There is Only War 2010 – An Epic Armageddon Tournament.

10am on October the 10th, 2010.

We held the first Epic tourney in Perth in over 3 years. It was hosted at the Tabletop Gamers Association in East Victoria Park, Perth, Western Australia. We had 6 players play three 2hr games at 3000pts (there would have been 8 players but one had to drop out for good reason the day before so I didn’t get to play as well). The awards available were for Grand Champion, Best Painted, Best General, Most Lucky Player, Most Unlucky Player.

A BIG thanks to Mark, Jason, Olly, Chris, Georg and Drew. You blokes are fantastic and you helped make the tourney a dream to organise.

The Games Won points system was as follows (these points contributed to the Grand Champion award):
25pts for a win (whether by Victory Goals or by points)
15pts for a draw
5pts for a loss

1st round games:
Mark (Saim-Hann) Vs Georg (Biel-Tan). 3:1 win to Georg
Drew (Steel Legion) vs Jason (Biel-Tan). Victory point win to Drew.
Olly (Titans) vs Chris (Codex Marines). 2:0 win to Chris.

2nd round games:
Drew vs Chris. Victory point win to Chris.
Mark vs Olly. 4:0 win to Olly.
Jason vs Georg. 3:0 win to Jason.

3rd round games:
Chris vs Jason. 2:0 win to Jason.
Georg vs Olly. 2:1 win to Georg.
Drew vs Mark. Victory points win to Drew.

The Best General Award was based purely on Victory Goals scored during the 3 games.
Chris – 2
Olly – 5
Georg – 5
Jason – 5
Drew – 0
Mark – 1

The tied scores were then resolved by going to games won. This still left Georg and Jason on a tie so paint scores were then used to pick a Best General.

That gave Georg the win for Best General.

 

Best Painted was judged by the entrants.
Each entrant (plus a guest judge) picked their 3 favourite armies and gave them scores. 5pts for the top ranked army, 3pts for the 2nd favourite and 1pt for their 3rd choice.

This gave the following scores:
Chris (Marines) – 5
Olly (Titans) – 21
Georg (Blue Eldar) – 20
Jason (Eldar) – 0
Drew (Guard) – 0
Mark (Red Eldar) – 17

Best Painted went to Olly by 1 point!

Grand Champion was worked out by adding the points for games won, Victory Goals scored and a modified score for painting (basically, each players paint score was divided by 3 {half the number of players} rounded to the nearest whole number, to give a score out of 10). I wanted the Best General and Best Painted scores to help divide players that ended up on the same number of wins.

Chris – 55pts for Games Won – 2pts for Generalship – 2pts for Paint = 59pts
Olly – 35pts for Games Won – 5pts for Generalship – 7pts for Paint = 47pts
Georg – 55pts for Games Won – 5pts for Generalship – 7 pts for Paint = 67pts
Jason – 55pts for Games Won – 5pts for Generalship – 0pts for Paint = 60pts
Drew – 55pts for games Won – 0pts for Generalship – 0pts for Paint = 55pts
Mark – 15pts for Games Won – 1pt for Generalship – 6pts for Paint = 22pts

Grand Champion went to a very happy Georg and his Eldar.

The Curse of Chaos Award was presented to the player that had the worst luck on the day.
It was a fairly easy pick as Jason’s Eldar had failed something like 15 activation rolls in his first 2 games (maybe many more, I lost count :oops: ).

The Blessing of the Emperor Award was presented for Good fortune on the day. Chris made some important armour saves that enabled him to win his second game against Drew.

Chris managed to stay out of the photo…

Congratulations to all the award winners and again, a big thanks to all the players.
Many thanks also to Tabletop Gamers Association for enabeling me to put on the tournay and for supporting Epic Armageddon over the last 3+ months! Cam, Adam… you guys are the best, cheers.

I’m looking forward to next year and getting at least 10 players to There is Only War 2011

 

The Armies!

Olly’s Chaos Titans.

  • Reaver Titan (575)
  • with 2x Titan Close Combat Weapon (50), Plasma Desctructor (75) , Legate (50pts)= 750pts
  • Reaver Titan (575)
  • with 2x Quake Cannon (150), Carapace Landing Pad (0), Carapace Multi-Lasers (50)= 775pts
  • 2x Warhounds (500)
  • with 2x Plasma Blastguns (0), 2x Vulcan Mega Bolter (0)= 500pts
  • 2x Warhounds (500)
  • with 2x Plasma Blastguns (0), 2x Vulcan Mega Bolter (0)= 500pts
  • Recon Platoon (4 Sentinels)= 100pts
  • Forge Knight Squadron (6 Forge Knights)= 375pts
     

3000pts AMTL 3.18
Strategy Rating: 3

Break their Spirit = Quake Cannon Reaver 775pts

 

Georg’s Eldar.

