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AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

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AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby Stunty » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:20 pm

Shamelessly copied from the previous event, This thread will hold all the details for the March 2012 event at Maelstrom. Please only post non-gaming event details here and to confirm your attendance (stating which days you are coming and also if you want to have the buffet lunch each day).

Discussions about gaming for the weekend should conducted in other threads and conclusions updated here.


Date
17th and 18th March 2012

Cost
FREE! - there is no cost to turn up and play on either day.
Maelstrom can provide lunch for a small cost (see below). This is optional, you can sort yourself out for food if you prefer

Venue
"Eye of the Storm"
Maelstrom Games Ltd
Matlock Mill
Hamilton Way
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 5BU

Accommodation
http://events.maelstromgames.co.uk/punb ... php?id=681

Note the first hotel which gives discounts to gamers.


Attendees
1. Stunty - 40k Tournament - AoS
2. Bane - 40k Tournament - AoS
3. Baragash - 40k Tournament - AoS
4. Ljundhammer - 40k Tournament - AoS
5. KMB - 40k Tournament - AoS
6. Red Devil - 40k Tournament - AoS
7. Typhus - 40k Tournament - AoS
8. Mark Furniss - 40k Tournament - RWI
9. Scott - 40k Tournament - RWI
10. Laceinit - 40k Tournament - RWI
11. Mathew Pridmore - 40k Tournament - RWI
12. Swede - 40k Tournament - RWI
13. Paul Kirk - 40k Tournament - RWI
14. Commissar Rhodes - 40k Tournament - RWI
15. balthus dire - 40k Tournament - RWI (to confirm)
16. Scoffer - 40k Tournament - RWI
17. Matt Lincoln - 40k Tournament - RWI
18. Martin - 40k Tournament - RWI
19. Jason - 40k Tournament - RWI
20. Tom Smith - 40k Tournament - RWI
21. Herne - 40k Tournament - AoS
22. Embolden - 40k Tournament - AoS
23. Klueless - 40k Tournament - AoS
24. Chris Swaine - 40k Tournament - RWI
25. korsarro - 40k Tournament - AoS
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27.
28.
29.
30.

Gaming Schedule
Saturday 17th
40k. 1850pts singles tournament.

Sunday 18th
Pick up and challenge games - to be organised amongst yourselves in other threads. 40K, Kow and Fow seem to be favorite.
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Re: AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby BANE » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:24 pm

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Re: AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby Baragash » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:25 pm

Days: Both
Lunch: tempted not to at the moment
Saturday: main event
Sunday: interested in KoW, Aeronautica, Malifaux, DKH, other suggestions (behave ;) )
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Re: AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby killmaimburn » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:17 am

I'm gonna agree with baragash.. can we get some insight from the bossman as to whether time of year means we get butter or cheese on our £8 baked potato :lol:
Otherwise I'm bringing some tesco finest packed lunch ..this isn't just tomato and cheese the size of my head, this is sun dried tomato wrapped in a stilton coating thats been moistened by jewel staite's saliva and some mango chutney.

Games wise.. 40k, bloodbowl, small kings of war. (possibly malifuax if LH teaches me it before he's read the entire web on how to power game it)
could partake in but not provide bits for; aeronautica and space hulk.
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Re: AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby Ljundhammer » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:20 pm

In.

Meh on 40k tourney unless you come up with something interesting.

Malifaux (may or may not have models by then), Warmachine, 40k at a push, AI, bloodbowl all good for me.

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Re: AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby Spack » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:23 pm

Link to hotels doesn't work ...
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Re: AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby Stunty » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:02 pm

thanks I've updated it now.
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Re: AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby Herne » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:28 pm

Hoping to attend at least one day this time. Will need to check diary after return to work in January to confirm tho. Up for 40K tourney.
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Re: AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby Stunty » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:40 pm

Good to hear mate.

Regarding the 'tournament' I have a few questions about what your happy/unhappy with me doing. so heres a few ideas.

1. have strategies/schemes like in malifaux with VPs or BPs as a reward for completion

2. d6 roll at start of each turn for random game effect (just off top of my head and by no means a final list)
1-3 nothing happens,
4 all melta and lance weapons gain the gets hot rule
5 Nightfighting
6 all infantry get +2M
maybe add some story to explain the changes eg battles are in the realm of chaos or on a dying planet etc

3. CTF rules to be worked out but similar idea to fps games

4. play a campaign as oppose to tourny (think this was mentioned last yr) have good vs evil, 1st game singles, 2nd doubles, 3rd apoc style (ask if we can push tables together for a 12x8 i think it will be? no super heavies) (maybe add some random game effects to the apoc if it becomes v one sided think rogue trader GM)(or no apoc and have another doubles game)

5. try out alternating moves, then alternating shooting (maybe messing with the rules too much though)

I'll see how the comments go for them 5 to start with lol
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Re: AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby killmaimburn » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:30 pm

