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Battle for Oz Round 4 – Dorothy’s Revenge – Tournament Report Out!!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, February 23, 2016 at 7:43 AM.

iggykoopaThe Battle for Oz Tournament Series has come to a close and we sent it off with a great Final Round (Dorothy’s Revenge) by having 10 generals show up to do battle! There was some hard fought games, plenty of people meddling with the Winds of Magic, and in the end there was a first ever Grand Champion crowned! If you recall, we set out to have 4 tournaments that would be Wizard of Oz themed and lead up to the Wicked GT next month! Well after some thought we came up with the Battle for Oz Tournament Series!! And over the last year we’ve played 4 different tournaments – all with their own theme – and finally crowned the Grand Champion, based off of the final points standings!

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Here’s the final standings:

  • Overall Champion – Rob Nevarez, Dwarven Holds (2-1 record, 112 of 150 points total)
  • Best General – Jon Pike, Sylvan Elves (2-1 record, 58 of 75 Battle Points)
  • Best Sportsman – Evan Schwamb, Vampire Covenant
  • Best Appearance – Austin Murrey, Kingdom of Equitaine (see below!)

And we also crowned the first ever Grand Champion of the Battle for Oz Tournament Series! Sticking with the theme of Best General for all 4 tournaments, Jon Pike walked away as the first ever Battle for Oz Tournament Series Grand Champion! He ended up with a total of 77 Points! Coming up right in 2nd place was Austin Murrey with 75 total points. It was a close race throughout the entire series!

Below are some pictures of Austin’s amazing Kingdom of Equitaine army!

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And here’s some more pics from this past weekend!

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Thank you to everybody that helped to make the first ever Battle for Oz Tournament Series a success! We had a great time running the events and seeing how it all came down to the end in the points race and enjoyed seeing the changes in armies throughout the year. Upcoming is a 9th Age Escalation that is set to kick off as soon as we finish up the Wicked GT next month (March 18-20, 2016). So if you’re interested in signing up then make sure to do so by sending an email to mwgamingalliance@yahoo.com!

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Battle for Oz Round 4 – Dorothy’s Revenge – Tournament Schedule this Saturday, February 20th!!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, February 15, 2016 at 8:19 AM.

iggykoopaIn just a few short days we’ll be hosting the final round of the Battle for Oz Tournament Series! We set out to hold 4 great tournaments leading up to the Wicked GT about a year ago and have had 3 successful ones so far. We’ve transitioned from the last 8th edition Warhammer game to the newest era of wargaming in Fantasy battles: the 9th Age! (www.the-ninth-age.com) And now is the final battles for the Tournament Series this Saturday, February 20th! It’s a tight race at the top to see who will be crowned The Grand Champion! It’s going to come down to the wire! (Click here to view the latest Player Rankings!) Thank you to everybody that has participated in this tournament series and help to make it a great success. Now we’ll finish it off with a bang and get ready to host the 2nd annual Wicked GT just one month later in March! For those of you that will be attending this weekend, here’s the schedule:

Schedule for February 20, 2016 – Dorothy’s Return Home

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!

The Wargamer Project Podcast, Episode 19: We talk Wicked GT and 9th Age!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, February 9, 2016 at 9:46 AM.

iggykoopaI had the pleasure of sitting down with Shane and James from the Wargamers Project Podcast – www.thewppodcast.com – on Saturday night. We’ve been trying to squeeze in some time over the last few weeks and life has simply gotten in the way… but we finally carved out some time and we talked about all things Wicked GT! It’s about a 30 minute interview and we talk about the origin of the Wicked GT, cost, location, dates and so much more! So tune into Episode 19 and listen to the guys talk about the rise of the 9th Age as well as The Wicked GT!

Episode 19: The Dawning of the 9th Age!

They have some very cool content and they have opened up their podcast to several types of tabletop games, not just fantasy. So make sure to check it out and spread the word!

Final Battle for Oz Tournament, Round 4 – Dorothy’s Return Home – date set for February 20th!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, December 14, 2015 at 12:56 PM.

iggykoopaThe final round of the Battle for Oz Tournament Series – Dorothy’s Return Home – has now been set for February 20th, 2016!! The first three rounds have been battled out and we’ve had some epic games along the way… and now the dust is set to settle as we close out the first ever Battle for Oz Tournament Series and get ready for the grand finale as we bring on the 2nd annual Wicked GT! To recap, here’s the winners of the first 3 rounds of the series and here’s the latest Player Standings in the points. As you can tell, it’s going to come down to a photo finish between Austin Murrey and Jon Pike! Who will be crowned the first ever Battle for Oz Grand Champion!!

Round 1 – The Scarecrow’s Wrath – Overall Champ: Chris McArthur

Round 2 – The Tin Man’s Revenge – Overall Champ: Brian Hunter

Round 3 – The Lion’s Pride – Overall Champ: Austin Murrey

Now Round 4 is set for February 20th, 2016 and it’s going to be great. If you’ll recall, we kicked off the 9th Age era last Saturday (December 5th) at the Lion’s Pride and it was very well received. The guys over at the 9th Age Crew have done an excellent job updating the Fantasy Battles rulebook and it’s one that we’ve adopted in full force here at the MW Gaming Alliance! So don’t forget that going forward, for all of our tournaments, including the 2nd Wicked GT, we’ll be using the 9th Age rules! (www.the-ninth-age.com)

Here’s the schedule:

Schedule for February 20th, 2016 – Dorothy’s Return Home

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 – 6:20 PM – Clean up and Awards Ceremony.

If you know of anybody that would like to sign up then have them either send us an email at mwgamingalliance@yahoo.com or visit the MW Gaming Alliance Forums and let us know that way. Looking forward to a great turnout. Hope to see you there!

