Ok, that was a crazy 26.2 hours and no mistake! Really rather tired now, but what a brilliant load of awesome fun where we raised over £200 towards our London Marathon sponsorship target for the marvellous MS-UK.
If you want to catch up on what exactly I was doing and why then refer back to my previous post on the matter, but for right now I want to do a few thank you shout-outs.
To my partner in crime and fellow #warmongers #marathon completer I want to say a huge thank you. First for agreeing to do accompany me in this crazy enterprise and secondly for doing a bunch of the organising that helped make sure we were never sat around without a game to play.
To my fantastic fiancée Beth, who is going to be running the marathon with me, I want to say thank you for the excellent cakes (that helped raise a big chunk of the money on the day) and support throughout the 26.2 hours. Coffee runs, doughnut deliveries, pizza pickup and energy drink injections helped keep me going throughout and without them I probably would've been asleep on the floor of 4Tk Gaming after about 15 hours! Thank you, I love you, you're wonderful!
For loaning the club space (and waiving club fees so that everyone could come along and watch and take part without having to pay) and giving us permission to advertise on 4Tk Gaming's Facebook all that was going on, thank you Andy! Without having had such a brilliant venue, perfectly set up with all of the table space and scenery we needed this event could never have gone ahead.
For turning up at midnight to play a 6 thousand point Storm of Chaos game (Steve, Chris). For keeping us going with 40K from 04:00 to 06:00 (Andy, Ian) and then arriving at 06:00 to push us through with X-Wing and Relics (Dave, Paul) - the 'dead zone' people deserve special mentions. But to everyone else that Phil and I played over the marathon THANK YOU SO MUCH! I think Phil and I might've ended up fighting in the arena for real (ref: Spartacus) if we'd had to play each other too often ;-)
Special mention to Mark, for possibly the most confusing 40K army to play against ever (Tzeentch Daemons). I haven't had such a long 'pre-game decide what your army can actually do' session since Rogue Trader days (blame the three Daemon Princes) and whilst it was in no small part due to my extreme tiredness at 10:00 on Monday, I have never felt less in touch with what an opponents army was up to lol! Still, it gave us the tag line of the event: IRON ARM!!!
In total we played 8 different games and here's the running order:
- Warhammer Fantasy Battle
- Warhammer 40,000
- Warmachine/ Hordes
- Drop Zone Commander
- Legend of Drizzt
Twitter-folk and #warmongers everywhere
I got so many RTs, re-blogs and messages of support over the marathon that I've lost track of who and when and my brain can't quite cope with the idea of going back over the tweets yet (at some point I abandoned tagging them all with #warmongersmarathon and moved to #warmongers #marathon, I have no idea why, great plan Rob!). Thank you all for helping me to get my message across and to generate lots of awareness for MS-UK and MS in general.
To everyone who came down to 4Tk Gaming to show their support, throw some money in the donation pot and consume cake thank you! We never felt like we were struggling for people to talk to and to keep us going and each one of you helped push us through the 26.2 hours.
So here's a selection of pics from the marathon, enjoy and please share this as widely as you can, it's not too late to add a donation to the pot here:
|Ready for Storm of Magic|
|WHFB - this was game 1!|
|Part way through Storm of Magic|
|Empire holding off the hordes of chaos|
|Demigryphs and Inner Circle knights carving through the Skaven masses|
|First game of 40K|
|Heldrake being hunted by a Storm Eagle|
|Hello Mr Obliterator, so nice to meet you!|
|Relics: Orcnar vs Nuem|
|Legend of Drizzt D&D board game|
|40K vs the multi-coloured daemon princes|
|Last men standing!|