LVO 2020 Final!

Tony here from 40K Stats Centre covering the final game from LVO 2020! You can follow along here or stream it live from Warhammer TV Twitch or 40K Stats Centre.

Richard Siegler‘s Iron Hands take on Brad Chester’s Raven Guard successors.

Brad Chester wins first turn and Richard fails to seize.

Richard’s secondaries: Gangbusters, Engineers, Butcher’s bill
Brad’s secondaries: engineers, Butcher’s bill, Headhunter

The first turn is relatively uneventful with both players jockeying for position. While Richard puts three damage onto Brad’s smash captain neither player gets a kill and only scoring hold one.

No kill again in turn 2 while Brad scores hold, hold more, and an engineer while Richard only scores hold and engineer. Its 4-3 in Brad’s favor at the end of round 2.

Turn 3 and Brad has to commit his reserves. After he establishes board control Richard starts his push. He kills an infiltrator squad in the mid board. Brad scores hold, hold more, and engineer while Richard scores kill, hold, kill more, and engineer. Score is tied 7-7 at the end of three.

Brad wipes a unit of intercessors going for an objective with his snipers. In his answering volley Richard moves further up the board killing a single unit of scouts and taking a unit of assault cents down to three total models. Brad scores kill, hold, hold more, and engineer. Richard scores kill, hold, engineer, and two gangbusters. The score is 12-11 in Richard’s favor at the end of round 4.

Brad moves his surviving centurions up, shoots one squad out, charges another to kill it, and then wraps a model from a third squad. Richard spends 3cp to be able to snipe a character with an intercessor squad, but the Capt lives with a single wound remaining. He shoots more of Brad’s sniper scouts before charging all the Chaplain dreads into the surviving assault cents. Richard wipes the cents in combat, however, he fails to finish the smash captain or scout unit. The score is tied 17-17 at the end of 5.

Brad moves his devastator centurions out to try and kill the Leviathan. He plans to shoot his entire army into it. Richard played cogitated and half damage. Levi survives with 4 wounds remaining. Richard kills two units sealing victory 21-20., becoming the LVO and ITC Champion!

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8 Responses to “LVO 2020 Final!”

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    AlamoMelt January 26, 2020 6:16 pm #

    Oh hey, a Forgeworld model features prominently in a dumb mechanic, who’d have thought?

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      Chad January 26, 2020 7:30 pm #

      Ha! They said they would get around to making new rules for them sometime in the future. You know, since they have been in print since 2017. GW doesn’t care about balance. They just want to sell whatever crap is on their shelves.

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    Rob Butcher January 27, 2020 3:34 am #

    Thanks for the useful report. I was asleep thousands of miles away and missed the game “live”.

    A worthy winner.

    Nice to see aeldari and orks also in the top 8. Nice it’s not aeldari soup (2018) nor Knight soup (2019) winning.

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    SeedStock January 27, 2020 7:24 am #

    Yeah, wow. Between the all-SM final, most of the top lists being SM, then coming down to a broke-a$$ forgeworld unit that only exists because of FW being incompetent at writing rules, this match was a crystal-clear illustration of how sick the game is right now.

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      Nick Wenker January 27, 2020 1:13 pm #

      Yeah it was a dumpster fire event in terms of game balance. 100% GW’s fault. I thought it was telling that for Sunday, they had to follow Sean around for the first two rounds because otherwise they would have just been showing marines versus marines the entire day, which they eventually had to do in the finals.

      Which is a shame, because as usual the player skill on display was fantastic. Too bad 1/3 of the players at the event, including most of the top players and 8 out of the eventual top 10, felt compelled to switch to marines because it’s so head and shoulders more powerful than everything else. And that’s after the summer and december updates to the game already boosted a lot of armies.

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      Rob Butcher January 27, 2020 1:39 pm #

      The kit still existed when the Index was written in 2017. It may still be coming back.

      But in the games i watched the Chaplain Dreads were secondary in damage dealing to the intercessors and eliminators. Being honest the Levi was probably the best dread used.

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    Engelshaeubchen January 27, 2020 9:10 am #

    I want to thank the whole team for the tremendous work they did for us. All the podcasts, interviews, list analysis before and during the biggest 40k event world has ever seen were outstanding.
    That said my mates and I have already decided that next year we will celebrate the LVO like Superbowl with barbeque, beer and live stream all night long here in good old Germany.

    Again, thanks on behalf of all us Nerds around the Globe. Thanks to frontline gaming network and the ITC team.

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    Omach January 27, 2020 11:56 am #

    Hoi E-haube, couldn’t agree more!
    Already decided this time around but fell asleep during game 2 of the final round 🙂
    Anyway, I really enjoyed the whole show without being a tournament player at all.
    PS: Who was the german player at LVO? Somebody known here in germany? Sorry, I’m totally not up to date with the current community.

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