I recently had the joy of playing in a 1500 point tournament at the Game Castle in Londonderry, NH.. I had tried before to use a digital camera to take pictures, but sadly had botched that horribly. So I resorted to bringing out my old SLR camera. Here are some pictures and a quick blurp about them .. clicking on a picture will bring up a larger view.
|In the first battle I was lucky
enough to be able to place one of my Tactical Squads into a
tower overlooking the center of the map.
This was then a fixation point for the enemy and through the battle my squad was able to hold its ground.
Btw, the forces that I've built are generic Space Marines which I've titled the Iron Broncos.
|My sniper squad was quite effective causing havoc for the enemy forces ..
|A view of the enemy forces .. bad
tank, bad tank! The opponent player was playing Imperial Guard
forces and I was lucky that he did not get all of his vehicles on the
table at the same time.
|A view of one of my Tactical Squads
moving out to engage the enemy and to occupy buildings which lead to
victory points for me.
|In the second battle I was up against
a army of Demon Hunters. He had all his Rhino transports and the
Land Raider filled with Inquisitors and Imperial Storm Troopers.
On the first turn he took out my Predator with a Hunter Killer missile! The poor thing didn't even get a chance to fire yet. :(
|But then it was my turn and my forces
moved out to engage the enemy and get up close and personal. It
was great, but I was sweating the entire game .. I had never gone into
combat against this type of army before.
|Luckily I had made up a squad
specifically for targeting vehicles .. these guys took numerous of the
enemy vehicles out of action, particularly the Land Raider.
|And the final battle was waged
the alien Tau. Missiles were flying all over the place from both
|Moving out to get within weapons
range .. unfortunately the Tau have some better range weapons, but my
forces were again able to prevail and victory was ours.
Bwwaaaahhhhhahahahahahahah ... death to all aliens!
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Click here for my picture gallery of the Tournament ..
Some links in the meantime:
Games Workshop (who came out with this game)
Turn Signals on a Land Raider (a great comic)
The Game Castle (the local store for this)
SLUGA (South Londonderry United Gaming Association .. we run local tournaments)