At the start of the month we held the third annual Bugeater GT at Millard West High School. It was another successful year overall, raising thousands for the debate team while at the same time allowing gamers to have a great weekend. In an effort to kick start my blogging and get my posts up I wanted to share my thoughts on the tournament: what our goals were, what went well, what we could have done better, etc.
This is the final post in a three part series about our trip to Adepticon this year. You can read part one about my plans, our arrival, and our Friday here. Part two, which covers our team event and an update on how our group members on the fantasy side were doing, can be found here. We last left off at the end of the day Saturday, where I had a blast in the 40k team tournament but was a little disappointed with one win and two losses. Our group of guys went out and talked about tomorrow – the last two rounds were captain’s choice for how we paired up in our games. We felt that the best thing to do would be for Russ and myself to team up and for Matt and Jon to team up. The problem in my last two games was that Matt and I were both foot slogging and had no cover – by teaming up with Russ that puts the opponent in a much tougher position. If he targets me, that leaves the guard gunline to dakka away. If he goes after the guard, I’m closing the gap with 30+ space wolves that I’ve found are pretty brutal in close combat.
For the second year in a row, the Outlanders braved the 7 hour journey to Chicago to play in many different events at Adepticon. If you’re not familiar with Adeptcion … well I don’t know what to tell you. Despite the fact that we run a GT ourselves, Adepticon is truly the major event that the rest of our gaming universe revolves around. Our winter paint and play was timed to build up to Adepticon. The March Hare point values were matched to Adepticon’s instead of the Bugeater. All of this is for a good reason – Adepticon is an amazing experience. This year, we have several folks attend: myself, JT, Russ, Billy, Adam, Jon, Matt, and Dan S. A slightly smaller contingent but still a nice group (there were a few other Omaha groups that made the trip out).
With a little more free time now, and some great Christmas presents, I’m on my way to putting together models and painting for this time since August. It’s kind of a nice feeling to be excited about the hobby again. I got a quick game of fantasy in against a local player (JT) and his leadership manipulating daemons. My dice totally crapped out on me (my three cannons did one wound total in three turns) and I made some tactical mistakes that led to an absolute slaughter. I had to kill his two big baddies (Soul Grinder and Keeper), but alas I could not do the deed. He then leadership bombed me and used the flame cannon to wreck absolute havoc. It was a rude awakening after not playing a game since Rock Wars GT but it felt good to get the models back out (although some are in bad shape and need some serious gluing/magnetizing to get my army back to presentable condition).