* **** you Jonny, you are the only tournament to go up to 11. Now if only they would make the rest of them louder. *
Strap on the stab vests, remove the southern license plates and forgo mentioning anything catholic for the next few days lads because we are off to the north again!
Wellity Wellity Wellity…. If your goal was to increase the risk of me dying of grease, you bloody well almost nearly succeeded you smug northern bastid. My blood is now nonexistent and it has been replaced with meat juice.
You started 15 minutes late, for shame! And your mats/tables were smaller than regulation by half an inch each side so stretch those bitches out with tape, disgraceful! Then you stick me with the biggest ass of an opponent for first game with some bullshit nid list and he’s a bigger time waster than the lead(cheat)er of the Warheads.
Finally for trying to give me alcohol poisoning with all this low price, probably illegal, booze, I shall report you to the relevant authorities in due time!
* Yes that’s all I have and it’s mostly completely exaggerated, once again damn you Jonny and I believe the bellow describes every attendee’s feelings on DDIV *
So I’m going to get the scores out of the way first to give me more time to circle jerk with DDIV and the overall experience.
Opponents 5/5 (Top class each one of you, Floody, Richard, John, Tris and Rick thank you for the fantastic games)
Food 5/5 (I would give you a 6 here if it didn’t go against my logical side)
Rules Pack 5/5
Value for Money 5/5
This makes for a total of 60/60! Right, so if you remember DDIII and my review the only reason I didn’t give it 60/60 was it was not a two day event. Well, Jonny stepped up to the plate and delivered, without a shadow of a doubt, the BEST tournament I have attended and he didn’t even get the full 32 players.
Starting with the venue, bar attached, with loads of space (which still would have been the case even if there were the full 32 players) and easy to find in a somewhat shady area (j/k).
The food is next up and dear god do these guys deliver. Sausage rolls to start with. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate to please everyone, then what can only be described as the closest thing you’ll come to a heart attack without actually having one. Basically a breakfast roll but replace the roll with two big bits of soda bread instead. After the first day of games we bailed to the hotel and then to the local Chinese and for a tenner we got fed to bursting point. And last but not least, buns on the second day with the tea, coffee, etc. and a lovely farm yard cull for lunch. (All for a low low price of £25).
Organization was tip top once again with score cards, projector, score monkey, player judges (great idea), spot prizes, wanted prizes (collection on defeating a wanted player) and a big dice to roll the scenarios.
Prizes were fantastic again and I am sad to say I did not get my hands on any glasswear but did achieve the fastest victory winning me some golden metal dice which then subsequently saved my ass a few times against John Stowe.
While there were only a few Best Battlefield entrants, the quality of terrain was again great but I’d have Mount Long Fang painted next time if you can. The rules pack was sound, using the ETC FAQ, and no special characters made for a change to the last few tournaments.
Finally Value for Money, this just cannot be beat. I spent £35 on food and the tournament, £10 of which was for the Chinese and maybe around €60 on drink and the hotel combined which was just fantastic.
Jonny you somehow surpassed yourself with this event from all the others and I would give you more points if I allowed for it but dear god this man can run a tournament well.
TO ALL OTHER TOURNAMENT ORGANIZERS LISTEN THE **** UP!
Dominion Day should be the tournament you aspire to, and if any of you were to come close to this event I would be a happy wargamer, more so than I am already.
I tip my hat to you sir and I wish we could clone you, as Joe said. Then we could harness the awesomeness that is your abilities to create tournaments.
Next Up: Itzacon and Craig takes another shot at it and I am looking forward to seeing what he can do!
P.S. I would like to dedicate this review to my old Black Templar list as this was it’s last outing and it shall not see the light of day again. You served me well and long your memory live on!