I recently caught up with Patrick, the TO who is running Lords of War 2 2018, a one day, four round event at The Pinkenba Hotel, 144 Eagle Farm Road in Pinkenba, on the 26th May 2018 The cost is $40 per player, but if two pay at once its only $60. The first game is at 800. He is also running the event with Josh Mcgowan and Dave Flemming.
I asked Patrick a few question about his event:
What Format do you use?(anything the players need to be aware of, style of missions etc)
We use ITC for rankings cause alot of players prefer for it to be ranked as well as using Diffs AUS rankings for players to see where they are at locally. We made the event missions different. We utilized modified rulebook missions to reward players moving and being more engaging.(rather than pure gun line that just camps and shoots across the table). My design was to reward more balanced type armies than extreme builds and the missions helped in that sense. It was 2 basic marine armies that ended up winning the event in the end. I would though modify the missions slightly if i could do a redo.
Players Pack can be found here:
Any modifications or rules that players need to be aware of? (banned minis, do armies need o be fully painted, etc?)
The big one is no forge world. As far as painted armies go you don't have to but it will hurt your overall score in the painting criteria of the event.
In the past events i have run, there has been negative enforcers for late submissions and we are moving on from that so if you have your payment and list submitted by the 13/5/18 you will receive 5 bonus points to your overall. If everyone does the same then no one is at an advantage at the end of the day but those that want to leave everything last minute will only hurt themselves.
Refunds, there will be none after the 18/5/18 because by this time all money from entry fees will already be sent off to our sponsors for prize support.
Painting , Sports and battle
Painting will be out of 29pts
Sports will be 5 points with 5 potential favorite player votes being added.
Battle will be out of 20 for each round 12pts for the primary, 4 points for secondary and 2xspts for chosen tertiary objectives. This style of event is to reward generalship, this is why you as the player can pick your secondary and tertiary mission to suit your style of list or help you against a particular adversary.
See the Players Pack for a more in depth explanation.
What got you into the hobby? (favorite army, gaming system progression, etc)
What got me here was the overall immersion of the game. The history the minis and the game itself. Kind of everything. Like how rewarding it was to run a nicely painted army on some good tabletops against another player. Its more social game compared to PC or Console gaming and I liked that. It rewarded effort
What do you like about running the events?
I noticed that there was a decline in the 40k Scene in Qld, so I felt I needed to step up and start running events so I created Gauntlet. After a few other regular tournaments started up I felt it was time to step back and enjoy them as a player. I have seen the scene having a lot of interest, since 8th Ed, so I decided to start running events again.
It sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun! I wish you luck and hope everyone going has a blast!