Wednesday, 16 November 2016

NZ Wargaming Invitationals 2016

So the waters have settled and we have worked hard to get the Wargaming tournament season ending event stamped and ready to go here in Aoteroa. The Inaugural 'NZ Wargaming Invitationals' will be the pinnacle event for those wargamers looking to finish off on a high after competing in tournaments around the country over the course of each tournament year. Headlining the very first NZ Invitationals will be 'The 9th Age: Fantasy Battle' & 'Warhammer 40K' this 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.

The NZ Invitationals will be 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.

With a grand reception from the community, we are full for this edition of the event. X-Wing will be a demo system this time around and there are future systems already expressing interest to join Invitationals from next year onward.

NZ Wargaming Invitationals. November - Auckland.

The 9th Age: Fantasy Battle

9th Age has proven itself at the major European Tournament (ETC) to be the dominant Fantasy Battle system in the world at the moment. With the current edition already gaining 125,000+ 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 very notable tournaments around the country hosting 9th Age events. The tournament results have been collated and the Top 12 competitors along with 2 Wildcards have been invited to compete at Invitationals. With eager anticipation, everyone has accepted their invites with relish. The strong field to compete for the spoils are all in the top 20 in the country..

Warhammer 40K

With proven years and years of popularity in wargaming, WH40K has again attracted a large tournament following in the North Island. This year for Invitationals it was the trial year for WH40K. We approached our local tournament community to gather interest for the event and we received overwhelming response. With rankings not in play this year we have a big 20 field to contest the very first Invitationals. It is planned that the following Invitationals will use official tournament rankings and be offered country wide. The competition will be supreme with the so many City centres with large numbers of Warhammer 40K players. This year's 20 players are from our regular Auckland tournament going community.

If you are unable to make it to Invitationals this year, we have a Twitch TV channel (Karanadon) 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.

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