TJ here to talk about the third and final game in a recent tournament I attended at Blue Ox Games in Greenville, NC. The tourney was 1850, with a $250 grand prize. I ran my Necrons and CSM allies. If you want more of the list, check out the first part here, game two here or ... just read part three along with my final thoughts below:
The final game pitted me against Mike's Drop Pod UltraMarines.
This time, the TO decided that we would all play the same mission, which ended up being ... Dawn of War + Purge! KP three games in a row! This is why missions should be set before the tourney.
So Mike was playing:
Command squad with apothecary and meltaguns - drop pod
10 Stearnguard 2 meltaguns, 3 combi-melta, 5 combi plasma (I think) - drop pod
3x 10 tactical marines with meltaguns, multi-meltas and combi-grav in drop pods
Stormtalon with Skyhammer
While his army was small and elite for a drop pod force, it would get two turns of re-rolling tactical doctorine, has tons of melta (which, if could potentially table me right at the start if he gets lucky) and a beat stick squad with great short range power thanks to Tiggy and Calgar! I think this is a tuned up list designed specifically by somebody who knows how to use it! Mike certainly used everything at the list's disposal, so I had to do everything I could to keep him from overwhelming me early.