Indiana 40K Championship

Indiana 40K Championship


Saturday, November 30, 2013

FrostyCon 2014 is Coming!

(Big thanks to GoatBoy for the design!)

The 2014 Indiana Tournament Circuit will be kicking off in February!
Frostycon 2014
1st round of the Indiana Tournament Circuit
Tippcon-April 2014
The Indy Open Grand Tournament-September 2014
The Indiana 40k Championship-November 2014
When: February 15th and optional 16th
*Torrent of Fire Ranking System- TOF will be used to update your national player ranking.
*32 player 1 day rouge trader tournament with a second day optional team tournament
*4 rounds plus 1 final round to determine undefeated winner (If needed)
*2nd day optional 2 person team tournament.(1000 pts stand alone list without allies) 3 rounds with battle points.
*1500 points-All current codexes and supplements are allowed. Forgeworld will not be authorized.
*Competitive Restrictions-All normal allies are allowed with the following restriction: Only the normal force organization chart may be used. I.E. only 1-2 HQ slots, 0-3 elite, heavy, and fast attack slots, and 2-6 troop slots.
*Prices-$16 for RTT. 2nd day optional team tournament $5 per player. (Singles welcomed-will randomly pair up)
*Awards-Over $500 in prizes for: Best General, Second to one, Best Overall(includes paint scores 50% paint 50% battle score), Best Painted and Runner up, 3rd place, 4th place, Last Place, and other random prizes. (Pending on amount of players in the event)
*Top 8 will be invited to the 2014 Indiana 40k championship Grand Tournament in November of 2014.
*Best General will be imortilized as the first FrostyCon champion on the Trophy below and receive
free entry into the 40k championship tournament to crown the 2014 Champion and best player
in Indiana.
*Top 2 teams in the team tournament will split the pot for winnings.
*FAQ-We will use the current Nova FAQ.
*Missions-Missions will be posted via facebook, theback40k blog, and on the Gamerz website by January 2nd, 2014.

40K: Space Wolf Game Trailer

A new 40K pc game is coming soon in the form of a turn-based strategy game. Check out the trailer for Space Wolf the Game:

What do you guys think so far, promising or no?

Firestorm Armada: New Fleet Manuals Released

Spartan Games has just unveiled their Fleet Manuals for the upcoming 2.0 edition of Firestorm Armada! These are all available for the awesome price of free!

Just from these documents one can tell that some major but positive changes are in store for the game! The new hardcover rules drop in a few weeks as well! Stay tuned for more coverage.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Unboxing: Prussian Walze Ironclad (Dystopian Legions)

Slick here with our latest unboxing video. Today we have the Prussian Walze Ironclad for Dystopian Wars. This is another excellent model from Spartan Games! Lots of big chunks of resin goodness here with insane detail. If you're a fan of skirmish games and/or steampunk settings then you should really give this great game a chance. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dystopian Legions: Prussian Tank In Progress

Recently I decided to expand my Dystopian Legions forces and what better way to do that than with the Walze Ironclad! Here is a work in progress pic of this might tank. As always, the quality of Spartan Games' resin sculpts is amazing. This is quite a heavy model with some solid chunks of resin. Let me know what you think of the paint job so far.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Eldar: 1850 List

Hey all, here is an Eldar list I have been working on. 1 Farseer goes into each Guardian blob and the Warlock accompanies the Farseer with the Shard. I gave it a run against a Marine/Tau list and ended up doing pretty well, scoring max objectives and only losing about 200 points or so. Let me know what you think of the list.

Farseer - Shard, Runes of Witnessing
Farseer - Spear, Runes of Witnessing

20 Guardians w/2x Bright Lance Platforms
20 Guardians w/2x Bright Lance Platforms
3x3 Jetbikes

6 Swooping Hawks
7 Warp Spiders

2 War Walkers - Scatter/Starcannon x2


Forge World: Deimos Vindicator

The Deimos pattern is an early type of Vindicator used by the Space Marine Legions during the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy, although many are still operational in the service of Space Marine Chapters in the 41st Millennium. A powerful assault tank, the Vindicator's principal armament is a heavy-calibre demolisher cannon capable of shattering fortifications and breaching the armour plates of tanks with equal ease. It is invaluable in urban warfare as it can blast and shunt its way through barricades and obstacles, enabling troops following behind free passage through streets that might have otherwise swiftly degenerated into kill zones.

