Goatboy and Brent at the Team Tournament

So, you gotta know that Brent would eventually write 2000 points or more on each game... and why bother, right?  I mean, Thomas has already done all the work over on his blog, so let's just steal it and start from there.  If he minds... well, Brent will take the hit for it, won't he?

This weekend was a hell of a lot of fun and I got to talk face to face to a ton of people. Hopefully I didn't piss anyone off and get a nice round of cheater mic cheaterson comments on my supposed Casino dice :). Kidding aside this event was a lot of fun. I mean seriously, we leave our hometowns/basements to have a weekend of fun with only conversations about little plastic models, beer, and hopefully some mindless bitching about bad dice rolling.
(As you can see, I even got in a few pictures.)

I judged most of the event and only played in the team tournament and was the ringer at the end of the Winners Bracket. I played with Brent from Strictly Average and I had a blast in all 3 games. In fact, even though our armies were unoptimized we did pretty well with what we had to play with. So all in all it was an awesome time. Here is a very brief hazy memory Battle Report.

I was playing massed Grey Hunters and Brent was with Footdar. I almost wanted to stop Eldrad's mental shenanigans with a 4+ from my Rune Priest but I decided not too.

Yea, that joke didn't get old!  Brent was a bit worried he'd do it, too - you never know when Goatboy is going to just do something for the hell of it.
(Here we are.  Keep in mind, I get the sexy from me.)

Game 1 - Chaos Marines and Tyranids. First of all, I accidentally marked them as a Good game versus a Great game. These guys fucking rocked and deserved a Great Game. I was dumb and tired but they were great. They had shirts and were called Chaotic Gribbles or something like that. They wore purple shirts. They had some Tervigons, hormagaunts, and other things too. We ended up winning and I got to JaWs out a tervigon like a jerkface. They blew up some termagaunts, they pooped themselves and ran off of the board like a bunch of whiney babies. Great game with some good guys. I think they were named Dan and Mike? They were not from around these parts and drove down to have some fun in the hot hot heat of Texas.
Great dudes.  And I don't like anyone... I think it was the purple.  I like purple.  So I got in a shot with one of them... let me see if I can find it.  Ah!

(I tried to get him to give me a kiss on the cheek but he wouldn't do it.  Great guys though.)

Game 2 - Orks and Daemons with the name of Korks. It was a father and son team, Caleb and Bill. I played Bill last year at Bolscon and I got lucky with a seize the initiative that took out some fire from his Marines. I also made all my saves on my nob biker squad too. It was not the most fun game for Bill and he wanted to apologize to me. I told him that I knew the game went south with that steal and not to worry, we were going to have fun here. And we did. It was a great game that had us winning by 10 or so points in the end. He had some Plague Bearers left that my Grey Hunters just couldn't kill. Awesome game and a great looking army to boot. The Plague Bearer conversions were awesome.

Brent played Caleb in a tournament about 4 years ago in Oklahoma City.  Caleb is young now - imagine how young he was then?  No, don't imagine it - you're probably not very good at that - I'll just tell you that he was 13 or so.  It was Necron on Necron action, as Brent recalls, and a really close game.  His primary memory though is how great the game was; Caleb was a solid gamer even then and plenty mature enough to hang with anyone.  Really solid kid.  That's what Brent recalls, anyway; I wasn't there.  I was in OKC, baby - you think I missed out on all those girlie-joints?  Brent's not a fan, but Not Brent is, that's for sure.

Game 3 - Was versus Team Twilight. Space Wolves and Blood Angels. First of all, a big thank you to Mike for giving me that purity seal. All weekend long I had people asking me where I got it. That thing is awesome and I think Mike should make more then the ones for his opponents and sell them for beer money. It was awesome. Kenny was the other player and it was great to finally play him too. Their armies look amazing on the table top and the game was a lot of fun. I did get to JaWs a Saga of the Bear guy off the table so at least I did something cool. We lost this game like some Sad Pandas but all in all it was a fun time.
This was the game I found out Goatboy wasn't allowed to win.  Wish someone had told me that!  He totally threw the game, otherwise we'd have beat these bums!

Okay, not really, but that's my story.  Brent can say what he wants.  Oh, look - there's Elle-Drag running off the board. 

I ended up playing as a ringer and had 3 good games too. I got lucky and got to play Romeo from Battle Foam and barely squeaked out a 26 to 25 win. It was a lot of fun and Romeo kicks some ass. As do his bags. I should have made him give me a bag by beating him haha.

Blah, blah, blah: where am I and I in all this?

But really this weekend was a lot of fun and I hope more people come next year. We doubled in size from the year before and I didn't hear a single bitch and moan throughout the weekend. I think next year we will jump up a bunch more and hopefully have a monster sized team event. 8th edition fantasy will be fully ready to play and I think we will have a banner year for miniature beatdowns.

Brent talked with Nick from Chapterhouse Studios - and where's my swag, man?  Anyway, Nick is giving thought to playing in the Fantasy event next year.  I'll admit, the thought is appealing, but Brent keeps whining about making his bones in 40K.  Whatever that means.

After watching Brent's Daemon army work I have decided I am going to start thinking about throwing together one. It will give me something to do that isn't so Goatheaded :). Look for some thoughts in the coming weeks as I get the plans together for my Heralds and Fiend thoughts. This army won't be metal at all so I need to do some serious planning. Initial list thought is below.

HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Chariot of Tzeentch, Bolt of Tzeentch, Breath of Chaos
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Chariot of Tzeentch, Bolt of Tzeentch, Breath of Chaos
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Chariot of Tzeentch, Bolt of Tzeentch, Breath of Chaos
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Chariot of Tzeentch, Bolt of Tzeentch, Breath of Chaos
Elites: Fiends of Slaanesh X 6, Unholy Strength
Elites: Fiends of Slaanesh X 6, Unholy Strength
Elites: Blood Crushers X 5, Fury of Khorne, Unholy Icon, Musical Instrument
Troops: Plague Bearers X 5
Troops: Plague Bearers X 5
Troops: Plague Bearers X 5
Troops: Plague Bearers X 5
Heavy: Daemon Prince, Mark of Tzeentch, Doombolt, Breath of Chaos
Heavy: Daemon Prince, Mark of Tzeentch, Doombolt, Breath of Chaos
Heavy: Daemon Prince, Mark of Tzeentch, Doombolt, Breath of Chaos

That sits right at 2000 points and might create an interesting army to mess around with. I got the basic idea for my Herald, I just need to make it to see if it works :). Look for some more thoughts on Space Wolves this week too.

That's a really solid list.  After this week, that's very similar to the changes I'd make to Brent's Bolt 'n Beast list, but now Goat is doing it so that's out!  I agree with GBF though; one of those should be a Herald of Khorne to follow the footprint of the Juggers.  Good times.

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