This past weekend I attended another tournament with Certs and his crew at Victory Comics. The event was the same as last time (300pt YAMS, Draw 6: Keep 2, Share 2, Discard 2), and I also kept my list the same as last time:
I’ve been on an Infinity kick as of recently. Unfortunately getting a game in is hard when I already have my Wednesday nights devoted to Warmachine and the guys meet for Infinity on Thursdays. It’s hard to squeeze in both and be out two nights a week (technically it’d make it four nights as Tuesdays are Trivia night and Fridays are currently Game of Thrones night, but I digress).
So when Certs announced a tournament in May and I saw that there were going to also be two other new players, I jumped in. Mostly as a way to at least get a couple of games in.
The event was a 300pt, 1 list, YAMS format “Draw 6, Share 2, Keep 2”. Having only played a handful of Infinity games, I marched on with my models in hand to give out some free wins to the other attendees.
My only hope that I at least semi-make my opponents work for it…
This also saw my (triumphant?) return to Warmachine after 2+ months out of the game. I decided to bring my Rhyas Rearguard list because 1) it is 100% painted and 2) it is hella fun to play. Unfortunately this year, possibly due to a change in date or maybe other things going on, turnout was much lower than last year. Thus we only had a two round event. Still good times though, and awesome prize support as well!
Last year I didn’t go because I was just getting into the game and didn’t even have 35 points yet, plus what I did have was barely put together or painted. Oh what a difference a year makes…I think this hobby has actually fully bloomed into an addiction, but I digress…
Back to Templecon! I’ve signed up for the Hardcore, and two of the midnight madness style events. Sadly, Blood, Sweat, and Tiers (an event I really enjoy) was full 😦 I’m also still looking for a third for the team tournament.
But this post is going to focus on a bit of theorymachine and my plans for the Hardcore tourney, which is an event I’ve never actually taken part in. I’ve never had a fully painted viable 50 point army yet (although I could field a fully painted 50 point list), so that is the first challenge. The next challenge is actually myself. I’ve recently been trying to shed my “whatevs” attitude towards playing and gaining a more competitive edge. So far my average tournament record is 1-3. I aim to change this.
Saturday I played in my first tournament and it was a blast! It was also my first time playing with clocks and timed turns were a bit unnerving. Still an amazing time was had and it was a superb way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
But enough of my gushing, let’s get to the nitty gritty. How’d I do? Who’d I go up against? What did I run and why?