Thursday, 22 November 2012

Masters 2012




Hi guys

So I had 2 goals this year for my gaming, to win a tournament and make the 2012 Masters.  Thankfully I was able to do both, winning Vermintide last year. 

This will be my first masters since I was able to come in 4th place at the innaugural event a few years ago.  I took a very filthy Skaven army to that event,  and out of 5? games I played 3 Bret armies.  Brets really didn't enjoy my list at all.  I remember playing Phil Commins in the first game,  I got a casting of Warplightning off on his big lance of 12 or so Realm knights killing 4 and panicking them off the board first turn, which helped!  I also remember playing 2 Dark Elves as well, pushed around by Nick Buckby and Ant Kitson.  I think i narrowly lost both games, but not 100% sure.  Dave Grant ended up winning the event with his Ogres.  He beat a lot of good armies with it, and was also able to ride the comp score really well.  It would have been interesting for me to have played him, as I think I had the toys to take him on.

So I am taking my faithful Orcs and Goblins to the event.  I had the choice to go with my Chaos Dwarfs or very shooty Dragon Dark Elves, but the Orcs are the army I feel most comfortable with, and they would have got angry with me if I didn't take them!  Now that all the lists are in and available,  I will post my list.

Black Orc Warboss - Sword of Anti Heroes - Enchanted Shield - Preservation
Savage Orc Warboss - Great weapon - Dragonbane gem - shield - Crown of Command - Armour of Destiny

BO BSB - Potion of Speed - Endurance - Dragonhelm
Level 2 Savage Shaman - Head
Level 2 Savage Shaman - Scroll - Eeee!!! Mask

34 SO Big unz - Xtra chops - Boss - Std
28 Orc Boys - Shields FC

8 Trolls
Wolf chariot
Wolf chariot
Wolf chariot

Mangler Squig
Mangler Squig
Rock Lobba
Doomdiver
Doomdiver

So first off I have dropped the Ng unit and Shaman for the Orc boys.  I was finding that the NG were a unit that wasn't really pulling it's weight.  They weren't hitty enough for a combat block, and I was finding using them as an anvil that my shaman would die.  So I felt I really needed the 3rd combat block, enter the Orc boys.  I used to run these guys all the time with my BO warboss and BSB in them and they were ok, but not that hitty.  So I decided to run the second warboss in there.  Now they can take things on much better.

Having the 2 lvl 2's isn't too bad, as when you roll 6 dice foot all day long and hope for the double 6, levels don't really matter!!  Tactics  FTW!!

I had my first game with the army last night against Hamish's army with 2 units of 5 Skullcrushers, knights and Warriors.  He literally had no chaff, so the manglers had a free reign to damage one of the skull crushers.  They are still very tough and took 4 turns to kill them.  I manage to table him minus 8 Warriors.

There is a good mix of armies at the event, topped by some filthy filthy Skaven.  Should be good and really looking forward to it.  As for my chances, I am not really sure.  Would love to hear some of your guys opinions on the lists and how you think the tournament will go down.

Cheers

Lists - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/92601827/MastersLists.xls



15 comments:

  1. I remember that first Masters tournament, I managed to avoid your list with my dragon lead High Elves. I think I ended up in 7th place, after an unlucky loss to the dark elves and a well deserved loss to Dave's Ogres. With my comp score also dragging me down two places.

    Sam, I think you and your O&Gs can do very well with this list, even hopefully beating that highly filthy skaven list that Ben Curry thought would win.

    Hugh

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  2. Hey now I'm sure there were 12 Tzeentch WoC left but hey whos counting! ;)
    Thanks for the game last night it was extremely enjoyable!

    The MVP's for your army were definitely your 2 doom divers who managed to pick up 1200 points in t5 & 6 and your 2 Mangler Squig's who really cuased me some grief, but the experience will help me adapt for future matches ;)

    I still can't beleive I didn't manage to GATEWAY your Savages Orc unit, they must have taken at least 4 hits from GATEWAY all at between str 8-10 and min of 7-11 hits per magic phase lol.

    Skill = GATEWAY and 6 DICE FTW! :)

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  3. Hey Sam good luck, I hope you do really well and kick some ass ;D.

    I hope I get there next year, but I'm not holding my breath.

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  4. I'm starting to get really pissed off with everybody calling my rats filthy.....

    You won't like me when I'm angry

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    1. Peter, I always took you for a soft and cuddly person, LOL!

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    2. I don't like you anyway...lol

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  5. Starting praying, green boy......

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    1. oh so now you start to post on my blog...

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    2. How was your first sleepless night?

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    3. Not too bad, kept being woken up by my cat bringing me dead rats. Must be a sign....

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    4. What about last night....more dead rats...be careful it may be Plague

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    5. Sleep tight Sam.....don't let rats haunt your dreams

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    6. Don't worry about me mate, dreaming about Grey Seers getting squished by flying gobbos with pointy hats.

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  6. i really really like the list. double warboss is genius, turns your trukk into a battlewagon

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    1. Cheers bro. Will see how it goes.

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