Posts Tagged ‘Tournament’

Batman Worldwide Tournament – UK Prizes

Posted on August 27th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Today we have some news on the prizes for the Batman Worldwide Tournament.
The UK event will be held at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham which you may recognize as WAYNE MANOR from the Dark Knight movies.

While there is still a boxes of official goodies to come in from Knight Models and DC Comics, all this is in hand…..

Two, yes TWO, Arkham Asylums! This will be for the overall winner and the best Cosplay.

All of these other goodies are up for grabs as well. KR cases, canvases and assorted Batman bits.
As I said, there is still stuff to come in from KM and DC so expect to see lots of models and comics as well.
I’m sure ToaTS can sort out some minis as well ;)

With a month to go, there are now only 30 places left for this event.
If you want to take parts, tickets are £12.50 and payable via Paypal to [email protected]

Will you be playing Batman at Batman’s house on Batman day to win some Batman stuff?

- Batman………. I mean Hendybadger

Army List: Astra Militarum 1500 pts Semi-Competitive

Posted on August 27th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Wow, it’s been a while between posts! But a change of career, moving house, and the general lull in 40k-related internet activity of the last couple of months will do that. While I haven’t had time to post recently, I’ve still managed to sneak in a few small games with my Astra Militarum, and I’ve signed up for a local store tournament this weekend. It’s a 1500 pts event running modified Maelstrom missions, that is thankfully free of arbitrary list restrictions but comes with an expectation of moderate armies—I respect this expectation, so I’ve put together what I think is a suitably ‘semi-competitive’ Astra list.
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Batman International Tournament – UK Event – 1 Month Away!

Posted on August 24th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hi folks!
The Worldwide Batman Miniature Game tournament is only 1 month away! (Well, 1 month and 2 days)

With that in mind, the blog here on ToaTS will be a little quieter over the next few weeks as we get things prepared like finishing off Arkham Asylum and swotting up on the rules and FAQ.

The event pack for the UK tournament is now up. You can find it HERE and it contains full info on the games, location and painting events along with the cosplay competition and more.

If you want to take part Tickets are £12.50 payable via Paypal to [email protected]

Please leaved your contact details when making payment. An e-ticket will be sent to you prior to the event.
Be quick though as half of the tickets have been sold already.
With prizes like Arkham Asylum kits and goodies direct from DC, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

Will you be taking part?
If so, see you there!
- Hendybadger

Scandi-licious part 3

Posted on August 16th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Hello people,Not a lot of chance to post yesterday as it was a very long intense day.First off Nigel took the Armada title to become Nordic, and as such European, Champion!For myself I ended up going 5-1 to claim 10th in the Swiss and my first top 16 c…

40k Tournament Report: Gamersaurus Rex 2015 Invitational Qualifiers 2015

Posted on August 16th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Those who have been following the blog would have noticed that I have been practicing and preparing my Tyranids for an upcoming tournament. I have been a bit cagey giving out too much information regarding my list and my opponents’ army lists for fear …

Scandi-licious part 2

Posted on August 14th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings from Ballerup! Other than a slightly delayed flight the trip in was straight forward and uneventful.Rocking up at the venue this morning you could hear the event logistics continue to creak but at the end of the day Imperial Assault, Netrunne…

Batman Worldwide Tournament – UK Info

Posted on August 13th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Hi all,
There is now some info online about the UK Batman Day Worldwide BMG Tournament.

Batman Miniature Game Worldwide Tournament (UK), on the 26th of September @ Wollaton Hall.

Tickets are £12.50 payable via Paypal to [email protected]
Please leaved your contact details when making payment. An e-ticket will be sent to you prior to the event.
The tournament will run with 350 REP and $1500, more information will be released in the next few days when the official event pack is completed.

Thanks to Knight Models and DC Comics who have supplied us with some great prizes for the first BMG Worldwide Tournament.

Are you thinking of going?

- Hendybadger

ETC in Prague

Posted on August 10th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Last week ended for me quite surprisingly with watching the livestream of the European Team Championship event in Prague. The event consists of 3 team tournaments in Flames of War, Warhammer 40K and most likely the last time this year Warhammer Fantasy Battles. It is paired with the ESC (the Singleplayer Championship) which I didn’t follow.
“Bastion” or “Saper” had a really big bulk of equipment in Prague and made an awesome coverage of the event on Twitch. At the moment it looks like he is uploading the matches and stuff on his Youtube channel, so if you are interested please pay him a visit.

I was quite fascinated because I already lost interest in the GW games but the presentation of the event and the nice mixture in the reporting kept me looking and returning to the stream.

