|I am going to win the Internetz.|
So Natcon is tomorrow and I am Amped!! Internet warriors hooooo!!!!!!!
My first three day event ever, so I am sure by day three I will be totally fucked, but all good. I am also crashing with Mal at Locky's, so who knows what will go down.
There are definitely some "interesting" armies turning up, a few are strong, and some are "huh"?
Here is my list if anyone is interested:
Dreadlord with kit on Coldone - whip of agony - eternal servitude - Dgem - crown of command
Dreadlord with kit on Peg - Giant blade - Pendant
Hag on Cauldron
Master with kit on Coldone - 3x Null talismans - charmed Shield
Master with kit on Cold one - BSB - Hydra Banner
6 DR - crossbows - muso
6 DR - crossbows - muso
7 DR - crossbows - muso
9 Cold ones FC - Hag Graef - Ring of Hotek
The first round draw is up, and there are some interesting match ups. I grudged Mr Switzer first round. We have a great history of battles and I am sure the banter will be tossed around...(like a Dwarf).
I will give my totally misguided thoughts on the first round matchups, and see how close I get.
Joel McNelly vs Sam Campbell
7th ed Daemons Vs new WOC. I have not met Joel before, so please take this with a grain of salt. But with two units of 40 Bloodletters with heralds, its not looking good. This will come down to how well Sam uses his chaff, and how well Joel rolls for his impact hits. Sam 12-8
Nicholas Jebsen vs Charlie Lloyd
Orcs vs Tomb Kings. Normally the orcs should take all the TK toys off, but with the knights and stalkers tunneling, it could be interesting. TK have a lot of archery to get rid of the manglers, and the casket to get rid of the gobbo warmachines. If Nicholas gets his Savages or chariots into any of Charlies stuff, bones will be shattered. It will all depend on how Charlie rolls for his Entombed rolls. But as an Orc general, I will give this to Nick 14 - 6.
Darren Smucar vs James Millington
So the Ogre brick in a sock vs James's mixed WOC list. Darren "Mr rubber ruler" has been out of the tournament scene for a while, so will be interesting to see how he goes. He definately has the tools with two units of 7 Mournfang, thundertusk and a stonehorn. James is an experienced Woc player, and has taken a real mixed arms list. If he can get his Metal magic working for him, he should be fine. Although if those mournfang get into anything, its bad news bears. The Ogre list has a major weakness, but I won't be disclosing it here unless I have to play it. I will predict a 10-10.
Mal Patel vs Fern Campbell
Skink cloud Lizo vs NG Hordes. If this is Ferns first tournament, what a way to kick things off against the cold blooded cheeky darkie that is Mal. It will be very interesting. The biggest things will be LD 8 for the Gobbos, and the Dawn attack scenario. With such low ld, and the possibility of her general being away from a lot of her army, I can see panic running rife. I think it will be a harsh intro, I am picking a big win to Mal.
Hamish Gordon vs Brendon Johnston
The Bell crutch vs Beastmen. This should only end badly for the Beasts. Although Brendons magic could go very well, and he could end up picking up a lot of points through Death Magic. The hellpit will also want to stay away from the Bestigor....thats if there is any Bestigor left after the second Skaven turn. (tip, there shouldnt be). To put pressure on Hamish, he should win very big here.
Stuart Robinson vs Bo Paterson
New Woc vs Party Light Slaan with big fuck off monster. Stuart has a solid looking Woc list, with two big warrior blocks. He is also running a lvl 4 Nurgle sorceror which is gold. Bo's regular lizards have been joined by a big nasty Dread Saurian. Light buffed Saurus should be able to grind warriors, and with a big nasty monster, I will give this to Bo....Just. 11-9
Aaron Hodson vs Jeff Kent
A very solid Ogre list vs the most annoying list in Warhammer...more fuckin Skinks. I think the Old ones have given up on trying to spawn Saurus, as you hardly ever see them in there proper role. I think no Slaughtermaster could hurt Aaron against 2 Slaans, but with double fireball and 2 c***blasters, he could be ok. Death snipes will be really nasty though. It will be close again though, so 10-10, or an 11-9 to Jeff.
Neil Williamson vs Mark Skilton
So a no deployment Dwarf army vs VC with a bus and a Nightmare Collossus. I have absolutely NO idea on how this game is going to go. 10-10 Sorry.
Simon Switzer vs Yours Truly
The gauntlet has been thrown and accepted, and it has been decided that we will meet again on the field of battle. So Simon " I will envelop you with my Dwarfs" Switzer is bringing his usual heavy artillery backed up by solid blocks. I am bringing my DE. I have no magic in my list, so all the points Simon has invested in Magical protection is wasted, and it also means that it will be a quick game. To put it bluntly, I am going to use Dwarf skins for the sails of my Corsair ships. Dwarf beards will be woven together and used for sacks to fill with the excrement of my Hydras. Dwarf flesh will be roasted and fed to my Cold Ones, and your Dwarven "women" will be sold to Goblins for Squig food.......
Ahem. In truth, Simon has come a long way since our first meeting, and will probably take all my toys off.
So these are my drug addled predictions, let me know what you guys think of them, and how many you think I have correct.