I made it up the my LGS to play in a 1500 point tournament. There are a good bunch of guys who play there and they range from the competitive to the casaual.
The army I played was the project of this thread here, although it will eventually move on to the next part of my collection.
The list I took is this:
Henchmen - 4xDCA, 2xCrusader, 3xAcolyte w/Meltabombs, Rhino
Henchmen - 10xAcolytes w/Stormbolter 1w/Meltabombs, Rhino
2xStrike Squad - Psycannon, Razorback w/TLHB, Psybolt
2xStrike Squad - Psycannon, Razorback w/TLAssC, Psybolt
2xDreadnought - 2xTLAC, Psybolt
I photo'd the armies of the participants. Here is Mine.
This one belongs to Adam. It is his recently constructed Necron Army. I'm sorry the custom Triach Stalkers are out of focus they are relaly nice.
This is Erik's Necron Army. From the 1950's Science Fiction necron Dynasty.
Here is Dirk's spider-tyranid does whatever a spider-tyranid can army.
Hmm... I thought I had photos of Zak and Kade's Armies, but sine I play them both you will see them well enough.
Dan was busy with his Presidential Strategy meeting and made it a little late, but here are some photos of his scratch built Talo(s?i?esess?), and box o'fun. I play him later too, so you'll see more.
GAME 1 started with me playing Kade, a competitive player who played a Shrike Inflitrating 10xTHSS Terminators. Sneaky, Fleet, THSS Terminators.
His list had:
2xTac Squads in Upgraded Rhinos, Power Fist, ML, MG
2xScout Squads Sniper Rifles, ML
Techmarine with servo Harness, Thunderfail Cannon.
The scenario was three objectives (I got to place one), secondary HQ must Survive, and Tertiary have troops in enemy deployment zone at the end of the game.
Kade wins the Infiltrate roll and places his Terminator-Nijas immediatley on my right flank, while his Rhinos make use of the three story tower of cover provides on my left flank as does his speeder. This ruin has been reinforced and 2 scout squads, the techmarine and his failgun all take cover on the top floor.
^Terminators & Shrike out of line of sight infiltrating close in.
My right flank spread out to see the Teminators whos large footprint made it pretty easy. 10 Squats,Psyflemen, Psyback, Passback, strike squad, and a rhino's storm bolter torrented down the Terminator squad to 5 Terms and Shrike. Coteaz and his henchmen shifted to the right flank. The Vindicare turbo-penetrated a rhino that he could see, and a psyfleman stunned Kade's other Rhino which ingnored it with extra armor. My last psyback shot the techmarine and wrecked the cannon of fail. Poor Kade had never fired one in a 40k game despite years of playing; I think this happens to everyone as it happened to me too.
^My first turn reaction to the Pirate Terminator Ninjas.
On Kade's first turn Shrike blasts out of the terminators to assault the Stunties and rid the galaxy of thier obsolete taint. This action gives the Terminators a multi-assault on the Passback and Squat Rhino.
^Shrike and eht Terminators setup their assaults.
Meanwhile on my left flank one Rhino went for the west objective, the pissed off techmarine scrambled down the building, and the tactical squad pulled themselves from the wreck of their rhino and advanced.
^My left flank.
The Terminators immobilize the Squat's Rhino and wreck the Passback, forcing out the Strike Squad. Shrike makes mince meat out of the Squats setting the universe right once again.
^Right Flank assaults.
With the immobilized Rhio blocking his advance Coteaz orders his squad out of the razorback, under the metal canpoy of the center objective. Seeing the blury outline of Shrike, Coteaz points and the Death Cultistits move like lightening. The Vinidicare lines up the fuel cell in the speeding rhino and puts a turbo penetrator into its core causing the Rhino to vioently explode, kiling a few Raven Guard. The vindicare spots the melta gun carrying marine int he wreckage and takes his skull off with a hellfire round.
Dodging the Dreadnought's stream of fire, the Typhoon couldn't avoid having it's missile launcher sheared from it's frame. On the left flank a passback and psyback crawl forward to the relative cover of a small Prefab Building firing into the raven guard marines. Shrike is hit with bolter fire and wounded by the Psyber Eagle and then is finished off by the cultisits.
Raven guard storm out of the crater that was once thier Rhino and avenge the loss of shrike by wrecking a passback. The snipers continue firing into the tanks, sniper rifles often being more sucessful than the missle launchers but still acomplishing little.
^Kade's Turn 2 Movement.
The Terminators, furious that Shrike is dead at coteaz's hand, charge his squad. Storm sheilds block the hammers that fall as most of the terminators are culled by the death cult. One terminator swings at Coteaz, missing, as Coteaz shows him how it's done like a boss.
^The Raven Guard Terminators are cut down by Coteaz and his squad.
The armies "rock" broken, Kade's army suffers a clean up turn or two. His Land speeder is Immobolized by the psyber eagle as Coteaz advances into enemy deployment zone and it is eventually destroyed by a psyflemean. One Raven Guard squads is shot and assaulted by a strike squad, eliminating them. The Techmarine is blown away in a torrent of fire. Yet despite all this punisment at the botom of the 5th turn, a Raven Guard squad Marine with a meltagun jumps into the air as his squad is being run down by a psyback, exploding it and then charges into the center objective, contesting it. A scout squad moves through cover and gets an amazing run roll to take the eastern objective.
Leave it to Kade to see his only change for a draw on the primary objective, but ultimatley the game continues and both squads are anhillated for thier daring to face the Emporer's Pet Marines.
Battle Result: All three objectives accomplished. Victory.
^ Turn 4
^Coteaz Claims the east objective and Advances into the enemy deployment zone.
^ Raven Guard run towards the center objective!
I took a few pics of the other games during the first round.
^Latecomer Dan using a Webway list brings the guard to it's knees! (They are Dark Eldar, they really put you on your knees and make you do unspeakable things!)
Battlebots! Hawt Cron on Cron Action here fellas! They are deciding who gets to play with the mortals this mellinium. I know that Necrons won this battle, just not which player. You can see Adam's excellent stalker conversions well here.
For some reason I didn't get a shot of Dirk's and Zak's Game. Sorry guys, but it was Tyranids vs Rust Knights (count as: chaos Grey Knights)