Saturday, 16 May 2009

First Games

Greetings all, I aplogise for the lack of posts recently, I've been busy moving rooms again and don't have any space for modeling at the moment.

However today I managed to play my first game of Warhammer 40,000 for almost 5 years! The staff at GW High Wycombe ran a 400pt tournament, and I took along the Crimson Fists to win honour and glory. The tournament was run as doubles and after each game the 2 HQs of each team would fight each other! Not only that but the teams would change after each game, with the winning HQ of one team teaming up with the losing HQ of the other team.

Unfortunatly the Crimson Fists suffered a severe case of "New Army Syndrome", losing 5 of the 6 games I played, and being wiped out in 4 of those. However it was a good day, and I finally got to use my Space Marines in battle. I also learnt that in such small numbers it is wise to put the Captain in with a squad rather than letting him wander about on his own, and also that Combat Squads aren't necessarily the best way to deploy my troops

This was the list I took with me:

Captain Alvarez: Powerfist - 125pts

Squad Ortega: 5 Extra Marines, Plasma Pistol, Plasma Gun, Missile Launcher - 195pts

Squad Alaric: Sniper Rifles, Camo Cloaks - 90pts