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.

 

UK Nationals

As of today (30th May), there are just 6 spaces left for what is shaping up to be the best WM/H tournament in the UK……if not Europe.  So what makes this so special?

First of all, this is the first time it has been held outside the UK Games Expo.  Even though there was a Masters event at the Expo, the UK Nationals is an official PP event.   Much like Lock and Load or Gen Con, Privateer Press have organised and providing all prize support for this event.

So what do we get for the entry fee?  Other then fact that you are taking part in the premier WM/H event, you will get to compete against the best in the UK; while meeting some great people.  Ok you also get an exclusive UK Nationals t-shirt, hints of other ‘goodies’ and food during both days; but they are the fluff to the crunch of butting heads with the best in the UK imo.

So why not come along, you could even come fight me for the wooden spoon (yes my sights are set high); or just experience something different to anything you might have seen before.  It promises to be a fantastic weekend, which will hopefully lead to bigger things in the future.

 

Mission: Nationals

Since signing up for the Nationals, I have come to the realisation that I have a mammoth amount of work to do.  If you’ve not been to Warmachine/Hordes tournament, the format is usually 2 army lists, with other criteria determining what you can include in each army.

In a Masters event like the UK Nationals, the criteria will be:

  • 3 army lists
  • Character Restricted
  • Play each list once
  • No Reinforcements or Specialists

So this presents me with a huge amount of painting to do, as while it isn’t a requirement; having 3 fully painted armies will be great on the table.  To this end, I have still to paint:

  • Kraken
  • Blood Witches (10)
  • Blood Hag
  • Seether (2)
  • Satyxis Raiders (10)
  • Satyxis Raider Capt
  • Satyxis Raider Sea Witch
  • Ripjaw
  • Iron Lich Overseer (2)
  • McThralls (4)
  • Harrower

So looks like a few late nights are in order.