Scottish Masters 2013

It’s been a week since the Scottish Masters, unfortunately due to a car accident; this is the first chance I have had to report on what happened. Before I do, no one was hurt in the accident; other than the cars themselves which is the main thing.  Suffice to say after the elation of the Masters, this week has been one disaster after another.

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Anyway, we eventually had 24 players signed up; of which 23 managed to make it through the Scotch Mists that descended over Scotland.  5 rounds in one day was going to be ambitious to say the least, but we kept the games running pretty much on time throughout the day.  Round one saw 2 players arriving late, but thankfully not late enough; that they couldn’t quickly get right into the action.  Full list of players and factions played, with my personal surprise being the number of Khador players attending.  It should be noted, that there were a number of newer players; to the both the game and the Scottish tournament scene.  Steve Moffat in particular had only been playing around 6 months.

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  • Billy Cruickshanks – Protectorate of Menoth
  • Bryce Johnston – Protectorate of Menoth
  • Richard McHale – Protectorate of Menoth
  • Michael Dick – Cryx
  • Alasdair Johnstone – Cryx
  • Luke Mason – Cryx
  • Paul Noble – Cryx
  • Matt Munro – Cryx
  • David Young – Cryx
  • David Kane – Khador
  • Steve Moffat – Khador
  • Peter Ferguson – Khador
  • Stephen McLeish – Khador
  • Ross Silvers – Circle of Orboros
  • Fraser McFetridge – Circle of Orboros
  • Matt Reid – Cygnar
  • Becky Barton – Cygnar
  • Colin McNeil – Legion of Everblight
  • John Sinclair – Convergence of Cyriss
  • Duncan Newby – Minions (Farrow)
  • Tom Young – Retribution of Scyrah
  • Chris Bell – Skorne
  • Allan Gibb – Mercenaries

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Big thank you should got to Steve, the owner of Common Ground Games; as well as his staff for everything they did.  We arrived to the tables already marked out (4’x4′), with a smaller 2 foot space for player to place their trays and gear.  A lot of the comments from players, were positive about the venue; staff or the food throughout the day.  There is something surreal, about having a cheese and ham toastie brought to your table as you play.

So who won? Well despite our best efforts to play 5 rounds, we had a clear winner by round 4; so consulting with Frazer Penman the other PG we called it time at that point.

1. Michael Dick – Cryx
2. Billy Cruickshanks – Protectorate of Menoth
3. Ross Silvers – Circle of Orboros
4. Alasdair Johnstone – Cryx
5. Bryce Johnston – Protectorate of Menoth
6. Colin McNeil – Legion of Everblight
7. Luke Mason – Cryx
8. Fraser McFetridge – Circle of Orboros
9. David Kane – Khador
10. Richard McHale – Protectorate of Menoth
11. Matt Reid – Cygnar
12. Tom Young – Retribution of Scyrah
13. Becky Barton – Cygnar
14. Steve Moffat – Khador
15. Duncan Newby – Minions (Farrow)
16. Paul Noble – Cryx
17. Peter Ferguson – Khador
18. John Sinclair – Convergence of Cyriss
19. Allan Gibb – Mercenaries
20. Chris Bell – Skorne
21. Matt Munro – Cryx
22. Stephen McLeish – Khador
23. David Young – Cryx

I’ll upload the rest of the photos taken throughout the day, but I want to thank all the contributors to the event – Battlefoam, Bases4War, Micro Art Studio, Warbases, Firestorm Games and Privateer Press.  I would also like to thank Frazer Penman, Steve and staff at Common Ground Games and most definitely my wife Julia; who was fantastic keeping it all straight with the admin and scores.  Here’s to Scottish Masters 2014!

 

Battlefoam #battlefoam

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Yesterday I received the bags kindly donated to the Scottish Masters, by Battlefoam.  All I can say, is that I am jealous of whoever gets one of these bags.  They have provided us with two different colours, one in black and the other in the Battlefoam Green.  This is the first time I’ve actually got a close look at the trays too, which are really nice.  It’s got the softness to the foam that makes abrasion on models less likely; but it has the rigidity where it needs it – the base and sides.  Overall I really like the quality and options that Battlefoam offer, there is a reason they are they best; and will be looking to invest in one in the future.

Abracadabra…..Hey Presto!

Despite not feeling the urge to paint this month, I did have fun painting the first of the Impact Miniatures! Chibi Dungeon Adventurers models.  Naturally, I had to start with the one that my wife loved most – the ‘Wizard’.  Any similarity, to a character from an 80’s cartoon; is purely coincidental.

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1 Week

Just a week to go, before I am heading down to the UK Nationals.  It’s a sell out event with all 128 places taken, Iron Gauntlet close to filling out and lots of cool prizes up for grabs (they tease us and won’t tell us what).

I’m still busy painting models, with a couple of new ones (Malice and Machine Wraith) still to be painted.  The Kraken is waiting on water effect for the base; which will hopefully get done on Wednesday.  Just finished today, is the second Seether:

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As well as the last 4 Mechanithralls for the full unit:

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Another tournament in Glasgow this Sunday, so it’s all go for the final push to next weekend.  I’ve not painted this much in a very long time, but the pressure to have a fully painted army; is making me push myself….which has been a good thing for me as I’ll explain later.