NOVA Charity BBQ 2015 - Photo Dump

Monday, July 20, 2015

It was another awesome NOVA Charity BBQ event! We battled through an early downpour of rain at the start of round 1, endured the sweltering humidity and 100 degree heat index that followed, all for a great cause! (breast cancer research)

So about a week out from the event I decided to shelve my Dark Eldar and play something a little less fragile, a Clan Raukaan Gladius Strike Force. It's not a totally optimized list as I could only draw from what I had on hand, but that much Ob Sec (not to mention the Apocalyptic Blast lol) is no joke! I'll save the list analysis for another post as I mainly wanted to post up pictures from the event, but suffice to say it was fun to play. On to the photos!

First up, we have none other than Greg's awesome Ork Walker list, truly a sight to behold marching across the table!

I played against this round 3

Some shots from my first game against a full Battle Company:

Round 2 against Nids. Definitely the most fun and close tactical game of the day -- came down to 2 final assaults on turn 5!

Then the final round against this beautiful but punishing Ultramarines list:

As the day went on, I drank more, made a few more mistakes, and didn't take as many pictures haha. I seriously flubbed deployment in the last game and my opponent wisely made me pay for it with an epic tabling! You win some you lose some ;)

All in all, it was a fantastic day of 40k. It was great meeting some new people and seeing some old familiar faces! Can't wait to do it again and I'll hopefully get to see everyone at NOVA in September. Cheers!


  1. Woot! Photos! I actually am looking at them on my drive right now for Wednesdays post. Did you happen to catch that skyray list? It looked so ridiculous. It was like 48 str 8 missiles in a turn or something?

    1. I would guess Brad hadn't changed his list too much since posting this on Torrent of Fire:

    2. Joe did you save your lists vs your opponents? Between us, I think we have 5 different ones.

    3. My first opponent didn't show up with a list... but from memory he ran Khan and a Chaplain, each leading a demi-company with the 1st company task force (sternguard w/ meltas in pods) as the auxillary. I think i have the Nid list and Bob's list which I believe you have as well.

      I think Evan is right, Brad has been perfecting that Tau list for some time and is no stranger to first place at the Huzzah monthly RTT's. It is absolutely brutal and he knows how to use it; those powered play lights look awesome too!

    4. Ya Brad's list looked terrifying...but such an awesome take on the tau, and such a gorgeous army!

      I think bob is going to drop to 1 cent squad and probably swap out calgar. I was able to hold his shooting in check by getting his second group of cents in combat on turn 2, and without gate he couldn't get away!

  2. Nice, thanks for sharing the Photos!