Moving on to the actual event I got paired with some really great people including Rob Hill from 30kplus40kequalsinfinity and From the Fang event organiser Alex for the last game. But I also got to play against Luke Fogg from Darksun Life and meet a couple of other bloggers including Mike from St Andrews Wargaming and folk I've met before, like Ian and my own Battle Brother Dan, who went on to win the award for most Blood Points!
|Dan and I from Battle Brothers 2013|
All that said the venue screwed up, they'd double booked us with a Warmachine weekend 24 hour tournament. So we were in a downstairs room usually used for drama classes. It was dark and the terrain was even more sparse than in the past. The food was delayed too, but the Panini was really good when I got one. Personally those two issues were easily overlooked for me, but Alex was not impressed which may just jeopardise coming back again to the NWGC, which is sad considering it's just had a refit. I'd hoped to be able to report back to my mates how much it had been improved but sadly just the Warmachine players got to benefit, although a weekend of 24 hour tournament, no wonder they got preferrential treatment!
So Alex is potentially looking at another store in Sheffield, which will be where the November event will be held. Which is fair enough, it's more local for him but I'm sure he'll fill us all in as plans get made. The only real disappointment for me was I didn't take any pictures, alright 'selfies' with my partners/opponents. It's the one thing I wanted to do to capture the spirit of the event but just couldn't bring myself to do it, maybe next time. If I was scoring this it'd definitely be a 9 out of 10!
Glad you enjoyed it despite the problems. Bravo on winning the raffle and all, good stuff.ReplyDelete
It was very surreal, I mean you always hope your name is going to be picked out and there was numerous 'start collecting' boxes as the 'smaller prizes' and when you see those going one by one and your chances slipping it's a little depressing . That's why I don't do the lottery can't handle the losing, which I know sounds odd considering I play games that has winning involved but it;s just anothe rof my foibles.Delete
One is gambling, the other gives you a chance to control things a little.Delete
Great to see you Dave and to see the Dark Angels in the flesh! Congrats on winning the raffle as well. More Genestealers!ReplyDelete
And you too Ian, didn't you win something too, wasn't it a Start collecting box?Delete
I did. Start collecting wolves it was. Always fancied painting up some Thunderwolf cavalry.Delete
It looks like every time you win something it's the start of a new army, ha, ha! That's how the Tau started wasn't it?Delete
Yeah that Stormsurge kicked off my Tau force that's for sure. Not sure I want to start collecting Wolves as well with my current huge list of things to build and paint but I never say never haha!Delete
There was originally supposed to be a Start Collecting Tau set but sadly the shop I bought them from didn't have any in at the time so they swapped in a guard box rather than risk the prizes not arriving on time.Delete
Fur is not something I have had to paint yet so that SC Wolves box is excellent for me to have a go at that. Great raffle prizes again I thought.Delete
Cheers, it'll remain unopened for now as I've plenty to be getting through anyway and I really don't need another distraction at the moment.Delete
It's certainly a shame that the venue managed that sort of cock-up, but if future events are in Sheffield I won't be complaining, since that's much, much closer for me!
Further away for me but it won't stop me turning up!Delete
I'm torn on the issue to be honest. Seems a shame to never take advantage of the refit after years of putting up with the shoddy toilets, crappy heating/cooling and general tatty decor.Delete
Ultimately it depends on what the Sheffield venue ends up like. I'll hopefully play in some tournaments there before the next DT and get to talk to the owners. I'm not keen on sacrificing my way of doing things.
To be honest, I'd like to spend some time playing in the refitted NWGC, I'm there for the tournament not the venue. Travelling to Sheffield is no great hardship for me anyway :)Delete
Great event and great seeing you again Dave. I too had 3 awesome games that will become battle reports very soon, some epic moments in all games (hence my continued shouting and cheering during my games!).ReplyDelete
One day I'll come to the other pond for one of these events just to see you fine folks!ReplyDelete
(In a creepy cultist sounding voice)Delete
Well done, lucky fellaReplyDelete
Nice prize Dave well done, I know there's a Deathwatch dex on the way if that's any help.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the prize. I won one of the start collecting boxes, which surprised me greatly as I never win anything!ReplyDelete
Did not get to catch up with you much but always a pleasure to see you again :)