Monday, October 1, 2012

I was beaten by a girl!

Quite badly too and no, she didn't play Eldar!

Friday night I joined up with R.T.Voril and we went to me up with his gaming club out in the hinterlands of (not quite as) eastern Tennessee. There was a pretty good sized crowd there, and I'd already met about half of them from my forays out to Morristown. Only one 40k game was played while we were there (we had to duck out kinda early as its roughly an hour and a half drive home, as it was I didn't get back till 3am).  Still much fun was had.

Her avatar from a geek forum.
In that game I was declared the 'fresh meat' and thus the reigning champion Raven was required to fight me (champion of what I never did figure out). However considering just how the game went, champion was an apt term. I had made the comment 'hey, I might lose to a girl' which after turn 1 was changed to 'yes, I am going to get beaten by a girl' lol.  Dawn of war deployment, the scouring, 1k of my CSMs vs. her Demons.  My warlord was able to hold objectives, hers got a +1 to reserves. She then stole the initiative and i discovered just how bad ass Flamers of Tzeentch really were!  To be honest, while the Soul grinder killed several marines, the Blood Thirster killed two havocs with sweep attacks, and the demonette horde pulled down the last member of plasma death, the 9 flamers pretty much killed the remaining 80% of my army! At the end of turn 3, i had just a lascannon predator left, and while I could have fought to the end, it would be pointless to do so. So I raised the white flag of surrender. I did at least manage to gun down the Blood Thirster which in my book is a (vaguely) moral victory, as well as the soul grinder.

Its all good though. I've been playing 40k for close to 2 decades, and while I've dated gamer girls, played alongside them going all the way back to 2nd. ed., and lost other mini games to them, this was the first time I lost a 40k game to one. So, I guess that's another milestone reached?

On the painting front, last week I managed to finish up the first of my Dark Vengeance Chosen:


I'm rather pleased with him, and indeed prior to our game (where he was one of the first to die, typical of newly painted minis), my opponent's boyfriend was asking if I'd notice (or mind) if that mini went missing! lol!

I painted his tabard to look like it was torn from the hide of an Ork! Finding a worthy foe who's death would be one to remember removes any mere humans (or Space Wolves) from the list of potentials. Though after my last bout using the Ork vs. Hive Angel, they ought to be off of the list as well! My guess is that my game table was still strewn with Ork carcases and he skinned the one that had claimed to be Da' Warmasta which, is kinda fitting I suppose.

16 comments:

rogue.trader.voril said...

Raven is reigning champion of the Beatdown for the Bloodcrown, and has only really played 6th ( catching only the butt end of 5th). My favorite reason to play her is win or lose she playes to have fun.

Loquacious said...

I win now and then. There are times I wish no one noticed I'm a girl.

Da Masta Cheef said...

In that crowd I don't think her gender makes a difference, however as I've been playing this game for almost as long as she's been alive with this being my first game vs. a woman, I thought it noteworthy.

madival said...

There is another gaming group somewhere within driving distance? Why was I never told!! Any chance y'all need a Necron player?

rogue.trader.voril said...

Nope. We got the Necron thing covered. Driving distance? That's a subjective term. I know people who think Las Vegas is driving distance.

Well Cheef... Dwelling on the age difference is going to make you feel old, and there is plenty of age difference... But what you should really be focusing on is career length. You have been playing for 20+ years. She hasn't been playing even a year. And she mopped the table with you... badly. No survivors. Total annihilation.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Actually the Lascannon Predator did survive since I raised the white flag in case anyone else wanted to use the table. As for time playing the game (yes I did feel old), if I won all the time, it wouldn't be fun anymore as there would be no challenge. Besides, so long as I can still beat you...

And Madival, my maximum 'driving distance' is roughly 12 hours, beyond that range I just take a plane. For gaming though I have to have a proper incentive to go, i.e. the 'Chattanooga' play style isn't waiting for me at the end of the drive.

madival said...

Short of Chattanooga, I don't really know anyone in this half of the state who plays like that. I have been wanting to find someplace to play besides Dewaynes for a while now. Something is just off about that crowd.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Oh nonsense, you play with the Keelings.

Hive Angel said...

NO one invites me to these weekend deals.


So you all suck. ;P

Da Masta Cheef said...

Jeez, I went once! Didn't think I'd be invited back had I brought an entourage with me...

Anonymous said...

Depends, are they more McNally's? LOL Just kidding, he's an ok fellow.

Kushial

Da Masta Cheef said...

Some are worse than Mcnally!!!

Anonymous said...

Is that really possible?

Kushial

Da Masta Cheef said...

There's a reason I'm willing to go an hour and a half to find a game...lol.

Anonymous said...

Now THERE is a thought that will give me some sleepless nights.

Kushial

madival said...

Hey, I am not that bad. I even tuned my stuff back alot when it got silly. I have almost been laughed off of forums/blogs for what I brought sometimes. Could always be worse. It could be johnny