Took a few photos of the other tables to give you guys a taste of the meta
|Demons vs Grey Knights|
|Eldar vs Ultramarines|
|Our Jason with Necrons vs another Grey Knight army|
|My opponent, Rico with his Necrons|
|Jammed on the first birthing|
|Jam those metal machines with our biomass!|
|These things were impossible to kill!|
|Going for Zandrekh was also a gambit that never really paid off.|
|Objective 1 in the middle really sealed the game for me as I just could not move the Necrons off the point|
Pat then jigged the names and came up with the next round of pairings. I then ended up with our own Ripperling, Jason! We had played once previously as practice and it went in his favour. This was already starting to look grim.
|A combined Relic and Big Guns game|
|Jason had 3 Flyers in Reserve waiting to pounce and I had the first turn, give me First Blood!|
|Kept throwing Gant units after Gant unit at the Wraiths. Managed to cap the objective for one round before dying and dropping it|
Pat then rejigged the names and I was paired with Alan! He has been practicing with me recently but I was using Blood Angels instead. Alan has been working at his army quite regularly but fell shy of completing everything.
|One major movement mistake opened the Tervigon to the Wraithknight and I lost her|
|Monster vs Robot!|
Pat really came up with unique scenarios and I enjoyed it. It was creative and forces players to think on their feet.
While I didn't finish well in this tourney, I managed to get the Lucky Draw ($30) and won the Best Painted award ($50). Really lucky and happy! I took that prize money and picked myself up a Predator (albeit Chaos) to supplement my Blood Angel army - I will just drop off the Chaos bits. Thanks to Titan Games, Liang and Patrick for organizing such a great experience. I think it was the first for many players too - who were basically casual players.
On a sadder note however, Titan Games will be closing this weekend. It was a great place to hang out and make new friends. We were building the community there but I guess the business wasn't sustainable. I know we at ABO go away having done our part. I only hope the next place we go to will offer us the same type of honesty and support. In return, we will support the store and help develop the community.