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So I’ve decided to run a 30k tournament.  I’ve actually wanted to run a tournament for some time now however I’ve just not had the time or whatever.  Late last year, around November I think, I decided to just get it started.  One of the reasons it took me so long to get it going in the first place was all the ideas I’ve had bouncing around in my head for a tournament.  It was a little overwhelming.  Then I thought, I really am enjoying 30k, I can keep a 30k tournament manageable size wise, and I’ve pretty much got enough scenery to run a modest sized event.  I didn’t want it to run along the usual tournament formula that we have here where I live.  No disrespect to our tournament scene organisers, TO’s are seriously unsung heros, and endure a lot with little to no thanks or rewards.  So much respect to all the TO’s I know.  I just want my event to run along a different formula.

So basically what I’ve done is put together an event that is something I’d really like to go to myself.  I also wanted to explore a few e-commerce tools I’ve been wanting to use for some time now.  e-commerce intrigues me, and to incorporate what is now available (most of the time free, or very cheaply) to increase efficiencies in the planning, administration and delivery of a tournament was an aspect that interested me too.

So I’ve played in enough tournaments now to know what I like and don’t like about them,

Some of the things I like about attending tournaments is;

  • meeting other hobbyist and making new friends – some of the most talented modellers and painters I now count amongst my friends I met through the tournament scene
  • getting to show off my army to other players, and have their army shown off to me – there is nothing like two really well painted armies clashing over a tabletop

Some of the things I don’t enjoy about attending tournaments…

  • Two day events – a whole weekend of gaming is a bit too much for me to bear
  • crappy scenery/tables
  • unpainted armies
  • I hate to say this, but I’m going to – the 40k meta game.  It’s way beyond a joke now.
  • The ‘hobby’ side of our hobby is marginalised/lip service given to.
  • Difficult to access for new hobbyists – going to a tourney can be a little scary, and if you go and find there are a lot of WAAC players, crappy scenery, unpainted armies it may put new players off – I really don’t like this.
  • Tournaments that are set up to cater for player tournament ranks maintenance

So I’ve spent the last 3 months planning a tournament I’d like to attend.  The Emperors Legions is what I came up with.    It’s a one day, Horus Heresy, 1,000pt, 5 game event that concludes with a meal, a few drinks, a 30k triva quiz and awards ceremony.  It’s limited to 10 players too, and is being held in a quality inner city hotel.  There is a strong emphasis placed on painting, sportsmanship and army composition.  Obviously winning games is important too, however this is not the man focus of this event.  In fact ‘generalship’ makes up only 25% of the overall score.

All the tables are going to consist of high quality scenery.  I’ve got some posts in the pipe line documenting the construction of some new scenery too.  They’ve just not come up yet as I’ve had other things to post.  They’re there, all done, just waiting in the que…. You’ll be in for a pretty big shock when you see what I’ve been working on too!

I’ve put together a 30k triva night too (with some help from a good friend of mine who I call a ’30k scholar’) I wanted to do this so that at the end of the event, all the players can hang around, share a meal together, make some new friends, swap stores of the day, and have a laugh.

I’ve made it 1,000pts so that we can get the event over and done with in a day.  Spending two days wargaming is a pretty big ask for me, and I’m guessing a lot of other people too.  1,000pts is a good size force, but isn’t too difficult to put together either.  So its accessible for new players.  One of the army lists I’ve received for the event already is 11 models!  If you’d like to see how a game of 30k plays out, have a look at my World Eaters v Iron Hands battle report

It’s also been interesting for me actually planning the event and incorporating some of the e-commerce solutions I’ve been wanting to explore.  Currently all tournaments (to the best of my knowledge) are advertised on a local forum.  I really wanted to move away from that and have a stand alone site dedicated to the administration of the tournament.  So it’s been enjoyable learning new skills (Thanks Jen)  and putting these things together.

If this tournament formula is successful, I’ve got some pretty big plans I’d like to see rolled out in subsequent events.  However this one is all about laying the ground work, getting a few of the bigger planning aspects proven.  I’m really excited about it and cant wait to see how it all goes.

