Doctor does Battlerage Ballerup (Warmup)

- A SETTRA Tournament Report

A notice on the Danish warhammer forum ’Goblins Lair’ came up in the start of December – a tournament would be held in the first weekend of January (well – the first real weekend – no one counts the one with January 1st in it) – it would be a 3.000 points warm-up tournament to the bigger Battlerage tournament in the spring.

So it would be a ‘test’ tournament – an opportunity to test the army or try out something weird. I have been collecting a Tomb King army since the book came out, and this sounded like a good opportunity to add some models to it – or rather – paint some models. I’m one of those gamers that only get things done if there is a deadline - and I have a feeling I'm not the only one! Also I have been fielding my High Elves a lot lately, so it was time that the old dusties got some attention.

My Tomb King army in all it's glory!

A matter of Timing

I really wanted to participate, and checking my work schedule I actually had the weekend off – so cheerfully I told the organizers that I’d be coming.
However, I had missed a big red circle around January 9th – It was the day of my girlfriend’s baby sister’s christening – it's a pretty big deal in Denmark, and it was 10 o’clock in the church, so no chance of playing warhammer before that.
Anyway – the organizers said it would be OK for me to play the first 2 days and miss the final game on Sunday. But the whole situation caused some laughs – you see, last year, in the Battlerage tournament held by the same people, I was playing Friday and Saturday, but unfortunately got so sick that I couldn’t play Sunday (not sick of Warhammer – but a throat infection).
I was in 5th or 6th place or so – and instead of ‘bumping’ everyone up, so that it would be the worst placed guy that would play against a stand-in, they just used a stand-in instead of me – who promptly got hammered by my opponent - a Gunline Empire army (Stank and all), who then took second place. I’m pretty sure (as were everyone else) that I could have done a better job than the stand-in.
So I guess its becoming a habit that I’m not competing on the last day.

Below are the different parts of the report - they are in chronological order, so you can just start with the preparations, and click your way forward.

Go to 'Preparing for the Tournament'

Go to 'First Battle'

Go to 'Second Battle'

Go to 'Third Battle'

Go to 'Interlude'

Go to 'Fourth Battle'

Go to 'Wrap-up'