BBF Brings us a BeakyCon3 Tournament Report!

Guest Tournament Report from BBF from over at Terminus Est.

BeakyCon3 is finally over. The top four armies were as follows:

1) Marc Parker (Warmaster)- Necrons|Grey Knights

2) Jonathan Dispigno (Emperor’s Champion) – Necrons|Tau

3) Joseph Abel – Tau|Space Wolves

4) Juan De la Nuez – Orks

There were no eldar in the top bracket which was kind of surprising and there were definitely some very good eldar players present. Necrons and Tau were the top two races along with a strong showing for the Orks… Gork and Mork both are proud.

Armies were 2250 points, double FOC, and allies. Some Forge World (40k Approved only) was allowed. Each round was three hours and the majority of the games made it to at least the fifth turn… So time was not an issue The format was W-L with battle points to help facilitate rankings from round to round for Swiss pairings. We originally had 32 players for five rounds to produce one best overall winner (Marc Parker) with a perfect score of 5-0. Only one player dropped for the start of the second day.

All of the tables had a lot of terrain with some line of sight blocking… I think this really helped the top two Necron armies which both were heavy assault (i.e., Scarab Farm and Wraithstar). Line of sight blocking terrain balances sixth edition as demonstrated by these results.

Here are some pictures from a fantastic game between two beautiful armies – Iyanden and Tyranids – that took place…

Space Marines did not fare that well at BeakyCon3. I think it’s too early to draw any major conclusions in regards to the new Space Marines since only one month has elapsed since it’s release and I did not see a lot of the new units such as Centurions or grav weapons in general. Probably there will be more telling results by the end of the year at other major events.

We are already discussing how to adapt for next year such as limiting choices for any particular unit such as Wraiths or Annihilation Barges to four at most for elites, fast attack and heavy support. Of course there will be some new codices released between now and then so we’ll need to take that into account as well. Whatever we come up with it will be something special again that no one else can offer anywhere.


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10 Responses to “BBF Brings us a BeakyCon3 Tournament Report!”

  1. jy2
    jy2 October 12, 2013 3:27 pm #

    Got the lists of the top2?

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 12, 2013 3:46 pm #

      Perhaps Steve will swing by and let us know.

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      Black Blow Fly October 12, 2013 5:11 pm #

      2nd place list…

      Jonathan Dispigno 2250 Beaky
      Single force
      Primary: Necrons
      Ally: Tau

      Destroyer Lord: War Scythe, Mind Shackle Scarabs, Sempiternal Weave

      Destroyer Lord: War Scythe, Mind Shackle Scarabs, Sempiternal Weave

      Ally- Cadre FireBlade

      Ally- Riptide: Ion Accelerator, Fusion Blaster, Velocity Tracker, Early Warning Override. (210) points.

      Necron Warriors: [5] -Night Scythe
      Necron Warriors: [5] -Night Scythe

      Ally- Fire Warriors: [12]
      Ally- Fire Warriors: [12]

      Wraiths: [6]
      Wraiths: [6]
      Wraiths: [6]

      Annihilation Barge
      Annihilation Barge
      Annihilation Barge

      Ally- BroadSides: [3] Heavy Rail Rifle, SMS, Early Warning Override

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    BBF October 12, 2013 4:06 pm #

    I will.

    I have to check my files. I’ll do it tonite.

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    BBF October 12, 2013 4:10 pm #

    Basically Marc’s list was:


    6x 3x Spyders

    Lots of scarabs

    The Necron tau army was really bad assery !!

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    BBF October 12, 2013 4:15 pm #

    The Necron tau list was list two MSS orb d lords, 3x 6x wraiths, warriors in night scythes, anni barges, buffoon commander, marker drones, Kroot, riptide and missileside

  5. jy2
    jy2 October 13, 2013 7:22 am #

    Wait… is BBF = Black Blow Fly or are these 2 separate persons?

    BTW, this is not a slight to Jonathan’s list or anything, but his list seems kind of contradictory to me. The Tau part wants to sit back and shoot. The necron part wants to advance and advance aggressively. That makes for an interesting dynamic.

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      Black Blow Fly October 13, 2013 7:56 am #

      BBF = Black Blow Fly

      You obviously like acronyms. : )

      Jon’s list was tough and he took out some major competition. He did pretty good versus Marc but finally fell to the scarab farm.

      What’s interesting is there was only one army with any Heldrakes present and that was fielded by a relatively new inexperienced player. Heldrakes were the one unit that could have seriously put the hurt on Marc’s army. One person had to drop the week going into the event due to an unexpected visit from his mother… He had four Heldrakes – would have been interesting!

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    Conflagration October 13, 2013 10:14 am #

    That list is what you can call balanced. It has tools to deal with all types of units. You have the aggressive necron and the defensive tau which complements each others weakness. Tau can sit back and poke from far away while necron advance.But in the end against Marc, Jon only lost the match by 2 models he couldn’t shoot down 2 necron warrior for the win.

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