Gunslinger Games was full to overflow for Saturday, October 21st's Warhammer 40,000 Sixth Edition Doubles Team Tournament, with these hobbyists achieving notable outcomes:
• Best Overall Team: Billy and Tommy Pistole (Orks/Traitor Imperial Guard)
• Best Sportsmen Team: Barret Allen and Chuck Williams (Necrons/Exorcist Space Marines)
• Best Painted: Michael Sanford (Grey Knights)
Michael Sanford and teammate Will Davis also went undefeated to be named Best Generals (Grey Knights/Salamander Space Marines); Eric and Alexz Smelley (Dark Eldar/Space Wolves) had Best Army List; those two teams tied to finish Third Overall, with Josh Sherman and Brady Allen (Jade Legion Space Marines/Tyranids) finishing Runner-up Overall Team.
Level of play was very high, reflected in close games through all three rounds--and above average Sportsmanship scores for virtually the entire roster of teams. That's well-known as a point of emphasis for events I moderate--play which results in players having fun keeps players in the hobby--but it created a real logjam at the top for the Best Sportsmen prize: when bonus points for being named Favorite Opponent were added to each round's score, three teams were tied for high score, with three more only a single point behind. Winning team Barret and Chuck were the only players to receive maximum scores for each round, which broke the tie, but kudos to Chris LaJudice/John Saxin (Chaos Space Marines/Tyranids) and Josh Sherman/Brady Allen (tied for Best Sportsmen) and John Laird/Ben Chukmuwa (Space Marines/Blood Angels), the Smelleys and the Pistoles for finishing a single point off.
Kudos to the community, as well: three teams cancelled at the last moment (one late Friday, two Saturday morning), yet enough players showed up in hope of playing that the event was still full, with late arrivals staying to play each other and even demo games for interested passersby/potential new hobbyists. It was a fun day of 40K.
Finally, thanks to Gunslinger Games for hosting and providing over $120 of prize support; look for Games Workshop to continue to increase it's presence at the store, based on the success of these events. More of which to come--watch adeptusnorthtexas.com for details!
Gunslinger Games will host a Warhammer 40,000 6th Edition Doubles Tournament Saturday, October 20, 2012!
Tourney fee will be $25 per two-player team. Teams will consist of two hobbyists fielding any combination of 40K armies with current army lists (all most-recent-edition codices--including Chaos Space Marines, released this month--and the White Dwarf Sisters of Battle list and other White Dwarf unit updates; participants are required to have their codex/published list source inhand for the event). Players will each field an army to a maximum total of 700 points, for a maximum of 1400 points per team, using the V6 Allies Force Organization of one HQ and one Troop choice mandatory for each player, with a maximum of one each of Elite, Fast Attack, Heavy Support and Fortification units additionally optional. *All two-player teams will be considered Allies of Convenience for the purposes of the Doubles tournament (see page 112 of the current rules).*
Participation is strictly limited to available slots; teams may register as alternates when the event is full, with any slots which come available due to withdrawals or no-shows being filled in order of sign-up (if known in advance) or awarded by lot amongst alternate teams present day-of-event.
Teams will play three rounds, with custom scenarios tailored to the team nature of the event:
- 10a-1p: Registration, Table/Opponent Assignment, Round One
- 1p-2:30p: Lunch
- 2:30p-4:30p: Round Two
- 4:30p-4:45p: Break
- 4:45p-7p: Round Three, Awards
Scoring will include gameplay/generalship, painting, army list (including graphic list presentation and background/fiction explaining the circumstances of the army alliance) and sportsmanship.
Rally your forces and summon your most trusted allegiances; the time of battle across a united front has come...Saturday, October 20, from 10a-7p at Gunslinger Games!