I just wanted to briefly share my first experience with Swedish comp scores. I went to a small local tournament this weekend and I brought the same list that I had when I went to Owlcon. You can see it here if interested (middle of the post) http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=15339. All the guys there were prepping lists for the Lone Wolf GT in Dallas, TX. Lone Wolf is using the Swedish comp system, so I figured out the score for my Owlcon list and brought the same army. My score came in at a staggering 5.8 x.x. The lowest you can have at Lone Wolf is a 6, so that was my score this Saturday.
This changed the way the game is played for me. My first opponent, a tomb kings player, just castled in a corner because his score was an 11 and he started the game 500 points ahead of me :sick. I was able to pull out a minor victory on battle points, but after comp I ended up with a minor loss. My second opponent, dwarfs, also had a high comp score and started the game 700 points up on me! He deployed across from me and we had a fine scrape despite the point differential. I ended up with about a 1300 VP difference, but comp brought my score from a major victory to a minor one. The last game I had was against vampire counts and again I started down over 700 points :(. It was a fun game since this was my last opponent at Owlcon and he got some payback. He tabled me with his knights and I had a major loss, regardless of comp.
Sorry I didn’t take any pics, this is also the reason I am not doing battle reports. I think that I am going to have to make some major changes to my army list if I plan to take chaos dwarfs to comped tourneys. Starting 500+ points down means that you have to take more risks and your opponent will have little reason to engage you other than to try and steal points from easy targets. I am going to post a new list to try out in the army list forum with the comp score. I’ll post some pics of my burgeoning blunderbuss unit (33 fireglaives, but count as blunderbuss) in a little while as well.
The Lazy Samurai