So, if you live in Brisbane (or are willing to travel for the day) head on over to The Emperors Legions, download the players pack and register (there are only a few spots left though) Also, go like the Facebook page too.  You’ll be able to see plenty of pics of the day when it rolls up if you don’t live nearby.  If you just want to come and look, you’re more that welcome too!  If the painting standards of the current attendees is anything to go by, you’ll be seeing some of the best 30k armies on the planet (and scenery too)

Thanks for dropping in

John

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This weekend at RAAF Base Amberly will see the annual Anzac Cup hosted by WW40k being held.  Its a 1950pt Warhammer 40,000 6th Ed tournament,  more details can be found here.  I’m playing with my Carcharodons and I’m looking forward to participating as the team who ran the ADFWGA Championships are behind this event, and if their last tournament was anything to go by it should be an awesome weekend.

The organiser of the event has asked me to bring along my Forge World Realm of Battle Cityscape board to have set up for display as well as some of my other models, including my Titans and a few others pieces from my collection.  So if you are able to drop in on the Saturday or Sunday and have a look it would be great to have your company.  As usual there will be a strong fund raising focus for Legacy over the weekend so if you can a small donation would be greatly appreciated by families of serving and past Defence Force Personnel.

Entry is free and there will surly be some amazingly painted armies battling it out over arguably the best tournament scenery in Australia for the Anzac Cup.  I’m sure its going to be a great weekend.

If you click on this LINK it will take you to the Google map for RAAF Base Amberly’s location if you are not familiar with the area.  Also below is a picture of where the event is being held on the Base.  The good thing is that you won’t need a Military ID to get in as the tournament isn’t being held in the secure area, so there will be no hassles for you coming along.  The only stipulation is that you cant wear thongs (flip flops for my American readers, incase you think Aussies walk around wearing G-Strings everywhere)

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So it’d be great to see you along over the weekend and I’m sure you’ll be impressed with what you’ll see.  If you are not able to make it along, you’ll be able to live vicariously through my post tournament review that will surly follow next week sometime.

Hope to see you then, thanks for dropping in

John

So, CanCon 2013 has come and gone.  It’s been a big weekend, having not been to this event in over 12 years. In some regards glad its over and happy to be home.  So lets break it down blow by blow.  Firstly, let me just quickly explain what CanCon is for those of you who are not familiar with it.  CanCon is a 3 day Wargaming, Roleplaying, Card Game, Board Game convention that is held over the Australia Day long weekend in Canberra each year.  It’s been going for something like 30 years and is a big event on the calendar of practically every person who’s into gaming.  Virtually every wargame in every scale you can think of is represented at CanCon in one form or another, and this year I participated in the Warhammer 40,000 event.

For 40k CanCon 2013 it was a 1850pt event with no comp, and 40k approved Imperial Armour units were allowed.  It’s 8 games over the three days, with 3 games on the Saturday, 3 games on the Sunday and two games on Monday, one in the morning and two in the afternoon.  The first two games on Saturday are random draw and the rest of the games are seeded after that based on battle points alone.  At the end of the event your battle points are modified by up to 20% for sportsmanship and painting respectively, and then the winner and other places are determined.

CanCon attracts some of the best 40k players in Australia and this year of the 130 players, 30 were ranked in the top 100 players according to RankingsHQ, of those 30, 8 were in the top 20.  So the competition was pretty stiff, and the stakes were high for the more competitive players because a strong final placing in CanCon almost assures an invite to the High Lords of Terra comp held later on in the year.

So, lets look at my list first.  Now, I consider my list actually a fluffy list, meaning its based on a theme I believe would be very consistent with how I perceive a Space Marine army would fight.  It’s a bit of a ‘one trick pony’ but that one trick is pretty nasty indeed.  It’s a full drop pod list that works on the basis that Marines would send their form of artillery in first to suppress the enemy, then once this is achieved they would launch the assault proper with massed infantry to neutralise and seize the objective(s), with close air support to maintain air superiority.  I don’t see Marines using tanks and static formations to get into protracted symmetrical conflicts.  They turn up to the fight, smash their opponent in the face with a brick, then run off with his wallet, putting the boot in just to be sure he doesn’t give chase.

The only slight deviation I took from this idea is that I would have preferred to used a Storm Eagle for the close air support however I didn’t have one painted so I had to use Imperial Guard Allies to achieve this aspect of my list.

So, how did it play out?

Game 1.  Chaos Space Marines – Minor Win

This was an interesting army as it featured many 1st ed CSM models in the list.  So I really enjoyed looking at it, brought back a lot of memories.

Game 2.  Eldar – Major Win

This was a fun game, it was a nicely themed army with Wraith Guard and Wraith Lords en mass.

