So Equinox has been and gone. I had 6 great games against 6 great opponents and won best sport.
Went 2-2-2 which is really disappointing. My second worst ever tournament finish. I came away a little despondent. I think I played Ok. A couple of failed re rollable LD 9 tests cost me big and turned 2 big wins into a loss and a draw. Oh well, shit happens.
Warriors were strong as everyone thought. Only played one, and was able to take the daemon prince out first turn, and then proceeded to get tabled....yup. Losing 16-4. Treason of Tzeentch is a frickin awesome spell....Fear it.
Very well done to Russel though, you played really well and I played like a chump.
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Thanks sooo much to Rory for the accommodation and rides to and from the airport. You are a fucking champ mate, absolute legend of the Auckland scene.
To be honest, I was a little disappointed with the tournament as a whole. 4 games on one day was shit. I think it cost me in the last game against Russel. I understand that it was due to venue fuck ups and flight times, but it wasn't fun. I would rather play 5 games over two days, than 4 on a day to get 6 in.
This also made the rounds shorter, which puts pressure on everyone. 2 hours 15 for 2400pts I dont think is long enough. And on day 2 the rounds felt even shorter, I think like 2 hours, which is just crazy.
A lot of the games on day 2 were only getting 3-4 turns in, which seriously hinders some armies and builds.
Packing up on the Saturday night after 4 games wasn't fun, but understand it had to be done. Myself and Rory turned up a little early on the Sunday, and we had to literally set up the ENTIRE hall, with the help of the Northern boys and a couple of others. Seriously, we had to set up all the tresses and boards plus terrain...for fantasy and 40k. I don't mind helping out, I think everyone should chip in, but if we hadn't of been there early, I hate to think what time the day would have started. Especially as I had flown up from out of town, I don't really expect to be the forman of setup!
Another problem was the comp. I don't really understand a couple of things. Getting LOS's from the big spells is silly, it just promotes the Deathstar build. Unnecessary. But my biggest bugbear is using TLOS with infinitely high hills, I don't get it. Warhammer is a game that is made for TLOS. JUST BUILD TALLER HILLS AND GET RID OF THE RULE!! Seriously, look at the GW terrain, you can easily hide things behind those hills!
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Congrats to Tim, Ross and Dan. All really good players and totally deserving of their placings. It was good to pick your brain Tim re the Chaos Dwarfs, some really good discussion.
I want to see all you Aucklanders down at Wellington some stage in the near future. OH and I will be getting that celebrity Mug off you Tim.......