Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Equinox Fantasy - Intro

Hey everyone,

Much like Charlie, I figured I’d start my contributing by giving you all a rundown of my experiences at Equinox last weekend. I went to the inaugural Equinox Tournament last year, playing Fantasy with my Dark Elves, and wound up placing 4th overall on countback. I originally wasn’t going to go this year, but the TO Phil Wu offered me the chance to play as the bye buster in the fantasy event over the weekend.

The tourney was 2400pts and used a set of comp rules very similar to the current version or a previous draft of the ETC pack. Luckily I didn’t have to worry about any of that, since I was just going to show up and get given a High Elf army to use by Phil. I sort of figured that the army he gave me would be around the same power level as everyone else’s so that I could put up a bit of a fight despite never having played with High Elves. Sounds a fair and reasonable assumption, right? Well…

Me, when I arrived on Saturday morning!

It turned out Phil had given me a list that I would call ‘soft’. That’s not to say it can’t win (as we’ll see), but there were definitely some suboptimal elements to this list. If it were up to me, I’d definitely be making a few quick changes to bring it into line with my personal style of play (which I’ll go into later). I didn’t mind though, as I only there to have some great fun games of Fantasy and this list would just add an extra level of challenge to each game.

Here’s the list I was given:

Archmage, Level 4, Scroll, 4+ Ward

Noble, BSB, GW, Armour of Caledor, Dawnstone

Noble, GW, Reaver Bow, Dragon Armour

28 Spearmen, Muso, Std

18 Archers, Muso

12 Archers, Muso

Lion Chariot

Tiranoc Chariot

17 Phoenix Guard, Muso, Std

17 White Lions, Muso, Std, Gleaming Pennant

6 Dragon Princes, Muso, Std, Banner of Ellyrion



Game 1 to follow soon…

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to your reports Jack, didn't spot you after our first game, but I was trying to get around my opponents and wish em luck for their rounds when I could.