While I won't write up full battle reports for each of the games, I will include a couple of pictures and a brief description of each, along with my impression of the armies that I faced.
First off though, here is the army I took down: The 422nd Valedor Consolidated
For armor I brought a squadron of 2 regular Leman Russ Battle Tanks, with lascannon hulls. A Vanquisher variant with lascannon front and Commissar Maximillian Dren (Pask counts as) and an Executioner variant with lascannon hull and multi-melta sponsons.
Finally I brought a Vendetta Gunship to carry my Melta Vets.
0420012.M3 (6/2/12 7:16am)
Round 1: In the first round, my guard were pitted against an excellently converted, counts as, Chaos Daemon army, with a dark Mechanicus theme, played by Richard Coles.
The scenario was played out with a pitched battle deployment with the objectives being primary, Kill points as a secondary and the 5 objectives as our tertiary.
With the Daemon's going first and his entire army deep striking into the battle, I consolidated into one corner of the board with the intention of keeping consolidated while he came in slowly, then using my own reserves to grab or contest table quarters and objectives.
Overall, even though I'd lost, I had definitely enjoyed the game and would enjoy playing against him again just to have a good game.
0420012.M3 (6/2/12 10:07AM)
Round 2: The second round saw my Guard pitted against the Double Lash list of last year's winner, Tony Staub. Again, another codex that I really have no experience playing against, so I went in not knowing what to expect, but not worried about it.
Scenario in this round was setup for Spearhead deployment, with primary objective being kill points, followed by objectives and finally table quarters.
After setting up the objectives around the center building, I won the roll off to go first and set myself up on a small rise, positioning my armor to cover both flanks and give them as many fire lanes as possible. His deployment was held back to a pair of Rhinos, both daemon princes and 2 pairs of Obliterators.
All in all, a fun game with a definite moral victory for myself, by killing 8 berserkers, before my platoon was cut down.
That's where I'll end this blog for today. Tomorrow I'll post about the remainder of the games, or at least the next two.