8.13.2011

66 Points... Round 1 Down, 2 to Go

I won first place in my local 'Ard Boyz Regionals.




Oh yea, the Mighty Mighty Carlos did some table art at lunch.  That was important, too.

I played Blood Angels, Salamanders, and Blood Angels.  I earned a Massacre in each game, but bonus points were relatively low.  Still, 66 ain't bad.

Daemons for the win!

From Game 2

I won store credit... except the Card Pimp in Question actually spent it.  He'd ordered 3 boxes of Terminators - and didn't actually have the money on hand to pay for it.  Layoffs suck, but he's resilient.  Still, it's bad form to order something and not pay for it, so he did some wheeling and dealing.

He got my store credit, then paid for White Shield Mike's portion; that's 1st, 2nd, and he was 3rd.  That almost got him there, so there was some out of pocket.

We're dickering for what he owes me in return; since he got to use my 20% store credit discount, that increases the value of my winnings by the same, right?  That'd be...

(Winnings+20%) = (I Know What You Paid For Those Rhinos, Tye!)

EDIT: This last section was about me poking fun at the Card Pimp In Question, but for the record I like how he meets his obligations.  He'd ordered some product and made sure to pick it up, despite a temporary cash gap.

I admire that kind of character.  

Currently he and I are working out a trade, but it's all good - there wasn't a doubt in my mind we'd work something out.  Besides, since Evil Homer left, somebody had to step in and keep the miniature economy rolling!

17 comments:

tzeentchling said...

Congrats! Always awesome to see a good player win a tourney, especially with an internet-defined "sub-par" list.

Black Blow Fly said...

Congrats Brent ! Way to knock OT hte home runs bro.

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Overwatch said...

Nice job with the Daemons, you seem to have an excellent handle on that army. I placed 3rd at our FLGS in Pasadena with my SW, I will be posting a run down of my day on C&C by tomorrow night if you want to check it out Brent.

Krisken said...

Conga-rats! Well played, sir. Usually if you can pop the tanks the rest of the Blood Angels should fall pretty quick to Daemons.

@tzeentchling- He played Cav spam... how is that considered sub-par for Daemons? I was always under the impression that it is considered daemon's best list.

SinSynn said...

Way to go, Brent!
I'll even forgive you for being a mac user.
(oh....macbook PRO...excuse meeeeee...)

There needs to be an emoticon for hugs 'n' gropings.....
We need to work on that....

Thomas aka Goatboy said...

Congrats man. And I am a Mac User too so you can hate me more now SinSynn.

I tied for 2nd/3rd with Nick getting first.

Play Mech Guard first round
250 foot guard
and finally CSM.

I was clawing my way up with MInor and a Major victory and finally a Massacre. Lord it was a tough day for me beyond the last game - which I felt bad because my Grey Knights were designed to be mean to CSM.

Evil Mike said...

I like the name White Shield Mike over Evil Mike. Sounds funnier, think I'll switch! Congratz on the the win again Brent. Hope to see you at the semi's!

Khorne Inquisitor said...

Great job. Just got introduced to your blog and I am quite impressed!

On a side note, how did you make your chariots of tzeentch and what models are your fiends...debated using cold ones myself.

Syaoran said...

Truly, was there ever any doubt. Well done mate.

Brent said...

Thanks folks!

KI: I'm glad you dig it, man - stick around!

WSM: I already had an 'Evil' - as in Evil Homer. Besides, White Shield Mike is funnier. I'm glad you like it - way to own it!

Synn: Heh. Let's get to work on that...

tzeentchling said...

Odd my previous post didn't take. @Krisken - it's not that Brent's Daemons list is sub par for Daemons, it's that Daemons are sub par compared to the BA/SW/IG/Salamanders lists, at least according to the internetz.

Da Warboss said...

Good. Something you're ok at.

Jawaballs said...

Dude, email me!

Rodney said...

Congrats sir! Will you be swinging up to da boyz again this year?

Da Warboss said...

Jawa, you slob. Unblock me so i can make fun of your ego again. Brent I poke at in fun...but jawa you really do suck.

michael said...

