I decided to drive the 11 hours from my home to Las Vegas because my army takes up a ton of space and I did not want to trust it to the airlines. I drove in on Wednesday so I could rest up on Thursday. I did manage to visit the GW store in Las Vegas since I do not have one in my area.
|Michael Snider planning his attack|
|OH! They ignore cover? Whoops!|
|This guy is sooooo big!|
|This one Marine took the secondary from me, because he would not die! 4 turns of combat with one Biker. Super slap fight.|
My round 6 game was really bad for me. Jake Gonzalez was my opponent and he brought the Bully Boyz formation and Bikes. For some silly reason, I let him go 1st... So on Round 2 he wipes my Stompa with his Meganobz, and his 3 units of Bikes kill my Star. I should have made him go second so I could use my superior shooting to my advantage and weaken his damage output on the charge. I would have gotten 2 rounds of shooting plus the potential charge instead of one anemic round. I called it after that since I was starving and unhappy with such a one-sided loss.
However it does not end there! I was drafted into the team tournament by the rest of the El Paso people and a couple of guys from Ohio. I was the weakest player on the team but they needed one more so in I went. Round one I played against a beautiful Raven Guard army. I don't remember the guys name but I think I have it on his army list... never mind I didn't keep it.
The last game of the team tournament I played against JP from Mugu Legion. This was about as one sided as you could get. He ran renegades with a Slaanesh Knight. He trutled up in a corner with his void shield and blew the crap out of me. This was the least fun for me mostly because of how uninteractive it was. Also, I don't think JP realized that I was a newish player and he expected me to know things that I did not. At one point I had to call him on it, "Look, bro. I don't know your list. I don't know what any of your stuff does. If I ask, it's not obvious to me, okay?" Then he calmed down after that and was nice. Super competitive guy! He was way out of my league. JP finished 17th overall in the GT! I was 229. We finished 6th overall which isn't bad considering we just threw together a team. We had some rock stars on my squad, Vincent Arroyo (21st), Randal Nelson, Jason Byrd and I don't remember the names of the Ohio Guys (Shane and... Oh! I'm a dick! I just met them briefly at breakfast).
All-in all, I had a great time and I would love to go back. I don't think that 2017 is in the cards for me I want to do a family vacation instead, but 2018 seems great! A couple of shout outs! Tim Dagnall from Cadarn Painting was one of the coolest people that I ever met. His Demon army was beautiful. Check him out on Facebook.