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well i played my first tournament this past saturday..and it was awesomely fun!:yes: but i thought the way they judged it for the best over all is sorta retarted.....and tho i wasn't expecting it i won all three games...:w00t: but i didn't 'win' anything...if this was a free tournament i wouldn't mind at all...but i spent $15 to play and won all 3 games... I understand about points for painting and sportsmanship but i don't think that someone who wins every game should leave with nothing...i think people should at least get the $15 they paid back for winning every game... i had a great time and lots of fun... but i can play 3 or even 4 people any weekend for free. Any way i won with the following list
Broodlord=424 + ts+fh retinue
11 doomstealer retinue= EC+FleshHooks+ImplantA+Scythingt+TS
12 Genestealers+EC+ scuttler=276
2 bio acid biovores=110
3 raveners+scything talons+rending+devourers=150
How many people were in the tournament? What awards did they have? The ones I've been to have had Best Overall, Best General, Best Sportsman, and Best Painting / Army.
If there were more than 14-15 people, in a three round tournament, there could easily be 2 people who win all three games... which would then come down to battle point modifiers for best general.
And in terms of Best Overall, even if one person is the only one to win all three games, it's no gaurantee. If someone is a jerk to their opponents, or has a sloppy 3-color no highlights no flock paint job, very cheesy army, do they really deserve to win Best Overall?
Please realize I'm speaking in generic terms here, as I haven't seen your paint job or played against you, so I can't say what your scores would be there. And your comp looks fine, a genestealer theme isn't cheesy. Good against infantry heavy armies, but against fast armies or ones with lots of ap4 firepower, ouch!
there were 16 people in the tourny. They had best painted, best sportsmanship and best over all. I'll admit my painting job wasn't that great at all...in fact i had to paint all 60 genestealers the week before the tourny...while working 12 hour shifts on the flight line (Air Force) So i didn't get many points for painting...but still. Yeah i was very lucky not to play the IG player that was there... he was running 2 flamer tanks (forgot the name) 2 chimareas a basolisk 2 lemon russes and maybe more... plus about 5 or six lascannon troops... and some heavy bolter... yeah... i would have gotten destroyed....or would I? But i had fun.
Ugh, Hellhounds. Yeah, those are bad. Very very bad to 'stealers. Str6 Ap4 24" range template weapon.... that if it "misses", still hits models touched on a 4+. Then kills on 2's. Those things = major headache.
With 16 people, though, there's bound to be someone else with 2 wins and a tie if not another with 3 wins... and in situations like that, sportsmanship and comp ratings can play a big role in addition to the painting. And while it's unfortunate, there are sore losers out there who will dock you points in those categories out of spite. :/