Las Vegas Open 2018 Tournament Report | Tabletop Tactics Backstage
I go over the amazing LVO 2018 and cover the 6 Championships games that I played there with my Aeldari!
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So, i took Eldar to the Last Chance Open the week before the LVO, and my list was similar to yours, but, in probably a far less efficient way haha! Like you, i didn’t want to take Reapers, so, the core of my list was Shining Spears, 1 unit of 9 and 1 unit of 3 – the 3 acting as an Autarch Skyrunner bodyguard as such. I had an Alaitoc battalion, Saim-Hann outrider and a Biel-Tan supreme command detachment. Most of the games, i had a farseer and blob of 20 guardians in the webway, deep strike in, cast… Read more »
Great stuff! Any thoughts on the much-discussed sportsmanship shenanigans that went on on the final day?
You talked about reapers with there unmodified to hit, but didn’t mention one of their clutch strengths. The Exarchs tempest launcher not needing line of site. I think this is super important within a tournament that has line of site blocking 1st level ruins.
Great vox per usual and as mentioned on instagram can’t wait for Eldar to feature more on the channel.
Was looking forward to chatting with you guys this year but had to cut my LVO short, we had a pet emergency back home. Excellent vox cast as usual.
awesome vox cast. been waiting to hear how you did. looking at the top lists though i just knew you couldn’t stay way from having a fluff driven list and it was good to see. the madness of codex mashing right now must takes days to get it sorted, and takes away from the joy of the fluff for armies i find. Glad you had fun hope to find myself their in the future, awesome work man.
Sounds like my current LGT army is going to fail badly!! But it will be a beautiful death. However I think that all these events have not changed 7th ed to 8th ed enough. I think they should increase the time per game.
Minor fluff note, Hemlock wraith fighters are piloted by Spiritseers not Warlocks. Although Spirtseers are a more specialised form of warlock, they are more closely associated with Iyanden, still a psyker so obviously have an association with Ulthwe too.
Will never look at Guardians in the same way, you always come with a surprise, good to hear you’re still learning too!
Great recap. I have been playing an ulthwe eldar battalion detachment in my Drukhari army with two units of 5 rangers a farseer a spiritseer and a 20 blob of guardians with turrets and damn do they put work in. They synergise so well with Drukhari giving a psychic phase and a good deepstrike drop. They are really deadly with all the stratagem support, here’s hoping for some spicy Drukhari equivalents!
LVO was very fun, even though my Tau list pretty much got creamed. The overall event is amazing like Lawrence stated. Definitely going back and will be going back to FLG’s SoCal 2018 as well. Maybe my Scions list will be ready by then. Thanks for your thoughts on strategy and tactics in this video, the ITC scenarios do make you think about how to best play your army for each game. I also agree that perhaps 2000 points is too much for a tournament. But this could be addressed by scaling each match, each growing in points. And players… Read more »
I love this VOX. I have been waiting for it to come out with baited breath, being a staunch Pure Ulthwe competitive player. I have been playing 2 blobs of guardians since the codex came out, web way striking with a winged-autach in between for reroll 1s and it has worked well. I found that a savvy space marine player would use the intercept strategem if I brought them in within 12 inches of an Infantry blob (hellblasters/aggressors) so started running a warlock skyrunner with quicken so I could deep strike them over 12″ away and then move them in… Read more »
This is such an inspirational video for me. I love so much how you approach even competitive games, making sure there is a uniqueness and a theme. I’m running Ulthwe Eldar right now and loving them so much, especially Eldrad. People always seem to be taken off guard by how strong he is. Also Warlock powers are SO strong. I own 2000pts on the nose of Eldar models and as money is tight I’ve been racking my brain on what models to expand with and I think this gives me some good ideas. I love the idea of foot-dar and… Read more »
On the topic of game length: Would it be an idea for TOs to go down in points. In 7th we played mostly 1750 or 1850. With the promise of faster games we went up to mostly 2000 points. I’m wondering if 1500 might be the right size for 8th. You can still fit 90+ models into that, but it restricts “the rest” you can take to a large degree. I personally like that big units are back, I never was a big fan of the MSU meta, but it sure made for faster games when you rode around in… Read more »
Thanks for the update! Was really interesting hearing about the importance/prevalence of scouting or infaltrating units for board control. Seems like it makes armies reliant on deep striking like grey knights pretty much untenable.
Shame to see the lot unpainted army on such a big event, even on the final tables….Well done spider! You will get them on NoRetreat!
Got a few spoilers about the elder coming in ghost maker 😉 Can’t wait for the new episode, I refresh the website every morning to check