Friday, November 22, 2013

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

Snake Eyes Gaming is proud to announce the 4th 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 Western Pennsylvania’s biggest Warhammer 40,000 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.


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

When:                  Saturday, December 7th
                              11:00 AM – Registration
                              12:00  PM – First Round Begins
                              Army lists will be collected during registration.

 What:                  3 round, 1750 point Warhammer 40,000 tournament
                              Participants will be given 2 hours and 15 minutes for each round. Additional time 
                                   will be provided for set-up during the first 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.  Preregistration is not required.
                              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.
                          Any Codex or Supplement Published prior to November 30th is legal for use.

 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, Apocalypse
                                        Formations, or Horus Heresy Army Lists will be permitted.
                        You must have the official rules that detail the unit(s) that you are using.




  1. Just checking that both the DKoK regiments are good. The Assault is IA12 (have book) and the Siege is printable from FW's website.


  2. Yes, both are useable. Glad to hear that you're going to come Adam.


  3. Are ForgeWorld Crisis Suit variants for the Tau allowed? I can bring in print out's for their rules (IA3 2nd Edition). I'd only be using one suit from it.

  4. Yes, the Crisis Battlesuit variants are permitted. Nice to see someone bringing Tau. Someone at Legions just mentioned to me on Wednesday that they hoped to see more Tau at the Steel City Showdown.

  5. I will be there with Tau, as always.

    - Tyler

  6. Will the new inquisition codex be in play for this event?

    1. Also, will you guys be posting up the missions soonish?

  7. and is there a way to pre reg to guarantee that i have a spot? wasn't sure how fast the tournament filled up

  8. Thats a good question abour prereg :)

  9. Thanks for all of the comments and questions everyone! Let me work my way through them:

    - The Inquisition Codex is legal for this tournament. As are all Codices and supplements released on or prior to Saturday, November 30th.

    - The missions are nearly done. I had hoped to have them finished and posted today but the work gods interfered with my plan. I will have them done tomorrow and they should be up tomorrow evening.

    - Legions is an enormous venue so luckily there is no need to pre-register. We have previously fit 61 people with tables and terrain to spare, so even if we break that record we should be good.

    Thanks for the interest everyone. I will check back at least twice a day from now through Friday in case there are anymore questions.

  10. Sweet! I'm looking forward to bringing my Sentinels of Terra to the event. I have been painting like a mad man this past month to try and get them ready for the table. As long as you guys stand back 3 feet they look passable :)

  11. Rules and Missions are posted. Enjoy!

  12. I have a couple questions related to Mission 1:
    Am I reading it correctly that if one of my elite units gets killed that I gain +1 bonus point?

    If my opponent has fewer than 10 total units, is it possible to score a massacre by killing all of his things?


  13. Thanks for the questions phobia, here are some answers:

    - That is correct. If one of your Elite units is destroyed you get +1 bonus point. Khorne cares not from whence the blood comes, just so long as it flows.

    - If you table your opponent in ANY of the 3 missions then you will receive a Massacre result. As the tournament rules say though, you do not automatically receive all bonus points. You only receive the bonus points that you achieved.

  14. Remora Drones are permitted. Thanks for asking.