Monday, February 25, 2013

50 Shades of the Greater Good

Yup, that was the geek quote of the weekend. As usual it came out of nowhere when discussing Jeremy's Tau and their bonding (or rather 'bondage') knives, lol.

TRON Tau! No Quorra though, sad face.

It was a weekend of 40k team gaming apparently. Saturday night saw my Storm Wardens and IG and Hive Angel's BA team up against Screech's dual force org of Thousand Sons (of Bitches) and the IG. Hammer and anvil, the new version of the old 'auto-tie' mission (I forget the name of it). Early on, it seemed we were crushing him. However his stubborn refusal to just lay down and die, resulted in him doggedly fighting back towards the end. We still won, but the margin of victory points was a mere 2 points as I recall.

Well played sir.

Sunday in Morristown, was a 2v2 set up with 1k per player. with 6 people, everyone got to play everyone, and my 'team' (I'll get to that shortly) had a record of: bye-win-loss.  With RTVoril's Vanilla Marines and Jeremy's Tron Tau winning out overall.

Rolling off into teams, i got paired up with the most hated of my foes (just scroll down till you see the rant that starts with those words in all bold and underlined).  Of course, that did mean I wouldn't have to play against him which is sort of compensation I guess. Better yet as expected (and much to my amusement) our first game was vs his teamed up brothers who both pointed and yelled: 'Get Him!' lol, I did take a fair beating though as well.

In the Grim Darkness of the Future, Newark International Airport is still an overcrowded mess...

We played the Emperor's Will with my Fluffy Bunny Storm Warden's and his LAAC (Lose-At-All-Costs) IG, vs. the BA and DA (Christmas marines!). Due to objectives, we pulled this one out as my shotgun scouts showed up on the right side of the table and grabbed the 4vp objective unopposed. Due in large part to these kids love of drop pods and flyers. The Nephilim flying by to strafe my predator was the closest those scouts came to harm.  Meanwhile Telion tried his best (but ultimately failed) to cause an aerial disaster from the control tower...

You know Telion was saying: What the fuck?

Third round was vs. Jeremy & RTVoril, was fun but due to time cut short. No pictures, and we lost. However this time, they vowed to come after me as I was the 'real threat'. However my idiot teammate was all to happy to charge forward in a few stupid maneuvers with questionable terrain rolls (that none of us saw) to piss them off enough to bear the brunt of the damage.

All in all, it was fun and also Chicken:30, though Jeremy skipped out as it was apparently Booty:30 for him, lol.

14 comments:

rogue.trader.voril said...

Don't sell yourself short... even with full time allowed you still wouldn't have won. I mean it was two good players against a good player and a walking tactical disaster. Playing an elite army out of a horde book isn't working for him and he still doesn't see that.

While I enjoyed the 2v2 game play, and how my marines performed, I am just not much of a power armor player. I wonder how things would have played out if I would have had 500 points more of Tau, or not had a driving need for a little variety and played my Dark Eldar... evil grin.

- Lord Voril, Archon of the Black Primer

Da Masta Cheef said...

LMAO!!! As much as I was trying to put a positive spin on it, I simply can't argue with that! Indeed, you won this contest even on here.

I'd like to just try 1k games one weekend. We might actually have time for 4 rounds (though whether or not we'd want to after 3 is debatable...).

Hive Angel said...

I bet this game would not have been a good game to turn into an amusing battle report.

Da Masta Cheef said...

not really, no. However i did determine that the psychic power 'enfeeble' is a glorious thing!

neverness said...

"LAAC", LOL!!!

Screech said...

I would just like to say that you are no longer allowed to post without consulting an editor first. The number of grammatical errors IS TOO DAMN HIGH! Makes me think I'm reading someone else's blog.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Makes a note that should I die unexpectedly, Screech will NOT inherit the Corsairs.

rogue.trader.voril said...

Lol. Yay!
Screech just said your blog reminded him of BoLS. You going to take that?!?

Kushial said...

Well, at least he didn't say it reminded him of "Send Three Headless Squads" ....

And I'm glad that LAAC is catching on, it seems the most appropriate way to describe it as to be WAAC there has to be wins.

neverness said...

Ok, now that I'm at home I can appreciate the pics. The Tron Tau are cool! Genius in both simplicity and execution! Wish I had thought of it, could have a fully painted in army in far less time than any other!

(Your ward seems to be rebelling...a few lashes of the cane ought to get him back in line).

Da Masta Cheef said...

Yes Kushial, LAAC is DEFINITELY the most appropriate term!

Yes, I paid Screech a compliment in his playing skill in this post, as such I have already learned the error of my ways in that regard...

Kushial said...

Ever since I read Neverness referring to Screech as Cheef's ward, I've got this horrendous mental picture of a Sasquatch in a Batman outfit and Screech in a Robin get up. I'm off to find a hot poker to put out my mind's eye now.

Da Masta Cheef said...

(((shudder)))

rogue.trader.voril said...

Thanks for that Kushial... I don't have a hard enough time sleeping already.