Sunday, March 6, 2011

SoCal Apocalypse Battle Report

Yesterday was the first big SoCal Apocalypse game after The Big Game and it was a great success.  We had 100,000 points in this "small" game.  We also had 5 brand new players.  

We set four 8' tables up length-wise, but staggered, so you could always get to any model on the table.  These were all non-super heavy tables.  Then there were two super-heavy tables that were placed width-wise at one end.

Father-son team of Joe (on the right) and Cameron.  Joe is the painter, Cameron the gamer!


A Chaos Tower, which was built by Matt Plonski.  It was quite impressive and well engineered.  It fell on turn one though, so didn't see action.  It probably was more fearsome looking than deadly.  It scared the crap out of Andrew and I so we threw everything at it!

Two awesome Nurgle Vindicators!

Lessons learned:

1)  8' wide tables work well when staggered.  The depth makes for good mobility.

2)  Sign-up in advance is really important, because you can balance teams before the day of the event. 

3)  Big 40K is often a more fun version of Apocalypse.  You don't need super-heavies and Flyers to have a lot of fun.


Alec

2 comments:

MattP said...

Yeah, those Silver Towers should be called Fire Magnets! They give anything (even titans) a 4+ save if within 6", so they're a high priority target. If you have two or three, however, they'll likely last a turn or two. One of the best point-defense units in the game!

theDarkHeir said...

Hey I see me in the first pic! =D

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