I'm back! Huzzah! And I had a great time! (But no drinks -- must try harder, guys!)
Game 1 was against someone who, I think, wanted to play a WAAC Chaos army -- double Heldrake armies are not fun. Needless to say, no batrep.
Game 2 was against SCO's Dark Angels. Highlights included ALL THOSE DEATHWING getting slapped with plasma of some description, and the game itself giving us a Bolivian Army Ending as my Deathwatch ended up in melee with the remains of a Tactical Squad. A loss (9-5 to SCO), but it was a good game. (And yes, Belial did punch my Vanquisher to death.)
Game 3 was against an Ork army, owned by a gentleman called John. Funniest game of the weekend, lots of stuff exploding everywhere and some fun exploding Ramshackle Wartrukk shenanigans. Ghazghkull called a Waaagh! and krumped one of my Chimeras in the same turn, but failed to charge my Executioner the turn after, leaving him sitting at more or less point-blank range in front of a giant plasma cannon; when the smoke cleared, there wasn't much left of him. Besides that, we were both rolling really badly for everything, and many hilarious hijinks were had. (Oh, and he won 3-2 with Linebreaker, as he got one lone Ork Boy
to squeak over into my deployment zone.)
Game 4 was against another Dark Angels army, commanded by a guy named Danny (who won the Fluffiest Army prize). Fun game with a lot of stuff being blown up on both sides; more Deathwatch shenanigans ensued, and it was pretty cool to see some older 2nd Edition models mixed in with more modern stuff. Very enjoyable even if I did lose 10-7.
Game 5 was my only win of the weekend, but what a win -- I managed to table an Eldar army (and felt incredibly dirty for winning 14-0!), belonging to a fellow from Team Splan by the name of Tom. Night Fighting did not help either of us at all, although I'm just fortunate that my Executioner stayed alive after it wound up in range of a full-strength D-cannon battery.
Four out of five games
be adapted to form a series of "Based On A True Story, But With Heavy Artistic Licence" style battle reports. Sort of like a Hollywood version of events. If I do this, we can expect the story to be released around August 2020.
EDIT: I suddenly have more things on my plate than I thought I did, so I don't want to commit to something that it turns out I might not be able to do after all. I'll see what I can do, but I'll make no promises.