On October 25th we'll be running a small Warhammer 40.000 tournament for the many new players in our local community.
To keep things friendly the participation cost will be 6 euros, which will cover both the rent for the playing area and some small prizes for all participants. This fee will need to be paid at the start of the event.
We'll be keeping things simple by using 500-point armies, using the Matched Play rules for army construction as provided in the rulebook. If you have any questions about how this works and if your planned list is legal, contact the organisers.
All participants will need to provide a valid army list to the organisers (Benjamin and Marko) at least a week before the start of the event, so we can make sure no-one accidentally shows up with a force that wouldn't be allowed by the rules.
The event will start at 10AM with some explanation and finishing of signups, so make sure you're not late.
We'll be playing 3 rounds, using a different mission in each. Each round will last 100 minutes, which should provide enough time to complete each game. There will be small breaks between rounds to figure out the pairings for the next round.
This means the event should finish somewhere in the late afternoon.
The missions we'll be playing are all from the Matched Play part of the Core Book: Incisive Attack, Outriders and Encircle (see pg. 286-288).
However, there will be some small changes to make things a bit less complicated:
- The 10 victory points for having a Battle-Ready painted force will not be counted, so there's no requirement to use a fully painted army. It still looks cooler, of course...
- The secondary objectives are fixed for each mission, so players can't pick them themselves.
- The secondary objectives Slay the Warlord and First Strike will be used in all three rounds. The mission-specific secondary objective will also be used in each round.
With this scoring setup, you can score a maximum of 45 victory points for your primary objective and up to 29 for the three secondaries (6, 8 and 15 respectively).
Players will be given scoring sheets where they can fill in these scores after the game. Those sheets are then handed to the organisers so they can determine the standings and the pairings for the later rounds.
We'll be using a Swiss system of pairings, so you'll be playing against opponents with similar scores to yourself. This also means that even if you can no longer win a game, scoring more victory points is still useful to improve your final result in the event.
In addition to signing up on this event page, please also contact the organisers so we know who each sign-up is.
If you're an experienced player, please talk to the organisers before you sign up. We want to make really sure that any less-experienced player who wants a spot gets one, before any experienced players.
This is intended to be a friendly event to gain more experience with the game.
Things to bring to the event:
- The core book. This has the missions you'll be playing, the core Stratagems you can use and the terrain rules, in addition to the core rules.
- Your army's Codex, including any relevant FAQs or expansions you're using content from.
- At least two copies of your army list, including equipment choices and the like, printed out. Printing these at the store isn't an option, unfortunately.
- Your army. Models are supposed to be fully assembled and modeled with the equipment options you've given the units. If you're unsure if something counts for that, contact the organisers.
- A tape measure marked in inches so you can actually measure distances.
- A serious amount of six-sided dice. At least 20 is generally recommended. Some kind of dice tray is often useful too, to stop the dice from bouncing all across the table.
- At least 2 objective markers. These should be about the size of a 40mm base and easily spotted and distinguished from actual models.
- A pen or pencil, both to write your results onto the scoring sheet and (possibly) to keep track of your current score during the game.
If you're unable to bring any of these things, please contact the organisers well in advance so we can see what we can do to help.
COVID restrictions will of course be enforced, so you're not allowed to bring along spectators and are required to properly maintain social distancing even during the event.