Wow, talk about late to the party… I’m really sorry I haven’t posted this earlier; I don’t generally have any excuse other than I’m lazy. Before another month passes by I thought I’d better talk about how the Fighting Cocks did at the tournie.
First game was against another Dark Angels list (traitors!) and some Ultramarines, and the day started badly for AP Juan. We lost our entire Ravenwing squad to concentrated fire after failing to penetrate a Dreadnaught with two Melta-Guns. Ouch. The rest of the game started to pick up for us, mainly due to the entire Tau mechanized section making every hit count, and the Vindicator did its best to pie-plate some Marines. By the time it came to dice down, we were pretty even on VPs but lost on TPs 5-3.
Our next match-up was against Tau and Daemonhunters, with two chaps who’d only just got back into 40K after a long absence. Due to their inexperience, myself and Radders decided to be nice, and so elected to crush them mercilessly. We won the game by blowing a unit of Gun Drones off their objective; even though they had troops in the same building, nobody else was within 3″ and they simply hadn’t noticed. A win then, but the manner of our victory caused Radders to run after our opponents and apologise to them after the game
The final game was a mouth-watering grudge match against fellow Cocks Lock+Load. We’ve only played each other once before in a tournament setting, and the dream-team of AP Juan was 1-0 up. Was this the match to even up the scores? Well, almost. It was a hard-fought game, both of us sussing out the other teams’ secret objective fairly early on, and generally playing pretty tight for the two hours. In the end we just about edged it, claiming a draw but gaining the extra TPs due to killing more of them.
Come the final reckoning, AP Juan had climbed to the heady-heights of joint 6th! Both of us were really pleased with this performance, especially after our fun-but-disappointing experience the month before. The top tables largely saw Flame On! run rampant, as per the Games Workshop Doubles, and I’m sure I glimpsed some double Land Raider filth up there.
All in all we had a great time, and I’d like to thank Jamie and Fabian – not to mention the rest of the Marple Marauders – for setting up this event. You can rest assured that the Cocks will be back again next year.