Last week on Wednesday, I was putting some finishing touches on a Crisis Battlesuit that I was going to include in my army for the Battle at Blob's Park when I realized that I had given my old display away to a friend. Throwing down with a Tau Army at a big tournament like I was you've got have reasonable expectations. I had no delusions about winning Best General or Best Overall. My only chance at winning was Best Painted. There were over 45 players in the 40k tournament and I knew that guys would be bringing some real competition to best painted as well. But I had no display board. There is no way you can win Best Painted without a display board. Thursday morning I went out and got myself a cork bulletin board. By Friday night, I had a finished display board that you can see below. (the army pictured here is not what I took to the tournament of course, just a few models I set up.
The idea behind this board originally was to create something akin to the set of District 9. I wanted a shanty town set up by the Tau to house a subjugated horde of rebel humans. I wanted shacks and graffitti. I wanted dirt and grime. I wanted atmosphere. While I wanted all that, I didn't have the time. Instead what I created was a desert outpost, overrun with Tau. It looked great even though I didn't create what I had set out to. Did it win me Best Painted?
So in celebration, here are some pictures my wife did of my army. The focus is a little weird, she got a little artistic with it I think.
"How do your weapons work?"
"Don't make me keel dat fockin' prawn!"