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Okay, so this may make me sound like a rookie but I have to ask...
What exactly is 'ard boyz? (Other than a 2500 point tournament) It seems like some sort of regional tournament, I live in Canada do you know if it happens here too?
If your local store is registered, then you play there. the winners go to a regional tournament and then the next winners move on ...etc. I dont know if its in canada or not. It just says in north america....
Eldar -APOC- 6500 Points
Chaos Daemons -Fate Crusher- 3500 Points
Grey knights - 1000 Points
Sweet, I should see if my local GW is participating and if so I'll def be in next year.
Thanks for the direction!
Also, keep in mind that Ard' Boyz is the toughest competition out there. There are no composition scores of any sort, so be prepared to fight the cheesiest lists in existence non-stop along with the occasional "I don't really care what you think, I'm just here to win" player.
Yes, I got that vibe from the GW description. "These tournaments are the place to field that nasty list you felt guilty about playing, or that massive horde army you couldn't hope to paint it in time". It seems like eldar are pretty solid at the cheesy lists though, so I'd have a shot to make it past the first round at least.
I'm new to the game, but that level of competition sounds fun... eventually...
What are composition scores? From everything I've read, they seem to be 99% subjective based on how cool somebody thinks your army is... which sounds like a bunch of crap to me.
Mmm at 'Ard Boyz im pretty sure that its actually 100% based on if you win and moreso how badly you win. At other tournaments theres a pretty even division between your army's performance, appeal (painting/modeling), fairness (rated by your opponent), as well as your sportsmanship. This is to keep the tournament fun for everyone and promote awesome looking models, which I am all for!
Oh and btw the appeal catagory isn't just something that they pull out of a crystal ball, there's actually a list of different criteria and you are given points for each of the criteria that you meet. For instance the painting will be out of 25 total points, one of the points might be for having a couple of hand-painted banners in your army. two or three might be for the shading on your units, etc. In most tourny you can see this criteria before hand so you know what you have to bring in order to get a good painting score.
Last edited by cheart; July 24th, 2009 at 23:41.
Well, I understand that there's a place for friendly casual games... but when I compete, I want competition...
Again, I'm a noob and I don't know exactly how the system works... but I'd be ticked if I fought a series of brilliant tactical victories and didn't win because somebody painted prettier than me or because my army was deemed "unfair."
This is a wargame, right?
Don't get me wrong... I'm spending a lot more time than I intended painting my eldar... but if I want my painting judged, I'd expect it to be judged in an art competition, not a tournament.
Are all local tournies judged this way?
Most local tournies have several awards, usually Best Army (usually painting + conversions/display board etc.), Best General (Wins/Losses), Best Sportsman (highest composition/gameplay score), and Best Overall (highest combined score of all three previous awards). Some places have a plain "Best Painted" award, which involves just painting, and disregards conversion, display boards etc. as far as I'm aware of. Other random awards such as "Worst dice roller" (who often times will receive a free block of dice to replace their current ones if this award is being presented), may be present at an event as well.
I stand corrected. If that's the case, it really isn't a big deal. I'd be fine with losing the art competition as long as the wargaming competition was separate.