Next month my FLGS is hosting a large tournament with 34 players. It’s a hobby oriented event and so scores for comp, painting and sportsmanship will be given. I’m trying to decide which army to bring. I’m debating between two.
Fate’s Angels, my Space Marines. They are my most played army to date. In the fall I set them aside to focus on my Chaos Marines. I still thoroughly enjoy the army and it’s a well painted army too. They haven’t seen the table for a few months but I’ve no doubt I can play them well at the tournament despite that. The collection is pretty large and so choosing a force that will meet the comp and score well, aiming for perfect actually, is simple.
Sun’z Killaz, my Orks. These poor green skinned bastards have seen one game in the past year. Long story short, it was just too hard to stay competitive with them in the current environment. They’re still a passion of mine for fluff and such though. I’m debating them because, like my Marines, I have a large collection for them so building a list is easy. The tricky part is building a list that comps out well. I’m a Speed Freek player and that means lots of transports and in the comp system I’d take a hit for that. It would actually be a pretty big hit. Now, the judges make the ultimate call on the dings. If they fell the list is fluffy and such then they may reduce the hit or maybe even eliminate it. However, do I want to take that risk?
So there’s my conundrum. I’d enjoy fielding my Orks again in an environment like this, something more fluffy, but comp could bite me in the ass and I already know I’ll be struggling on the tables with them so I’ll be fighting for every point I get. My Marines though are a safe bet. Easy to meet comp with a list that’s balanced and capable.