There is Only War 2011 – An Epic Armageddon tournament

There is Only War 2011 was a one day tournament for Epic Armageddon. The format was 3 games at 3000pts with 2 hours and 15 minutes allowed for each game. The Venue was the Tabletop Gamers Association, here in Perth, Western Australia.

What a great day! I’m shattered though… :)
Running a tournament and playing in it (as the ringer) is just a little bit too much for me. Still, I had a BRILLIANT day.
My heartfelt thanks to Aaron, Chops (Scott), Chris, Duro, Jack, Jason, Matt, Olly and Tyson (and thanks to Georg who sadly couldn’t make it – feel better soon mate). You guys are fantastic. A BIG thanks also to Adam and Cam of TGA. Couldn’t have done it without you!

Right, first up, the armies.

Aaron’s Emperor’s Rams (Scions of Iron).


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HEAVY TACTICAL DETACHMENT [450] (BTS) 4 Tactical units, 2 Land Raider Crusader, Supreme Commander
THUNDERHAWK TRANSPORTERS [250] 2 Thunderhawk Transporter
TACTICAL DETACHMENT [350] 4 Tactical units plus transport, 2 Predator Annihilator, Chaplain
THUNDERHAWK TRANSPORTERS [250] 2 Thunderhawk Transporter
TERMINATOR DETACHMENT [400] 4 Terminator units, Captain
TERMINATOR DETACHMENT [400] 4 Terminator units, Chaplain
TERMINATOR DETACHMENT [400] 4 Terminator units, Chaplain
SPACECRAFT [200] Strike Cruiser
FIGHTER SQUADRON [150] 2 Thunderbolt Fighters
FIGHTER SQUADRON [150] 2 Thunderbolt Fighters

 

Chop’s Minervans


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TANK COMPANY [800] Vanquisher*, 9 Leman Russ, Supreme Commander, Flak Support (Hydra)
TANK COMPANY [700] 9 Leman Russ, Vanquisher*, Flak Support (Hydra)
ARTILLERY PLATOON [250] 3 Manticores
SALAMANDER SCOUT PLATOON [125] 3 Salamanders, Salamander Command Vehicle
SALAMANDER SCOUT PLATOON [125] 3 Salamanders, Salamander Command Vehicle
FLAK BATTERY [150] 3 Hydra
WARLORD CLASS TITAN [850] (BTS)

 

Chris’ Space Wolves


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GREAT COMPANY [550] 8 Grey Hunters, 2 Long Fangs, Wolf Lord + transport
GREAT COMPANY [350] 6 Grey Hunters, 2 Blood Claws, Battle Leader + transport
GREAT COMPANY [575] (BTS) 8 Grey Hunters, 2 Long Fangs, Rune Priest, Hunter + transport
BLOOD CLAW PACK [250] Wolf Priest + transport
SKYCLAW ASSAULT PACK [275] 8 Skyclaws, Wolf Priest
PREDATORS [350] 4 Predators, Hunter
WHIRLWINDS [300] 4 Whirlwinds
FENRISIAN WOLVES [150] 6 Fenrisian Wolves, Wolf Priest
THUNDERBOLTS [150] 2 Thunderbolts

 

Duro’s Marines (Raptors)


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TACTICAL DETACHMENT [500] (BTS) 6 Tacticals, Supreme Commander, Hunter, Razorback, + transport
WHIRLWINDS [375] 4 Whirlwinds, Hunter
LAND SPEEDERS [200] 5 Landspeeder
ASSAULT DETACHMENT [175] 4 Assault Units
DEVASTATOR DETACHMENT [250] 4 Devastators + transport
TERMINATOR DETACHMENT [400] 4 Terminators, Captain
TERMINATOR DETACHMENT [350] 4 Terminators
TERMINATOR DETACHMENT [350] 4 Terminators
THUNDERHAWK [200]
THUNDERHAWK [200]

 

Jack’s Necrons


INFANTRY PHALANX [405] Necron Lord & 6 Warriors, Pariahs, 3 Immortals
INFANTRY PHALANX [405] Necron Lord & 6 Warriors, Pariahs, 3 Immortals
VENATOR MANIPLE [200] 6 Flayed Ones
VENATOR MANIPLE [200] 6 Flayed Ones
MONOLITH MANIPLE [275] 2 Monolith, 2 Obelisk
MONOLITH MANIPLE [275] 2 Monolith, 2 Obelisk
MONOLITH MANIPLE [275] 2 Monolith, 2 Obelisk
PYLON [200]
AEONIC ORB [750] (BTS)

 

