Brian finalized his Combat Patrol list on A Gentleman's Ones; head over there and soak up the wisdom!

Brian's Wraith!

Here's my comment:

I think the list is aces, man - it seems the process has worked!

For what it's worth, here's my take on tournaments: you get in what you put out if you keep in mind you'll never get back what spend.

Yeah, a typical Brentism. Makes no sense on the face of it but there is a point. 

I've genuinely enjoyed every tournament I've ever been to, large or small, but I could have won every won of them and still wouldn't have recouped my investment in this hobby. Prize support, if it comes one's way, should be a pleasant surprise, not the goal.

That's not going to be a problem for you, of course! You're a genuine dude who's there for the experience; of that, there is no doubt. My prediction? You'll have a blast!

Which is the only way to recoup any monetary losses. :)

I've won or placed a fair number of tournaments over the years; from a 'money' point of view, it's always nice to get some swag.  The larger prizes seemed liked some sort of hobby savings programs, where I got the chance to snag up some big kits I couldn't always afford.

(He was poor for a long time.  Now he's just stupid.)

Being fairly poor for a number of years, I was on a tight gaming budget.   Now, I can afford pretty much anything my little heart desires... but resist the urge!  Going crazy at the store each week is a recipe for unhappiness.

Jawa-fingers!  Have I mentioned we're planning to team up for Feast of Blades this year?

But I digress.  Point is, to my mind tournaments are about a lot of things, including friendly competition and attempting to win some swag!  That secondary, though, to having a good time and hanging out with friends.

My goal this week is primarily to ably support my team, the Heavy Flamers, in our quest for domination in the foam and flock battlefields of the 41st Millennium!  Mostly though, I get to hang out with the guys all Saturday.

Not a bad deal at all.

On another note, I'm taking an 1850 army.  I may or may not try to play in the 40K event...

(There's a waiting list, stupid.)

...but since there's a waiting list, there are no guarantees.  Not worried: I didn't sign up because I wasn't at all sure my heart was in it.  Last year, it was rough playing all day, three days in a row!

Regardless, I'm taking an army.  If nothing else, I'm hoping to get in pick up games with some of you folks out there, and maybe recording them as video battle reports for Bell or Strictly Average.

I'm trying to take Footdar...

This man has a doctorate.  

...which shows you how much I care about placing!

No comments:

(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.


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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