Friday, September 2, 2011
Grey Knights: DaBoyz GT 2011 Project Army T-7 Weeks
Posted by hyv3mynd
Well... this was one of those "good news, bad news" weeks.
The good news: We're having a boy!
The bad news: "Honey, the washing machine is broken and I need to do 4 loads of laundry!"
The good news: I got a lot of work done on terrain for 2 of the 6 tables I volunteered to provide at this year's GT.
The bad news: I didn't get as much painting done as I wanted.
Here's what I did accomplish:
Terminator with halberd
Nice OSL huh? I'm loving the orange glow on the bodies from the force weapons. It's kinda fun to do too.
Terminator with hammer
Terminator with sword
The good news: I've done tons of thinking and planning for future articles and content. Don't worry, I'll still be writing about the nids. GK are my focus right now for the GT in two months, but so many people have already done so much blogging about GK, I'm not going to come up with valuable commentary that hasn't already been beaten to death. Maybe I'll do some GK articles if I end up near the top at the GT, otherwise it's back to the bugs in November. I'm actually thinking nids will be my competitive (LOL) army and GK will be my comp army for local tournaments. As such, my GK collection is limited to a 2,000pt list with no redundant units. My bugs total well over 4,000pts and I can field most good units in duplicate or triplicate.
The bad news: There's less than 2 months until DaBoyz GT, and I've entered my panicked hobby mode where every free minute literally goes into painting, basing, or building terrain. As such, my blog content sucks, I apologize and appreciate those who are still reading despite my stalling blog. I went through a similar phase before the ATC in May so my long-time readers know updates are going to be sparse for the next 7 weeks. I still promise to do one army update per week on my GK's and their batreps from the GT.
I have also been working a lot on terrain this week to meet my 6 table quota. Here's a sneak preview of my newest concept (with my current GK force).
I'll show the full table sometime next week. The local shop may run a GT primer tournament and I wanted to finish one new table for that event.
In other GT news, some of us local guys formed up a team for the ATC style Team Event. I'm pretty excited for this as I think team events in general are always more fun for me than singles. The team event however, is 2000pts (the GT is 1850) and no comp (the GT has a heavy comp rubric). As such, I'm still on the fence as to which army I should play (I know you guys would love to see more nid action). After we sign up our team, they should have 8 or so teams, so this is looking to be a great weekend. If any of my readers are within traveling distance of Rochester, NY I highly recommend coming up October 21st-23rd for DaBoyz GT. It's a top notch event with great terrain and fun missions. They're bumping the main event up to 6 rounds this year and the team event is 3, so grab some friends and come for a great weekend of 9 games. Two of the local guys, Jay W. and Shaun K. are also on the American ETC team so you can chat them up about their trip to Switzerland this year. Also, don't forget the best general at DaBoyz GT 2011 earns a spot on USA's 2012 ETC team!
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