Fortunately, the club that is hosting this tournament is just getting into Warmachine/Hordes, so it's a great opportunity for me to meet some of the newer players and the tournament will be a bit more relaxed than what I'm used to. Normally things can get pretty tense at my old game store when these tournaments come around, and there haven't been many participants lately. Some new opponents will be refreshing! Also, since this is a newer crowd, the scenarios have already been posted, along with some other information:
35 Point "Steamroller" 2012
Casual time limits (100 min. rounds, 10 min. turns, 5 min. extension)
Scenarios (randomly determined):
Command and Control
Casual time limits will be a nice change! What this means for me is that I can afford to take warlocks that are normally fairly time-consuming, that I might be worried about taking otherwise (a.k.a. pKrueger). Also, the three scenarios that will be played are very familiar to me, especially Incursion (as it's the only one I remember when people want to play something different), and since each scenario is focussed on the center of the board, my two favorite tournament warlocks will be perfect since my opponent won't be able to avoid me. This means that with two lists being optional, I'll probably end up taking my beloved pKrueger list and, at 35 points, I'll have to settle with pBaldur since I don't like eBaldur at 35 points. They offer the flexibility and denial, respectively, that I need to dislodge my opponents in each of these scenarios. Also, with so many newbies, I might be able to snag an assassination with pBaldur - but I won't rely on it.
So let's take a look at each scenario quickly:
|Incursion deployment. At the end of round 1,|
one of the flags randomly disappears.
|Close Quarters. Kill Box is in effect. I need|
to control the opponents zone while my
warcaster/warlock is within a zone (either)
|Command and Control. You must control the zone|
in the middle and also have a warcaster/warlock contestone of the flags around the edges.
I'll share what I'm thinking for lists tomorrow!