This is the only pure qualifying 40k event on the East Coast for the Masters in Vegas! Make sure to reserve your seat!
Open for Reservations!
The Saint Valentines Day Massacre, a two day Independent 40k Grand Tournament held in the new Gaming Bunker at the Granite Run Mall in Media PA.
Hosted by Mike Clark of Showcase Comics, and the NE BigGunZ gaming club.
Location: Inside the Granite Run Mall, 1067 W. Baltimore Pike, Media PA. 19063. The tournament is held in a separate area from the Showcase Comics store. Media PA. is in the western Philadelphia suburbs, about 2 hours from NYC, and 1.5 hours from Baltimore. The Mall is about 20 minutes off of 1-95 and the Philadelphia Airport.
Date: Saturday Feb. 27th, and Sunday Feb 28th. Three Games on Saturday, Two Games on Sunday.
Players: 80 spots available for the main event.
Army Size: 1850 points. All current 40k Codices, and the Blood Angels list from White Dwarf.
Cost: 60.00 pre-paid by Feb. 21st, 70.00 if paid after Feb. 21st. Your spot in the tournament is reserved only after you have pre-paid.
Payment can be made by Paypal to ShowcaseComicsandGames@Gmail.com
. If you don't have paypal but can pay by credit card, please send an
e-mail to ShowcasePA@aol.com
, and request an electronic invoice.
Hotels: Quality Inn (610) 565-5800, right across the street from the Mall, newly renovated.
Media Inn (610-566-6500), two miles away, cheaper, and not nearly as nice.
National Tournament Invitations:
In addion to our other prizes, the top two overall players will receive invites from Games Workshop for the Nationals in 2011. If one of those players cannot attend, the player with the next highest overall score will receive the invite. If a player has already received an invite from another event, then his invitation will be passed on to the next person as well. The National tournament will be held in Las Vegas in 2011, at the end of the first Indy GT season. The only way to attend this tournament is two earn an invitation by taking one of the top two spots at one of the independently run tournaments.
Scoring: Battle Points worth 110, Painting/Appearance worth 20, and Army Composition worth 20, for a total of 150 possible points.
Battles: Five games worth 22 points each. All games will use scenarios with several objectives. Kill points will not be used. Scenarios will be posted
after the deadline for army list submission.
Painting: Painting/Appearance is worth 20 points Painting will be by a checklist, with a team of judges scoring each army. This checklist will be
posted along with the rules packet.
Composition: Army composition is worth 20 points. This will be decided by a group of judges prior to the tournament. All players must submit an army list by Feb. 21st. If we receive an army list past the deadline, the player will receive a -10 point modifier to his overall score in the tournament. Please don't be late with army lists.
Prizes: Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Painting 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best General 1st 2nd, 3rd, and Players Choice. We have over 2000.00 in prizes for this event, most of which will be ForgeWorld model kits. (And spiffy trophies!)
Questions? Contact Mike Clark at MikenJudyC@aol.com
, or call Showcase Comics at 610-891-9229.
Complete rules packet will be going up later this week on the forums at ShowcaseComicsandGames.com, in the 'Welcome' and 'Events' sections. You do not need to be logged in to view the rules in the 'Welcome' section. Some basics below:
- All models in your army must be painted and have finished bases. Models that do not make the minimum standards may not be used. Bringing an unpainted army doesn't just mean a zero in painting. It also means you don't play.
-All models must be WYSIWYG, or pretty darn close to it. A clever conversion that skirts the line, but draws applause from your opponent is cool. "My red bolt pistol is a plasma pistol" is not.
-Part of WYSIWYG is using the correct models: "I'm using Bloodletters on big rocks for my Bloodcrushers because I don't want to shell out the cash." isn't acceptable. " I hand sculpted all my models" is probably is fine, assuming some minimum sculpting skill and they look like what they should represent. If you have a question, call, or email with pictures.
-It's a GW sponsored tournament. A preponderance of your army should be GW models, or converted using GW bitz.
-Base size: Models should be on the proper size base, compared to newer models of the same type. All terminators should be on 40mm, all Bloodcurshers should be on 60mm round, etc. If you are totally against re basing your army, bring some blue tack and stick them on the correct size base for this tournament.
President-Big Gunz NE