Monday, June 15, 2009

What a Weekend!



Road trip. Dinghy hotels with vehicle lifts. Border-crossing. An entire day of being surrounded by lots of toy soldiers, amazing models, terrain and gamers, furious dice rolling and interesting scenarios. I would say that was one amazing weekend.


Spore 2009 was really cool. While I was there only for the first day (got to try 2 days next time), it did fill the hobby tank somewhat. There were some amazing looking armies (the Afrika Korps IG, the amazing daemon army, the blue Orks come to mind), dynamic conversions (Orktmus Prime - actually transforms from an Ork Trukk) and interesting demo games (D-Day anyone? A huge table depicting Normandy for Flames of War).



And the 40k tourney was just great. Team Legio had some new faces this year - Subhan, Iqbal, Faizal, Jo. Some returning players - Quake (who filled in for Arzmi), Dann, Peter, Keh Win and myself. And the return of a veteran - Rizal. The competition was fierce, and I would say standards have gone up since last year - both in the hobby and the gaming areas. Anyways, on to the results:



Best Overall: Tsui (IG)

Best General: Peter (Chaos - yay Legio)

Best Appearance: Tsui (IG)

Best Sportsmanship: Faizal (Chaos - yay Legio)



I've got some pics on my blog, which you can go see at http://spunkybass.multiply.com/ I know hundreds of pictures were taken (not by me) and we'll try to put them up or link to them as soon we can. Update: more pics on Peter's site: http://executorprime.multiply.com/photos/album/15# ... and more pics on Johan's site: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1839967&op=1&view=all&subj=595428444&id=535633663#/album.php?aid=84518&id=535633663 ... and more pics on Dann's site: http://idtdesigns.multiply.com/photos/album/47/SPOREcon_2009# ... and even more pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/raydance/sets/72157619815358226/


And the results ...





To the guys who made the trip this year - thanks very much! Awesome times!

21 comments:

  1. Fantastic- Legio takes home two awards! Huzzah!

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  2. Congrats guys! Once again, you gys do us proud. Wohoo!! :)

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  3. it was great indeed!! only wish i had more foreign opponents..

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  4. that day was a blast!n i really love the template!thanks jeff!

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  5. No problem Subhan- I thought it would be cool to have the Legio Team show up with some cool wargear... ;)

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  6. Awesome gaming. Next year, the BLACK CRUSADE!

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  7. heads up - Peter's put up some pics at http://executorprime.multiply.com/photos/album/15#

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  10. Congrats to everyone who represented Legio!

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  11. yeah jeff, the template was great and all were like wow!!

    Lord AK
    i had 2 opponents from Legio for 2nd and 3rd round, hehe..

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  12. btw I've picked up all trophies from the organizers and no hits on all our lucky draw tickets, sorry guys..

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  13. see, i told you faizal wouldn't tell us if we won any of the lucky draw prizes ... lol ... btw, Jo's pics at http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1839967&op=1&view=all&subj=595428444&id=535633663#/album.php?aid=84518&id=535633663

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  14. say....Lan cld we get the result sheet from the organisers? overall standings etc etc

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  15. Oh yeah I forgot to add that my pics are at FB. Thanks, Lan!

    And yeah, I'd like to see my standings... I know my total loss of painting points would put me pretty low but I wanna see my general scores...

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  16. yalah..wanna see my general scores..

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  17. even more pics here! http://www.flickr.com/photos/21298466@N05/sets/72157619776301681/

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  18. and pics from Dann's site: http://idtdesigns.multiply.com/photos/album/47/SPOREcon_2009#

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  19. check out even more pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/raydance/sets/72157619815358226/

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  20. update .. results table included now in blog entry

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