WMH: Tournament

Black Knight Games is excited to be hosting yet another Warmachine & Hordes Steamroller tournament this March!

When: Saturday, March 10th 10:30am (Registration begins at 10:00am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 // 6 Hero’s Rewards (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward for playing)

Format: 75pt Steamroller Tournament, 4 Rounds, Deathclock, Divide & Conquer 0

Lunch Provided: We will provide a pizza lunch (3 slices at least), including either 2 pops/water -or- 1 juice/energy drink

Prizes: We will put $20 per person, minus the overall cost of lunch, in to a prize pool. There will be a prize for the ‘Best Painted’ army (as voted on by the participants), and the ‘Best Sportsmanship’ (as voted on by your opponents). The remaining prize pool will be divided up among the top 3 players!

WMH: Holiday Tourney

It’s time for some Holiday Warmachine Shenanigans!

When: Saturday, December 23rd, 10:30am (Registration begins at 10:00am)

Entry Fee:  Instead of a traditional entry fee, bring a wrapped gift (Warmachine themed, like a painted model or something new-in-box). Try to keep gifts in the $20 range — these will be given out to players at the event)

Format: One standard 75-point Steamroller pairing. Jason Lucas will be preparing a janky list of achievements to earn throughout the day, in the style of Warmachine Weekend’s Senior Pro Tour, but they’re all surprises.

Winter Treats Provided: Cocoa and treats will be provided, but feel free to bring holiday baked goods or candy to share.

Prizes: Players will all get gifts from the entry fee!

WMH: World Ender Qualifier Tournament

Black Knight Games will be hosting two World Ender events for Season 3 of the Tournament Series!  Our second event is an Invitational Qualifier event, which will allow players an opportunity to accumulate points towards the standings, and the top player will win a spot in the Invitational.

When: Saturday, February 10, 10:00am (Registration opens at 9:30am)

Entry Fee: $20.00

Format: 75pts, Steamroller, D&C Zero

Facebook Event Page: Click Here

World Ender Points: 1st Place will earn a ticket to the Invitational and 15pts, 2nd Place: 10pts, 3rd: 7pts, 4th: 6pts, 5th: 5pts, etc.  World Ender Points are used in an overall series ranking to select players for the Invitational.

Prizes: Top three places will earn a World Ender trophy.  Additionally we will add $15.00 to the prize pool for each participant.  The pool will be distributed to the top players.

Lunch: Most of the time we do pizza for lunch, included in the event.  This time, to keep the format consistent, lunch is not included.  However, anyone wishing to get in on a pizza order can pay $5.00 and get three slices and a drink!

Don’t miss this opportunity to earn some valuable World Ender points, or even take top place and instantly qualify!

WMH World Ender S3 Tournament

Black Knight Games will be hosting two World Ender events for Season 3 of the Tournament Series!  Our first event is a point-only event, which will allow players an early opportunity to accumulate points towards the standings – in the hope of qualifying for the Invitational.

When: Saturday, November 25, 10:00am (Registration opens at 9:30am)

Entry Fee: $20.00

Format: 75pts, Steamroller, D&C Zero

Facebook Event Page: Click Here

World Ender Points: 1st Place will earn 15pts, 2nd Place: 10pts, 3rd: 7pts, 4th: 6pts, 5th: 5pts, etc.  World Ender Points are used in an overall series ranking to select players for the Invitational.

Prizes: Top three places will earn a World Ender trophy.  Additionally we will add $15.00 to the prize pool for each participant.  The pool will be distributed to the top players.

Lunch: Most of the time we do pizza for lunch, included in the event.  This time, to keep the format consistent, lunch is not included.  However, anyone wishing to get in on a pizza order can pay $5.00 and get three slices and a drink!

Don’t miss this opportunity to pad your stats and earn some valuable World Ender points – and be sure to come out to our even bigger World Ender qualifier event in February!

WMH The Longest Night

What must one do on All Hallows when the Grymkin are about?  Why gather your forces to fight the night of course!  BKG will be hosting a halloween themed event called ‘The Longest Night’ for Warmachine & Hordes!

