week from Tuesday 4th until Friday the 7th I was in Prague! And I had a blast! Was
a great experience for me! Playing people from all around, North Ireland,
Germany, England and Belgium.
|It was way too early but selfie!|
|View on the route|
|Better view on the route!|
The Route to Prague was early and long... but we made it! Just in time for a:
Then we had some good food and drinks! Afterwards everyone got home and slept.
Because for most of the folks it was ESC next day! I was bloody nervous... ESC this year can be described as something chaotic... we had sign in when we arrived, then half hour past first game we had to sign in again on the computer, then the grudge matches where signed in... It was 11h when we could start our game...
So what did we do in the mean time? Take some pictures of awesome armies!
|Orks as Tau|
|A completey Games Workshop converted Star Wars "Eldar" Army!|
|All the folks|
|T Shirts where exchanged|
|Wolves and stuff|
|Flying Grey Knights|
First battle I faced John
Stowe! I stepped in on 6 Nations Cup for John because he couldn’t make it. And then
he grudged me for the ESC! He played a Khorne Daemonkin list with 4
maulerfiends and 2 helldrakes, a bunch of doggies and some cultists +
bloodletters. So all in the list looked fine. Just had to watch those
maulerfiends with S10… (In the end they instant death 2 dudes of mine)
It was a
great game. Whiskey was drunk, pictures where taking, curses where made,… I took
2 points in this game because last turn John decided to save all his saves!
|Fallen Dark Angels!|
|Shot Glass from North Ireland! Thanks again John!|
Second battle was against Joel of Engeland. He played a Thunderwolf Star with
Rune Priests, Tigurius and Cypher. So yes they were invisible 100% of the game.
He also powers to upgrade his invurnable save with a +1 and 2+ strength on his
unit. So yeah… I was pretty fucked that game. He had all the powers he needed. Game
ended with an hour left so we drank some games, talked some army ideas. Great played and
learned a lot!
of Germany with Space wolves and Space Marines was my third opponent! He played
a small thunder wolf unit, wolf lord on thunder wolf, rune priest, chapter
master and some pods with troops in it. Of course he had something evil coming
out of some extra pods… Centurions with Grav cannons! Ooh boy did they ruined my
game. The game went both ways but he had the upper hand here… Got 2 points
again and a bunch of maelstrom!
battle I faced a drop pod army with skitarii inside it! And wow… that he had
some luck… he rolled misfortune and really the amount of sixes he rolled. It was
to cry for… because every almost every six he rolled the guns did an extra
wound. Turn 1 he shot my biggest thunder star away… so I was like what the??? Great
player, tough and great to see skitarii on the board! Lost 0-20 because he wiped
final battle! I need to take some points. Because otherwise I had to buy drinks
for all the ESC players. I faced Japser, which I normally play against, in the
last round. Because things didn't matter we didn't ask the judges so swap us
around. Since other player from the same team also played each other. It’s a
swiss round so this would be bound to happen sometimes. Jasper played orks and had a big nasty unit of
Ork Nobz, which scared me a little bit and a big bunch of cannons with him. So I
had no idea what to do exactly. We played relaxed and had some beers. In the
end I won 19-1. Should have been 20-0 if we didn’t rewind something. Didn’t
matter like I said.
the ESC experience was over. Dice on board, models in armycase, beers were
drunk and friendships made. I’m looking forward to Caledonian Uprising VI
seeing a bunch of the North Irelands mates again. Playing great games and
hopefully kick some ass.
new army ideas in my head… sadly they have to wait. The house is top priority
for now. I hope to destroy the bathroom and kitchen before next weekend! Should
|Time to work!|