Went to a small steamroller today. It was my second event ever, second time playing warmahordes ever (my commute schedule means that I'm basically never able to make it to casual warmahordes nights at local game shops, so I only ever get to play during occasional weekend events), and the first time I'd played at the 35 points level.
The event went well, in that I managed to play my matches without making any horrendous errors. I mean don't get me wrong, I lost badly, but I had fun doing it, which was the whole point, and I learned a lot. For example, it's kind of important to remember to activate Reinholdt before Siege if you want to, you know, actually get the benefit of having him in your army. Also, actually remembering that the Squire bumps up your control area by 2 inches is kind of key ;-)
I was also kind of surprised at the percentage of the armies that were painted versus not. I've got like 1/4 of my 35 point army painted (in the "it's got paint on it, and basically in all the right places and covering the whole model" sense of the word "painted"), and other than one guy with a fully painted army (he apparently bought it painted, is that common?) I was right in the middle of the road as far as the amount of my army that had paint on it. Is that common? I mean on one hand it comforts me that I'm not going to look lazy showing up with models covered with primer, but on the other hand it's nice to play against models that look like something other than primer and metal.
Anyway, a fun time. I'll have to find some time to get some more games in over the holidays, when I'll have some time off from work.