For more information, check out the tank on the Forge World site:

Forge World: Sicarian Venator

Check out the new hotness from Forgeworld:

A variant of the Sicaran battle tank introduced towards the end of the Great Crusade, the Sicaran Venator is a purpose-built tank destroyer. It mounts the fearsome neutron laser system and the atomantic arc-reactors required to power it. The neutron laser is a formidable anti-armour weapon, and is capable of matching certain super-heavy class vehicles in firepower.

Head on over to the Forge World site for all of the details:

What do you guys think about this one?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Forgeworld: Ferrus Manus

Forgeworld has the  next Primarch up for order: Ferrus Manus!

From Forgeworld:

The Primarch of the Iron Hands Legion, Ferrus Manus, Legion was a figure of legend amongst the peoples of his home world of Medusa, named by them ‘the Gorgon’ after the most ancient of mythic creatures. Ferrus was amongst the strongest of the Primarchs, dwarfing many of them in both strength and stature.
He was blessed of a physiology remarkable even amongst the Primarchs. His arms were sheathed in liquid metal, the result, so the legends of Medusa claim, of a battle fought against the mightiest of beasts on that world before he was re-united with the Emperor. His armour is as heavy and impenetrable as that of a super-heavy tank, yet he keeps both arms uncovered so that he might bring their full might to bear.
Ferrus Manus, designed by Simon Egan, is an amazingly detailed multi-part resin model armed with Forgebreaker and equipped with the Medusan Carapace. The latest edition to our Horus Heresy Character Series, Ferrus stands atop a scenic base depicting the carnage on Isstvan V.  Available to pre-order now, this model will be despatched from Friday 8th November. 
Forgeworld keeps knocking it out of the park with the Primarchs. Which Primarch are you looking forward to the most?

2013 Indiana 40K Championship Results and Reflections

We had our inaugural Indiana 40K Championship this weekend and after several brutal matches Aarong Aleong emerged as the overall winner and is our 2013 Indiana 40K Player of the Year having won both TippCon and the 40K Championship!

Eldar and Tau in various incarnations made their presence felt at the tournament and dominated the standings. Two similar Grey Knight builds were also present with one placing 4th overall. Only one Necron player was on hand. Most armies featured allies of some sort with Eldar/Tau,  Tau/Farsight, and Eldar/Dark Eldar to name a few. One Chaos Marine and one Codex Marine player were in attendance. Noticeably absent were Orks, Sisters, Imperial Guard, Tyranids, Space Wolves, Dark Angels, and Blood Angels. Among the popular armies there were several Wraithknights and Riptides which seemed to be on nearly every table.

We faced a few last minute setbacks with the event. First and foremost was a combination of several no-shows and some drops in the last few days leading up to the event due to work and/or family-related issues. This significantly impacted the field as our field of nearly thirty dropped to 12 the day of the event. Compounding matters were issues with the hotel 'owner' at our venue. I will not go into details but suffice it to say that the unprofessional manner in which this person acted resulted in two players choosing to no play through the event as they were extremely upset at being addressed in the manner they were by said 'owner.' I did not want to cancel the event after all of the work that was put into it, and the fact that we had players who drove from as many as 4 hours away and had booked rooms for the weekend. We decided to relocate to our local game store for day 2 as we will no longer patronize that hotel for any and all future events. Aside from these hiccups, everything ran rather smoothly.

I greatly appreciate everyone who made it out to the tournament and I really appreciate the great feedback from the players which we will use to improve future events. I also want to give a special mention to Torrent of Fire for setting up our tournament with the excellent event managed software as this helped eliminate tedious paperwork and made registration and pairings a snap. If you are not using Torrent of Fire for your events then you are really missing out! Speaking of ToF, click here for the final standings.

Also, a special shout out goes to Chris Vinton and Jesse Zischke for their help in promoting the event up in Michigan! We look forward to sending some Indiana players up for your events. Last but not least, thanks to Justin Ankeney for filling in as a ringer for a few rounds and Chris Keimig for coming in early and staying late to make sure the event could finish properly on Sunday!

With this year's IndyOpen, TippCon, and 40K Championship now in the books it is time to look forward to next year as the first full season of the Indiana tournament circuit will kick off with the inaugural FrostyCon early next year in Indianapolis. Stay tuned for details! Who will be the next to immortalize their name on the Indiana 40K Cup?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Forgeworld: Isstvan V Video

Forgeworld just dropped another video and this one features the Isstvan V Dropsite Massacre! Check it out:


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