Stunty wrote:1. have strategies/schemes like in malifaux with VPs or BPs as a reward for completion
What does that mean to us folk who have two shoes and wear both at the same time?
Stunty wrote:2. d6 roll at start of each turn for random game effect (just off top of my head and by no means a final list)
1-3 nothing happens,
4 all melta and lance weapons gain the gets hot rule
5 Nightfighting
6 all infantry get +2M
maybe add some story to explain the changes eg battles are in the realm of chaos or on a dying planet etc
Like in principle but hate the examples given.. it will just be a free ticket for landraider armies against half the codexs.I have a tourney pack somewhere for low grav etc (not singling out a single class/comping)..I'll dig it out and PM it..
Stunty wrote:3. CTF rules to be worked out but similar idea to fps games
Interesting something that accrues points throughout the game stops last second snatchers and all that castling crap.. but defence/stagnant preying spider armies will hate it with a reason (thinking LHs lists and Si's shooty guard mostly)
Stunty wrote:4. play a campaign as oppose to tourny (think this was mentioned last yr) have good vs evil, 1st game singles, 2nd doubles, 3rd apoc style (ask if we can push tables together for a 12x8 i think it will be? no super heavies) (maybe add some random game effects to the apoc if it becomes v one sided think rogue trader GM)(or no apoc and have another doubles game)
As described that suffers from the same thing the last one did in that its just fluff until people can be bothered to play apoc...If it can be done as escalation campagn within the 40k framework.. in real time. losers keep chances of staying in ( become insurgent forces everyone gains infiltrate).. and people are forced to stick to the thing that were optimal in 500 points but are less so at 1850.. then it has a structure..otherwise everyone always finds a way to shrug it off and just play normal games.
Stunty wrote:5. try out alternating moves, then alternating shooting (maybe messing with the rules too much though)
You go I go doesn't work with 200 models. :D

How about (as another random) a swap lists mechanism.. person winning has to swap with person losing etc..1-18, 2-17,8-9th etc after each round.. to show the best all round general rather than just the person who has spent 15 years perfecting and buying their ultimate list. (tricky if we get some guy turning up last minute we don't know drunk handling the most pro painted deluxe army of best ever).
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Re: AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby Stunty » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:32 pm

1. strategies are like 40k missions and examples of malifaux schemes would be 'write down an enemy hq in secret, if you kill that model you get 1vp if you declare the target at the start you get 2vp' another would is 'if have more models in the enemy deployment zone than them at the end of the game, 1vp undeclared, 2vp declared' and there are many more.

2. I know my example wasnt the best but its what popped into my head at the time of writing lol. I was thinking of the low grav at the time funnily enough but couldnt find it.

I thought about the list swapping but if you dont know how an army plays its gonna be too difficult for some to do, plus people may be uncomfortable loaning miniatures out.

I think trying to reasonably balance anything is gonna be very difficult which is why I'm asking questions now lol

can you explain what you mean about point 4. What I was thinking about the apoc was everyone taking part.
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Re: AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby killmaimburn » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:09 pm

Oh yeah..old victory cards thingy.,.I have some of those somewhere :)
Stunty wrote:can you explain what you mean about point 4. What I was thinking about the apoc was everyone taking part.
The last one was keeping track of who had won what.. so that the next day 8 people playing apoc took X into consideration (which they didn't IIRC).
To my mind a campaign needs;
real time influence, or some way of actually inputting to players a relevance (so it would need to effect stuff after game 1).
NOT to be one big rolling ball of momentum for one guy/side. (which kind of contradicts/schisms with a tourney).
A balance of sides or handicap..On the day it turned out that nearly everyone was imperial due to codex creep..so goodies had to fragment into good goodies and bad goodies.(doesn't help that generally 'evil' can't touch BA SW and guard..if we apply this over the last meetup it would be everyone vs MR6 and baragash)
Escalations would be a good way to handle lots of story in a finite period of time.. otherwise the entire story unrolls in basically 3 battles.(and I think the combat patrol type stuff we did a few years back went down quite well).
To that end.. an escalation, starting low can be powerful and a big list can be powerful.. but putting a strict refinement that for army personality the core must remain (say) 95% the same each expansion.
Makes it a bit like other games tourneys where you have a cheese board you add to a core, and makes it fluffy as hell.(thinks- sergeant X has become veteran X due to campaign structure)

All that said I expect that if LH is wavering on being in the tourney he'll run a mile if it mandatorially ends in apoc. (I quite like the idea that after game 2/3 (1750 or so.. ) we all merge onto one table (race for the destructor button what have you).
Using the FOC and tourney lists already provided would still mean 14000 a side, maybe 1 super heavy a side or something just to make it all look greater scale.

If we're all about all games systems, I suggested a story arc campaign (just for inhouse) to LH which made him laugh (then serious face say never)..
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Attrition war wages on resources become scarce ( warmachine/malifaux)
Everyone is knackered and dead, trying to beat their eternal enemies to death with a wet kipper (necromunda,killteam something)..
Last sentient being standing wins the universe.

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Re: AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby Red Devil » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:23 pm

I'm in. Happy to play a 40k tourney on the Sat. Sunday happy to play KoW, Warpath, Blood Bowl, Malifaux.

No to food. I too will take the Tesco Finest option (I get discount!)!
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Re: AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby BANE » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:58 pm

Travelodge have cheap rates currently on website, mansfield one is close enough to stay and get a taxi/ a short drive to maelstrom, if you want to save cash.

Can you add tyhpus to the list, we are both 40k tournie plus pick up games, no to food.

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Re: AoS meetup - 17th / 18th March 2012 @ Maelstrom

Postby Stunty » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:27 am

Ok just a quick post to bump this thread up a bit. We are still a couple of months out but I would like to see some more names on the attendees list, Mr Gilbert will you and your party be attending? Herne, Talus I'm lookin at you guys too. Come on guys this could be the last AoS tournament of 5th ed (or the last AoS tournament if the Mayans have there way)
As always this event is open to all so post on here if your interested.
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