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!

Battle for Oz Round 3 Tournament Results are in!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, December 7, 2015 at 1:01 PM.

iggykoopaWe kicked off the 9th Age with a big bang on Saturday, December 5th as 10 generals showed up to duke it out in the first official 9th Age tournament that has been held in the area. There were lots of great games, dice rolls, and outmaneuvering done by everybody that was in attendance and I want to send out a huge thank you to everybody that traveled to come make Round 3 a huge success! Especially to Jeremy Merle, who drove all the way from Chicago!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

  • Overall Champion – Austin Murrey, Warriors of the Dark Gods, 3-0 record.
  • Best General – Jon Pike, Highborn Elves, 2-1 record. 59 (out of 75) total battle points.
  • Best Appearance – Erik Wilmeth, Ogre Khans.
  • Best Sportsman – Evan Schwamb, Vampire Covenant.

This marks 3 out of 4 rounds for the Battle for Oz Tournament Series and we now just have the final round coming up in February 2016 (date pending) before we finish it all of with the 2nd annual Wicked GT in March 18-20, 2016! Now that Austin has won Overall Champion it has propelled him into first place in the Overall Tournament Standings, however, Jon Pike is hot on his heels! It’s going to be photo finish in February! And don’t forget that the overall winner of the points standings will be crowned the Battle for Oz Grand Champion at the conclusion of Round 4 in February! To view the current player rankings just follow this link!

Here’s some pics from the tournament:

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And here’s what Austin rolled in his attempt to keep his Hero Character alive… Needless to say, he didn’t make it…

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And here’s some pics of Erik Wilmeth’s Ogre Khans that won Best Appearance:

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And lastly, here’s the artwork that was drawn and colored by Brian Hunter for the Lion’s Pride:

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Battle for Oz Round 3 – The Lion’s Pride Art Work-in-Progress!!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, December 1, 2015 at 10:27 AM.

iggykoopaWanted to take a quick moment to share some WIP of the artwork for the upcoming Battle for Oz Round 3 – The Lion’s Pride on Saturday, December 5th done by Brian Hunter (@bambamhunter). If you’ve been to Rounds 1 & 2 (The Scarecrow’s Wrath and The Tin Man’s Revenge) then you’ll know that not only does the Overall Champion walk away with gift cards and cool prizes, but he / she also walks away with unique, one-of-a-kind art that is generously drawn then donated by Brian Hunter. You can’t get these prints anywhere else and they are literally drawn from Brians’ imagination! Each winner takes home these awesome prints and now you can get your chance on Saturday as he’s preparing the artwork for the Lion’s Pride! Take a sneak peek of the WIP!!

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And in case you don’t remember what the artwork looks like from past events then just look below to see what Brian has created for the 1st and 2nd rounds of the Battle for Oz Tournaments!

The Scarecrow’s Wrath:

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The Tin Man’s Revenge:

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Lastly, Brian did the artwork for the Wicked GT as well!

shadedlogoThe Wicked GT artwork designed and drawn by @bambamhunter.

Make sure to come by and check out the artwork in person and visit Brian on both Twitter and Instagram. He does commission work so if you have any interest in having something drawn he’s the guy that can bring it to life! Thanks to Brian! We’ll have the completed version soon!

Battle for Oz Round 3, The Lion’s Pride and the kickoff of The 9th Age!!

Submitted by Iggy Koopa, November 30, 2015 at 9:33 AM.

iggykoopaIn just a few short days we will host the first ever 9th Age tournament as we kickoff Round 3 of the Battle for Oz Tournament Series – The Lion’s Pride! We’re excited to be one of the first groups to run a 9th Age tournament and look forward to see how the game plays now with all the new changes. Plenty of us have gotten in several practice games over the last month and now are ready (at least we think!) to take any and all comers with the newest version of Warhammer! A couple notes about this weekends tournament so that everybody knows how it’s going to play out:

  • The Lion’s Pride will be using the newest release of the 9th Age ruleset – v0.9.2. So make sure to follow the link on the right hand side of the page or simply click right here and it will take you to the latest rules and all of the released books! What this means is that no matter what the crew over at the 9th Age does between now and Saturday (as far as new versions that get released goes) we will still be using the v0.9.2 rules. After that we’ll use what they come out with but we are drawing a line in the sand right now in order to avoid any confusion.
  • Battle for Oz Player Rankings! Remember that this is Round 3 of 4 rounds schedule for the Battle for Oz Tournament Series. Brian Hunter took the top spot last tournament by coming out on top but Jon Pike is hot on his heels. This tournament could have others close the gap or one person could take control of the lead and have it come down to the final tournament in the Battle for Oz Tournament Series in February. If you’d like to see the current standings simply follow this link!

And here’s the schedule:

Schedule for December 5, 2015 – The Lion’s Pride

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 – 1:45 PM – Lunch break @ Headshots Bar & Grill!

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM – Return from Lunch / Prep for Round 2.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Round 2.

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM – Break time!

4:15 PM – 6:15 PM – Round 3.

6:15 PM – 6:45 PM – Clean up and Awards Ceremony.

headshots– In between the 1st and 2nd Round the owner/operator (Ryan Revard) of Headshots Bar & Grill has generously agreed to open up his doors so that we can partake in some merry beer drinking and some great food for lunch. The Headshots Facebook page can be found here and their website can be found here.

If you know of anybody that would like to sign up then have them either send us an email at mwgamingalliance@yahoo.com or visit the MW Gaming Alliance Forums and let us know that way. Looking forward to a great turnout. Hope to see you there!

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!