Ok let me just say that this was the best tournament I've played in so Far. I had more fun in this one and ever single person that I played with was a blast. There was no arguing over rules or missions objectives or any BS like that. It felt very much like let's get a bunch of guys together, have a bunch of fun games, and oh yeah... it's a tourney to in the end so we'll hand out some prizes.
I just want to say thanks to the Astro Guys for making it down here and sharing this experience with the Dallas area. Word has it, it's the first time they've ever broke even on a new venue on the first run so I'm sure we'll be seeing them again next year.
Also thanks to all of my opponents who were all AWESOME, it was a blast to play against you guys.
So I'm just going to go out of order a little, it's my blog, and I was more surprised then anyone else when I got the Best Appearance award. Wow, that had been my goal, when I built the army over the past month, but when I got there and saw the other armies on the table I didn't think I'd make it. So thanks to everyone who helped me out with bits and models and the like to get this all done in time.
I also placed in many other areas, and got Third Overall, so if Chris ends up Reffing the GT in Vegas next year I'll be saving up my money to go in his place :)
Ok, so First Place overall was Clay Smith, I played him in the 4th round and we drew the game, lol... we joked after the award ceremony that if I could've rolled a 6 out of 4 rounds of combat we would've swapped awards. But he was an awesome guy to play with, and his army was even more incredible.
Chris Allen got the much deserved Best Sportsmanship Award. He played marines during the tournament, and the 3 years I've known him, this is the first time I've seen him roll dice, maybe next time we'll get to face off ;)
Best General: Went to Ray Nerpel, who I somehow didn't get a single picture of. Sorry Ray!
Best Army went to Billy Pistole, it was incredible looking, all his vehicles were made from plastic card. WOW!
Best Terrain went to Dave Pa, his multi layer factory on lava was a fun game to play and really made you think different. Great stuff!
Best Army list went to Kyle Foster, I didn't have a chance to see it, but I heard it was great.
Best single Mini went to Nam, this guys was awesome.
So enough with awards, here's a couple shots from the games that I played, and then you can also click HERE for many more photos of the event.
Above, Interrogator Harker and his squad block off the boyz from coming through the door.
Inquisitor Seth takes on a Nob Biker through 6 rounds of combat, and finally is slain before his could bring his power weapon down on his head.
The rouge Baneblade fires on the Inquisitorial Forces killing some of Harker's Squad.
The mighty Grey Knight terminators get ready to fight a Wraith Lord.
The Grey Knights run after a Vindicator after it has killed two of their brothers.
Last chance for the 'Betraying' Black Templars to storm the landing deck and capture the pilot before he flies away.