66 points, wow! That is the highest total I have heard of this year. You might be the top seat in the country. Well done1 I am moving on with a measly 50 points with 2 minor victories and a massacre.

cirno-chan said...

I'm glad to hear you win, that's wussup!

(A new favorite!) Anon: I haven’t even bothered playing a game of 6th yet, cause I have read the rules, and actually understand how they interact with units. I know my armies no longer function how they should, and so I need to change them.

Strictly Average: 'cause 6-inches is all you get.

Stalking Jawaballs since 2009.

Jawaballs: "My butt just tightened up."

Brent, preferred 2-to-1 over Not Brent in a recent, scientific poll.

Brent: emptied the Kool Aid and DRINKING YOUR MILKSHAKE with an extra-long straw.

Unicorns don't exist.

Home of the Stormbuster, the Dyson Pattern Storm Raven.

I'm a comment whore and this whore is getting no play.

Not Brent hurts Brent's feelings.

I think, therefore I blog.

"You should stop writing for everyone else and worry about your crappy blog." - Anon.

Not Brent has been spotted lurking around with a green marker.

He's not like a bad guy from a cartoon, all devious but never quite evil, Not Brent is bad beans, man, bad beans.

Dethtron: "Again I feel obliged to remind you that trying to sound smart only works if you are."

MVB: "I am not one to join the unwashed masses of self-titled 40k experts out there distributing advice from their blogs about exactly how your list should be built..."

Shiner Bock on tap: that's how I choose hotels.

Strictly Average: The Home of Hugs and Gropings.

Don't feed the trolls!

MoD: "Welcome to Brent's head."

Competitive is Consistent.

Dethtron: "...you could use that extra time to figure out a way to get your panties unbunched and perform a sandectomy on your vagina."

Dethtron: “When calling someone an idiot, it's generally best to avoid making grammatical mistakes.”

Warboss Stalin: "You know, if it actually WAS funny, maybe I wouldn't mind."

Mike Brandt: "It's not a successful bachelor party if you don't misplace someone".

"The Master Manipulator (every store needs one): "...now, enough stroking."

Kirby: "I don't know about gropings. Seriously, Brent, keep it in the pants, please."

Loquacious: "No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get Hugs & Gropings or Stalks Jawaballs into Brent's little tribute."

Captain Kellen: "I rate this article a Brent on the Faith Hill to Nancy Pelosi scale!"

Drathmere: "Come for the balls, stay for the Brent? Kind of disturbing, man."

Go no further, lest thee see something thine eyes would fain look past!

Isabelle: "So, thank you for supporting your local and not so local unicorns. A noble gesture like that can show some scared kids out there that they don't have to hide from everyone and it's ok to be who they really are."

There is nothing more interesting than We The People... in all our beautiful, ugly glory!

On Internet Advice: You see, I have an almost religious belief that's it's a huge, colossal waste of time.

...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

Lauby: "Is it left over from that time you thought that you could just complete step one 12 times to meet the mandates of that court order?"

Not Brent: "I guess we'll have to read on and find out. Signed, Not Brent. Especially today."

Cynthia Davis: "I think the scrolling text is from Glen Beck's new book."

Grimaldi: "Spamming certain units creates interesting possibilities but also fatal weaknesses."

Purgatus: "Math can inform decisions. It cannot make decisions."

Thoughts? Comments? Hugs and gropings?

You'd be that much quicker to figure out what I mean when I refer to a Unicorn if I covered it in a rainbow flag.

SinSynn: (To Brent) "Curse you and your insidious influence on the internets..."

Dave G (N++): "You know you're an internet celebrity when your following is more akin to tabloids."

I prefer the term Internet Personality (or IP) myself, seeing as how I coined it.

Lauby: "Your attempt to humanize him as failed. I feel nothing but scorn for his beard - it's like a warcrime or something."

BBF: "I've always thought you are a good player but I finally figured out that you are a great player. It's hard to see sometimes because your personality is engaging, sincere and quite charming - to me that is kind of a rare combination."

'Clearly cheating?' I didn't misspeak: you jumped to conclusions. If you'd like to apologize I'll be happy to send you an autographed picture of my ass.

Ass.

I thought I was doing alright before I realized I was losing.

Age and treachery beats youth and vigor every time.

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