Call to Arms: Warmachine and Hordes

WMH C2A 2013

sm BK Steampunk v2When: Officially starts September 23rd, but if you stop by you can register early now!

Deadline: Sunday, November 24th at 12pm where there will be a finale day of gaming.

Entry Fee: $150.00

You Get: $170.00 worth of miniatures for the army.  You can put this credit towards anything that helps you get the army finished, including paint, tools, flock, etc.  Just by signing up you get a deal!

Victory Conditions:  It is the goal of all participants to complete a 50 point Warmachine or hordes army from scratch, and get comfortable playing it for league or tournaments.  If you finish painting your army by the deadline and attend a minimum of two Call to Arms Events you’ll get a percentage of the Victory Pool.  There will be at least one Call to Arms event each week.

Victory Pool Black Knight Games will put $20 per participant in to a Victory Pool.  This pool will be split evenly among the participants that complete the victory conditions by the deadline.

Armies:  Armies must be a legal 50 point Warmachine army.  The miniatures used for the army may be new (either from your entry fee start-up, or bought separately) or they may be miniatures you already have.  If you wish to use miniatures you already owned before the Call to Arms began you must show the BKG staff that they are not yet painted (either in person or send us a picture).

Call to Arms Events Each week either Matt or I will run Call to Arms events (often on Sunday, but not always).  The primary focus of these events will be completing armies together and getting more familiar with the game, but we’ll also be doing some instructional seminars focused on improving play, one aimed at newer games and another focused on more seasoned players.  Each participant must attend at least two Call to Arms events before the deadline to satisfy the victory conditions, not including the finale.  Call to Arms events give you a great opportunity to meet, play, and paint with other gamers at BKG.  Together we will motivate each other to get these armies done!

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Yellow.  That will be easy

Event 1: Fresh Brushes

When: Sunday, September 29th, 12:00 – 5:00pm

 Join Tim in a painting and assembling get-together.  No gaming, just us working on our armies.  Bring minis to assemble and/or paint.  Talk lists, tactics, give each other pointers, and taunt each other’s abilities to finish by the deadline.  Painting and assembling is always more fun in a group!Open to: All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Event 2: Intermediate Tactica

When Friday, October 11th, 5:00 – 9:00pm

Open to:  All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Details:  Press Gangers Matt and Tim will lead a discussion about tactics in Warmachine, with a focus on players who want to take their game to the local tournament level.  Topics of discussion will include deployment strategy, piece trading, making lists, and playing with timers.  Time allowing, we’ll set up some small games and give some help and feedback.

Event 3: Painting with Kaz

When: Sunday, Oct 13th 12:00 – 5:00pm

Open to:  All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Details:  Come hang out with Standard Bearer Kaz as he give painting pointers and shares some of his secrets.  Unsure about your colour palette?  Here’s someone to ask about it, and get feedback from the group.  Take advantage of a great community and share your own painting tips and tricks.

wm-high-command_3dEvent 4: High Command Release Event

When: Sunday, Oct 20th 4:00 – 8:00pm

Open to:  All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Details:  Join Press Gangers Tim and Matt for an evening of High Command, the new Warmachine and Hordes deck-building game.  Release event promo cards will be given out to participants, for both the Hordes and Warmachine versions of the game.  This event is open to anyone excited about the Warmachine Universe, the new deck-building game, or even just folks who want to give it a try (Matt and I will have extra decks on hand).  Call to Arms members will get event credit for showing up.

Event 5: Single-Model Painting Contest

When:  Sunday, Oct 27th 12:00 – 5:00pm

Open to:  Only members of the Call to Arms

Details:  Bring out an unpainted model from your CTA and paint it.  Of those who finish, the best one will be voted on.  The winner gets a cool prize.  Meanwhile, hang out, see how far we’re all getting on our respective projects, and exchange tips and tricks.

Events 6 – 9:  To Be Announced


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