Friday, September 21, 2012

Steel City Showdown
A Snake Eyes Gaming Warhammer 40,000 Tournament

Snake Eyes Gaming is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Steel City Showdown.  Every Fall between 35-50 players gather at Legions Games in Pittsburgh to test their mettle against one another for three rounds of Warhammer 40,000.  At the end of the day one participant will have earned the right to hoist the Steel City Sword and claim the title of Champion until next year.

The Steel City Showdown is Snake Eye Gaming’s biggest tournament of the year.  We always try to do something special for the participants – in previous years we’ve had random prizes or raffles.  A tournament packet containing all of the rules, guidelines, and scoring system will be available at the bottom of this post in the weeks leading up to the event.  Similarly, the missions for the tournament will be made available prior to the tournament.

There is no time for peace.  No respite.  No forgiveness.  There is only WAR.

Rules Packet

Mission 1

Where:                   Legions Hobbies & Games
                                Pines Plaza Shopping Center
                                1130 Perry Hwy
                                Pittsburgh, PA 15237
                                (412) 366-3725

When:                  Saturday, October 20th
                              11:00 AM – Registration
                              12:00  PM – First Round Begins
                              Army lists will be collected during registration.

 What:                  3 round, 1850 point Warhammer 40,000 tournament
                               Participants will be given 2 hours and 15 minutes for each round
                               There is NO painting requirement.  Unpainted models will NOT hinder
                                          your ability to win Best Sportsman or Best General prizes.
                              NO proxies although conversions are accepted (and encouraged!).  All models must
                                          be WYSIWYG.

 Cost:                    $20 for each participant.  The entry fee includes a lunch of Subway/Pizza that will
                                         be served between Rounds 2 & 3.
                              Food will be available for non-participants for the cost of $5 per person.

Awards:             Best Overall
                             Best Sportsman (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
                      Best General (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
                             Best Painted (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
                             Snake Eyes Award
                             The Feast of Blades

6th Edition          Allies are acceptable (consult the Allies Matrix in the Rulebook for options).
                          Players will roll for Warlord Traits prior to each game.
                           Each player receives 1 Force Organization slot for Fortifications.
                         Terrain will be set up by the judges prior to the event.
                           Mysterious Terrain rules will be used where applicable.
                           Missions will contain ALL deployment rules, scoring methods, and Objective details.
                           The new Chaos Space Marines Codex is fully legal for the event.

 Forge World      Forge World army lists and units are permitted with prior approval from the judges.
                         We will keep the list below updated with all lists and units that we have approved.
                       No Experimental Rules, Super Heavy Vehicles, Gargantuan Creatures, or Apocalypse
                                          Formations will be permitted.
                        You must have the official rules that detail the unit(s) that you are using.

Forge World units that are currently cleared for use:

  • Land Raider Achilles
  • Land Raider Helios
  • Land Raider Prometheus
  • Caestus Assault Ram
  • Contemptor Dreadnoughts (All Patterns)
  • Siege Pattern Dreadnought
  • Any Special Character from IA8, IA9, IA10, IA11
  • Space Marine Siege Assault Vanguard Army List
  • Commander Shas’o R’ala
  • Commander Shas'O R'Myr
  • Pathfinder Tetras
  • Piranha TX-42
  • Tau XV9 Hazard Battlesuit
  • Tau XV9-01 Battesuilt
  • Necron Tomb Stalker
  • Eldar Warp Hunter
  • Death Korps of Krieg Siege Army List
  • Mole Launcher
  • Imperial Heavy Mortar
  • Imperial Quad Launcher "Thudd Gun"
  • Hades Breaching Drill
  • Imperial Guard Centaur (All Patterns)
  • Cyclops Demolition Vehicle
  • Thunderer Siege Tank
  • Chaos Decimator Daemon Engine
  • Grot Bomm Launcher 
  • Lucius Pattern Dreadnought Drop Pod (must be represented by the appropriate Forge World model) 
  • Nurgle Blight Drone
  • Eldar Corsair Army List
  • Eldar Wasp Assault Walker
  • Eldar Hornet
  • Eldat Nightwing Interceptor
  • Eldar Phoenix Bomber
  • Eldar Fire Storm

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Steel City Showdown Rules & Mission One


If you are subscribed you should see these links in your e-mail shortly. They will also appear on the blog in the main tournament announcement.

Rules Packet

Mission 1

Warboss Gubbinz

Beginner's Event Results

Thanks to everyone that came out and participated in the Beginner’s Event last weekend.  We had 41 participants at the event; it’s great to see so many new people getting into the hobby.  Snake Eyes Gaming would like to extend an additional Thank You to the Legions staff and the veteran players that came out to help.
Sportsmanship is the most important aspect of Warhammer 40K.  As such, we like to reward those players that demonstrate extraordinary sportsmanship.  Below are the individuals that won prizes at the Beginner’s Event, please feel free to leave any questions or comments for us.

1st                           Jared S.               Tau                                         Dark Vengeance Starter Set
2nd                          Dan D.                  Space Wolves                    Dark Angels from starter set
3rd                           Patrick M.            Dark Eldar                         Chaos Space Marines from starter set
4th                           Andrew O.          Space Wolves                    $50 Legions Gift Card
Snake Eyes         Jen B.                    Dark Eldar                            Miniature Rulebook from starter set

1st                           Geoffry B.          Orks                                       $100 Legions Gift Card
2nd                          Jack R.                  Imperial Guard                  $75 Legions Gift Card
3rd                           Andrew Z.          Orks                                       $50 Legions Gift Card