Category Archives: Tournament Action

9th Age Summer Clash Tournament set for June 4, 2016!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, May 23, 2016 at 8:41 AM.

iggykoopaWell it’s been a while since we last had an update to the blog and a lot of things have changed since then. In case you aren’t aware (and shame on you if you’re not!) the fellas over at the 9th Age have now released their final v.1.0 Rulebook and Army books! They’ve announced that these are the final changes and there will not be any changes until at least September 2016! Tons of beta testing, rules testing, and army battles were fought out and taken into consideration and they decided on this final version aptly named 9th Age: Fantasy Battles, v.1.0. And because we are now in the first official version of 9th Age we are getting ready to hit the Grand Tournament scene this summer and into fall and have decided to hold a one-day tournament to help prep for those tournaments as well as get together again to roll some dice and try out the latest version of 9th Age!!

So, on Saturday, June 4th, at Hero Complex located in Wichita, Kansas we will be hosting a 2,500 point 9th Age tournament using everything that is v.1.0! I know a lot of us have played some games with the newest rules and have been honing our army list and now’s the time to put them to the test and take the field of battle!

What: 9th Age 1-day Tournament

When: Saturday, June 4, 2016. Dice drop at 10:30 AM!

Where: Hero Complex, Wichita, Kansas

Why: Why not?? Be there!

Info: 2,500 point army lists. Bring a copy of your list!!! $10 entry fee and all of the entry money goes right back to the players!

Schedule for June 4, 2016 – 9th Age Summer Clash!

10:00 AM – Hero Complex opens

10:30 AM – Dice drop! Make sure you’re ready to roll!

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Round 1.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch break.

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM – Return from Lunch / Prep for Round 2.

1:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Round 2.

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM – Break time!

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Round 3.

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Clean up and Awards Ceremony.

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Sunflower GT Final Preparations, Lizardmen ready to go to war!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, April 21, 2015 at 11:17 AM.

iggykoopaThe Sunflower GT is coming up this weekend, April 25-26, in Overland Park, Kansas and B.A.W.G.S. is primed and ready to make an appearance. Myself, Erik Wilmeth, and my bro Rob (Horned Rat Rob) are all going to make our way up by Kansas City and do our best to compete with Midwest’s finest gamers. This entire time I was planning on taking my Orcs & Goblins but I decided (especially after getting beat down at the West Coast GT) that I’d bring the Lizardmen out of retirement and put together an all-comers list and represent the Old Ones at the Sunflower! So I’ve decided that I’m going to make it a pretty tough list (at least in my mind) and keep both Carnosaurs and throw in a Slann-mage Priest as well… Here’s the list that I’ll be taking:

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– Slann-Mage Priest with Higher State of Consciousness, Harmonic Convergence, and Reservoir of Eldritch Energy.

This means that the Slann is Ethereal (and also Unstable), rolls 3 dice when I’m attempting to channel dispel or magic dice, and can also keep an unused dispel dice and use it the following turn on a 2+. I’ll also be taking the Lore of Life with this dude.

– Oldblood on Carnosaur, Loping Stride, with Halberd, Sacred Stegadon Helm of Itza, Talisman of Preservation, and Potion of Speed. 

This guy will have a 1+ Armour Save and a 4+ Ward Save. D3 Strength 7 Impact Hits, and Toughness 6. And one time I can make him Initiative 7, which may come in handy against other high Initiative armies.

– Scar-Veteran on Carnosaur, Battle Standard Bearer, Armour of Destiny, and a Halberd.

My BSB that gives me 18″ range on Leadership rolls. 1+ Armour Save, 4+ Ward Save and Strength 6. Not too shabby.

– 2 units of 28 Saurus Warriors. One with spears, the other with hand weapons for the Parry Save.

– Bastiladon. This guy gives me the +1 Initiative to both of my Saurus units (he’ll be in between them) and should be able to get off the bound spell most of the time since I have the Slann. The Beam of Chotec can do some damage if I roll a 4+ when it’s cast. Either way, it’s extra offense since most of the focus will go to the Slann.

– 3 Ripperdactyls. My war machine hunters and solo character hunters. Vanguard in the beginning and can do some serious damage with their Frenzy. I have to be careful, though, as they are only Leadership 6!

– Ancient Stegadon. The muscle right in the middle that can dish out some damage on the charge. This makes 5 “monster” type models in my army. They have to focus it somewhere! The 18″ Giant Blowpipes don’t suck, either!

– 5 Chameleon Skinks. The lone skinks in my army. They have the ability to take out all kinds of stuff, even with just 5 of them. Hopefully they’ll go unnoticed since there will be other stuff to focus on!

Total is 2,496 points! I’m hoping for a great tournament and even if I don’t do so well I rarely have a bad time getting to play Warhammer. The army is done, bags are packed, and I hopefully picked out some good dice. It’s going to be a great weekend of gaming. Make sure to check back as I wrap up the Tournament Report Out next week. Let me know what you think!

Last Second Wicked Primer Results and more!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, March 18, 2015 at 9:50 AM.

iggykoopaThis past Saturday brought out 22 generals for the Last Second Wicked GT Primer! We had a great mix of new players and armies and tons of prizes and swag was given out to everybody! I want to thank each and every person that made the journey out to Wichita to support the tournament and made it a huge success! If we can get the same type of excitement and buzz going for the Wicked GT in May then we have already succeeded! We got to get a snapshot of some of the armies that will be there, playtested the scenarios (and received some great feedback), and even got to see a WIP of the Best General Trophy that will be handed out at the Wicked GT! Read on!

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Here’s a list of the results of the Primer, congratulations to all of the winners throughout the weekend!

Overall Champion – Chad Graham (Club: Droppin’ Deuces – Army: High Elves – 3-0 record)

Best General – Joey Consetino (Army: Warriors of Chaos – 3-0 record)

Best Sportsman – Sam Stanley (Army: Orcs & Goblins)

Best Army – Alex Bade (Army: Ogre Kingdoms)

Best Appearance – Erik Wilmeth (Club: B.A.W.G.S. – Army: Ogre Kingdoms)

The WIP of the Best General trophy that will be handed out in May.
The WIP of the Best General trophy that will be handed out in May.

We had a ton of handouts, great prizes and a great time was had by all! We built up even more momentum for the Wicked GT coming up in May and we are starting to get more pumped about it with each passing day. Please make sure to visit the Wicked GT Facebook page and home page to see the latest updates as there are some important dates coming up soon! Here’s some pics from this past weekend! Thanks again to everybody that showed up, especially the guys who drove several hours to be here with us. We have a great thing going here in the midwest and looking forward to playing against some of you guys in the upcoming GTs!

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Chad Graham's High Elves.
Chad Graham’s High Elves.
Chris McArthur's Empire Army.
Chris McArthur’s Empire Army.
Adam Haecker's Dark Elves.
Adam Haecker’s Dark Elves.
Erik Wilmeth's Ogre Kingdoms.
Erik Wilmeth’s Ogre Kingdoms.
Alex Bade's Ogre Kingdoms.
Alex Bade’s Ogre Kingdoms.
Mike Grudowski's Nurgle Daemons of Chaos.
Mike Grudowski’s Nurgle Daemons of Chaos.
Mike Pennington's Mortis Engine.
Mike Pennington’s Mortis Engine.

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Last Second Wicked Primer Tournament News & Notes!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, March 11, 2015 at 11:04 AM.

iggykoopaWell we are just a few days away from the Wicked GT Primer and we have some great news and notes that we wanted to make everybody aware of for the upcoming weekend. Some of the things I’ll cover in the next few paragraphs are the scenarios that we’ll be using this Saturday. They are unique and we’re planning on using them for the actual Wicked GT so this will be a playtest of sorts, and we’ll make any changes that come about between now and the Wicked. You can find the scenarios by clicking this link. Please make sure to give any feedback on the scenarios so we can perfect them before we start to use them. I’ll also go over the WIP Trophies, Hero Complex discounts for the day, and anything else that might be of importance for Saturday. Here goes!

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Currently we are at 20 people (possibly 21) for the Wicked GT Primer, which is awesome! I’m very happy about the support we’ve received from the various groups and are really looking forward to people getting a taste of our upcoming GT! We have gamers coming from Kansas City, Lawrence, Oklahoma City, and even Denver! There’s going to be a great mix of players so if you’re looking forward to playing against some new blood then there’s no better place than the Primer! Please remember that our cap is 24 people so if you know of anybody that wants to get in then make sure they let us know within the next few days. We definitely don’t want to be in the position where we’re turning people away because more people show up than we knew about. So please, if you know of anybody that is interested hit us up so we can get a proper headcount!

