Last month Wrath was released, causing a stir among the players of Warmachine and Hordes. The first expansion to MkII, it gave players of Warmachine factions, a little more detail on new models and the continuing story of the Iron Kingdoms. In honor of this, I had organized a steamroller tournament; in which the winner would get their hands on a free copy of the book.
This was actually my first tournament ever, run by me in Worlds at War. Sadly I didn’t (and still don’t) have Pressganger status, so this couldn’t be called official. That didn’t stop it being a great event and day for all concerned. Of the 12 players booked in, 10 appeared; lists in hand ready to do battle. I used a piece of software called Dohyou 1.1.2 (though this is also a good program LostBlue), which made things easier; but a little more complicated.
Other than one problem with final round match ups, the day went really smoothly and ended within the timeframe I had hoped for. The biggest joy of running this event, was that we had 3 players, who had never played WM/H in competition. Sometimes it can be scary, but these guys did really well; winning a couple of games as well.
The eventual winner, was Michael Murray; deserved winner with a demolishing 4 – 0 record for the day. Close second and third were Stephen McLeish and Tam Fullard; with Stuart Walker one of our first timers claimed the wooden spoon.
Despite my nerves, it was a good day; so roll on 27th August.