UK FREEBOOTAZ - Warhammer World
27-29th May 2011
The UK Freebootaz get together at Warhammer World, Nottingham UK saw some unexpected results and fun had by all who attended. The week end started with Ironlord travelling down from sunny Scotland and arriving at WW at 1000 hrs (yes that’s right that early) he found himself the only Freeboota there so got stuck in and ordered a pint and continued the day. Next to arrive was Farthestgoose followed by Brother Grim (unofficial Leader of the UK Bootaz) and his chauffer me WookieJedi. This was followed by Mr_Mrs_HappyBoozer. No games were played but there was drinking to be had. We all left Bugman’s Bar to our respected dwelling for the night. After a nights sleep sharing a Travelodge room with Brother Grim & Farthestgoose (dubious stains on the sofa bed and the double bed sloping down towards the head end) a hearty breakfast at the famous golden arches (McDonalds for those you don’t know), we heeded to WW to meet the rest of the Bootaz at 1000 hrs. So gaming day 1 saw myself, Brother Grim, Farthestgoose, Mr_Mrs_HappyBoozer, Lemonsucker55, Ironlord, MickeyP2K, Spacebulk and Kyle (non Freeboota), all muster in Bugman’s bar for the pre game coffee, larger in the case of Ironlord (man those Scotsmen know how to start the day). Brother Grim (SW) & Farthestgoose (SM) joined forces to face off against Lemonsucker55 (CSM) & Spacebulk (CSM). Mr_Mrs_HappyBoozer (Mr IG, Mrs Nids) played Ironlord (CSM) & Kyle (GK).
I was facing MickeyP2K’s 1750pt Imperial Armour-Armoured Battle Group list of tank after tank after tank. Well some might say that I should be scared, but I field an army of Necron gauss weapons and they like vehicles (6’s to glance on all gauss weapons). We rolled of for mission and rolled Annihilation with Spearhead deployment. This meant kill points (most units killed wins) and table quarters. I was pleased with this as I haven’t played any objective based game for quite some time and this made it easy for me to concentrate on, and it also saw all the tanks piled up in one area and not spread out over the place.
Turn 1- Well first turn not much happened I held my Monolith in reserve and pushed all my force up to the front line to start using the Gauss to full effect. They took a turret off one tank. The Pie plates of the AC downed a few Necrons but they got back up again.
Turn 2- Saw my Monolith drop in amongst the tanks (very nice) and it started to use its gauss to immobilise and halt the tanks in their tracks. The pie plates still rained down on the Necrons downing but not getting rid of that many. MickeyP2K thought it was his game until the gauss started.
Turn 3- the Monolith is taking it's toll...on the AC. The Tomb Stalker started to slice and dice it's way through the armour and the Pariahs will be in assault range this turn!
Turn 4- The Necrons started to take some kill points starting with the sentinels. The monolith still was a large thorn in the side of the AC. They just could not stop it. The pie plates just could not bring down enough Necrons to phase them out.
Turn 5- The guard started to claim some kill points back taking out the Tomb Stalker. The monolith still held strong tying the tanks in place and knocking off weapons. Current score Necrons 3 v AC 2 going into turn 6.
Turn 6- The Necrons took some more weapons off the tanks but not enough damage to destroy another vehicle. The AC took out the Necron destroyers to draw the game in turn 6. Final result Necrons 3 Armoured Company 3. A good game that I thought I would loose very quickly.