|Burkhardt's been at his Sang Guard. But not Sean McDonnell style.|
Although I really should take it for practice I'm not bringing the ETC list as I don't have the models for it and I'm not sure that a regular tournament will give a fair reflection of how it can perform in-game compared to an ETC game. It might sound odd as it is the same game/rules set after all but the armies I would face would on the whole bear little resemblance to those that will appear in Switzerland.
Plus I don't have to cart an army case around and get to spend more time chatting to some friends that I haven't seen in ages.
You may be wondering who Sean McDonnell is. He's the buggery bit in the title: he's been charged under Section 61 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 for encouraging bestiality. It's ok - its just a news article. I do still like to keep an eye on legal developments, sure.
Back to 40k-style penetration: there are now 4 and a bit weeks to Montreux and plenty more time to get practice in. There's obviously some armies that I'm trying to avoid and others that I'll spend more time against in the hope that I'll be comfortable against it no matter who's running it. In a regular tournament I would expect to face balanced lists and my army isn't geared toward fighting that and the bidding system has a lot to answer for in that regard. I can put up an explanation of how the bidding system works if people want.
A few of the local Guard players are scratching their heads at some of the choices made by other country's Guard armies and wouldn't rate them as highly as they would one of their own Leafblower variants but I figure that by being able to avoid certain builds some underutilised units suddenly have more appeal within this system.
A place for everything and everything in it's place. But I don't think we'll apply that to Sean McDonnell and his dog.
P.S. Donal gets a pint for the Simpsons reference.