I agree, no-one should go to a tournament expecting to have fun...that'd be silly.Tournament are ALL ABOUT winning and there is no other real point to go to one. After all, if you are just looking to have fun they do so at your local club and not pay for a ticket or worry about scores. In a tournament, any list goes and the point is winning, nothing else.
Oh, yes. They certainly aren't allowed to have fun in an entirely mutually inclusive manner. How dare they try to enjoy the game and not the numbers on the paper at the end of it.Elric of Melnibone said:There is a large community at Warhammer.org that believes in not playing to win.
I saw one post where a WPS regular suggested to a tournament newbie to go to the 40k doubles GT, lose the first 2 games and then spend the rest of the time playing with the nice people lower down and having fun
That summed it up perfectly IMHO.I think (from experience) the big decider is a persons attitude. I keep saying this again and again when this kind of topic comes up. I used to play with amazingly hardcore armies and try to win everything, had lots of fun in the process, ok you'd get a miss match where your opponent could do nothing but sorry it is a tourney, ppl play to win. The big thing is i never rubbed thier faces in it and never tried to push anything, still had fun, even when they got battered they were still jovial about it.
Now i make nice theme'd lists, like hordes of nids, lots of termies, all meched marines etc. Some of these list are brutal vs the right person, othertimes i get brutalised. Never sluk, never moan always enjoy myself and make sure my opponent gets to enjoy it to.
If someone wants to plya to win, fine don't be a dick about it. Just like ppl can be dicks when they believe they are superior as they "play for fun".
Ammount of times of heard those words from utter cock noses makes me weep, they try to hide thier failures as a decent person capable of having fun behind this wall of been of so fair in the game.
Sorry the army selectio n is irrelavant if your a nob
Couldn't agree more with this as well. I played Tau at the Windsor Conflict and I took a Hybrid list with both mechanized parts and static firebase units and did quite well with it I think. Even went up against a very Mech list and trounced it quite easily. Flexible lists combined with decent skill are much better than the one trick pony armies that many seem to be fond of currently.I believe that character and balance will beat beard 7 out of 10 times. So create a list that can adapt.