?!?!?". I was very please on how I preformed on the second day, and was feeling happy and confident for day number 3.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

NatCon Results and Games (Day 1)

Sorry for not posting earlier, was extreamly exhausted when I got home and felt quite down due to the last game but I'll go into that later. Overall.... VERY PLEASED on how I did. I managed get my first award which was the 'Butcher' (most kill points) and won by quite a few thousand points apparently. I'm very happy with this because you don't see Dwarfs getting heaps of kill points naturally. But I managed to pretty much table three of my opponents with them only have 0-1 units left at the end of turn 6. 4 Wins and 4 losses, averaged 11.1 (around that I think) which makes me even more happier. All my wins were big (20-0,  20-0, 18-2, 15-5) and my losses were OK (16-4, 16-4, 14-6, 18-2) I managed not to get completely destroyed during the losses  maybe besides game 8 when Mal tabled me...

So here are some descriptions of all 8 games.

Day 1, Game 1: Sam Whitt and his Dark Elves

(Grudge Match) I was really looking forward to this game as Sam is one of my favorite opponents to play against and I always finish the game happy and I always learn something new. Don't know how Sam puts up with it though, me constantly bringing Dwarfs and talking loads of crap about them, and just generally  talking loads of crap, but he's a champ and puts up with it!. So Sam's list consisted of 9 Cold on Knights with a BSB and a badass Lord mounted on Cold Ones as well. With I think 3-4 units of Darkriders, 20 crossbows CoB,  TWO hydras, and Owl Flying Pennant of all this anti Dwarf! There might have been other stuff in his list but those units played the only relevance  Turn one went to me and I took a chance and fired my cannons at the Cauldron of Blood a and managed to three wounds to it but never managing to get the last one, dammit. I was expecting to get 0-20 just due to his list against mine. I knew my list would have a very hard time against it his unless somehow I got lucky. And speaking of luck, Sam proceeded to fail a a charged in which he only needed to roll a max of 4 on three dice on his cold one bus and let me open up my organ gun killing like five of them and taking his BSB with them as well (I must say Sam, you took that like a champ, I would have been fuming man, first failing the charge, but then eating a ass full of artillery, took it like a pro!). I was through the moon at that point, I thought I had a really good chance at beating him but one of the hydras managed to make it in and caused a butt load of wounds and the remainder of the cold ones managed to get in next turn and destroyed all hopes of that aspect. My 40 Man warrior unit which never took a single wound or did anything at all the whole game failed a Ldr 9 roll for my Hammerer unit + BSB being destroyed and fled off the table. And that pretty much sealed the deal there really. 16-4 loss. Overall, pleased with the match, and looking back, the only thing I could have changed was to deploy my organ guns sideways on the 12" mark of deployment then come my 1st turn, pivot the organ guns to face the barrels straight (measure distance from the barrels with warmachines, its gamey, but it's legal. Not sure if Sam would have liked that to much) at his cold ones giving me another 1.5" of shooting length, giving me a turn 1 organ gun salvo! I think if I had killed the Cauldron turn one and opened up the organ guns on the same turn, I would have walked away with a 20-0, but oh well. Some people we're wondering why I accepted to grudge Sam because of his skill level and my odds on beating him... you know, some times, um, just possibly, I just like playing the dude and I'm not just out to win and would only accept grudges by people that I know I can beat, a hard game is way more worth it. Even though I lost, I still really enjoyed it and I enjoyed it so much I even gave him best sport. I will beat you one day Sam! With Dwarfs...while sitting in a corner, while shooting you with awesomeness, all with a smirk on my face... one day!

Game 2: Mark Skilton and his Vampire counts - Watchtower

This was my first time playing Mark and he was a really nice fellow to play with, and he was very tolerant with me as I was being unusually slow, cheers for that Mark! He had a Nightmare Colossus from the Monstrous Arcaneum book and it was hell of a thing, very cool crafted model made by Mark himself. Mark did manage to get the damn thing into combat due to my cannons being lazy and not wanting to kill it before that happening. But my hammerers got very lucky and managed to take it 'oot' themselves while sustaining few casualties, I think like 10 died but I was expecting more. Mark had a Black Knight bus + BSB and Vamp Lord in it with so many rerolls I began to lose all faith in life itself. After watching about the 50th reroll I think I almost turned my own cannon on my self. I guess I got a taste of my own medicine... perhaps... Mark managed to get a unit of Ghouls into the tower and they pretty much sat there the entire game, only to trade off with the 2nd unit of Ghouls when I managed to get them low... hooray! I did manage to get the Black Knight unit but none of the characters. 16-4 loss. I feel like I did the best I could, with really only 1 bad call (not charging one of the hammerer blocks into the tower, I think I could have beat him out of there but I was playing two defensively. He managed to get first turn so there was no way I could stop him from getting to the tower first. Good game nonetheless.

Not doing the best at the moment but I kept saying to my self... 6 more games, 6 more games! So I was ready for...

Game 3! Neil Williamson and his Dwarfs

So this was the second time I got face my fellow Wairarapian in a tournament and was looking forward to it and he brought along his Dwarfs for the first time. But this was no ordinary Dwarf list, this was the dreaded, NO DEPLOY Dwarfs, with units of Miners and Rangers at its core, along with an Anvil and some warmachines. Going into the game I knew I had the upper hand in combat with my body number superiority so my plan was to move move move right up to his most expensive unit with all his characters in it. We both had scouts and I won the roll to put mine down first. I knew Neil Would try to throw his Longbeard Ranger unit down along with Characters right in front of my warriors unit and anvil charge them into them. So I just chucked my rangers into a position to stop him and forced his LB Rangers back into his deployment zone. I also managed to get the first turn even with Neil having +1 one. I followed up on this and destroyed on of cannons and then his Dragon Slayer, then his Gyrocopter the following turn. I managed to get my BSB hammerer unit close enough to Neil's normal Ranger unit and challenge them with my MR of Challenge which Neil chose to flee from (it was the best decision) unfortuantly he rolled very high on his flee leaving him very close to the board edge and to far away from his BSB for the reroll. He then failed to rally them next turn and they fled of the table... phew, easy pickns' I guess. Very unlucky for Neil. He also tried charging his 20 man miner units into my warriors backs, but then me managing to beat them both on the second round of combat and running them both down. Neil took a risk and it didn't follow through. I managed to get all the  blocks and all the Characters minus the Anvil. 18-2 win to be. I felt like I did everything right in this game, charged the right units, shot the right units and so on, Neil was unlucky not to go first so that set him back. Any Dwarf that doesn't go first really sucks and really disadvantages us... MAJORLY. We need the first turn to get the first round of shooting in, I know that sounds really naff, but it needs to happen, of we're pretty much on the back foot.

End of the first day and I was on 26pts, a little poor, but I was OK with it, 4pts short of 10-10 average. I had a good day, and I was happy I got to see all the Familiar faces again. I really do enjoy that part of the hobby, making mates through gaming and meeting up with them to see whats going on and how they've been doing and talking a whole lot, and as most people know, I 'fooking' talk ALOT! (Hence the blog, lol). Playing games, hopefully thrashing their army If I play them and taking off all their toys, but most importantly, talking bucket loads of shit about my Dwarfs and how they are the best and that nobody will ever get to cast magic onto them, and that my shooting is superior to everyone else's, stuff like that.

Day 2 coming tomorrow. So to remember to actually do it, I'll just stick I big yellow sticky on my computer screen reminding me, I'll still probably forget until 11:30pm... like tonight.