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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tournament wrap-up

I'm a bit late getting this out, but on the 24th, we ran a 1500 point tournament on Indy's south side.  The breakdown of armies was as such:

3 Space Marines
2 Chaos Marines
2 Orks
2 Imperial Guard
1 Necrons
1Space Wolves
1 Dark Angels
1 Tyranids
1 Blood Angels
1 Tau
1 Daemons

With Spaguatyrine fresh off his Best Overall win at the NOVA Invitational, jRock having won the last 2 local tournaments, and competitive players TheGraveMind and Strung Muppet showing up as well, I figured our players would be in for a slugfest.  Spags drew Strung Muppet, or Blue Moon, or whatever he goes by these days (we mostly refer to him as d-bag) for the first round, and the game ended in a tie.  jRock and TheGraveMind both won their first round games.  jRock drew a newcomer to the tournament scene for round 2.  His name is Ryan, he's 13 years old, and has a very nice-looking Ultramarines army.  I didn't get any good pictures of his force, so here's one that I pulled from the GW website showing his Golden Daemon-winning entry.
Ryan proved to be a talented player as well as a talented painter, as he won the game against jRock.  TheGraveMind was the only other undefeated player going into round 3, so he and Ryan faced off against each other.  Ultramarines vs. Tyranids in a Victory Point mission.  TheGraveMind's Nids had trouble with what Nids usually have problems with: taking out the Land Raider.  The Librarian above managed to shut down the Tyranid psychic phase for the first 4 turns of the game, almost assuring Ryan the victory.  In the end the game came down to within 100 victory points, with Ryan winning Best General.
The top 10 for battle points was as such:

1. Ryan H. - Space Marines
2. Nate H. (Strung Muppet) - Blood Angels
3. Aaron A. (Spaguatyrine) - Space Wolves
4. Steve B. - Space Marines
5. Nik M. (TheGraveMind) - Tyranids
6. Nick M. - Orks
7. John McG (jRock) - Imperial Guard
8. Chad N. - Chaos Marines
9. Matt S. - Orks
10. Aaron B. - Dark Angels

Top 3 overall (battle+appearance+sports) were:
1. Ryan H. - Space Marines
2. Steve B. - Space Marines
3. Aaron A. (Spaguatyrine) - Space Wolves

Thanks to everyone for coming out.  We're planning on running another event soon.  I'll leave you with some more pics:
Spag's Wolves attempt to cleanse the Ork filth.
Ron's Crimson Fists get attacked by Steve's robots (attack bikes), while Cassius leads a squad of Assault Terminators into the Crimson Fists center (ouch).
Brad's IG and Aaron's Tau face each other down.  Which one is supposed to charge?
jRock's traitor guard try to halt the advance of the Ultramarines.  They were not successful.


  1. It was nice to see a good showing of Races being represented. I had a great time and look forward to the next one!

  2. heh. our secret north store training plan is working!


    we've put Ryan through some tough scrapes up North. Plus, he's got a nice looking army.