So, I ended up facing off against Grey Knights played by Thomas "Goatboy" Reidy III in the first Round. It was early, and we got an entire 6 turn game done in 45minutes, so I forgot completely to take any pictures of the board or his army. His list contained a Librarian, 10 man termie squad with Thawn, Castellan Crowe, Purifier units in rhinos (of which I believe there were 3, but it might have been 2) and 3 psy-rifleman dreadnoughts.
All in all, a heinous amount of fire with a lot of 3+ cover saving due to the librarian's assistance. Enjoyed the game, but ended up getting tabled. Like I said, I enjoyed the game, but Thomas wouldn't be my first choice for a repeat-opponent in the future. He talks fast, he plays fast and overly so. It's possible to complete a 6 turn game in a 2.5 hour window without playing like a hamster on speed. Take a breath, enjoy your turn a bit more. I missed an item in one of my turns because I felt rushed to get everything done, and he didn't remember his army had the aegis until turn three, much less that his dreads have an improved version that impose a -4 instead of a -1 on opponent's psykers. S'alright; that gave me a good hour and a half to watch my wife's first game against the dark eldar and see how that army runs.
Insert a run to Bill Walker's Barbeque for lunch and we return with round 2.
|Neal's great display board.|
My third and final opponent of the day was the ringer, Troy, fielding an imperial guard army of shootyness. Having not ever played Imp Guard really, I wasn't prepared for the truly prodigious amount of fire directed my way. 2 battlecannons, 5 plasma blast templates, 9 lascannons, 3 squads of plasma guns, 2 squads of meltaguns and a psyker unit with what is basically a lascannon large blast made for some very sad Wolf Marines.
Now maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the ringer wasn't supposed to let their opponent win, but not set out blast their opponent into oblivion and beyond and just give a good game to someone who's already gotten their ass handed to them at least once if not multiple times. Found out later that my wife played the ringer day 2 and beat him. Tiny vindication for team Woodroof I guess. Day 1 ends and our heroes are exhausted. Pile in the car, fire up the Google and return to casa de Filgo for pizza and a brief respite before munchkin zombie with some of Scott's friends. Not a bad first day even if the winning eluded us.