Monday, August 22, 2016

Siegeworld Apocalypse Event, ITC 40K Tournament, and Age of Sigmar Tournament


Siegeworld Productions and the Gateway Gamers Club have joined forces to bring you Siegeworld 2016! This event will be will be held the weekend of Aug 27th and 28th at the North County Recreational Center (link).

We are looking to grow Siegeworld, so starting in 2016 in addition to the Apocalypse battle, there will be a 40K ITC Tournament and an Age of Sigmar Tournament.

Siegeworld 2016 will be a 2 day event. Players have the option of participating in Siegeworld for 2 days or they can participate in the 40K ITC event and have the option of joining Siegeworld on day 2.

In the past Siegeworld has been known for massive games of floorhammer. Now Siegeworld is coming up to the tables! Yes, the battlefields of Siegeworld will be played on table tops. Siegeworld 2016 will be broken up into 2 to 3 battle fields. There will be the main battle table and 1-2 satellite battle tables. The main battle table will host the central battle. Here is where Battalions of Tanks, whole Chapters of Marines, and numerous Titans will clash for supremacy. The 1-2 satellite battle tables will play host to smaller engagements to gain control of either a long range artillery installation or an orbital defense relay.

More information and ticket purchasing info can be found here: http://gateway-gamers.com/index.html

This is event is hosted by the Gateway Gamers who were previously responsible for running all of the 40K and Warhammer Fantasy events at Diecon. They're a great bunch of guys who know what they are doing. 


I'm ridiculously excited for this. This is the one time a year I get to play an Apocalypse game. My five Imperial Knights and all of my various Space Marines are ready for action. And of course I'll be playing in the 40k ITC Tournament. If you're free this weekend, please come out and join in one of the events. IT"S GONNA BE AWESOME!!!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Fulgrim, Primarch of the Emperor's Children


Just finished Fulgrim for my 30k Emperor's Children army. Things are moving along nicely. I've also managed to complete a Leviathan Pattern Dreadnought and Contemptor Dreadnought. I'll try and get pics of those up soon. Next up is either going to be Lord Command Eidolon, 5 Palatine Blades, or my Landraider.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Fantasy Books and Games ITC Highlander Tourny July 30



Date and Time:
July 30th, 2016. Registration starts at 10 am. Dice roll at 11am.

Location:
1977 West Highway 50
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Format:
1850 points
Highlander style ITC event using the ITC FAQ found at the link below. https://docs.google.com/document/d/16nmBS2KZglu9JaGttpX_9lOYhYO2PQM47N8HvrsAA60/edit
Rounds Swiss Style

This tournament will be using all rules and supplements released prior to June 30th 2016 except for the Death from the Skies supplements. Please note the ITC changes to the psyker powers in the Angels of Death supplement. The Facebook FAQ drafts will also not be used. The ITC FAQ will be used.

Highlander Rules
Armies will consist of 1850 points or less, and may be constructed utilizing the following options:
o Players may utilize no more than 2 Detachments. Furthermore each Detachment is considered unique (0-1) and may only be taken once. Those detachments are a Combined Arms Detachment and an Allied Detachment.

o All units in the army are unique (0-1).

o Troops units lose their unique status if the army includes all types of Troops units available to it.
 Example 1: A Space Marines army may include multiple Tactical Squads only if it also includes a Scout Squad (and vice versa).
 Example 2: A Space Marines army that includes a Chapter Master on a bike may include multiple Tactical Squads only if it also includes a Bike Squad and a Scout Squad.
 Example 3: A Space Marines army with a Tau Empire Allied detachment may include multiple Tactical Squads only if it also includes a Scout Squad, Breacher Team, Strike Team, and Kroot squad.

o Units with the same name but from different Factions will be considered the same unit. Likewise, extremely similar units (from the same or different Factions) will be considered the same unit.
 Example 4: A Space Marines Landraider and a Space Wolves Landraider would be considered the same unit.
 Example 5: A Landraider and a Landraider Crusader would be considered the same unit.

o Special/Unique Characters are considered the same unit as indicated by their background and/or title.
 Example 6: Chief Librarian Tigerius and a Space Marines Librarian would be considered the same unit.

o All Battle Brother allies are treated as Allies of Convenience.

o Lords of War, Super-Heavies, and Gargantuan Creatures are not allowed.


o Forge World units are not allowed.


