Thursday, 25 January 2018

Exterminatus 2018 - Results

Exterminatus 2018 was the second tournament we ran using the Random Doubles W40k rules. It was held as a one day event, which allowed a few competitors a chance to come play, whom would otherwise find it hard to come to a traditional 2 day tournament. Numbers were great and we got our 32 man cap quite easily to the event. 

A big thank you needs to go out to the Host Spellbound games and also all the field of competitors for playing in the right spirit on a very hot and muggy weekend in Auckland. First we had a tropical cyclone hit the top of the North Island and then a blazing few humid days to add to the frenetic weather conditions. We were lucky that everyone was so engrossed in the fun of 40k action that we made it through to the other side.

The system for W40k Random doubles meant that you were teamed with a unknown Ally and fighting a unpredictable opposition team each game. It made for surprising match ups as the Ally you may have just been playing with could be your opponent the very next game. No Swiss-chess predictability here, which was also the challenge if you were to win the event. So the victor of this tournament really deserves his win as it proved once again that the standard Space marine is still
supreme if played right. Here are the results.



Exterminatus 2018 - Results


1
Sam
   
38
Black Templars

2
Nikola
   
36
Astra Mil
 
3
Ed
   
34.1
Tau
   
4
Stefan
   
34
Dark Angels
 
5
Cole
   
32
Tyranids
 
6
Stuart
   
31.2
Astra Mil
 
7
Jed
   
31.1
Iron Hands
 
8
Caleb
   
31
Aeldari - Drukhari
9
Conal
   
29
Aeldari
 
10
Michael S
   
28.1
Tyranids
 
11
Matt
   
28
     
12
Chris B
   
27
     
13
Simon
   
24.3
     
14
Josef
   
24.2
     
15
Chris M
   
24.1
     
16
Ty
   
24
     
17
Stan
   
23.2
     
18
Neal
   
23.1
     
19
Oliver
   
23
     
20
Kyle
   
22.1
     
21
David
   
22
     
22
Greg
   
21.1
     
23
Jack
   
21
     
24
Alistair
   
20
     
25
Damien
   
19
     
26
Michael P
   
18
     
27
Mike L
   
17
     
28
Phil W
   
15.4
     
29
Nathan
   
15.3
     
30
Deepesh
   
15.2
     
31
Connor Hutton
   
15.1
     
32
Dan Stark
   
15
     
               
 
Best Sport
 
Stan
       
 
Best Paint
 
Simon
       


My favourite image for the tournament was this.
It was iconic to see a full flight of Dark Angels facing off the horde upon a battle scarred Imperium world. Only hot plasma holding off defeat and Lasguns crackling on armour plate tearing and ripping to topple your ranks. Suffice it to say that I went and checked the game a few times over the course.

Gots to luv a good WAAGGHHHH!!!



The eventual peer voted 'Best Painted Army'. Mechanised Orks.



Well braved gents, that Souring Auckland humidity.
Everyone was more interested in their fun as games, Doubles rocks!





After two of these Random doubles events it was good to have a sit down and a chat about the validity of the Random partner selection to continue on to bigger events. Reflecting back to the biggest doubles tournament that was held in Auckland recently, which was 'GuardCon 2017', with 80 participants as a reference point. The T.O's genuinely felt that the reason normal doubles is more popular is the fact that you can play the whole tournament with your buddy. Knowing that you have your battle brother for all five games of the two day event seems the major plus as well as the predictability of list designing to complement each others force. Both 'Random Doubles' and 'Regular Doubles' definitely has its place in the tournament calendar. After running a few events now, I can say that 'Regular Doubles' is definitely the choice with a 40+ field of players, and 'Random Doubles' would work best as a Single day event up to 40 players for the now.


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Monday, 8 January 2018

Juggernaut 2018 - Warhammer 40K random doubles tournament

Warhammer 40K doubles events seem to be on the rise. They give you the opportunity to make an otherwise 2 person game into much more of a social event. The atmosphere is friendly and the game play is jovial. No wonder it is gaining momentum. It brings out players who want to be competitive and those who are more about the hobby and social side of Warhammer 40k.

Warhammer 40K doubles events usually aren't ranked like Singles (1v1) events. With the introduction of 'Random pairing' each round of the doubles event, it is possible to adjust the tournament so that you can easily find individual goals that give each competitor a unique score for each round played. Juggernaut 2018, we did just that and had scoring conditions that meant every one was able to achieve a unique score every game. With the Random pairing element making it a much more social occasion too.



Here is the results for the first trial of Random pairs 40K doubles that we tried.

Juggernaut 2018 - W40k Random Doubles:
(1000pts ea, 2v2 Doubles)

1
Sam B - Tau
40
2
Kyle - Daemons
39
3
Stan - Admech
31.1
4
Josef - Orks
31
5
Dan S - Death Guard
30
6
Rich G - Admech
29
7
Cole 
28
8
Chris M 
27
9
Michael S
26.1
10
Oliver
26
11
Phil
25
12
James C
22
13
Chris B
21
14
Deepesh
20.1
15
James O
20
16
Sterling
18.1
17
Reuben
18
18
Christian
17
19
Jesse
16
20
Dave R
15
Best Paint
Rich G
Best Sport
James C

The expertly piloted XV109 Y'vahra, laying waste to the opposition.

