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okri_the_blue
11-08-2007, 14:01
Well Iím back from the out post AI tournament. Thought Iíd do a report.
Well having gotten out to Beaconsfield by nine ( itís 50km from the city or 47 from my house) we found that the field was 6 players. Not a huge turn out but still a fair few and it also ment me and Luke (Tyra_Nid) had a hope of not playing each other. So on to

Game one: Yay new opponent
CAP 90pts limit opponent Chris M (Commissar Cmar)

First game of the tournament and I was delighted to draw tau as I havenít played them before and new opponentís / force was a big reason for going. My list was 3 nightwings he took 5 barracudas. Chris deployed fairly spread out I had one plan in the centre and two together on my left flank, every body was at alt 7 . Turn 1 almost every body moved straight up me at speed 9 him at speed 3-4 no shooting. Turn two. He won the initiative roll and moved first moving a barra on his left up at around speed 6, I had decided to power dive with my central nightwing I only rolled a 1 however and looked in allsorts of trouble. Chris move up at max speed to get some shots off. however I was able to move the other two night wings to get shots at the attacking planes. he killed the over cautious elder. It looked tough from here but evenly poised. on a brighter note I ejected fine. Turn three he won init again, I pulled spiral on both plains witch caught him off guard, shotting I managed a kill and the 4 burst firing cannons did jack in return. Turn 4 this turn I made a mistake but didnít feel to bad about it. Chris moved a barra though a half loop first up I had a five and was in a position to fire straight at him but I decide this must be a bait and instead of moving up 2 alt to fire at him I went down 2 to avoid being tailed. it turned out the other 2 plans in the formation were doing the same manoeuvre so all I had done was get my self 4 alt below the action. I had managed to get a good shot with the other night wing and shot down an other barra. We were both one plane away from disengaging. Turn 5 my biggest mistake of the day cris again won the intit and moved a barra as bait assuming I had spiral witch I did. Did I take the bait? Yes, were two barras firing at me in the shooting phase yes I didnít manage to kill the bait and got blasted from the sky. Next turn I disengaged. Result 56ptís to him 2 planes, 36 pointís to me. Chris got a superior victory. 16 Ė 4

Game two. Good god thereís so many of them
Recon 120 pts opponent Jayden Barr ( Fattex)

Have only played chaos once I was happy to again be taking on a new opponent with a relatively un familiar force. Jayden was attacking with 8 hell blades and 1 hell talon, I had 4 night wings. He deployed as a group of 3 hell blades on his extreme right a group of 3 blades in the middle and the talon and 2 blades on his extreme left . I placed all my wings around 4Ē apart from my left to the centre most planes were at alt 6-7 except his centre group who were on alt 5. turn one all his planes move ford at around speed 4, turned with every one towards his hell talon group. Turn 2 I had card 5 on my 3 right most wings and 6 on the lefty he won init and started by moving a hell blade on his extreme left straight again. I responded buy bringing the closest nightwing into a close rang shooting position. He moved the hell blade and other blade in the group straight as well with me getting a shot on each of them in turn. The group on his extreme right then made turns to wards the center and I used the last night wing the engage them finally his middle group all power dived. The shooting phase was eventful I downed 2 blades and damaged the hell talon, despite having 2 hell blades firing at my left most night wing jayden only managed one to do hit. Turn 3. surprised at my success and the fact that I still had 4 planes in the air I chose a 50-50 split of spiral and rolling high g turn. The in the movement phase jayden made a big blunder chousing ultra high g turn for his hell talon. He fail his 5+ pilot skill check and crashed further manoeuvring gave me only one good shot but him none. In the shooting phase I bagged another hell blade just one to go. Turn 4 due to huge alt differences I was powerdiving with 3 planes and he was with a couple as well in the end I had one quite good tailing shoot and he had a bundle of different alt shots at me in the shooting phase another hell blade went down and no night wings were damaged. Forcing jayden to disengage. Result 72 point to me and 7 to jayeden ( my damaged night wing disengaged) giving me a massacre 20-0 result (for a total of 24pts)

Game three revenge is sweet
Air raid 140pts v 105pts vs chris m (Commissar Cmar) I was attacking ( a big advantage)
He took 5 barras and a sky ray in this mission, I had 2 night wings 2 phoenix and one vamp hunter . the target was a single 8 hit titan which chris promptly placed this behind a huge alt 1 hill. This dictated my deployment to a large degree. I had a phoenix and the hunter deployed on my extreme right the other phoenix on my extreme left ( that how wide the hill was) and the two nightwimgs in the centre. Chis deployed his sky ray on his left next to the hill and had a group of 3 on his extreme right and a group of two on his extreme left. First turn all my ground attack craft went straight my night wings both turned to the right. Chris moved straight. Turn 2 moving the hunter first baited the two barras on the left forwards and allowed me a 3 on two contest his other aircraft moved in to the centre where the second night wing engaged them. The shooting phase went alright with I barra going down to the vampire and another being wounded, the nightwing by itís self got damaged as well. Turn 3 both the phoenix and the hunter on my right moved up to short range against the sky ray while he did a group of rolling high g turns the phoenix on the right was able to tail these and both the nightwings spiralled into firing positions. The shooting phase was disappointing while the sky ray was killed by the vamp and another barra was damaged. The phoenix tailing one of the barras was shot down by burst cannons and the one attacking the sky ray was damaged. Turn 4 the vamp pulled a rolling high g turn to attack the target and the remaining phoenix spireld to get a shot at it most of the remaining barrers followed these two and where inturn tailed by nightwings. In the shooting phase the hunter did 3 hits on the target, the last phonix was shot down, a barra was damaged and a barra was shot down. Turn 5 tailing fire killed a barra leaving two on the table. The rest of the game consisted of the hunter getting one more bit at the objective and doing 3 more hits and another barra going down. Result 133 point to me and 74 pts to chris giving me a superior victory and a total of 40 battle pointís.

The top 3 final place getters were
Jaydon Bar 57pts (fattex)
Chris Penwarden 56pts(me)
Luke Hutson 56pts (Tyra_Nid )
With Luke also wining the painting

The winner got one packet of nightwings and one packet of phoenixes
Second got a packet of tbolts, third got a flack battery and best painted got a packet of air cast pilots.

All in all it was a grate event with great looking terrain, (for me) new opponentís and new forces, well worth the effort and well done to jayden the worthy winner( he won the last scenario as defender!) and organiser..