Post by menacussecundus on Oct 21, 2020 7:32:41 GMT
cgothicus used to run two quirkily-themed tournaments a year: any army with a Chariot General; any army with a Wb General; any army whose home terrain was littoral; any army with at least one elephant etc. As I was just starting out in DBA, it usually required me to paint a new army each time.
I am pretty sure there was one where the theme was any army with at least 6 LH elements.
Would echo Baldie's comments about tournaments where you get to play with other armies.
My favourites are Tarrington and Northern Cup. Although you can still sometimes have some match ups which aren't exactly equal, but that's the challenge, (and the ready made excuse for when you lose!)
Wimp wars can be fun as well, but I tend to struggle with matched pairs as I usually find that the armies I take which I think are matched, it quickly becomes obvious they aren't quite and one is definitely better than the other. Usually that's the one my opponent picks!
But any tournament where you get the chance to play with and against different armies not often seen, is usually good fun and, as Martin has said, if you happen to do really well with a 'poor' army it can be particularly memorable.