Sunday, November 21, 2010

My First Tournament

Today was my first tournament and I must say I had a lot of fun.  If you take a trip over to CursedTreasures to see some pictures and results. I had a Major Defeat, Minor Lose and a Draw. Not bad for my first tournament and I did walk away with the Best Sportsmen award. This was a practice event to get ready for the big event in February.  A few things I learned today are, first you need to remember the objectives and second keep track of the time restrictions.  So I am going to need some more practice and finish painting my army.  I should have my heroes finished by the end of this month then I have 19 archers to get painted.  With the holidays and will be busy.   

Thursday, November 18, 2010

LotR Practice Event

Sunday was a practice day for LotR and I got two games in.  The first game was a tie and the second was a major victory for my army.  I learned a lot from everyone that was there and had a really good time.  This Sunday there is going to be a tournament taking place at a local game shop.  I decided to share my list for this event.

Shagrat with shield 60 pts
Mordor Uruk-hai Captain with shield 55 pts
Orc Drummer 40 pts
Ringwraith 55 pts

Orc Warriors with spears X20 120 pts
Maroannon Orcs with shields X14 112 pts
Mordor Uruk-hia with shields X 7 63 pts
Orc Trackers X 19 95 pts

600 points

I am looking forward to this Sunday, it will be my first tournament.  I work on the weekends and tournaments take place on the weekends and that means I can't take part.  I really enjoy LotR so I am taking some days off and some sick days so I can play in these tournaments.  All this is leading up to the big Grand Tournament in February, 2011.     


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Whats all the fuss about

GW leaked this photo out for the Storm Raven and I have heard mixed reviews.  I don't know what all the fuss is about.  I think it is going to make a great new addition to my Ork army.  The cool thing is the model will not take much effort for me to convert.  I personally think this is going to be one of GW's best selling models and there will be a lot of happy Ork players.  I am going to mark this one as a WIN for all Ork players.  When it comes out I will get one and start planing all the things I can do to it.

The Dirty Seven

My army is getting closer to completion.  I just finished my seven Mordor Uruk-hai and I really like the way my army is shaping up.  If you have been following my progress you might have noticed I am keeping them with the same paint scheme.  I am making them an elite fighting force for the Black Gate.  I might steal the name "Black Company" from Glen Cook.  I am currently reading his book, Chronicles of the Black Company.

I must also admit that my painting has slowed down.  I am only painting a few nights a week.  With the holidays right around the corner I don't see me having more time to paint.  I decided to start working on my heroes for the rest of 2010.  After the heroes are done all I will have to paint are my 19 archers.  I will be pushing myself to get everything done by the February game date.  

This Sunday, tomorrow, we will be having a group of players getting together to test play our armies.  I am looking forward to spending the day playing and getting some feedback on my army list.  Well I have to go, have a good day everybody.