This past Saturday February 23/2013 saw many of like minded dice rollers descend upon Barrie ON to take part in the 1st annual Barrie Bash at Sir-Games-Alot, hosted by Skari of the Eternal Warriors 40K Nation Chapter. Close to 30 wargamers arrived seeking those coveted bragging rights and were ready to take on all who stood in their path of Glory & Geekdom. It was a little after 9:30am when the dice began to roll.
We all knew going in to the tournament that it was going to be 4 rounds of play, each of which would be a scenario taken from the 40K rulebook and each with their own set amount of points to be gained in victory. Each round ended up being: 1) The Relic/Vanguard Strike; 2) The Scouring/Dawn of War; 3) Big Guns Never Tire/Hammer & Anvil; 4) Crusade/Dawn of War.
The points we were able to gain from each round were added to those that we could also gain from ones presentation, sportsmanship, and over all ability to crush your foes! Throughout the event the points were tallied as each rounds results were submitted and many surprises were quick to show themselves as we each waged our own personal wars.
Of the Dorklords, Justyn, Ryan (NidPrime), Templar Mike, Sean, Imperial Rob, UK Mike (Mantis), and myself Kirk (Mek Boss Skarshak) were all throwing dice around and representing the Dorklords Game Club as we took on players from all over Ontario. We greeted old friends made many new ones as the day progressed. Even showed off our new club shirts for the first time (which are awesome btw). We all gave it our best throughout the 4 rounds, many of us tasted the sweetness on victory, and some the bitternes of defeat, yet that didnt dissuade us from our goal for it was one of us that made the Dorklords Proud by making it to the podium... and that was UK Mike who earned his 2nd top 3 finish in to tourneys, placing 2nd overall and even snagging 1st place in the sportsmanship catagory! Nicely done Mike, we Dorks salute you!
My Orkz didnt do the shabby either, I went up against the Necrons, Tyranids, Chaos Space Marines, & Tyranids in the respective rounds of the tourney. Most were very close as the bodies and bullets were flying and yet to my surpise I was able to win all 4 games, and with enouogh points gained to earn myself a spot within the top 10! Man what a long day, my goal going in was indeed to get a top 10 finish, but to actually win all 4 games is both awesome and yet shocking to say the least. Not bad for the only Ork player there! There was no way I expected to pull that off adn it has made all the hard work I put into my army over the last few weeks in order to get it ready for the barrie Bash all the more worth while. I haven't painted like that in ages. I also have to thank Dorklord "Terrain" Rob for helping with the display board i used for my Orkz, he also helped with UK Mikes & Ryans display boards as well. Thanks Rob for such awesome work with your creations... keep them coming!
To the players I faced during the Bash: Jeremy K, Jason L, Sean C, & Mark P; your all an excellent bunch of wargamers and anytime ya want to throw some dice around just let me know!
Also... with out this sounding like an academy award speech LOL, we all have to give a big thanks to Ridvan (Skari of the Eternal Warriors) for hosting such a great event. We'll be keeping an eye out for the next one to be sure!
Below are a few more pics from the event, but for a ton more head on over to the Dorklords Game Club page on facebook and stay tuned for some videos as well. They are currently in the editing room and will soon be ready to show off on the Dorklords youtube channel. Special thanks to Dorklady Kat for joining us and helping shoot the video and for going click happy with the cameras!
Well thats it for now, i've got the next couple days off to rest & recoup and i'm going to use em for just that! Who know's, maybe i'll work a little more on the "Secret Project"... we'll see.
Until next time wargamers... keep those dice rolling!