Game 3.  Dark Eldar – Major Win

My opponent actually ended up finishing quite highly in the overall placings (6th overall), getting highest score for Xenos for a non placing army.  However during this game, he didn’t appreciate the impact of putting his army so close together in the deployment zone.

Game 4.  Orks – Major Win

This was a great looking Ork army with many interesting conversions.  Sadly though, the orks really copped a pasting from the Deathwind’s and I got extremely lucky with a few rolls that went in my favour which spelt the end of for the Orks

Game 5.  Chaos Space Marines – Minor Win

This was a very interesting game.  At first things were really going my way, what I didn’t destroy with shooting, ran off the board after breaking in close combat.  Then came the two Hell Drakes.  These two managed to kill all but 3 of my marines by turn 5.  Before their arrival I had around 30 on the board.  If it wasn’t for Lysander getting the warlord trait allowing him to be a scoring unit things wouldn’t have been as rosy.  Still a very hard fought game.

Game 6.  Grey Knights – Minor Win

This army had Cotez with 5 x 10 man GK squads with 4 psycannons in each.  He also had a squad of 10 hench man.  This was a very tough game.  Even though I managed to kill all but 3 of the Grey Knights by the end of the game I still only managed a minor win.

Game 7.  Necrons – Major Loss

Yeah, Necrons… nuff said

Game 8.  Imperial Guard with Grey Knight Allies – Minor Win

I’d had my fill of 40k by this stage and so had my opponent.  I was glad when the game ended.

So in the end I managed 5th place out of about 130 players, by far my best placing in terms of size of players and talent at a comp.  Which considering I was using marine list with apart from the 4 Imperial Armour, was pretty basic.  So I am quite pleased with my result.  Would I have done things differently?  Yeah, for sure.  I would have liked to have had a Storm Eagle, I would have done a few moves differently with the Necrons in the 7th game.  But overall it was a great learning experience in terms of tactics and army composition.

The final placings were

1st – David Teoh – Necrons

2nd – Joshua Leondaris – Daemons

3rd – Joshua Pope – Dark Eldar

4th Chris Turk – Necrons

Best Imperial Army – Me – Space Marines

Best Xenos – Andrew Wynen – Dark Eldar

Best Sports – Joshua Diffey

Players Choice – David Travers (couldn’t hear what army he painted when it was announced)

Overall, as far as the event was concerned I was very disappointed.  It didn’t live up to my expectations given the size and longevity of the event.  Let me qualify a few observations of areas that were lacking when I compare them to other events I’ve attended.

Terrain – This for me was by far the biggest let down.  For an organisation the size of the CGS that runs an event the size of CanCon with the amount revenue they must generate from CanCon, they STILL rely on terrain lent to them from the larger gaming community.  Wouldn’t it be sensible to reinvest some of the revenue into their own tables and hire a storage shed to keep it between comps or even hire it out to other event organisers to create an income stream.  I can not stress enough how much of a let down this aspect of the tournament was for me.  Even just limit the amount of players so that you get quality over quantity.

At $50 per player and 130 players, that means $6,500 in revenue was generated.  Prize pool was $2,000, with a large proportion of it donated by the Combat Company, The Games Capital & Milsims.  I really think much more could have been done in this department.  Big let down.

Organisation – Although the tournament ‘happened’ it could  have happened a lot better with just a few minor improves.  None of the tables had an ‘admin area’.  Most tournaments I’ve been to have been played on 8 x 4 tables with a 1 x 2 section at each end cordoned off for the players to keep templates, models, drinks etc.  I’ve even been to tournaments where key aspects of the game flow and terrain adjudications have been fixed to this area for easy reference.  There was non of this at CanCon.  Each table had a stapled together set of pages with this on it, but they went missing, and there was no admin area on the tables.

Also, for an event this size, 130 players, the round draws were printed out on A4 pieces of paper and sticky taped onto walls in two places.  You can imagine what this looked like when 130 players wanted to find out where their next game was.  It was ridiculous.  Seriously.  Hire a projector, ask a friend for one, buy one and book it as a capital purchase for CGS.  Its not like it will never get used again.   Printing out the draw on a few pieces of A4 paper and sticky taping them to the wall is far from an acceptable stand for an event of this calibre.

One last point on organisation.  Timings and announcements.  Neither of which were done well.  If you know you’re going to be having to communicate to about 130 people in a giant hall with about 500 people in it, yelling won’t cut it.  Get a PA or something, see my remarks regarding a projector for possible solutions to this problem.

