Well the annual event has come and gone. I had an absolute blast. It was great to see familiar faces again and get a chance to catch up with friends. I know Tony already did a quick recap of the event and for the most part I will completely agree with him. This was probably the most well run of all of the Standish Standoffs everything ran like clock work. I had 3 great games and went 1-1-1, also according to the website I tied for best painted army (though there was no award for that, which I found odd, previously I think there has been). In total points I tied for forth, which is great in my book. I think I was third in soft scores some one docked me on sports not sure why but maybe some one was just giving 4s.
The bronze spawn competition was some what of a sack of potatoes for me, I am not sure if I should even call it the bronze spawn as the signature trophy was missing . I have trouble finding the right adjective, the results to me weren’t entirely unexpected, but they were still somewhat disappointing. I am not going to post picture comparisons or anything and my only real gripe was with one category, I could see where judges were coming from in the other categories. I have always found the judging for the competition all over the place but in my gripe category I went to facebook and found the winning miniature, and I don’t see it, I just don’t see it at all, there are a hand full of models that blow it away. But again after the last few years it wasn’t entirely unexpected.
Anyway I won best vehicle, I lost out to thor in the 25mm category. Eisenhorn got beat out to Thor’s soulgore (which I entirely expected that model is awesome) in the 60mm.
Complaints aside it was still a great day. Seeing all the army’s really gave me the bug to dig back in on my white scars. I have been wavering around on an ally and after yesterday I finally decided. I saw 0 miliatarum tempestus on the field. I love the models and I have been wanting to field them for awhile. I think next year they are going to be my big project. I want to add a platoon of them to my white scars force.
So to help make that happen and to make some space I am selling off some of my competition paint models (I am not going to play with them and my hope is some one else can get some enjoymen. At this moment I have thrown the knight titan up on ebay as well as Inquisitor Eisenhorn. The price tag on ebay is pretty high but if you are interested I would be willing to part with it for the astra miliatrum box here: (not sure if that can be found cheaper or not but thats what I am after with the knight titan).
Over the next week I will be putting up snikrot, an imperial fists captain, dark angels chaplain, and an imperial guard sentinel. They are all painted well and if you are interested in any of them feel free to shoot me an email [email protected] I much prefer to do deals off of of ebay (works better for everyone).
Thanks everyone I am looking forward to the next big event in may, but I won’t steal Thor’s thunder.