The Road to Vanquish 2015

It is official, The Twelve Olympians are signed up for Bristol Vanguard’s annual 40k tournament, Vanquish. We are all scheming trying to come up with the most evil of evil lists but today let’s take a look at the fun had last year to get you guys to sign up and join the fun!

Vanquish was our first outing as The Twelve Olympians and we were almost there in full. Our biggest success of the weekend was having the Olympians account for a quarter of all Best Army nominations and Hades even walked away with the 3rd Best Army award!

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Hades’ Best Army 3rd Place Winner

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 Hades is the rude bloke pointing.

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My own Minotaurs (Zeus)

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Apollo’s Tau

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Poseidon’s Grey Knights

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Aphrodite’s Minotaurs

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The above were our Best Army nominees, although, for some reason we seem to have ignored Hermes’ Orks when photos of the Best Army nominees were taken. No worries, I can describe them; they were green, and nominated for best army.

Now for some pics from the days so you can see how things played out and how awesome the tables look at Vanquish:

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We were pretty delicate Sunday morning.

It is worth noting that Vanquish uses a list composition system that some people have issues with. I myself have grumbled at a few rules but in the end I feel that they are trying to level the field a little in terms of lists people bring to make it a blast for everyone involved and so I urge everyone to try the tournament out. If not for the competitive opportunities then simply to play on some terrain worthy of a pair of painted armies to fight it out.

Before I wrap this up I want to say a little about the team at Vanguard and the organisation/catering that they put on. They take your lunch order in the morning from your table and by lunch time it is waiting for you. This is such a boon for tournaments as I cannot remember the amount of times I have had to run out to a busy high street during lunch at a tournament and it makes the whole thing a little more hectic so this is a great service that they offer. In addition to the catering there are retailers on hand. Of course, finally a word regarding the actual tournament organisation which for its size is surprisingly well handled with sign up Saturday morning done and dusted with lots of time before the first game and every rules decision I heard about being made quickly and for the most part accurately.

What more could you want? Sign up here and hopefully we will meet across one of these beautiful boards!

Zeus

I am Zeus, primary contributor to the site and co-owner of Fifty Shades of Wray, oh I am also God of the sky, lightning, thunder, law, order and justice to name but a few of my concerns.

Having been playing tabletop games and painting miniatures for most of my life I have a wealth of information borne from success and from the bitter experience gained from my mistakes in the hobby.

If anyone has any questions about the Twelve Olympians or the hobby in general I am more than happy to discuss them with you.