Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Road to NOVA: The Aftermath
I would say the worse was the cold coupled with the Buffalo Wild Wings that really wanted to keep me out Saturday. Luckily, by Saturday game time I was back and ready.
All my woes weren't food or virus related. I broke my Riptide taking it out of the box at the start of the event. Not good. Luckily it was fixable. I also got into rules debates that were all worked out to both players satisfactions and the games went well. I have to say this is about the worse of it.
Despite repeating my performance from last year and going 2-4, I had a blast. I thought the list worked but I see a lot of modifications I want to do. I really see Tau as an army that fits my style. Maneuver and shoot really works. There are some mods I need to do and I need to work. Todd (who had one of the best display boards) actually said he would give me a hand making mine. I have some ideas. Just need to work on them.
Met a ton of new peeps and some that I only talk to online. That was a blast.
The games were great. None of my games felt like a chore. There were two matches where things got tense but then we settled in and had fun.
Round 1 - Eddie Miller - Tau: Great match. It was hard fought but his Tau out shot me ever step of the way.
Round 2 - Calvin Smarr - Daemons: I should have won this. It is the army I live to fight. His dice went white hot in the middle of the game and he went balls out doing crazy stuff that just worked.
Round 3 - James Bell - Tau: James runs the World of Battle and was the best match of the weekend. He was a great opponent. It was fun and laid back. I got a hard fought win by taking a riptide from contesting my objective by my sniper Kroot.
Round 4 - Todd Sherman - Eldar: This was the exact same mission we practiced on. I have never beat Todd's Eldar in a full game and it wasn't gonna happen today either. He seized and got some nice rolls. I did manage to destroy about a Wave Serpent a turn.
Round 5 - Erik Appelhof - Dark Eldar: Another great opponent. He just couldn't catch a break. I would literally point at models and he would remove them.
Round 6 - Andrew Leister - Grey Knights: I could do nothing right. Looking back at this match I did sooo much wrong. I deserved to lose.
The Future: Taking sometime away from the painting table (well not really). I started assembling my Malifaux models yesterday. Probably start painting next week. I actually plan to finish a few Space Marine models on my bench while working on my Malifaux gang and some Infinity models.
Probably won't do much gaming until next month. I have Malifaux 2e coming sometime. The wife was complaining that I spent much of a weekend gaming. Plus I have a ton of work to do. Fun times!
While I am looking forward to the Space Marine book, I don't think I will get it before Christmas. I will just listen to some pod casts and determine what I should buy but not really looking at too much.
Here are a few of the pics I took at NOVA: