Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hammer in the New Year Planning and Missions

So far, planning for running my tournament has been quite a learning experience. People came out of the woodwork to sign up, so I had to go back to my FLGS and see if I could scare up more table space. Fortunately, I was able to do so and now there are 20 spots instead of the original 12.

These new spots filled up almost immediately. Many came off the wait list, and a few others jumped in after. While I am surprised by the large response, I am very please to see so many people coming out to play 40k. Our store gets a bit of a bad rap for having only Fantasy players, but clearly that's not the case.

I worked out the missions and rules and posted them last night in the sign up forum:

Games will be won by scoring Game Points. Game Points can be earned in the following manner:

Scoring a Kill Point: 1 point each
Capturing a Quarter Objective: 2 points each
Capturing the Center Objective: 3 points
First Blood: 1 point
Slay the Warlord: 1 point
Linebreaker: 1 point

Game Points are used to determine your Battle Points.
If you have...
...half as many Game Points as opponent or less: 0 Battle Points
...3 fewer points than opponent: 2 points
...1 or 2 fewer points than opponent: 3 points
...tied opponent in points: 5 points
...1 or 2 more points than opponent: 7 points
...3 or more points than opponent: 8 points
...double or more points than opponent: 10 points

The person with the most Battle Points wins the game. Game Points will be used for tie-breaking purposes.

The Center Objective will be a Mysterious Objective, all the others will be normal. The Night Fighting special rule will be in effect for all rounds.

Deployment will vary for each round:
Round 1: Dawn of War
Round 2: Hammer & Anvil, Fast Attack can claim objectives
Round 3: Vanguard Strike, Heavy Support can claim objectives

Each game, you’ll rate the sportsmanship of your opponent on a scale of 1-5 and their army appearance on a scale of 1-10.

Best Overall goes to the player with the most total points (Battle Points, Sportsmanship, and Painting).
Best General goes to the player with the most Battle Points (second highest if highest also wins Best Overall).
Best Painted goes to the player with the highest painting score. Each player will receive a paint score between 0-40. This score is calculated by adding up the points from each opponent, plus the score from the organizer (me). 

A couple of questions came up that I hadn't thought of ahead of time, but it's nice of everyone to keep me on my toes. The tournament is less than a month away now and I'm getting really excited for it to finally be here. Scores sheets have been made up and I think I'm really, truly finished tinkering with them.

Good luck to all that have signed up!

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