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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Upcoming Indy Event - 2000 point 40k tournament - GP South

What:  2000 point 40k tournament

When:  Saturday, February 4th, 2012
             check-in starts at 9:30, game 1 starts at 10:30
             2 hr, 15 min rounds

Where: Game Preserve - South
               1551 East Stop 12 Road
               Indianapolis, IN 46227
               (317) 881-4263

Entry Fee:  $10

more info: This tournament will be modeled after the Indy Open, in that the scoring will use their rubric.  This event is intended to be a "practice" tournament for those wanting to attend the Indy Open, and want to get a feel for what it will be like, or just want to get together and get some games in!  The missions used will be chosen from their mission packet, available here.  If you haven't registered for the Indy Open, please do so here.

Each mission will have a primary, secondary, and tertiary objective.  The player that achieves the primary objective will win the game.  If the two players tie on the primary objective, then the player who achieves the secondary objective will win, and so on.  If the players tie on all the objectives, then the player who has earned the highest number of victory points will be the winner.  Each objective will be worth a variable number of "bracket points," which will be used to determine a player's position within his win/loss bracket.  The primary objective will be worth 6 points, the secondary objective will be worth 5 points, and the tertiary objective will be worth 4 points, and winning by victory points will be worth 3 bracket points. 

Prizes:  prizes will be awarded to the following players:

Best General - the player with the highest number of bracket points with a 3-0 win/loss record
Best Painted - the player with the highest army appearance score
Best Sportsman - the player who is voted the best opponent by his peers
Renaissance Man - the player with the best combined score (50% battle/50% painting)

Additional prizes will be awarded randomly, and will be determined by the number of attendees.

Please bring the following:
-your army
-any rulebook, FAQ, errata, etc that pertains to your army
-any dice, template, measuring devices that you need to play the game
-a printed army list for each opponent

Sign-up sheet for the tournament will be at the Game Preserve - South.  You may contact them to sign up, or email me at  to sign up.  Please include your name, email address, and what army you will be playing.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hobby progress and upcoming events

Welcome back Indy!  I hope everyone had a good holiday season.  I kept busy over my "holiday hiatus" trying to juggle too many projects at once (is there any other way?).

For Christmas, I got my daughter her first set of hobby supplies.  The GW paint set comes with a variety of paints, a (crappy) brush, and some space marines.  My daughter decided that she wanted to paint the marines red, so I got out my Blood Angels Codex and began to regale her with stories of the Blood Angels' organization, the different unit types, etc.  We sat down and started painting last week while watching reruns of Star Trek: TNG on Netflix.  You can see her first finished model here.  Bear in mind that she is 6 years old, and this is the first model that she's painted on her own.
I'm pretty amazed, and very proud.
I've also been coordinating with other organizers in the area to plan out the even schedule for the beginning of the year.  I'll put up a separate post with more details, but there's an 1850 tourney in Bloomington on Jan 14, and I'll be running a 2000 point practice tournament that will use the Indy Open format on Feb 4th.  Again, a more detailed post about these, and many more events in the not so distant future.

I will leave you with that.  What cool hobby goodness did you guys do over the holidays?