Saturday, December 8, 2018

40k - Disappointed

The leaks today emerged of points adjustments in Chapter Approved. You can see them here


The changes are generally underwhelming. I was expecting a nerf of some of the major "offenders" but in all truth that hasn't happened. For my Dark Eldar list I am unaffected and it has got cheaper for me to add Eldrad to "help" them out.

However, that is not the biggest disappointment. As a TO I check a lot of lists. I can tell you from experience that I do not see the humble Tactical Marine in anything but a small percentage of lists. They needed a drop. At least two points for them and the vanilla CSM. There was nothing.


I'm not one for conspiracy theories nor tinfoil hats but.......

A lot of things that GW make in the Space Marine/CSM range got a drop. Terminators, Cult Marines, things GW makes discrete models for. Tacticals didn't.

Can only say that this adds weight to theories that they are on their way out to be replaced by Primaris. Can't give the customer any reason to buy the old pattern can we?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

40K - Charicon in February

For those of you that are interested in Tournaments, Bede Bailey is organising Charicon on the weekend of 23/24 February 2019. It will be held at HIBS in Trentham, Upper Hutt.

The event flyer is here

ALL the proceeds from the event are going to Cancer Society.

As part of the event I am running a 6 round Warhammer 40k tournament. The event will be geared more to the "fun" rather than ultra-competitive.

Armies will be 1500 points drawn from one Codex only. Also only Codex options may be used.

Hopefully you can get behind it and we can raise some money for the Cancer Society.

Monday, December 3, 2018

40K - NZ Masters' Lists

You can see the 2018 Masters' lists here



1500 points - No Forgeworld


11th Annual NZ Masters Results

The 11th Annual NZ Masters were played over the weekend in Khandallah, Wellington.

WARHAMMER 40K

Six rounds, 1500 points with mix of missions.

Placings:

  1. Ben Clarke (Imperium): 5-1-0 (11 bonus)
  2. Sean Sullivan (Aeldari): 5-0-1 (12 bonus)
  3. Dave Hodgetts (ImperiaL Knights): 4-0-2 (12 bonus)
  4. Glen Burfield (Craftworld Eldar): 3-2-1 (14 bonus)
  5. Haydn Korach (Ynnari): 3-1-2 (14 bonus)
  6. Sam Whitt (Chaos Daemons): 3-1-2 (6 bonus)
  7. Scott Paterson (Tau): 3-0-3 (12 bonus)
  8. Aidan Corlett (Tyranids): 2-2-2 (11 bonus)
  9. Courtney Thomas (Thousand Sons): 2-1-3 (9 bonus)
  10. Simon Smith (Imperial Knights): 2-0-4 (15 bonus)
  11. Shane Rongonui (Craftworld Eldar): 2-0-4 (10 bonus)
  12. Ryan Pike (Ynnari): 2-0-4 (9 bonus)
  13. Jordan Green (Nurgle Chaos): 2-0-4 (8 bonus)
  14. Michael Price (Tau): 0-0-6 (4 bonus)
Well done to Ben for going through undefeated. He played all of the Top 6 bar Dave Hodgetts.

FLAMES OF WAR

Five rounds, 85(?) Points
  1. Lee Reygate: 33 Points (5 wins)
  2. Kim Styles: 28 Points (3 wins) - beat Simon HtH
  3. Simon Mc Beth: 28 Points (3 wins)
  4. Sofia Chambers: 16 Points (2 wins)
  5. Jon Carryer: 16 points (1 win)
  6. Rob Shirley: 15 points (1 win)
  7. Glen Horsman: 14 points (1 win) - beat Kevin HtH
  8. Kevin King: 14 points (1 win)
Thanks to Russell Briant for running the FoW event. All the players had a good time from the feedback I received.

The 12th NZ Masters will be held in the same venue on the first weekend of December 2019.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Warhammer 40k - NZ Masters Invitations

Warpstorm XI held over the weekend completed the 2018 Tournament Season. The results have been uploaded to the rankings and the final standings are as follows:

  1. Dave Hodgetts
  2. Sean Sullivan
  3. Glen Burfield
  4. Courtney Thompson
  5. Aidan Corlett
  6. Scott Paterson
  7. Shane Rongonui
  8. Chris Parkin
  9. Josh Hill
  10. Sam Whitt
  11. Ryan Stuart
  12. Simon Smith
  13. Liam Miskelly
  14. Adam Thornton
  15. Ryan Pike
  16. Jordan Green
  17. Felix Nesbitt
  18. Ben Clarke
  19. Pete Dunn
  20. Haydn Korach
  21. Dave Lewy
  22. Michael Stewart
  23. Henare Akari
  24. Vinnie Purcell
  25. Bede Bailey
The first sixteen of those will get immediate invites to the Masters. Should any decline their spot they will cascade to the next person in order. As I am umpiring the event I am declining any invitation I might get now. 

