Monday, February 4, 2013

In the Grim Darkness of the Fu--what? Oh crap its snowing!

o/

Having grown up (for the most part) in the northeastern USA, I 'know' what winter is supposed to be like. Thus the amount of snow needed to shut down good ol' Tennessee which is where I live now is laughable compared to those memories. No one in the south can drive in the snow when there is little more than a dusting on the roads. Ironically, having spent the first several years of my driving career in Florida, I'm if anything worse than the Tennesseans. There are never enough snow plows, etc., basically when is snows here, chaos ensues on the roadways.

So when it started snowing Saturday, we were pondering just skipping gaming all together, there was some indecision on what do to till I said: 'Fuck it, I'm bored' and the gaming was on! The roads were clear, just wet, all was well.

...and then it got dark...

...and the snow started to stick to the roads...

Which meant that when looking out the window of the old FLGS location, people were actually driving the speed limit, which is somewhat alarming. Only 2 rounds into a game vs. Murl's Deathwing, his wife called needing a ride home as the business where she worked was closing early due to the weather, and he had 4WD. I left shortly thereafter and would later praise my car's AWD when I finally got home (as we all eventually did). Whereas Screech & Neverness stuck it out, and so for a proper battle report, go and look at Neverness' recap here.

With just two rounds and a pledge to replay the game this evening (tentatively), there's not too much to report. But here goes: 1500 points, Deathwing vs. Storm Wardens with 6th co. DA allied contingent, Relic, deployed on short table edges.

Yet another Battle in the far future of...Holland?
Turn one, I killed a bunch of termies cutting one squad down to just 2 members, one of which was Belial I think. In return the DA rhino lost a hull point.

Turn two, the DW assault nonsense came barreling in and my Landraider blew up to a rending ass cannon shot giving him 1st blood, while Belial's buddy took the relic into his possession. A termie squad blew up the DA rhino & charged the tac. squad & bane whom were within (in hindsight, having just deep struck, I don't think they can do that, but no matter). They killed a mere 3 tac marines while Bane failed and those tac. marines killed 2 termies along with shouting 'we're the 6th company bitches!'

On the other flank, a Storm Wardens combat tactical combat squad charged the DW knights who had storm shields and the dopey looking Menoth Maces, losing 2 of their number for no kills, yet holding their ground.

And then the game was called. I have 'officially' recorded this fleeing the field occuring due to the DW feeling that they needed to have a strategy session to determine why they weren't wiping 5 man tac squads across the floor, rather than on account of the snow outside.

Not much occurred on the painting front even though that was on my 'snowed in' to do list yesterday. However I did start to base coat this Storm Wardens heavy bolter marine for one of their tactical squads.

He can't wait to tip over...

11 comments:

rogue.trader.voril said...

Being originally from California I am in the same boat when it comes to driving in snow.

We did game in Morristown Sunday. The Orks and Dark Eldar (sad to say the only two xeno armies) kicked much Imperium back side, but then found it impossible to get along as well.

Da Masta Cheef said...

So who won out (I assume you were playing Coy right)?

Anonymous said...

It ended up with RTV going 3-0 with 20 VPs, Coy was 2-1 with 24 VPs, and I ended up 2-1 with 23VPs. RTV got first due to 3-0 then they went to VPs to decide second on downward. Fourth was Dark Angels with 12 VPs, fifth was Imp Guard with 8 VPs, and then Blood Angels last with 4VPs.

RTV edged a one point win over Coy and Coy had a 1 point win over me.

Kushial

rogue.trader.voril said...

In my defense the 3ed mission (against Coy) is the one you affectionately refer to as the auto tie. Both sides place one objective marker. I got first blood.

I enjoy my games against Coy, as he always gives me a good run. I really think his one and only downfall (if it is in fact that) this time was building to go against Marines only. The Orks did wonderfully against all those Marines, but fell a bit short on the Xeno side... then again he and I were the only Xenos.

Anonymous said...

I didn't help we were playing that mission on the short table edge deployments. I got lucky and had Dark Angels that go round. He got first blood and linebreaker, and I got both objectives, linebreaker, and kill the warlord. If I'd only had something still in my deployment zone that could shoot his flyer or we'd have had a 7th turn so his flyer would be off the board, he'd only have got first blood.

Kushial

Hive Angel said...

I need to get with the Morristown crew.

Even more important now since someone in the last alliance of local players has become corrupted by power.

Da Masta Cheef said...

You've already heard all about 'plaque' so don't go thinking that Morristown is free of that mindset.

rogue.trader.voril said...

There is a hidden cancer that festers in Johnson City. A vile evil that must not, no cannot be named. :)

Da Masta Cheef said...

Wow, I've not been described in that way before...

Anonymous said...

I thought he meant ETSU .....

Kushial

Da Masta Cheef said...

lol!