Once again I've registered for Championship, Maelstrom, and Team at Adepticon. I had lots of fun with all three last year and am hoping to advance further up the rankings this year.
But first, I'd like to register a complaint. Or at least whine a bit.
Both Championship and Maelstrom limit each player to 1-2 detachments.
For an Eldar, Tau, Khorne Daemonkin, War Convocation, or even Space Marine Gladius player that's no big deal. But for someone who wants to play a smaller codex like Deathwatch, it's a big deal. You were already likely to ally in Space Marines to cover your weak spots (range, durability, lack of grav cannons, lack of cheap troops, etcetera). But we're in the age of multiple formations. You can no longer just take an Imperial Knight in your Lords of War slot. That's a separate detachment now (unless you're taking one of the select Forge World ones). Or you want to try something fun like Sisters of Silence or Custodes.
Just feels like we're being locked into the monolithic builds if you're running Space Marines. Pretty much all of the Xenos and Heretical armies should be fine since they haven't broken down into a bunch of mini-dexes anyway.
I have to wonder if that's effecting ticket sales for Championships. Pretty much all of the other Adepticon 40k games have either sold out or are nearly sold out. Except Maelstrom which shares the same list building rules with Championship. That's at 19 spots left at the moment. Championships has over a hundred spots left open. 100+!
When lest restrictive tournaments are selling out within hours with increasing numbers of slots available, I don't think that's a good sign for Adepticon's Championship game.
Other restrictions include no Death from the Skies as well as the psychic powers from Angels of Death and Traitor's Hate. While those could be factors, I think it's the limit of 1-2 Detachments that's dampening enthusiasm.
On the plus side, maybe this increases my chances of reaching top 16 . . .