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 Post subject: Bugsculptor's Nidzilla at the Bay Area Open tournament
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:20 pm 
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Hey all, I'm a regular in the modelling and conversion forum and I ran my nidzilla army at a recent 92 person tournament in the San Francisco area - the Bay Area Open tournament. I placed pretty respectably and at least won as many games as I lost, so thought I'd share my experiences with the internets on The Dice Abide blog. There's a lot of grumbling on't internets, but I assure you my nids were no pushover :)

http://www.thediceabide.com/2012/04/nidzilla-the-bay-area-open-2012-part-1/

http://www.thediceabide.com/2012/04/nidzilla-the-bay-area-open-2012-part-2/

part 3 is to come later in the week...

Let me know if you've got any questions or feel free to post in the blog comments over there.

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 Post subject: Re: Bugsculptor's Nidzilla at the Bay Area Open tournament
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:53 am 
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Nice to see your army in action Bugsculptor. And the battle reports are nicely surmised (a skill I never learnt!) too.

(I saw these battle reports in random internet trawling yesterday. And I recognised your work straight away. There is no mistaking that claw tyrant conversion. :wink: )

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 Post subject: Re: Bugsculptor's Nidzilla at the Bay Area Open tournament
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:41 am 
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Nice write up - looking forward to the final part!
Really like the game format too, mixing all three scenarios together really helps vs elite (low kill point) armies, as you say.


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 Post subject: Re: Bugsculptor's Nidzilla at the Bay Area Open tournament
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:30 pm 
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I should post up some more pictures of the finished swarmlord - I don't think anyone here has seen it with paint on yet. I finished him just in time for that tournament. Maybe I should photograph the whole army together and see how it looks as one tide of critters!

The tournament format Reece and the team from Frontline Gaming have come up with is really solid, and I think it gives you a good shot with most codexes. I try and play that mission in most pick up games now, as I find the straight book missions a little boring. The same organising team is running the KingdomCon event down in San diego this weekend - I can't make it and I think it's sold out, but it's sure to be a good time.

The final part of my write up should be up fairly soon, but it's up to Adam at TDA to decide when he wants to run it - I don't want to take the site over and it's nice to have a mix of articles there.

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 Post subject: Re: Bugsculptor's Nidzilla at the Bay Area Open tournament
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:15 pm 
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It's nice to see Nidzilla pulling in some wins against the usual dumb spam you see at tournaments.

I am also a huge fan of the 3 objectives thing, were you can throw away the one and try to gain the others. I tend to throw away the kill points one. It's always nice not to worry about KP, since Tyranid's give those away quite easily. And yay at good terrain too!

And yes, Fiends of Slannesh are awesome sauce ... I just wish they were a bloody plastic kit instead of a 30+ dollar single model ><;

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 Post subject: Re: Bugsculptor's Nidzilla at the Bay Area Open tournament
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:42 am 
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I don't think any of the armies I played against were that spammy, but maybe that's just because I've played a few tournaments myself now and I'm used to it!

The Imperial Guard are not beautiful unique snowflakes... it's reasonable for most tanks to look the same and for there to be a fair amount of repetition. The Eldar army I played against was a little cheesy, but it's not impossible for an eldar aspect shrine to field 15 fire dragons... or even 30 dire avengers.

Most people playing nids at tourneys don't leave home without tervigons, gaunts and hive guard and most codexes have units you have to take to be fairly competitive. So don't be too hard on the guard for taking manticores, vendettas and chimeras... just get out there and open them like the cheap tin cans full of tasty biomass that they are :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bugsculptor's Nidzilla at the Bay Area Open tournament
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:17 am 
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Guess its just me sick of the mass mechanized thing hehe. Every time I see it I get sad face. So its always nice to see it get curb stomped by foot sluggers :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Bugsculptor's Nidzilla at the Bay Area Open tournament
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:43 pm 
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I know where you're coming from... my tentacles quiver with joy every time a monstrous creature tears open a manticore ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Bugsculptor's Nidzilla at the Bay Area Open tournament
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:56 pm 
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Part 3 is now up... including the gripping conclusion!

http://www.thediceabide.com/2012/04/nidzilla-the-bay-area-open-2012-part-3/

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