Doubles 2012

(A Picture of some of the winners from Feb 2011)

With neither Tom nor myself able to attend the September 40K Doubles Tournament this year, we decided to try for the 2012 instead.

Fingers crossed we get lucky with tickets and can attend for the third year running... hopefully this time we can finish higher than last time, with better results.

But Wait!

The Tournament planning team has completed a total revamp of the rules so this time its going to be a new game plan.

So to begin with here are the changes to our Army Selection:

Total Army Size: 1750 Points
Points per Force: 875 Points
Alliances: Any Allowed (Yes Chaos and Space Marines, Tyranids and Blood Angels, anything goes!)
Must have 1 of each (Elite, Fast Attack & Heavy Support) prior to selecting a Second or Third).

So what are the benefits to this? Well we get an extra 250 points across our army, and thats none to shabby.

We probably wont get involved in the different Alliances as the disadvantages can be devastating, but we will see on the day (I still reckon a Chaos Daemon & Grey Knight force would be awesome!)

So all in all this gives some good food for thought for building an army, I will be able to chose from Necrons, Grey Knights & Imperial Guard so I have a decent selection.

They have also release all of the Scenarios, and these babies arent from the book, these are new shiney and made my head hurt! But more on that next time!

My Hobby in July


For July I started the month by moving house... again. This time into our very own property, no more renting!

This did cut into my ability to get games, but has hopefully set it up so that I will have somewhere to play in the future.


The posting was going strong until this weekend, where I let things slip... Not such a bad thing as my new target is more than 47 days of consectutive posting. Overall pretty happy with the end result and hopefully I can end up with the time and drive to do it again.
This month I managed the following games

Warhammer 40k - 1750 Points
Grey Knights vs Space Wolves - Capture & Control - Loss

Yes, as you can see from above my 21st Game resulted in me losing my 10 game winning streak with my Grey Knights. I ran into Tom's Space Wolves and unfortunately for me I still havent figured a way out to Kill 3 Long Fang Squads, 3 Ten Man Grey Hunter Packs, The Rune Priest and 3 Razorbacks before I run out of men... suggestions in comments are always appreciated as this list always causes me great problems!

Magic the Gathering:
Played: 3
Won: 2
Lost: 1

World of Warcraft TCG
Played: 16
Won: 6
Lost: 10

As you can see I ended up having a shot at some card games. I enjoyed Magic, although that was mostly cause of a good opponent, and the same can be said for World of Warcraft. I hadnt played that card game in a long time, I entered a mini competition, finished second and had a blast playing all of my games.

The following week I entered the mini tournament again, finished second bottom, lost to my Wife in the opening in the game & then lost 7 games on the bounce to her in the evening. All I can think is that her skill at WoW online works well in the card game lol.

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