End of Days
This years end of days has a few changes from last year. Last year went so well and we got so much positive feedback that were really happy to have it come around for a second year. We fully plan to continue and are very open to feedback, so before we go over the changes take a mental note to give us any feedback after the tournament as to what your liked and what you disliked.
The intention of this tournament is to have fun. This is an annual tournament that we hope to continue for the years ahead. This tournament is not the place for the petty arguments and obnoxious players. We know it’s impossible to root them out but were doing what we can to keep this a fun event with competition in the background and instead a fantastic, laugh filled day of Warhammer in the foreground. The intention of this tournament is not to break the game with a crazy combo but instead to reflect the final days of the imperium when loyalties are cast aside (or held firm) and dark pacts are sworn in the hope to survive the downfall of the imperium or the rise of your xenos empire.
Here is the outline of what’s happening this year:
• This year’s points total will be 2500 per side, 1250 per player.
• Each player is required to draw their main force from separate codices
• Each player is allowed one extra unit taken from any other codex not already comprising the main forces. The extra units must also be from separate codices. Therefore if both players draw an extra unit their forces will be comprised of four different codices.
• Players will share a single force org with the addition of one slot per selection. Therefor the force org is 3 HQ, 4 elite, 7 troop, 4 fast attack, 4 heavy support.
• Each player is required to take only 1 HQ and 1 Troop from their main force. From then, the remainder of your chart is filled with extra units and units from your main forces.
• See the FAQ for specific questions related to interactions between units/codices.
The tournament will be held November 5th at Evolution games in Lansing MI. Evolution is located near the corner of Saginaw and Crytes road north of I96. Doors open at 9:30 in the morning, dice roll at 11 sharp. There should be adequate for more teams than were likely to get, but just in case be sure to preregister by emailing us. Cost is 6$ a team.
For prize support there are some changes. Last year we had a boat load of prizes. We feel like after the tournaments over the summer there has been enough free stuff given out. End of Days is a tournament beyond the random 1850-tournaments so we want the prize support to stand out. For this we will still be giving minor prizes (everyone loves swag) but the main reward for being the strongest general at the time of broken oaths and heretical alliances needs to be memorable. For this tournament trophies will be the prize of the day. Door charge will cover the costs of these and the smaller prize support. The trophies are going to be better than your 6th grade baseball trophy so expect some cool trophies tailored to the End of Days.
The small prizes will be distributed not according to W/L records, but instead on individual performance. Prize categories are overall army appearance, Spirit of End of Days, Cutthroat and of course Castellan Solcum will have to defend his Castellan of the End title.
Army appearance will be based on whatever you can bring. If you have a display board; bring it. If you have a fully painted army; fantastic. If it’s not fully painted but what is painted looks great; it counts. Its hard to place individual models against whole armies but we'll work it out.
Spirit of End of Days will be a player vote and based on whose army list (single player) most embodies End of Days. People that wish to enter this will have an opportunity to write a few sentences of why, leave it and their army list by their army and at the break we’ll collect votes and tally them up. There really isn’t going to be a guideline for what the spirit is, it’s going to be up to the players as to what embodies the spirit.
The cutthroat award is here to remind the teams that they’re together because of survival. You’re not friends; you’re just people with a common goal of living to tomorrow. If that means you abandon your partners unit to die to the demons that just showed up for your own survival or gain, you’re ok with that. This prize is based on the player with the most individual battle points.
The Castellan prize is back from last year. This prize is based on objective grab. Castellan Solcum is the current Castellan of End of Days so he’ll be fiercely defending his title this year. This prize is based on the number of Objectives claimed. He who claims the most territory is the Castellan of the End, rooting his governorship in the ashes of the imperium!