Having scooped the "most challenging army" with my Tuaregs a couple of years ago, was a bit miffed that they managed to do so well this time whereas Mark Johnson's Tuaregs, which only differed by a couple of elements, romped home (in as much as camels ever romp) in last place.
Firstly thanks to Martin for organising the event, Dave for the books and congrats to Phil for 6 wins out of 6.
Amazing how the two Tuareg armies who only differed in 2 elements could do so differently. Well done to the one person who won with them, it wasn't me (unless they got 3 draws)
I thought Pete D could not out do his previous attempt to mess everyone up, (including himself) with his '2 Allies' army but the Norse Irish/Anglo Norman with CWg and Cp probably just about did that.
Personally it was a day of challenge and rule learning, frustration (losing your general to bow fire on a 3-2 up when your opponent didn't even want to shoot) but overall great fun, a lorra laughs and well worth the trip from soggy Sheffield.
Thanks Martin, as always, for a really good tournament. As others have said, if you want to learn all the rules then play at Tarrington! A real tournament of two halves for me, three wins before lunch and then three losses afterwards. All my games were real blood baths as shown by my novelty position of being the slayer!
Where does one view any photos of the event, given the demise of YahooGroups?
There are some photos in the DBA (De Bellis Antiquitatis) Facebook group, aldavion, including a rather fetching one of you flanked by colinthehittite and sheffmark.