Thursday, February 14, 2013

CCKO 2013 - result = 17/20

Weekend of January 19/20 I participated in the Capitol City Kick Off.  I brought a dwarf list because of the fabled "fuck you" dice (the symbol on the dice was actually in place of the "1" pip and was a hand flipping you the bird!) and my fears of a wood elf team being undone by 1's.  However it turned out this year that the dice maker had screwed up and the symbol was on the "6" pip.  I immediately thought I should go with the woodies roster but had been thinking about the dwarves a lot so I chose not to.  BIG MISTAKE!

This tournament was really frustrating for me.  With the amount to spend I chose to bring the deathroller just because 4 rerolls felt like overkill and I was concerned other rosters could have more "oomph" on the pitch than me.  The deathroller failed spectacularly in 4/5 games, and while taking nothing away from my opponents who all played in the range of "decent" to "very well", I could not even keep track of the number of block turnovers I suffered.  Almost all but one or two single die blocks were skulls, and I think I averaged 2 double skulls a game across the 5 games.  Perhaps it was karma for all the great luck I had when I won the Warpstone Cup - first tournament I brought these guys to.  Which sucks, but I'll still take the tournament win at this cost - lol ;)

Game 1 vs. Matt (Humans) 1-1 draw
dwarves vs. humans
This was the only match where my deathroller was good.  Had a nice stompy first half drive that went perfectly.  My big mistake was the angling of a blitz on his ball carrying catcher when he tried to switch sides.  I went from the side where if I did get a push, he would be away from my player with tackle so I actually chose not to throw the hit, then he just dodged away without needing a reroll anyways.  GRRRR

Game 2 vs. Joe (Chaos Pact) 2-1 loss
Lost the deathroller on turn 1 to an Ogre with Claw. (7 with mighty blow to break armour, and 8 to KO, losing it for the game.  Only piece on the dwarf list to not have Thick Skull ARRGGH).  If I remember correctly I had to pull some major BS to score my one touchdown.

Game 3 vs. Mike (Dark Elves) 1-1 draw
Sorry no photo for this game.  Pretty back and forth but all I can really remember is his damn assassin kept stabbing my dwarves successfully.  What the hell!

After game three, we held a skills draft.  I was less prepared for this than I was in previous years, and I think the biggest mistake was taking a +ST boost, which I gave to my runner.  It rarely influenced the game enough - probably taking guard would have been better.
the hobble crew @ skills draft
Game 4 vs. Colin (Orcs) 1-1 draw
Yeesh no photo for this game either - what gives Alex? This match was a total shoving contest.  Oh and Colin fouled the crap out of me with his sneaky git - never getting kicked out (to be fair he never managed more than a stun, but still!)

Game 5 vs. Alex (Norse) 2-1 loss
dwarves vs norse
Bit of a heartbreak this, Alex scored the winning touchdown without even using his reroll in turn 16 :( I don't remember really getting a good level of attrition at all either vs. his AV7.
apparently alexs games is the only one that mattered day two!
Sorry for the delayed post - always tougher when you have a rough time of it!


Axtklinge said...

Oh well...
I suppose you can't win them all bro!
However, I bet your dwarfs where the shiniest pieces in there (painting wise)!

Out of curiosity, do you know if theres any place where we can see 'stats' from the touurnament?
(Like how many players, and which races played, etc).

Tristan M said...

If you click the link at the top of the post, it will take you to the NAF thread. On page three there is the final results and I think it lists races.

There were 20 players.

Axtklinge said...

Yes it does!
Thanks buddy.

"(...)here is a breakdown of the races played this weekend: Dwarf x3, Dark Elf x3, Skaven x2, Amazons x2, Orc x2, Wood Elf, Undead, Chaos, Humans, Chaos Pact, Norse, Necro, High Elf"

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