My Thoughts . . . 2002
I just got back from the U.S. GamesDay and the most unexpected of results
occurred-I won the 2002 Slayer Sword. I was utterly shocked because I
truly did not think that I had a shot this year. The only miniature I had
brought to GamesDay was a 40k single, which has not won the sword in the United
States since I have been competing. With the likes of Bobby Wong and Jason
Richards prowling the Categories, I firmly believed that this was not going to
be my year. Two years ago after I won my first sword, I wrote my article
"MY THOUGHTS ON HOW TO WIN AT THE GOLDEN DEMON" which explained that
winning a the Golden Demon requires both a lot of hard work and a healthy dose
of good luck. You can still see this article on Jason Richards's Web site
What was true in 2000 is even more true in 2002.
This year I originally did not intend to go to the U.S. Games Day because of the
ban on past Golden Demon winners. Rather, I planned to go to England
to try my luck there. Two months prior to Games Day they lifted the ban on
Sword Winners, and suddenly I was back in business with respect to U.S.
competition. The only problem was that so was Bobby Wong. If you
compete in the U.S. then you know what I am talking about. I have come to
terms with the FACT that Bobby Wong is the most technically proficient blender and
highlighter in the United States, and probably in the world. His highlighting and blending technique is unmatched and every one that has seen his miniatures in person leaves with a sinking suspicion in the pit of their stomach that Bobby is working on a whole another level than the rest of us.
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He is the man to beat on the U.S. circuit-we all know that. Worse still is
that he primarily competes in the 40k categories, the same categories I
compete in and I knew he was working on a 40k single figure. The road to a
first place trophy (which was what I was hoping for) for me would have to go through Bobby.
With that being said, he