When: Thursday, October 26th, 7:30pm

Entry Fee: FREE

Bring: Forces of only 25 points, so that we can play many matches!  Halloween costumes are encouraged!

Prizes: We will have the Longest Night event kit to provide cool patches to those that participate!

Themed Terrain: Ian has been hard at work to make sure that we have appropriately spooky-yet-WMH-accessible terrain for this event!

 

WMH Tournament 75pt Steamroller

Black Knight Games is excited to be hosting yet another Warmachine & Hordes Steamroller tournament this October!

When: Saturday, October 7th, 10:30am (Registration begins at 9:30am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 // 6 Hero’s Rewards (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward for playing)

Format: 75pt Steamroller Tournament, 4 Rounds, Deathclock, Divide & Conquer 0

Lunch Provided: We will provide a pizza lunch (3 slices at least), including either 2 pops/water -or- 1 juice/energy drink

Prizes: We will put $20 per person, minus the overall cost of lunch, in to a prize pool.  There will be a prize for the ‘Best Painted’ army (as voted on by the participants), and the ‘Best Sportsmanship’ (as voted on by your opponents).  The remaining prize pool will be divided up among the top 3 players!

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Warmachine Tournament

Black Knight Games is excited to be hosting yet another Warmachine & Hordes Steamroller tournament this September!

When: Saturday, September 9th, 10:30am (Registration begins at 9:30am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 // 6 Hero’s Rewards (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward for playing)

Format: 75pt Steamroller Tournament, 4 Rounds, Deathclock, Divide & Conquer 0

Lunch Provided: We will provide a pizza lunch (3 slices at least), including either 2 pops/water -or- 1 juice/energy drink

Prizes: We will put $20 per person, minus the overall cost of lunch, in to a prize pool.  There will be a prize for the ‘Best Painted’ army (as voted on by the participants), and the ‘Best Sportsmanship’ (as voted on by your opponents).  The remaining prize pool will be divided up among the top 3 players!

So bring your forces, preferably painted, to BKG and battle it out in our Steamroller Tournament!

WMH: World Ender Invitational Qualifier

The World Ender is back!  World Ender tournaments are all part of a circuit of events run at many stores in the region.  Winners of a World Ender Qualifier get invited to the elite-level ‘Invitational’ event!  Check out the details for the qualifier that we get to run here, at Black Knight Games:

When: Saturday, December 3, 10:00am (Registration begins at 9:30am)

Entry Fee: $20.00

Player Cap: 32

Rounds: 4 rounds.  Each round will be 60min deathclock.

Forces: 75pts, 2016 Steamroller, Divide & Conquer 1 (2 lists)

This event will be very popular, and we do have a player cap at 32 – so be sure to preregister soon to reserve your spot!!!

WMH Call to Arm Update

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The Warmachine Call to Arms early bird period went well, and I’ve seen tons of cool posts from people in our Facebook group already of painted minis and cool ideals for conversions and lists.  The official start date for the Call to Arms is only this week!  There’s still tons of time to sign up, get involved, and paint some minis for the new edition this summer.

So now that we’re officially kicking this thing off, what are we doing this summer for Warmachine, how do you get involved, and what’s the new edition like?

Summer of Warmachine

We already had the first tournament of the new edition, which was a ton of fun and a lovely learning experience.  What else do we have planned?  The following is a list of fully-painted-required events.  Each of these gives free or discounted to Call to Arms participants, but is open to anyone to play in.

Jun 30 – Warcaster Mega Battle – Bring one caster and slug it out!
Jul 14 – Warjack Ninja Warrior – Play through an obstacle course with your favourite Warjack or Warbeast.
Jul 24 – Zero-Point Mega Battle – Bring a warcaster or warlock plus their battlegroup.
Jul 30 – 75 Point Tournament – Our second large tournament of the new edition, and our first painted required one.
Aug 7 – 35 Point Doubles Event – A small tournament where you bring a friend and battle two-v-two.
Aug 21 – Brush of War Painting Contest – Submit models from the Warmachine and Hordes range into a painting contest with three categories.
Aug 21 – Rumble – A new format designed by Privateer Press for faster games played on a 3×3 table.
Sep 4 – Victory Celebration – Show off what you finished painting, play some games, and pull names from the Victory Draw.

