Events and Battle Reports
Counter Offensive 9: Introduction by Kenton Kilgore
So there’s a new game in town…well, a new version of 40K, that is. Counter Offensive 9, an annual gathering of East Coast gamers, comes around this year at an opportune time. How better to test drive the new rules than by a weekend of gaming?
Usually, I bring several of my armies to CO, and this year is no different. What is different is that I let the fanboys and fangirls on the Jungle’s Facebook page vote on which forces I should bring. Not surprisingly, the Quarreling StripeyPants topped the list.
Fighting Tigers of Veda (1750 points)
been fiddling with my army lately to make things a bit more interesting. Frankly, after 25 years (!) of playing Space
Marines, I’m starting to get a little bored with them. I’ve tended to run a lot of the same units
over and over, while other units seldom get used. I’ll go into this more in future updates, but
for now, here’s what I’ll be fielding at CO 9.
I’m psyched to use the Chaplain, Sternguard, and Land Raiders, all of whom are eschewed by most competitive gamers. My thought is that the two big tanks block for the Rhinos as everything rumbles forward, then short-ranged gunfire and assaults smash some mouths. We’ll see. Hopefully it will be fun for me and a challenge for my opponents.
Squad Rudra 2 Ghuyarashtra
Kabal of the Ozone Scorpions (1749 points)
when I field my Dark Eldar, I use at least two, if not all three Talos Pain
Engines that I own. This time, I thought
I’d feature my proxied Cronos Parasite, along with lots of the Wyches, Kabalite
Warriors, and Raiders that I typically bring.
The new 6e rules don’t allow units to assault as soon as they come on from reserves, so my tactic of having Talos Pain Engines pop out of webway portals and smash into nearby enemy doesn’t work anymore. No matter. I plan to put the Cronos and Blue Scorpion Squad 0 in the portal and have them fire at point-blank range when they come out. So there.
Kabalite Warrior and proxied Cronos Parasite Engine
Yblis’ Centurions (1747 points)
one for the competitive gamers, using my Necron army. I’ve
read on other sites that Flyers are horribly unbalanced, so this list has a
mere six. And that’s only because I
don’t have any more Flyer models.
As I mentioned in the “Winning With Style” article I wrote a few months back, I don’t find spamming of units to be particularly creative, brilliant, or even that interesting. But I am curious as to just how “unbalanced” and “unfair” and “broken” Flyers are, so I thought I’d inflict them on consenting competitive gamers, who are used to bare-knuckle dust-em-ups. Yes, of course I’ll tell my opponents ahead of time what I’m bringing: I did say “consenting,” after all, didn’t I?
Warriors, converted Cryptek, and proxied Night Scythe of Yblis' Centurions
Off we go!
So that’s what I’m bringing to CO 9. Tune in again soon to see how each army fared.
Posted August 2012