Friday, December 8, 2017

40K - FIELDS OF BLOOD New Zealand Grand Tournament 2018

Some exciting news. 2018 will see the return of the Fields of Blood New Zealand Grand Tournament.

This event was run by Games Workshop from 1999 -2007 and by myself from 2008 - 2012. You can read a history of the event here

Here are the details for the 2018 event:

Date: 29/30 September 2018

Venue: Khandallah Town Hall, Wellington

Rounds: Six (3 Saturday, 3 Sunday)

Armies: 1750 points

Cost: $50

Participants: Limited to 50

Players' Pack: 29 January 2018

Tickets: Go on sale 1 February

The event was the premier 40k event held in the country in the period from 1999-2012. Over the time that I ran it, it was won by Bruce Manning (Chaos), David Lewy (Tau) and Charlie St. Clair (Orks and Necrons). It also regularly attracted a contingent of up to a dozen Australian visitors each year.

In 2018, it will be held at the Khandallah Town Hall in Wellington. This was the venue where the NZ Team championships for WHFB were held and there is a multitude of food options close by.

2015 Team Championships - View from the Upstairs Gaming Lounge

The venue is a two storey hall built in 2012. It is well ventilated and very well lit. In addition to the two gaming areas there is a crash lounge with couches and armchairs.

Metal Plaque for the Winner of the Gameplay Category 

Trophies extended to the Player who brought the best table of terrain.

The FOB trophies are large metal plates (as above) mounted on walnut. There will be trophies for Best Gameplay, Best Sport, Best Army and Best Terrain as well as Top Overall Placegetters. In addition, there will be trophies for the Best Placegetter in each Faction (5 or more participants).

So mark your diaries. It's coming back....and it will be big!