Jason’s Speed Freeks


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KULT OF SPEED (‘UGE) [600] (BTS) 6 Warbike, 18 Skorcha, 2 Mekboy Speedsta
KULT OF SPEED (‘UGE) [550] 6 Warbike, 18 Skorcha, Mekboy Speedsta, Mekboy Bad Ork Bikeboy
KULT OF SPEED (‘UGE) [550] 6 Warbike, 18 Skorcha, Mekboy Speedsta
KULT OF SPEED (BIG) [400] 4 Warbike, 12 Skorcha, Mekboy Speedsta
KULT OF SPEED (BIG) [350] 4 Warbike, 12 Skorcha
KULT OF SPEED [200] Warbike, 7 Skorcha
KULT OF SPEED [200] Warbike, 7 Skorcha
WARBIKE OUTRIDERS [150] 5 Warbikes

 

Matt`s Death Korps of Krieg


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REGIMENTAL HQ [525] (BTS) Death Korps Supreme Commander, 19 Death Korps Infantry, Siege Transports (2 Gorgons)
INFANTRY COMPANY [425] Death Korps Commander, 19 Death Korps Infantry, Siege Transports (2 Gorgons)
INFANTRY COMPANY [425] Death Korps Commander, 19 Death Korps Infantry, Siege Transports (2 Gorgons)
HEAVY SUPPORT BATTERY [125] 3 Hydra or Heavy Anti-Aircraft Platform, 3 Trojans
HEAVY SUPPORT BATTERY [125] 3 Hydra or Heavy Anti-Aircraft Platform, 3 Trojans
SUPER-HEAVY TANK PLATOON [200] Shadowsword
SUPER-HEAVY TANK PLATOON [200] Shadowsword
DEATH RIDER SCOUT PLATOON [150] 6 Death Korps Rough Riders (with “scout” ability)
WARHOUND TITAN [275]
WARHOUND TITAN [275]
WARHOUND TITAN [275]

 

Olly’s Chaos Titan Legion (AMTL)


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REAVER TITAN [750] 2 Close Combat Weapon, Plasma Cannon, Legate, Carapace Multi-Lasers
REAVER TITAN [775] (BTS) 2 Quake Cannon, Carapace Landing Pad, Carapace Multi-Lasers
WARHOUND TITAN PACK [500] 2 Vulcan Megabolter, 2 Plasma Blastgun
WARHOUND TITAN PACK [500] 2 Vulcan Megabolter, 2 Plasma Blastgun
FORGE KNIGHTS [375] 6 Forge Knights
RECON PLATOON [100] 4 Sentinels

 

Tyson’s Steel Legion


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REGIMENTAL HQ [550] Supreme Commander, 12 Infantry, 7 Chimera, Hydra
INFANTRY COMPANY [300] Commander, 12 Infantry, Hydra
TANK COMPANY [700] (BTS) 10 Leman Russ, Hydra
TANK COMPANY [650] 10 Leman Russ
SENTINEL SQUADRON [100] 4 Sentinels
SUPER-HEAVY TANK PLATOON [200] Shadowsword
SUPER-HEAVY TANK PLATOON [200] Shadowsword
THUNDERBOLT FIGHTERS [150] 2 Thunderbolts
THUNDERBOLT FIGHTERS [150] 2 Thunderbolts

 

Steve’s Red Corsair Space Marines


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Traitor Retinue [365] Chaos Warlord, 8 Chaos Marines, 4 Chaos Rhinos, 1 Chaos Hunter
Traitor Retinue [365] Chaos Lord, 8 Chaos Marines, 4 Chaos Rhinos, 1 Chaos Hunter
Traitor Retinue [485] (BTS) Chaos Lord, 4 Chaos Marines, 4 Havocs, 1 Obliterator, 3 Chaos Spawn
Terminators Retinue [420] Chaos Lord, 5 Terminators, 1 Obliterator
Terminators Retinue [275] Chaos Lord, 4 Terminators
Thunderhawk Gunship [250]
Hounds Squadron [300] Chaos Lord, 8 Chaos Bikes
Chosen Chaos Marines [230] 6 Chosen Chaos Marines, 3 Chaos Rhinos
Chaos Warhound Titan [300]

1st Round.
Jason vs Olly.
Speed Freek Orks vs Titans. The score was 2:2 at the end of the game and went to Olly on Vicory points (by 150pts – close game).
20pts to Olly
5pts to Jason

Tyson vs Duro.
Steel Legion vs Codex Marines. Tyson won the game 3:0.
25pts to Tyson
5pts to Duro

Aaron vs Steve.
Scions of Iron Marines vs Red Corsair Chaos Marines. Aaron won the 3:2.
25pts to Aaron
5pts to Steve

Chris vs Jack.
Space Wolves vs Necrons. Chris won the game 4:0.
25pts to Chris
5pts to Jack

Matt vs Scott.
Krieg vs Minervan Tank Legion. Matt won the game 4:0.
25pts to Matt
5pts to Scott

2nd Round.
Matt vs Chris.
Krieg vs Space Wolves. Matt won the game 3:0.
25pts to Matt
5pts to Chris

