“End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it. White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.” – Gandalf the White Lord of the Rings
Entry Fee: $10.00 for all players, even members. This goes towards the prize pool.
Number of Players: 26
Army Size: 450 point armies, players are able to bring both a Good army and an Evil army. See below list building for more information.
Painting Requirements: There will be no painting requirements, although a fully painted and based army will receive 1 tournament point each round for a maximum of 3 tournament points.
Time Limit: 1.5 hours will be given for each match. Players will be given a 20 minute notice before the end of the match. Please do not start another round if BOTH players can not satisfactorily finish their turns. When in doubt, call over a tournament organizer.
Rounds: 4 rounds
Round 1: 10:00am - 11:30am
Lunch Break: 11:30am
Round 2: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Round 3: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Round 4: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Prizes Announcements: 5:15pm Awards: Prizes provided by Mythicos Studios based on attendance. We greatly value the hobby, and building a force that is thematic to the world of Middle-Earth prizes and trophies reflects that.
1.0 List Building Lists must be 450 points (or less). Players are allowed to bring both a Good and an Evil army. However it is not required for this event you may choose to only bring 1 army. Each round players will roll off, with the winner deciding if they want to play Good or to play Evil. Their opponent will then select the opposite army from their two selections. If a player only has 1 army with them, their opponent is allowed to pick EITHER of their forces even if this means the game will be Good vs Good or Evil vs Evil.
Each round 3 missions will be offered, after the roll to decide which army players will be using the missions will be announced. Starting with the player who LOST the roll off to decide which faction to use players will veto one of the 3 missions. The remaining mission is the one players will use for that round. This means that each table might have a different mission being played.
No impossible alliances permitted. In addition, the Desolator of the North army list may not be used. There are no further restrictions aside from those found under “Matched Play” on pages 128-137 of the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game Rules Manual. All lists must follow the current rules using the Middle Earth SBG Rulebook. Any current edition publication produced by GW containing profiles for Middle Earth SBG are allowed in the event. (Gondor at war, Scourging of the Shire, ect).
1.1 Models that will not be allowed at this event: While they may be allowed at future events and other models may be added to the disallowed list, the following models are not allowed for this event. Tom Bombadil Goldberry Smaug, The Deselator of the North
1.2 Painting Requirements: There is no enforced painting requirement since we are encouraging new players to join in the fun. However fully painted and based armies are encouraged! You will earn 3 tournament points for having a fully painted and based army at this event.
1.3 Event Mission List: Missions will be selected from the Matched Play Guide.
1.4 Timed Rounds: Rounds will be 1.5 hours. You will be given a notice at 15 minutes remaining in each round. If you do not have enough time remaining for BOTH players to play their turns please do not start another round.
1.5 Scoring: Each round players will use the scoring as listed in the mission they are playing. Keep track of these results to report to the TO. Tournament points are earned as follows.
6 Tournament Points for a Major Victory.
5 Tournament points for a Minor Victory.
3 Tournament Points for a Fully Painted and Based army. (Scored 1 point per round, note if a player has a fully painted good force but not a fully painted evil force, they wont score paint points for any games they play with their evil force.)
2 Tournament points for a Draw.
1 Tournament points for a Minor Loss.
0 Tournament Points for a Major Loss.
1.6 Ranking: Players are ranked according to the number of Tournament Points they have; the more Tournament Points a player has, the higher they are in the rankings. Where Players are tied on the number of Tournament Points, there are a number of Tiebreakers to be used to determine who is higher placed. The first Tiebreaker is a player’s Victory Point Difference, which is equal to the number of Victory Points scored across all of their games minus the number of Victory Points conceded across all their games. For example, if Evan has played two games and had the results 3-0 and 7-4, their Victory Point Difference would be +6.
If you have any questions feel free to email John.Sigsby@mythicosstudios.com