6 Dec 2012

LordHalfpenny @ Blog Wars 4

 So the dust settles across the plains of Mansfield, armour dented, swords broken ego's shattered- (apart from Venerable (Sons of Sanguinius) who is now 4 tournament wins from 4..)  following another amazing Blog Wars tournament, again big thanks to Alex, From the Fang  for organising the event!

It was a last minute change of plans, (and a 'yes dear you can go' from the wife) that I decided to take my forces to BW4, with a faint hope of bettering my tally of played 6, lost 4, drawn 2- and that the weeman spoon wouldn't be heading home with me..

Following several battles with my daemons against Siph, I decided to go for a 4 god list, using key units from all of the powers. My special character was a 'no brainer' Fateweaver, he is a beast when it comes to the amount of firepower he can dish out- as well as aiming for more than one unit.. The rest of the army fell into place, the core army was based on 3 fliers- Fatey, a bloodthirster and a daemon prince with wings - the plan was to get them onto the field as a wave - and hit the opposition hard.

The Force:

Bloodthirster unholy might/blessing of the blood god  
5 flamers                                                                
3 flamers                                                                
3 bloodcrusher 1 fury of khorne                                                                       
8 bloodletter                                                            
7 plaguebearers                                                      
5 pink horrors                                                         
5 pink horrors plus changling                                 
3 screamers                                                             
5 seekers                                                                 
1 Deamon Prince, with wings, breath of chaos iron hind          
1 soul grinder phlegm                                             

Battle 1 -John, from Blood Claw (Blood Claw) Ultramarine 1st Company and IG allies (Dark Angels rules)

So the first battle saw my daemons taking on an Ultramarine force (hmm- my first 40k love, vs my new 40k love... )

Mission- Objectives
  • My preferred first wave hit home, and landed as plan to the most part- flamers, DP and Fateeweaver opening up killing marines
  • No further reserves apart from my seekers for two turns due to poor dice rolling (plus the +1 to reserve rolls- curse that warlord trait!)
  • lots of shooting and close combat on both sides, resulting in few numbers on both sides
  • Fateweaver scored 2 boon of mutations- (so glad I painted up 2 Chaos Spawn just in case)
  • my 5 reserves all arrive in turn 4, with the plaguebearers and bloodletters arriving to claim two objectives
 A win for Lord Halfpenny, on VP's and KP's. really good first game, Terminators are a pain against flamers.. my first BW victory!

Battle 2-  Rob, from Generation 40k (generation 40k) Grey Knights/Blood Angels force 
Battle 2 saw me taking on Rob again, we fought at Blog Wars 3, were my Khorne daemons didn't fare to well..

Mission- Relic 
  • The chaos dice gods deserted me for this game, thus wave 2 arrived- all my troops and lightly armed units!
  • GK/BA took control of the battlefield, leaving very few units left
  • reserves arrive, taking control of the centre, Suol Grinder arrives and mishaps onto the build in the daemon deployment zone (very king kong)
  •  Dante and Sang guard arrive in the centre to battle the daemon prince, with support from a furiso dread and a dreadknight. The DP is slain, however all the sang guard are killed. 
  • End of game, relic is unclaimed.
A win for Rob on VP's, and KP's- a really good game which could of gone either way..

Battle 3- Morrbane from midtable-obscurity (midtable-obscurity)Tyranids

Mission- Purge the Alien

  • Correct wave 1 arrives turn1, taking the centre of the board, again lots of shooting taking gaunts out,
  • fliers ended up getting into combat too early, ending up getting 'tar pitted' 
  • Fateweaver 'boon's' the Doom- toughness test failed.. 
  • soulgrinder tears into the gargoyles
 This battle was on a knife edge, I was done on KP's- I needed some luck- thus the final decison- fateweaver is going to 'Boon' that Tervigon.. needing anything but a 6 tom survive Morrbane rolled a 6! the result, a new spawn, KP's for the Tervigon, and for the resultant loss of 2 gaunt squads! a win on the last dice roll!

A win for Lord Halfpenny- very lucky, and very narrow it has to be said!
Thoughts from BW4 -
  • the daemon force worked well when the correct wave 1 arrived as planned
  • the key units performed superbly through the tournament
  • Fateweaver was a beast, however I should use him as a flier only- he isn't great in CC
  • Boon of Mutation is awesome when it works..
  • more flamers maybe... 
As I write this, I am already planning my force for BW5... Please can we use Forge World models next time?


  1. Well done mate, 10th is super good and well done for keeping up the weeman end. Both results were good stuff, 10th and 12th.

  2. It sounds like you had a great time there, and your army certainly performed really well. Looked nice too!

  3. cheers for the comments!

    Andy- bG- as Siph will say, they'll look better once the bases are done... maybe that should be my new years res... lol!


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