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March 29th 1999 Warhammer 40K tournament RESULTS

Lord Hanaur

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8610 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 583-9708

March 29th 2014
See the schedule Below

WHAT: 1999 point Warhammer 40,000

WHY: Because you worked so hard on your forces and you need a place to try them out for realsies

WHO: You and every friend you can muster or tell about this event.

Find a friend and bring them. It’s silly not to travel in packs. And so maybe two or three friends then.  and maybe bring 10 or twenty of those packs.

What does this mean for you and your life as a gamer? Well so glad you asked! It means that those of you who have been putting off painting now have no excuse. It’s an excuse to get some work done and win some stuff. Should be good times.

There are a few things that are bound to need attention so let me start right off:

A. $20 per person.
1. We are not using Stronghold, nor Escalation rules for this particular event.
2. You can use any official Codex, and any non-Escalation or Stronghold related Dataslate that you can provide rules for to your opponent before, during, and after the game.
3. Forge World RULES will not be used. Forge World Models can be used as appropriate proxies so long as they require no extensive explanation to your opponent and are more or less the correct dimensions.

4. When “time” is called, if the current round is not complete, you will return to the previous rounds victory condition total to see who won. You must complete the entire rounds events for the round to count. Rounds are over when the judge tells you they are over. If your clock contradicts that of the judge, the judges clock will be the one we use.

5. SLOW PLAYING WILL NEVER BE OKAY. For those unfamiliar with that term, it means that you intentionally slow down the game in order to avoid losing. Certain armies are like thundering hammer blows in the early going, but they take it in the shorts later on. Tau are a good example of an army that can be up by 6 KP’s before they start losing things...but they lose them pretty rapidly later. So if a Tau player was himming and hawing and generally going slow to avoid the loss, I would have no compunction about issuing a warning or even a Victory Point Penalty. If that warning does not have the desired effect, I will simply exclude you from prize consideration. So, your best bet if time is running down and there may or may not be enough time to finish another round, don’t sit around discussing it. Just mark what the current Victory condition totals are and play on. Then if the next round truly cannot be completed in GOOD FAITH, then you return to that previous completed rounds score as your final one.

Prizes in General:
You can win multiple prizes. If you win Best Sportsman, you win it. If you win Best General, you get that too. Makes no sense to give a title like Best Sportsman to someone who was third best for example. Just doesn’t.

Prizes will be determined by the number of players present. Best General and Best Sportsman are guaranteed to be prizes. It’s simple math: we want the prize to be worth the effort. So if you tell EVERYONE, FACEBOOK EVERYONE and generally don’t procrastinate nor let up in your recruiting of players for the event; and don’t let any bias get in the way of having a good time, then we should have no problem giving more prizes. =). If we reach 12 players, Best Painted will have a Prize. If we reach 16, here will be a prize for Best General.

6.  Bring your main rule book, Codex FAQ, Templates, Dice, objective Markers etc... so others don't have to borrow you theirs.

Painting Requirement:

We will not judge paint with a rubric, but we will REQUIRE painting. Any unpainted models can and will be be permanently removed from play for the tournament by a judge. Don’t act offended when it happens. You have now been told ahead of time that all models must meet the three color standard (Base color, contrasting color and probably weapons or something).

If there is a prize for paint, it will be player voted, not judged by me (because the Good Lord knows I have no business judging it). Each player will inspect the armies during our lunch break and name their favorite. Most votes wins. Tie goes to the person with the least number of wins. Makes it worth painting no matter whether you win or lose, don’t you think?

Other Stuff:
Make your life easy: bring a display board. So much easier to move armies about and display them and people like them. A plank or even a McDonald Tray is better than loading and unloading from a bag. Just a suggestion, not a requirement.

QUESTIONS: We ALL forget rules! There are a LOT of codex’s with many rules interactions and then there are FAQ’s that create another layer of possible discussion. In addition, the parallax effect can make us see things differently from one another on blasts and so on. Talk about it for a minute, look it up (The index works great) and if you cannot agree (and it happens), dice it off so you don’t get into a slow play situation. But if you feel like it is imperative to the outcome of the game, or maybe neither one of you feels sure ENOUGH to make a call on it either way, then call for a judge. Rulings are final until the tourney is over and will be the best attempt at correctitude we can make at the time. Sadly, we’re wrong sometimes. But if a decision HAS to be made by a third party, we’ll make it. Better that you ask before the tourney (see the schedule?) or you and your opponent settle it to continue having fun.


10:00 Registration. Pay up folks.
10:15 Announcements and repeating one self for those who didn’t bother to read this. Go over oddball FAQ questions, preferably with a focus on being cool to one another. Occam s Razor is the rule.
10:25 Tables assigned and moving of armies begins.
10:45 to 1:30 Round 1
1:30 Set your army up for inspection and voting.  You never know!
1:45 Voting on Paint.
2:00 to 2:30 Lunch
2:30 Matchups announced, shuffling of armies
2:45 to 5:00: Round 2!
5:15 Matchups announced, shuffling of Armies begins
5:30 to 7:45 SPEED ROUND 3, Cause Champions go fast.
8:00 Prizes announced and Forum fills with joyous “what a great time I had” accolades, because we all know no one ever complains after a tournament afterwards (tongue in cheek here)
8:15 After tourney Gaming to include...well any game you want. Cause it’s your time. Flames of War, War Machine, Warhammer...you name it, they have it.

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BTW, I may play the ringer but will be prize ineligible.  I know we had a guy running tournies for a bit there who was running and winning (i suppose...) his own tournies (like 3 in a row) and well... Not awesome. So anyone who may have experienced that, fear not.


I'll see you all tomorrow I am sure.  Again do not forget.  the store has pledged serious prize support for a good turn out so make it one!

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Okely Dokely.


Thought some would have an interest in the results.  First, it was GREAT to have the local store supporting this so well.  The Game Matrix was really great about everything.  We were able to give away some really nice prizes.  The ones you will care about, no doubt, are:


Best General got a whopping $150.  Congratulations to Matt Stevens for competing and getting some money to get his new Imperial Guard army rolling.  he already has an impressive collection of them and now can start updating them thanks to his tourney winnings!


Best painted went to some really beautiful Grey Knights, painted and played by their owner Mike Matt.  He took $75 for doing it and was able to buy a Storm Raven he had been planning on getting.


Our Eye on the Prize winner this time was one of the twins, Ed Skewis, who general'd his Eldar and racked up an IMPRESSIVE victory points total.  Although he was not able to carry the day in every game, his every opponent knew they'd been in a serious fight with the big dogs.  He took $35 and was able to get the Necron codex he wanted


Lastly we gave Best Sportman to a really great guy John Costello who was also my first opponent (I played the Ringer army).  He used his winnings to help him get his Ravager and his VoidRaven Bomber.  He got top marks from his opponents including me.  We actually had a three way tie for Best Sportsman and John won by tie breaker, which was awesome.  I think that John Miller and Scott Mason both deserved Honorable Mention in this category.


For those who came and made this a great event, thank you.  I am really glad you were able to come.  Bring a friend next time so we can expand the prize pool to new heights!  If you enjoyed yourself, let people know, and make sure to facebook them about the future events at the Game Matrix.  Good store, lots of space and an owner whose very supportive of tournaments and actually spends his prize support on...you know...prize support.  =)

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