Sunday, September 4, 2011

Nova Invitational game #3: Blackmoor vs. Vulcan Space Marines

My List
1750 Points of Grey Knights
Librarian w/Might of Titian, Sanctuary, The Shrouding, 2 Servo Skulls

10 Paladins w/4 Psycannons, 2 Hammers, 4 Halberds, 3 Swords, Brotherhood Banner
10 Grey Knight Strike Squad w/2 Psycannons, Psybolt Ammo

Heavy Support
Dreadnought w/2 Twin-Linked Autocannons, Psybolt Ammunition
Dreadnought w/2 Twin-Linked Autocannons, Psybolt Ammunition
Dreadnought w/2 Twin-Linked Autocannons, Psybolt Ammunition

So there it is…22 Models+ 3 Vehicles

Space Marines (From Memory)

5 Assault Terminators w/Thunder Hammers, Storm Shields

5 Assault Terminators w/Thunder Hammers, Storm Shields
5 Tac Marines

10 Scouts

Heavy Support
Land Raider 

Land Raider 

Land Raider Redeemer

He said that he is taking his 2000 point list minus his troops to fit everything in. 

Primary: Table Quarters 
Secondary: Kill Points
Tertiary: Objectives

Deployment: Spearhead

He sets up and I start in reserve. Hmmm, maybe I start in reserve more that I thought I do.  

Turn #1

Space Marine Turn #1
Not much for him to do.

Grey Knight Turn #1
No Draigo on the table this time.

Turn #2

Space Marine Turn #2
He shuffles around.

Grey Knight Turn #2
I come down and shoot! My Paladins shoot and blow up a Land Raider. 

Turn #3

Space Marines Turn #3
The Scouts that were in the Land Raider start to run back.

Grey Knights Turn #3
I shoot and my strike squad kills his rhino.

Turn #4

Space Marine Turn #4
He turns and shoots at my Paladins. Draigo takes the shots like a boss!

Grey Knight Turn #4
 I move forward and keep shooting.

Turn #5

Space Marine Turn #5
He tries to run both Land Raiders forward and one on the left gets immobilized when he pivots and then tried to drive forward. He does not get out to assault me though.

Grey Knight Turn #5
I assault the Land Raider and take it out with Might of Titan.

So we end up tied for table quarters and I end up winning KPs.


  1. 10 scouts in a landraider is weak IMO. I think peops are having a hard time dealing with psycannons.


  2. I really thought that all the lists at the Invitational would be perfectly tailored killing machines, but this really shows they are not.

    Was the overall impression that "almost all" where really skilled at playing and army building or was it just the "usual suspects" and a bunch of free-riders?

  3. I think some of the players qualified from smaller events that didn't attract better players. Unfortunately only 1 or 2 members of the ETC were in attendance but since you had to be 1st or 2nd in a tournament they wouldn't necessarily have been qualified. You could be a great world class player and go to 4-5 events a year and easily not have been 1st or 2nd. Competition is tough and it's a game that has elements of chance.

  4. That doesn't add up mate- that's 2060 pts as it stands. I'm assuming it's a typo in what you took :) can we see the correct 1750 and 2 k lists ?

  5. I accidentally posted my Nova Open list. I corrected it.