Next up, Blood, Sweat & Tiers. I wish I had taken better notes, because for the life of me, I can't recall what I lost to in the first round. But lose I did, and I wound up heading into the second round, and looking across the table at an eGaspy list.
I don't recall the entire list, but I recall bane knights and thralls, the cankerworm, withershadow, and a boneripper. I tried to run my Mortenebra list, but neither she nor Terminus would have been a good match for it. I died via assassination, and, IIRC, it was to a seether made by the withershadow from one of my jacks.
Third round, I would up playing Wargamer Girl. She was running an eSorscha list, with winterguard death star, a mortar, widowmakers, and couple of jacks. I spent too long trying to tear apart the winterguard, and she wore me down and killed poor Terminus. It was a good game, and I think I would have done a lot better if my Blackbane's had gone right through the winterguard and gone after ole Kovnik Joe. Oh well, you live, you get curbstomped, and you learn.
The last round, my poor opponent was obviously tipsy. And he was running pStryker, and a Stormwall. He moved forward, spent some time trying to take down the objectives for the control points, and left pStryker exposed, and within 9" of Terminus, and 8" of Deathjack. I won that game, which at least ended the evening on a happy note.
On Saturday, I played a couple of games in the Iron Arena, enough to get my the points to earn a Magnus art print, and then spent some time playing demos of Firestorm Armada and Wreck Age. I got owned on both. Wreck Age looks like a fairly decent game - it's a story-driven skirmish game, sort of a post-Apocalyptic setting for Necromunda. The figs aren't bad, and any faction that has explosive-laden pigs and a remote detonator can't be all bad, right? One of my friends picked up a copy of Wreck Age, so I'll be picking up a faction for it at some point.
As an added bonus - I managed to score a free Firestorm Armada fleet - the Aquans might not be my first choice, but free is a hard price to beat. I also stopped by and talked with Romeo, the guy in charge of Wild West Exodus, and hopefully made contact with some people in the Grand Rapids area who might be picking it up.
I also spent some serious time looking at the terrain from Burn In Designs. It's really nice stuff , and they have a good deal for a western town.
I probably should have stopped gaming at this point, but I wound up getting sucked into a 50-pt pick-up game of Warmachine. I made some mistakes, played badly, and wound up losing. The aggravating part was that I tried to concede - I did not see the fury tokens on Grim Angus, went in for the assassination, and realized that I could not kill him, since he had plenty of transfer targets. I wanted to concede the game, and he really wanted to play it out. I was hungry, and frankly, kind of tired of losing, and did not see the point of suffering through making the attacks and failing to kill Grim, and then getting killed by the EBDT that was right next to him. Meh. Went out to dinner afterward, and that made things better.
Sunday, I had to do some demos, and that pretty much took up the entire day. Drove back, and I'll discuss that in another post down the road.