 AVATAR – 0
WRAITHGATE50
ASPECT WARRIOR WARHOST400
3x Striking Scorpion
3x Howling Banshee
2x Fire Dragon
+Exarch
+Autarch
-ASPECT WARRIOR WARHOST350
3x Swooping Hawk
5x Shining Spear
+2x Exarch
GUARDIAN WARHOST300
Farseer
4x Guardians
3x Heavy Weapon Platform
+2x Wraithguard
+3 Support Weapon Platforms
RANGER TROUPE100
4x Ranger
WINDRIDER TROUPE200
2x Jetbike
4x Vyper
SWORDS OF VAUL TROUPE250
3x Falcon
2x Fire Storm
ENGINE OF VAUL TROUPE250
Void Spinner
ENGINE OF VAUL TROUPE250
Cobra
REVENANT TITANS650
2 Revenant Titans
VAMPIRE RAIDER200

 3000pts

BTS – Revenants

 

Chris’ Marines.

TACTICAL DETACHMENT 500
6 Tacticals
+Supreme Commander
+Razorback
+Hunter
TACTICAL DETACHMENT300
6 Tacticals
ASSAULT DETACHMENT225
4 Assault Units
+Chaplain
ASSAULT DETACHMENT175
4 Assault Units
PREDATORS275
4x Annihilator
BIKE DETACHMENT250
5x Attack Bike
+Captain
LAND SPEEDERS200
5x Landspeeder
DEVASTATOR DETACHMENT375
4 Devastators
+2x Razorback
+Hunter
WARHOUND TITAN275
WARHOUND TITAN275
THUNDERBOLT FIGHTERS150
2 Thunderbolts

3000pts

BTS – SC Tactical Detachment.

 

Drew’s Imperial Guard.

  • Regimental HQ + Hydra – 550pts
  • Infantry Company + Hydra + Fire Support Platoon – 400pts
  • Tank Company + Hydra – 700pts
  • Vulture Squadron – 300pts
  • Storm Trooper Platoon + Valkyries – 350pts
  • Artillery Battery – 250pts
  • Super-Heavy Tank Platoon – 200pts
  • Rough Rider Platoon – 125pts
  • Sentinel Squadron – 100pts

2975pts

BTS – Tank Company

 

Mark’s Saim-Hann.

  • Avatar                         0
  • Wraith Gate               50
  • Wild Riders                325
  • – Autarch 75
  • – 1 Vyper 0
  • Wild Riders                400
  • – Farseer 50
  • – 3 Jetbikes 100
  • – 1 Vyper 0
  • Wild Riders                300
  • – 1 Farseer 50
  • – 1 Vyper 0
  • Guardian Troupe      375
  • – Wraith Guard 125
  • Shining Spears         325
  • – Exarch 25
  • Swords of Vaul          315 
  • – 4 Falcons 200
  • – 1 Firestorm 50
  • – 1 Fire Prism 65
  • Swords of Vaul          300
  • – 5 Falcons 250
  • – 1 Firestorm 50
  • Revenant Titans       600

TOTAL 2990

BTS – Revenants.

 

Jason’s Eldar.

  • AVATAR0
    ASPECT WARRIOR WARHOST 375
    8x Swooping Hawk
    +Autarch
    GUARDIAN WARHOST200
    Farseer
    4x Guardians
    3x Heavy Weapon Platform
    +3 Support Weapon Platforms
    GUARDIAN WARHOST200
    Farseer
    4x Guardians
    3x Heavy Weapon Platform
    +3 Support Weapon Platforms
    GUARDIAN WARHOST200
    Farseer
    4x Guardians
    3x Heavy Weapon Platform
    +3 Support Weapon Platforms
    WINDRIDER TROUPE200
    6x Vyper
    WINDRIDER TROUPE200
    3x Jetbike
    3x Vyper
    ENGINE OF VAUL TROUPE250
    Void Spinner
    ENGINE OF VAUL TROUPE250
    Void Spinner
    ENGINE OF VAUL TROUPE250
    Void Spinner
    NIGHT SPINNER TROUPE175
    3 Night Spinners
    NIGHT SPINNER TROUPE175
    3 Night Spinners
    NIGHT SPINNER TROUPE175
    3 Night Spinners
    NIGHT SPINNER TROUPE175
    1 Night Spinner
    2 Firestorms
    NIGHT SPINNER TROUPE175
    1 Night Spinner
    2 Firestorms

 3000pts

BTS – Swooping Hawks

 

Right, onto the photos of the games.

Round 1.

Olly’s fully customised Chaos Titan Legion.

 

Chris’ Imperial Fist Marines.

 

Mark’s beautiful Saim-Hann.

 

Georg’s lovely Eldar.

 

Drew’s Guard.

 

Jason’s colourful Eldar.

 

A custom made Void Spinner by Georg.

 

This was an Engagement that lasted for 4 rounds!

 

Round 2.

This is an example of Jason’s dice on the day… No wonder he won the Unlucky Player award!

 

 

Round 3.

Georg’s custom-made Cobra.

 

 

A few more photos from the day.

 

 

Cheers,

Steve.

 

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