The Flames of War table which was shown was absolutely fantastic and looked more like a diorama than a gaming table. It is only shown partially on the picture stream of the events Facebook page but you can guess how the whole thing looked like:

Flames of War

The stream itself is full of random geekiness and tournament impressions so it is worth a look.

This year Germany dominated in Warhammer 40K and achieved a new points record and  took home the first place. Also in Warhammer Fantasy Battles the team placed first (after some unbelievable close final matches) and in Flames of War they achieved a respectable 9th place. Congrats to all of the players and also kudos for playing in those rough conditions. It was extremely loud and roughly 40°C without working AC.

For the next year there is already a discussion taking place what game they will take instead of WHFB. Kings of War is handled here as follow up, which would be quite cool.

Hope you enjoyed and have a good start into your week!

So long

Clash of Cultures: Tournament Play

Posted on August 7th, 2015 under , . Posted by

by “Dirty” Jon Baber


I really like to participate in Flames of War tournaments.  Making lists, predicting – often incorrectly – what the current meta-game lists are, thinking up mission strategies – all of these things are really fun for me.  In talking with other tournament participants over the years, I have heard a ton of thoughts on tournaments.  In my mind, I have broadly divided the admittedly nuanced thoughts and approaches into Serious and Casual tournament participants.

So, what do I mean by these VERY broad categories?  When I talk about Serious tournament players, I mean the people who are trying to win it.  In addition, I mean people who will find their ranking in the tournament important – perhaps they are trying to finish in the top 10 or top third or improve their standing from the last tournament.  These people have usually spent some significant time thinking through their lists and tailoring them for the particular tournament.  Perhaps they have painted up some new units or tweaked an existing list or gone through some specific changes and plans for the missions to be played.  In any case, the Serious tournament player has invested significant time into tournament prep and is keenly interested in the outcome.

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Announcement: Dutch Nationals on 5th of September

Posted on August 6th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

For our small nation, it’s pretty big news: The Dutch Nationals are coming to town, and as an added bonus, to one of the most beautiful cities of Holland: The Hague!  The Hague is the seat of government of our small nation, but it isn’t the capital. Other than that, the city is near the…

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Play Batman on Batman Day Worldwide!

Posted on August 4th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Keep an eye out for more info.ToaTS will be there at the UK event in Wollaton Hall aka Wayne Manor. Not playing but may be able to get in a couple of pick-up games over the weekend.- Hendybadger

Batman Tournament Time – Who to Pick?

Posted on July 29th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

West Coast Gamers announced their first Annual Batman Miniature Game Tournament this week, and it will be taking place in Aspatria, Cumbria. Despite being an hour away, this will probably be the closest I can get to a “local” tournament (Cumb…

Kasual’s Daemons of Chaos For Sale!

Posted on July 26th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I’m not leaving the great game of warhammer, I’m simply consolidating. I love this army, but I feel like it is complete and time to move on painting, hobbying, and competitively speaking. My loss is your gain! Come take a…

Summer Tournament Diet

Posted on July 6th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

By Matt MacKenzie

With warmer weather, a growing list of things around the house that need your attention, do you have time for tournament war gaming?

Read on and find out how you can still get the most out of your competitive spirit during the summer!

There comes a point where sometimes you have to look at the busy life you lead and wonder if you have the time to fit it all in. Once the winter blahs are gone and the sun of Spring turns into Summer sweat, playing games indoors may not be on your radar. Playing tournaments present problems all on their own. Long weekends, vacation time, and spending time with family, it all plays a part in your ability to get away with your army and crush your opponent on the virtual felt.

Simple things in the winter, like painting and preparing your army might be a little harder to do once the warmer weather rolls around. Maybe you have a deck to stain or a tree fort to build instead!! Put down the brushes!

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Keystone Trophies!

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Just the two of us

Posted on June 28th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Hello people,

As a variation to the recent Infinity theme myself and Nigel G, aka The Dark Destroyer, took a trip to Dunstable for 5 rounds of flying casual. As a challenge we swapped regular roles Nigel runing a swarm while I went with a two ship build of Soontir Fell and Admiral Chirpy both loaded to the gills.

I’m more than happy with Soontir and have had previous success with the decimator. It’s a bit of a notorious net-list which I would normally generally avoid up curiosity won out. Despite having experience with both elements I felt shorn of my  customary swarm.

In short I ended up with a 100-nil win, a 100-nil loss, two close losses and a nil-nil draw which supports the belief that even net-lists need to be well flown.

Generally I know where I went wrong and what I forgot at times. I flew Soontir well but I kind of had to as I let Chirpy died too quickly too often, though dice did play their part at times. I’d been advised that with two ships ALWAYS play the safe option but a few moments of red mist proved crucial.

