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Monday, 23 September 2013

NWG Tournament Preparations



Happy Monday World!

Coffee in hand and ready to start another week. But this week is special, because this Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be the NWG national Wargames tournament held in the Grand Hotel in Wicklow Town Ireland which is my gaming Club’s home event. You can be sure I will have plenty of pictures and some videos up on The Witchblade of all the armies and venue and of course the coveted Emerald Daemon Entries too.

So the organizers have released the army lists Here for all to see (mine is entry P). I am really looking forward to this but slightly intimidated by some of the lists entered. I’m surprised there is no Cron Air or massive Helldrake/Vendetta spam. In fact I think my list has one of the strongest air combat lists entered. I was originally going to go with Eldar and Dark Eldar allies as you seen in Here but I wasn’t able to get my hands on the Dark Eldar in time so it’s pure Eldar baby.

I will look to go second against most of the armies but against serpent spam I will need to try and get first turn to pop one or two of them before they do too much damage with ignore cover shots. If I were to rate my list it would actually be the lower end power levels of the lists that have been entered but I am always up for a challenge and plus I rather try test my skill and rely on my own tactical decisions rather than auto-win lists.

Preparation


I really am a lastminue.com sorta fella and this transpired through my school days and into college and now into my wargaming hobby. So I got my two Crimson Hunters completed last weekend and you can see them Here. I started my squad of Guardian Defenders and their support platform yesterday. I got them assembled, highlighted and washed and I just got to paint the details on them and I will of course post them up on The Witchblade as soon as I am finished them. I got to chop the Witchblades off my Warlocks and replace them with Singing Spears and do the same for my Farseer too. Lastly I need to make a display board and all this before next Friday. Simples…..

7 comments:

  1. I cannot wait for this event, really looking forward to the craic.

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  2. Nobody believes you're under pressure Johno, we've seen what you can do in very short spaces of time.

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    1. Hehe I was painting till 2 am last night. Just got the helmets and bases to do now on the Guardians. Singing spears then next. Dunno if I will have time to so a display board. May be an excuse to do up a tile of my GW battle board ;)

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  3. I certainly wouldn't put your list on the lower end of the power spectrum for this event, not by a long shot. With only one Tau army and it having no Markerlights your Jetbikes can become very hard to take out, with the Serpent SPAM list probably being your biggest rock to counquer. Your Nightwing should perform above average as well thanks to the lack of dedicated Skyfire or mass high strength shooting in most of those lists, though your Hunters may suffer and balance this out due to there being very few ideal targets for them in most of the lists, i.e. flyers.

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    1. Yeh true. I wont have had a chance to play test this list either so I will be learning as I go. As long as its fun thats all that matters ;)

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    2. I've only played my finalised list once (total newb with Hornets) so I'm in a similar boat.

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