Monday, May 3, 2010

May 1st Tournament Highlights

I took 4th place in the G2D4 tournament last Saturday. I won my first game against Dark Eldar. Lost my second game against Scott's Salamanders, and won my third game against Black Templars. I had some horrid dice rolling in the second game. My speeders failed to kill a Land Raider at point blank range two turns in a row, and I failed 3 out of 7 2+ Terminator saves.

I like how my army performed overall. I think I need to find a way to fit in two more land speeders. If I loose the Predator and find 50 more points I can do it. It's either that or take them out of the list completely. They just offer up to much utility to do that. It may be worth it to just swap out the Predator 1 for 1 with another speeder.

I had fun. It's been a while since I left a tournament wanting to play more 40k instead of wanting to toss my army into a dumpster.

Here are some picks from the tournament:


  1. Congratulations on the finish. Your army looked a lot better than the last time I saw it. Played better too.

  2. I do think your list is getting better. Have you ever thought of podding in one of your autocannon dreads? I mean twin linked autocannons in the back of one of my russes would be pretty nasty. Or Even trading your predator for a MM and CCW dread.

  3. I can't really fit another dread unless I add a Master of the Forge.

    I don't like the idea of using a drop pod for a single dread, especially one built for long rage firepower. If I deep strike anything unsupported, I want it to be expendable like a speeder.

    The efficiency of my list is almost maxed out, to change up anything I have to take out units that I really like.

    I can take out the predator and strip the combi-meltas and lascannons from my tac squads to add in a second squadron of two speeders. I'm still trying to decide it it's worth it or not.

  4. I understand. I never like the squadron thing with 10 armor. 12 is a different story with my valks as only strength 6 and above can even hurt me. I understand about the dreadnought, but a drop pod even dropping empty on an objective is an issue that will cause your opponent to deal with it. Not bad if you have a spare 35 points.