I am awaiting the Emperors mercy from our fearless leader for refusing an order. Last week like Gav I was to discuss how my list was being bumped up from 1000 to 1500 points but I'm not going to do that mainly because I don't want to give my opponents a heads up. So instead I thought I would write about how I think my oath for this year as gone.
As I said in my first post on here back in October, after reading a copy of White Dwarf from last year I pledged an oath to the gaming gods that I would endeavor to play a game a week for the whole year. I also mentioned that after a good start I failed due to ending up in hospital after I had strayed to close to the Eye of Terror and mutation set in which led to an organ attacking me.
After a close run thing I recovered after some work from the Mechanicum, Irongut Straken they should call me and I set about renewing my oath.
Since the 18/3/2010 I have played a total of 45 games against opponents of varying skill. Up until 2 Thursdays ago I had played at least one game every week however some weeks more. I have met Guard and Vanilla marines, most often with 7 battles each. The Xenos races the Necrons and Eldar follow with 6 devastating meetings. Next comes those sons of chaos the Blood Angels and Chaos marines with 4 a piece. I have seen 3 minor skirmishes with my brother wolves over alw and I have met Dark Angels, Nids and Demons twice each. Those xenos scum the green skin and Tau have only come into my bolter sights once each.
During that time I have amassed a win percentage of 62% (which I admit was bolstered by attending a club who have players of a much lower standard than the First Company Vets)
I do think over time I have got to know my army much better and it has led me to become a much better player. Its not as simple as having a trick pulled against you and realising you shouldn't do that again as I found out at open war but it certainly is a learning process. For example in my first 30 games I never once popped smoke completely forgetting about it. I now never forget it, 4+ save on your vehicles is invaluable.
Next years oath is going to have a fantasy theme I feel, I am going to learn how to play fantasy and have a fully painted army by the end of the year.