Golden Throne GT is Behind us!

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It was a great event! Big thanks to Rob and Co. for putting it on. It was well run, a lot of fun, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves a great deal. This is a quick report, more in depth info to come.

Team Zero Comp went in force and we had a ton of fun. Our team won the team event by a good margin as Frankie and I went undefeated day 1 to go on to the finals, and Stave Stiff when 2-1 and ChristianA, the Cadillac of Men, who usually is in the hunt to win it all went 1-2 with his Drop Pod Wolves. Christian is a bit out of practice and was not prepared for the craziness Tau can bring.

The event itself was fun with a TON of space for every game which is really nice. Every table had an extra table to put your stuff on which was so nice. Really can’t stress how awesome it was to have that extra space. As the Golden Throne grows I am sure it will be unrealistic to expect the extra space but it was nice while it lasted.

There could have been more terrain but as TO’s, we know how hard it is to get all the terrain you need for adequate terrain for that many tables. I am sure we will see more pieces per table as time goes on just as with our events.

Francoise, as he does, brought the biggest cheese dick list he could come up with and steam-rolled almost everyone he played! 6 Venoms, 6 Ravagers, Wraithknight, Farseer….ouch! Most people couldn’t handle that. He made it to game 5 of the 6 before being knocked out of the event by my Marines/Wolves.

I brought a wonky list of Marines and Wolves that was all about tricks and flexibility. I brought it because I thought it would be fun to play and I like lists like that and I did surprisingly well with it. I made it to the finals playing through some really tough games, every single victory was by the skin of my teeth (except against Frankie, whose dice failed him and got ROFLstomped). In the finals I played Taudar and had them beat, dead to rights but made a huge mental blunder turn 5, forgot to get out of my transport on the objective, the Jetbikes (6 of the 8 models he had left on the table) jump on objectives and the game ends…doh! Hahaha, what a blunder on my part and great luck for Adam. But hey, he hung in there while getting drubbed all game and stole victory from the jaws of defeat, well played!

it was a lot of fun, and I would gladly come back. I will post an in depth report later, but here’s my list for now.

Lysander

Librarian: Gate, Null Zone

Rune priest Jaws, Storm Caller

Scouts x 5: Teleport Homer (Some of my Best men!)

Scouts x 5: P.Axe

Grey Hunters x 5: Flamer

Razorback

Grey Hunters x 9: P.Axe, Wolf Standard, Flamer

Drop Pod

Sternguard x 10

Drop Pod

TH/SS Termies x 5

Ironclad: Melta, H.Flamer, Grenades

Dreadnought Drop Pod

Long Fangs x 6: M.Launchers x 5

Land Raider Crusader: M.Melta

 

My list was all about tricks, deployment options, mobility and key units with abilities that are game winning in 6th ed: Runic Staff, Jaws (which is one of the most broken powers in the game, honestly), Null Zone, Gate+Teleport Homers, Sternguard, Lysander, etc.

It was fun and the army didn’t really smash armies, but played to objectives and won, which is my favorite way to play. Oh, and Lysander….chief! He still just kicks ass and takes names like nothing. He plus Sterguard (bolter drill) was devastating. Combo that with Null Zone and Daemons cry.

Anyway, I will go further into it later, but all the combos and options in there was what made the list so fun. Almost won the whole thing, too!

Anyway, great fun, all my games were against fun, skilled players and the whole team had a great time.

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18 Responses to “Golden Throne GT is Behind us!”

  1. kalhoun August 5, 2013 10:33 am #

    “It was fun and the army didn’t really smash armies, but played to objectives and won, which is my favorite way to play”.
    Word!

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 7, 2013 3:28 pm #

      That’s the way we roll!