Jason vs Steve.
Orks vs Red Corsairs. Jason won the game 5:0.
25pts to Jason
5 pts to Steve

Olly vs Jack.
Titan vs Necrons. Olly won the game 3:0.
25pts to Olly
5pts to Jack

Tyson vs Scott.
Steel Legion vs Minervan Legion. The score was 1:1 and went to Scott on Victory Points (by 1800pts).
20pts to Scott
5pts to Tyson

Duro vs Aaron
Codex Marines vs Scions of Iron Marines. Duro won the game 3:1.
25pts to Duro
5pts to Aaron

3rd Round.
Matt vs Olly
Krieg vs Titans. Matt won the game 3:0.
25pts to Matt
5pts to Olly

Chris vs Jason.
Space Wolves vs Orks. Jason won the game 3:2
25pts to Jason
5pts to Chris

Tyson vs Aaron.
Steel Legion vs Scions of Iron. The score was 1:0 to Tyson at the end of time and went to Tyson on Victort Points (by 975pts).
20pts to Tyson
5pts to Aaron

Scott vs Duro.
Minervans vs Codex Marines. The score was 1:0 to Scott at the end of time and went to Scott on Victory Points (by 2038pts).
20pts to Scott
5pts to Aaron

Jack vs Steve.
Necrons vs Chaos Marines. Steve won the game 4:0.
25pts to Steve
5pts to Jack

Game scores.
Aaron – 35
Chris – 35
Duro – 35
Jack – 15
Jason – 55
Matt – 75
Olly – 50
Scott – 45
Steve – 35
Tyson – 50

Best General Scores based on Victory Goals achieved during the 3 games.
Aaron – 4
Chris – 6
Duro – 3
Jack – 0
Jason – 10 (Victory Goals conceeded – 4)
Matt – 10 (Victory Goals conceeded – 0)
Olly – 5
Scott – 2
Steve – 6
Tyson – 5

Best Themed Army Award As voted by the players and a guest judge.
Aaron – 8
Chris – 4
Duro – 5
Jack – 3
Jason – 20
Matt – 18
Olly – 17
Scott – 0
Steve – 1
Tyson – 23

5pt Bonus Awards as voted by the players at the end of the event.
Aaron – 5
Chris – 10
Duro – 10
Jack – 5
Jason – 10
Matt – 0
Olly – 5
Scott – 0
Steve – 0
Tyson – 5

Overall Points.
Matt – 89
Jason – 79
Tyson – 65
Olly – 63
Chris – 52
Duro – 49
Scott – 47
Aaron – 46
Steve – 41
Jack – 21
*Edited 14-7-2011 after I discovered a few small errors I had made – there is no change to the awards.

Overall ChampionMatt
Best GeneralMatt (awarded on countback by least Victory Goals conceeded)
Best Themed ArmyTyson
The Emperors BlessingOlly (a reward for good luck)
The Curse of ChaosJack (an award that recognises bad luck)

Matt gratiously presented the Best Generalship award to Jason as both had finished on 10pts and Matt already had the Overall Champion award – Good on you Matt!

Right, onto the photos.

Setting up.

Round 1.

Jason’s Orks vs Olly’s Chaos Titans.

Duro’s Marines vs Tyson’s Steel Legion.

Aaron’s Scions of Iron Marines vs Steve’s Red Corsair Chaos Marines.

Jack’s Necrons vs Chris’ Space Wolves.

Matt’s Krieg vs Scott’s Minervans.

2nd Round.

Matt’s Krieg vs Chris’ Space Wolves.

Jason’s Orks vs Steve’s Chaos Marines.

Olly’s Titans vs Jack’s Necrons.

Scott’s Minervans vs Tyson’s Steel Legion.

Duro’s Raptors (Codex Marines) vs Aaron’s Emperor’s Rams (Scions of Iron).

3rd Round.

Steve’s Chaos Marines vs Jack’s Necrons.

Scott’s Minervan’s vs Duro’s Raptors.

Aaron’s Marines vs Tysons Imperial Guard.

Chris’ Space Wolves vs Jason’s Speed Freeks.

Olly’s Chaos Titans vs Matt’s Death Korps of Krieg.

This was the top table as both Olly and Matt had won both their previous games.

Awards.

The Emperor’s Blessing – Olly.

The Curse of Chaos – Jack.

Best Themed Army – Tyson.

Best General – Matt.

Overall Champion – Matt.

And Here’s Matt as he kindly presented the Best General medallion to Jason.

Here’s a few other photos from the day.

Cheers,

Steve.

2 Responses to There is Only War 2011 – An Epic Armageddon tournament

  1. Pingback: There Is Only WAR! | Game Glist

  2. Eyal rein says:

    Awesome!
    Thank you very much for sharing, looks like you had amazing time, learned a lot from this.
    Eyal.

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