Missions:
ITC Missions 1, 5, and 6.

Entry Fee:
20.00 Dollars
All Entry fees will be fully used as prize support. Prizes will be given as store credit to Fantasy books and games.

Player Cap:
22 Players at max. Please preregister to ensure you get to play. Post in this thread to preregister.

Prizes:
1st Place (Battle Points) gets 45% of entry fees as store credit (assuming full turn out that is $198.00)
2nd Place (Battle Points) gets 25% of entry fees as store credit (assuming full turn out that is $110.00)
3rd Place (Battle Points) gets 15% of entry fees as store credit (assuming full turn out that is $66.00)
Randomly drawn door prize gets 15% of entry fees as store credit (assuming full turn out that is 66.00) Only players that did not make the top 3 are eligible to win this prize.

Although painting is encouraged, it is not a requirement that an army be painted. An unpainted army is eligible to play and win every prize with no penalty.

Please post any questions in this thread and I hope to see everyone there!

You can pre-register for this event here: http://www.gamemidwest.com/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=11831

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June 25th ITC Event in Fairview Heights IL


Date and Time:
June 25th, 2016. Registration starts at 10 am. Dice roll at 11am. Post HERE to preregister.

Location:
Fantasy Books and Games
1977 West Highway 50
Fairview Hts, IL 62208

Format:
1850 points
ITC Event with full ITC rules (http://www.frontlinegaming.org/community/frontline-gamings-independent-tournament-circuit/itc-2015-season-40k-tournament-format/)
3 Rounds Swiss Style

Missions:
ITC Missions 2, 3, and 6.

Entry Fee:
$20.00
All Entry fees will be fully used as prize support. Prizes will be given as store credit to Fantasy books and games.

Player Cap:
22 Players at max. Please preregister to ensure you get to play. Post HERE to preregister.

Prizes:
1st Place (Battle Points) gets 45% of entry fees as store credit (assuming full turn out that is $198.00)
2nd Place (Battle Points) gets 25% of entry fees as store credit (assuming full turn out that is $110.00)
3rd Place (Battle Points) gets 15% of entry fees as store credit (assuming full turn out that is $66.00)
Best Painted gets 15% of entry fees as store credit (assuming full turn out that is $66.00). Only players that did not make the top 3 are eligible to win this prize unless no other armies than the top 3 are fully painted.

Painting will be judged by me using a rubric. I will be using the rubric from Adepticon 2016 with two modifications. Here is a link (see page 4 of the url) http://www.adepticon.org/wpfiles/2016/201640Kchamp.pdf
1. Display Boards will NOT be part of the rubric.
2. Any player receiving more than 30 points will qualify for the second round of scoring instead of 37 points as their rubric did. This means the max score is 33 (30 from first round of judging and 3 from second round). Please keep in mind that painting will not reflect in your overall score nor in your ITC points earned at the event and is purely being judged for purposes of the best painted award.

This is the second tournament that will be done at this location as part of an ongoing monthly series of ITC events. Please post any questions in this thread and I hope to see everyone there!

Below are a some pics from our first event. Everything went of without a hitch and all who attended seem to have a great time!









Thursday, June 2, 2016

X-wing Wave 9 Announced!!!


X-wings wave 9 has just been announced! Head on over to Fantasy Flight Games for the full info.

The new ships are:

  • ARC-170 Expansion Pack
  • Special Forces TIE Expansion Pack
  • Protectorate Starfighter Expansion Pack
  • Shadow Caster Expansion Pack

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Adepticon and the 2016 Warhammer Championships


My first Adepticon is in the bag. It was a fantastic experience and I can't wait to do it again. Between the Lonely Havocs and the Gateway Gamers, our area group managed to take home a few awards and earn some top ranks.