  2. Tim August 5, 2013 11:38 am #

    I am curious to see if any ork lists were able to make it to the final tables. I have still no been able to build an ork list that can deal with all the tricks and special rules of most other army lists. The one niche orks had got nerfed and I haven’t found a new way to get that much power back into the army. I thought mass (x90) lootas for this event might have done well with all of the firepower, but 1 bad drop pod wolf list and I would have been tabled by turn 3-4. I am glad your team rocked it hard, as I would have expect no less from you all. Take care and I hope to get some games in with you all.

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 7, 2013 3:28 pm #

      No Orks, although I believe they still can.

  3. CKO August 5, 2013 1:51 pm #

    I thought you had to have a locator beacon for gate?

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 7, 2013 3:30 pm #

      I don’t think so but if you do, I am a dirty rotten cheater.

  4. jy2
    jy2 August 5, 2013 4:24 pm #

    Congrats on a fine job Reece. Wish I could have gone, though my list would have been just as cheesy dick as Frankie’s. HAHAHAHA! 😀

    Question: I’m not real familiar with the dreadnought drop pod, but since it’s a fast attack and not a dedicated transport, can you put another unit in there instead? Say, your hamminators….with Lysander, librarian and rune priest? Lol.

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 7, 2013 3:30 pm #

      I never doubt the cheesiness of yor dick, er…lists!

  5. Julnlecs August 5, 2013 6:36 pm #

    Top 8 was
    Eldar/ Tau
    Tau
    Tau/ Eldar
    Dark Eldar/ Eldar
    Daemons
    Space Marines/ Space Wolves
    ?
    ?

    No orks.

  6. Black Blow Fly August 5, 2013 7:11 pm #

    Great performance Reecius… I tip my proverbial host to you.

    <3

    G

  7. Robert Morris August 6, 2013 1:16 am #

    @tim:

  8. Robert Morris August 6, 2013 1:21 am #

    Orks are still viable in 6th and tournies but you have to play to the objectives , The power of orks is our diversity. I win consitently against the new Xenos super team but still struggle against Tyranids ( I think i have a complex. I typically run a warboss on a bike some nob bikers a squad or 2 trukk boyz,, 16-20 loota’s, 60 boyz , some grots and aegis with defense line. If your “death star dies it is a win. The goal of the nob bikers is to soak up all your oppenets firepower then the trukk boyz crash their lines . Now it is turn 4 and your oppenent is stuck in the backfield while you control the middle of the table and won the game.

  9. bugsculptor August 6, 2013 7:58 am #

    There was some odd karmic shenanigans going on there, I saw you squeak through the first game when Israel failed to score on one objective, then at the final hurdle you made a mistake in a similar way and it came apart. Live by the last turn scoring error, die by the last turn scoring error.

    I solidly lost my first game with my nids against necrons/gk and came in with a 4-2-0 after the second day’s RTT, so you spanked my performance and played a much harder record. I guess I need to figure out my game against warpquake…

    Do you know if the GT format worked for printing a final ranking of all the players or did splitting it into two tourneys on the second day stop that from working?

    • Bigpig August 6, 2013 8:19 am #

      ^for what it’s worth I took that Necron grey knight player out for you to redeem the swarm ;). Good opponent.

      • bugsculptor August 6, 2013 3:38 pm #

        Yep, I just brainfarted and was a little too slow figuring out how warp quake would screw up my reserves strategy. With 20/20 hindsight I could’ve just walked my trygons on and had a much easier time of it.

        Anyway – Lauren played a good game, I can’t take that win away from him now.

  10. Kurt August 6, 2013 11:55 am #

    Did you take any pics??

    Black blow fly did great tourney this past week for Pre- Beakycon

  11. Guile August 6, 2013 12:00 pm #

    Reecius, long time blog reader, love your site and information! Congrats on the victory, it’s nice to see such a creative list.

    Can you share Francois’s Dark Eldar list? How did he fit in 6 Ravagers and still a Farseer, that would mean he managed a double force org plus allied list with Wraithknight?

  12. bugsculptor August 6, 2013 3:52 pm #

    Final rankings are up here: http://goldenthronegt.com/?page_id=364

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