I had the good fortune to play in a real-life tournament last Saturday. Shroud of the Reaper - Pirates of the Mytalein, was my second ever tournament. It was fantastically run and I had a great time. As I actually managed to stay composed enough to take some photos. Here are some of those photos with some rambling.
I hadn’t played at all at anything above 1,500 pts before, so my expectations were muted. That said, I had hoped to beat my first tournament performance of one draw and three loses. I therefore set my target at one win, or two draws.
I was rather surprised and amused to discover that my list had been featured in a pre-match review of round one lineups (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M46bvQBlok). One of the pundits (Barry) guessed correctly that my army looked like it was a typical Goblin army brought over from the old game, with some extra bits I’d decided to build added on. I’ll admit that my list, which is er, listed below, is a bit “one of everything”.
With regards to my match one lineup against Matt Gee’s Ogres with Night Stalker allies, the voting unsurprisingly went 4-1 in favour of Matt. The only dissenting voice was Bob, who remarked that my boys were the “Supermarket choice” Goblins. I rather liked that description, so I’ve borrowed the term as a bit of an unofficial nickname for the Pink Moon Clan.
2x Sharpstick Hordes
1x Rabble Regiment
1x Spitters Regiment
1x Troll Horde
- Chalice of Wrath
2x Fleabag Riders Regiments
- Sir Jesse’s Boots of Striding & Mawpup
- Maccwar’s Potion of the Caterpillar & Mawpup
1x Big Rocks Thrower
1x Sharpstick Thrower
1x Mawpup Launcher
1x Goblin Slasher
- Crystal Pendant of Retribution & Mounted on Fleabag
- Lute of Insatiable Darkness
- Inspiring Talisman, Bane Chant (2) & Mounted of Fleabag
1x Troll Bruiser
- Staying Stone
Yes I know my list is crap, this is all the models I have. Fight me (or don’t actually, because my list is rubbish).
As I’m not a veteran player, I don’t really have a preferred way of playing yet. As such I’ve tried to go with combined forces approach, with a mix of melee and ranged infantry, monsters, war machines, support and combat characters. As I had a few points left over even after using all my models, I also bought a few artefacts and upgrades where they seemed obvious, plus the crystal pendant as a bit of a gotcha.