Monday, November 20, 2006

Noorderspel (NorthernGame)

2 Tourney days, incl 1 day of stands with all sorts of games. From games that are very very new to the market (like Senet..an ancient Egyptian game brought to the European market) to older games that still sell but for which there are always new people to attract to the game.

Tournaments I knew off: Warhammer 40K (I organised this one) warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine, DBM, Colonists of Catan, Carcassonne and Munchkin.

Some things went a bit sloppy on saturday so we started an hour late, but nothing too bad. We were with 11 people which made pairing people a bit difficult ;)
I decided that one person had to be put on pause and would catch this up later on. Most of the time I ran around for a bit looking at the ongoing battles getting to know the people who were playing and taking pics. Having had little sleep the night before Erwin & I went home tired as fuck.
I think I started falling asleep on the couch at 8.30 pm or so and after stumbling to bed I think Erwin slept for a bit too. Watched some tv series (go check out aqua teen hunger force ..the most idiotic cartoon ever made).

Next day: the terrain was set up properly so we would be able to start as soon as everybody was in the building. Off course me, Erwin & Rico were a bit late but luckily we weren't the last people to arrive. At 10 am things started off again. I brought my army both days in the hope I would be able to play a game somewhere in between running around.

Some people were finishing their 3rd game around 12 am but a couple of others still needed to finish their last games.
I also found some time to feed my Tyranids. My fleet isn't called Adamantium for nothing so it ate the Iron Warriors that wanted to deny me my 3 feeding counters (seek & hold). I didn't get first turn, which was in a way a good thing. The IW player was unbeaten till now and started firing away a LOT of autocannons at my monstrous creatures which shrugged them off like nothing happened. The tyrant and carni only got one wound from ap2 weaponry. A fairly large group of gaunts were shot away and a ravener got wounded.
In my first turn I was able to run up and even assault 3 nasty obliterators. Thanks to a ridiculous throw I only killed one and received 2 wounds as punishments. With only one wound left I was fearing a bit for my game because there was plenty left to kill. But the second round of combat my tyrant did what it does best: wreak havoc.
It killed the obliterators before they knew what happened, next it whooped the predator tank to tiny bits (6 penetrating hits..booya!). My raveners secured my left flank backed up by 6 remaining stealers flanking the IW's.
The IW HQ's came to an embarassing end. The lieutenant got wooped by about 10 hormagaunts. It just got swamped. The pimped demonprince kinda flunked only dealing 3 wounds to my leaping warriors. In return they dealt 2 rending attacks to the prince. Suddenly the prince turned around...but too late cause a talon from a s3 gaunt was already stuck in it's eye. The 7 or so gaunts that charged him needed 6s to wound, did 1 wound, the prince failed it's save and died.

My tyrant swept through the ranks in the meanwhile supported by a carnifex and a thrope landing some nasty blastmarkers.

In the end my carni stood on a marker, one sq warriors held a marker and my the last one was held by my tyrant. There wasn't much cover, but some wrong decisions, flunky dice and an agressive but restrained attitude got me the game.
I didn't take pics of my game, I did make one of a part of the IW army. It's a long post but see for pics below (gonna update them as soon as I got a mass resizer over here:

TO BE UPDATED!!

31 Comments:

Blogger R2K said...

Yay new posts!

21 November 2006 at 00:46  
Blogger lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

hey... i like aqua teen hunger force ! hmph.


:P

21 November 2006 at 04:08  
Blogger Erwin said...

hey, didnt your tirant have one wound left? He can't secure a loot counter in that case (needs to be at least 50%).
The weekend was fun, by next Noorderspel I'll own that "best army" prize for sure.

Hey, llimu, that a new pic? It's nice ;)
-E

21 November 2006 at 13:21  
Blogger The Angelus Sanctus said...

Man i swear your 'Nids always like eating Iron Warriors =x


Good to see things went fairly well.

Although here is a question for ya, how big was the Warmachine stuff? Since into that as well as 40K.


-eTAS

21 November 2006 at 15:04  
Anonymous Arjan said...

@R2k: pfft yes gonna put up some pics too!

@LLIMU: Didn't say I didn't like it. But it was the most strange thing I've ever seen ;) I still need to put a pic up at my blog profile.

@ E: true. 1 wound left. But I had some warriors in the neighbourhood IIRC.

Can't recall exactly.

@TAS:
There was a Warmachine tourny. But I think there were about 10 people playing with around 90% unpainted stuff. In the beginning they would compete for painting prices..but since it was crap..we cut them out.

They did have very very cool demo stands though!

21 November 2006 at 19:22  
Blogger lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

by the way, llimu sounds a bit like ilmu which means knowledge in my language. haha i know. im laughin as well.

yes erwin, new pic. thanks :)

after readin your post, i downloaded ATHF from limewire. hehe couldnt resist. ever heard of robot chicken ? that show kicks ass too. or maybe strange to you :P

22 November 2006 at 12:46  
Blogger The Angelus Sanctus said...

Heh i was browsin the PP forum and found someone who was actually at Noorderspel for WM. Was quite surprised (especially by the odds).


-eTAS

22 November 2006 at 15:36  
Anonymous Arjan said...

I think Robot Chicken is also on that site:

http://tvlinks.voodeedoo.org/

I'll have to see for myself :D
Funny and wacky I guess ;)

I'll check it out.

23 November 2006 at 13:16  
Blogger Arjan said...

@ TAS: why be surprised? Warmachine is having a big commercial breakthrough overhere. It's been around for a while, but it's showing up everywhere now. And it was the first time a WM tourney was organised at NS. So the chance that one of the Dutch posters went there wasn't that small ;) But cool to see you read about it.

At lastlifeinmyuniverse
Knowledge hmm well that's positive. You could use it as a nickname :D

23 November 2006 at 13:19  
Blogger The Angelus Sanctus said...

I think WM is really starting to get a good name for itself now (especially with a significant amount of players being former GW folk). Not so much surprised that WM was at Noorderspel, more than the fact that someone i see off the PP forums was there with you guys.

World aint so small I guess.


-eTAS

23 November 2006 at 16:37  
Anonymous Arjan said...

erm..yes the world is small :D

I gotta publish some photo's soon..

23 November 2006 at 20:53  
Blogger Arjan said...

Just saw the first episode of Robot Chicken..and I don't think I stopped laughing for a second.

Damn briliant.
Remember kids..drugs are bad.
The whole transformer thing was also very very very funny.
Thanks..for getting me addicted to yet another series ;)

23 November 2006 at 23:41  
Blogger The Angelus Sanctus said...

Holy crap =x


Me thinks either 1. Do some clean up or 2. Add in the random verification thingie?


-eTAS

26 November 2006 at 14:06  
Blogger Arjan said...

ugh..yes it looks like it's needed.

maybe a payback for me not updating.
been a bit busy...with real life :P

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Blogger lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

haha knew youd like robot chicken. ;) hey get your brother hooked on it too !

27 November 2006 at 10:18  
Blogger Arjan said...

I saw the first episode thursday..and checked it again + 5 more episodes together with Erwin on saturday. He's hooked :D

meh..it is REALLY time to update. Not at home right now. I'll try and update late tonight (both logs).

27 November 2006 at 15:51  
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-eTAS

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