Call to Arms: Dropzone Commander

Dropzone Commander is a brand new game by a new company called Hawk Wargames. Despite the fact that it is new it has already gained tons of hype and anticipation, and it’s not hard to see why! Dropzone Commander is a small scale game in which you rapidly deploy and redeploy your forces with dropships. Innovative design and a high level of detail make the range expecially attractive, and a new spin on gameplay makes the ruleset intriguing. This game is a sure-fire hit, so what better way to jump into it than a Call to Arms event? Call to Arms: Dropzone Commander will help us create an instantaneous gaming community for this game at Black Knight Games, ensuring that you will have others to play with going forward, and giving you an opprtunity to build your army along with others. So what are you waiting for, heed this Call to Arms today!

Entry Fee: $120.00

You Get: $140.00 towards miniatures for the contest (yes just for signing up you get a deal!), and the opportunity for more through the victory pool.

Begins: Monday, September 17th (Registration Opens August 18th)

Registration Ends: Friday, October 19th

Deadline: Sunday, October 28th, 12:00pm

Victory Conditions: Each player must try to complete a legal Dropzone Commander force (1000 points). In addition, the participant must contribute at least two journal entries to the Call to Arms blog by the deadline. Journal entries are simple updates on how your project is going, and can include details, pictures, or even links to a blog that you might have.  Participants can submit their journal entries to info@blackknightgames.ca

Victory Pool: In addition to the deal that you get right off the top, Black Knight Games will be putting $15.00 into a Victory Pool for each participant. Anyone that completes their force (fully painted & based) by the deadline, and has submitted their minimum two journal entries will be given an even share of the Victory Pool.

Deadline Gaming: On the date of the deadline, September 16th, we will be holding running a small tournament or mega-battles for all of the victorious participants. So you get a chance to play with your new army right away, against other fully painted armies, and against competitors with a similar amount of experience playing with it. This always makes for some very fun matches.

Armies: Forces must be a legal army. Participants may use the miniatures that they have gotten with their entry fee, as well as miniatures that they already own as long as they are not already painted, or they may buy additional miniatures. If participants wish to use miniatures they already own they must prove that the miniatures are not finished beforehand.

To follow the progress of all players check out the Call to Arms: Dropzone Commander page!

Magic Celebration

Magic Celebration is a great event that allows players to play in an unusual format: Mini Masters.  But, the best thing about the Magic Celebration event is that it’s free, and you get free stuff!

When: September 8th, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Entry Fee: FREE!

Bring: Nothing (You may bring basic lands, although these will be provided for those without)

How it Works: Magic Celebration uses the Mini Masters (aka Pack Wars) format.  Basically you will be given (for free!) a booster pack.  You add three of each basic land and play a game.  If you win we will give you another booster, add more lands, and play another winner (both players will have a 2-booster deck).  If you lost the first game you can try again by playing another non-winner.  Players continue to play other players with the same number of wins (and boosters) as them until we run out!

Prizes: There are not additional prizes beyond the boosters you get, which you get to keep.  So basically the better you do the more boosters you get.

And that’s it!  Show up, get free stuff, get more free stuff as you win games and walk away.  Did I mention it’s free?  Since this is a free event you don’t have to pay in advance to get in, but it doesn’t hurt to put your name down just in case we get higher than anticipated turnout.

~The Black Knight

Warhammer Tournament Guidelines

Warhammer will be following suit with the new 40K Tournament Guidelines we just unveiled.  We will be changing the way we score tournaments for Warhammer going forward, starting with the Warhammer tournament this weekend.  Please note that you will get bonus points for bringing all of the necessary tools to play (dice, tape measures, rulebooks etx) as well as prepared lists for the tournament organizers and your opponents to look at.

Check out all of the Tournament Guidelines and the new Scoring at the Warhammer Tournament Guidelines page.