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This is an idea I saw someone is doing in Chicago. You build an army for your opponent to use! I think he's calling it The Worst Tournament or something like that.
I'd love to see a 40K tournament, say 1,000 or 1,500 points, where you build an army that an opponent would use.
Can you win with a lamely built army? That would be fun to try! And test your playing skills.
"The sword that takes life gives life."
Ha, you could build an army like that Necron one they had on ebay, it was posted earlier, some guy complained that it gave away all the stats and stuff. Anyway, it had like 3 monoliths, a ton of destroyers and heavy destroyers, and various other stuff, and only like 1 squad of warriors. :o Good luck playing with that!
It would wind down to "Who Can Create The Suckiest Army Of ALL!?!??!?!?"
Now this is a great idea! You'd have to ban sm's though as they don't have any really bad units. Well not compared to that 300 point guard hq which loses to a 5 man squad of scouts.
HALO 2 - Sure those first few games where you wipe out the opposition with the rocket launcher, overshield and camoflage are fun but after a while you start looking for something more. Next it has to be death by plasma sword or sticky bomb, till pretty soon only clobbering your opponent with the butt of your rifle will do. The more difficult something is to do, the more fun it is when you pull it off. For IG players the word for this is Mobility
I feel sorry for us Guard players if this happened. I mean, whats to stop the opponent to build us an army of only BS3 and BS2 lasguns? We wouldn't stand a chance against Necrons or any other 3+ army.
nobody would be able to play my kroot mercs here, or my slayers for that matter. I'd secure wins all the time!
dont forget youd have to supply the models for your opponent to use as well.
I think i'd get bored of painting 200+ guardsmen!!
Hmmm well since your opponent is using them, why not do a lazy job painting them?
Oooh, that would suck, having 1 HQ and a ton of guardsman platoons! And nobody else! Wow.... Talk about losses galore! :o
admittedly, tanks would be a problem, but imagine the numbers. the suckiest SM army i can think of feilds oh-so-few actual fighters. an all-man IG army would outnumber it to the point of craziness. Ever heard of a mass bayonet charge? Those are scary...very scary...
Think of how you would make orks suck... all av 10 vehicles with bad guns and mobs of 5 boyz everywhere....ick.
and then eldar... armies of swooping hawks....though, thinking about it, they can be quite good.
If i could actually be bothered to paint them - i think an almost completely troop based IG army would be quite good fun.
2 five unit platoons of conscripts walking slowly across the table would give most opponents something to think about. Back that up with a normal 5 unit platoon maxed out on heavies, a command platoon maxed out on snipers and heavies and a leman russ or two - depending on the points and i think you'd have a pretty usable force.