Warhammer 40k Tournament Report 1/11/14

Welcome to the Comic Book Store’s Warhammer 40kTournament Report for January 11th, 2014. The action was hot, with a field of 10 players vying for victory in a 1350 point singles competition:         IMG_0063

  • Kevin Arnold – Chaos Space Marines
  • Oscar Fernandez – Imperial Guard
  • Matt Cottrell – Tau
  • Steve Burrows – Imperial Guard
  • Justin Shuster – Chaos Space Marines
  • Paul Porch – Necrons
  • Vadim Golembo – Chaos Space Marines
  • Chris Sipple – Space Marines
  • King of the Castle – Chaos Space Marines / Chaos Daemons (allies)
  • Andy Glenn – Space Marines

The round structure for the day was:

  • Round 1 – Relic/Vanguard Strike
  • Round 2 – Big Guns Never Tire / 4 Objectives / Hammer and Anvil
  • Round 3 – Emperor’s Will / Dawn of War

Scoring is based on the Comic Book Store’s Tournament Scoring System:

  • Primary Objectives - 3 pts
  • First Blood – 1 pt
  • Slay the Warlord – 2 pts
  • Linebreaker – 2 pts

Round 1 – Relic / Vanguard Strike
Round 1 saw mostly strong, decisive victories, with the winners keeping their opponents to 1 victory point or fewer. The exception to this was Tau vs. Chaos, with First Blood being the decisive point to give Matt Cattrell the victory over Vadim Golembo. The one Super Heavy vehicle in the tournament, a Baneblade fielded by Oscar Fernandez, gave up more points than it earned by being destroyed by the King.

King of the Castle (Chaos) victorious over Oscar Fernandez (Guard)
King – 10 pts (Relic, Warlord, Linebreaker, Super Heavy Destroyed (Baneblade))
Oscar – 1 pt (First Blood)

Steve Burrows (Guard) victorious over Andy Glenn (Space Marines)
Steve – 3 pts (First Blood, Warlord)
Andy – 0 pts

Paul Porch (Necrons) victorious over Chris Sipple (Space Marines)
Paul – 7 pts (Linebreaker, Warlord, Relic)
Chris – 1 pt (First Blood)

Justin Shuster (Chaos) victorious over Kevin Arnold (Chaos)
Justin – 5 pts (Relic, Warlord)
Kevin – 1 pt (First Blood)

Matt Cottrell (Tau) victorious over Vadim Golembo (Chaos)
Matt – 3 pts (Warlord, First Blood)
Vadim – 2 pts (Warlord)

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Round 2 – Big Guns / 4 Objectives / Hammer and Anvil
The sky was full of Helldrakes in round two, as all of the Chaos armies were pitted against each other. Again, huge point leads were seen, with only the Space Marines vs. Guard match coming within one point, once again due to First Blood.

King of the Castle (Chaos) victorious over Justin Shuster (Chaos)
King – 14 pts (2 Objectives, Warlord, Linebreaker, First Blood, 3 Heavies destroyed)
Justin – 1 pt (1 Heavy Destroyed)

Paul Porch (Necrons) victorious over Steve Burrows (Guard)
Paul – 12 pts (3 Objectives, First Blood, 2 Linebreaker)
Steve – 1 pt (1 Heavy Destroyed)

Matt Cottrell (Tau) victorious over Andy Glenn (Space Marines)
Matt – 7 pts (1 Objective, 1 Heavy Destroyed, Warlord, First Blood)
Andy – 3 pts (3 Heavies Destroyed)

Vadim Golembo (Chaos) victorious over Kevin Arnold (Chaos)
Vadim – 16 pts (3 Objectives, First Blood, Warlord, Linebreaker, 2 Heavies Destroyed)
Kevin – 0 pts

Oscar Fernandez (Guard) victorious over Chris Sipple (Space Marines)
Oscar – 6 pts (First Blood, Linebreaker, 1 Objective)
Chris – 5 pts (Super Heavy Destoyed (Baneblade), Linebreaker)

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Round 3 – Emperor’s Will / Dawn of War

Round 3 saw a heated battle for first place, as Chaos, Necrons, and Tau armies each had a shot at an undefeated record. In the end though, it was King of the Castle who squeaked out a victory over Paul Porch to take the only 3 – 0 title for the day.

King of the Castle (Chaos) victorious over Paul Porch (Necrons)
King – 6 pts (Linebreaker, Objective, First Blood)
Paul – 5 pts (Objective, Linebreaker)

Chris Sipple (Space Marines) victorious over Kevin Arnold (Chaos)
Chris – 8 pts (Linebreaker, Warlord, Objective, First Blood)
Kevin – 0 pts

Vadim Golembo (Chaos) victorious over Steven Burrows (Guard)
Vadim – 5 pts (Linebreaker, First Blood, Warlord)
Steve – 0 pts

Oscar Fernandez (Guard) Victorious over Matt Cottrell (Tau)
Oscar – 5 pts (First Blood, Linebreaker, Warlord)
Matt – 2 pts (Linebreaker)

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Final Standings:

1. King of the Castle (Chaos) - 3 – 0 with 30 Victory Points
2. Paul Porch (Necrons) – 2-1 with 24 Victory Points
3. Vadim Golembo (Chaos) – 2 -1 with 23 Victory Points
4/5. (Tied) Matt Cottrell (Tau) & Oscar Fernandez (Guard) – 2 – 1 with 12 Victory Points
6. Chris Sipple (Space Marines) – 1-2 with 14 Victory Points
7. Justin Shuster (Chaos) – 1-1 with 6 Victory Points
8. Steve Burrows (Guard) – 1-2 with 4 Victory Points
9. Andy Glenn (Space Marines) – 0-2 with 3 Victory Points
10. Kevin Arnold (Chaos) – 0-3 with 1 Victory Point

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by Lou DiDomenico

 

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