Monday, 23 January 2012
A Son takes 1st at Caledonian...but who??
Posted by Venerable Brother Labels: Tournaments
Myself (Venerable Brother), Andy P (Atreides),Bradimus Prime and Alex (Killswitch) all attended, as well as friend of the Sons - Bringer of Death.. in a field of 116 players!! Monster!
Let's get Bringer out the way first...beginning of game 2, Bringer doubled over and uttered one word - "shit".. how right he was..he had contracted some sort of vicious stomach bug.. he had to leg it mid/late game (either 2 or 3 I'm not sure) and take a shit break and he was green driving home at the end of Day 1...
Bringer dropped out of the tournament for Day 2 and therefore came last.
Not a fair reflection on him as a gamer..but, looking back..hopefully he will laugh about it!
So that leaves 4 Sons... Bradimus ended up in the middle of the pack with some mixed results.. I was only able to catch a few minutes here and there with Brad, not as much as I'd like (top bloke and very glad he is a Son..great writer and gamer.. have to grab a beer or two next time) so I will leave it to him to let us know how he got on..
Atreides is up next...he rocked in 12th with his Imperial Guard and thoroughly pleased with his position and performance over the weekend - he did not continue his 'tradition' of 4W/1D/1L... instead replacing this with 4W/0D/2L.. a very good start to the year! Mad props.. or something.. Atreides will fill you in I'm sure!
So that's just me and Alex... who's the top Son? Me obviously - it's my blog! lol..but who won?!
Not me. I came 11th with my Necrons with a 4W/2L... I had a really enjoyable weekend overall with great opponents.. Big shout out now to all I played, so many thanks to:
Game1) Andy Currie - a charmingly soft spoken Scot with a vicious SW list.. Thanks brother.. hope to see you at more
Game2) Alex West - a beautiful man with a ...um more SW! Alex won best painted and treated me to my first loss! Thanks man...great game...ONE PISSING GREY HUNTER! AhHHHghh! lol...
Game3) Paul - a cool and fast SM army full of Shrike, Vanguards, Ass Termies, Chaplain etc.. eugh. Not nice for Necrons... got him though through weight of fire..Thanks a lot for being a good sport!
Game4) Rob Sims - a mirror match (almost - his was not as good! lol) Necron game.. curb stomped him which he took with grace.. His Scarabs are nowhere near as good as mine.. *sticks tongue out* ;) Cheers dude
Game5) Rich Grint - Thanks for a great game and educating me about exactly how Guard should be played...or certainly searchlights! lol..and sorry my Scarabs ate you ;)
Game6) BJ Mason - Cheers dude..a great game,which ebbed and flowed from a trickle of an advantage in my direction to what became a flood in yours by the end of the game! BJ reinforced to me (as did Alex) that SW are definately the perfect tool to counter necrons and maintained my faith that top players are still top boys!
Bollocks - so that must mean that Alex won the tournament! Whoot!
Killswitch and his Wolves stormed their way to the top and stayed their...smashing dude after dude.. I think Alex only dropped 3 points all tournament (or there abouts) even after losing 10 points for not getting his list in on time..he submitted his list the night before! (Cheating bastard...he just waited to see all the top lists then tailored lol) ..
He has proved once again that he is a top player and I am very chuffed that one of the Sons (Alex also writes for 40KUK.com - the tournament podcast) took the win..
Thats the first tournament of the year out of the way and most likely leaves 3 Sons in the Top 16 according to Rankings...unless there have been other big tournies already of course.. not a bad start to the competitive year.. long may it continue..
Once again, a big thank you to Timaaa and the Scottish Team for hosting and organising the event, thanks to the other competitors, especially those that I and any of the Sons played...and well done to ...well, US! Whoo! Full blown reports to follow all this week and, knowing my darling authors...next week too! lol