Update From the Guardian Cup

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Reecius here checking in from the Guardian Cup!

Day 1 of the event was a great time. Guardian Games in Portland is an absolutely amazing game store, one of the best I’ve ever seen. it is huge, clean, well stocked, and it has a bar! What more could you ask for in a nerdvana? This is my first time to Portland, too, and this is a cool city. Hipster central for sure, but beautiful and green and full of interesting people. I like it here, for sure.

At any rate, the 40K event has been well run and smooth, with a lot of tough lists. Team Zero Comp is out in force and Grant Theft is leading the pack with his Seer Council and Wraithknight list. He beat me (I’m playing my Space Marine Scout list) round 1 despite me killing off all his troops, but unfortunately, his warlord was a scoring unit and took my home base from me.

A 5 Knight army is also in the hunt for top spot, along with a Serpent Spam Eldar list, and 2 Skyblight Nid players, one of whom is Dr. Insanotron of the USA ETC team. Abuse Puppy is also in the final bracket with Eldar and Knights, and Ben S. with IG& Wolves. So, a lot of the usual suspects in the hunt for the title.

I unfortunately had to play 2 Zero Comp team mates in 2/3 games today, GTA and Spam Adams with his Triptide Tau. It always stinks when you travel and play a buddy, but hey, that is the way it goes, sometimes. I can also say, I will not in any way be missing Riptides with characters attached, lol! Adam and my game ended up in a tie as I just couldn’t chew through the dang Riptides with character support, and with them ignoring cover and being twin linked, I was picking up a unit per turn per Riptide. Good riddance to that combo.

I changed my list a bit to bring Lysander thinking he would be tougher than my usual Libarian that tended to give up Warlord too easily. However, Lysander died to his first 4 wounds 2 games in a row! Lol, all 1’s on armor saves, all day! He hasn’t even swung his hammer yet, it’s been pretty amusing.

Frankie knocked Jeremy V. (the French Overlord) out in round 1 but then went on to lose a game to an Eldar player that Seized the initiative on him. InControl is also 2-1 liek Frankie, and Raw Dogger is 1-2 with his IG.

In all, the event has been a lot of fun and a great way to send off 6th ed. I will have more updates, tomorrow!

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16 Responses to “Update From the Guardian Cup”

  1. dustin June 1, 2014 12:26 am #

    hope army lists will follow soon, im excited to see what is running the tables right now.

  2. Muninn June 1, 2014 1:28 am #

    Welcome to Portland. When you have a break you’ll have to grab some Voodoo Donuts (There are two close to Guardian Games). I recommend the Maple Bacon bar and the Orangutang.

    Glad to hear Abuse Puppy & Ben are doing well. They’re both buddies of mine. I’m surprised Ben isn’t running his White Scars. I hope everyone’s having a good time.

    ~Muninn

    • droozy June 1, 2014 9:53 am #

      Indeed, their signature maple bacon is a must. Good things come in pink boxes

  3. Bigpig June 1, 2014 4:40 am #

    thanks for the quick update. One thing about the new edition is that it will be nice to see some new lists being played at least. let’s hope for some variety

  4. RoockieBoy June 1, 2014 7:21 am #

    Go go go Team 0 Comp!

  5. Jason Brown June 1, 2014 8:21 am #

    I got to say Rawdogger gets my vote, and Ill be speaking up about this, for sportsman of the year. One of his losses would have been an easy win for him. I was on the table next to him (playing the single best game of 40k I have ever had) and watched as he coached a very new player through the game, really helping him win. Jason’s calm demeanor, patience and good will was amazing to watch and even with several fantastic games under my belt, was thus far the event highlight for me.

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 1, 2014 10:31 pm #

      Yeah, despite his snarky since of humor, he’s actually a super nice guy. Thanks for sharing that story, that was cool.

  6. CaptainA June 1, 2014 9:52 am #

    Thanks for all the good kudos and thanks to Team0Comp for all the support! The Cup is going off without a hitch and there are a lot of tough competitors having great games. Makes me glad to see.

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 1, 2014 10:30 pm #

      You did a great job, Aaron!

  7. fluger June 1, 2014 11:56 am #

    You’re going to be hard pressed to find a better group of competitive gamers anywhere. Guardian Games/Cup is awesome for sure. Sad I couldn’t attend. 🙁

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 1, 2014 10:29 pm #

      Everyone missed you, Nathan!

      • fluger June 2, 2014 3:03 pm #

        I miss it too! :*(

  8. Vendra June 1, 2014 4:05 pm #

    is this 7th or 6th edition?

    • jy2
      jy2 June 1, 2014 5:21 pm #

      6th

  9. Oadius June 1, 2014 10:08 pm #

    TEAM ZERO COMP!!!

    ha
    ha

    • Reecius
      Reecius June 1, 2014 10:28 pm #

      Mike, seriously, if you’re just going to troll, I will have to start deleting your posts and I don’t want to do that.

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