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Old 10 May 2006, 18:16   #1 (permalink)
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This weekend my local gamming group held a Special Character Tournament. Each player had to choose a special character as the HQ unit of their army. People could finally get those great looking models off the shelf and into some action. They included: Marneus Calgar of the Ultramarines, Kharn the Betrayer for the Berserkers, Aun Va for the Tau, Inquisitor Karazmov for the Witch Hunters, Abbadon for the Black Legion, and Warlord Gazkull Tharaka for the vanilla orks.

The tourney was a close race with the Black Legion taking an early lead, but the Orkz and Tau hunter Cadre not far behind. In the end Abbadon would take home best over all and TO’s Tsp001’s Ultra would take best painted army honors. Congrats to JP for beating heck outa all of us with his army.


“there can only be one Highlander” Abaddon stands victorious


Gaz on da move – The warlord leads his boys to a victory of the black legion


Clean is in – Calgar’s boys in blue took home the trophy for best painted. (trophy not included. J)


“ By the Authority of Mankind” Karazmov pronounces judgment on the Ultramarines


“hold the line” metallic Aun Va heads the Tau battlelines.

In the end it was nice to see a bunch of what if scenarios played on the table top. But after three rounds of battling we never saw a one-on-one fight between 2 specials. The closest was Gazkull was inches before Aun Va before the time was called for that round. Ahhhhh! Anyhoo that’s all I have to report for now.
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Old 10 May 2006, 20:17   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like some great fun!

Dissapointing about Aun'va vs. Gazkull though. That's a match I'd love to see, but only because Aun'va really deserves it...
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Old 10 May 2006, 21:36   #3 (permalink)
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Oh sweet idea!
Looks like fun.
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Hate to repeat others, but it did sound fun!

The Ork tanks were painted well too, maybe better than the marines?

Also, was Aun'va and his guards painted, or were they just primed, because it looked like the later :shifty:
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Hate to repeat others, but it did sound fun!

The Ork tanks were painted well too, maybe better than the marines?

Also, was Aun'va and his guards painted, or were they just primed, because it looked like the later :shifty:
Looks like every army was well painted except the Tau, thats a shame.
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Last Special Character tournament I was in (where everyone gets a special character of their choice and no troops or anything) saw Ghazghull victorious after repeated heckling of Farsight (where he steadfastly refused to enter range with anyone and fight the hard way- which, naturally, proved his undoing when the Green Machine hit and killed him with a single blow).

Looks great fun
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Looks cool, pity about thraka not smashing aun'va, what pointage was the tourney played at?
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The Ork tanks were painted well too, maybe better than the marines?

Also, was Aun'va and his guards painted, or were they just primed, because it looked like the later
The orks were my personal favorite, the player is very young and painted over a 100 orkz which all looked like they have been fighting forever. But most people like the clean look of the marines to the battle worn look of the greenskins.

The Tau player's army look amazing actually the only thing that was not painted was Va and his honor guard, he had just purchased them.


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Looks cool, pity about thraka not smashing aun'va, what pointage was the tourney played at?
Ahh yeah, the tournament ignored all point requirements which meant Gazzy could be fielded at 1500 pts. which is what the tourney was set at.
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No Schaeffer and his last chancers? thats a pity. they show you that when the guard says we buy things in squads, we mean we buy ALL things in squads. special characters are no exception.

as has been said before i prefer the ork paint job. the ultra marines where good, but just that. its kind of hard to do more than good with marines, especially simple coloured marines like smurfs.
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I disagree with Ellessar's comment regarding the ultra marines. The Army was painted more than just good. Especially as he said taking into consideration the smurf color. I know the guy that painted each one of the models. It took alot of time and effort to paint an army that well. I leave it to anyone who would ever want to purchase an army that has already been painted. I think most gamers would want to purchase an army that looks real clean. Check out the following web page to see Calgar and his honor guard.

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=24331.0

I guess to each his own. I'll take the smurf color anytime.
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