Well, Chris and I went to Darkside for a 2k tournament this weekend but met with both disappointment and a good time out gaming still. When we got there there was only a total of 3 players in attendance. Several others said they would be there but ended up being no shows. One guy stopped by the shop that played and went back home to get his very cool and nicely converted Nurgle themed IG.
I managed to get in two regular games and Chris had one before we thought it would be a blast to do a 2 on 2. We diced for random pairings and had a blast.
The first game against IG was a rough one that I managed to win simply by surviving shooting and getting the luck of the dice of having the objectives near me to grab at the end of the game.
The second game against the breath taking IG was a kick in the pants for me as my dice was hot and cold (more cold than anything) that just determined the tone of the game. I was plowed under by the volume of firepower this IG list had. Still, it was a good game and a great guy to play against.
The last 2 vs 2 was Chris with his Blood Angels and Space Wolves allies with the Nurgle IG vs IG with my Chaos. The game ended up a loss for us as the pods enveloped one side and took one objective the center was up for grabs but they managed to snare it at the end and I was shot enough that my cultists failed their LD test and ran like children from the field. I think we had about 4 solid turns before I noticed it was getting late and we had a long ride back.
Brain (the owner) bought pizza for everyone and the fee paid was returned due to the bust in attendance. Chris and I was able to take to Mike about Bolt Action some and I think we have a plan to get a regular once a month group together in the future. I did purchase the Dark Angels Codex with the remainder of my store credit with a bit of cash and picked up some Army Painter Angel Green to primer my Dark Angels green to get them painted quicker. Now that I have a nice new codex there is no longer an excuse to not paint them! Chris nabbed up a Manticore as he has been getting the bug to upgrade his IG that I have been using in the past as new allies. I suggested he should blow off the dust from his Tau as they get a new book so and the Eldar is just over the rise and he should start painting up what he has to be ready!
All in all, it was a good day of gaming and hanging out. Sucks about the tournament, but prizes are not everything when you have a good time in any case. Still, it would have been fun to bring him some more Dark Angels goodies like the new fighter, Terminator and Bike command boxed sets! Oh well!