Monday, March 9, 2009

Over to our Ottawa correspondent...



An email arrived in the Inbox yesterday from Conscript Sean, who wrote a very interesting account of his weekend of Warhammer...

Sean writes:

"Last weekend I went to Game Summit, the newest tournament/con in the Ottawa area. I entered into the Fantasy and 40K HoH Tournaments, and here are some notes.

Saturday - WHFB

Well, I've always considered myself a good WHFB player, but this weekend, with 3 massacres and a major loss, I guess I put that to rest. And here I was thinking that Greg was just talking smack, and not the unvarnished truth. The only thing crashing harder than my Dwarfs was my ego. Sigh...

My first two opponents were Vampire counts, then a non-shooting Empire, then finally Skaven. Basically it was Undead outnumbering, followed by out manuveuring then being outshot and outnumbered. No high points for me, just pain and loss. But the players were quite friendly...

Sunday - 40K

With some input from Dave, I took an Eldar gunline army. It was slightly better than Saturday, with two draws, and two losses. However, that is quite a bit better than my jetbike Eldar record, so moral victory to me! (Shut up, Greg.) Noteworthy was the Star Wars themed Space Marine Army, with Storm Trooper marines, Emperor's Guard Terminators, and astro mech techmarine, the AT-ST dreadnaughts, AT-AT Land Raider and Commander Vader (converted from Ahriman). There was Eldar on Eldar action between two gunline armies, and I really hate the new rules for shooting and moving ordnance for the Guard (or at least until I take the army...) Even the Orks were fun to play, but Mega-nobz are tough.

The best part, however, was the flea market, cause I'm all about the cheap. I got roughly 55 metal Imperial Guard for $40, including 37 Cadians. I also picked up a pile of Warhammer FRPG books for $30, which is not great deal, until the I noticed he had included a copy of Slaves to Darkness in the bundle. Crossed Swords also set up a booth, and I picked up some OOP Marauder Dwarfs and a cannon.

I hope everyone is having fun, and I won't rub in the really warm weather this weekend.

Sean











Thanks for the report, Sean - great looking games!

4 comments:

Greg B said...
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Greg B said...

Sean - always great to hear from you. And always great to hear that, just as the sun rises in the east, dwarves ALWAYS SUCK!

Take it easy dude - hopefully you can find an excuse to get out here sometime!

kevinjrh said...

Great report, Sean! Good to hear from you - hope all are well out there.

The Star Wars Space Marine army sounds great! I was wondering what that "walking Land Raider" was all about...??

DaveV said...

Thanks for the cool pix. A couple of those tables are really nice, the ones with the contoured ridges and hills.

Any chance of a battle report? I liked the one you sent me regarding your Eldar vs. Orks game.