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Final Results - January 2011 Lazy Laundry Tournament

Posted February 1st, 2011 at 11:23 AM by Elginb
Well, the final four rounds were pretty entertaining, and the final results just as surprising as those of the previous Lazy Laundry Tournament. I really LOVE the impact of these new D&D figures on the game.

Round 3 didnít have any particularly close or interesting games. A couple upsets, but not much to go into (the Silver Surfer lost to a bunch of Omnicron Snipers trumped up on an Attack +1 glyph; and the Red Skullís unlimited range as master planner beat out Kurrockís mere 8 space range for his mastery of the elements). But there was some drama in the Quarterfinals.

AnubiansX3, Khosumet, MezzodemonsX4, Guilty *
Sgt. Drake 2.0, SentinelsX2, 4th MassX3

The Sentinels headed out first to act as blockers, and the Anubians ran out to try and eat Ďem up. They managed to take out most of the Kyrie, but the 4th Mass were advancing up to the top of the high castle walls in the middle of the map, and they started destroying the wolves. The thing about Mezzodemons, however, is that if you donít have a special attack, thereís no way to stop them from advancing on you and taking the high ground away from you. Soon, a couple of the big buggers were all alone on top and started eviscerating the 4th Mass. Still, the 4th Mass got their shots in, wearing away at the demonsí exoskeletons. With the demise of the 4th Mass eminent, Sgt. Drake grappled his way up to the high ground and knocked the last couple exoskeleton markers off of the Mezzodemons and cleared the wall walk, but not without taking severe damage in the process. At this point it was just Drake with only one life left versus 7 Mezzodemons, Guilty McCreech, and Khosumet. However, Drake was the only one on the high ground and, as good as the Mezzodemons are against squads, they really suck against a tough hero like Drake. They simply couldnít advance on him quickly enough to do anything before he shot them. Finally, Drake had to come down from the high ground to get close enough to attack Khosumet and Guilty. Guilty was killed with one shot, but Khosumet ran up to Drake who was hanging just above on a ledge. The Dark Lordís single attack missed and Drake chopped off his head immediately afterward.

Hulk, VenocsX3, Blue Wyrm, Black Wyrm, Red Wyrm *
Red Skull, MotH, Hydra, Pulverizer, Kelda, Shiori

The Venocs were sent out as a first strike force, as they had been in previous match-ups, but this time they were no match for the Hydra and Pulverizer, both of which blocked any attempts to target the Red Skull. Seeing the failed strategy, the Hulk leapt out to try to salvage things. His first attack was a limp tap on the Hydraís shoulder, so the mythical beast lashed out and issued 5 wounds to the Hulk. But the madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets! With one punch, he eliminated the Hydra. The Pulverizer advanced and, on his first attack, successfully got another wound on the Hulk; then, on his second attack, the Ogre managed to knock himself out (it was kind of funny). It took two turns for the Hulk to knock out Kelda, and in the mean-time the Red Skull had given the Hulk another wound, but then the Hulk wiped that red, toothy smile off the Skullís face with one punch. Shiori was shaking in her boots, but somehow she managed to run away while tossing a shuriken right between the Hulkís green eyes. The two remaining Venocs made an effort to take out the novice ninja, but she made Venoc sandwiches out of them and advanced on the high ground. Shiori was still fully healthy as the Wyrmlings flew to the high ground. There, she took out the Black Wyrmling, but not before it placed 2 wounds on her. The next turn, she was taken out the one-two Red-Blue punch.

Sgt. Drake 2.0, SentinelsX2, 4th MassX3 *
Hulk, VenocsX3, Blue Wyrm, Black Wyrm, Red Wyrm

Another classic! The Sentinels advanced first to create a protective wall for the 4th Mass, and the Venocs swooped in on them with mixed results. Causing some damage, but unable to break through their wall, the Venocs gave way to the Wyrmling blitzóthe Black and Red Wyrmlings started taking out the Kyries left and right while the Blue Wyrmling made valiant attempts to down the blue-coats. The 4th Mass, however, was methodically taking out the Venocs and getting good shots at the baby dragons, so the Hulk decided to jump in. He landed smack in the middle of four 4th Mass figures, and they managed to put 4 wounds on the Green Gargoyle (Stan Leeís term), but then the Hulk stomped them into a fine powder. Learning from their mistake, the remaining 4th Mass spread out to avoid any stompingÖ but not enough to avoid the Wyrmling assault! The Blue and Red Wyrmlings swooped down and eliminated all but a wounded Sgt. Drake, one 4th Mass-man, and two Sentinels; however, the Hulk had only one life left himself. Still, the Hulk held out, punching out Drake and one Sentinel, while the Wyrmlings took out the rest.

