Finally a GT in the Blood of Kittens backyard. This weekend is the second annual Grand Waaagh on the amazing living museum USS Hornet. Blood of Kittens covered this event last year. This year Blood of Kittens should be able to cover the event live with photos and results. Minus one important point Da Grand Waaagh had a great first year and this year it has almost double in size so expect more fun and 40k excitement.
Da Grand Waagh is a standard five game GT played over two days. This is a heavy soft score event. With sportsmanship, paint, and comp weighting heavy on the results. Here is the breakdown…
Appearance: 46 Composition : 40
Bonus Points – from players and judges
Total Points: 236
Points of your total Tournament score will be determined by whether you win, lose, or in some cases tie during your games. You will play five games in total over the course of Saturday or Sunday. Each round is worth anywhere from 7 to 20 points.
• After the game is over, tally up your Point totals to determine the results. The parameters of what points are earned for Victory, or Draw will be found on the scenario sheet.
• At the end of each round, each player should fill out a Result Sheet and bring it up to the Head Table at the same time as his opponent. Please do so as soon as the game is over so that the Data Judges can get the scores in and the next round of players sorted out.
For each round, you will be judged on your Sportsmanship – the measure of a player’s patience, fairness, respect for his opponent, and (most importantly) his sense of fun. Always keep at the forefront of your mind that you are entering into this Grand Tournament to have a good time, see other armies, and play with toy soldiers. Remember, having a rules disagreement is not “just cause” to mark someone down in Sportsmanship if you can amicably reach an agreement. It is okay to call a judge over to get an official ruling during the tournament. Sometimes players can misread rules or mistake a house rule they’re accustomed to for an official rule. You should mark someone down in Sportsmanship only if they blatantly bend or break the rules on a consistent basis, if they are unusually argumentative, or if they are (unfortunately) just plain jerks. Please score your opponents honestly – otherwise, the system won’t work. Also, be aware that if we suspect someone is marking opponents low (or high) on purpose rather than in the spirit of the Sportsmanship rules, the Tournament judges will adjust the scores as they deem fit. Each player will be awarded 10 points for each round by their opponent.
For the duration of the tournament, bonus points may be awarded to players by players and judges. More information will be determined at a later time.
An army’s appearance is also a factor of Grand Tournaments. Painting is an integral part of the hobby, and at Grand Tournaments, you’ll find some of the best armies ever played and displayed across the globe. As everyone’s painting ability varies, you can earn a wide range of points. Remember, gaming and how you play the game are only a part of the hobby. Be proud of what you bring to the table as more creativity and effort you put in your army, the more enjoyment will be had by you and your opponents.
For each round, you will be judged on your Composition– the understanding of balance, a measure of fairness, and the spirit of composition. Remember, no one wants to come to a tournament only to get mauled by unrealistic army lists and ultra-nasty combinations. Also, be aware that if we suspect someone is marking opponents low (or high) on purpose rather than in the spirit of the Sportsmanship rules, the Tournament judges will adjust the scores as they deem fit. Each player will be awarded up to 5 points for each round by their opponent in addition of up to 15 points from the judges.
This system is very much a throw back to past editions. Not only is it really a bias system that can be abused it also is overly complicated and can lead to scoring errors. We should hope that events that Da Grand Waaagh in the future will be change this scoring system.
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