So we showed up for the doubles tournament (first tournament either Michael or me had ever played in) and got to play three games. There were six teams and the first army we got put against was Imperial Guard and Orks. This was a great game and I really enjoyed both players. The Ork player was Mark from the Overlords Podcast and the IG player was his brother Mike. They were real fun to play against and were very patient with our rustyness with the rules (generally we play about once every 2-3 months).
They managed to quite soundly defeat us in all three of the mission goals, but I think we could have done a lot better had we matched up with them later in the tournament when we knew how to play the army a little better. The primary was victory points and had we played point denial we could have stood a chance at winning.
They managed to wipe out most of the Lamenters, but hardly touched the Eldar at all. A little better juding of distances on my part (18″ is a really hard distance for me to judge) would have helped out on getting charges off. If there is one thing I’ve learned with Assault Marines is that they must get the charge to survive.
Also for the Eldar positioning is huge, especially for the psychic powers. We needed to focus fire a little better and the assault squads need to operate together to do any real damage.
All in all this was a really fun game and I would love to get a rematch.