The countdown is here! It is Bugeater week!

Two things for today!

First, if you want an easy way to move around the tournament with your army this weekend, consider renting an army tray from Hammerhead Games. For $10 you’ll get a tray to use, with the money going to help the debate programs! If you really like the tray, the $10 can go towards purchasing the tray itself!

Second, remember that we have our painting and modeling competition running this weekend, the Golden Gobbo! We have categories for historical miniatures, fantasy miniatures, and sci fi miniatures. Have a really awesome display you want to enter? We have a category for that! You can enter models whether you’re using them in competitive play or not! We judge all entries on Sunday. If you entered into a 2 or 3 day event, you get one entry free of charge. Additional entries are $5!

One month until the Bugeater!

We are excited to see everyone at Millard North (NOT West – remember that! West is closed for construction this year!) in a month!

Tickets are still on sale, so make sure you get yours before coming!  Everyone attending a multiday event will be getting a Bugeater swag bag and a free entry into the Golden Gobbo painting competition.  Everyone getting a bag will receive the Bugeater GT 2017 patch and the Bugeater 2017 custom dice, plus at least one other item unique for their game system.

We have some exciting announcements over the next few days to get you hyped, along with some important information about specific events.  Keep an eye here and on our facebook page!

Tickets are on sale!

Folks tickets are on sale for almost all of our events (X-Wing coming soon!) so grab your tickets today before events sell out.  We are excited to have another full slate of events this year, including the inaugural year for Horus Heresy and X-Wing.

Horus Heresy Information!

Horus Heresy

We are excited to be adding Horus Heresy to the Bugeater!  We are having several one day events that all tie together as part of a 3 day narrative campaign: the Conquest of Marnex IV.

The basic information on each of the events can be found here.


  • Loyalists and Traitors are both trying to conquer a Forgeworld that has declared its independence in the midst of the Heresy – Marnex IV.
  • Friday players can participate in EITHER a Battlefleet Gothic mega battle representing the two fleets engaging above the planet OR they can participate in a Horus Heresy mega battle representing the initial contact between the two sides (both events happen concurrently and influence once another)
  • Saturday players can participate in a 3 round, 2500 point friendly tournament.
  • Sunday players can participate in EITHER several missions or Zone Mortalis OR they can participate in two multiplayer battles representing the final war zones of the campaign (both events happen concurrently and influence one another).

Announcing the 2017 Bugeater GT

Mark your calendars for our 7th Bugeater GT!  It will be held on June 2nd-4th, 2017 in Omaha.  We are finalizing our full event list, but for sure you can count on seeing:

Warhammer 40k GT

Warhammer 40k Friendly Doubles Tournament

Kings of War

Bolt Action



Horus Heresy

Golden Gobbo Painting Competition

We will be slowly rolling out our primer packs for people to check out.  Today we our releasing the primer pack for our 40k GT.  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.   By next week, we will have the tickets online for you to purchase!

2016 Bugeater GT draws to a close!

Thank you everyone for an awesome weekend of gaming!  We will be posting more results, follow up surveys, and other things soon – but here are your winners!

Golden Gobbo

Best of Show (and Best Historical Entry): Ryan Moore

Best Sci Fi Entry: David Kohman

Best Fantasy Entry: Corey Miciunas


King of Infinity (winning BOTH events): Zach Daley

Bolt Action

Best Overall: John Stentz

Best Allied General: Sean Vilmont

Best Axis General: Jackson Stewart

Bugeater Award: Paul Stewart


1st Place: Brent Simon

2nd Place: Nathan Pavlish

3rd Place: Marv Cole

Kings of War

Sweepstakes Champion (Best Overall): Adam Ballard

Sweepstakes Runner Up: JT Grachek

Tournament Champion (Best General): Corey Miciunas

Tournament Runner Up: James Grimaldi

Best Painted: Dan McCarty

Players’ Choice: Mike Grudowski

Best Sportsman: Jon Vlach

Best Club: Outlanders

Warhammer 40k:

Sweepstakes Champion (Best Overall): Brett Perkins

Sweepstakes Runner Up: Richard Coles

Tournament Champion (Best General; Undefeated): Trent Northington

Tournament Runner Up: Tyler Devries

Best Sportsman: Nick Miles

Best Painted: John Johnston

Players’ Choice: John Jourden

Best Club: War Hogs

Game Master Award – Given out to a member of the community that has done an enormous amount of work to grow and improve the hobby.

This year’s Game Master Award recipient was Josh Dunn, the TO for the Bolt Action tournament at the Bugeater

Bugeater week!

Here we are folks! The week of the event! If you signed up for the 40k GT or the Kings of War tournament you should have received an email from me. If you did NOT, please contact me ( ASAP. Bolt Action folks should be in contact with Josh Dunn. Infinity folks either have already heard from or will hear from Chris Douglas fairly soon. Warmachine players – if you have any Qs or concerns, you can talk to Dan Sammons. If you’re not sure how to get a hold of those point people, email me and I will get you in touch with the right people.
Some general information:
1) Friday night, starting at 6, we will open up the space for you to come in and get some open gaming in. There are some folks planning on playing some Battlefleet Gothic, so if you’d like to join in their fun talk to Cory Gage!
2) Please pay close attention to your check in and round one start times for Saturday. They are posted on the website, and if you have any questions please contact me.
3) If this is your first Bugeater, do NOT use the main entrance to the school. A church meets at the school on Sunday, to avoid any issues with heresy and straying from the light of the God Emperor (or Menoth depending on what game you’re playing), we just use the north entrance on both days. We’ll have a banner up near the entrance so you know you’re headed in the right direction.
4) Remember that if you’re playing in ANY of our events, you get a free entry in our painting and modeling competition, the Golden Gobbo. You may use models from your army (or not – they don’t even have to be from the same game system you’re playing in!). Check out the Bugeater website for more info. You may also purchase additional entries for $5, but we cap it to one award per person (so additional entries just give you more opportunities to earn AN award, not multiple awards).

End of May – Almost Bugeater Time!

Ladies and Gents ~

Please check out tournament information for updates this week. Warhammer 40k updated pack is already posted, and includes the actual missions for rounds 1 and 2 of the tournament for you to practice on. Event pages have been updated with specific schedule information as well.

We will be having advanced check in on Friday (specific times TBD) for at least Warahmmer 40k and Kings of War. We will have a large room that we lock up for people wishing to store their armies and display boards to avoid having to bring them up to the school the day of.

The Final Countdown – 1 month!

Ladies and Gents we are just about a month away from the Bugeater!

First – excited news – we will have ModCube as one of our sponsors of the event, providing objective markers for our 40k players!

Speaking of 40k, two important items.  Our official rules pack will be updated shortly to reflect this:

*We will not be using the new Death from the Skies rules.  It adds an additional phase to the game when we’re worried about time, and we have not seen a forgeworld update

*We will not be using the new GW FAQ.  There are three primary reasons for this.  First, there are some rules changes that are new and significant.  These changes would have impacted several players’ lists (I know, we got your emails!).  With only a few weeks until go time, this was a significant issue for us.  Second, some rulings conflicted with rulings in the ITC FAQ.  We did not want to have to resolve all of those discrepancies, mainly because of our third reason.  GW made it clear that what they posted was the draft, subject to final modifications.  Those modifications would potentially come after the cutoff we set for new rules.  Because the document was a work in progress, we decided to go with what we knew.