I was flattered how many people came to tell me how sad they were that I was hanging up my TO hat. Even some of the first timers expressed their regret that they'd not discovered my events sooner. When I started this out, with the original Blog Wars, I had no idea that I'd be here seven years later talking about my 15th! I've learnt a huge amount over those seven years and as a result I think it's important to pass on some tips to would-be TOs out there. I've spoken to WH Community before about writing a post for them but I never got around to it. I think now is definitely the time so watch this space.
I once again had a fantastic time and as ever gave away an obscene amount in the raffle. This time there were two top prizes of the Kill Team starter set and Tooth and Claw. I'm not sure how Dave Weston is going to explain his latest acquisition to the missus though!
As usual, I'll do a rundown of the painting competition later in the week but here are the tournament results:
Clicking on the image should make it easier to read. As with all Double Trouble events, the positions are pretty meaningless as they're ranked according to best total score. The prizes are given for most VPs (Master Tactician) and most BPs (Genocidal Maniac). Ian Plumpton somehow managed to accrue 61 VPs (including a whopping 29 in his first game which I assume went to seven turns?!) to take the Master Tactician Award. The competition couldn't have been closer either as Jason Roberts was just a point behind (he'd been Ian's partner in round one) and Dan Wellington was just a point behind him!
John Walton achieved a maximum BP score with three tablings for Genocidal Maniac. Perhaps his opponents were too busy admiring his stunning Renegade Knights to notice their models dying in swathes?
Finally, Nathaniel Gibbs took home the "Nobody Loves Me Award" for lowest combined score. I take a small amount of responsibility for this since I played him in the second game.
Look out for more posts later in the week with the painting competition results and my battle reports. I'd like to finish with a huge thank you to all of the guys who were at DT4 and to anyone who's been to my events over the last seven years. You lot have continued to prove that you don't have to be a tool at a tournament and that everyone can have fun whilst killing each others' armies! Friendly 40K tournaments are possible and I only hope someone will continue to run events in a similar spirit. Thank you again to Element Games for providing what I'm convinced is the best venue in the country (though I confess I've not sampled many).
Normally at this point I'd be telling you when the next event will be but there isn't one. It's up to you guys to pick up the baton!