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First Apocalypse Game played! Some thoughts...

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First Apocalypse Game played! Some thoughts...

#1  Postby Chunky_Baby » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:33 am

So we played our first game, 10,000 points a side - and due to my oppo. not having that many of any army (he just collects Nid's) we decided to field a really strange combination.

Purists will shudder, but we did Imperial Guard vs Nids/Necrons.

We did come up with a story line about how they would work together - it was more a "tolerate" each other - one wanted "souls" the other wanted biomass.

You have to understand our reasoning on the Necron Flayer - I think it makes sense anyway ;)

Anyway - Nid/Necron notable units were both C'Tan, 2 Monoliths, 1 Pylon, a Heirophant Biotitan, various big gribblies and an endless swarm.

Guard (Me) were a Shadowsword, Baneblade, Gorgon - an armoured company, Basilisk battery, a Valkyrie, Company of men (about 150 actual "dudes")

We only got to Turn 2 ( :mrgreen: ) but managed to squeak out a draw, with me managing to land the Valkyrie on an objective to "hold" it on the last turn.

He killed my Baneblade (Nasty Bio Titan) and left 10" pie plate holes in my men and tanks, but I managed to kill the Deceiver, The Pylon and a bunch of random models (including 30+ genestealers and recycled his entire endless swarm).

One thing I would say, and that the BioTitan is one ugly hard to kill &^*%%*%*

He doesn't actually own the model - we have a "Proxy once then turn up with it" rule - it was the only thing proxied on the board - and was represented by a Forgeworld Bloodthirster.

Maybe a bit small lengthwise - but it fit the bill... thing is - he's not using it again and THANK GOD for that... it's horrible...

The sad thing is - all the models bar the Nid's were mine... LOL.. I'm such a collector...

Next up (End of this Month):

15,000 points aside - 4 players - Space Marines (2 Chapters, Imperial Fists and a homemade chapter based on them) vs Traitor Imp Guard and Chaos Space Marines (Mostly Iron Warriors)

Watch this space...I'm fielding approx. 11.5k of Imperial Fists including 8 Space Marine Captains! Yes - insane I know - but where else can you do that???

I'll send some links to pictures next time...
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#2  Postby Wraithlord » Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:03 am

So what did you think of it overall Chunky? Worth getting, crap, so so.... ?
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#3  Postby Fyrebyrd » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:03 pm

I have gone through the book about a hundred times or so, It appeared awesome. When I finally played a 3000 point game against my brother, OMG it finally came to pass, this is GREAT! :mrgreen: It is the fastest paced setup i have ever seen. The player that goes first does get the first chance to kill your stuff, but I tend to leave all my good stuff in reserves and use some the different Strategies. It really works great and the battle fields are surely worth pictures from all the models that were there. I wasn't into the FW models prior to Apoc. Now I want a ThunderHawk and a Gauss Pylon.
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#4  Postby Lemmings » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:15 pm

It really is a pretty ingenuous move on GW's part. It allows for people with large amounts of forgeword, or who enjoy playing alternate but fluffy lists to do so. It accomplishes this without unbalancing tournament play.
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#5  Postby Fyrebyrd » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:25 am

Exactly!! By not interfering at all with the tourney structure and giving the fluff balls something to do!! All this can do for GW is increase sales for them and their FW stuff too.

BTW I have seen a sight that most will only enjoy when they see it themselves... Close Combat, 7 'fexes versus about 100 Howling Banshee's. Take a guess who won...
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#6  Postby Chunky_Baby » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:16 pm

Wraithlord wrote:So what did you think of it overall Chunky? Worth getting, crap, so so.... ?


I think it is very good - I particularly like the fact that you can pretty much field your entire model collection.

I hate feeling restricted. It does lead to some interesting match ups :)

This weekend we are playing somewhere between 15-20k a side, Marines vs Chaos/Guard.

I have upped the ante to maybe 9 Space Marine Captains by adding Brother Captain Stern and bunch of Grey knights - mainly as I suspect they are fielding An'ggrath :mrgreen:
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