Grand Tournament Summary

First of all, I want to say I had a great time at the GT and I learned a LOT about the game, most good, some bad. I will be posting a series of updates and posts this week, battle reports, praises and rants! First though, I will discuss Players Choice. It is something I need to get off my chest and be done with. I went to the GT with the goal of winning Players Choice. Yes, I know, lofty indeed. I had several things against me, first of all, my inexperience. It was my first GT! I didn't win of course, and yes, I was quite let down. But I learned several things. First of all, size doesnt matter. I painted a HUGE banner, and my brother and I made my case from wood. It was huge, clunky and heavy. It caught attention and pushed me into the upper realms of contention for PC, but in the end, the guy who won had a simple small display. Second, my terrain modeling sucks. My display looked half rate to the guy who won. His was simply beautiful. I will discuss his entry later.

To sum it up, I did a lot of politicing and hand shaking. But it wasnt forced, most of the guys I spoke to were truely good people and I was happy to have met them. I know for sure that I had at least 6 votes, and last year my buddy Matt won PC with 8. So I want to thank all of you who voted for me! I will try to do better next year.

On to next year. I discussed this with Fritz all the way home. (four hours) We planned out my entry for 2009 GT. Basicly, I am going to start from the display and work my way up. My preliminary idea is going to be the Invasion of the Iyanden Craft World by Hive Fleet Kraken. (was it bohemouth?) I will be painting my Iyanden of course. I plan on using LED, music and making it a truely interactive dislay complete with button activated sound effects and animatronic action. I will probably start a new blog to chronicle this endeavour. More to come!

I am working on battle reports and other stuff. Stay tuned.

7 comments:

jawaballs said...

Lol, that post was a little wonky. I did two first of alls! I started writing then had to step out into the hall for a little while to monitor some 7th graders and when I came back in I lost my trend of thought. :)

RonSaikowski said...

What's the criteria for players choice?
Is there anything specific that you can hang your hat on or is is subjective?

jawaballs said...

No Criteria. Which ever display/army impressed the most people won. Each player in the tournament got 1 vote. They picked the one they liked the best. I will post video of the winner. He was good! Ron I am going to tap your knowledge over the coming year. :)

Fritz said...

Bro, like I said, next year's GT plans started as soon as Baltimore's ended. Here is a quick laugh- one of the "power game" ork armies is already up on ebay to unload.

jawaballs said...

which one? send me a link. And check your email, I sent you a new army list for my next year entry.

fenrisiandog said...

hey how'd the painting part go? did you get an honorable mention?

jawaballs said...

I did'nt get any mention. It turns out that my painting total that was posted on the blogs was a 36, while I know for a fact that I scored a 40 (max) because I was there when the judge scored me, congratulated me and showed me the score. All I can imagine is that new judges came by and scored me which I know is the case, but they didnt see my display, banner and case so scored me low on the extra stuff part. Oh well. Next year I will leave them no room to doubt!

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