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  1. I was going to do a lengthy feedback post for the event, then @Chris Tomlin wrote pretty much exactly what I was thinking. My only additional points would be: The venue - it has a lot of charm and is, in many ways, perfect for what we do. I just wish they'd give it a lick of paint and repair some of the damage. Easy jobs for not a lot of cost most of them - obviously that's not the TO's issue though unless a similarly equipped and priced venue pops up in Sheffield at some point and there's an opportunity to switch venue. The scoring system, to me, was fine but the sheet that we recorded the results on was a bit confusing in terms of what went where and which bits we added up or left to the TO to fill in e.g. Should I add my battle points to my scenario points to give a total out of 40 or enter two totals out of 20? I saw about four different ways of recording the scores and that can't have made Pete's job any easier. Other than that, a fantastic event which felt less divisive than previous years somehow I.e. As a player who plunged to the bottom tables fairly quickly, I didn't feel any less a part of the tournament than the big guns on the top table (I have felt this at this event in previous years). Never easy to achieve this when you have two rooms but I think Pete's friendly and laid back approach is largely to do with my more positive experience. Also maybe just that I know more people on the scene now than I did three years ago. Definitely a change for the better though. thanks to the organisers and congratulations to all the prize winners. on the proxy debate, personally my definition of a proxy is when you are using a non-converted model as something else e.g. An araknarok spider as Archaon - they're on the same base and are roughly the same size but clearly they aren't the same model. A conversion, as long as it has made some attempt to look like the model it is supposed to be, is fine in my opinion. It sounds like the Sayl conversion in question falls under this description of fine to me but clearly some people have a different definition of proxy to me. I played against Kai Bird's Arabian themed order army last year with a huge converted genie that he was using as Celestant Prime. What's wrong with that? It fits the theme of the army, it's clearly taken a lot of effort and time, it looks great and the fact that it looks nothing like GWs CP model doesn't matter a jot to me... Just my 2 penneth.
  2. I'm all paid up. Add me to the list!
  3. Edited list sent for Adam Rawson Made a slight misjudgement explained in the email. Should be right now... I hope!
  4. List submitted for Adam Rawson.
  5. https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/PDF/AoS_Warscrolls/aos-Balewind-Vortex-ENG.pdf Have these rule amendments placated people at all? Can't be used by monsters and now cast on 7. Most non-monster wizards only have one spell so attempting to cast it becomes a much bigger risk. My main worry is that we'll possibly see a return of Kroak's popularity...
  6. Didn't realise twf was still going!
  7. Paid I just hope they've fixed the leaky roof in the last year! It's a really good venue when you're not taking an involuntary shower every time you order a pint!
  8. Is the email address also the PayPal address? Going to sign up for this as soon as I can!
  9. This thread just got weird...
  10. There's the clincher for me - AoS is a scenario based game. That combo is indeed devastating in terms of killing potential but it is not an auto-win button. As demonstrated here, there IS something you can do about the vortex - go and collect objectives whilst they're fannying around on their little magic perch.
  11. So just need to wait and see if the warscroll changes. I honestly can't see points being introduced, you pay for stuff like this when you pay for the wizard (just as bolt and shield are inbuilt costs). Some of the rules could possibly be toned down but again, I can't see it. I think what is more likely is that more funky scenery with equally funky rules will be released over time so that, in a year or so, everyone'll be like "Balewind what?"
  12. Eeeerrrrrr... just heard a rumour that there are plans to release a new balewind vortex model... If it comes back into production, does that destroy the OOP argument? I think so. Incidentally, in two out of my five games at A Gathering of Might, I didn't use the vortex at all. Both times getting a major win, once against an opponent who had his vortex up for the whole game.
  13. That's how my opponents and I have always played it. I'm not saying that is necessarily right though as there is no official guidance in the General's Handbook and different players/clubs/events might have their own house rules on it.
  14. I've got dice stuck to 32mm, sprayed black and dry rushed grey. I used them in a version of AoS before matched play when we had numbered objectives (each one has the dice showing a different number). Now that the numbers aren't required though, I'm going to do some themed bases to go with my Autumn army, probably on 40mm. To answer polarbear's question, at my last event it was ruled that objectives, no matter what they were represented by, were deemed to be flat on the ground I.e. Standing on a huge, 7" high piece of terrain right next to it did not count as claiming it. I don't think anyone would mind if your marker was physically flat though, and actually I would think that organisers would encourage scenic markers.
  15. I think I have, at one time or another, done all of the above. Since this thread is about tweaking, not changing your army wholesale, I'd say that I tweak by looking at what I'm getting out of my periphery/support units. I usually build my armies around a couple of strong combat/high damage units and a big main character or two. The rest of my points go towards units that will help them do their job. If the list isn't working, it's usually those support troops who aren't firing for some reason and that's where I start with my tweaking. Of course, if that doesn't work - "Hey guys, I've decided to collect a whole new army!"