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History of a chicken in Novi Sad

Post  2dipicche on Mon 19 Aug - 21:00

First match against Netherlands, WoC. He plays lvl4 on disc with tzeentch lore, hellcannon, 2 guys on daemonic mount, 6 chariots, chimera, 10 warriors and dogs. Normally WoC are a good matchup if they play crushers but with chariots there are too many auto-hits for my list. I decide to play defensive and when, with his first move, I can block the lvl4 using 5 furies and charge it with the chicken the turn after I choose to push a little bit. In the end I kill almost everything (except for the general on the daemonic mount, the hellcannon and the warriors) and I'm am winning by 1064 points. Unfortunately his hellcannon (that didn't lose a single wound even if he took 2 cannonballs and 1 catapult on the head) decide to shot to my completely full soulgrinder. Result: hit, wounded, ward save failed, 6 wounds. The match ends +749 for me and I score only 14 points instead of 17.


Second one against Wales, DoC. Strange list (3x1 beasts, 3x furies, 3x5 seekers, cannon, 6x10 horrors, 5 hounds of khorne and 2 lvl2 of metal). I use my entire army to kill the chaff he plays and the Lord of Change (that starting from now will be called LoC) try not to die against the cannon and the infernal gateway. First turn 5-4 dice for me I can't cast glean magic to remove the only spell that I'm afraid of. His first turn 5-7 I can't dispell his hellgate and the chicken lose 3 wounds. On the second turn I charge with everything, I remove some redirector, the LoC kill the gateway unit and on third turn I'm scoring the 20 (he lost the cannon too) but the chicken takes 2 str2 hits from horrors in close combat on his 5th that I can't save (we both rolled 4 on winds of magic...). To this I have to add the transmutation that kills my BSB with look out sir, the 4 beasts that can't complete a charge of 10" (I rolled 2-1-1) against 10 horrors with herald general and this same unit that kill my cannon with a bolt of change. 13-7


Third one against Eire, WoC. Already played with that guy 2 days before. I know he doesn't play really good and I try to score as much as I can. Unfortunately on my 5th turn I don't kill a stupid lvl2 with 1 wound left (armor 2+, ws4+) with a hellgate that did 6 hits str6 and, on his turn, he rolls the double6 to kill my chicken with the same spell. In the end I let only the Daemon prince on the table and I have 1.5 beasts units, half of horrors and the whole plague-bearers unit. another 20 that becomes an 11-9 just for bad luck (if his lvl2 die I have 1 magic phase to try to kill is prince too...)


Fourth against Ukraine, Vampires with terrorgheist,banshee, 2 lvl2 of death, 9 horrors and a big block of skeletons with a flaming str7 lord. Not a good match at all. At the beginning of my second turn I ask François what I should do and he tells me to push. I push but it didn't go well... 4 beasts die in 2 combat phases against the horrors (18 atks for him -> 9 wounds, none for me.. twice), my cannon blow up when I have to shot to his terror and I just roll 2 when I have a D6 wounds on his lord. I also rolled a misfire on the only purple sun I casted during the whole tournament (glean magic) and I had to hit the terror and the single crypt horror alive. 6-14 for him, the only good thing is that he admitted that I was really unlucky and offered me a beer Smile


Fifth against Finland, chaos dwarves. No frog scroll. Having the fireborns instead of the Kadaij doesn't help him and when my winds of magic kill the baletaurus on turn 1 I just have 1 thing to do. Beasts are unstoppable for him and having a gateway to dispel each turn (he can't join any unit with the lvl4) allows me to block the hellcannon with treason each time. 20-0. Finally.


Sixth against Norway, Skaven. Bell, 18 gutter runners, all the stuff he need (no storm banner but rocket+orb). It's nightmare for me. Fifth turn it's a 15-5 for me but he has a free charge with the bell unit that normally brings the result to a 10-10. I try to win and I put the chicken behind his big unit. Now he does the big mistake that normally you should pay in such a tournament: swift reform the bell unit and try the magical charge on my LoC (it's a 50% chance, instead of almost a 100%, to draw). Of course he rolls the 4+ and punish me. 10-10






First thing I'd like to say is thank you to each one of my team mates. Etc is probably the best experience for a WHFB player and surely the best tournament in the world.
Second thing is sorry. I should have done more. 74 points are not bad but my army list was projected to score more. I have to say dice didn't help me (if you count how many points I lost on the last 2 turns of each match you can understand how I was feeling) but my performance wasn't what you were expecting by me. I've been protected 4 over 6 times during pairings without doing what I had to.
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Re: History of a chicken in Novi Sad

Post  Buchi on Tue 20 Aug - 8:40

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this down! Sounds like some bad luck cost us a bit - you cannot do much against that.

Better luck next time Wink

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Re: History of a chicken in Novi Sad

Post  Dim on Tue 20 Aug - 10:39

In my records, all your pairings were good for you but the last one, which was a draw (somehow due to some failure using the software)

I suppose you think know that Ukraine vampires were a drawish match after the game, but on the beggining we though you would win this match.

I am not in the position of telling you should have scored much or anything like that, but what I want to point out is one of the limitations of the program.
It is sometimes difficult to give a good estimation.

And yes, luck was not on our side this tournament...

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Re: History of a chicken in Novi Sad

Post  ElDorte on Tue 20 Aug - 11:05

Thank you Alan for the Reports of the Games.

It sucks if you lose your games because of bad luck and you did nothing wrong. Otherwise you could say what was wrong and change it. But like that its just a bit depressing to lose to the dices and not to the Player.

But after all what do you think about your List? Would it be better to play the Potatoe or was it an advantage that you played outside of the Meta? The thing is are we staying in the Meta next Year or are we going to break it?

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Re: History of a chicken in Novi Sad

Post  sevic on Tue 20 Aug - 11:59

The thing is are we staying in the Meta next Year or are we going to break it?
It's more about enter in the meta or stay outside of it :p

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Re: History of a chicken in Novi Sad

Post  KrogGar on Tue 20 Aug - 14:38

Thanks alan für the feedback and the report =)

Just a small question about your armylist:
Were you happy with the 2x4 Beasts? Did they preform well and would you play again with 2x4? What for experience did you gain?

Oh and the samequestion about the soulgrinder? Did he do something?

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Re: History of a chicken in Novi Sad

Post  darksteve on Tue 20 Aug - 16:38

Thank you for the short reports.

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Re: History of a chicken in Novi Sad

Post  Pulps on Sun 25 Aug - 13:00

Staying oustide the meta is probably the big mistake of the team composition this year, isn't it??

Thanks for the Report: always interesting!


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