Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Steel City Showdown Results!!!

Thanks to everyone that came out and participated in the 4th Annual Steel City Showdown on Saturday, December 7th. Snake Eyes Gaming would like to extend an additional Thank You to the Legions staff for once again letting us use their store for the event.
Below is a list of the awards that were given out along with the players and armies that carried the day. Inquisitorial Detachments are not included in the army list below but there quite a few present (7+). There were other prizes distributed during the day that are not included in the list below: an Aegis Defense Line box, a Tactical Squad box, Space Marine Captain blister, and the Feast of Blades sword.

Best Overall: Lewis S. with Dark Eldar & Eldar $125 Gift Card and the Steel City Sword

Best General:
1st Calvin S. with Eldar & Imperial Guard $80 Gift Card
2nd TJ L. with Tyranids $50 Gift Card
3rd Joe K. with Space Marines & Necrons $25 Gift Card

Best Painted:
1st Jackie J. with Chaos Space Marines $80 Gift Card
2nd Alex with Imperial Guard & Space Wolves $50 Gift Card
3rd David N. with Imperial Guard $25 Gift Card

1st Ed B. with Orks $80 Gift Card
2nd Arthur S. with Imperial Guard $50 Gift Card
3rd Ryan J. with Blood Angels & Space Wolves $25 Gift Card

Snake Eyes Award: John D. with Space Wolves. May Russ and the Allfather grant you a better wyrd next year!

Thanks once again to everyone that has come out to participate in our events and support the local 40K community. We have had several instances during our past couple events of which I wanted make everyone in our community aware. Regretfully several things have went missing during the the past few events. I do not want to get into the specifics in this space, all that I will say here is that these items range from personal effects of participants to store merchandise. If you have any information you can discreetly contact us using the Contact Form on the right side of the page.

Please everyone remember that we are a community and as such we need to look out for each other and the store that has agreed to be our host.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Warhammer 40,000 Beginner's Event

Snake Eyes Gaming will be holding a Beginner's Event for Warhammer 40,000. The Beginner's Event is an opportunity for people to learn to play Warhammer 40,000 alongside other new players and crafty veterans.

Each player brings a 500 point force (consisting of 1HQ, 1+ Troop, 0-2 Elite, 0-2 Fast Attack, and 0-2 Heavy Support) selected from a current Warhammer 40,000 Codex and plays four missions that are designed to guide new players through learning the basic rules. Veterans players are encouraged to attend and help players that are new to the community learn the rules. We will have pre-built armies on hand for those of you that do not have your own Warhammer 40,000 army.

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

Where:                    Snake eyes Gaming
                                201 Cayuga Ave., Suite 10
                                1130 Perry Hwy
                                Altoona, PA 16602

When:                  Saturday, January 18th
                              2:00 PM  – Registration
                              2:30  PM – First Round Begins

 What:                  4 round, 500 point Warhammer 40,000 Beginner's Event.
                             Each player will use a 500 point force consisting of 1HQ, 1+ Troop, 0-2 Elite,          
                                   0-2 Fast Attack, and 0-2 Heavy Support.
                              Participants will be given 1 hour and 15 minutes for each round. Additional time 
                                   will be provided for set-up during the first round.
                              There is NO painting requirement.
                              NO proxies although conversions are accepted (and encouraged!).  All models 
                                    must be WYSIWYG.
                              We will have pre-built armies on hand for those of you that do not have your own
                                    Warhammer 40,000 army.

 Cost:                    $15 for each participant.  Preregistration is not required.
                              If you bring a veteran that brings a beginner with you  then your registration will
                                        only cost $5.
                              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 Beginner (Beginner's only!)
                             Best Sportsman (anyone can win this award)
                             Snake Eyes Award

6th Edition         Allies are NOT acceptable permitted for this event.
                          Escalation rules will NOT be in use for this event.
                          Each player receives 1 Force Organization slot for Fortifications.
                          Terrain will be set up by the judges prior to the event.
                          Missions will contain ALL deployment rules, scoring methods, and Objective details.
                          Any Codex or Supplement Published prior to January 12th is legal for use.

 Forge World      Forge World army lists and units are permitted with prior approval from the judges.
                            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.