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King of the Hill

Final Thoughts on the Campaign  by Patrick Eibel

 

“No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games.  No matter how bad you are, you're going to win one-third of your games.  It's the other third that makes the difference.” ― Tommy Lasorda

 

Well, the campaign ended with the Eldar going 3 and 0 and all other armies going 1 and 2.  It should be noted that two of the Eldar wins were achieved in extra innings courtesy of the Loyal Green Die ™.  Could GW have actually come up with a reasonably-balanced system? 

 

While this campaign was utterly unscientific and too small a sample size (more games!, more games!)  to really say for sure, I think it seems pretty close.  Regardless, the games were lots of fun, especially getting to use some of the armies that don’t usually get love.

 

Now, if only we were planning to do something with the armies that had a codex come out since last year….


 

 

Final Thoughts on the Campaign  by Kenton Kilgore

I’m going to respectfully disagree with Pat: this campaign showed me that the Eldar- and the Space Marine codices are MUCH better than those of the Chaos Space Marines and Tyranids (I blame the Fighting Tigers’ loss in Game 1 to my craptastic play, not any weakness of the book).

 

Furthermore, the Eldar book is clearly the best of the bunch: Pat built three different lists, and they were all very effective.  Yes, technically, the Tigers and the Kurindans could have won their games if they hadn’t gone to 7 Turns, but in both games, the Twinkies were kicking the [poop] out of both armies (especially the Tyranids).  And the battle against my Fearful Symmetry was no contest at all for the Pointy-Ears.

 

I could write a 100,000-word tirade on how broken/cheesy/beardy/unbalanced I think the current Codex: Eldar is, but some might accuse me of a) being a whiny sore loser, or b) disrespecting Pat, and while I’m not concerned about the former, I would not have anyone think the latter.  Warm thanks and hats off to him for designing another great campaign, and for winning 4 out of 6 games.  As he alluded to, we will have a follow-up campaign this year to put the Dark Eldar, Orks, Space Wolves, Necrons, and others through their paces—and I’m looking forward to it!   

 

King of the Hill
Introduction <> Battle #1 <> Battle #2 <> Battle #3 <> Battle #4 <> Battle #5 <>  Battle #6 <> Conclusion

Posted January 2015
 

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