Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Operation: Gen Con (Mission Accomplished)

My Cthulhu Fez
Gen Con is over and boy am I tired.  I had a blast and really enjoyed myself.  I didn't know what to expect other than getting face stomped.  Magno and crew ran a great event and I really enjoyed everything.  Everyone was very personable and cool to hang out with.

I played vanilla Haqq each day with variants on my previous lists.  I am going to do my best to recount everything I can remember from the games:

Thursday - 1W-2L-1T

Game 1(Antenna Field) vs. MRRF (Michael): I normally love playing against Frenchies but Michael had them down pat and gave me a run for my money.  I thought I had good board coverage with the Lasiq but it turned out to not be so.  A Para-commando kept me busy first turn and screwed me pretty good.  Despite having 1 antenna most of the game, Michael was able to easily run through my defenses and get the objectives.  9-1 Loss

Game 2 (Life Blood) vs. Yu Jing: It started bad for my opponent when the boxes scattered in my favor.  I also managed to get his LT but he had Chain of Command.  I destroyed all but one box.  I completed all but 1 secret objective. 10-0 Victory

Game 3 (Seize the Antenna) vs. Araidna (John): This is the first time I ever played John despite him running our events.  We played on one of Warsenal's new boards and it was cool but was a "Zero G" board.  Despite having some luck against John, he easily beat me down.  0-10 Loss (I may have actually got a secondary)

Game 4 (Quad Control) vs. Tohaa: I should have won this one but I made an error with my Fiday that probably cost me the game.  Instead of dropping a mine, I went shotgun.  Bad move.  I managed to cause a lot of causalities and secure a tie. 

Friday - 3W - 1L

Game 1(Annihilation) vs. PanO (Tom Schadle from Mayacast): I heard I was playing a guy named Tom.  I saw his PanO and thought, "F Me! I am about to get steamed rolled game one." Tom confirmed he is the one and only Tom Schadle and proceeded to make a bald on bald violence comment followed by the offer of a 5-5 tie.  He then decided to actually roll dice.  Tom had me beat hands down.  What ended up beating him was his dice.  He should not have had as much trouble as he did.  He really does have dice that hate him.  In the end, I immobilized his Cutter and got my data scan objective.  We even killed the same amount of troops (206) but I got a secret objective.  The game has an asterisk.  I tried multiple attempts to immobilize his Tag with the same hacker. John said that was against the rules.  Tom actually defended the action saying he didn't think it was against the rules and said it should stand.  7-5 Win

Game 2(Frontline) vs. Haqqislam (Cav from the Krug): Great match of Haqq on Haqq violence.  In the end Cav, beat my face in and won the match pretty easily.  Loss

Game 3 (Quad Control) vs. Ariadna: It was basically a mess of lots of shots and dead Ariadna.  I did manager to win by owning round 2 even if I couldn't kill his friggin Tankhunters.

Game 4(Annihilation) vs. Steel Phalanx (Nestor): If any game should have been a loss, it was this one.  I managed to get two Mutts up to his front line and jam a guy and E/Marat the same guy and a bot.  Not bad for 10 points in models.  My Fiday did well against his one link team and managed to reduce.  The Mag Guard managed to do very well in this mission.  Win but a very fun game.

Saturday - 2W-1L-1T

Game 1(Annihilation) vs. Nomads: Can't remember much about this one.  It was a loss before the start of the Infinity Seminar. I remember that much. I scored a few key shots but I also didn't let my opponent declare an ARO on one attack.

Game 2(Seize the Antenna) vs Hassassins: My opponent suffered from bad dice rolls coupled with some insane shooting from my Azra'il.  The only reason it was a tie was the fact I couldn't make friggin climbing rolls to save my life.  He also had the only Hassassin list without a Lasiq or a Fiday.

Game 3(Life Blood) vs. Nomads: Great game against a fun opponent.  I basically used the Kum bikers to eat shots from the Kolas.  Then I managed to check more boxes than my opponent while we destroyed the same.  Got the win by round 2.

Game 4(Supplies) vs. Haqqislam:  This was another match I shouldn't have won.  My opponent out played me but his dice failed him repeatedly.  A Kum bike managed to kill his one box carrier and survive multiple AROs to win the game.

Here was one of the 40k tables:
Yeah ...It's that bad.
From the Infinity Seminar:

Random pics:

I want to thank Q for the Executive treatment and being my Ninja shopper.

1 comment:

  1. You ruined this whole post by starting it with a huge picture of you at the beginning of it. 8)