Sunday, 29 May 2011

The Glass Hammer Shatters (aka Eldar For Sale)

So day two of the Team UK 'Singles' Tournament saw me play three more games, resulting in two losses and a draw (against 1st Company Vets' very own Imperial Guard Commander Graham White).

Today started with a tough game against a Space Marine player, which I didn't really enjoy too much, largely cos I was tired freom the first day's games. The second game was a real hoot, as I played James Meikle's Imperial Guard force. The game clocked in at 68 minutes, including set-up, deployment and a ten-minute cigarette/coffee break after turen three. Both these games resulted in losses, but this second game against James' Guard was fun due largely to his easy-natured attitude and our mutually low tournament position.

The last game turned out to be a last-place play-off between my Eldar and Graham White's Imperial Guard. Again, this game was played in a friendly and good-natured spirit and ended the weekend on a high for me - a draw! In truth, Graham would have tabled me on turn seven, but we ended a turn earlier and I doubled my tournament points in one go.

So to sum up, it was a great weekend but a long one. I am now absolutely certain that me and the Eldar will not be sharing a games table again for a very long time, and I am now left with two quandries:
- 1. What to take to Blog Wars next weekend?
and,
- 2. What should be my long-term 'alaac'(*) Tournament army?!


(* alaac = Avoid Losing At All Costs)

4 comments:

  1. I'm imagining you as a Dickensian character walking around the snowy streets of London shouting, "Eldar for sale!"

    Sounds like a pretty brutal tournament. Maybe time to break out Kharn for next weekend...

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  2. Glad to hear it was still a good day of gaming despite the Eldar turning against you. Would be a shame to not see them take to the field on Sunday though to reduce the Imperial presence.

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  3. Vote Kharn! You know you want to.

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  4. Was it ever in question? Now I've officially ditched the Eldar (any offers?!) then there were only two choices - either a makeshift Pre-Heresy World Eaters list using the Blood Angels book and with Mephiston at the helm, or a Kharn-led Berzerker army. And guess which won...??

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