Army Presentation Standards.  Although this is to a degree out of the control of the organisers, it can be influenced and shaped by culture and incentive.  By culture I mean ensure that players who are attending this event know that army presentation is expected to be and is to a high standard.  This expectation is from the other players attending as they will be bring armies presented to a high standard, and this is reinforced by the event organisers ensuring that army presentation is elevated by themselves in terms of prizes and status provided by winning these components of our hobby at their competitions.   Finally, the second way it can be influenced in a positive way is by having a reward, or consequence by not having a well presented army nor for players providing a vote for the players choice.  By having more rigorous appraisal standards for painting, a bigger consequence for having a poorly presented army, and finally a negative effect on battle points for not voting on an army for players choice.

Non of this was present.  I saw unpainted armies, no exaggeration.  I saw some armies that were in various stages of assembly and some extremely well presented armies too.  As a matter of fact the 2012 Armies on Parade winner was present.  So it wasn’t all bad. However, on average the one third of people that did put some effort into their armies were grossly overshadowed by the people that had no regard to this important aspect of the hobby.  This is disrespectful and mustn’t be allowed to feature as a cultural aspect of our hobby.

A culture of well presented, best of your ability armies needs to be fostered and rewarded, both in terms of status and prizes.  Coming first for your painted army and first for your level of skill as a general needs to be equal and treated as such.

So, sadly I was let down overall by my experience at CanCon.  Perhaps I had too high an expectation?  Maybe.  I genuinely believe that if a few improves where implemented this tournament could be world class.  It seems that the event organisers have been using the same formula for many years and its been getting them by.

To finish on a positive note, it was great to play some of the best players in Australia and see the way they do business.  If you want to improve your gaming ability and painting ability, tournaments are by far the best place to do that in, in the shortest amount of time.  Also, going interstate meant that I was exposed to players and armies that I don’t see where I live in my usual gaming circle.  So this experience was invaluable.  I am looking forward to seeing if CGS implement some changes to their formula and turn CanCon into what it should be.  Exceptional.

Thanks for dropping in

John

Hello everyone!

Its been a while between posts and not a lot of painting since finishing the Reaver a few weeks ago.  However I’m still here, just taking a bit of a (well deserved)breather and planning my next project, but also working on a few other things too.  Like putting together a 4hr painting tutorial for people who want to learn how to paint tanks better….. let me explain..

For the past few years now, the Australian Defence Force Wargaming Association (ADFWGA) holds their annual wargaming Championships in December each year.  This is a Tri-Service wargaming event (Army, Navy & Airforce) for current and ex Defence members to participate in, the games on offer this year are 40k, WHFB, Flames of War, and Malifaux.  Apart from determining who is the best Wargamer in the ADF and spending a weekend talking hobby, smack & general laughs, its also an opportunity for the ADFWGA and members of the community to help raise funds for Legacy.

Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service.  It is a charity that is close to the hearts of many service people and their families and does a lot of good both within the Defence community and the general community at large.

To make my (The Painting Bunker’s) contribution to not only the ADF Wargaming community, but to also assist in raising funds for Legacy, I have offered to the organisers of this years event, being held in Townsville, to do a 4hr intensive tank painting tutorial for 10 participants at $40 per head with all funds raised going directly to Legacy.  When the painting tutorial event was announced on the ADFWGA Facebook page, the places were quickly snapped up which was a great relief and testament to the communities willingness to not only improve their painting skills, but raise money for a very worthy cause.

The aim of the tutorial is to provide the participants with the principals they’ll need to paint tanks effectively, some of the topics that I’ll be covering will be Air Brushing, applying camouflage patterns, weathering with oils, weathering with pigments, stencilling & decal application, amongst other things.  Basically what I’m going to be doing is taking the participants through how to turn this…

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into this….

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Its been an interesting journey organising this as painting for 1 (me) is pretty straight forward, try organising it for 10 people… 10 brushes, 10 sets of tweezers, 10… well, you get the picture.  Luckily for me a few local Brisbane business have helped out in providing me with what I’ll need to do the tutorials.

