Game 1: Ben Leopold
Skaven! YAAAY!!! This is my third time that i have faced Skaven first in a tournament and there is a distinct theme developing in my encounters with the rat folk, that being that there are far too many targets for me to kill. The key events of this game were the Treeman Ancient killing two assassins and Queek in challenges and Treeman "Number One" knocking out a doomwheel in one round. In fact all the things that went right in this game were Treeman related. The Glade Guard and Wardancers only amounted to a mild annoyance to Ben's chittering hordes. In the end it was a 20-0 in Ben's favor. Ben was the first Australian i have ever faced across the Warhammer board and it was a very pleasant experience and a very nice game.
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Game 2: Ben "Number 2"
Round two was against Vampire Counts, favored enemy of mine, which is due to vampire himself being the only thing holding the army together. Kill him and you win the game. This game was very close and my opponent was wise enough to keep the Vamp out of the Treeman Ancient's grasp (until my turn 6, after a long chase). In the end my general fell to a Terrorgheist scream in the last turn of the game. Highlights include the a unit of glade guard taking on a, admittedly weakened, unit of Vargheists and Dire Wolves and winning, the HODA Nobel wiping out the other Vargheist unit in one spectacular round of shooting and the very tense combat phase where the Wardancers used the killing blow dance against the black knight bus and boss vampire. Nothing happened but it was very tense, much like the entire game.In the end it was 17-3 to Ben and I thank Ben for giving me such a close and fun game.
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Game 3: John Murrie
Round 3 was Ogres time. This was my first time facing the Ogre Kingdoms and readers will be pleased to learn that my predictions of how well i would do against Ogres were utterly spot on. With army wide toughness 4 and 3 wounds the Ogres proved hard to kill and even the mighty Treemen struggled against them. The Glade Guard were the stars of this match, killing 3 Mornfang, 3 Leadbelchers and numerous Ironguts. In the end it was a 20-0 to John even though i still had two intact units of Glade Guard and a healthy Treeman remaining, however John only lost a sabre tusk and a Ironbalster (to misfire). I had reduced the Mornfang to a model and the Ironguts, General and BSB to 3 models and a handful of wounds but was unable to deliver the killing blow. John was a fantastic opponent and i recommend you go and take a look at his excellent blog Stumpy Heaven.
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So there you have it, the wrap up of day one. By the time its published day 2 will have ended so expect the summary of that day during the week. Until next time.