Hulk, VenocsX3, Blue Wyrm, Black Wyrm, Red Wyrm *
Warhulk, Mind Flayer, Pulverizer, DeathchasersX4, White Wyrm

As is often the case, the final match in the tournament was a bit of a let-down. Clearly the Hulkís team had honed their skills in a much tougher half of the draw as they very easily downed the Deathchaser team. The Venocs pretty much took out all of the Deathchasers and their Warhulk buddy all on their own, frenzying 3 or 4 times in the game. At one point the PeaceHulk gave the Mind Flayer a sporting chance at enslaving him into a lava pool, but it wasnít to be and soon the Green Goliath was the victor!

Iím a huge fan of the Hulk but heís never won more than a couple rounds before, let alone been in contention for the title. The Venoc Vipers are a bit flashier, but Iíve teamed them with the Hulk before without such great results. Instead, I have to give credit to the Wyrmlingsóthey can really fill in the gaps in any army, and did so very efficiently on the Hulkís team. Considering that there were two other teams with Wyrmlings in the Final Four, Iíd have to give the Wyrmlings the MVP award, even though the Master of the Hunt had a great tournament, too. Anyway, since integrating D&D units into the game, Iíve seen the Anubian Wolves and the Hulk become contendersóI honestly never thought Iíd see the day; so once again I give a big salute to the D&D waves!

An * indicates my predictions for each round
Bold lettering indicates the winners in each match-up
Italics indicate a notably close game

CHAMPION (Elginís Predictions = 36 of 61 correct, 59%)

Hulk, VenocsX3, Blue Wyrm, Black Wyrm, Red Wyrm

FINALS (Elginís Predictions = 1 of 1 correct)

Hulk, VenocsX3, Blue Wyrm, Black Wyrm, Red Wyrm *
Warhulk, Mind Flayer, Pulverizer, DeathchasersX4, White Wyrm

SEMIFINALS (Elginís Predictions = 0 of 2 correct)

Sgt. Drake 2.0, SentinelsX2, 4th MassX3 *
Hulk, VenocsX3, Blue Wyrm, Black Wyrm, Red Wyrm

MotH, Agent Carr, Microcorps, DeathreaversX2, Blue WyrmX3, Black WyrmX2 *
Warhulk, Mind Flayer, Pulverizer, DeathchasersX4, White Wyrm

QUARTERFINALS (Elginís Predictions = 1 of 4 correct)

AnubiansX3, Khosumet, MezzodemonsX4, Guilty *
Sgt. Drake 2.0, SentinelsX2, 4th MassX3

Hulk, VenocsX3, Blue Wyrm, Black Wyrm, Red Wyrm *
Red Skull, MotH, Hydra, Pulverizer, Kelda, Shiori

Brunak, Sir Denrick, SnipersX3, MacDirks *
MotH, Agent Carr, Microcorps, DeathreaversX2, Blue WyrmX3, Black WyrmX2

Thanos, Gorillinators, GoblinsX3 *
Warhulk, Mind Flayer, Pulverizer, DeathchasersX4, White Wyrm


ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS (Elginís Predictions = 6 of 8 correct)

AnubiansX3, Khosumet, MezzodemonsX4, Guilty *
Shurrak, Hydra, Sgt. Drake 1.0, Sir Hawthorne, Iskra, Rechets

Sgt. Drake 2.0, SentinelsX2, 4th MassX3 *
Frost Giant, Wyvern, GladiatronsX3, BlastatronsX2

Hulk, VenocsX3, Blue Wyrm, Black Wyrm, Red Wyrm *
Captain America, Kozuke, Snipers, Tarn, RepulsorsX3

Torin, Kurrok, FireX6, WaterX5 *
Red Skull, MotH, Hydra, Pulverizer, Kelda, Shiori

Brunak, Sir Denrick, SnipersX3, MacDirks
Silver Surfer, Krug, Dividers, Arrow GrutsX2, Swog *

