This morning I got my cup of kroot tea, got in my Devilfish and skimmered up to assault the Glen Burnie Bunker. 2250 point Tournament. 2 loses and a draw...not too good. I managed to take best painted though and won a Catachan Battleforce Box. Yay! Time to kit bash it for parts for my Tau, the rest will go to my cousin for his guard army. Here are some pics from the Tournament.
The scenarios were interesting and very challenging but I have to say that they seemed to give armies with majority of assault troops an advantage. The first one was a throwback to 4th edition which meant non-troops units could score, which I only found out when the game was over, handing victory to my opponent when I thought I was getting a draw. That last scenario allowed any unit in reserve to come on from any board edge, much like Snitgrot's special ability, not only that but it was kill points. A scenario like that is set up for horrible abuse. I lost 7-5 in kill points on that mission.
Tactically, I did what I could with what I had. Bringing an army with an older codex to a tournament is asking for trouble but I held my ground. The second game saw Ol' Shatter facing the Hammer of the Emperor--IG cheese and tank spam. Still I feel I learned a lot in this tournament, as opposed to last. First, I've got to get my deployment down better. Second, I'd like to learn the art of the skimmer wall a lot better. Third, I've got to drop that Ion Cannon for another Railgun.
Winning Best Painted was a huge boost for me. The last tournament I attended, I lost best painted because I didn't have a display board. I made sure this time to make one. It gets me thinking...the next 40k Bunker Tournament is in 3 months. In order to win best painted again, I'm going to have to step it up again. Just to keep it fresh and competitive in the Best Painted category. You can't keep winning best painted without updating your army or bringing a new one. The Tau Empire are going to get the Forge World treatment and my Fish are going to be upgraded a bit. Stay turned, updates will be shown here.