York Grand Slam Tournament – What a day !!!


On Saturday both myself and Tyler spent a day in York at the Grand Slam Tournament. It was a 32 player Hordes & Warmachine Tournament, two events held over the course of the day. A 5 round 35 points Steamroller and a 4 round 15 points Mangled Metal. The 35 point steamroller came with a twist, Shrinking Kill Box artifice. Round by round the Kill Box shrinks by a further 2″ each time.

I took Grand Exemplar Kreoss and Thyra, Flame of Sorrow for the 35 points Steamroller and High Exemplar Kreoss along with Thyra, Flame of Sorrow again for the 15 points Mangled Metal. Here are the lists I used during the day.

Grand Exemplar Kreoss – 35 Points

Grand Exemplar Kreoss (*6pts)
Reckoner (8pts)
Choir of Menoth (Leader and 3 Grunts) (2pts)
Exemplar Bastions (Leader and 4 Grunts) (8pts)
Knights Exemplar (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
Visgoth Juviah Rhoven & 2 Honor Guard (4pts)
High Paladin Dartan Vilmon (3pts)
Paladin of the Order of the Wall (2pts)
Paladin of the Order of the Wall (2pts)
Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord (2pts)
Taryn di la Rovissi (2pts)
Vassal Mechanik (1pts)
Vassal of Menoth (2pts)

Thyra, Flame of Sorrow – 35 Points

Thyra, Flame of Sorrow (*6pts)
Reckoner (8pts)
Vanquisher (8pts)
Hierophant (2pts)
Choir of Menoth (Leader and 3 Grunts) (2pts)
Exemplar Bastions (Leader and 4 Grunts) (8pts)
Knights Exemplar (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan (2pts)
Saxon Orrik (2pts)
The Covenant of Menoth (2pts)
Vassal of Menoth (2pts)

High Exemplar Kreoss – 15 Points

High Exemplar Kreoss (*5pts)
Revenger (6pts)
Crusader (6pts)
Reckoner (8pts)

Thyra, Flame of Sorrow – 15 Points

Thyra, Flame of Sorrow (*6pts)
Revenger (6pts)
Crusader (6pts)
Reckoner (8pts)

35 points Steamroller

First game at 9 o’clock in the morning against Adam and his Legion of Everblight. I never play well first game of a tournament and especially this early in the morning. So resulted in a lose to me.

Second game and bottom table against Luke and Circle Orboros. Getting to sound familiar, losing the first game and bottom table game two. Anyway Thyra got a caster kill on Krueger, so a win to me.

Third game against Legion of Everblight and Martin. And another win with Thyra killing the Warlock. So after three games all against Hordes factions I was on two wins and making progress up the tournament placings.

Next Andy and his Minions. And again I bring Thrya to the table! This time Thyra bites me, like she has done in so many times in the past. Failing to hit Barnabas needing sixes on three dice (yes I even boosted) and again needing sixes to hit. Will the fire damage do the job, I needed 11 on two dice, and rolled a 10! So close to a win, if I had rolled the sixes to hit on the initial two attacks I am sure Thyra would have won.

Final game and another Hordes faction. So I had gone the entire tournament and only faced up against Hordes factions. This time it was Skorne against Gavin. But I needed to play Epic Kreoss at least once in the tournament, so Thyra sat this one out. I lost this final game. But felt that if I had remembered Epic Kreoss had Armour Piercing, then a Bastion would have had a charge on the Warlock under the Feat to win me the game.

I ended the tournament in 17th place out of 32 player. Really pleased with this and how I played during the day. Still made some mistakes, but overall a big improvement. Playing more aggressive with Thyra in this tournament and the Hardcore heat has proven to be a hit.

15 points Mangled Metal

First game and Andy (who I played in the Steamroller), but this time Trollbloods. And a win, this time with Prime Kreoss. Next up against Luke and his Circle Orboros again, only this time it was a lose with Thyra. Third game against Graham and his Cyrx and a win with Prime Kreoss, only because Graham forgot the Mosh Pit scenario. So final game and up against Tyler and his Khador. A Narrow lose, all because Kreoss a Reckoner and a Crusader could not kill Beast 09.

I ended the Mangled Metal in 17th place out of 28 player. Again really pleased with this.

An excellent days gaming. What a day !!!

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