Thursday, May 20, 2010
I got to play a pair of games on Tuesday:
I started out the afternoon running through a game of Malifaux with Chris.
By the end of the game, most everything had come back to me, which was nice. At some point, I might actually feel comfortable with the game. I screwed up in a number of ways, though: paying for my Master (so I played 4 Soulstones down) and only drawing five cards (six is a weird number!).
I really appreciate that Chris keeps putting Rasputina up against my Sonia Criid: it's a really bad matchup for him / good matchup for me. I'm sure he's doing it because he likes running Rasputina, but I have a hard time believing he's not, in some way, intentionally throwing me some easy (well, easier) games.
Then, I got in a game of 40K with Jay.
Jay ran his Howling Griffons (Space Marines w/ White Scars build), I ran my Khornate Daemons.
As usual, my army has kind of a hard time dealing with other armies that pull the same "We'll all come in turn one" or "We'll all come in from reserves" trick that they have to. So much of the army's "mobility" comes from that initial Deep Strike. Also, I blew my "Daemonic Assault" roll (which is usual for me).
Jay kept everything off the table, and rolled a Land Raider (with Assault Termies and a Librarian0 and a Rhino (with a generic Tactical Squad) on the table turn one. Speeders with Heavy Flamers came in from Reserve and everything else Outflanked.
The game was... I won't say it was close, but I definitely had him on the ropes. If I'd been able to knock out a Speeder, it'd have gone differently, I think... but I was unable to hit once with something like 10 charging Bloodletters. Those Heavy Flamers really fried my Troops.
In the end, he won with three objectives to my none; if we'd had more time to see if we could get in more rounds (we stopped at Round 5 since the store was closing), I probably could have done something about a couple of his Troops... but probably not enough to turn it into a win.
I did take a couple of pictures, since I had my new camera with me and everything was painted. Here are the rest of them: