I recently caught up with Isy, who is running the 40l ITC Briscon Event to ask him a few questions about his up coming event. It will be on the 28th and 29th April, 5 round event (3 on Sat, 2 on Sun) tickets are $60, being held at Brisbane Table Tennis Centre, Windsor. To register please look here:
or for any questions please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
I asked Isy a few questions about the event, to see what was going on
What Format do you use?
We use the ITC Champions Mission Pack, and the best coast pairings app. We find that this makes for a more balanced game, I find that that the person who goes first has a bit of an advantage, so the Champ missions brings this into balance. We also love the BCP App, it really helps both TO's and Players at the event.
Players Pack here:
We will be using the BCP (Best Coast Pairings App) Please download the App, create an account and register for our event. After registering for the event, click “player details” in the app, and submit your list when ready. List submissions are due by 11:59pm on Friday 20th April 2018. Please note that this will make your list visible to both the TO’s and other players–this is the intention here. Your major faction is the faction keyword of the largest detachment in your army. For example, if I have a 200pt Death Guard detachment, a 1100pt Emperor’s Children detachment and a 700pt Black Legion detachment, my major faction is <Emperor’s Children> in my <Chaos> army. To register for BCP please go here: https://www.bestcoastpairings.com/
Any modifications or rules that players need to be aware of? (banned minis, do armies need o be fully painted, etc?)
There are a few things to make note of, The FAQ’s that will be used are:-Official GW FAQ’s for the Rulebook, Latest Chapter Approved and Codexes as of a month before the tournament. Players will go through the following for any rules questions:
1. Players are to consult the Rulebook before doing anything else.
2. If the answer cannot be found in there then check the FAQ’s listed above.
3. Players discuss the issue rationally in an attempt to solve the issue.
4. If all else fail, call the TO over who will adjudicate, who’s decision is final.
Painting and Modelling:
•All models in your army must be painted to a 3 colour minimum and based. Primer counts as a colour. Skimmer Bases do not need to be based to count as based. Any models that are not painted and based will be removed from play. (This is up to the TO’s discretion whether it is appropriately 3 Colours or not, if in doubt please check)
•Proxy/Counts As models are allowed using the “rule of cool” if you are unsure about the model please contact us on orders.au@frontlinegaming .org, or via our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/FLG-Australia-Events-360279807774734/ and get it checked.
If your model is deemed as not as it should be it will be pulled off the table, so please double check.
•There will be a TO choice paint score, that will be decided over the course of the two days
Sportsmanship is handled with a Thumb’s Up, Thumbs Down format. We default games to a Thumbs Up from both players. If your opponent was acting in an unsportsmanlike manner, which we define as being verbally abusive, physically aggressive, or knowingly cheated on a rule, you are free to give him or her a Thumbs Down on sports. This rule does not exist to express displeasure in a game because you didn’t like your opponent, your opponent’s army, or you had rules debates, etc. A player that receives two or more Thumbs Down on Sportsmanship will be met with administrative action up to and including ejection from the event with no refund of the ticket cost.
What got you into the hobby? (favorite army, gaming system progression, etc)
I started way back in 2nd Ed (showing my age there) with Chaos Space Marines, fell in love with the hobby and got fairly competitive. I have always love Warhammer Fantasy, and still play to this day! I drifted away from 40k over 6th and 7th Ed and really got into 30k, but 8th is brought me right back! Today I am playing Ad Mech and Imperial Guard, I have always loved the fluff behind them and the fact that you are rewarded in 8th for keeping it fluffy (and the armies are great!), its really amazing!
What do you like about running the events?
I have run quite a few events in my time, its a great to get a group of people together who love the hobby. We really want to set the standard in having fun at a event, still competitive but with beautiful armies playing on beautiful tables. We have found that the 40k Tourney scene in Qld has been a bit on the decline and we want to work with other TO's in the area, to build the scene here. We love to run events we would like to play in!
Well it sounds like its going to be a blast! Good luck with the event, I hope that you have a great day!