Venoc Warlord, Sharwin, MohicansX2, Armocs, Theracus, VenocsX3
MotH, Agent Carr, Microcorps, DeathreaversX2, Blue WyrmX3, Black WyrmX2 *

Thanos, Gorillinators, GoblinsX3 *
Grimnak, ProtectorsX2, Heavy GrutsX3, ChainfighterX2

Tandros, Mogrimm, Dund, AxegrindersX2, Roman ArchersX2
Warhulk, Mind Flayer, Pulverizer, DeathchasersX4, White Wyrm *


ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS (Elginís Predictions = 10 of 16 correct)

AnubiansX3, Khosumet, MezzodemonsX4, Guilty *
Dr. Doom, Tornak, 10th Reg, Nerak, Blade GrutsX3

ProtectorsX2, Major X17, Marcus, Warforged, Sacred Band, ChainfightersX2
Shurrak, Hydra, Sgt. Drake 1.0, Sir Hawthorne, Iskra, Rechets *

Sgt. Drake 2.0, SentinelsX2, 4th MassX3
Charos, DW7000, GreenscalesX2, Black Wyrm, White WyrmX3, SahuaginX2 *

Frost Giant, Wyvern, GladiatronsX3, BlastatronsX2 *
Spider-man, Sir Dupuis, Siege, Templars, Repulsors

Warhulk, Iron Golem, Deathstalkers, BrutesX2, GoblinsX2
Hulk, VenocsX3, Blue Wyrm, Black Wyrm, Red Wyrm *

Hatamoto Taro, Kaemon Awa, Ninjas, Izumi, HarquebusX3
Captain America, Kozuke, Snipers, Tarn, RepulsorsX3 *

Abomination, Heirloom, MohicansX2, Brave Arrow *
Torin, Kurrok, FireX6, WaterX5

Red Skull, MotH, Hydra, Pulverizer, Kelda, Shiori
Moltenclaw, Moriko, DeathstalkersX2, StingersX2 *

Eltahale, Airborne Elite, Sir Gilbert, KoWx3, Eldgrim *
Brunak, Sir Denrick, SnipersX3, MacDirks

Silver Surfer, Krug, Dividers, Arrow GrutsX2, Swog *
DW9000, Wo-Sa-Ga, Marrden HoundsX2, Zettians, NagrubsX2

Venoc Warlord, Sharwin, MohicansX2, Armocs, Theracus, VenocsX3 *
Werewolf, WoBx2, WarforgedX3, Zetacron

MotH, Agent Carr, Microcorps, DeathreaversX2, Blue WyrmX3, Black WyrmX2 *
Pelloth, Raelin 1.0, DrowX3, AubriensX3

Thanos, Gorillinators, GoblinsX3 *
Sujoah, Parmenio, BlastatronsX2, Sacred BandX2, Red WyrmX3

Nakitas, Templars, Sentinels, Laglor, Concan, Darrak
Grimnak, ProtectorsX2, Heavy GrutsX3, ChainfighterX2 *

Othkurik, Mika, 10th RegX3, GreenscalesX2 *
Tandros, Mogrimm, Dund, AxegrindersX2, Roman ArchersX2

Warhulk, Mind Flayer, Pulverizer, DeathchasersX4, White Wyrm *
Braxas, Krav, PhantomsX2, DrudgeX3



ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS AND RESULTS (Elginís predictions = 18 of 30 correct)

AnubiansX3, Khosumet, MezzodemonsX4, Guilty
Bye

Dr. Doom, Tornak, 10th Reg, Nerak, Blade GrutsX3 *
Scarcarver, Ana Karithon, Kumiko, Finn, Saylind, Erevan, Shotgun Sullivan

ProtectorsX2, Major X17, Marcus, Warforged, Sacred Band, ChainfightersX2
Acolarh, Syvarris, Jorhdawn, Morsbane, ArmocsX2, WoA *

Shurrak, Hydra, Sgt. Drake 1.0, Sir Hawthorne, Iskra, Rechets
Warhulk, DW8000, Valguard, Roman ArchersX2, LegionnairesX2 *

Sgt. Drake 2.0, SentinelsX2, 4th MassX3 *
MotH, Rhogar, Mindflayer, Pulverizer, PhantomsX2

Tul-Bak-Ra, Agent Skahen, MicrocorpsX2, DividersX3 *
Charos, DW7000, GreenscalesX2, Black Wyrm, White WyrmX3, SahuaginX2

