Thursday, 8 November 2012
I thought I'd share some thoughts on the UK GT. I'm not going to go play by play, just give my overall impression of the event and the five games I played.
The format for the event was five games, fixed faction, with sizes varying from 30SS to 40SS. Three games were played on Saturday and two on Sunday. I played Outcasts as my faction, and I ran the Viktorias for all five of my games.
My aim for the tournament was to win 1 game, with my stretch goal being to win 2 games. I managed to surpass this and actually win 3 games! On Saturday I managed to get 3 wins in a row which was pretty surprising. Going into Sunday I was on table 4, but I went on to lose both my games on Sunday. The final results aren't published yet, but I think I'm somewhere in mid-table which was a good showing for me.
All five games were really good, and I played some masters I've not played before. I played Ant with Kirai, Chris R with Von Schill, Graham with The Dreamer, Joel with Zoraida and Collodi, and Bram with Ophelia. All 5 were great games, the one against Joel was the standout one. It was one of those games where I was having to think hard about every move and it swung in both our favours throughout. Joel went on to win 5-0 and finish 2nd overall.
The event was an absolute blast, I had a really, really good time. If you're in any doubt about attending a Malifaux GT or a tournament, then you shouldn't be. Everyone I played was really nice, and I'd play any of them again in a heartbeat. The GT was very well run and well organized by Jo and James, and I will definitely be back next year.
Edit: The final results are up now, and I finished in 24th place of 54 players meaning I just squeaked into the top half of the table.