ard boys 09 playtest #3


I hate this, I wish I would have lost the game! I would not have nearly lost as much!







22 comments:

Feldmarshal Goehring said...

Great Battle Report.

The Warmaster has overcome, yet again.

Cijil001 said...

Tightly run game and well fought, but the arguing was cringe-worthy.

Black Matt said...

Yeah, I guess. I regret everything about these posts.

Ash said...

Black Matt I think the problem with your list for round #2 will be the missions. Round 2 missions all favor the Horde and Close Combat.

If you pull the all night fire mission your Oblits will be in all kind of trouble.

Also the other two possible missions favor high troop count lists.

I would think of changing to an all Berserker in LR army for round two.

Ash

Old Shatter Hands said...

The arguing about Vulkan being in the squad is ok. If an independant character ends his move within 2 inches of a squad, he automatically joins it. Its in the big rulebook. So you weren't being "like that." It was fair.

eriochrome said...

I think everyone was a little too serious there. You have to remember it is only game. Sure it stinks to lose but happens to me all the time and I am still alive and playing.

To much trash talking seems to led to fighting pretty quick.

Black Matt said...

Are round 2 missions up?

Ash said...

Not yet but I believe I saw them last night at a shop were they were being play tested.

Ash

Death 0F Angels said...

i didnt think the arueing was too bad. Theres always gonns be a few tiffs especially running competitive lists. From what i saw problems were solved quickly and with minimal arguement imo. Looked like a good game.

Steven said...

Yeah, they're up
http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m340258a_Ardboyz_Scenarios_Rd2.PDF
Hope that links right

Flekkzo said...

Maybe the very unedited version was a bit long, then again it is probably hard to play a game "for the camera" so to speak. Ever thought of having a third person act as judge/camera-man?

A little fighting outside the table there, but, bah, nothing worth fighting over. Next time you will know the rules better the both of you!

And seriously, neither did as stupid a mistake as I when I couldn't keep bolt _gun_ and bolt _pistol_ separated and blew a whole assault (I badly needed those +1 attacks) and got wiped out the next round. I pissed and moaned, but it was my fault, my mistake, and I had to live with it. I now have learned that I have to be super careful with my wording on the gun/pistol issue :)

Black Matt said...

Thanks Steven Ill check in a minute

Black Matt said...

Holy crap, Daemons and assault heavy armies have such an advantage!

The_King_Elessar said...

Vid 1 - you didn't roll for 1st Speeder explosion when it blew up - this could have killed some bikes. Never forget. also, offer to let him place a crater - then you could have Lash'd him into Dangerous (to Bikes) Terrain.

Also, I didn't see a Psychic test for the Sorc.

Vid 2...
Touching the base = in range.
3rd Oblits should have used Plasma on weakened Bikes, or used Multi-Melta on LR - it might have been close enough for double dice, and, even if not, +1 to damage would be vital from there. Shooting the Rhino equally good, because if Immob'd the LRR is unable to advance.
Bikes measuring range to assault enemy Bikes after shooting rhino with Melta = tisk tisk. By the end of here, it still seems to be a reasonably well-played game, in terms of atmosphere...obvs you're not ahving a good game Matt, and we can tell from your voice, I reckion I'm exactly the same when I feel I'm losing, so it's not a criticism, merely an observation.

Vid 3:

Ah. You were right though. Perfectly right, to say that Vulkan was in 2", and so in the unit. However, I wouldn't have given that as legit LOS. Sorry.

I think you're deployment was bad - splitting up against his highly compact list meant he earnt the win more, in my view - although you were pretty unlucky with some of those rolls (4 '1's to wound the Captain, for example.)

Overall, you were outplayed, and got the win through a very good move, that I would have judged illegal, if asked.

You did very well to stay in the game after losing the Oblits.

Ash said...

Yep. Let kharn and the bezerkers out to have some fun. Double park on the one objective in the one objective mission and dare them to push you off.

Mech lists are going to struggle.

Ash

Nagamo said...

I wouldn´t run Worldeaters, your Blacklegion should be fine with some modifications. As mentioned Berserkers would be really helpful as deepstriking Terminators would be. What about dropping the Choosen and going down to 3*2 Oblits, adding Berserkers in a Rhino and Termis to fill up the list?

Druthu said...

"Vid 1 - you didn't roll for 1st Speeder explosion when it blew up - this could have killed some bikes."

Yea, I thought that too.

Great to have the video report. It is difficult to try and keep your composure when out of five dice you roll 4x 6's, then to follow up with 4x 1's rolled to wound... I would have chucked the dice across the room.

Kris...excellent army...
How are the bike squads outfitted?
I am slowly working up my marines. I just won my 2nd land raider off the Bay. :)

Ash said...

Termies are a waste for the cost, and the drop fast to power and plasma weapons. Termies are olny good with a sheild which we can't take so please don't waste the points on them.

I think that you are going to face the Horde 2 out of 3 times with these missions.

Ash

Black Matt said...

I hope so, I love fighting hordes. Plasma and lash combos are badass against them. I am making a vid about what changes I will be making. Up on Monday

Flekkzo said...

Late question, but I gotta know, any special reason they set up the tables outside the store? Looked kinda funny when people walked by :)

Khornatedemon said...

the store is too small to have them inside

Turbo said...

man, i know you play against some hardcore gamers, but the one thing i hate about 40k is being across the table from someone like that...

like a little kid "oh, if you want to be like that" acting the victim, two seconds after endgame "i still don't think you could have seen" geez. This guy, wil, ray @ 'ard boyz, you play some sore losers man