The prize support for the 'main event' is apparently pretty amazing, including lots of free stuff for every participant, as well as the winner getting a banner painted by Jawaballs, among other things. Pretty cool if you ask me. At least, for the most part.
Yesterday was the prelim 'qualifier' round, and it was a doozy. My LGS has such a high density of quality players that I felt like there were at least 6 or 7 people who could easily go to the Feast and compete. For example, at the big (only) state GT we recently played at, from my LGS came: Best Overall, Best General (2nd overall... me), 3rd overall, 6th overall, and a couple finishes just over top 10. Out of a 70 person club, that's a ridiculously high rate of quality. And all of those people were at my qualifier.
I was matched up against Blob Guard, Fatecrusher, and Battlewagon/Ghaz Orks. Every game was pretty rough. Seriously, the density of quality play at my LGS can't be understated. I felt like this tournament was more difficult than Genghis was for me.
In the end, I won all three games, though one win wasn't quite as convincing as the others, and I ended up with Best General instead of Best Overall. I was sort of confused as to what/how exactly painting was scored, but I think they in the end just kind of disregarded it.
I could have raised a big fuss about it I suppose, but it wasn't really worth the hassle. I like winning as much as any man, but the prize support was pretty sad across the board anyways (unless the overall got lots more than me- I got $25 for a tournament that cost me $15 to enter), and the main goal of the tournament was to qualify for the big event anyways.
The 'main' event doesn't have an entry fee or anything, so it's all good.
Anyways, I'll have a full tournament report complete with pictures, feelings about missions, etc. up a little later, and probably on Jawaball's blog. For now, you'll have to content yourselves with a few random pictures.
|My qualifier certificate thingy|
|It's the start of the Kabal of Awesomesauce. Another 9 groups of boxes like this, and the army will be done, lol.|
.... Wolfstar. It's almost the exact list I used at BoLSCON, bar a few tweaks of the Wolfstar unit itself. One way or another, the army keeps doing well.
Anyways, more random thoughts on Dark Eldar coming up soon hopefully, and other fun stuff. I just found out 'Ard Boyz for Fantasy starts in April- 4 Hydras anyone?