Aha! Yes, I've finally gotten around to rolling those matches for round 1 - so here we are...
Karnax vs Filler #3
The Demolisher Cannon of the Leman Russ, on paper should make light work of the paper-thin Hornets. However, poor rolling on the damage table draws this one out, with Shaken result after Shaken reccurring time and again. Finally, they are slowly whittled down, though the Russ loses two Hull Points in the process.
Karnax moves on.
Zodd vs Filler #1
Again, a fairly unbalanced match up for the Eldar, which the Predator demonstrates in its opening volley, shredding the Scatter Laser off one, and glancing two of the others. The Vypers can only inflict two glances over the turns as they disintegrate under the weight of fire.
Zodd moves on.
routine vs The Sturk
The Triarch Stalker manages to inflict a solitary wound from its flamer, before being nuked shortly by the Infantry squad.
routine moves on.
Filler #2 vs Iniquity
The Keeper of Secrets gets lucky and rolls Corrosive Breath for its Lesser Reward. Initially the fight swings in the favour of the Crusaders, who manage to bring the Keeper down to its last wound, though taking heavy casualties in the process as they lose momentum. The Daemon then makes a bit of a boo-boo and Perils on its Psychic Test for Psychic Shriek - a double 1. So in its final throes it manages to take out the final Crusaders...
This time the match is nowhere near as close, as the Greater Daemon is nowhere near as lucky, and is finished off in short order.
Filler #2 moves on.
MetalHandkerchief vs returnoftheclown
Oh dear. Oh deary, deary me. That poor Defiler probably had it coming with all that death and destruction it committed over the years in service to the Dark Gods. All brought to an end by a single Fusion Blaster shot.
MetalHandkerchief moves on.
Filler #8 vs High_Seraph
Those Missile Launchers prove mighty useful as a Shield Drone and Shas'ui are dropped instantly, with the bolters adding another Suit to the corpse pile. Return fire is substantial, but insufficient, inflicting 4 wounds (but luckily no Launchers). The Shas'vre is finished off the next turn in return for another two wounds.
High_Seraph moves on.
Silens vs LTKage
The first exchange is a 4 for 3 affair in favour of the Fire Dragons, with 2 Crypteks reanimating at the end of the phase. The Crypteks slay 5 Dragons over this turn and the next, but are quickly wiped out in the second turn by those unforgiving melta weapons.
LTKage moves on.
MidnightSun vs Filler #4
A nasty matchup for the Dark Angels here, and it shows. in the opening volley the Apothecary and both Meltagunners are taken out, in return for four wounds. The Plasmagunners manage to hold out and inflict another 4 wounds before being overrun by superior numbers.
Filler #4 moves on.
Boc vs AAAAAAAAARRRGGHH
Ergh. This was not fun to roll. After approximately Ican'tfuckingrememberhowlong,itwasthatbad, I looked like this:
Oh, and Boc had finally managed to inflict some wounds and kill the damn Obliterators. Bloody Reanimation Protocols, making rounds go on forever...
Boc moves on.
Biellan vs Archon Dan
This was much quicker, as although the War Walkers inflict a decent amount of damage (four wounds), the Necrons blaze their way through and onto the next round.
Archon Dan moves on.
Romero's Own vs Jace of Ultramar
Now this probably would have been pretty even. If it were not again for Reanimation Protocols. The Sternguard all hit with their meltas in turn one, inflicting 5 wounds, but suffer three in return. Then the sustain begins to take its toll, as the Astartes simply cannot outlast the Necrons who grind them down.
Romero's Own moves on.
Stephen_Newman vs CattleBruiser
Again, a rather nasty matchup, this time for the Dark Eldar it would seem, as they are wiped out in that first round of shooting, only managing to inflict six wounds in return.
CattleBruiser moves on.
CE5511 vs Filler #5
Well if you thought the previous game was quick, take a gander at this one. The Riptide annihilates the Legionnaires in one shot from its Ion Accelerator.
CE5511 moves on.
Grokfog vs Warsmith7752
Although the Dark Eldar manage to inflict a nice four wounds onto the Noise Marines, the Sonic Blasters really pull their weight as the return fire inflicts an impressive 16 wounds on the Dark Eldar. Without their weight of fire, they cannot inflict the damage they need, and are easily mopped up by the Slaaneshi.
Warsmith7752 moves on.
Filler #7 vs the Meddler
Not a long fight once more, as the meltagun Acolytes make short work of the Speeders, and with only the loss of the Hot Shot Acolytes from the Heavy Flamers.
The Meddler moves on.
Iron Angel vs Filler #6
The Elysians boast significant firepower, and this takes its toll on the Immortals, inflicting 6 wounds. Return fire however is more effective, stripping the squad down to just its Sergeant, who is polished off next turn.
Iron Angel moves on.
And so, the match ups for round 2:
Iron Angel vs CE5511
The Meddler vs CattleBruiser
Boc vs Warsmith7752
Archon Dan vs Romero's Own
Filler #2 vs MetalHandkerchief
routine vs Karnax
Zodd vs Filler #4
LTKage vs High_Seraph
So I should have this all done and rolled by the same time next week. Well done to all those who got through and commiserations to those who didn't!