While Ken and I had been painting I believe Tim was playing well in his tournament. He will correct me if I’m wrong but I think he went 3/1 narrowly missing qualification for the Masters.
Ken made his way to the High Command release event and I decided to enter the SMOGPIT. It was easy to register and within five minutes I had picked up a game with a chap from Pigmar playing Skorne. I played Grim but looking around the tables my usual favourite Warlock wasn’t going to cut it as the scenery was thin. Nonetheless I pressed on and about 90 minutes later I was beaten on the scenario. It was a good game and my first for a couple of months against an experienced opponent so happy to have hung in there without being throttled.
As soon as I finished this game a familiar face from the Bristol Hardcore tournament I played sometime ago rolled up with a fresh challenge. We noticed the Barge Scenario table was free so jumped on in a flash. This was going to be a crazy game!
Both forces stood almost toe to toe but displaced a few inches on their respective barges. Each turn the barges moved a random distance alongside each other literally putting the warriors face to face. I decided to go with old favourite Gunnbjorn as I could see him, his bazooka, and a pair of Bombers wreaking havoc in the small space. To finish off I put in all the template bearing models I could shoehorn into 35 points. Looking across to the other barge there was a horde of tightly packed Cygnarian infantry. This was going to be messy …….
The game only lasted three turns with the Trolls smashing through the Cynarians with their crude but effective explosives. It was a real bloodbath and a welcome change of pace to the classic Warmahordes scenarios.
And that took us up to mid afternoon on the first day. More to come …..,