Well, I finally got 2000pts fully painted.....almost anyway. I still have to finish the Leman Russ, the Hull Heavy Bolter and surrounding armor section were lost in Hurricane Ike. I have acquired the parts and it will be completed for the next tournament.
My first game was against another IG player. The objective was to get the most kill points. It was as expected a very bloody close battle. The final score was 6 to 7, a minor victory for my opponent.
The second round was against Tyranids. My opponent used to work in a bronze factory and had recast all of his figures out of bronze. Talk about Eavy Metal. This round went well for me and was a major victory, even though Col. Straken was dragged down by 2 ripper swarms.
The third round I faced Orks. I was feeling pretty confident. 2 rounds of shooting and I killed a Killa Kan, 5 boyz, and 6 Lootas. Not good, the dice gods had deserted me, completely. My opponent brought his Kommandos in behind my lines and his Ard Boyz and Nobz hit me from the front. Thanks to the Valkyrie coming in on the last turn I was able to contest one objective. it was a major victory for my opponent. He won the overall and I ended up getting 3rd place.
I had a great time and learned quite a bit. 5th Ed. is a lot different from 4th and I am playing catch up. I look forward to the next Tournament. This one was definitely a good time.