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Doing this from the phone so forgive anything I may have missed. I just got a Text from a buddy that works at my LFGS telling me that GW is doing away with Ard Boyz Tourney. Anyone else hear about this?
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Good riddence.

'Ard Boyz was nothing but poison that only fostered the idea of playing beatstick lists and ruthlessly crushing your opponent as harshly as possible. Thus leading to endless wonky RAW arguments in order to break the rules as much as possible in order to simply win.
Not to mention it was the death of painting and led to masses of sprue-grey & pewter-white armies, sometimes half assembled and a non-stop arms race to find the outright 'best' list and/or 'most competitive' army.

Maybe the local store will finally see well balanced & themed armies for the first time in 3+ years?!
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Damn 3000 points of the army of your choice for placing top in the semis... Thats pretty sick

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Never played in it, but yea it seemed to bring out the worst in people and their armies. So good riddance.



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i heard that from a friend. i think it sucks, i really enjoyed the ard boyz i played in last year. i didn't do well, but it was a lot of fun. anyone know why they'd cancel such a popular tournament?
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Not to mention it was the death of painting and led to masses of sprue-grey & pewter-white armies, sometimes half assembled and a non-stop arms race to find the outright 'best' list and/or 'most competitive' army.
Hmmm...

Unpainted armies have plagued this hobby since the day I started (years before 'ard boyz format even excisted in 1996).

And cheesy lists were nothing new back in those days either. Aaaaaah, the good old days of herohammer... No wait.... They sucked and the game is a much healthier state right now.

Don't blame a tourney format for these types of things! They have been around for years!
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Clearly people have never been to tournaments. Beatsticks are fine. RAW arguments only happen because of the severe retardation of GW's editing team. But yes, Tard boyz was a shit tournament, if you want to see real tournies look at Nova

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This is disappointing if it is true. I had some of my best games ever during Ard' Boyz. Best because they were honest games where we beat the living hell out of friends and amazingly epic things happened. Almost no one got mad, almost no one was a prick. Pretty much everyone there encouraged their opponents and wished them the best before stomping them face-first into the curb (in-game of course). I liked it because of the point size. There have always been great armies year-to-year and most of them were complete and painted, although mine never were... I hope it sticks around...

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I am glad they are putting away the 'Ard Boyz tourney away. I have visited a lot of GW stores during the season watching some games when I was 12. The crap they put in the lists is astonishing. Everybody cared nothing for the actual game and did all they could to win. Some years I couldn't hear myself think about my own game with the people next to me going at it about RAW. This tournament in my head basically waves a sign around saying, "Hey! Have a list that everybody hates you for? Wanna take the fun out of the game? Come play with us! You are surrounded by no one else but your own kind!" It sickened me. Sure power players have always existed. Beatstick lists have always existed. With the Ard boyz tourney, it was people like that to have an excuse besides "I wanna win so I am going to bring this bat of an army and swing away". I personally enjoy tournaments, I have done Adepticon since I was 10. At least that has some control over how people play. Ard however, it was just a shit sandwhich. Good riddance.
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The point was efficient list building, which showed when leafblower guard appeared. That is competitive play for you.

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