After all the bread and circus, I am feeling much, much better about all this net-list nonsense. Before this conversation began, I had a very distinct and misguided impression that tournament environments must revolve around the list one brought, and that competitive types (all of them) would quite capably tell me the outcome of any game based purely on a perusal of the lists coming to the table.
That is what internet wisdom had me believing any way ...and this had me tremendously worried. I wanted to participate, but did not want to be a laughing stock.
And then Brent stepped in to crush those misconceptions -with manners, good taste, and breeding I might add. But he wasn’t alone. Wyatt, another top tier player and ace individual, has offered some really quite formidable, practical, and genuine advice (which I’ll share once I’ve asked him permission to do so).
In sum, here is what I have gathered about list creation:
1. in the run-up to the event, one should play with everything that one has as much as possible (in my case this is only six games and a small proportion of proxy models).
2. Pick and play whatever –absolutely whatever- makes you happiest.
3. …and whatever you actually have painted.
And there it is. Net lists and internet wisdom be damned. All that worry for basically nothing more than what I have always/already been doing anyway. I am tremendously relieved and once more looking forward to the event in equal proportion to my earlier reservations
So here is the Combat Patrol that I will be fielding on the day, accompanied by a few WIP photos of the Wraith prototype.
3 Wraiths (2 whip coils and 1 particle caster)
I still have some painting to do on this lot, but everything is pretty much in place. I’ll call it 75% done. With mere days to AdeptiCon, that seems almost manageable. As for the Wraith, I was inspired by another blogger for this conversion but, in the mix, I have misplaced the reference. I would like to give credit where it is due, so if anyone can direct me to my lost inspirational post, I would be greatly appreciated.
|inspired by DFG, but sadly not allowed in combat patrol. sniff.|
I have also been generally, necronly inspired by the good chaps at Dark Future Games -who, by the way, are holding a cracking giveaway-contest-slash-boozefest. Go get 'em fellas.
Now back to building tables.