We are 3 weeks into the Planetary Empires campaign at Hobby Town in Greensboro, NC. We have some great people involved with this campaign. I am relatively new to the store and the gaming scene in Greensboro. I hope to continue playing these games with these fine people.
In our campaign we have the following armies.
2. Imperial Guard M.
3. Imperial Guard R.
4. Grey Knights
5. Dark Eldar
6. Traitor Guard
7. Eldar ran by me.
Three weeks ago I was wondering how I would fare versus experienced players, I knew nothing about planetary empires and still getting used to the new Warhammer 40k rules. I was hoping at best just to learn the game better and make some new friends.
Week 1. 1500 points. Eldar vs Grey Knights.
This match was a real massacre. My Elder army only lost 3 units and completely vaporised every member of the Grey Knight army in about 4 rouns of combat. At the end of the match I successfully took over one of my opponents territory. This gave me 8 tiles and a great start for many weeks to come.
Week 2. 1500 points Eldar vs Imperial Guard M.
I was tinkering with a list that would dominate and strike fear into my opponents. When an Eldar player puts 7 tanks on the table, 4 of them filled with squads of blood thirsty forces of destruction it could spell bad news for anyone. I will not lie. I thought i was in a real fight with a 50 man squad and 3 big IG tanks, and some star wars rip off walkers. I never played vs IG. When I played Warhammer 40k back in 2001. I heard IG really suck and they only have one good tank. No one ever played them back then. So I was thinking why in the hell would we have 4 IG based armies playing in this league. They must be a lot better.
Wow I was wrong. No offense to my boy M. but it would of been faster and less painful for you to just let me kick you in the nuts and take 20bucks for my time. The Eldar just steam rolled over him only losing a few models and one tank. The game was an objective game and I held 2 objectives and contested the other 3. he only had 3 members of a squad left over. I then went to the big planet board and decided to take one of M's manufactorums. With a solid roll that gave me a total of 9 tiles.
In between week 2 and 3 I had the chance to play 3 more games vs chaos space marines. I dominated them as well while tweaking my own 1500 point list. While on my lunch break from work, I hit up the local Shane's rib shack and stopped into hobby town. Before I even step foot in the store. I hear, I been getting phone calls all week on how to beat your army. I told M "Wait why would they ask you? You did not even come close!" With a few more brilliant phrases of smack talk from me, I left with a bright smile on face knowing that I got the army to beat.
Week 3 1500 points Eldar vs Orks
I have never played the orks before, I heard that they are horrible shooters and great melee fighters. I already had my strategy in place and it worked brilliantly. First turn of the game I destroyed 2 trucks full of Orks and a 3rd one on the way. Unfortunately most of the Orks survived the explosion but this just meant I have complete control of the game now! My armies movement and firepower will destroy the orcs in a few more rounds. In the beginning of the Orks 2nd round some Ork named Rotstink, or stinky finger oh hell I don't know, came in on my table edge. So knowing that big stinky would come out I left some guys sitting there all alone waiting to be slaughtered. I knew he would take the bait and slow him down for one turn. Thank you Mr Orc general for walking into my trap. It would be a travesty if I did not mention what the MVP of the game did. The Fire dragons dropped a truck, shot and ASSAULTED nob orks.! They won and went on to kill the Warboss along with his squad of green painted tards. Eldar fire dragons wins an assault vs orks? WTF PWNED. 2 brilliant moves sealed the deal in this one. Dire Avengers stormed out of a serpent and bladestormed and entire squad of gretchin then helped a charging squad of banshees destroy a huge squad of Orks, The Banshees had favored enemy and were accompanied by a doom casting Farseer. The Orks did not live to attack back. This leaving the Orks to having 4 models on the table. Victory! and another tile!!!!
Week 4 is coming and I have 10 tiles alot of extra bonuses as well a real confidence that my army will not be beaten. Good luck to all of you vying for second place.