Ok, so I took some pics, which I’ll upload later, but I wanted to get this out while it is still fresh in my mind. I played for a charity tournament (Raising money for cancer research) and this was my first tournament. I used the Indy GT list with 2245 points worth of Chaos Dwarves. First of all, out of 20 players, I was the only dwarf force of any kind… no non-evil-stunties showed at all! My collection certainly generated some interest from most of the players. Not many even knew that Chaos Dwarves existed at all! So it was pretty fun to spread the good word on the evil little guys. For the most part it was a pretty heavy chaos oriented showing. Three Warriors of Chaos Armies, 2 or 3 Demons of Chaos, 3 skaven, 1 Orc and Goblin, 1 Vampire Count, and 2 Beastmen, 2 Dark Elf and 1 Lizardmen army. There were 2 Brettonian, and 1 wood elf army… and then of course Chaos Dwarves!!!
We played Australian rules… so weighted points per game depending on how badly you were trounced… or won…
I faced a Brettonian Army my first battle… and was totally creamed. FIrst of all, I forgot about my daemonsmith’s bound weapon entirely, until about the 3rd or 4th round… and the Banner of Zharr Nagrund with the ward save on my largest unit, which was hit by Grail knights and Knights Errant, and could have held their ground if I had only remembered! It wasn’t a total loss though: I scored 3 points (to my opponents 17…) I made some errors with where I set my Kolossus, and had horrible artillery rolls (which would acrry through the other two games as well…) And my opponent scored three direct hits with his trebuchet, destroying two of my demon eaters before they even did anything, and also destroying the Kolossus!
Game 2 I faced Beastmen. WHich was a really fun game, but we did not get to play many turns. He killed my Sorcerer with his Gorgon and destroyed 1 Demon Eater with a unit of Minotaurs… that was it… which gave him 580 points! I killed three units of Ungors, 2 units of Warhouunds, some Minotaurs, and was lining up to really bring the pain when the game was called… so I ended up loosing by 313 points. Which ended with an 11 - 9 loose for me… so close!
Game three I faced Orcs and Goblins… an Army I’m very familiar with having played it for many years my self. This was an excellent game, we both had a lot of fun… there were some really amazing saves… and really disappointing losses… mostly by my opponent… He killed my Sorcerer with a Night Goblin Fanatic, and managed to break one of my demoneaters, and destroy my death rocket… scoring him 625 points (the crew was left from the death rocket). By the end of turn 6, he had 12 orcs left on the field! I won by 2148 points giving me a solid 20 - 0 win! many slaves were taken away from this battle!!! muahahahahah…
This was the first time I used many of the pieces (the Kolossus, Death rocket, Annihilators, and I used the mortar as an Earth Shaker, so It was my first go with that as well) all in all, I’d say I like the list, though I do want to play it some more… my Blunderbusses took out huge masses of nightgoblins… (even though I totally forgot to increase their Str for rank bonus!) And I think I know how to use the demon eaters now (use em all together instead of independently!) My artillery, while fun as they rampaged toward the enemy in a demon frenzy… did NOTHING all three games… I accurately guessed all my ranges within an inch or two… but always deviated, or misfired!! (and now that I think of it, the death rocket doesn’t deviate in the Indy rules does it… ooops!) In all three games both my Death Rocket and Earthshaker killed a total of 1 errant knight, 2 warhounds, and 1 goblin wolf rider!!! they actually did more damage when they got into hand to hand combat!! ha!
Many lessons learned this tournament: first of all: know your own rules ha!
As I said, I’ll post some pics later!