A couple of Saturdays ago around lunch time a small group of us met up in the back room of Star Stores for the inaugural Kill Team Tournament… 4 of us were regular players against each other, myself (Plague Marines), Nicola (Death Watch), Adam (Necrons) and Andy (Tau); joining us was Dave (Plague Marines too).
My Kill Team for the tournament.
Given the odd numbers one of us got a pass through the first round- luckily that was me, so I settled down to watch the first round. My gf Nicola took on Adam, the winner then taking on me.. The Death Watch put up a good fight but the close combat specialists of the Necrons proved too tough.
Nicola’s Death Watch versus Adam’s Necrons.
The second watch up was Dave versus Andy, this time the Tau suffered badly against the toughness of the Plague Marines giving Dave the win. That meant Dave went on to fight in the final and Andy would play the loser of mine and Adam’s game.
The Kill Zone for my first game.
When it came to my game against Adam we had to fight for control of 4 objectives. Here my lack of numbers proved to be my undoing, I had the smallest team in the tournament… I couldn’t taken enough ground and put fire down where it was needed so whilst I was trading shots with the ranged Necron models their close combat specialists whittled me down.
Adam’s Necrons move up.
My plague Marines locked in combat and doing badly out of it.
This meant I was to face Andy in the battle for Bronze. We played on the dungeon board and had to break through to the opposing board edge. A slow and steady advance played into my hands; this added to some very lucky dice rolls meant I shot away the Tau pretty easily. Deciding to concentrate on the better models first helped too. A fun game that gave me the Bronze.
Meanwhile Dave battled Adam for the win, a brutal game saw Adam scrape a win; this was thoroughly well deserved as he had won three games in a row.
Adam’s Necrons (Gold).
Nicola’s Death Watch (5th)
Dave’s Plague Marines (Silver).
Andy’s Tau (4th)
My team and my bronze medal.
A very big thanks too for Adam for being the driving force behind the organisation of the tournament and providing all the Kill Zones we fought over.
The medals were really nice- hefty bits of metal… looking forward to the next competition already.