Tits for Tournaments: The Golden Throne GT Impressions and Results

Last weekend we had our first 6th edition GT and I can report some results.

With 60 participants Golden Throne GT had the typical 1st year hiccups. The biggest hiccup of any first year event is terrain or lack there of, the Golden Throne was no different. The only other problem I could see was expensive convention center food, which was easily looked past because the area in the had plenty of eating options. As for the venue it was very spacious and could have easily accommodated the 200 players the GT had hoped for.

What about the games themselves? What if anything does this event tell us about the 6th edition meta? Here is some of the questions I was looking to answer going int.

How much time does it take players to get through games?

It looked like most players got through games with time to spare. This is not to say that there wasn’t long games, but on par I was impressed with how fast everyone seemed to be playing.

How many rock/paper/scissors match ups happen?

This may have been one of the contributing factors to fast games. It did seem like between the missions and army lists that a few “bad match ups” happened. With the final game being a glaring example. It remains to be seen if this is just meta problem because no one knows what to bring or an intrinsic part of 6th edition.
What effect does Warlord powers, mysterious terrain, and fortifications have on the game?

I could hear grumbles about Warlord powers and mysterious terrain from various people. Unsurprisingly the grumbles came from people who were adversely effect by some of the random results, but they really didn’t seem to have much game changing effects in the games I watched. As for fortifications people really seemed to use them– if it was named Aegis Defence Line. Only one person brought a Fortress of Redemption that I  noticed.

What missions seem to produce the most angst and why?

I did not see enough games to really comment on this, but a lot of people didn’t like First Blood Secondary Objective. I did know for the final game spectators were complaining about Purge the Alien being the final mission.
What type of armies do people think are the best in the new edition?

People still think Grey Knights and Necrons are still the best armies and the results give that perception some credence–   armies taking the top spots at the GT. It did seem that a lot of people ended up playing their 5th edition lists with only minor tweaks. Many players avoided using allies as well with only 15 out of 60 using Allies.

For full details the Golden Throne GT Website is the place to go.

http://www.goldenthronegt.com/?page_id=362

They also have a mini-meta breakdown of the results as well.

http://www.goldenthronegt.com/?page_id=364

As for the winners list it went to Jim Yeh and his Necrons. Here is a look at his list.

Jim Yeh’s Necrons Best Overall Golden Throne GT 2012

Jim is also supplying battle reports of his matches over on Dakkadakka.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/466541.page

The event was not without some drama, Reece Robbins of Zero Comp and the TO got into a mini-tiff about the final game, but it was quickly hashed out and their bromance continues.

Here are the pictures I took of the event. I didn’t have many because most of the armies were partially painted. It has been a long time since I have been to an event where painting wasn’t required. It reminded me just how awful the  game looks, with grey armies fighting each other, the lack of terrain did not help either. The painting requirement was stripped because of the change to 6th which was understandable.

Next year the Golden Throne should be better with more terrain, fully painted armies required, and 6th edition fully implemented.

Here is a Golden Throne thread on Dakkadakka if you want to know even more about the event.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/420614.page

here is another Battle Report from the Sisters Player

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/468152.page

As well a review and travel post about the event.

 

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