Gather up one and all the Scottish Open has been announced! Hosted by the wondrous and magnificent King Pash (@kingpash) at Common Ground Games in Stirling, Scotland. To say I am excited would be like saying Nick Gentily (of Dwellers Below fame) is mildly aroused by cavalry princes and talks in hushed whispers. It is already being billed as the premier Scottish 2 day tournament and is one which we hope will draw in foreign (or soon to be foreign L ) tournament go-ers as well as the brilliant Scottish Scene regulars!
So why should you go to the Scottish Open or Scottish tournaments in general? Well frankly we are a great bunch of gamers who embrace all sides of the hobby (gaming, painting and socialising) and the atmosphere is just incredible on the day. We all have a great laugh and nothing is taken too seriously but if you want some competitive tactical games the top tables always play host to our best players who compete on an international stage. Further down the tables (where I belong) we regularly play drinking games (secure the pint of beer objective or double six charges are always in). Furthermore the venue is second to none at Common Ground Games, great tables, a custom built gaming hall and an attached hobby shop and café. I’ve been told it is similar to the maelstrom of old. Saturday will likely be host to a group meal out and a night on the Stirling tiles. Being Scotland accommodation, food and drink are very cheap compared to down south and transport links are excellent (Stirling bus and train station are 5 minutes’ walk from the venue) to Glasgow, Edinburgh and the south so it is very easy to get to!
To top this of Pash has released a very unique tournament pack (can be found here: Comp Pack and Sign Up HERE ) at 2500pts, win/loss/draw and you are free to bring upto 300pts of allies, scrolls of binding or monstrous Arcanum models. This can be cherry picked from any book and in any combination but bear in mind the standard Warhammer allies rules (eg suspicious allies etc). There are scenarios in place (blood n glory & modified watch tower(hill)).
So with this all in mind I thought I would post up my planned (closed) list. I have been tossing and turning about whether to bring filth (Tetto’eko, Demigryphs, A lvl4 on Light or Big Waaaagh (hand of gork on a gutstar lol) or 2 empire cannons lol) but have settled on a more themey but still competitive Ogre list and have brought a (shockingly terrible) Rock Idol. This monstrous beastie 200pts of utter fail but I love the model and I feel it will be in keeping with the spirit of the tournament. This bad boy has a rule called big un which is all the worst parts of animosity and frenzy and none of the benefits, it MUST declare a charge if possible and if it cant then you rolls a d6 on a 1 it charges one of your own units!!! I can see this biting me in the bum at some point!
The rest of the list more conventional (I have some sneaky tricks with items which I am keeping secret) but I have taken the decision to use a lvl2 on beasts. I am undecided on the lvl1/2 but my thinking for level 2 is I might roll savage beasts, amber spear or pan’s impenetrable pelt which would be useful and it makes casting wild form that bit easier. Wildform on the mournfang, lead belchers, bulls or gutstar can be an utter game winner especially when combined with bubble maw magic! Excited to try this out!
Anyway guys let me know what you think and if you can make it to one Scottish event this year, make it this one and sign up!
Slaughtermaster: Level 4 Wizard; great weapon
Bruiser: heavy armour; battle standard; Lookout Gnoblar
Butcher: Level 2 Wizard; Lore of Beasts
9 Ironguts: Gutlord; Bellower; standard bearer
8 Ogres: additional hand weapons; Bellower; standard bearer
8 Leadbelchers: Bellower
4 Mournfang Cavalry: heavy armour; ironfists; Bellower; standard bearer
Rogue Idol (Pile)