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Titan Vs Goliath - 20/01/18 - BOTH LISTS ON PAGE 3

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:38 pm 
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Into the 3rd turn..

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 Post subject: Re: Titan Vs Goliath - 20/01/18 - BOTH LISTS ON PAGE 3
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:24 pm 
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End Result:

Team Imperial - 6

Team Eldar & Squats - 2

We also had a nice, long, walk around Hackney Wick.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:56 pm 
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It just wouldn't be a tournment without a walk / death march....


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:11 am 
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Dan 1314 wrote:
It just wouldn't be a tournment without a walk / death march....

Beautiful canalside walk. Hackney Wick is like Venice.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:28 pm 
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So what odds happened?!?!

Team Imperial to win - 5/6 - Yes

Team Eldar to win - evens - No

10 or more crits to be rolled on warmachines - 2/1 - Forgot to count!

Richard to blame poor rallying rolls for Imperial defeat - 4/1 - Richard rightly pointed out that whilst he did complain about poor rallying rolls, he was on the winning side, so technically this did not happen.

Player from either side to punch Monkeyboy for being an annoying umpire - 20/1- Fortunately, no!

Dan1314 to turn up spectacularly dressed as Lord Flashheart halfway during the game, yell 'woof', and admire a player's beard as something to grab hold onto - 750/1 - I understand that Dan did try to do this, but got the address wrong, and now the police and social services are involved.....

Monkeyboy to declare the Orks the winners of the game - 35/1 - No - but Orks will be involved in the next big game!

Players from both sides getting significantly distracted by other interesting stuff going on at Exp, and forgetting to keep playing quickly to the clock - 1/2 - I as umpire got distracted, but credit to the players who kept their focus.

As for the SS Cole, a bit like Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction, there was a miracle and somehow it survived against pretty much everyone's expectations! Some amazing saves by Mark when a unit of Knights assaulted was critical in its survival against the odds.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:28 am 
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It was a fun game :) The Imperial side (Alun and I) definitely had the better dice in the first turn, although not so much in 2 and 3. The Eldar alliance managed to win the strategy rolloff all 3 turns, and had some impressive rallying rolls, between which helped them take and hold one of the flanks. I think if it hadn't been for getting initiative in turns 2 and 3 it would have been a brutal massacre though, so probably for the best that they did ;)

The knights were very impressive though, helped along no end by some sterling armour saves from Alun! It was nice to see them focussed on rather than the titans though, so 'operation smokescreen' was a complete success imo :) I think the Eldar did struggle a bit due to lack of synergy between units, and being a bit too cautious on the first turn. Being 30cm in rather than 15 meant they could have been on us ready to tear apart the good stuff in turn 2, but instead for most of the game we were able to keep them at a distance and shoot up the warlocks etc instead, which suited us just fine!

On the venue, not quite what i was expecting - the website makes it out to be a lot bigger for starters! I'd put it at a similar size (possibly a bit smaller) than Maelstrom games used to be - so not a bad size by any stretch, but for what they appear to aspirationally looking to be? Not ideal. It also has the issue that all large spaces have of becoming very noisy. Having to go up and down two flights of relatively narrow external stairs to get in and out (or to the bar/loos) wasn't great either, and location isn't ideal, either for driving (as there's effectively no parking, not even metered), and public transport is a good 10 - 20 minutes walk depending on which station you're coming from. Plus, the area is rough as guts, so while fine to walk to during daylight hours, i wouldn't want to be doing it by myself at night!

On the plus side, the food in the cantina was pretty reasonable both in terms of quality and price, and the gaming area itself has long opening hours (11am till 1am), although 11am opening is a bit of an issue for running an actual tournament there.

I'd definitely do another mega game at some point (maybe even more points too? :D ) but must say i wouldn't be keen doing the venue again - something like Dark Sphere or the Central London's club venue (the Escape bar in mornington crescent) both have better setups imo.


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