Reception post tournament was positive and encouraging. Everyone seemed to have had fun and the restrictions on LOW in such a low points engagement meant lists were much more varied. Even my foot slogger Dark Angels had a good day out on the Table top. We will be holding more of these casual events so keep your eye out and come and participate, meet the crowd :)

DA plasma face the oncoming Admech charge! 
The Ork Horde 
Death roller and Ork truck charge! 
Robotzz!

The next event will be "Exterminatus 2018 - Random 40K Doubles'.
Click for the Event page HERE.


Details & Rego at wouster7@hotmail.com.

Many Thanks to our sponsors and you the competitor, 
without whom we wouldnt have such a great community.




Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Equinox 2018

Plan for the weekend now Guys! 
Equinox is back on the 3rd & 4th of March 2018.

Wargaming Convention with multiple systems. 



--- Auckland Central ---
Warhammer 40k
Fantasy Battle T9A
Age of Sigmar
X-Wing
and more, with details to come....

Contact: wouster7@hotmail.com

Read about previous Equinox tournaments:-

The most recent tournament in 2017.

Another Equinox held for Gamers.

Here.


Thursday, 23 November 2017

NZ Wargaming Invitationals 2017 - Results

The second annual NZ Wargaming Invitational has just been held over the weekend. We had solid competitive turnout this year so it should from now on be cemented into the Hobbyists calendar of events every year. NZWI is hosted at a fully catered hotel venue with a restaurant and bar so you can relax and just concentrate on having a fun gaming weekend.  Contestants brought their best lists to compete and we have our Champions.

With the ever expanding list of events in NZ, the community is growing fast. NZWI hosted Warhammer 40K & The 9th Age: Fantasy battle this year and will expand the number of systems if the numbers demand. With all the tournament results around the country available to NZWI now our database of players for NZ is becoming more complete. We will endeavor to work on the invite process and new systems that join the event over the course of the next rankings year. Keep it free on your calendar and come join us and compete in future NZWI end of year events.



Warhammer 40k : T.O: Christian

The competition was over 5 rounds using 8th edition rules and with 2000pts. Competitors gained their invite by placing in the top 10 of a NZ W40k tournament. It was a pleasure to host such a able group with a good half of the field also in the top 25 of the NZ rankings. Here is the results for the W40k competition.


1
Chris Ward
 
97
2
Haydn Korach
 
73
3
Andrew Bartosh
 
69
4
Kyle Wilson
 
67
5
Ivan Soo
 
67
6
Cole Mendoza
 
62
7
Glen Tibbles
 
58
8
Ben McIntosh
 
55
9
Regan Harris
 
52
10
Connor Hutton
 
42
11
Jess Curtis
 
41
12
Josef Arnet
 
37
13
Gordon Pilot
 
28
14
George Williams
 
21

Best Paint: Glen 
Best Sport: Ben



The 9th Age: Fantasy Battle: T.O: Phil.

Fantasy Battle numbers has grown and 9th Age has captured the imagination of generals around the world. Another huge turnout for ETC (European Team Champs) this year means that the game is growing and the interest is strong. NZ has a fledgling community and it was brilliant to get so many travelers from out of town and from overseas to compete at this years event. Some truely competitive and some whacky lists made the cut and the competition was very close throughout the two days.


       
Day One
Overall
           
1
 
Jack
 
45
73
2
 
James
 
45
69
3
 
EJ
 
44
67
4
 
Erdem
 
25
59
5
 
John
 
37
57
6
 
Ken H
 
23
51
7
 
Rich
 
17
50
8
 
Tom C
 
33
48.1
9
 
Michael
 
34
48
10
 
Ethan
 
34
45.1
11
 
Glen
 
21
45
12
 
Josh
 
33
43
13
 
Jacob
 
20
33
14
 
Chris E
 
9
12
           
   
Best Paint
 
Josh
 
   
Best Sport
 
Jacob
 
A big thank you to all the competitors, the tournament staff and our sponsors for making NZWI happen for another year. Get those games onto the table top and have a fantastic upcoming year of gaming. See you across the table at the next tournament.














Big shout out to our Youngblood player Jacob who took out the spot prize.



Friday, 20 October 2017

NZ Wargaming Invitationals 2017


Another year of fantastic Wargaming tournaments around the country is about to culminate with the end of year event of events. The second annual 'NZ Wargaming Invitationals' will be the pinnacle Tournament for those wargamers looking to finish off on a high after competing around the country. Headlining NZ Invitationals will be 'The 9th Age: Fantasy Battle' & 'Warhammer 40K', come November. Wargamers invited will compete to secure their own piece of history with Plaques of distinction and their name engraved on the Perpetual Trophy to celebrate the success as the Champion of that system.

NZ Invitationals are hosted annually mid-November to avoid the busy Xmas season. Rankings pages for each individual system will be used to determine the field of competitors.You earn points according to your placing in each tournament you attend in the country. With the top 3 results counting towards your total.


