Fantasy Composition Primer out now

Folks,

The first public version of our fantasy composition is now available.  This will be used at the March Hare RTT next month, and there may be slight adjustments based on its performance there but overall there will not be any radical changes.  This is a combination of our composition and rules from last year, and the popular South Coast GT-style pack seen over in England.  We feel this will produce a tournament field of competitive, but not over the top armies.

If you have any questions, email me at RoyersT@gmail.com

The pack is available here.

Basic info now available

We’re still about two weeks away from releasing primer packets, but more and more people are purchasing tickets and asking about some of the basics for the GT (e.g. points level), so we’ve added “basic info” pages under each division which provide the bare bones information you would need when considering purchasing a ticket for the event.  If you have any other questions, please contact me at RoyersT@gmail.com

 

Thanks!

2012 GT Schedule Posted

The Outlander Council met this week and we finalized some important aspects of the GT for this coming year.  We finalized the schedule format we talked about for quite some time (4 rounds of 40k on Saturday, 2 on Sunday … increasing the length of fantasy games to 2 1/2 hours).  The full pdf will be available at the bottom of this post, and you can also see the schedule for fantasy or 40k by clicking on the link on the right.  40k will start earlier, but will get 4 rounds done at the same time as fantasy (7:15).

You can find the whole schedule here.

Bugeater GT Tickets now on sale!

Folks, the links are now active to purchase tickets to the 2012 Bugeater GT. (The link is on the right hand side of this page!)

The online price for this year’s Bugeater GT is $52.00.  That’s a slight price increase, but we’re doing that because we’re going to offer some new Friday and Saturday night events, and host an expanded painting competition – and access to all of those things come with your GT Ticket purchase.

We are still working out the details of the schedule and events, but here are the basics we can tell you right now:

Fantasy will remain a 5 round event, with 3 rounds Saturday and 2 rounds Sunday.  We are extending the length of the game rounds and staggering the start times with 40k to help make things go more smoothly, and to give gamers a chance to complete all 6 rounds

40k will remain a 6 round event, but with 4 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds Sunday to accommodate out of town travelers.  We will move the start time of the 40k tournament up slightly (if you recall, we didn’t start 40k until 10 last year) so that way you’re not playing too late on Saturday.

We are going to split off the individual painting awards from the GTs (there will be best painted army, obviously!) into a Golden Daemon style event we’re calling the Golden Gobbo.  Your ticket to the GT automatically allows you to enter a model into this tournament.  We’ll release more details when we have them, but we plan on having categories for best squad, vehicle, individual model, etc.; and the model you enter doesn’t have to be from the army you play.  So if you want to convert a really cool model that you’d never use in competitive play – have at it!

There will be Friday night events (location tbd, but it will either be at the school or the tournament hotel, so no 30 minute drive across town this year) and events Saturday evening when the GT is done.  Those events will be finalized in the next month or so and information will be sent out.

This year we added a ticket option to purchase a meal pass for $16.00.  If you attended last year, you know the debate team ran a concession stand/lunch area both days (day 1 was pizza for lunch, day 2 was all you can eat taco bar).  The lunch, especially on day 2, was wildly successful and we’re going to do that again this year.  You can pay for the lunches the day of, but if you want to lock that up early and just have your meals provided for you you can purchase this pass ahead of time.  That gets you lunch on both days, and if we can work it out with the stores we get food/drink from some free pop throughout the day as well.

And if you weren’t at the Bugeater GT last year, we send debate students around to the gaming tables to take pop/concession orders so they can deliver your snacks and drinks straight to the table.  It’s some good quality service!

On the subject of hotels: I just signed the paperwork for the room block at the Hilton Garden Inn for $99 a night for rooms with two queen beds.  The HGI is an excellent hotel and is a short drive to the tournament site.  There are other cheap hotel options in Omaha, but I wanted to reserve a block of rooms at a nice hotel for you all.  When the hotel gives me the green light, I will post information on how/when to reserve a room under our group rate.

Announcing the 2012 Bugeater GT

Friends, Romans, Countrymen (and women), we are pleased to announce the dates for the 2012 Bugeater GT.  We are moving it a few weekends early to get off the College World Series, so next year it will be June 1st through 3rd, 2012.  It will again be hosted at Millard West High School, and we will be providing a group rate at the West Omaha Hilton Garden Inn.

We will again offer a 2 day GT for both Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40k, and anticipate more numbers this year than last.  We will again follow the NOVA format for our tournament with our Sweepstakes Champion (commonly known as a “Best Overall”),  and our Tournament Champion (commonly known as a “Best General”) getting equal prize support and prestige.

We have gotten a lot of feedback from our 1st year event, and plan on making some changes to make the event even more appealing to all kinds of gamers.  We plan on expanding our competitions for model work (converting, painting, etc.) to a style that will look more like a Golden Demon event than a supplemental event that is tacked onto the GT.  We plan on adjusting the schedule to make it friendlier to out of town travelers and cut down on down time between rounds.

We plan on sticking with what was popular last year as well – using the tiered mission style for 40k missions, providing as many prizes between rounds as possible, and having stocked swag bags for all who come to play.

There are many thing still up in the air, and we will continue to announce details as they become available.  But we do anticipate a higher turn out in our second year, and we are initially offering 64 40k spots and 48 fantasy spots.  Because we expect a high turnout, you can pre-register for the tournament.  There is NO cost to pre-register, and NO commitment.  When we do open up ticket sales, those that pre-register get first pick of spots for an extended period of time.

If you feel you will be coming, we ask that you pre-register – if we have high pre-registration numbers we can secure even more sponsors and prize support than last year!  We look forward to seeing you this coming June, and we will post primer packets and other information starting this coming fall.

