I am a hardcore tournament player who has played in Rogue Trader Tournaments from Salem, Oregon, down to San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego, California. I have also played in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa, Florida. Right now I am playing and living in Phoenix AZ, but the tournament scene is rather dead for a city of this size, so I might need to join a league.
I try to attend as many large tournaments as I can. Although the GW Grand Tournaments get a bad rap, I enjoy them, and my goal is to win a GT one day. Also I attended Adepticon in Chicago every year and if you are a fan of 40k, this is a must because there is no other event quite like it.
I used an army like this at Adepticon and I scored high for paint, but it was ok on the tabletop. I took out the useless dreadnought and tightened up the assault units to make it a little harder. It is a well painted army, so it should do well there, and I am sticking to a Thousand Sons theme (9 models, MoT, etc.) so we will see how I do on the theme/comp scores.
I went with a Chaos Lord for the very first time since the 4th edition codex came out. The reason why is that I kept getting shut down in my psychic phase will all of the anti-psychic war gear that was out there, and he can shoot his weapon without worrying about being stopped. He also gives me some much needed assault help, but I wish he had a higher strength.
Always a solid choice for a Chaos army. With a 4+ inv save and Warptime can do a number in assault.
Never tried one out before, so we will see how he does. I need to kill a very expensive model (70 point sorcerer or 50 point terminator) to get him on the table. I need some units with a higher strength to handle some of the tough critters, and he should help out some.
Thousand Sons Marines
Always a good choice. They have their AP 3 bolters that they can move and shoot 24". They have a Rhino for movement and protection. They are weak in assault, but hopefully the HQ and Elites can help them out there.
What can I say? I needed a troop unit, and they are cheap. The models are well painted!
The old standby. They give some armies troubles (orks) and are a pain to kill and take a lot of fire-power to bring down. They are also good at taking my terminators to where they need to go.
They are a great unit. I wish I could take 3 units without worrying about taking a comp hit. I think I will bring 9 of them to BolsCons since they have 2000 point games with a 2 hour time limit, and I need a small and elite army that plays fast.