The meta swirls and changes and lists come and go.
So too do players - top, middle or bottom ranks change..
But one thing in 6th remains the same.
Geography doesn't seem to impact this.
Player experience is irrelevant, although it seems to be an affliction in more experienced tournament players.
What is this trend you ask?
Eager now to know aren't you?
A little wet with excitement?
No. OK, perhaps too far there..
The trend is this:
Sons of Sanguinius bloggers are cursed with it..
Sons of Sanguinius bloggers it seems CANNOT count or submit lists accurately in 6th ed 40k at GT Heats.
At Heat 1, Gary P our erstwhile "The Voice" managed to have his solid performance smashed by an inaccuracy with his list, leaving him in a very poor final position that did not reflect his playing ability on that given weekend.
At Heat 2, I myself got fucked after I messed up and dropped from 8th to 2*? (I can't remember I was so pissed at myself) ..whatever the position, it was too low to even qualify for the GT! For a simple error in my spreadsheet working out points in a rush on Friday night at work without the codex..
At Heat 3 this weekend... Alex / "Killswitch" was looking to finish 2nd, but he messed up his list that he submitted - hand written and missing a unit.. leaving him in 17th. He qualified, so it is all good for Killswitch really, but not reflective of his skill or performance on the day.
Is this a moan/rant I hear you think.. No, no.. just a cheeky Aesop's Fable.. learn from the Sons.
"Don't be a fool, double check your tool!"Pen, Excel, Battlescribe, Army Builder.. whatever you use to build your army, check it against the codex, always build your final lists with the codex in front of you, never let administrative errors lose you a tournament or a placing or qualification.. Let your game play do that! Though preferably not.. :)
There must be something to this.. 3 players, 3 tournaments, 3 GT Heats, ONE blog!