Friday, June 08, 2012
Tyranids at WarGamesCon
Wow how time flies !! Less than two weeks now until my favorite GT I get to play rolls around. I'm very excited and also very glad I decided to bring my Tyranids. There have been a lot of awesome GTs this year already but due to my busy work schedule coupled with lots of business travel I haven't been able to attend any as yet. I really wanted to make it over to San Antonio for the Alamo but sadly it was not to be. I am trying to find another GT I can attend later this year. My plan was originally to play Grey Knights, Necrons and Tyranids at three different events - I'm thinking I'll be lucky to make it out for a second event the way things are currently looking now. Oh well, that's all the more reason to enjoy my time at WarGamesCon (WGC).
I am under no delusions about how my Tyranids will perform at WGC. Tyranids are not a top tier army by any stretch of the imagination and the primary-secondary-tertiary format used at WGC means that I'm more likely to suffer from the case of a bad matchup. I do have some things on my side though:
— Lots and lots of playtesting with many of these games versus Grey Knights, Imperial Guard and Space Wolves over an eight month period (plus a winning record for the course of these games).
— My army list as a result is finely crafted and totalky tweaked - there is no fat... I know it inside out and there are some really nasty tricks up my sleeve now.
— My playtesting includes several local RTTs with one first place finish and two third place finishes. I have confidence in my army and believe I can give anyone a real run for the money.
— Some other Tyranid players have done quite well this year at other GTs which proves this xenos race can win big... Again another factor that provides me with more confidence.
— Lots of people don't take Tyranids as a serious threat nor do you see them that often at major events. I have learned the hard way repeatedly that going into any game under-estimating your opponent is a good way to end up losing a game and it happens. A lot of players don't know what to expect either which is always a big advantage.
I think it's going to be very interesting and like I said I'm very much so looking forward to WGC. If I can manage to make the cut to the top bracket on Day 2 I feel I will have accomplished my goal. If I can somehow manage to place in the top ten that would really be something. Knock on wood of course !