Thursday, September 29, 2011
Preparing for a Busy Season
Well I have been busy preparing and playing a variety of games and systems and planning events. With the Mechanicon Grand Tournament and Convention on the horizon November 4, 5, and 6, myself and many of my fellow gamers are all getting ready to participate in a variety of events that weekend.
We also had a local round of ‘ard boyz for Warhammer 40K. I had entered that event with high hopes, but ended up making critical mistakes. I won one game with a minor vicotory, but started late, waiting for an opponent to arrive. I fought my 2nd game vs. a Chaos Marines player to a minor loss, but almost had a draw. My last game was against Space Wolves and I got the teeth kicked out of my orks. In the end I went 0-2-1 and fell to 5th place. Ah well, you live and learn. Even us veterans need to get our butts beaten to humble us and get us to review and relearn some new tricks.
Our local club, of which I am the president of, the Berks-PA Gaming Club, has been invited to host a series of Kill Team mini-tournaments. We have put together a really exciting set up using Warhammer 40K Kill-Team rules that can be found in the back of the Games Workshop’s Battle Missions book. We added our own input into house rules and provided our own Berks Club Kill Team Rules set.
We will be running three sessions of Kill Team events, each with 3 games to play at 45 minutes per game and 15 minutes break in between rounds allowing for a 3-hour event. We are hosting one game Satuday afternoon, one Saturday night after the Warhammer 40K Grand Tournament round, allowing GT players to participate and also a round Sunday afternoon.
We had held a local in-house Kill Team tournament as well, this was to help us work out the bugs of our tournament packet and the missions we plan to use. This was a very successful event. We had an optional “pool” and each player contributed $2 each. With 12 players, our club kicked in another $11 making the total a $35 gift card to the local hobby store we play at. That prize went to the overall winner and really was a nice idea and was a huge success.
Our awesome club city fight boards made by Angel Crespo, who also makes this wonderful terrain on commission for people. Our tables will be available for Open Gaming during the times that they are not being used for tournaments.
The Mechanicon Grand Tournament is still the main focus of many players and we are hoping to bring around eight of the Berks club players to the event. We are hosting our own in-house tournament at the local store we play at, The Last Level, called the “Berks Road to Mechanicon” tournament. This 1850 pointj Warhammer 40K tournament being held this weekend, October 1st, features prizes for $20 entry, with first place prize being a fully paid ticket to compete in the Mechanicon Grand Tournament, valued at $125.00!