So I got back home from Blob’s Park last night at 12:30am and I have to say that was THE most fun I’ve ever had with this hobby. I met a slew of incredible players, played 4 fun and intense games, and saw some of the most talented hobbyists I’ve ever come across. I’m so glad I kicked myself in the ass and went.
I more or less broke even for the event with 1 major/minor victories and 2 minor losses. I and I have to say that’s not too bad for my first competitive tourney with a non-optimized list. I have not been excited like this about this hobby in years and I can’t wait for my next tourney fix.
High Points of the Battle at Blob’s Park:
John Matthews – It was a real honor meeting him didn’t get to play him though. ☹
There was a painting competition at Blobs so I took my Necrosphinx and my Nurgle Demon Prince. Cool Mini or Not (CMoN) was supporting it for as minor Crystal Brush event with the top prize being a ticket to Adepticon but they backed out last minute. My sphinx took best large mini. The prize was a resin Elf on Great Eagle and The 7 Day Army Painter DVD both from CMoN.
I was the only TK player there, which kind of surprised me. I’m glad because it netted me best TK general for just showing up and a free Necrosphinx/Warsphinx kit. That prize was more expensive then the entry fee so I was in the green!
I also got a box of Kings of War elven archers just for showing up.
All-in-all I had a blast at Blob’s and I can’t wait for the next event. I’m already revising my list for optimization. My TK mojo has returned!
Shawn G. (Soi)
P.S. – Here are some more pics of the display I did for this event. (I’ll explain the Sphinx in a later post)
I’ve completed 3 Necro Knights. HOLY CRAP this unit takes forever to finish! I’ve finished/mounted the command elements and one additional snake.
I’ve 2 more snakes, but they are sitting around 60% done (I have to finish/wash the metal elements). I also have 3 crew to do.
As much time as this blasted unit is taking me to complete, I’m unsure if I’ll even have time to get to Arkhan. I may have time on Friday but I don’t want to rush him as he’s the whole reason I’ve done this army. Thank the dark gods I’ve a plethora (Yes Jeffe) of completed Liche Priests completed already.
I’m a lazy person. I built my Tomb King host to compete on the tournament scene and major painting events. Have I taken it to any? No.
As the date of each event creeps closer, I get more lazy. I had plenty of completed units and more than enough time to compete in the local Armies on Parade event. The closer the deadline got, the more meh I became. I wanted to go to Nova this year. What happened? Meh.
No more meh! I’ve paid for this last event and my wife will skin me alive if I don’t participate. Since a flensing at the hands of my spouse is not something I care to experience, I’m going to Battle for Blobs Park! Although I wish I’d kicked myself in the ass one week earlier…
I haven’t touched this army hobby wise since mid June and I’ve still a few units I need to complete for this event on the 24th. I’ve one character, one unit, and a display board to complete. I’ve got a lot of work to do…