This upcoming Adepticon team tournament has me torn between two experiences. I’m teaming up with my friend and his Sisters of Battle, and I can’t decide whether or not I should take this tournament seriously and go with a competitive list or take my favorite units and just go in for fun.
I took competitive lists to all of my previous tournaments, and each time I had a blast playing. After the last tournament, however, I found that just going into the event not expecting to win anything is also a great way to have fun. Now I am hard-pressed to take my favorite units or take powerful units. Do I take two Hellhounds or an Executioner tank? This personal dilemma is one all Warhammer players face. I talked to my friend over a few roast beef sandwiches an hour ago, and we found a list that is both fun and strong, so I’m glad I managed to fit both pros into my build. I added a few units that I don’t use in a competitive setting, and I’m trying a build that I haven’t used since my first month of playing as well.
On a semi-related note, I am going to study Necron rules and army lists as much as I can in order to get an understanding of how they work and what their weaknesses are. Every time I have faced them, it was at a tournament and it usually ends badly for me. My friend has let me borrow the Necron codex and I plan on reading it whenever I have the free time to do so. My buddy also let me borrow the Grey Knights codex. I’m not scared of GK and I have a pretty good track record against them, but it is good to know as much as you can about different armies.
I played against my first IG player last night, and it was a lot of fun seeing the map getting destroyed by all of the ordnance and barrage blasts. I lost half of my vehicles in both games, which doesn’t happen a lot. Explosions were everywhere, and there was almost no cover. The game was against Joe and his desert themed army. Our colors clashed on the board and it seemed fitting considering my army is snow themed. Blue vs. Brown. He also brought a fortress of redemption which I had not faced until then. The map had a very skyrim (with tanks) feel with all of the trees and ruins. The tall tower in the corner rising above the trees made for two fun games. Next time we face each other, I will try to take the tower with my Deff Dread list which happens to be coming along nicely. I have one finished Deff Dread, 15 finished Killa Kanz, and parts that are on the way to build my Mega-dread. I am kit-bashing three Killa Kan kits, a battlewagon kit, and a Chaos Defiler kit in order to make the biggest, Orkiest walker short of a Stompa.
Pictures will be posted to show the monstrosity in its stages of construction.