Congrats to the Top 25 players out of the 250 people who participated in ranked events this season.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

40k - NZ Rankings Updated for FOB NZGT and Hive Hard

The 40k rankings have been updated to include the Fields of Blood NZ Grand Tournament and the recent Model Citizens: Hive Hard.

With the cutoff for the Masters at the end of the month, the competition is tight. There are at least three events this month to build your score and it looks like a total of 250 will be needed to assure a Top 12 position.

Current Top Ranked Players:

1.   Dave Hodgetts - 295
2.   Glen Burfield - 287
3.   Courtney Thomson - 279
4.   Sean Sullivan - 273
5.   Aidan Corlett - 268
6.   Scott Paterson - 256
7.   Josh Hill - 250 
8.   Ryan Stuart -238
9.   Simon Smith - 237
10. Adam Thornton - 233
11. Jordan Green - 231
12. Felix Nesbitt - 228

Others in the Top Twenty  Ben Clarke (225), Dave Lewy (204), Haydn Korach (211), Henare Akari (200), Vinnie Purcell (198), Ryan Pike (223), Sam Whitt (198) and Liam Miskelly (198).

Five of #13-20 are at Warpstorm where the winner gets 100 points.

Ryan and Liam have a score in the 60s which means a placing in the Top 12 at the event will see them improve their score. Sam has a score in the 40s. A finish in the top third would see Sam hit the Top 10.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Fields of Blood Warhammer 40k New Zealand Grand Tournament - Results

Here are the results for the FOB NZGT held in Wellington on 29/30 September. This was a hobby-focused event with:

  • Battle 40%
  • Selection 10%
  • Presentation 25%
  • Sportsmanship 25%
Players were told that they would be rewarded for all aspects of the hobby and so it proved. Sam Whitt won the event scoring in the top 10% of Sports, Presentation and Selection supported by a top 25% Battle score (4 wins, 2 losses). 

First Last Detachment #1 Battle  Sports Paint Comp Overall
1 Sam Whitt Chaos Daemons 23.33 23 22.00 8 76.33
2 Sean Sullivan Dark Eldar 32.67 18 19.44 5 75.11
3 Courtney Thomson Chaos Daemons 34.00 18 19.44 3 74.44
4 Chris Parkin Dark Eldar 29.33 19 20.00 5 73.33
5 Scott Paterson Tau 34.67 18 18.33 2 73.00
6 Dave Lewy Death Guard 30.00 18 21.00 3 72.00
6 David Hodgetts Tau 30.67 18 18.33 5 72.00
8 Rory Taylor Tyranids 29.33 18 19.44 4 70.78
9 Ryan Stuart Tyranids 29.33 19 20.00 2 70.33
10 Adam Thornton Tyranids 28.00 18 18.89 5 69.89
11 Louis Thomson-Gregg Dark Angels 24.67 20 18.89 6 69.56
12 Ryan Pike Eldar 26.67 19 20.44 3 69.11
13 Alistair Morgan Deathwatch 22.67 19 21.00 6 68.67
14 Josh Hill Eldar 27.33 18 20.00 3 68.33
15 Craig Latta Imperial Knights 24.00 19 21.00 4 68.00
16 Michael Charles Deathwatch 27.33 16.8 16.11 7 67.24
17 Scott Avery Space Marines 19.33 21 19.89 7 67.22
17 Shane  Rongonui Eldar 25.33 18 18.89 5 67.22
19 Luke Forrest Space Marines 14.67 20 25.00 7 66.67
20 Glen Burfield Necrons 19.33 20 20.00 7 66.33
21 Aidan Corlett Tyranids 20.00 20 20.00 6 66.00
22 Michael Stewart Adeptus Custodes 25.33 17.8 16.67 6 65.80
23 Bruce Manning CSM 20.00 20 19.44 6 65.44
24 James Milner Space Marines 18.67 19 19.44 8 65.11
25 Felix  Nesbitt Tyranid 23.33 23 16.67 2 65.00
25 Liam Miskelly Death Guard 22.00 18 22.00 3 65.00
27 Harry Bright CSM 20.67 20 16.11 8 64.78
28 Alistair  Helm Tau 23.33 19 18.33 4 64.67
29 Hagen Kerr SOB 16.00 18 23.00 7 64.00
30 Dean Oldham CSM 23.33 18 18.33 4 63.67
31 Aaron Wilson Ad Mech 20.67 18 17.78 7 63.44
32 Bede Bailey Eldar 20.67 20 15.56 7 63.22
33 David Foster Deathwatch 20.67 19 15.00 8 62.67
34 Craig  Stewart Astra Militarum 20.00 19 18.89 4 61.89
35 Henare Akari Chaos   21.33 19 20.00 1 61.33
36 Cody Parlato Ad Mech 17.33 20 18.33 5 60.67
37 Jordan Green Death Guard 18.00 18 21.00 3 60.00
38 John Murie Harlequins 16.00 19 17.78 7 59.78
39 Paul Knieriem Deathwatch 24.00 20 11.67 4 59.67
40 Ben Foster Dark Eldar 16.00 18 20.44 5 59.44
41 Daniel Hayden Chaos   25.33 18 14.44 1 58.78
42 Bob Pearce Space Marines 14.67 18 20.00 6 58.67
43 Ryan Moran Orks 7.33 20 23.00 8 58.33
44 Matthew Tansley Death Guard 25.33 19 7.78 6 58.11
45 Sam Nightingale Space Marines 18.00 19 16.67 4 57.67
46 Luke Henning Necrons 15.33 19 15.00 8 57.33
47 Kent Jackson Space Marines 16.00 18 12.78 10 56.78
48 Alick  Harris CSM  12.67 21 17.78 5 56.44
48 Daniel Salter Tau 17.33 19 16.11 4 56.44
50 Matthew Hassall Astra Militarum 13.33 20 15.56 7 55.89
51 Stephen Morris Death Guard 20.67 19 9.44 6 55.11
52 Simon  Smith Adeptus Custodes 13.33 19 15.00 7 54.33
53 Mark Ternent CSM 19.33 18 11.67 5 54.00
54 Regan Ridge Astra Militarum 18.67 19 12.22 4 53.89
55 Hayden Prujean Harlequins 12.00 20 14.44 7 53.44
56 Aaron Twose Space Marines 11.33 19 11.67 9 51.00
57 Cameron  Robertson Blood Angels 14.00 18 9.44 4 45.44
58 Mathew Liggett Tyranids 11.33 19 3.33 8 41.67
59 Calvin Spain Ynnari 9.33 18 7.22 6 40.56
HARLEQUIN (BEST PAINTED) - Luke Forrest

