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Sunday, January 2, 2011
My First Real Game
I had my first real game last Thursday at LGS (Anthem in Tampa, FL). Was 1000pts Thousand Sons vs. Space Wolves.
I have to be honest, don't remember much from the game. I went in nervous, meeting new people, not wanting to screw up too terribly, and just worrying about looking like a complete dork! Basically, not in a frame of mind to really enjoy myself.
Then the absolute BEST moment in the game came turn 3. My opponent realized that he had gotten the Toughness incorrect on his Daemon Prince, and I had been trying to wound rolling 6's instead of 5's in assault. Why was this the best moment? Because up until that point, I was tentative, nervous, and worried. Then I realized, no matter how long you've played, it's ok to forget and mistakes happen, and immediately I mellowed out and started actually having FUN!!!
He was really apologetic about it, but to me it was the best thing that could've happened, after that moment I had a great time the rest of the game and was able to enjoy myself, enjoy the game, enjoy the conversation. I really learned alot from him, and two important aspect's of the game that my noob buddies and I were completely doing wrong!
Awesome game, awesome experience, and I can't wait to do it again!
I didn't get alot of pictures of the battle, but did get alot of pic's of his Thousand Son's. I absolutely loved them! Great paintjob and I personally LOVE a consistent looking army. I would love to see him finish the army, but I believe he's only used them a couple of times, and (if I remember correctly) he's not played chaos in ages either. Unfortunate, because they would look amazing when completed.
Since he'll swing by and read this, thanks again for a great game. For being patient with all my questions.. and finally .. Finish painting your Daemon Prince! Awesome conversion!
Oh final note for any competitive audience I may have... He completely destroyed me :-)