Frost Giant, Wyvern, GladiatronsX3, BlastatronsX2
Sonlen, Migol, EOV, James Murphy, AxegrindersX2 *

Spider-man, Sir Dupuis, Siege, Templars, Repulsors
Major Q9, GorillinatorsX2, ZombiesX4 *

Major Q10, Venom, Kee-Mo-Shi, Marro Warriors, DeathreaversX3 *
Warhulk, Iron Golem, Deathstalkers, BrutesX2, GoblinsX2

Ulginesh, Chardris, Emirroon, Arkmer, WoAx3, Kyntela, Otonashi
Hulk, VenocsX3, Blue Wyrm, Black Wyrm, Red Wyrm *

Mimring, Sudema, Ice Trollx2, Arrow GrutsX2, SwogX2 *
Hatamoto Taro, Kaemon Awa, Ninjas, Izumi, HarquebusX3

Tor-Kul-Na, GroksX2, Marrden Hounds, Nagrubs
Captain America, Kozuke, Snipers, Tarn, RepulsorsX3 *

Abomination, Heirloom, MohicansX2, Brave Arrow *
Taelord, Mind Flayer, Brandis, Death KnightsX2, AirX2, DumutefX2

Torin, Kurrok, FireX6, WaterX5 *
Werewolf, Crixus, WoBx2, CapuansX2, Tagawa Archers

Red Skull, MotH, Hydra, Pulverizer, Kelda, Shiori
Nilfheim, Raelin 2.0, Alastair, MacDirksX2, Isamu *

Jotun, ImperiumX2, Kiova
Moltenclaw, Moriko, DeathstalkersX2, StingersX2 *

Eltahale, Airborne Elite, Sir Gilbert, KoWx3, Eldgrim
Bye

Zelrig, Groks, Ne-Gok-Sa, Me-Burq-Sa, LegionnairesX2, Sahuagin, Marcu *
Brunak, Sir Denrick, SnipersX3, MacDirks

Silver Surfer, Krug, Dividers, Arrow GrutsX2, Swog *
Warhulk, Frost Giant, Wyvern, BrutesX2, Drudge

GGx4, EarthX5, Sahuagin
DW9000, Wo-Sa-Ga, Marrden HoundsX2, Zettians, NagrubsX2 *

Venoc Warlord, Sharwin, MohicansX2, Armocs, Theracus, VenocsX3 *
Frost Giant, GIE, Ice TrollX2, Dzu-tehX2

Werewolf, WoBx2, WarforgedX3, Zetacron
Spartacus, Retiarius, Atlaga, CapuansX2, YariX2 *

MotH, Agent Carr, Microcorps, DeathreaversX2, Blue WyrmX3, Black WyrmX2 *
Hydra, Runa, Mind Flayer, Ornak, StingersX2, Blade Gruts

Frost Giant, Templars, MinionsX3 *
Pelloth, Raelin 1.0, DrowX3, AubriensX3

Thanos, Gorillinators, GoblinsX3 *
WyvernX2, ShadesX3

Kato, Tagawa Samurai, Tagawa ArchersX2, Harquebus, YariX2
Sujoah, Parmenio, BlastatronsX2, Sacred BandX2, Red WyrmX3 *

Iron Man, QuasatchX3, DED
Nakitas, Templars, Sentinels, Laglor, Concan, Darrak *

Su-Bak-Na, Hive, Iron Golem, DronesX3, Nagrubs
Grimnak, ProtectorsX2, Heavy GrutsX3, ChainfighterX2 *

Othkurik, Mika, 10th RegX3, GreenscalesX2 *
MotH, Hydra, Thorgrim, MonksX3

Tandros, Mogrimm, Dund, AxegrindersX2, Roman ArchersX2
Cyprien, Gurei-Oni, ObsidiansX2, Warden 816, Sonya *

Warhulk, Mind Flayer, Pulverizer, DeathchasersX4, White Wyrm *
WyvernX2, SnipersX2, Estivara, SpidersX3

GIE, Feral TrollX2, Death KnightsX2, AirX4, Dumutef
Braxas, Krav, PhantomsX2, DrudgeX3 *
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This is really cool, Elginb. So cool that I might have to finish out a tournament using the armies from my last blog. I think I'll do that... Awesome tourney!
Posted February 1st, 2011 at 11:52 AM by killercactus killercactus is offline
 
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