Well, I have to say that heat had THE BEST atmosphere of any GT I've been to!
All my opponents gave me really good games, and I had a really good time.
Anyhoo, on with the breakdown
Black Templars vs. Daniel Folly's Necrons.
I was thinking on my way down to Warhammer World, I'll be ok as long as I'm not against any destroyer armies....
Thankfully, Dan only had 8 destroyers in his balanced 'Crons list along with a monolith, destroyer lord with wraith bodyguard, immortals and a couple of units of warriors.
The game went well for me, and I was able to Phase Out Dans army on turn 4, although in that time his phylacteried lord did get back up twice, one with 3 wounds, then again with two!
Result: Black Templar win! (massacre)
Black Templars vs Will Beeleys Nidzilla
OMEGA SEEK AND DESTROY
Oof - game two, up to the top tables, and straight into the top tier lists!
This was going to be a tough one for me, as only around 800 points of my army is scoring, so I had to get into him and cause some damage - preferably with somewhat expendable non-scoring units... Also turn 6 onwards was to be played with nightfight rules, which meant I would have to get uncomfortably close to 7 TMC's...
This was my closest game of the weekend, and Will was a very cagey opponent. My unit of the match was my largest Crusader squads rhino, which despite having both its storm bolters blown off zoomed up to Will's lines and illuminated his lead carnifex with its searchlight - never has 1 point been better spent lol!
Random game length took us up to turn 8, and when we added up victory points after the game, I'd scraped a 185 point margin, giving me a win by 35 points.
Result : Black Templar win (narrow).
Black Templars vs David Minnis' Eldar
OMEGA TAKE AND HOLD
My first Flame On opponent of the weekend, Dave qualified third in his heat last year, so I knew I was in for a tough time - he was running 2 prisms, a falcon, wave serpent, fire dragons, harlequins, jetbike autarch, 2 units of pathfinders and some warp spiders... oh dear.
I'd like to point out at this juncture that I've never had such blazing luck as I had in the next hour. Both our forces came on piecemeal, and I was luck enough to get the roll off and choose to go second, enabling me to counter Daves reserves.
This is where it gets sickeningly lucky.... I one shot one killed all of the holo fielded tanks on the turns they arrived. Double 5 on the falcon, and double sixes on both the prisms!
Without his heavy support I was able to bombard Daves army, although his harlequins did a number on a crusader squad and my chaplain, they finally bought it on turn 6.
Result - Black Termplars win (massacre)
Day 2 to follow...