Mantic Blog : LTP - Origins

So I'm trying to get everything ready for Origins next week.

I have 8 1000 pts armies painted and ready to go. I found some nice stackable containers and put in some sheet metal in each, then magnetized all the movement trays / bases to hold them - everything fits great except my old gw Ogre banners are a bit too tall for these. The Goblins won't fit into a single container because there are simply too many.

Terrain is packed, but I need to buy some felt for the forest area (I have the trees, but each is based individually so you can move them out of the way. The new hills are done, the new walls are done. A huge bag of dice, tokens for wavering, army lists print outs done. I still need to get a few more tape measures together. I printed out a nice summary sheet from here.

Tournament stuff is ready, though I need to decide on a 1750 AD army to use as a ringer.

I played my son today, 2000 pts AD vs KoM (more than half ogres). Got real lucky with mortars, taking out his knights on turn one. His cannon never hit anything, and though the ogres really hit hard, he kept failing to route, and then when he easily beat my abyssal guard (from a unit of ogres and his horde of spearmen - and then rolled snake eyes for the route test). Then the next turn after he lost two more units he conceded.

The one problem is I can't guarantee that the learn to play armies are completely balanced - the AD are the army I'm collecting right now, so they have more options. Most of the others are based either on starter boxes or what I have.