|Wreck-Age Stitchman (Stitch Woman technically) from their Demo Day at Brainstorm Comics.|
On Friday I feverishly painted that silly Warden Biker all day, worked on the aforementioned Step By Step some more and made my army list for the AWC Tournament.
|Biker bitz in process. Slow and steady wins the race right?|
|Some of Brian Parisi's Daemons|
|The beast - the Land Raider Achilles. That Thunderfire Cannon was making me make 20-30 saves per turn.|
|This model was the best looking model in Chubs' force. What a gorgeous paint job? And he was humble enough to admit that it wasn't just his work - it was a tag team effort with a friend. Regardless, they make a good team. Beautiful.|
Finally, we went onto game 3. I felt bad because Alan knew I was anxious to get rolling because I wanted to catch The Descendants at Riot Fest and they were scheduled to go on at 7:45. He fast tracked my game even though there was still one 2nd Round game going on. I played Greg Swanson and his Grey Knights. The game started off light hearted with Mysterious Forests affecting my squads with Brain Leaves and Razorwing attacks. As the game got moving though it became the most tense and competitive game of the day. I felt like we were more evenly matched and I was playing smarter. Well, sort of, you know except for having 1/3 of my army affected by Mysterious Forests. Regardless it was a fun game and I was doing pretty well around turns 3 and 4 and then everything went to hell in a hand basket. It was a fun game and by the end I was soundly out played. Somehow we got in 6 full turns before the dice told us we couldn't play anymore. He's another opponent I'd really like to play again. Also, he has a really sharp looking Grey Knights army and I regret not snapping a photo or two.
At the end of the day awards were handed out and Tyler got the Sportsmanship Award which I think he well deserved and I pulled Best Painted. Starting with this tournament they split off the Gift Cards from the Awards to spread the love around more and my ride, Brian, scored a GC at random. I was stoked for him. I also found out that I can't earn Best Painted Army twice in a season for the same army so part of me wants to drag out the Redemptors of Golinar or Gorgog Smashskull's Ork Klan to keep me excited about hitting the AWC Tournaments. My game play is so awful I face inevitable defeat against these hard core tournament guys so painting is all I have to cling to! The next tournament is 2000 points, so if I attend there is no way the Orks or Redemptors are coming with though. I have less than 1000 points of each painted at the moment and it would take me a year to get either of them to tournament ready in my opinion.
|The question everyone who has seen this plaque has asked me, "Who's Ben Komets?" Well he appears to be a Golden Daemon Winner from Germany. I had no idea.|
|This is a picture of Ben Komets' work. The award title is flattering but WOW! I can't touch this level of hobby skill.|
|Its a hodgepodge of bitz on the painting table but hopefully some completed models will come of it.|