I did not attend Adepticon this year. I may never reach a point where I am good enough to justify a four-day trip to Chicago to play 40K.
What I did do on Sat. was take part in my local GW's tournament.
2000 pt Last Man Standing
The rules are simple. No reserves unless they deep strike or outflank. No walking on from your board edge. Three turns or 30 minutes, whichever comes first. If it dies, it does not go into the next game. Same with immobilized or weapon destroyed results, they carry over into the next game. Using a techmarine you can repair damage "in game". Reloads are available for one-shot weapons (combi-, hunter-killer, etc.).
The goal is to be the, "Last Man Standing".
I won't bore you with details except to say, I placed third. I survived the seventh and final game with 522 points of BA intact. Dark Eldar took first with 943 points. Black Templar finished second with 602 points.
Fun was had by all. The F-bomb was dropped on several occasions. Someone got chewed out. Like I said, a great time.
For my troubles I scored a box of Death Company. Using all the bits in the box I intend to kit out a full assault squad and dress up my BA (bone-stock SM miniatures) like proper Angels of Death.
Look for another post soon, with my views on how GW can still pull a win concerning Thunderwolf Cavalry.