Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Astronomi-con 2012 Dallas Tx

  Well, I made it back from Astronomi-con. the road trip was bit more cramped than planned. I thought the 4Runner would be ready but, it wasn't. So, Hogleg, Ace, my son and I all piled ourselves and our armies, display boards etc, into my Mustang for the 3 hour drive to Dallas. Wiley One and his bride to be were kind enough to open their home to us for the weekend.

  We got up and got our army list printed up. It's funny how every damn road trip we all need to print our lists the morning of the tournament. Wiley One scored us some donuts and we raced out the door to Tournament. We got there with time to spare for a change. Right away, I knew something was different about this tournament. The terrain was different on every table. Once I set my army up on my display board I walked the room and noticed that there were a bunch of cool armies in this event. Sorry, I didn't grab any pictures because my camera still sucks...it will always suck. I need to break down and get a new one....damn.

 I brought the following list:
Wolflord on a Thunderwolf, Runic armor, SS/Frostblade, Wolf tooth Necklace, Wolftooth Talisman, 2 Fenrisian wolves. and Saga of the Bear.

Wolflord on a Thunderwolf, Runic armor, SS/TH, Wolf tooth Necklace, Wolftooth Talisman, and 2 Fenrisian wolves.

Dreadnought with Wolf tooth Necklace and a Lucius Drop Pod(that's right! IA was allowed!)

WolfGuard x5, PA x4, TDA x1, 2x PF, 3x Combi-melta, 1x Combi-plasma, 1SS/TH Drop Pod

Grey Hunters x10: 2x Melta Drop Pod

Grey Hunters x7: Power Weapon, MotW, Wolf Standard, Melta gun Rhino w/ Dozer blade

Grey Hunter x 5: Razorback w Heavy Bolters ans Dozer Blade

DAY ONE:  Game One: I played an Ultra Marine themed Khan bike army. The mission had some crazy reserve rules and I managed to get the win. Great opponent and a great start.

Game Two: I was matched up against Cory's Eldar. Cory and I played against each other at the Alamo GT last year and he got the win. This time I came out on top. 2 great games so far.

Game Three: I was up against Jackson's  Warrior heavy Dark Eldar w/a fighter and a bomber. Typically, I struggle with DE against SWs and this was no different it was a tight nail biter of a game but I ended up with the win. 3 great games out of three, two being extremely close, crazy scenarios, and killer terrain. I am loving this event!

  We loaded up the car and went the Dallas Mardis Gras for free beer and BBQ, courtesy of Wiley Ones super sweet fiance. After getting our fill of BBQ and beer we headed over to Gunslinger Games. Hogleg had set up a game with Keith one of the organizers of Astronomi-con, I filmed it for a future BoLS Battle Report. Gunslinger Games is a new store that has something different.....old school Battle Tech Pods. If you've never tried these out, do yourself a favor and find some near you.

  Game Four: I was paired up against Sandman Mike(one of the Heroic 28s) and his Grey Knight List. *sigh*...it was a great list but Mike just stomped my puppies. My first loss of the event and it was a trouncing. But it was a fun and challenging game. Mike ultimately took Best Overall.

  Game Five: Kill the Baneblade(a Great mission BTW) against Grey Knights (Le Sigh as Pepi Le Pew would say). However, the mission worked in my favor and I managed to get a solid win. My opponent was a great opponent. So, 5 great games out of 5.

  Game Six: was against Spellbound's Emperor's Children. We were on the city fight board, a beautiful piece of terrain but tough to play on. I made 3 major mistakes in this game and my opponent played very well squashing the wolves and getting Best General for the weekend. Another great game making 6 out of 6 a blast!

  To top things off I ended up with 28 out 30 points for Best Appearance. I was one happy camper! I can't recommend Astronomi-con highly enough. A great big thanks to the Astronomi-con crew! I really needed to go to an event like this to get revitalized and get my hobby juices flowing. We ended the day with a great dinner at Babes, a wonderful home cooking restaurant. Outstanding chow! If you're ever in Dallas check it out.

  Two tournaments coming up in March and then 2 more in April....and Adepticon. WOOHOO!

 Now go Roll Some Dice!!!


Caldera02 said...

Nice dude, too bad work pulled me away that weekend. Would of been fun.

FrankJ said...

Sounds like it was a blast. Good to hear.