GT Results: Fantasy Champions

Here are the fantasy champions, and players’ standings for the two championship awards.  Dan Sammons was in first place for both, but his undefeated record gave precedent for the Tournament Champion award, and players can only come away with one award.

Tournament Champion:

Name Army State Win Loss Battle Victory
1 Dan Sammons Skaven NE 5 0 115 12231
2 Eric Rennie Vampire Counts KS 4 1 97 9160
3 Alexander Kuehn Warriors of Chaos KS 4 1 87 8356
4 Clark Bates Ogre Kingdoms KS 4 1 84 8376
5 Erik Wilmeth Empire KS 4 1 75 5502
6 Cookie Daemons NE 4 1 73 8222
7 Mark Giebler Daemons KS 4 1 67 4858
8 Curtis Stokes Lizardmen NE 3 2 88 8154
9 Dan McCarty Beastmen NE 3 2 80 7571
10 Kevin Riese Dwarves NE 3 2 78 8202

Sweepstakes Champion:

Name Army State Total Battle Sports Paint 1 Paint 2
1 Dan Sammons Skaven NE 220.6 115 19 30 30
2 Eric Rennie Vampire Counts KS 211 97 25 25 29
3 Alex Kuehn Warriors of Chaos KS 199.2 87 23 29 28
4 Clark Bates Ogre Kingdoms KS 195.2 84 23 28 28
5 Curtis Stokes Lizardmen NE 188.6 88 24 19 24
6 Erik Wilmeth Empire KS 187.8 75 22 30 30
7 JT Grachek Skinks NE 187.6 71 24 30 29
8 Dan McCarty Beastmen NE 186.8 80 22 26 28
9 Cookie Daemons NE 185.8 73 22 30 30
10 Dan Bucko Tomb Kings NE 176.2 64 23 28 29

And the whole pdf here.

GT Results: Warhammer 40k Champions

Here is the first in a set of posts with the tournament results.  First up is the 40k division.  This post has the rankings for the Tournament Champion and the Sweepstakes Champion.  Future posts will have the other awards for painting, sportsmanship, and fan favorite.

The top 10 for each award are in the post, and you can click on the pdf for the full results:

Tournament Champion:

Name

Army

State

Win

Loss

Battle

1

Tony Staub

Chaos Space Marines

NE

6

0

96

2

Brian Mart

Blood Angels

MO

5

1

121

3

Marc Tomlinson

Eldar

KS

5

1

114

4

Brad Townsend

Dark Angels

MN

5

1

100

5

Adam Tricola

Dark Eldar

CO

5

1

83

6

Cory Gage

Space Wolves

NE

5

1

68

7

Andrew Gould

Blood Angels

IA

4

2

96

8

Roland Manarin

Imperial Guard

NE

4

2

89

8

Jeff Armstrong

Space Wolves

NE

4

2

89

10

Ryan Cavin

Tyranids

MO

4

2

82

Sweepstakes Champion:

Name

Army

State

Total

Sports

Paint – 1

Paint – 2

Battle

1

Marc Tomlinson

Eldar

KS

256.5

30

26

28

114

2

Brian Mart

Blood Angels

MO

251

26

26

26

121

3

Roland Manarin

Imperial Guard

NE

239

30

30

30

89

4

Brad Townsend

Dark Angels

MN

237.5

30

24

26

100

5

Andrew Gould

Blood Angels

IA

236

29

27

27

96

6

Jeff Armstrong

Space Wolves

NE

234

28

30

30

89

7

Adam Tricola

Dark Eldar

CO

230.5

29

30

30

83

8

Jamie Tigges

Tyranids

IA

225.5

27

30

30

83

9

Ryan Cavin

Tyranids

MO

222

28

28

28

82

10

Charles Young

Imperial Guard

WY

221.5

29

30

30

74

Click on this sentence for the pdf.

1

Tony Staub

Chaos Space Marines

NE

6

0

96

2

Brian Mart

Blood Angels

MO

5

1

121

3

Marc Tomlinson

Eldar

KS

5

1

114

4

Brad Townsend

Dark Angels

MN

5

1

100

5

Adam Tricola

Dark Eldar

CO

5

1

83

6

Cory Gage

Space Wolves

NE

5

1

68

7

Andrew Gould

Blood Angels

IA

4

2

96

8

Jeff Armstrong

Space Wolves

NE

4

2

89

9

Ryan Cavin

Tyranids

MO

4

2

82

10

Candace Weaver

Orks

MO

4

2

81

GT Results

We will post full data on the tournament soon.  For now, keep an eye on this and my main blog (www.bugeatergames.com) for coverage.

If you have pictures and don’t mind sharing, please email me because many of our sponsors want to see how the tournament went.

40k Update

For those of you competing in the 40k tournament, and seeking reward beyond just the Bugeater GT, now both the Tournament Champion and Sweepstakes Champion will be offered spots to the NOVA Invitational.  This is a result of your attendance and the nice surge of numbers towards the end of the sign up period.  So thanks to you for making this such a well attended event in the first year!

Blood Bowl and Concessions

Two pieces of information:

Blood Bowl will start at 6 pm on Friday.  Russ Barnes will be hosting and helping people with open Blood Bowl gaming.  He will have 4 boards ready, and will bring teams for people who don’t own a Blood Bowl team but want to play.  Others are encouraged to bring their boards/teams/etc if they’d like to.

Concessions: There will be pop/snacks throughout the day both days, and lunch will be served as well.  On Saturday, for $6, you get 2 slices of Papa Murphy’s pizza cooked fresh in our kitchen at Millard West, garlic bread, a brownie, and a pop.  On Sunday, we’ll have a build-it-yourself taco bar.  So bring some cash and be ready to enjoy some good food and further support the Millard West debate team!