Results: 3 losses
I feel I performed better with my Tau in last year's opening event than with the Blood Angels which only reinforces what I should have remembered and done: play the army you plan to play. To be honest, I built the list from a gun line perspective with Laser Cannon Razorbacks and a Devastator when I should have remembered that the Blood Angels are all about Close Combat. I gave myself only a few practice games and really should have clocked at least a game a week over the winter break. Familiarization of a list is not something you have just by building it; there should be as many games as possible with that list before the tournament. So I'll not be faulting my choice of units but rather my poor tactics and limited strategy.
As for my opponents: Each was as much fun to play against as I could hope for. It's a good feeling to walk away from a lose and still feel that the game was good.
Some shots of the games and the armies my Blood Angels faced
First Round: Raven Guard featuring 2 Landspeeders, Bikes, Scouts, TermiCaptain with Terminators and two Tacticals. You can see from the first photo that I wasn't really paying attention to the missions and the army.
Sometime along mid game, I remembered that I was playing Blood Angels and having lost the LasCans and Demolisher, dove into my opponent. Live and learn...assault marines are for assaulting.
Not too sure what I was hiding for...old habits?
Daemonette "Mermaids" advance on an immobilized Razorback. It got exploded, so the AMs inside weren't destroyed right off. Lyzz had the Daemonettes encircled about the Razorback.