Having just survived the NOVA open, my first tournament, and the most games I have played in a decade, I am at a loss for words. It was simply fantastic. I learned to appreciate the game. I met loads of really wonderful guys, whom I hope I get to see again. There were amazing armies, powerful gamer stench, and the sort of brotherly bond that forms when groups are suffering cumulatively from lack of sleep, food, and well air.
Rather than try to put up my list, which must totally rock, since I won 4 games, and I am a truly horrid player, I'll just point out that it is the blood angels one up top. Never again will I try to finish painting models before a tournament.
John's First List of Tournament Rules:
- Make your list and paint your models before tournament's eve.
- Bring a spare shirt, it gets really hot and smelly.
- Make tournament games secondary to making new friends.
- Just toss your models in a box. They are going to break anyway by the end of the. tournament when you are too tired to not go godzilla all over them.
- Bring a movement tray that is also a stand, or steal a garbage can to turn into a stand, or don't bring a movement tray.
- Always play against Eldar and Tau. (other species may join the list when I eventually play them)
- Never get out of your vehicles.
- Play the mission, including secondary objectives. Tertiary objectives are important as well
- Play in the back room with the bad terrain. People are nicer backer there.
- Don't be a jerk, but feel comfortable asking for rules clarifications.
I want to play 40k again this weekend. How crazy is that?