Reklawsj and I played in the local 'ardboyz prelims at the local Hobbytown but have been working too much to post something on this earlier. This is the closest place for us to play being a little over an hour from home so we needed to do well to be worth it. I haven't played a pickup game against anyone since 4th edition came out and reklawsj has never played a random person, only myself and a couple other friends. So to get prepared we went down the weekend before and played a game each but with armies of different races than we were going to use in the tournament.
When tournament day came we got there early ready to play. I took along a dual lash prince plus nurgle list with oblits and vindies and reklawsj took along his Vulkan-led Salamanders.
My first game came against another nurgle army led by Abaddon and Kharn in LR full of berzerkers. I came out scoring a massacre with 2 bonus points. My second game came against Black Templars with 5 LandRaiders, 2 Vindies and a Landspeeder. I played very tentatively trying to save killpoints by going second and keeping everything in reserve. This didn't work because in the second turn my Greater Deamon came in from reserve with no host on the table and was lost, so 5 points lost before I even started. Not being geared for LR killing I was massacred. In the third game I played an Ork horde with BW and scored a very closely fought Minor Victory. This could have been a Major Victory if I had remembered the Run rule because I finished the game only 4" from an objective that could have been contested.
So in the end I finished in a respectable fourth place. I should have been in third but the opponent I played with Black Templars had been massacred in his first game came out of it with a tie. This was due to his complaining so much about a model in his opponent's army that wasn't WYSIWYG. After a full hour of complaining and pleading the tournament organizers gave him a tie to satisfy him and he beat me by 7 points. So in the end no semi-final round for me. On the upside reklawsj finished in first with 2 massacres and a minor victory.
1st - Salamanders w/Vulkan(Massacre, Massacre, Minor Victory)
2nd - Nurgle Chaos - (Total Loss(to me, haha), Massacre, Massacre)
3rd - Black Templars - (Tie(cheap, should be total loss), Massacre, Tie)
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