Recap Tournament: Good time.
Game One = Buy... I was at my nephew's baptism so missed Round One. The MM(esno) held a spot for the afternoon.
Game Two = Win over Necrons... Poor Client Pimp in Question! Our local addict was crawling out of his skin after missing Round One to a buy! He needed the win to have a solid chance at first, but the Daemons stole it away in the later turns of the game.
Game Three = Loss to Vulcan Marines, er, Salamanders... Everybody's Brother From Another Mother Big Whit played the best 40K I've seen him play. Real solid game and a very nice tweak on his former offering.
Game Four = Massacred by the Dark Eldar... Think Custer without all that mercy stuff. Little Barrera went on to win the tournament, and Big Whit took second.
Just a smallish affair... but man, were the weaknesses of Daemons in the new meta very, very apparent! The Soul Grinders were fun but the Achilles' Heel I've oft mentioned was a real bummer. Even against Dark Eldar, I missed my Daemon Princes.
But here's another way to think about it - I lost three Bolts of Change at BS 2. This one change (not to mention the others in the list; this wasn't near my old optimized army) had army-wide ramifications. The Khorne Herald was very scary, but again, missing out on the Bolt by dropping the Herald of Tzeentch affected everything else.
This army was a shadow of its former self - not nearly as good.