|I'm always facing such tough decisions... no, really..|
I am often jealous of guys who can just rock up to tournament after tournament, clocking up the rep.. But I simp can't..I love a weekend of 40k, it's a brilliant way to cram in loads of gaming and just indulge in general geekery.
Caledonian has been and gone and was a cracking start to the year.
The UK40KGT is next up, end of March in fact..so very close.. Here I will be attempting to place Top Ten as my goal. It'll be possibly the most competitive field I have been in - with the likes of Caledonian and Brighton Warlords there are always tough players, but it is also an open field of players.. With the GT being qualification only it will eliminate some of the more laid back players and will only be the top half of all qualification tournaments .. Creating a tougher field of players.
War of the Roses (the England ETC Team fundraiser tournie, the Caledonian equivalent) will hopefully run again this year...again something I missed out on last year. June is a possibility here for it, and would fit nicely with my calendar..
Blog Wars 5 is 22nd June and I am looking to defend my undefeated title for the 5th time. This time we have a field of 40 competitors over the 3 game, single day format and winning based just on 3 games will be a tricky task to say the least! Plus, there will be a prize for any gamer who beats me! lol.. so I may be facing something of an uphill struggle lol!
Ribble Rumble is something I missed out on last year and I would like to try and make it this year. It is running on the 27/28th July and I am keen to keep my eye on the ticket situation..
9-11th August is the ETC. This is one of my biggest events, if not the biggest on the tournament calendar this year. Can't really say much here about ... It's all very hush, hush..except to say I am looking seriously into rhino-rush Blood Angels as a hard counter to all the current meta armies.. Or am I?
After this...my calendar is pretty clear.. I am hoping that the Brighton Warlords will have events in the second half of the year and I will be able to attend..
I love heading down to Brighton, it's a cracking event and a cracking team/group of lads that run it.. I'm not sure about the current stance of no allies and smaller points games.. But hopefully that will change as the guys get more accustomed to 6th ed 40k.. Pete says it is too broken.. But when everything is broken cause nothing is balanced.. Well, you need to accept that and go from there.. Id definitely like to head down to Brighton again later in the year.. I wonder if it will still be smaller points (1500) and no allies by then.. I hope not.
So those are my tournament plans pretty much for the year.. there are some later in the year that I fancy (Northern Warlords GT for example) and again there are tournaments that I wish I could have attended (already! It's only February!! Battlefield Birmingham basically) but couldn't.. ah well, can't get to them all!
What tournies do you guys head to and never miss? Which tournaments are 'must do' events for you? Have I missed essential tournies off the list?
Maybe next year I might make it to NOVA baby!