Warning: Long post lol despite saying it's not too detailed... :)
So I've finally decided to share the tournament results with you guys... Won't be too detailed but will cover all 3 of us to an extent hopefully. It was to be 3 rounds 1500 pts... Round 1 missions 1/2 from the rulebook (on a d3), round 2 missions 3/4 and round 3 missions 5/6. Mysterious objectives and terrain were meant to be in play but we generally forgot/ignored that ...
My army for the tournament had to be changed a bit as counting up my army just in case before it, I realised that the excel spreadsheet which I use, I had been using had a slight mistake (!!!) and I was 10 points over, hence the slight change in my list:
Company Command Squad with 2x plasmagun, medic
Veteran Squad with 3x plasmagun, grenadiers, power sword, chimera with multi-laser and heavy flamer
Veteran Squad with 3x meltagun, demolitions, chimera with multi-laser and heavy flamer
Platoon Command Squad with 3x flamer, power sword and plasma pistol
Infantry Squad Squad with grenade launcher and autocannon and commissar with power swrod and plasma pistol
Infantry Squad Squad with grenade launcher and autocannon
Infantry Squad Squad with grenade launcher and autocannon
Vendetta (had a hard choice between this or a hellhound or an aegis defence line)
Leman Russ Vanquisher with heavy flamer
Leman Russ Executioner with heavy bolter and plasma cannon sponsons
Leman Russ Eradicator with heavy flamer
Round 1 I was paired up against grey knights, so I was a little scared, but I thought what the heck at least I get to see what they're all about. He had a stormraven, a dreadknight, 15 purifiers/interceptors (? troops anyway), a dreadnought with multi-melta, 5 grey knight terminators, a terminator librarian with some powers and a sprinkling of psycannons and maybe a flamer thing.
At first I was matched up against Paul, but then they reset the system and changed some stuff around...
So I was matched up against sisters of battle and was a little worried. He had 2 exorcists, 3 squads of sisters with meltas in rhinos, a squad of dominions (?) in rhino, Coteaz, Celestine, 3 squads of acolytes with some sword thing and storm shield (perhaps some with rhinos), a storm raven, and some squads with loads of heavy bolters.
Mission was the scouring, deployment same as last game. I may have placed my objectives a little foolishly being a little put off by my win from the previous round... anyway. To cut things short basically this guy thrashed me. After claiming he did not know how to play 6th edition (which got me thinking "Why the hell are you playing in 6th ed tournament then?") he did some magic stuff and all his sisters got rerolls, rending, etc. I let it past.
Then during the game he kept commenting on things I'd do and how I wasn't playing them right. E.g. making my ccs to get back in the fight after it had gone to ground and if I decided to protest/say I could show him in my codex he would say no then run over to another table and ask questions or something and then come back and state I was wrong. When I finally got pissed off at this when he said that only 1 "special weapon" can shoot out of a chimera and he went over to his friends, I went with him. He asked his question, the guy answered that he thinks that all 5 people can shoot out and he was about to turn and say that I was wrong (despite his friend saying otherwise) but he noticed me standing there right next to him and was going to tell me that we could replay it but I decided to just let it continue and wait for the game to end. (I had done as he said as I'm 15 and he was a lot older than me so I wasn't really comfortable with arguing...)
Anyway basically I split my army sort of in deployment going left with the tanks and taking an obj. with the blob. It ended up with some high value objs on my side but by the end it didn't matter. He proceeded to move in with a rhino and blow up some of my stuff. Then blew up some more after rolling d6 multi-melta type hits with each exorcist at my tanks (anyone know if these are how they're actually played?). Celestine eventually pole vaulted into my blob and through challenges I was able to keep her at bay for a few turns. I managed to kill the rhino and sisters who had driven at me, but my chimeras got blown quite early on and didn't manage to do much because of the aforementioned debate. My CCS got pinned and then ran away eventually and even my vendetta didn't manage to do much when it came on. Oh and also he didn't roll for his reserves until my vendetta came on and then promptly moved on his stormraven and blasted it out of the sky... My only hope was my surviving pcs who tried to dodge around out of line of sight but on turn 6/7 they were killed and I lost by some 1000 vps and the main mission. Doubtless the sportsmanship score I gave this guy was a 1. I don't know what he gave me because I made a point of going up to say mine after he had said his but from the sly look on his face I don't think he gave me a good one either.
I forgot to take photos at the start... but anyway mission was the relic and deployment was hammer and anvil. This was also the first table where terrain was bit sparse. I made a key mistake at the beginning and that basically lost me the game. Problem was that against ANY OTHER army, my deployment would have been perfect. Wall of AV14 with a covered wall of AV12 pushing aggressively behind it. Tbh I wasn't helped by the fact I was given first turn. At least I caused my opponent to think a little (i.e. about 20 mins to half an hour not even exaggerating) but then he just infiltrated some scouts.
Command Squad with 3x meltas and apothecary
3x drop pod
10x scout squad with snipers + telion + missile launcher and camo cloaks
5x snipers with camo cloaks
2x stormtalon with typhoon missile and assault cannon
Dreadnought with multi-melta? and heavy flamer
I actually really liked this list and will probably come up with something similar for my sm in the near future.
Anyway Ilya went the same as me 1 win, 2 losses and paul lost all 3 although his first opponent came 2nd and his 3rd game he played against the judge because someone left. Also Paul got cheated out of a game because in the scouring they ruled that his storm raven couldn't score despite there being no mention of this in the rules... Also both Ilya and Paul lost to a space wolves/biker sm army who's owner was a bit drunk and didn't really know what he was doing...
So not too bad a result and I'll/we'll probably go down there again. Apologies for the blurry pics and note that some of the pictures are of the stuff that was going on around. Oh and I did actually get my IG fully painted in time for it - too bad I didn't get the points I had worked so hard to get... Anyway I'll leave you with some of the armies from the event. PS: almost forgot paul and ilya's armies:
Tactical squad with flamer and lascannon in razorback with heavy bolters
Stormraven with multi-melta and plasmacannon
7(?) Nobs with klaws and big choppas
20 shoota boys 2x rokkit launcher
10 shoota boys rokkit launcher and nob with power klaw
20 choppa boys with 2x rokkit launcher and nob with power klaw
Battlewagon with deathrolla
10 Gretchin with runtherd