Today I wanted to post up about the Horus Heresy Doubles tournament that I’m attending this weekend; it’s my first Warhammer World gaming event that I’ve been to, and I wanted to talk about what I’ve been doing to prepare for it and hopefully promote some conversation in the comments section about others who have been to these sort of events to make sure I’ve not missed anything!
I will (of course!) be taking my Iron Warriors with me for this, and have press-ganged a friend who is a Death Guard player into coming with me. I think the bitter and fatalistic nature of the two legions would make them natural allies, unafraid to get climb down into the muck to get the job done instead of polishing their armour like Fulgrim’s pretty boys. We decided on a few factors when planning our lists; we know that the missions are going to be Maelstrom of War and there will be a heavy focus on objectives so to that end we wanted a healthy number of solid scoring units. We also knew that there would be the possibility of facing off against a Primarch (or even two!) so we wanted a couple of units that could handle themselves in a scrap. This had to be balanced against the need for some long ranged support, all the while trying to avoid being “Those Guys” who turn up with 3 Medusas and 3 Phosphex Quad Mortars each. We’re hopeful that we’ve struck the balance to keep our armies fun to play against, but I shan’t be posting our lists up as I think my teammate might kill me!
The next thing to think about was logistics. I’m quite fortunate that a daytrip to Warhammer World is achievable; however, it makes for a long day out. Doing the journey two days on the trot would require a lot of driving and wasn’t really feasible, so my teammate and I have booked rooms at a local hotel to make life easier. I’ve been told that the parking at these events is normally fine, however, we’ve still decided to try and arrive in plenty of time.
Finally, we needed to decide what to bring with us for the event itself. It seems obvious, but I’ve taken the time to sort out a 40k Rulebook, the Legiones Astartes army list, the Legions book, and even a copy of the 40k FAQ. In addition to this, we’ll be bringing two sets of dice, templates and measuring tapes (mainly to prevent squabbling between my teammate and I!). I’m not sure whether they’ll be providing objective markers for the event, so we’ll be taking some of those as well.
So all in all, we’re feeling pretty prepared for the event. We’re under no illusions that we’ve got a chance of winning, but it should be a really good weekend with the opportunity to play against some varied and interesting lists. Let me know if you’re going along, and if you should see a grumpy-looking Iron Warrior player hanging around with a Death Guard player, feel free to say hello!
I'm sure we'll be doing a debrief of the weekend as I know a few of the Bunnies are attending. In my next post, I'll put up some pictures of my army so far and talk about the direction I'm planning on taking with my Iron Warriors!