The follow up is a little delayed, as most of it was spent resting. The full effects of the long weekend, added to the lack of proper medicine regime (being anaemic can be crippling, if not controlled); culminated in a a very lethargic few days.
However, getting back to the action; we left it off with my narrow defeat at the hands of pKruger. Following day was the day I did better, at least that is what my battered self esteem was telling me. The body on the other hand was telling a different story, with painful feet and legs from the standing the previous day.
Round 5 – Skorne (Garry Burgess) v Cryx, a match up that I have fond memories of playing against our local Skorne player. pMorghul v Mortenebra, with her usual tactic of Deathjack to the face. It was quite a funny game, in that by the end Morty and Deryliss were my only models left on the board. Yet my opponent had to take 2 turns to kill her. Mind you camping 7 focus, when she has no offensive spells* will help to drag it out. Loss via Assassination, with 0 CP claimed; Process of Elimnation scenario *Doom Spiral wasn’t going to work on warbeasts
Round 6 – Legion (Bex) v Cryx This is the one game I am really really annoyed at myself. pThagrosh v pDenny was turning into a great game, with my Seether just hammering through the two Scythian’s; with Grab and Smash. The first Scythian I hit, throwing it in the path of the Kraken to munch on. The second one, got the same treatment; only this time thrown at Thagrosh instead. Meanwhile McThralls are steadily grinding their way upfield, respawning with the Necrosurgeons; with Denny behind heading to claim control points on the flag. The killer to this whole game, I timed out myself by not watching the time. With about 10 minutes on my clock, I got this horrid sinking feeling; as 10 minutes in game time goes in the blink of an eye. Loss via Deathclock, with 1 CP claimed; Into the Breach scenario
Round 7 – Cryx (Lee) v Cryx After the Legion game, I think I hit the lowest point of the whole weekend; which is probably why I don’t remember much of the last game. What I do remember was facing Gaspy the Hellbringer, with the Coven. It all went wrong from the start, with the Coven deploying in a corner; pretty much trapping themselves in Killbox. Having to take freestrike hits from Cankerworm to get out of the Killbox; putting them smack in the road of Bane Thralls/Tarty/UA. The one highlight of the game though, was Malice Possessing Deathjack and making him hit Tartarus. Sadly the devastation of the Iron Lich Overseer’s and their marshalled jacks; brought the game and the whole tournament to it’s ungracious end. Loss via Assassination, with 0 CP claimed; Close Quarters scenario
For my first ever big tournament environment, it was a little overwhelming. While I didn’t even dream of winning, I hoped to come away with some wins at least. That said, despite the losses; all my opponents were gracious and willing to discuss the game we had hopefully both enjoyed. Will I be back next year? Not sure at the moment, if I do go; I certainly plan on practising more than the 5 games I got before I headed down. So to close off, thank you to PP, North West Gaming, the Judges and PG’s and of course all the players for making this a great success…..hope to see you again next year.