Jeff the T.O and also the spare player had made the draw so I thought I would do a bit of a rundown of how I see the 1st round going based on the lists/match up’s.
Round 1 Draw:
Table 1: Dan Butler vs. Darren Butler
There is one real threat to Dan’s dragon in this list the Ironblaster, Dan has two hellcannons for the counter barrage. If Dan’s dragon can survive the funblaster Darren is in big trouble. With no gut star the bulls are easy meat for Dan’s list.
Dan B 16-4 W (that’s going to get confusing...)
Table 2: Pete Dunn vs. Mike King
Regular sparing partners Pete and Mike know each other very well. Pete is obviously a very good play as is Mike but Mike has the list advantage in this one. Both are fairly cautious in play style so I see Mike getting a small win here.
Mike King14-6 W
Table 3: Nick Munn vs. Simon Switzer
This is an interesting one, dwarf gunline v Skaven toys and Storm Banner. This really could go big either way depending on the odd variance. I’ll give this one to the bearded ones... (what am I saying..)
Simon 11-9 W
Table 4: Rob Sadler vs Brian Smith
On paper this one is massively in Brian’s favour. His list has the tools to wreck Rob’s list played well. Double hydra and the two combat blocks could really do a number. So based on the match up
Brian 16-4 W
Table 5: James Brown vs James Cardno
I’m sure James is keen to get his revenge after I beat him at Tauranga 14-6. The DP is tough but I think I have the edge in experience over James. Played tightly I should be able to eek out another win.
James B 12-8 W
Table 6: Jeff Kent vs Neil Williamson
This is an interesting one, Jeff pushing a real combat lizard list v a combat dwarf list... Neil still has two cannons and an organ gun so this could be a tough one but if Jeff can get there it will be tough for Neil.