As stated earlier we are going to be playtesting some of the scenarios that we’re looking at using for the Wicked GT. Please, please, please let us know what you think of them and give any ideas that you think could improve the gameplay of each of the scenarios. There’s nothing over the top, just some little quirks here and there that will get you thinking! Again, the link to view the scenarios can be found here.

As many of you know, Hero Complex is where we hold all of our Warhammer tournaments and it is located in Wichita, Kansas and owned and run by Derek Richardson. Hero Complex is one of the best looking shops I’ve ever been to and has some of the greatest tables available for us to game on. Tons of great stuff available throughout the store that ranges from all types of different game systems. Derek has extended a 20% off discount for anybody that is playing in the tournament on any Games Workshop purchases for the day. So make sure and bring some extra cash so you can check out all the merchandise that is available at Hero Complex. Take advantage of your 20% discount!

Throughout the day we’ll have raffles, handouts, the dreaded Warhammer Winds of Magic Quiz, and much, much more. It’s going to be a GT atmosphere so I hope you’re ready to have a great time. We’re all looking forward to a great day of gaming, meeting new people, and bringing home some SWAG! We’re even going to have a work-in-progress shot of one of the trophies that we’ll be handing out at the Wicked GT in May! You’ll get a firsthand view of all the hard work that is being put into making the first ever Wicked GT a success! Also, if you’re a TO for an upcoming GT then let me know and we’ll give you some time at the end of the tournament to pimp out your GT. If you have some flyers that you’d like to hang up then please make sure and bring those so that we can hand them out as well. The goal is to support all of our local GTs that are upcoming. We have great momentum as of right now and we need to continue it by pimping each others tournaments as well as supporting all that we can. If you have any questions about Saturday please don’t hesitate to ask.

Lastly, I’ve received a few emails from various people asking how the style of gaming is here in Kansas. Let me address that by saying we have a group of gamers that definitely play to win but couldn’t be any further away from WAAC (Win At All Costs) gamers. I think you’ll find we have a very friendly group of guys that enjoys to play and brings semi-tough to tough lists, however, nobody will be doing all that they possibly can to make the game a living hell for anybody. We have some of the best sportsmen around and I’m sure everybody will see that come Saturday. I’d say go ahead and bring your A game and be ready to duke it out with some new, friendly gamers. Can’t wait to meet everybody and bring you the Wicked GT Primer Tournament!

Last Second Wicked Primer Tournament announced! March 14, 2015!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, February 20, 2015 at 7:58 AM.

iggykoopaWe TO’s here at the Midwest Gaming Alliance have decided to hold a Last Second Primer Tournament now that the Slobberknocker down in OKC has been taken off of the docket. We know that a lot of people already had plans made to attend that weekend and so we are going to take advantage of the open spot and hold our very own 1-day tournament at Hero Complex located in Wichita, Kansas.

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This Primer Tournament will feature a few things that are going to be similar to the Wicked GT in May. We’ll likely have a custom scenario or 2 available throughout the day, will have some custom trophies to hand out to the day’s winners, and we’ll have some great prize support to go with all the other things that we’re handing out throughout the day. As of right now, we’ll plan on having this Last Second Primer Tournament on March 14th, 2015… and the first dice roll is at 11 AM! So be there!

For all the information you need, please make sure to visit the newly added webpage for this Last Second Primer Tournament, located at the top of the main Midwest Gaming Alliance Website, or by following this link!

We’ve worked with the guys that are a part of the Mountain Region Tournament Circuit and they are giving the winner of this tournament a seed into the first ever King of the Mountain GT in fall of 2015! So bring your A game!

Lastly, because it’s short notice, please do your best to let us Tournament Organizers if you plan on attending. You can let us know by posting to the MW Gaming Alliance Forums or by sending us an email at mwgamingalliance@yahoo.com. Please hit us up right away so that we can get a proper headcount! Hope to see everybody there!!!

New Year, New Warlord Report Out! Wheat Shocker Warlord has been crowned!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, January 12, 2015 at 1:45 PM.

iggykoopaIt’s official! We have crowned our first ever Wheat Shocker Warlord! 12 Generals took to the battlefield this past Saturday and partook in the all the action! There were 3 scenarios to test each general’s worth and in the end, after all the dust had settled, only one remained!