So as you can see, there’s a ton going on for Warmachine this summer.  We’re also having game nights every Thursday evening, and scheduling pick up games using the BKG Warmachine Facebook group (which you should join).

Getting Involved

Now is the time to join the Warmachine Call to Arms.  For only $30, you get free or discounted entry to all of the cool events we’re talking about, and you get to paint an army and share your accomplishment with the community.  If you spend $150 in a single purchase for your new army, you don’t even have to pay that $30 — you get in for free!

You can participate in the Call to Arms even if you live far away and can’t get into the store weekly.  There are several cool events, scheduled at different times in the week, and sharing painted models on our Facebook group is easy and interactive.

Each Call to Arms event you attend will earn you a ballot for the Victory Draw.  Over the next few months we’ll be spoiling some of the amazing prizes for the winners of this draw.  For now, let me just say there are lots of ways to get tickets for this draw, including participating, winning, painting, and playing games.  The giveaways from this draw are going to be VERY cool.

Warmachine and Hordes New Edition

The new edition of the game has significantly changes every faction.  Those old models you never painted before?  Maybe they’re great now.  That fun list you’d always wanted to play?  Here’s an opportunity to build that army you’ve always wanted.  The brand new edition is a great time to get involved in the game, to paint for the first time, to play more seriously, or even just to play more fun games.

We’ve got a store copy of the rulebook available for you to go through.  The core rules of the game are available for free online, and the physical printing of the new cards will be available from Wednesday, June 29th.  Jay already posted about the international shortages of product, so some decks might have to wait for reprintings.  A few battle boxes will be available in store, and we’ll be restocking as soon as possible.

Warmachine & Hordes MK3 Global Shortage for Release

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The Problem:

On Friday Privateer Press sent out a release to all retailers informing us that the first wave of the new Warmachine & Hordes product due for release on June 29th will fall far short of demand.  After contacting our distributors we have found that we will almost certainly receive far less stock on the initial release than expected.  We did end up getting the Premium kit (one of only two stores in Canada to get it), but beyond that it will be very tight with pre-orders for many items already passing our expected allocation.

Sherry Yeary, President of Privateer Press, wrote us:

We had no expectation that we could be sold out before launch and in fact believed we had ordered enough inventory to keep us supplied for several months.  After all, our hopes are to grow the audience for WARMACHINE and HORDES with the new editions, and that requires that we have the product to introduce new players to the game. It’s thrilling that demand has exceeded our wildest expectations but we do know that supply shortages are a problem when you have customers who want the product, and we must apologize for this very unforeseen inconvenience. We are working hard with our vendors to expedite restock orders and are hoping to have card decks back in stock in July, books back in stock in August, and Battleboxes following as quickly as possible after that.

With so many people wanting the new product, and us having a Call to Arms event coinciding with the release, this poses a harsh problem for us and our eager Warmachine & Hordes players.

Our Solution:

In order to make sure that as many people as possible get to enjoy the new edition on release day we will be doing our best to allocate the limited number of product that we do get as evenly as possible.  We will be contacting all those that have already made a pre-order with us, and asking them to select one deck and one battlegroup to list as ‘Priority’.  Customers ordering more than one may also list further options in descending order of importance to them if they wish.  With this information we will be able to assign the allocated product to those based on need, allowing more people to at least have one faction to start working on.  This should also allow us to lock in some items with a guarantee for customers.  Preference will be awarded based on giving people their ‘Priority ‘ product, followed by the date that it was ordered.

Any customer that is unable to get product that they pre-ordered on release day will be entitled to a full refund if they wish, or they can keep the pre-order with us and their order will be the top of the list when the second wave of product does arrive.