Gateway Gamers team of Avery Windau, Jeff Berdar, Doug James, and Mike Horner took a 10th place finish overall in the Team Tournament as well as one of them winning a top player award in the Badab War Narrative Campaign. Congrats to the Gateway Gamers!


Our very own Squoze took home top honors for painting in the Necromunda event. Good job Squoze!

As for me and the 40k Championship, here's the recap:

My List:

Gladius Strike Force (Faction: White Scars)
Battle Demi-Company

HQ
Kor'sarro Khan - Moondrakkan
Elites
5x Space Marine Command Squad - Apothecary, Bikes, Grav-Guns
Razorback
Troops
5x Tactical Squad - Grav-Gun, Combi-Grav
Razorback
5x Tactical Squad - Grav-Gun, Combi-Grav
Razorback
5x Tactical Squad - Grav-Gun, Combi-Grav
Razorback
Fast Attack
3x Space Marine Bikes - 2x Grav-Guns
Heavy Support
5x Devastators - 2x Grav-Cannons and Grav-Amps
Rhino - Dozer Blade

Battle Demi-Company
HQ
Chaplain - Space Marine Bike, Hunters Eye
Elites
5x Space Marine Command Squad - 5x Melta-Guns
Drop Pod
Troops
5x Tactical Squad - Grav-Cannon and Grav-Amp
Rhino
5x Tactical Squad - Melta-Gun, Combi-Melta
Drop Pod
5x Tactical Squad - Melta-Gun, Combi-Melta
Drop Pod
Fast Attack
3x Space Marine Bikes - 2x Grav-Guns
Heavy Support
5x Devastators - 2x Grav-Cannons and Grav-Amps
Rhino - Dozer Blade

10th Company Task ForceTroops
5x Scouts - Sniper Rifle
5x Scouts - Sniper Rifle
5x Scouts

Game 1: Space Wolves (Kyle Chapin)


Deployment: Vanguard
Mission 1: King of the Hill (Cumulative Points by being within 12" of the center of the table)
Mission 2: Emperor's Will

Werewolves and dudes riding bears. Scary stuff. He won all the rolls, chose his side, and decided to deploy and go first. He was using the Deathpack formation from the new Start Collecting Space Wolves box. It basically allowed any unit within 12" of his Wolf Lord to run and charge. Which essentially set him up for a turn one charge with fleet. I deployed back to what I thought would put him just out of range. Turn one he dropped his pod right on my front line and blew up an empty Razorback giving him first blood. His 3 units of Thunder Bears all moved up along with the Landraider containing Wulfen. Unfortunately for me, he rolled really well for his run rolls and was in range for charges with his HQ unit and the Wulfen. As luck would have it, he failed both fleet charges needing something like 9" for both.


My two pods both came in and did work. My command squad with 5 meltas took out all but 1 of the Wulfen and my Tactical squad immobilized and stunned the Landraider taking it down to 2 hull points. My bike Command Squad charged his Grey Hunters killing all but one. Shots from Devastators, Razorbacks, and Bikes would kill one of his Thunder Bear squads. He had broken a Rune Priest off of his HQ unit to take out some Scouts I had infiltrated behind his army. He clearly didn't get the memo that Scouts are the shit. They would take him down in a hail of gunfire.

In his turn 2 he would fail a 4" fleet charge with his HQ unit and the last of the Wulfen died on overwatch. After that it was really just a clean up game for me. I ended up table him on turn 4 getting a full 30 points.

Game 2: Eldar


Deployment: Dawn of War
Mission 1: Divide to Conquer (Two 12" radius cumulative scoring areas. One for each player. Controlling or contesting the other players gives more points.)
Mission 2: Double Kill Points

My second opponent of the day brought something very similar to the list that won the Las Vegas Open in February. 45 Warp Spiders with scatter bike support. The one notable difference was the lack of a Wraithknight. I won the roll to choose sides and he won the roll to choose who deployed and went first. He chose to have me go first. I set up and he decided to null deploy. The game started and I moved half of my force onto his objective and half onto mine. During his first turn he dropped his pod onto my objective with a Tactical Squad and Librarian. Their shooting killed 1 bike. Turn 2 hit and I jumped up 5 points for being on both objectives. I wiped out the pod, Tactical Marines, and the Librarian netting me 6 more points. His turn 2, all except three of his Warp Spider squads came on. He managed to take out some bikes and some Razorbacks this turn. We would go on trading units back and forth heavily for the rest of the game.


