Category Archives: Tournament Action

Hogfest GT is here! Saurian Ancients are ready to go!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, November 1, 2017 at 7:52 AM.

iggykoopaThe 1st ever Hogfest GT (www.hogfestgt.com) in St. Louis, Missouri on November 4-5, 2017 is nearly here!!! And I’m all primed and ready to go. Bag is packed, dice are loaded (several bricks, because you know how dice are…) and the Saurian Ancients are back making their 2nd GT appearance! This time I’ve beefed them up a little bit and have gone back to my ways of Warhammer 8th edition – The Monster Mash! What better way to personify an army of Lizards than to bring them in all their massive, monster-y, scaly glory???

I’ve decided to put my Saurian Ancient Warlord on a terrorizing Carnosaur as he charges into battle! Also adding to the list is my Skink Priest on a Taurosaur (Stegadon) with the Engine of the Ancients. Throw in another Taurosaur, the Thyroscutus (Ankylosaurus), and a few Spearbacks and it’s shaping up to be a monster-heavy list! But wait, I finished off the list with my SA Veteran on a Raptor and then finally, the Stygiosaur! I’m hoping the high toughness coupled with the high amount of wounds and potential impact hits that each monster can cause will be enough to send my foes running! Here’s a pic:

I’ll make sure to post a tournament report out when I return! I’m sure it’s going to be a great GT and I’m hoping I can do some damage. Stay tuned! More to come! See you there! Make sure to follow me this weekend on Twitter (@iggykoopa30) to get the latest updates!

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9th Age One Day Tournament in the books! Hogfest GT is next!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, October 24, 2017 at 3:10 PM.

iggykoopaWe wrapped up the one day 9th Age tournament in preparation for the upcoming Hogfest GT in St. Louis, Missouri with 7 people. Lots of people have things going on this time of year with parental activities, the middle of football season, and the start of basketball season so we didn’t have as big of a turnout as we would’ve liked. However, we were still 7 strong and did a round robin of sorts and still had a great day of gaming and beer drinking! Congrats to me and my bro for doing the “Nevarez Sweep”! Rob got a total of 50 battle points and I had 47 so we took 1st and 2nd place. Since there was only 7 people we went solely off of Battle Points. It was a great day of gaming and gave us a last chance to prep our lists as we get ready for the next GT!

The 1st ever Hogfest GT in St. Louis, Missouri on November 4-5, 2017!  Here’s a rundown of the biggest GTs that we have now:

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9th Age One Day Tournament at Hero Complex, Wichita, Kansas!!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, September 27, 2017 at 8:28 AM.

iggykoopaIt’s been a long while since the blog has been updated and now it’s time to get it going up and running again! A lot has happened in the last year here in the Midwest United States. We’ve continued to grow and gotten much bigger and tons more gamers here in the GT and 9th Age scene. We’ve also kicked off a new GT named the Red River Rumble GT! We had 20 players shows up for the inaugural GT and looking to expand into even more players this next year in February 2018. Also, we ran the 3rd Annual Wicked GT and had 26 players show up to that one! The Wicked GT continues to be a huge success and draws some of the best gamers around to participate and we’re looking to break attendance numbers this year! Lastly, our good buddy Jeff Durham has stepped up and is going to be running the 1st ever Hogfest GT in St. Louis, Missouri on November 4-5, 2017! So we have tons going on here in the Central Region and continue to grow and will be looking forward to seeing you at our future events! Here’s a rundown of the biggest GTs that we have now:

So, on Saturday, October 21st, at Hero Complex located in Wichita, Kansas we will be hosting a 4,500 point 9th Age tournament so that we can hype up the scene before Hogfest takes place in November! Get your armies painted and up to snuff, here’s the deets:

What: 9th Age 1-day Tournament

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017. Dice drop at 10:30 AM!

Where: Hero Complex, Wichita, Kansas

Why: Why not?? Be there!

Info: 4,500 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 October 21, 2017 – 9th Age Tournament!

10:00 AM – Hero Complex opens

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

10:30 AM – 12:45 PM – Round 1.

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM – Lunch break.

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM – Return from Lunch / Prep for Round 2.

2:15 PM – 4:30 PM – Round 2.

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM – Break time!

4:45 PM – 7:00 PM – Round 3.

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Clean up and Awards Ceremony.

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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.

Lastly, if you want to follow us on any forms of social media that we have here at the Midwest Gaming Alliance then please follow the following (or have others follow them) as they are all updated at the same time! Thanks!

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!