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Hey there, as you can see this is blog is all about gaming. And that's what I've been doing for pretty much all of my life. Currently I'm completely enveloped in Warhammer 40,000 and I'm breaking into the new Warhammer Fantasy system with the release of the new 8th edition.

Follow me as I build new armies, find newer and better ways to destroy my enemy, learn more about the rules, and just complain about the things that don't go my way :)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

DFW 40k Tournament April 25th

April 25th, 2010 Warhammer 40k Tournament

Presented by TGR and thewraithgate.com

I am happy to announce that I will be hosting a tournament at The Gamer’s Realm on April 25th for Warhammer 40k. The tournament will follow rules as detailed below:

  • 1,750 points
  • Normal Force Organization
  • Only current Codices are allowed

The tournament will be open to 12 players (going to 16 if there is enough interest and space). To participate, please make a purchase of at least $15 and sign up at The Gamer’s Realm before the tournament.

If all 12 slots are filled, please feel free to sign up as an alternate. You may make your purchase on the day of the tournament if a spot becomes available.


Sportsmanship: 5 points are available for Sportsmanship Scores and will be averaged throughout all 3 games:

  • 2 points – Was your opponent reasonably knowledgeable of the basic rules?
  • 2 points - Was your opponent courteous and civil?
  • 1 point - Even if you got destroyed, did you enjoy the game?

Painting: A large part of the 40k hobby is painting your miniatures, and playing with or against a great looking army can add a great deal to the game. 10 points are available for Painting Scores:

  • 2 points – Is your army completely WYSIWYG?
  • 1 point – No bare metal or plastic
  • 2 points – A minimum of 3 colors painted to table top quality. (No single brush strokes of colors.)
  • 1 point – Detailing (eyes, guns, blood, etc.)
  • 1 point – Flocked or finished bases (rocks, grass, paint, etc.)
  • 1 point – “Cohesive” look or theme
  • 1 point – “Above and Beyond”

Battle Points: 30 points are available for Battle Points. You will receive points for winning, drawing, losing, and for completing Secondary Objectives:

  • 7 points – Completing the Primary Objective
  • 5 points – Neither you or your opponent completing the Primary Objective
  • 3 points – Your opponent completing the Primary Objective
  • 3 points – Will be awarded based on Secondary Objectives for each mission

Bonus Points:

  • 1 point – For receiving 5 Sportsmanship Points from each opponent
  • 1 point – For receiving Best Painted Army
  • 1 point – Completing all of the Primary Objectives
  • 1 point – Completing all of the Secondary Objectives
  • 1 point – Completing both Primary and Secondary Objectives in all battles


All awards will be based on points received throughout the tournament. Please note that each participant may win only one award. If a participant is eligible for multiple awards, he will be awarded the highest award, and the next eligible participant will receive the other award.

  • Best Painted: Is eligible to armies receiving at least 8 points in the Painting Bracket and will be decided by the judges.

  • Best General: Is awarded to the participant that receives the most points in the Battle Points bracket.

  • Best Overall: Is awarded to the Participant with the most combined points throughout all of the brackets.

Tournament Schedule:

11:00 a.m. Turn in Army Lists and Prepare to have some fun.

11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Battle 1

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch (Please leave armies out for painting judging)

1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Battle 2

3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Battle 3

5:45 p.m. Awards

Tournament Style:

The Tournament will be bracket style, with random players starting the first battle. (Exceptions may be made if buddies are pitted against each other in the first round.)

If you have any questions about the tournament, playable armies, or rules, please feel free to contact me at thewraithgate@gmail.com.


  1. Hrm... that system looks kinda familiar. :-p

    Cheers and hope it runs well. I'd attend were it not for the killer drive time. Do let us know how it turns out.

  2. Yes yes... I can't understand why it might be so familiar, well at least part of it anyways :P

    Wish we could have you, but then we don't need anyone coming in and sweeping all the wins :)

  3. Also, here's a link to The Gamers Realm for anyone who need more information on them.


  4. A little update for a DA FAQ that was sent to me.

    Do DA use their wargear or the new SM codex wargear. (cyclones, thunder hammers, apoths?

    Dark Angels use all the Wargear described in their codex and in the DA FAQ Errata Entry on GWs site.

    Are landspeeders scoring if you take samael?

    As described on PG 27 of the DA codex, they count as scoring when purchased as a Ravenwing Support Squadren

    Are landspeeders scoring period?

    As described on PG 27 of the DA codex, they count as scoring when purchased as a Ravenwing Support Squadren

    Does the landraider use the new or old rules for power of the machine spirit?

    The Landraider uses the rules described on PG 34, which in this case would be the old rules, just like it would use the old rules for Smoke Launchers

    Can ravenwing bikes scout and turbo boost?

    As described on PG 27, bikes may not turbo boost during their scout moves

    Can I use imperial armour varients of vehicles in the codex (they are costed at codex space marine costs in ia)?

    You many only use vehicles and units that are in your codex, or in codex DH and WH as described by the allie rules

    The apoth allows you to ignore a failed save of any sort, does this include tank cover saves?

    Although I believe this goes against RAI, as written if the tank is within 6" and all of circumstances are satified (ie: no falling back, pinned or locked in close combat) then yes he can have a tank ignore a failed cover save. It is described on PG 25.

    Oh, and can i take any IA stuff? Mortis dreads etc?

    Sorry but not this time.

  5. Wow Apoth cover saves!! you can make a landraider never die with 3 apoths