When I asked Nathan Jurgs, the owner of Battlestation Ipswich (technically not Brisbane :-P) if he could help out, he has very generously supplied all the Citadel paints (over 36)  that we’ll need to paint our project.  I’ve only known Nathan for a few months now, however I’ve been thoroughly impressed firstly with his business, easily the best, and I mean BEST, independently owned games business I’ve ever seen, but also with his passion for gaming and the community as a whole.  When I asked if he could help out he didn’t hesitate and was quick to support the fund raising effort for Legacy.  Go check out his Facebook page too!

The other locally owned business that has been extremely generous and eager to support is Hobbyrama in Stafford, Brisbane.  Hobbyrama is easily the largest, longest running hobby shop in Brisbane and I’ve been shopping their for well over 10 years now.  When I discussed what I was doing for Legacy and ADFWGA, they were very eager to help out, and have provided 5 very high quality gravity feed, dual action air brushes (complete kits) and a mountain of finishing products to assist with the tutorials.  They even ordered in some items from their suppliers express especially so that I could make timings for my trip upto Townsville (a two day drive from where I live).

So this is shaping up to be a great weekend, and I’m keen to not only play (I’m taking the Carcharodons in the 40k event) but also to hopefully pass on some of my skills to others so that we can raise the standard of army presentation in the community.

So, if you’ve made it this far, thanks for taking the time to read this post.  I’d like to finish up and ask you if you could make a small donation to Legacy via the ADFWGA’s donation portal, everyday hero.   It take about 2 minutes, its painless and your contribution will make a difference.  To help put what your donation will do into perspective, have a look at this…

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So take a few moments to help out, and if you live in the area then please visit Battlestation & Hobbyrama and show your support to these awesome local business by giving them your custom.

So, thats it for me thanks for stopping in and keep an eye out for the soon to follow posts on all of the fun and good times that will come out of the 2012 ADFWGA Championships.

Comments welcome

John

Hello fine people!

Its been a while since my last post… over the weekend I played in my local games workshops 40k tournament called Iron General.  Which I won “Best Painted” for my Iron Hands.  Which to be honest I was a bit surprised about because its a black army and typically its difficult to make black armies look good, so it was pleasing to win best painted.  I came 5th overall too, which was good to.  It was a bit of a rude army list, with 10 Terminators who were accompanied by Lysander and a Librarian with Gate… so yeah…  Those boys can dish out some punishment, but at 760 points, they’d want to…

Anyways, thats taken up my weekend, along with other social commitments so no time for painting.  Now, onto the board.  I have to confess, I was a little disheartened with how this board was beginning to turn out, it wasnt quite what my minds eye had pictured and it didnt seem to be heading in the direction that I wanted it, so finding motivation to paint it was difficult.  However on Tuesday night, I decided just to get on with it and put in 4-5 solid hrs of work and by the end of it I was really pleased at how it was coming along and my enthusiasm for this project was renewed.

Ok, some pics

Ok, so this is a good money shot and will give you a good overall impression of how its going to look competed.  Keep in mind that the photo was taken with my iPhone and because the board is massive my painting lamps dont really cut the mustard to light it properly, but you get the idea.  Now as I write this I have to say that I actually went on and finished it, however I want to wait till its daylight so I can take some proper pictures of it with the Sharks on it.

I’m really pleased with this area of the model.  Which ironically was the area I was most displeased with in the beginning.  However its really come up nicely and looks in my opinion fantastic.  Again, the light is crap but in a few days I’ll take some proper pics for you to see

There is some really awesome detail on this model, its one of those models that you’ll be painting away on and then see something you hadnt noticed before.  An example of which is if you look at the kill marking some soldier has scratched into the wall on the left hand side as you look at it of the door.

Ok, thats it for the time being, I’ll take some proper shots of it most likely on Friday, or Saturday morning depending on light and time.  So until then!

Thanks for looking

John

 

 

 

 

Hello fine people,

Been a while between post as I have been painting like a daemon to get my army ready for a few tournaments and this coupled with work and other things has meant that there’s been no time to post… however…

I did win Best Painted over the weekend at Quarter Master (QM). This was very pleasing as the calibre presentation was very high and their was some genuine competition present. QM is easily one of the longest running tournaments here in Brisbane (with a few notable exceptions) and attracts some of the best 40k gamers in Queensland. It has not been without controversy and QM 3.6 was not run by its original creator as he stepped aside. It was good to see that Neal who ran 3.6 did a great job and I hope he builds on his success for QM 4.6.

