Monday, September 9, 2013
$10 Lessons at the Primer
1) I learned, much to my dismay, that Storm Ravens have AV12 in the rear facing, not AV10 like I had intentionally maneuvered for.
2) More catastrophically, however, I learned that (and this one is burned into my mind forever now) that Dreadknights have Force weapons. Imagine my horror as my Wraithknight with 5 wounds left charges a Dreadknight on Turn 3 and then gets instant deathed on the first round of combat. Having the big guy around even one more turn could have swayed the battle, as my opponent only barely squeaked out a win on Primary Objectives at the bottom of Turn 7. We tied on Secondary and Tertiary.
At this point, you may be wondering why these were $10 lessons. The reason I say that is because first place was $20 and second place was $10 (there were only six of us at the tourney with only $5 entry). So, I firmly believe that I would have won the game if I hadn't allowed my Wraithknight to commit suicide. I'm not bitter however, I only lost $10, had an AMAZING last game, and learned some very critical lessons that will only help me in the future. Better to learn hard lessons like this at a tiny practice tournament than at the GT.
So in summary, I had fun, doubled my money, and was forcefully educated in some of the intricacies of 'dem Grey Knights.
Totally worth it.