Last year the decision was made to take the UK Nationals out of the UK Games Expo and create something more in keeping with the American events like Lock and Load.
On 29th – 30th June, the first ever UK Nationals will take place; with 128 player tournament; as well as the Iron Gauntlet qualifier. For those not familiar with the new Iron Gauntlet, the UK Nationals will be the last place (this year) to be able to qualify for essentially the World Championships of Warmachine/Hordes.
It’s been a tough decision, but I have booked my hotel and bought my ticket and I will be going down to Stockport to play in the UK Nationals. I don’t expect to do well, but it is more for the experience of it. As of this time there was still 15 spots left, so if you fancy taking on some of the UK’s best players; head over to this thread on Warhammer Forum.
Walking out the door to run my first 2013 tournament, fully loaded with 3 bags and a laptop; I wind up flat on my back and in agony from slipping on the 2mm ice sheet covering the path. Sadly this unplanned activity lands me in A&E (ER for our American readers), where I am poked, x-ray’d and sent home with painkillers.
From what I remember of it, I went full horizontal; coming down hard on my back just between the shoulder blades. At least that is the area, that is hurting the most this morning. I have to thank PG Kallas (Tom), for stepping in at the last second to run his first official tournament as a PG. Hopefully I can return the favour for him one day. Painting wise, I might be a little slower; but I am stubborn enough to meet my target of painting all my Dystopian Wars for the 9th February.
Been a while since…..ok a very long while since I posted on the blog. Life has a way of giving you moments of happiness, then kicking your backside real hard.
Essentially after July/August, things went down hill personally and it impacted on my gaming to the point that I lost interest in it completely (nearly left the Gang too). It’s not perfect even now, but slowly bits and pieces are coming back. Main news though, is that I will be posting up pics of models I have painted in this period (not many I admit), but also I’ll be covering the formation of Dystopian Wars tournament scene in Scotland. 10th Anniversary of WM this year, the possibility of a SmogCon/Lock and Load style event in the UK, novels….possibly computer games. So much to do, damn it’s good to be back again.
I’ve been in a painting slump for a long while now, having no inspiration or desire to take up the brushes. Thankfully though this week, thanks to a throat infection of all things, I am back to painting and putting models together.
With the promise to my wife to finish her model first, I am cracking on with that; which is starting to come together.
While this is being done, I have also been putting Asphyxious the Hellbringer and Vociferon together; which is testing my patience a little with Vociferon’s staff/banner.
Despite there being 2 months till Skirmish, I am already working on the format and additional aspects of the event. I have made enquiries about chess clocks to several of the chess clubs in the area, as well as written to a retailer of them; see Sponsorship post previously.
The aim is to have the following format:
20 players (more if demand exceeds 20)
50pts (Divide & Conquer)
2 Army Lists (standard SR2012 restrictions)
Death Clock Timings (53 Minutes)
Currently there is no premier WM/H event in Scotland, it is hoped this will be a test of the format for next year; when this will be over 2 days rather than just one. It’s going to be a gruelling day, 5 games in one day, is not something I would normally contemplate; but then the Scots are a hardy and tough breed.