Sadly for him, only a hand full of his units were objective secured while nearly all of mine were. I was smart enough to target those units first and wipe them off the board. This meant that I was usually scoring 6 points a turn on objectives alone since he couldn't contest them. While he got a ton of kill points I managed to do the same. In the end I also won this game with a perfect 30 points.

Game 3: Khorne Daemonkin (Kelsey Haley)


Deployment: Hammer and Anvil
Mission 1: Meat Grinder
Mission 2: Crusade

Let me just start by saying Kelsey Haley is an awesome guy. We started the game with him pouring us a couple shots of some pretty stellar scotch and it wasn't the last one we had. Kelsey was running 8 Maulerfiends and a Brass Scorpion in the Hellforged Hunting Pack formation. Good times. I felt like I had met Kelsey before. It wasn't until the end of the game when I realized that I've watched Kelsey in a few battle reports on the Long War Youtube channel.

Kelsey won the roll to choose sides and to deploy/go first. In his first turn he moved everything forward. Shots from the Brass Scorpion took out a unit of bikes. My turn one, the 5 melta gun Command Squad and a melta/combi melta Tactical Squad came in near the Brass Scorpion. I basically fired everything I could into the Brass Scorpion this round and blew it up. It had to happen asap or it was gonna mulch me.


In his turn 2 he assaulted with all of his Maulerfiends. One of them blew up to a lucky melta gun overwatch. I think another would get immobilized by a grav-gun on the charge. Lucky stuff for me. The others all made their targets. If I recall correctly, he destroyed a Rhino, Razorback, a unit of Scouts, and Tactical Squad. One tactical squad survived an assault and hit and ran out. In my turn I either immobilized or blew up all but 2 of his Maulerfiends. Knowing that he couldn't pull out a win with only 2, he conceded the game. Another perfect score of 30.

At this point I'm thinking, "Holy shit! I may actually make top 16 at my first Adepticon."

Game 4: Chaos Daemons (Nick Nanavati)


Deployment: Dawn of War
Mission 1: Cumulative Objectives (Each objective was worth 2 points if you were on it at the start of your turn, starting round 2.)
Mission 2: Crusade

Nick was running a Daemons CAD and the Burning Skyhost from the War Zone Fenris book. It consisted of 9 units of Screamers and 1 Herald on a Disc. From what I can remember, his CAD had Fateweaver, Nurglings, and 2 Heralds on Discs. I'm fairly certain there were a couple other units as well but at the moment I can't recall. He also had an Imperial Bunker with a Comms Relay. His Screamer star was pretty standard. Grimoire, Invis, unkillable, etc. I won the roll to choose sides and Nick won the roll to deploy first and choose who went first. We both placed objectives in a small triangle in the opposite corners of our deployment zones. He castled up in the corner with all of his objectives. He surround his Heralds to ensure I wouldn't be able to kill any. I deployed half of my army on my objectives and the other half directly across from him. I reserved all of my bikes including my command squad. I chose not to scout because I felt that it would just be feeding him units. Screamers poo on light transports in assault. He ended up giving me first turn and the game started.

