Sunday, May 10, 2009

Gamesday 2009!

Well Gamesday has come on and gone once more. Another Victorious day for my local club, as we took the trophy for Best Costume this year. It was a blast as always, seeing lots of friends, and checking out all the great events held by both GW and other local clubs. From mid day Friday when we first set up to closing on Saturday afternoon it was a great time of playing games in both 40K and Fantasy, along with TV mania, and throw in some random cool looking models. Enough of this silly ranting...lets begin the show!

While this year it was a recession edition of Gamesday as I would call it, due to budget cuts and the sort. I had been planning to actually get into the GD tournament this year, which was also a major motivation for getting my Grey Death Legion finished last year, it was not to be. GD had no tournament this year, and GW cut back on the size of the event by a lot without the tournament. This along with some other issues in my view, made the club tables and events the more central piece to GD this year. So once I knew there was to be no tournament, I put my effort for GD into our club tables and the sort. Getting hold of some models for the big game, my club helped out in building and painting models for the big game for this and other gamesdays later on.

The Big Game

The two Stompas and the Lucky 13th Shadowsword are coming to a gamesday near you. They began their Gamesday tour at Baltimore, and will continue to tour until they reach Gamesday UK this year. So if you get a chance to play in the big game take them for a test drive!

The Club Banner

Our banner for this year was a little different from last years winner, our road sign. This banner was painted on canvas by one of our club members. The design was voted on by the club as a whole, and he got to work. We didn't take the best banner award this year, but for originality we had the best banner there IMHO.

The Winner Is!

With our hopes dashed by the banner contest the club had a back up plan, The Costume Contest! This years theme for our 40K event was Farsight vs Dark Angels. Our guys had a secret project in the works, which I didn't know about till before GD. Some of our members were cooking up a Tau Firewarrior costume, with lights and a pulse rifle. Plan B worked, because thanks to the crowd we took Best Costume for GD this year. WOO HOO! The amount of people there asking him for photos was unreal. One real funny moment that happen was when one person walked up to the club table and was checking it out, and he nearly jumped out of his skin when the life size firewarrior moved. He was scared out his wits that he thought our costumed member was actually a statue instead of someone in a costume. Heh! Maybe we should have made it a Stealth Suite instead. ;)

Tau vs Space Marines

This year we had 2 tables again, a 40K and Fantasy game event. While I was assigned to the 40K table, I also went and backed up the fantasy game when needed. We played a bit of a grudge match between the forces with an extra long table. Both forces began in the middle with the loser starting on the far table edge and loser pushing for the win. The two forces involved were a true Tau Farsight army with Commander O'shovah present against a mixed Marine Dark Angels army with all DA aspects present. It was a lot of fun running the games. The Fantasy table was running the same kind of mission, except it was Dwarfs against Orcs. WWWAAAGGHHH!!

Ace of Squigs

This year we had to fill some paperwork. It was wacky because we did none of this last year. Well it turned out that a TV show called Ace Of Cakes was going to be at GD filming. I have never seen the show so I couldn't tell you what it was about besides cakes. Although I hear it was a local company, and we all had our guess as to what this cake would be. None of our guesses turned out to be right, it turned out to be a giant red Squig. Heh! Funny and yet cool looking critter. After GD was over the cake was cut and we got our hands on some Prime Squig! YUM that was some good squig!

Da Red Orktober

This years most awesome display IMHO had to go to this monster, Da Red Orktober. It was just awesome! A 40K size Ork Koozer, with tons of guns, crew, and even its own full size Ork Lander. I mean this thing had tons of lighting and awesome effects. For those of you in the market for one of these babies, your in luck, I hear this Koozer is going for the low price of $15K! WWWAAGGHH!!!

Armies on Parade

One of the cool new events this year was Armies on Parade. Where people display their legal armies on cool display boards and the public votes on the best of the best. This year the winner was an Egyptian themed Thousand Sons army, in the first pic here. It was a cool army with lighting effect on all the big monsters of the army. The second pic is one that I had to get a pic of, being the resin addict that I am, and on top of that IG Fanatic, this was an awesome army. Its a full FW Resin Death Korps of Krieg army. All the Infantry was resin DKoK models, and all the tanks were FW tanks with resin upgrades or all resin. It was an awesome sight to see!

Well that covers Gamesday for me this year....I leave all the Rumor mongering to other sites that are experts on such things. I had a blast and that's what it comes down too....Its time to start planning for next year....until then...Enjoy!

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