|The first board I played on|
|my crew for the first game|
|My favourite crew of the day, I'm not afraid to admit I voted for them for best painted|
I now sat on top table, I was thoroughly shocked that I had done so well, and faced another member of the North East team that went: Darren. We moved up to Master level games this round and saw Somer face Tara in Stake a Claim. We both announced Deliver a message, which we both scored turn one. I delivered Burt with Gracie and Darren buried a necropunk to make it fast and threw it at Somer. Tara buried Gracie and Burt was killed, Somer got stuck in a fight with a rogue necromancy. It was looking bad. Fortunately Fancois was able to stab through a Necropunk and Drowned. Tara unburied Gracie and charge Somer with her, only for him loudest Squeel and shoot seven bells out of Tara. Rogue Necromancy killed Gracie. The flank was now clear for Francois and a Bayou Gremlin, I was able to gain advantage in Stake a Claim. Managed to take down Tara with a charging slop hauler to get Assassinate, but only in turn 4. I couldn't kill the Rogue Necromancy so he could guarantee himself protect territory. Final score: I got 3 stake a claim, 2 Assassinate, 3 deliver a message. Darren got: 1 Stake a Claim, 3 Deliver a Message and 3 Protect Territory. Final Score 8-7 to me.
|Some of Darren's models, obviously not the crew he used against me|
So, at the finally, I sat on 3 wins and still on the top table. I couldn't believe it. Final Game was against Graham Bursnell who was using Marcus whilst I continued on with Somer. It was Turf War. We both announced Power Ritual. First turn Somer summoned a whole bunch of Bayou Gremlins and the Marcus crew advanced. Graham was completely thrown by the fact Gracie wasn't a beast and alpha'd Joss into Burt to try and take her down, damaging both models. To a large extent it came down to the next initiative step, which I won, despite Soulstones. This led to Francois taking down Joss. It became a very messy mix in the middle with Marcus, a rattler, Myranda and a Sabertooth homing in. One by one Gracie went down, Francois and Burt, but before they went they manage to take down Marcus, scoring me assassinate. My remaining Gremlins were able to overpower what was left, by that I really mean Somer squealed away and shot to pieces the things that mattered. A very brave move by Graham threw his rattler into a corner to try and get power ritual if there was a 6th turn, at the sacrifice of turf war points, paid off. I got 3 for Assassinate, 3 for Power Ritual and 4 for Turf War. Graham got 3 for Turf War and 3 for power ritual. I won 10-6.
|My camera ran out of battery during the day, but James Doxey won second place in best painted with these models|
So in the finale I was left the only player on 4 wins and the overall winner of the day. I got a cool looking trophy to boot! In addition, because of the kind sponsorship of many everyone walked home with a prize from the raffle and I picked up Wong for my new green brothers! You can find more information about the results here.
So in conclusion, an absolutely fantastic day. I can thank everyone enough, players organizers and sponsor for making the day truly terrific. I just hope everyone else had as much fun as I did.