Tally recording wins and loses, from games recorded on blog, since september 2014 and from certain memory over the last 3 years. (Beyond 3 years I just dont remember any games out of a 5 year history) of course its not ALL of my games but as much stunning victories and crushing defeats as I care to remember.

pVyros, W11 -L4 -. Assassin 10.
eVyros, W4 - L5. Assassin 3.
Rahn, W8 -L8. Assassin 6.
Garyth, W11 - L3-. Assassin 7.
Ravyn, W9 - L3-. Assassin 9.
Kaelyssa, W9 - L4- Assassin 6.
Ossyan, W13-L10-. Assassin 6.
Issyria,W15 - L1-. Assassin 9.
Thyron, W1 - L0 Assassin 1.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fukuyama Warmachine Steamroller.

Did not happen for me.

I was prepping for this tournament for months ahead of time. I am quite disappointed that I didn't attend.  3 days before the event I canceled my place to let someone else get in.


Well it was a culmination of events and work related stresses. I have not willfully abandoned a tournament since Flames of War back in 2010. 
First off there was some miss communication about time at home between me and my partner. I assumed or had previously thought until it was changed (not sure what happened first)
Thinking it was a one day 3 round steam roller I should be finsihed up by 5pm which gives me plenty of time for the 40 minute train ride back to the overnight bus to take me home.
Actually it was 5 rounds which means even with assassination all over my game play I would still miss the last round.
This wouldnt have been a problem if I had communicated to my partner that I wanted to take the bullet train home and not an overnight bus. I really cant sleep while traveling.

So there was scheduling issues, best of cases I would get in for 4 games and then have to bail. Potentially big dick move.

Secondly a Typhoon was rolling in. Typhoon number 19 was set to hit right on the day that I would be playing, not a great concern for me but I was worried about my partner again. She would spend most of the day cooped up inside either surrounded by geeks or a crammed Japanese hotel room. I felt bad about this situation.
Also my employers voiced concern about traveling during the Typhoon and expressed a desire for me not to go with the risk of the Typhoon. I'm doing a good job where I am and I'm sure the inconvenience of having to get someone to fill my position because I was injured or otherwise left unable to do my job, would greatly inconvenience my employers.

Lastly I thought I would be conveniently close enough to Hiroshima to do some sight seeing before playing some games. It was actually a 2 hour train ride between cities and playing in Fukuyama would mean I miss out on Hiroshima completely, or risk being exhausted.

Well lets be frank, I give no fucks about the typhoon. If it was just me I would bullet train down and back and Typhoon, Earthquake, Ebola or Volcano be damned there is Warmachine to be won.

The thing is I didnt want to duck out of my last game especially if I was winning and I didnt want to miss out on Hiroshima.

4 Days before the event I canceled my entry and told the girlfriend to can the tickets. But she couldn't get a re fund. So we figured what the heck lets try to dodge the typhoon, just go down take the train to Hiroshima and come back without the stress and tiredness of fitting in 4 games of warmachine in between.

My sincerest apologies 

To the event coordinators and participants, I really hope my spot was filled and I am sorry I missed it. I am however not sorry that I spent 2 days in beautiful Hiroshima and saw some more of this amazing country.

I wanted to do 3 things in Japan.
  1. Find a well payed comfortable job that makes use of my education.
  2. Experience a different culture and explore foreign lands.
  3. Meet more wargamers and play Warmachine with them.


I had to decline 3 friends invitations to play Warmachine, for the sake of going to the tournament which I canceled, despite my busy work schedule. I got to spend time with the one I love discovering parts of the world it has been my life long dream to see. I think I'll call this a great success.

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