Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What is your army theme song or tournament ritual?

I am a firm believer that everyone performs better with theme music.  I know I jam out while on the way to a tournament or with music from my iphone if I am at a hotel somewhere.

I listen to mostly punk in the vein of Bad Religion, NOFX or The Misfits.  I feel it really helps me get into the right mindset to try and own faces.

If I am doing particularly well at the tournament I sometimes gives myself the Bill Bellamy wide receiver speech from Any Given Sunday.  Which, by the way, if you have not seen that movie there is no better time to watch it than during football season.

These are things that help motivate me to keep my eye on the prize even in spite of rolling terrible and trying to gift wrap games for my opponents.

Thanks to all the good voodoo I got from the last post I don't think I'll be rolling as poorly anymore.  So look out!

I say this all the time but this is a dice game.  In this edition of 40k there is a dice roll for everything.  The game is so random you can practically play yourself. 

That doesn't mean that you don't need to be in the correct mindset to play your best and consistently do well at local and national tournaments.  I find that the right music or pep talk goes a long way to help stacking the odds in your favor for a first place finish.

"You know when you get old in life things get taken from you.
That's part of life.

But, you only learn that when you start losing stuff.
You find out that life is just a game of inches.

So is Warhammer.

Because in either game, Life or Warhammer, the margin for error is so small.

One half step too late or to early, you don't quite make it.
One half second too slow or too fast and you don't quite catch it.
The inches we need are everywhere around us.
They are in ever break of the game, every minute, every second.

On this team, we fight for that inch
On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us to pieces for that inch.

We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch.

Cause we know when we add up all those inches that's going to make the fucking difference between WINNING and LOSING

Between LIVING and DYING."


Unknown said...

Lamb of god, Rob zombie and threat signal are my preferred soundtrack. The heavy blend of hard guitar melodys and vocals set the mind comfortably on death and mayhem.

BH senior editor

Anonymous said...

An Amon Amarth cd should come in the back of the Space Wolves codex. I listen to Cry of the Blackbirds before any tournament. I even have my dreadnought named Asator.

Anonymous said...

Nothing says a mad rush of Khorne Berzerkers like Slayer's "Raining Blood".....you know, "...from a lacerated sky...."

Anonymous said...

Metallica´s Ride the lightning or Damage,inc.- the best songs for my Night Lords :D

Rick Barclay said...

Battles in the North or The Cursed Realm of the Winterdaemons by Immortal, first 4 songs on Storm of the Light's Bane by Dissection, and Beyond the Great Vast Forrest by Emperor. In case you couldn't figure it out, I play a chaotic-flavored SW chapter. =P

Vultra said...

Hatebreed - Live for this...this is an excellent way to psyche myself up for an battle with my space marine's (my own chapter)

whitewolfmxc said...

well quoted XD

My theme song is "Of Wolf And Man " By Metallica ,and the song pretty much gave away what army i play XD

Equinox999equinox said...

"Welcome to the Machine" by Pink Floyd.

TheMightyWarHamster said...

my theme song is "arioch, the chaos star" by domine. nothing better for ye olde traitor army. :D

Messanger of Death said...

I guess it depends. There is my favourite of 'We Are The Champions' by Queen. Great for when the game is going well. And then there is 'Everyone's a Winner' by Hot Chocolate when the game isn't going so well... it is a great song to feel good.

When Crusader get their album 'Rise of the Templars' finished I can forsee one of the songs becoming the theme song for my Black Templars...



Sgt. Brisbane said...

My theme music for daily living consists of Black Label Society, older Ozzy Osbourne (the last two albums hurt my soul), Symphony X, Kamelot, Blues Saraceno, Joe Satriani, even some Disciple and Foxy Shazam, son!

the Engineer said...

great NOFX album!