Sunday, March 7, 2010
Hail Victors of Kindred!!!
Last Saturday, 3 months after its initial announcement, we held our Kindred Doubles 40K tournament. We had 10 teams participating which meant we had 20 players in all bleeding for each other for the 4 major awards up for grabs.
This was our first event using the Legio Hobby Tournament format where the emphasis was on the hobby aspect of the game and its was nice to see everyone turn up with their best painted army. There were many armies that were painted really nice. In fact all models were fully painted and based as per the format spirit. Huzzah!!! My hats off to all of the participants for your support on this. I know many of you spent some restless nites up to the event getting your armies finished. Well done guys.
This was also our first doubles event. And from what i witnessed yesterday, we should really have another one or at least make it an annual event. It was so much fun seeing all the planning, scheming, friendly arguments as the teams decided on how best to defeat their opponents.
After much cheers of joy, howls of pain and overall good fun from everyone, it is my honor to announce the Victors of Kinderd.
Team Hobby Champion : Azlan Ramli & Jeff Brooks
Fielding a themed Hive world citizen army lead by a Sisters detachment, these guys truly deserved this award. There were just so many things that were done in the spirit of the hobby competition to mention, from the matching custom built bases, paint scheme, objective markers etc. I'll arrange for it to get displayed at Legio for all of you who didn't get a chance to see it in its full glory. So Azlan and Jeff, that Purity Seal and Team Hobby Champion Award comes with a price. It must be displyed at Legio to inspire future hobbyist. Well done guys!!!!
Best Generals : Avin Khaw & Koh Joe Soon
Fielding a fierce allegiance of Khorne choas space marines and rampaging Orks, they slew all those who stood before them with such impunity that after 3 rounds they were the clear winner by 9 points over the second team! The highlight had to be the final game where they toyed around with a ravaging tyranids force before finally showing who the bosses of the battlefields were. It was a brutal game. Down to the last creature each, which I'm sure was part of their plan ;) Congratulations guys. Truly deserving!!!!
People's Choice : Dann Toh & Ivan Ng
Fielding a tyranids force full of scary monsters, their models were easily among the best, if not the best, painted army for Kindred. It was no surprise that they were voted by their peers as the People's Choice. Not only were their tabletop appearance way above the rest but their tactics were also sound. They were in contention for Best General meeting Alvin and Joe's army in the final round. Awesome job guys!!!!
Best Sportsmanship : Christopher Ong & Johnny Tai
I have a personal belief that Best Sportsmanship is the ultimate prize in any event. It is my personal grail which i hope to get one day. It is the acknowledgment of your peers that you are an awesome ambassador of the game. That whatever happened during the rounds, you were great and fun to play against. And Christoper and Johnny gave me a glimpse of this by being the only team to get a perfect score of 9! How awesome is that! And this is the first time they entered a Legio tournament! My utmost respect to both of you! Hope to see you at future Legio events.
I'm quite sure everyone had an all round good time taking part in Kindred. Hopefully as much fun as Arzmi and me had in organizing the event. As some of you already know, this is the first time we've ever organized a hobby event and let me say that the 'journey' was amazing.
I wish to take this opportunity to thank two outstanding guys.
1. Jeff - for believing and giving us the chance to actually run the event. We couldn't have done it without your advise, input and assistance. Thank you so much dude. The experience was.....priceless. I hope we have kept the standard of what a Legio tournament event experience is. I hope we have made Legio proud.
2. My brother Arzmi - for being crazy enough to agree to organize the tournament with me. We did it bro!!! All my love to you!!! Another one?? .......... let's take a rest first hehe.
And finally, to all those who took part in Kindred. Thank you Sirs for your kind support. I truly wish you had an overall fun and good time yesterday. Hope to see you again at a future Legio event.
Terima kasih banyak-banyak.