Overall it was good to give a two ship list a go. It increased my understanding playing with and against such lists, the day was pretty much dominated by them. I can see why Decimators have dropped down the meta list which itself makes me want to see what I can do with a similar list. Kenkirk has done well for me previously as has the Pope-Mobile so there are a few options

We can make it if we try ☺

Slowburn Month 2: 2v2 Games Day at ITE Central

Posted on June 27th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It is the end of Month 2 for the Slowburn League at Titan Games and this time we had the opportunity to participate in a Games Day. This was held in conjunction with the Campus Game Fest held over at ITE Central. Starting at 12PM, we broke off into groups of 2. Owing to the size of the venue, each 2v2 grouping only had 4×4 play space. It was a little cramp but overall it turned out excellent. 
Keeping the games simple, these were the rules we played to:
  1. 500 points per player. This army must be fully painted with completed bases.
  2. Armies should be composed using detachments or formations found in the main rulebook or faction specific books.
  3. Two Rounds of games with random pairing per round (i.e. you will be playing with a random player each Round). Pairing will be drawn out of a hat.
  4. You will be playing two of the six Maelstrom Missions from the main 40k Rulebook. The mission will be randomly determined on the actual Games Day itself.
  5. The pair will score and are treated as one individual throughout that pairing.
  6. The pair will nominate a Warlord for that Round and declare it to the opponent.
  7. For the duration of the pairing, both players share Maelstrom Mission Victory Objectives and Points.
  8. Faction restrictions remain the same (e.g. Come the Apocalypse remain Come the Apocalypse – all restrictions remain).
  9. Power Dice for the Psychic Phase will be determined based on 1D6 and this will be shared by the pair.
  10. For the purpose of the 2v2, the pair will use the Tactical Mission Objective cards instead of the faction specific cards.
  11. Win: 3 points, Lose: 1 point, Draw: 2 points. Tie breakers are determined using the difference in Maelstrom Mission Victory Points so do keep track of your round scores and report it to the Organizer. 

The Participants were:
1. Wei Ming
2. Samuel Kan
3. Mark Ong
4. Edward Goh
5. Austin
6. Timothy Dorville
7. XY
8. Charles Lee
9. Raymond Tan
10. Marshall Sim
11. Rico Chia
12. Melvin Cheng
13. Alan Maybury
14. Tze Min Lim

With 14 players, it meant 2 players had to duke it out as a 1v1 which turned out to be excellent. It created a scenario where you need to bring balanced lists! 
Here are some pics of the event and some of the games I played in. 
The first mission was Contact Lost, forcing us each to capture Objectives in order to generate more Tactical Objectives
My first match up was with Charles and he brought Grey Knights. Our opponents were Alan and Defeng who played Dark Eldar and Imperial Guard. It was a close game and at the end, we lost by 1 VP! If that Drop Pod had survived, we would have secured Line Breaker and drew the game! 

The table to my right had Rico (Necrons) and Sam (Nids) paired up against Marshall (IG) and Edward (Chaos)

More games at the back with White Scars by Zim vs Necrons by XY. Not too sure who were the others. 

Rico as always pulling out best painted stuff! So sickly sweet! 

We played on Table 1 and this was aptly named. We kept rolling ones.

Glorious last stand by Librarian Xavier (Charles Xavier, get it? X-Men reference right there)

After consolidating the results, YC (whom I have to thank for the excellent job of creating a powerful spreadsheet with Defeng to monitor the results) put us into our next pairs. I was teamed up with Tim and played against Alan (AGAIN!) and Marshall.

The second mission was The Spoils of War, where each side will “share” Secure Objective cards, effectively allowing you to “steal” the opponents’ Tactical Objectives.

Tim and I decided to play the Refused Flank strategy and went for the objectives from turn 1.

Behind me, Zim was playing with Melvin and Charles was teamed up with Defeng

First Turn

This game was extremely hard fought with the game going strong early. I have found a new hero in my list and he will be getting an Honour Roll for his armour. His name is Hiron and he will be promoted!

Brother Hiron’s unit disembarked from his Drop Pod together with Sergeant Gorro. It was deep in enemy territory and he had a desperate mission. Gorro opened fire on the Chimera hidden behind the ruins and managed to take it out with his Combo Melta. Subsequently, the Guardsmen realised the threat and opened up on the unit, taking everyone out except for Hiron. Brother Hiron threw himself through the wall, punching through the broken door and came face to face with the enemy Warlord. Picking himself up, he fired with his Bolt Pistol and let out a resounding shout to the Emperor and charged right in. Sanguinus was with him that day. He struck true and felled a Guardsmen. The enemy was caught surprised by the moment and having seen what the embodiment of the Emperor could do, quaked in their pants. The enemy Warlord would have no more of this and fled the battlefield. Brother Hiron picked himself up, leaped up to take cover in the ruins. Mission was a success. 

