The ATC is barely over, and Mismatched Play is back to bring you up to speed on what happened over this 40K intense weekend!
Final Standings ( Top 8 of 58 )
1 Team Happy
2 Beast Coast
3 Wobbly Modelers
4 Kamikazes Ronin
5 Phil Collins Fan Club
6 Quality Control
7 Man Beard Gaming
8 Orlando Hereticus
In the last post, we looked at some of the promising lists and teams at ATC 2017. Judging by the top 8, we were not betting on the wrong horses.
So first order of business: our team finished 3rd. Bully!
Juice and Austin had grand plans for the tournament, and it payed off.
Second order of business, the three-peat for Team Happy!
Can these guys be stopped?!
We will find out soon enough, as Team Happy’s captain Tony Grippando will be the first guest on the podcast!
Third order of business, and more importantly, what does this all mean for the upcoming events?
Some of the lists at ATC are great only in the Team format, because you can pair it versus certain things and avoid others.
On the other side of the power spectrum, is also the faction restriction. Some lists make compromises in choices to allow a team mate to use a specific faction. This is modt often the case in imperium armies, where only 1 player can use the cheap Astra Militarum units that would be great in many armies.
There will be a lot more list content uploaded soon, with their dedicated section. In the meantime, let’s take a brief look at what transpired in Tennessee.
Have you heard about the word?
In the grim darkness of the 41st millenium, there are only birds.
1- Storm Ravens. Low model count always going first, incredible firepower, decent survivability, mobility. Storm Raven lists do it all. Expect to see a lot more Dante and Storm Raven everywhere, as this proved to be the best version of the list.
2- Razorwing Flocks. The army I will now call Caw-Blade, Razorwing flocks also proved that they were not just a blocking list that lead to tie games. Bad news: 120 birds is a lot of birds. Good news: that Yncarne avatar guy looks dope.
Not quite the mold
Despite using quite a lot of the proverbial spam, our team did end up in 3rd place with 0 of the popular lists, well we did have a Robert Guiliman, but no razorback or Storm Raven to go with.
- No Blood Angels at all, or Storm Ravens for that matter
- Our Eldar was not the Razorwing, but 8 Crimson Hunters.
- Our daemons were not Changeling and Brimstone Horors, but 8 Daemon Princes of Nurgle.
- We did not play a guard blob with 120+ conscripts, our Astra Militarum list featured 3 Baneblade variants.
- We did play a Genestealer Cult, in fact, Austin won Best GSC player for the event.
This is probably the biggest break from 7th edition, being able to compete without playing the top 3-4 top tier army. List crafters around the globe rejoice, all is not lost for the non-meta adhering folks.
So this is how things are shaping up, at least until the next wave of FAQs, Codex Space Marine release and the NOVA Open shake things up!