Hey everyone, sorry for the radio silence. Here’s a quick update from Adepticon!
Well, Adepticon has been an amazingly good time as usual. Seeing friends you only see once a year, great terrain, cool people, and the best competition in the world.
Team Zero Comp had a blast. We did absolutely terrible in the team tournament, largely because team Sweden and we decided to do a shot for every Kill Point in our game. 8 kill points later we were all blasted! I then decided it would be better to charge everyone with my IG than shoot, which lead to predictable results! hahaha, but who cares, it was fun.
In the singles, I was the only one to make it to the day two (top 16 players out of 256), and only just as the 16th qualifier! I had to play awful match-ups day 1 with my Footdar, just barely getting through to day two. Venom Spam Dark Eldar (ugh, worst match-up for me), IG (second worst match up), Tony Kopach’s Space Wolf list, and then Tony Kopach (winner of NOVA last two years and Adepticon last year) with his Space Wolves. I beat everyone and tied Tony. I had him turn 5, and had my Avatar fleeted 4″ or further turn 6 (I rolled a 2) I would have won. We tied on objectives, it went to VPs and I only beat him by 130, 55 shy of winning the game by VP tie breakers. What a close game! So we tied, but thankfully we didn’t knock each other out of the finals and we both went on.
Day 2, I played Grey Knights round 1 against Tony Grippando (great guy) and barely, barely beat him on the last roll of the dice. It was an absolute chess match, with both of us jockeying for position all game waiting to make the last turn game winning moves. In the end, the Footdar pulled it out with some luck. Great game!
I then played played Paul Murphy’s Draigowing. Paul and I played in the finals last year, and like last year, he seized the initiative on me again! Jerk! haha.
I out-played him big time (which he agreed about), but Paul made some smart tactical decisions and forced me to divide my forces. The dice were unkind all game to me, literally every clutch roll went his way. Had any of about 6 major dice rolls gone my way, I would have won. As it settled, I was winning turn 5, turn 6, and in turn 7 he barely got me. We tied on objectives but he got me on VPs. Ah! I did everything right, and the mighty, mighty Footdar damn near took Draigo and co. to school, but it just wasn’t meant to be. Still, taking an army the internet says sucks to the final 8 of Adpeticon through incredibly tough match-ups the whole way makes my point for me. The army is legit.
Tony Kopach made it through Paul to play Brad Chester’s Grey Knights in the finals. Brad had beaten Alex Fennel’s Necrons. Tony and Brad had a great game, but Brad’s outflanking Purifier’s won it for him. Well done Brad!
So, Grey Knights win it. Out of the sweet 16, 8 were Grey Knights! Gah, I hate the stupid book.
It was great to take the Footdar that far though, and having a crowd of people watching my games cheering for the Footdar to prevail against the Grey Knights was pretty awesome. Everyone likes an underdog, but luck just didn’t follow me in the last game. Had I gone on, I feel very confident I would have been good to go to win it all, but that is just conjecture at this point. I had a great time, with 6 awesome games and you can’t ask for much more than that.
On to the poker tournament next! Adepticon was awesome, and there apparently is a video floating around of me dancing maniacally, drunk as a skunk at the Team Tournament in the middle of the event that might have to be posted up, as I look quite ridiculous. The rest of the gang will share their experiences when we get back.
Awesome job Mathias and crew with yet another bar setting event for the Tabletop Gaming world.