Brother Hiron’s actions managed to secure the Tactical Objective twice and scored my team 3VPs for Slaying the Warlord. A true hero.

Brother Calistus joined up with the Wolves to provide some good Feel (No Pain). 

After tabulating the scores, the top scoring players were Tze Min and Edward. Tze Min came out as numero uno due to VP scores while Edward came in 2nd. Marshall came in 3rd.

It was an awesome day. Not only we managed to play with different people, but the hall was full of other gaming goodness. I hope you guys all felt the same way too!

750 points for next month! I will be working my lists to play at the 1000 point Games Day we will be running at the end of Month 4 so stay tuned! 

Social Tournament Review

Posted on June 16th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Last sunday, a few amigo’s from the Netherlands fought three rounds of X-wing battles. It wasn’t a great official tournament, but for me, it was one of the most fun tournaments I’ve had. Even though I had to leave half way because of a family matter. The thing of this tournament, was that we didn’t…

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Beared-itorial – Summer Slapdown Tournament report

Posted on June 14th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Another tournament at the grid completed, another great 3 games played. Have to admit I was not looking forward to the event because I just didn’t like the mix of strategies and schemes on offer. But in the end my opponents made the day a great one so results/games didn’t matter in the end and […]

Lock & Load: Outpost Germany

Posted on June 11th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Last weekend the first Lock & Load event in Germany was hosted in Frankfurt. For me as Warmachine/Hordes noob this event was clearly positioned in another world. Both in costs and players level :) Nonetheless I followed the discussion on the german Warmachine/Hordes forum and it really sounded as if the German distributor and the especially the organisers put in a lot of heart-blood to make the first of its kind a big bang and show that it pays out to do something like this in Germany :)
If you are interested in the games, they made a playlist of the main games which they also streamed on Twitch:

To give you a little impression of the event, Dominic from Phantasos Studio made a short video:

And on the German Brückenkopf Online, you can also find an article with some impressions of the event.

The only thing I am a little bit sad about is that you couldn’t get the limited stuff on the shop from Privateer Press because as soon as they went online, the shop went down for 2 hours or so. Seems like too many people wanted to have this insane plush shredder:

As said, this is only collecting various stuff I found concerning the event, but I thought that maybe some of you missed it and are interested.

So long,

Summer Slapdown – Pre-tournament rundown

Posted on June 5th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

So here are my pre-thoughts about the tournament I am attending on Sunday at the Gird. To all those attending this may or may not be a bluff on my part… Round 1 – Turf War, Standard Deployment Nice and easy start, get in the middle and stay there. I really enjoy Turf War mainly […]

Event Recap: Come As You Are

Posted on May 29th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Last weekend, I ran an event at Huzzah Hobbies where the players just showed up with dice and a tape measure, and played pre-set armies on pre-set tables with pre-set scenarios. The goal of the event was fun – get people playing with armies and toys that they don’t get to play with very often, and hopefully do something new.
To facilitate expanding up to 16 players (after last year’s 12), I enlisted the help of three invaluable “Bringers”, who provided a pair of armies. My sincere thanks goes out to Jon Baber (with the help of Wally Johns), Tim Grimmett, and Bob Evans who stepped up to that role.
First up we have Dirty Jon’s 29th Infantry attacking a German security force in a town in Hold the Line. Jon was not able to attend the event, but Wally Johns was nice enough to bring Jon’s armies up from Richmond. In this scenario, the Germans won all three games. It was later determined that the village the Germans defended, in addition to taking three strands of wire, made for a very tough attack for the trained Americans, although two of the American players were overheard saying “If I had only done XXX….”

The 29th had the support of a pair of 105 Shermans as well.

Most players opted for three barbed wire from the PSV, but one took the minefield option.

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Dead Man Walking

Posted on May 17th, 2015 under , . Posted by

So this weekend I decided it might be fun to wander down to one of my local games clubs for a Warmachine tournament. This was unusual in a number of ways; firstly I haven’t played in a tournament in about … Continue reading

To All the Tournaments Screwing with 40k Restrictions

Posted on May 10th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Not that I have a dog in the fight, ’cause I truly don’t. Just felt this meme to be of good use given the current anti-direction in 40k.

Strap in….it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

Posted on May 4th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello people,Bit of a busy week culminating with the X-Wing Regional tourney at Milton Keynes run by the rock solid guys at Guardians of Tyr.I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting too much from this one in terms of results. This was mainly because I w…