Sunday, February 20, 2011

First Tourney in almost a year!!!

Well yesterday I decided too head on down too a Rogue Trader being held at Battleground Games (not too be confused with my store Battleroad Games), and let me say I was happily impressed. The location itself was well lite, nice clean restrooms, open space for gamming and lots of tables ( I mean LOTS!!). Store wise I would honestly say my only gripe would be not as much selection overall. Paint wise he only had GW and model wise his GW was well stocked but everything was lacking severly. Now like I said this is a minor thing in the end as I was there too play in a tounrey. Staff wise I was very impressed with them as they were friendly and helpfull for getting started.

So onto the Main Event!!!! Though the tourney was 1850 I only had 1650 painted as this was my spare time army and all. I would say I haven't even spent 40 hours from building too end on it and the quality is well above many other gamers out there. This is in thanks too my trusty airbrush, but I digress. I ran short because I will not bring an upainted item too an event as this would hurt my chances at best painted. I don't go too tourneys too win anymore as I have won plenty of tropheys years ago but instead concentrate on sportsmanship and painting. The two major things too me that actually take work! My first battl was against an INCREDABLY nice fellow with a Deathwing Army. Very cheerfull and fun too play it was a great start too the day. Sad too say for me he wiped the floor with me as this was the first battle ever for me with the Blood Angels. As a diehard Chaos player this is new grounds too me. Here's some pics of the battle as it unfolded!
As you can see my heavy hitting unit piles out and assaults the bikes. I was stupid and didn't allocate hits against Samael which was a lesson I will not repeat!!! I whiped the rest of the sqd but lost after three rounds fighting him. The Reclusiarch is under heavy scrutany by the inquisition!!!

Ahhhh Big Scary Dred!!!!

This was the last recorded picture of second squad as they went into combat.....none survived :(.

The second Game was far different. I ended with a draw but sad too say the opponent was no where near as fun. To the point he was actually rther stand offish and at times rude. This though can be accounted for his age a bit as he was only a sophmore in highschool, but sad too say he also chipmunked me on sport. In the end it is what it is and my marines fought his Tau too a well won draw. I learned after how too properly use the dreds and had I done right with them could have swayed it in my favor.

Here's a side action shot, and lets just say that Redeemer earned his keep this battle. My Final Battle was against a fellow club mate by the name of Andre, and as he said "That's French for... Andre!!!". I am very much new too my club and don't know too many of the people but this guy has too be one of the best people I have gotten to play in years. He won the day but it was a well stratigised battle on his part. I made several stupid mistakes early on but they wouldn't have helped all that much. He knew what he was doing and even helped me with my rules (again this was now the THIRD game I had played with the army). We were joking, laughing, and just chatting it up more then anything. It was the perfect way too end the day and his army was even rather well painted. It's hard too see in the photographs but their is a lot of maticulous details in his army that you can't see unless you take the time on it.
A whirlwind Melee against the Inquisitor!!!

The inquisitor would fall, but imediately after so too would the Reclusiarch too bolter fire (damn ones on my dice). Like I said I loved playing against Andre and look forward too many more games.

Well I know this has been a longer post but I felt I owed you all. I will post my major gripe though about this tourney. Paint wise many told me I was the best there. In fact the store owner even told me he was suprised when he saw my name because he knows of the awards I have won. Yes I am comming across a little egotistical but I am a demon winner, and more importantly can admit when others are better then me. This was not the case it seems however as the overall winner won best painted as well. It seems his army that was dipped and then drybrushed, and looked like something I could do in a day was better then mine too the paint judge. No rhyme or reason but I lost out too an inferior painter. This did tick me off because I don't feel that just because I have awards of note that I should be expected to spend 100+ hours on every model for an army like I do my show progects. That said maybe I am just out too left field on this so here are several pics you be the judge. If you think I'm wrong then tell me please and say why!!

In the end it is what it is I guess, but it is still a severe kick in the gut too me. Well I will post some show pieces I am working on later this week and good pics of the Army until then Keep Painting people.


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  2. 2nd game player here. sorry If i came off as reserved or rude. I'm pretty shy :E. Also, I don't know what chipmunked on sport means. But if the judges thought i gave you a low sportsmanship score they must have read the papers wrong. I gave everyone i played 12's.

  3. Like I said in the post a Thank you kevin for being straight, the faukt doesn't lie with you then. You did well and like I said age played in a bit. All in all it was pleasant game and you are starting young so no worries.

  4. Also, I was wondering. You said you learned how to properly use the dreads after the game. How would you have used the dreads if you were given another shot at the game?

  5. I now know they are power weapons, and it's save you can't make, so if you have 5 models and I have 4 swings then if 4 of your models don't have an invulnerable then I get another 4 swings until your dead. That is my lesson nothing on you don't worry.

  6. Wow, that's a pretty impressive weapon. Those things could clean up almost any infantry in the game.

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  8. Hi Alex. This is Chase, I ran the event. Thanks for coming down and checking us out.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the event itself and liked the store. It seems as though a couple of things may have been interpreted incorrectly. I'll try to clear them up.

    Your sportsmanship scores were perfect (36/36). I wonder what has lead you to believe otherwise.

    I did not know that you had won painting awards before the event. I knew that the guys who signed up via dakkadakka were both experienced players who have had success on a larger scale in the past. As it turns out, Ragnar lists some of his accolades in his sig there. Someone must have told me that you've also done well at some point. When you had mentioned you were a demon winner I figured that was one of the accolades listed in the sig on dakkadakka. At the time I was confusing you and Ragnar. (Names, faces, and forum handles were all confused at this point seeing as how I just met both of you.)

    I can promise you that we were not influenced by the comment.

    If you would like to discuss your painting score please feel free to shoot me an email and at the very least I can put you in touch with the painting judge or email you a copy of your score sheet.