So the tournament is the usual format with 5 games over two days (3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday) If you want to see pics of the event and dont yet follow my FB page, go have a look. I took lots of pictures of the weekend. So the break down of the games went like this…

Game one. Grudge match between myself and Aaron Baily’s Tyranids. I count Aaron amongst my good friends and he’s an exceptionally talented painter and quite a good gamer too. He too has a blog, so if you haven’t been to have a look at it, stop reading this now and check it out. Our game resulted in a minor loss to me, however it was a fun game and many laughs were had. Aaron’s army actually won the “Peoples Choice” award, which is who the participants of the tournament believe had the best painted army…

Game two. Carcharodons V Hayden Walduck’s Daemons. This game resulted in a comprehensive thrashing of my Sharks. Ouch

Game three. Carcharodons V Kevin Vidgen’s Dark Eldar. My sharks were thrashed within an inch of their lives in this one too… sad face

Game four. Carcharodons V Phil Brigland’s Orks. This was a major win to me. Phil actually won the Sportsmanship award, which I consider to be a massive compliment and in my opinion equal to a podium finish at any tournament. After playing Phil I have to admit its easy to see why he won the accolade. He’s a very easy opponent to play against, with a friendly easy going manner.

Game five. Carcharodons V Ben Avis’s Eldar. This game resulted in a drawer and yet again my burning dislike towards Eldar was deepened.

Overall I placed 15th out of a field of 23 players. So not a hot result, especially after coming of a 3rd at Rebelcon However it was a good weekend overall. The podium finishers were:

1st. Patrick Carter – Necrons

2nd. Josh McGowan – Necrons

3rd. Dave Flemming – Eldar/Grey Knights

Ok, so this weekend I’m playing in a 1750pt GW tournament, Iron General. I’m taking my Iron Hands for a bit of a change. The following weekend its Armies on Parade, and if I get my display board finished in time I plan on entering the sharks. In September there is of course Games Day, and the WW40k 40k Charity event, and then theres October… Its going to be busy…

Ok, thats it for me.

Thanks for dropping in

John

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Hello fine people,

Well its been a weekend of some hardcore wargaming action.  Starting off on Friday night with a massive 7hr painting bender to get my army list ready, to comprehensively destroying 3 armies on the 1st day of play, to absolutely getting my ass handed to me on the final two days on day 2…

However, I did manage to come home with 3rd places, which I was really happy with.  Since getting back into playing 40k about 2 years ago, and attending now about 8 or 9 tournaments, finally getting a podium place was very satisfying.

Justin & John did a really good job running the Tournament and always very helpful and diligent with any rules queries.  It was a fun weekend, and I got to play some awesome opponents.

So the break down went like this.

Game 1.  It was the Sharks V Jarrett Bennett’s Necrons’.  This game resulted in a comprehensive victory to the Sharks.

Game 2.  Sharks V Isaac Robertson’s Salamanders Space Marines.  This was a really enjoyable game.  Isaac’s army actually ended up taking out “Best Painted”  The highlight of the game (for Isaac I’m sure) was him destroying the Redeemer carrying Tyberos & his body guard, only to then blow the entire body guard to bits with a Vindicator round… ouch.  Majoy victory to the Sharks in the end

Game 3.  Sharks V Garry Levett’s Grey Knights.  Garry has a very nicely painted army and I’m sure if the tables scenery had been set up any other way he would have faired a lot better.  However because there was the Fortress of Redemption smack bang in the middle of the table, he was unable to bring his armies strengths to bear and was out manoeuvred.   Major Victory to the Sharks

Game 4.  Sharks V Dave Kerr’s Necrons’ with Ork allies.  As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, Dave is a very formidable opponent, one of the top Tier in Qld I’m sure, if not Australia.  He took my army apart in very short order, completely destroying it.  Major Loss to the Sharks.

Game 5.  Sharks V Josh McGowan’s Eldar.  I hate Eldar at the best of times, and when in the hands of a respectable General such as Josh, I knew it was going to be an up hill battle.  I did put up a good fight, but sadly the mission was against me and it resulted in a Major Loss to the Sharks.

Overall I had a great time.  I’ve made a few improvements to the army list, giving it a bit more stand off fire power in the form of a Mortis Pattern Contemptor Dreadnought with twin-linked las cannons, however I think I’ll dump the assault squad, and add in a bit more fire power in the form of either a twin auto cannon MkV Dreadnought or a Devastator squad with 4 missile launchers.

Ok, thats me

hope you all have a great week.

Comments always welcome

John