Friday, January 30, 2015

DanCon II : Cake or Death

It's a tough life doing the math and playing toy soldiers

Just this past Monday was Auckland anniversary weekend and I took the opportunity to run DanCon again however this time I though lets make it different....I went for 700 points and it was going to be a random partner for the whole event however one genius said "Why not a random partner every round?" and with that DanCon II was solidified and the days began to countdown to the event.

Initially I had set up for 24 players however 2 where no shows and this would mean we'd be stuck with 21 players until I stepped up to the plate making it 22 players (although this would mean two folks would be playing each other on a 4x4 table each round).

I didn't go in with the intention of doing super well having this list made off the cuff by the same chap who suggested random partners each round but hell I got a King Tiger and Jet Fighters in my list.


We played 4 rounds and by all accounts everyone had fun I was partnered with 4 great players over the weekend it was also a real learning experience for the newer players a lot of the time being partnered up with a National Champ or a 10 year veteran would help them learn the game and the rules (One of the rules was if your partners army broke so did yours, so protecting your partner was essential) 

 Oh you pass motivations on a 2+? Here have some 1's

With all being written it was also important to note with all this going on there would only be a first, second and third place so basically what could theoretically happen is a non-power gamer type could be carried to victory but that couldn't happen now..could it? *ahem* Scary Biscuits: Carried to Victory pictures were also stolen from Scary Biscuits Studios & the T.C.O.W blog page T.C.O.W : DanCon II 

 Fun Times
 Pointing at toys to make them fight better
 Me  winning Mike Haught's Game for him
 Mike Haught winning first place 23 out of 24 victory points
Patrick Gribble coming Second using New Zealanders!
 Kit "Don't KINGTIGER" Goldsbury coming 3rd
Hot as hell but at T.C.O.W we have A/C 

Results were passed onto our Rankings HQ equivalent here in New Zealand results below.

1st Place: Mike Haught 23 points
2nd Equal: Patrick Gribble (Winner of fist fight for actual Second Place) 20 Points
2nd Equal: Kit Goldsbury (Runner up in fist fight for Second Place) 20 points
2nd Equal: Mike Haycock (Knocked out of fist fight for Second Place) 20 points
3rd Place: Daniel Linder 19 points
4th Place: Rob Sadler 16 points
5th Place: Charlie Mair 15 points
6th Equal: Damian Caulfield 14 points
6th Equal: Greg Lockton 14 points
6th Equal: Gavin van Rossum 14 points
6th Equal: Peter Welsh or Walsh 14 points
7th Place: Andrew Paul Haught 13 points
8th Equal: Sofia Chambers 12 points
8th Equal: Andrew Duncan 12 points
8th Equal: Damian Reid 12 points
9th Equal: Steve Eyles 11 points
9th Equal: Jonathan Carryer 11 points
10th Place: Faizal Mohammed 10 points
11th Place: Howard Mair 9 points
12th Equal: Wayne Arthur Turner 8 points 
12th Equal: Paul Monk 8 points
13th Place: Francis Hambrook 7 points