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So the people that I play 40k (and myself ofcourse) are currently in a campaign. We are having a problem with one of the players bringing a very high level, tournament ready list to the games which is causing alot of problems with the newer players. Mainly, he slaughters them in 2-3 turns and it isnt really fun for them at all. We have told him multiple times that he really shouldnt run a list like that but he doesnt seem to get it. How do you guys deal with players like this in your campaign. We cannot just kick him out as this is a club activity and that would not go over, it would be better if there were rules we could have in place to prevent players from breaking out all their tournament cheese on the newbies.
It's a tricky one to rule - personally I would tell everyone to concede to him before the match even starts, he might win the tournament, but he's there to play games so maybe nobody playing him will get the message across.
Although saying that, why do you expect him to cripple himself? Maybe what you should do instead is help everyone else to make a more competitive list... I always feel that it's rather insulting if people don't bring their A-game to the table, and if you know someone has been effectively hamstrung you can get no pleasure out of beating them because you know it's not a reflection on your skill.
Get someone, preferably him or a person who plays the same army as the loser to discuss what they did wrong, what was an ineffective part of their list, what they did well but need more of etc. Then everyone is happy
I do try to help them. Its not as much a skill issue as a money issue, he has an 8 razor back (or something like that) space wolf army complete with long fangs and rune priests and such. I can't ask the eldar player to just go out and drop 150 bucks on wraith guard inorder to be able to compete or ask the chaos space marine play to go buy a new land raider. I mean some of them can afford to do that but alot of them have been building up armies over quite awhile i can't tell them to go buy a new one.
Last edited by TubbsPeterson; February 2nd, 2011 at 07:49.
Do what i did. First 10 games I played was with against a tounrie Nid player to teach my how to play. HE PLUMBED ME TO THE GROUND.
Then I suggested he cut points of his list as a handicap, he was more willing to do that. Eg, I was running a 1k list he was running a 750 whilst I got into the flow of things. Now we play even and we often tie.
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Tournaments I've played at decide who wins a game rated on a point system.
I.E you gain so many extra points for an entire army painted.
points for theme across the army
points for sportsmanship
You lose points for repetition in your list; IE any more than 2 of a unit loses you points. Transports are excluded from this, however more than 6 vehicles also counted as a loss for points