It's been a while. I'm back though, and I bring pictures!
So, the weekend before last was the uk 40k doubles tournament. Despite the snow and general shitty weather there was a great turn out, and it was excellent fun.
Me and Andrew entered this year with Loyalist marines; Salamanders and Iron Hands.
Here you can see a shitty picture of our army. I managed to fluff most of the pictures of our own guys (HINT: Remember to turn macro mode on), but Sophie took a few so I'll post better ones at some stage soon.
We did far better than anticipated, winning all our games on the Saturday and starting Sunday on table 1. We were quickly knocked down to size, finishing with 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw. We placed 22nd out of 153 or so teams. Not bad!
There was a massive amount of imperial guard present this year. Last year was all about the orks, but this year, everywhere you looked were Valkyries and Vendettas flying all over the place. Marines of all sorts were predictably common place (plenty of Wolves), with a fair few orks and demons, and a scattering of eldar, tau and nids. No necrons that I could see.
If I remember correctly, the top 3 winning teams were Guard, Space Wolves, and Eldar, in that order.
Anyway, enough of all that. The real reason I'm posting is because there were some very cool looking armies. Here are some pictures!
Eldar! I'm pretty certain this army belonged to one of the Forge World guys. The Avatar actually lit up. Apparently he'd cast the thing in clear resin, and inserted the LEDs inside.
A chaos army rising from the depths. There may have been some LOS trickery going on with that dreadnought, but it all looked awesome so that's all that matters, right?
A very nice Sisters of Battle force
This wasn't the best looking army, but we entered last year with a Slaanesh/Tzeentch army so I had to grab a picture. *chaos bro fist*
This is the army that eventually won best painted, and hopefully you can see why. Imperial Guard and Dark Angels, there was a stunning amount of detail. My favourite part was the Ogryns dropping out of one of their valks.
Lastly, some Crimson Fists.
There were some fantastic armies on display! Lighting in warhammer world is horrible, so these are the best shots I got :P