Another weekend down, and more stuff done. This weekend, I didn't manage to paint (again!) It's getting a bit sad, but I hope to get some painting in on my day off today. At the very least, I'd like to get the painting station set up again, so as to have the ability to paint. I did go to a Fantasy tournament on Saturday, where my Beastmen, bravely lead by Skeletor the Bray Shaman, came in first. I walked out with a box of Lord of the Rings Wood Elves, who will one day be Waywatchers in my Avelorn army, as well as the Warhammer 40K 25th Anniversary model.
He's going to look pretty good as an Imperial Fist, I think, and make a good objective marker.
I managed to snap a few photos of the armies on parade at Grail Quest during the tournament lunch break. There were some very nicely done armies that attended, and I'll get all the pictures up today and tomorrow.
Billy's Three Arachnoroks!
This is Sparta!
Bart's Daemons (sadly, his list of six Greater Daemons was vetoed)
Each section of the questionnaire that you
filled out at the end of each round (sports and painting) contained ten
questions. Each positive response to a question was worth 125 vp for
the opposing player. For example, if Tom and Collins played a game and
Tom answered "Yes" to all ten sportsmanship questions about playing
Collins, Collins would receive a sportsmanship score of 1250. When Tom
then answered only five of the painting questions about Collins army
with a "Yes", then Collins would only earn a painting score of 625 for
All three round scores were then averaged and added
to total battle vp for the overall score. In addition, each time a
player received a vote for best painted army, they received an
additional fifty points to their overall score. Each time a player
received a vote for favorite opponent, they received an additional one
hundred points to their overall score. Soft scores combined made up
roughly 25-40% of overall scores, depending on battle vp.
feedback for next year's tournament is very welcome, as I always aim to
improve the tournament experience from year to year.
Well, Grail Quest IV: Lethal Flagon is in the bag. The tournament went smoothly, without any major hitches, and I'm well pleased by that. We had thirty participants, and I think that overall a good time was had.
I'm getting the results into a presentable shape this evening, and should have more coverage from the event this week.
It's been a bit quiet here recently. That's because tomorrow I'm hosting Grail Quest IV: Lethal Flagon at Sci Fi Genre in Durham, North Carolina. We have 41 players signed up for an awesome Warhammer Fantasy tournament, and I've been getting all the goodies together for a great time! You can follow @quietlimit on Twitter and I'll be updating with tournament results throughout the day!
Well, there was no hobby this weekend. Instead, there was only preparation for Grail Quest, coming up next weekend. I had to borrow boards in order to have enough for the people coming, make sure we had enough tables, print and copy the scenarios, raffle sheets, registration sheet, score sheets, awards, and pictures of Gary Busey, cut everything out and sort and bag it, and fix the Fancy Lads banner, which had had a piece break off. It ended up being a ton of work, and didn't leave much time for any painting. Next weekend, I'll run the tournament, and then it will be time for some good hobbying.
Not much painting and modeling getting done this weekend, but there was a ton of gaming and a very busy weekend.
On Saturday, I played in a 1,000 point, four round Warhammer 40K tournament. Sadly, I went 1-3, with two losses being close and one loss coming from Grey Knights blowing me off the table on turn one before I had a chance to play. These things happen in 1,000 points, I suppose. Four short games did lead to me getting in four games on Innovation on the side, though, which was pretty great.
On Sunday, I played in a session of Mouseguard first-timers, and it was pretty fantastic. The great character creation and a combat/crafting/doing anything system that is simple and intuitive leads to a great game, as did the great people that I was playing the game with.
I got three rounds of frisbee golf in as well, so all in all it a very enjoyable weekend, although I would love to have another weekend just to recover!
I'm constantly looking for a way to easily and safely move my models around, and I'm constantly disappointed. Foam is great for smaller armies, but it's tough with larger fantasy armies both in terms of setup time and the sheer amount of foam you need. I have a nice wooden case, which holds a decent amount, but it weighs alot and is very large, so it only gets broken out for grand tournaments and the like.
I think my latest attempt at creating a case might be the best so far. I took a storage bin and lid, flipped the lid upside down, and glued some sheet steel to the underside of the lid. The steel is painted, so that the lid can now be used as a display board, and my magnetized models now sit on the steel. When I want to travel with the army or store it neatly, I can place the bottom section (the container) on top.
The one downside is that I can't find a larger lid for even a huge storage bin, and will have to do some more looking around for that. Right now, I can fit my 2500 points of Wood Elves on the bin I have, but I"ll need something larger for Beastmen or future projects that are not so compact.