Your Invitation will be on it's way this 
Saturday the 21st of October


NZ Wargaming Invitationals. November - Auckland.

The 9th Age: Fantasy Battle


9th Age has proven itself at the biggest major European Tournament (ETC) to be the dominant Fantasy Battle system in the world. With the current edition already gaining 360,000+ downloads it can only build from strength to strength. With those kind of numbers following the game globally, it was inevitable that NZ moved to adopt the popular games system. I can personally attest to the games fantastic balanced clarity and replay-ability.
This year in New Zealand, there have been notable Conventions around the country hosting 9th Age events. The tournament results have been collated and the Top 12 competitors along with 2 Wildcards will be invited to compete at Invitationals.


Warhammer 40K

The new popular edition of WH40K has gained a massive audience here and around the world again. This year with overwhelming response from the community, Invitationals will be competed for with a capped field of 20. Tournament competitors placing in the top 10 in each NZ based tournament will be invited first with wildcards to fill the remaining places if needed. 



If you are unable to make it to Invitationals this year, we will have a Twitch TV channel prepared dedicated to the event. Support your wargaming community and have a look in. More equipment is along the way for future tournaments and we are planning multiple channels in future events.


Thank you to our Sponsors.







Wednesday, 20 September 2017

GuardCon 2017 - Report

Wargaming was at the fore this past weekend in Auckland. GuardCon hosted a massive gathering of Hobbyists at the Auckland Bridge Club. It was fantastic to see the resurgence in Warhammer in record numbers and I for one look forward to seeing more players joining the community. Thanks to our local friendly club AGC, backed by supportive sponsors, the tournaments saw everyone getting a prize.

The Atmosphere was electric, friendly and fun. If you ever want to come to a convention, GuardCon is definitely about meeting people who are like minded, playing the games that you enjoy. I've always gone to tournaments to share my hobby and to get inspiration for my future projects. What better way is there to grow your hobby by helping the community and showing off the games you play. Gone are the days of exclusivity and Conventions are all welcoming and look forward to boosting you into the games you enjoy. If you have any questions, bring them along.

GuardCon hosted, Warhammer 40k doubles, The 9th Age: Fantasy Battle, Age of Sigmar, X-Wing and Board Gaming. Thank you to all the Attendees, Sponsors, Fellow Organisers and the community for making another massive convention a success.

Here follows the results and also some photos of the event. I'll try to get a photo dump in on a following post. If you have any photo's that you want to share, please get in touch.



GuardCon W40K Doubles: T.O's: Stan & Corey.

Rank Team Name Tournament Total
1 Team Chris 128.53
2 Thousand Guns 114.75
3 New Meta 110.18
4 Fungi & Cheese 104.41
5 Team Min Max Spam 102.07
6 Kyle & Stan 100.89
7 Ramrod 99.73
8 Hen & Ben 96.31
9 Never Give Up 94.32
10 Bobby Timlers 91.9
11 Kamikazi  91.63
12 Aeldari United 91.02
13 Ultra Guard 89.99
14 Reagan & Jessie 89.93
15 Reclamation Legion 88.83
16 Jed & Connor 87.13
17 Martin & Ben 85.98
18 M & M 84.55
19 Paul & Greg 83.88
20 Ryoma & Cam 82.84
21 Edmund & Owen 81.73
22 Max Push-ups 80.83
23 Team DG 79.54
24 Ben C & Ben L 78.14
25 Heretic Query 76.8
26 Jessie & Nathan 75.09
27 Chris & Gordon 73.2
28 George & Chris 72.54
29 Biggie Smalls 70.05
30 Waaagh! 69.16
31 Dan & Damian 67.88
32 Westside Marines 63.3
33 Can we go home 53.24
34 The Rock 28.12
35 Waaagh 2 27.34
36 Q& M 26.83
37 Tim & Geoff 20.1
38 Ghost 20.05

Best Sports: Waaagh!
Best Paint: Julien Lestat




The 9th Age: Fantasy Battle. T.O's: Rich, Mccrae & Erdem.

BP Army
1 Jack B 73 ID
2 Thomas B 71 WoDG
3 Tom C 69 Sylvan
4 E.J 65 ID
5 Mccrae 63 HE
6 Damian T 59 Ogre
7 Erdem O 58 HE
8 Glenn P 53 Vamp
9 Michael P 52.1 Empire
10 Basil M 52 Vamp
11 Nick L 47.1 Sylvan
12 Jade C 47 O&G
13 Ken H 44 Beast
14 Bill G 42.1 Dwarves
15 Brian W 42 HE
16 Jacob C 38 Beast
17 Josh W 35 Saurian
18 John W 34 Vamp
19 Curtis T 30 HE
20 Bobby G 26.1 O&G
21 Chris E 26 Vamp
22 Richard H 25 Vamp

Best Sport: Brian
Best Paint: Josh



Age of Sigmar. T.O's: Dan, Andy and John.

Tournament total

1) Finn (100 TP)
2) Andy (76 TP)
3) Ron (66 TP)



X-Wing Miniatures. T.O: Chris

1. Abby
2. Damien
3. Alan



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