LIVING SAINT (BEST SPORT) - Felix Nesbitt

TECHMARINE (BEST ARMY) - Ryan Moran

BLOODTHIRSTER (HIGHEST BATTLE) - Scott Patterson

TERRAGENITOR (BEST TERRAIN) - Glen Burfield & Cody Parlato

BEST IN RACE:
  • Eldar - Chris Parkin
  • Xenos - Dave Hodgetts
  • Tyranids - Rory Taylor
  • Codex Space Marines - Scott Avery
  • Non-Codex Space Marines - Louis Thomson-Gregg
  • Imperium - Craig Latta
  • Chaos Space Marines - Bruce Manning
  • Chaos - Henare Akari
  • Death Guard - Dave Lewy
Thanks to the sponsors Mighty Ape and to Battlekiwi and Kapiti Hobbies for prize support.

Really appreciate the support from the gaming community with people attending from Northland to Dunedin as well as James "Kenny" Milner from Melbourne.

Next year's event will be capped again at 64 people and be held at same venue. It will be scheduled for September 2019 and tickets will go on sale 1 February 2019.

Thanks to those who provided terrain, helped to set up (especially Ben Runciman), Bede for rubbish removal.

And biggest thank you to Tom Dunn who gave up his weekend to input all the scores.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

40K - The Last NZGT Table

And I got one more table finished ahead of the weekend. This one pulls together a series of terrain pieces I've had partly finished.

It is built around an Imperial Palace constructed using the Citifight kits. This is supplemented by pieces put together from the 3rd Ed Box Set Gothic Ruins, a Forgeworld Tank Factory and a cathedral from Puppets Wars.

The complementary battlemat is from Frontline Gaming (City 1).











Tuesday, September 25, 2018

40K - Fields of Blood NZGT - Another Table

Into the home stretch re the FOB NZGT - it is on this weekend - and another table for the event is finished.

This one is an Imperial City in the final stages of destruction. The buildings are all the original Cityfight buildings on a Gamemat.eu battlemat.






Unfortunately I'm now running out of time to produce more tables. Ideally, I'd like to have three of four more done but there is insufficient time. In the end I will have 10 high quality tables with promises for the balance. I'm pretty sure that it will be the best looking 40k event that's been held in New Zealand and will make sure that I have the camera on hand to capture the action.

Friday, September 14, 2018

40k - Fields of Blood NZ Grand Tournament Trophies

Yesterday afternoon I picked up the trophies for the 2018 FOB NZGT.

One of the things the event has always done is invest in high quality trophies for the winners of the various categories at the event. This year continues that investment. For the major trophy winners, there are A4 sized plaques featuring metal plates on high quality wooden backgrounds. The plaques can be wall mounted or can sit on a table in either your hobby space (or more likely your living room wall!)










Only two weeks away now.