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So being the lover of Dropfleet that I am, I scabbed a lift off Joe and we went to have a day of playing with spaceships. I did some filming to give our impressions of the event and how the games were going. I also had a bit of a chat with Dave Lewis at the end of the day about his impressions of how the meta was developing and how the day went.
The Warboar venue was a really great place for the tournament, the staff were friendly and there was some lovely food available and they were happy to bring it to your table which was really nice. The shop itself is rather hilariously two doors down from the local Goat Whisperers shop, which I remember going to staff meetings in years and years ago. Hands down Warboar is a better shop.
Here is a map for it if you want to go along, a local NCP carpark had plenty of spaces to park and just nextdoor as well. Can't recommend the place enough, if you're in south east London get your bum down there and play some games, you should always support your FLGS!
Warboars site is here and Facebook page here
Below are the tournament results I got sent afterward and the table makes for some interesting reading:
|Player||Faction||Game 1 TPs||Game 2 TPs||Game 3 TPs||VPs for||Vps against||VP diff||Total TPs|
From this we can see that despite Scourge having the most players the highest they got was 9th, now part of that could be put down to players or maybe other reasons but it does still surprise me to see that many scourge in the bottom half. But much like the Scourge in DZC they are a very refined army to play as, both fragile and yet merciless on the attack so this could explain their rather poor placing. UCM had a very strong showing in the tournament having the largest faction presence in the top 10. PHR did pretty solidly considering their small numbers, and the Shaltari players had some of the largest points games under their belt. The final game top table game was between Jon Chaddock and Azad Nandoo, and Jon Chaddock battered the player who previously had had a very strong showing in the other two games. Showing Shaltari to be a very very good faction in the game, one of those factions much like the scourge that are tricky to master but once you know their advantages you can really push them hard to make up for their factional weaknesses. Also Jon Chaddock's list had 21 Glass in it which were throwing out 105 shots a turn which was clearly not to be sniffed at, and prompted some raised eyebrows in the Hawk team.
The new Dropfleet Command Cards were a lot of fun some very fluffy things in there and they all very much fitted within their respective factions play style and thematic background. Especially the scourge deck, which got a few grumbles just because of how much it messes with the opponent! The PHR deck had a strong showing and really pushed the toughness of the faction in a fun way, the decks bring in some of the rules that so far hadn't had a ship attached to them so that opens up some cool possibilities for the future. I'm really excited to get my hands on the full production decks when they come out.
Anyway I really enjoyed the event and I'm looking forward to seeing the deveolpments in the near future. (Fingers crossed PHR get all the linked guns in the world!)
Let me know what you think in the comments below about the tournament results.
Any surprises there? Or has this confirmed some suspicions of yours?