Here are the results from the last tournament in the Wheat Shocker Tournament Series – New Year, New Warlord:

Overall Champion – Adam Haecker (Dark Elves)

Best General – Erik Wilmeth (Empire)

Best Sportsman – Brian Hunter (Vampire Counts)

Best Painted – Austin Murrey (Wood Elves)

Best Army – James Valdez (Daemons)

And after it was all said and done we tallied up the Wheat Shocker Series points totals. If you recall, there was a tight race between John Pike and Erik Wilmeth with Austin Murrey nipping at their heels. Well it came down to the last game and Erik Wilmeth was able to pull ahead of John Pike by taking home Best General honors. For his efforts Austin Murrey was able to claim 2nd place in the standings by jumping John Pike because of his taking of the Best Painted Award. John Pike gained 6 points total and dropped down to 3rd place while Eric Rennie was able to jump me (Ro. Nevarez) for 4th place. I closed it out in 5th place with 70 points. For the final Wheat Shocker Points Standings click here!

The past year we’ve experienced a lot of growth and gained tons of momentum in the Warhammer Fantasy gaming scene. We have a lot of great things going for the Midwest right now, which is why we’ve decided to take on the monumental task of running our very own grand tournament – The Wicked GT. A total of 6 tournaments were played out for the Wheat Shocker Tournament Series over the course of 12 months and there were definitely some great battles throughout. I’m very thankful to everybody that participated in the past year and helped to make it a huge success! It will definitely be back but for now we are focusing on the Wicked GT and getting ready for that. Thanks again to everybody for playing and keep getting those armies (and Golden Toto painting entries) ready because the Wicked GT will be here in about 4 months!

Here’s some pics from the weekend:

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Hostile Halloween Report Out! Only one more Wheat Shocker Tournament left in the series!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, October 22, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

iggykoopaThe Hostile Halloween Wheat Shocker Tournament has come and gone and we had 10 generals take to the battlefield this past Saturday, October 18th. I’m not sure what it is… maybe it’s because we’re right in the middle of football season, maybe it’s because it was a beautiful day outside and people had other things going on, or maybe people just wanted a break but we were a little smaller on our attendance this time around due to something… In any case, I’m sure there were several reasons why people couldn’t make it but that will now give them the chance to show up for our last Wheat Shocker Tournament of 2014! So if you were not there on Saturday, please stay tuned as we try to nail down a date for the last tournament of the season and crown our first ever Wheat Shocker Warlord! Let’s finish out 2014 great and get ready for the Wicked GT next May 2015!

The first ever Twin Tailed Comet Badges!
The first ever Twin Tailed Comet Badges!

As I said, there were 10 generals that took to the battlefield on Saturday, and there were definitely some hard fought battles as well as some great painted ones. In addition to the great prizes and trophies that were given out to the winners, everybody walked away with our first ever Twin-tailed Comet Badge. These badges were homemade and show the date of the tournament as well as a raffle number which was used later in the day for a small raffle. The goal was to have everybody at least walk away with something! It was definitely a great day for a tournament and in the end, when the dust settled, the following generals walked away victorious:

Overall Champion – Erik Wilmeth (Daemons)

Best General – John Pike (High Elves)

Best Sportsman – Eric Rennie (Lizardmen)

Best Army – James Valdez (Daemons)

Best Appearance – Austin Murrey (Wood Elves)

Congratulations to all the winners! This has really gotten the rankings for the Wheat Shocker Warlord all in a jumble, and looks like it will come down to the last tournament to decide. There appears to be a 3 man race to the finish line! Who will win it all??? Note: The Wheat Shocker points standings will be updated soon.

As for the Christmas Clash, we’re currently trying to find an adequate date that everybody will be able to support. With both Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, it’s hard to pick a date because lots of people are with their families at this time and coming up for a tournament is not exactly at the top of the priority list. Early December doesn’t look good for Hero Complex as there is already 2 bookings… Late November is bad because of Thanksgiving. So, for now, it’s looking like either November 22nd (which is the weekend before Thanksgiving) or December 20th (which is the weekend before Christmas). Neither of these dates are great to me but if I had to choose I’d go with November 22nd… What do you guys think? Which date will work best for everybody? We’d like to have a big turnout for the last tournament so hopefully one of these dates we can get some great support and finish out 2014 with a bang. Please let us know which date you can support (if at all). November 22nd or December 20th?

Lastly, here’s a few pics from the weekend:

Erik Wilmeth's Daemons take on Eric Rennie's Lizardmen.
Erik Wilmeth’s Daemons take on Eric Rennie’s Lizardmen.
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Austin Murrey’s stunning Wood Elves army battles it out with James Valdez’s Daemons of Chaos.

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