It was night fight so he was jinking for 3+'s re-rolling 1's which is tough to kill, especially on 2 wound models. I would have had to eat through 8 Screamers before getting to the Heralds. I decided that I would just ignore that unit and make an attempt at killing Fateweaver. Both pods came in contesting 2 of his objectives. I poured every shot I could get in to Fateweaver. Sadly, I couldn't finish him off and left him alive with 2 wounds. I also killed 1 Screamer and 2 Nurglings. Having brought a ton of Grav weaponry to counter Eldar, really backfired on me in this round. They only wounded on 6's since daemons have no armor saves. Sad times. In his turn one he took half of the Screamers and lined them up down the entire left side of the board. If my outflank reserves came in on that side they would die immediately from the inability to come on 1" away from any of his models. I definitely didn't see that one coming. It was a fantastic play. Fateweaver flew forward killing a marine with vector strike. His Screamer star powered up and became unkillable. He used it to multi-assault a drop pod and a unit of Tactical Marines killing both.

At the start of turn two I grabbed 6 points for holding 3 objectives. I attempted to drop another pod on one of his objectives but scattered off. The 2 units of the bikes came in. One would die to his screamer wall and the other came in on the opposite edge. Shooting would see me drop another wound from Fateweaver and kill a couple Screamers. Fateweaver attempted to kill some Rhinos with psyker powers and failed. His turn 2 he grabbed 2 points for objectives. He attempted to deep strike in a unit of Nurglings, misshaped, rolled a 1, and lost them to the warp. He attempted to bring in the second unit in the same place and misshaped again. This time I got to place them and I put them in his back corner where he deployed. He assaulted and killed both pods as well as a unit of Tactical Marines.

Turn 3 I grabbed another 6 points. My Bike Command Squad and HQ's came in on my side of the board avoiding the Screamer wall. I killed a few screamers and tried to kill Fatewaver but the slippery bastard refused to die. He grabbed 6 points for objectives at the start of his turn. Fateweaver flew off the board. The Screamer star summoned more Screamers. Now that all of my units were on the board the Screamer wall decided to join the game. The screamers all made a bum rush towards my transports. He managed to surround 2 in assaults this turn killing them and the guys inside since they couldn't disembark while the vehicle was surrounded.

The next two turns were pretty much the exact same thing. I new after turn 3 that my only chance of winning was for the game to end on turn 5. At that point I held 2 objectives and he held 4. Had the game ended It would have been almost a tie. Sadly, it didn't go down that way. Turn 6 happened and it was the nail in the coffin. Screamers finally munched up all of the units I had on any objectives. Crusade objectives were worth 5 points at the end of the game and having all six shot him up 30 points. In the end I got 0 points and he got the perfect 30.


I finished 28th/190ish players which put me in the top 15%. Not bad for one of the biggest grand tournaments in the country and my first large scale event. The only thing that stopped me from making it to the top was getting paired with Nick for my 4th and final game of the day. Nick Nanavati has won Adepticon 3 years and been in the top 10 for the past 6. He was an incredibly difficult opponent and great to play against. It was a great game. I'll chalk that up as a win in my book.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

May 28th ITC Event in Fairview Heights IL


Date and Time:
May 28th, 2016 at 10am

Location:
Fantasy Books and Games
1977 West Highway 50
Fairview Hts, IL 62208

Format:
1850 points
ITC Event with full ITC rules (http://www.frontlinegaming.org/community/frontline-gamings-independent-tournament-circuit/itc-2015-season-40k-tournament-format/)
3 Rounds Swiss Style

Missions:
ITC Missions, Exact Missions to be announced in first week of May

Entry Fee:
$20.00
All Entry fees will be fully used as prize support. Prizes will be given as store credit to Fantasy books and games.

Player Cap:
22 Players at max. Please preregister to ensure you get to play. Post HERE to preregister.

Prizes:
1st Place (Battle Points) gets 45% of entry fees as store credit (assuming full turn out that is $198.00)
2nd Place (Battle Points) gets 25% of entry fees as store credit (assuming full turn out that is $110.00)
3rd Place (Battle Points) gets 15% of entry fees as store credit (assuming full turn out that is $66.00)
Best Painted gets 15% of entry fees as store credit (assuming full turn out that is $66.00)

Painting will be judged using a rubric to be posted in the first week of May.

This is the first tournament that will be done at this location as part of an ongoing monthly series of ITC events. Please post any questions in this thread and I hope to see everyone there!