Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The Omega Strain is Top 5 in North America!
I DID IT!
After four solid months of work, and many hundreds of hours of work (118 hours in April alone!) on my Omega Strain Genestealer Cult, I succeeded in not only scoring an Inner Circle gold medal at my local store, but also being named top army in Canada, and top 5 in North America!
Games Workshop US HQ made the announcement last Wednesday. It was a nail-biting wait, and they made the reveal by posting photos of the 5 winning armies to their Games Workshop Inner Circle Facebook page:
I can't properly explain how nerve-wracking the wait was between winning the gold medal on the Saturday, and getting the final results on the Wednesday. Throughout this whole contest, I had kept my sights firmly set on the grand prize: the all-expense paid trip to hang out with Games Workshop US HQ staff in Dallas. It was that end goal that kept me going as I poured hours into my display board and miniatures. And, after all that work, had I not succeeded in landing in the top five, I think I would have been very disappointed.
Fortunately that didn't happen, and I get to be THRILLED instead. This feels like a tremendous vindication of all the hard work, and I feel honoured to be among the top five winners (seriously, go check out Jake Beachboard's insane Admech floating fortress on his Twitter; the amount of plasticard he had to cut for it is INSANE).
I'm not really sure what else to say at this point other than I feel happy, vindicated, and tremendously lucky. I'm hoping I'll be able to put together something more cogent after my trip to Dallas on June 3rd...which just happens to coincide with the pre-order date for the new edition of 40k. Here's hoping that's a little more than a coincidence and part of our secret insider experience in Dallas is getting to mess around with the new edition!
Until then, here are some more photos of the cult. These are the ones I took myself on the Final Judgement day and were sent through to GW HQ for their final judging.