Age of Sigmar Tournament

Welcome to the first ever Age of SIgmar tournament hosted at the Goldensprue. Players will compete in 5 rounds with pairings managed by the Best Coast Pairings app. Players may drop at any time; tables will be available at all times for casual games. This event will be following a 2 day format, with 3 games played on day 1, and 2 games played on day 2.

If you have any specific suggestions, please email us at goldenspruecupgt@gmail.com.

This will be an ITC ranked event.

ITC

Age of Sigmar Format

  • Each Army will be created using the Generals Handbook 2018 consisting of up to 2000pts using Matched play rules.  Your armies general, artefacts, Command Traits, Prayers, Realm, etc. must be clearly stated on your printed army lists.
  • Seven copies of your printed list need to be brought to the event.  (All lists must be printed using the Azyr App or Warscroll builder.)
  • In all cases where players can ‘pick or roll’ an additional item/spell/command trait players must choose rather than rolling. This choice must be clearly marked on your list, and cannot change between games.
  • Triumph bonuses will be used in the event as per Core Rules.
  • Endless Spells will be allowed in the event as per Malign Sorcery Rules. 
  • Realm Artefacts and Realm Spells will be used.
  • Realms of Battle Rules will be used.  The Realm and Realmscape Feature have been predetermined and are listed alongside each Scenario in the scoring packet players will receive. (We will not be using Ghur in this tournament for ease of play reasons.)
  • The objectives used in missions do not have height, and units can move over/across/stand on them without penalty.  Distance from an objective is measured from the center of the Objective Marker.
  • Proxies, Conversions, and Third Party Miniatures will be allowed, but must clearly represent the warscroll.  If you are unsure if your model(s) meet these requirements please email the event staff.  All Army Scenery must either be Games Workshop model or match specifics of the original model in size, footprint, and volume.
  • Appropriately sized round/oval bases are required for the event.
  • All models are required to be painted to tabletop quality.  This implies basic Color Blocking, Washing, and Basic Detail work.  Models not meeting this standard (T.O. decision) will be asked to be removed from use in the event.
  • Firestorm allegiances and abilities will be allowed at the event.
  • All scenery pieces except Hills and ArmySpecificTerrain will use the Mysterious Terrain rules from the Scenery Table from the Core rules. (Roll before you determine sides).

Scenarios

We will select five of seven static scenarios on the day of the event. Below please find examples of the kinds of scenarios we are testing for the tournament. While these are subject to change as we test things, they are currently the ones we are planning to use.

  • Scenario 1:
    • Mission: Gift from the Heavens (core pg 316)
    • Realm: Shyish (core book pg 254)
    • Realm feature: Eternal War (+1 bravery) (core book pg 254)
  • Scenario 2:
    • Mission: Battle for the Pass (GH pg 53)
    • Realm: Ghyran (core pg 258)
    • Realm feature: Life springs (+1 wound to one hero for each player)
  • Scenario 3:
    • Mission: Blood and glory (core pg 312)
    • Realm: Chamon (core pg 256)
    • Realm feature: Irresistible Force (rolls of doubles on spellcasting succeed, 1 mortal wound to units within 3" of the wizard) (core pg 256)
  • Scenario 4:
    • Mission: Starfall (GH pg 54)
    • Realm: Hysh (core pg 259)
    • Realm feature: Dazzling glow (-1 to hit units fully in cover, melee or ranged) (core pg 259)
  • Scenario 5:
    • Mission: The better part of valor (GH pg 58)
    • Realm: Ulgu
    • Realm feature: Shrouded lands (no effect)
  • Scenario 6:
    • Mission: Scorched Earth (GH pg 55)
    • Realm: Aqshy (core pg 255)
    • Realm feature: Every step a league (run rolls of 6+ or charge rolls of 10+ the unit making the move can opt to not move or take D3 wounds) (core pg 255)
  • Scenario 7:
    • Mission: Border War (core pg 314)
    • Realm: Shyish (core pg 254)
    • Realm Feature: Haunted Realm (terrain is sinister as well as other effects)(core pg 254)

Battle Scoring

At the end of each game, you and your opponent will need to record your results on your event card, and then hand in your results to the event staff at the same time. We need you to do this as promptly as possible so that the next game can be organised straight away. Each game lasts two hours and thirty minutes, and once the game ends, you will have five minutes to record your result with the events team. To determine the winner of each game, use the victory conditions as laid out in the mission. Once you know the result, you will record it on your event card using the following system:

  • Major Victory – 6 points
  • Minor Victory – 4 points
  • Draw the game – 2 points
  • Lose the game – 0 points

For each game you will also need to record on your event packet the following information, which will be used as a tiebreaker should the need arise.

TIEBREAKERS

If players earn the same GT score by the end of the heat or grand final, we will use the following tiebreaker to establish final rankings. 

  • Total points value of enemy units destroyed (including any summoned units)

Appearance Scoring 

The player with the best appearance score will win Best Appearance with tiebreakers being decided by the players voting for favorite army.
Maximum Appearance score for the tournament: 20pts

For Best Overall, your Appearance score will be factored into a relativity equation so that it has the same impact as Battle Points and Sportsmanship.

All models must be painted. Conversions are allowed; proxies are not. Check out our rubric and hobby requirements for more info. Note there are new guidelines for 2019, so GSC veterans should take note of these changes.

Sportsmanship Scoring

At the end of the tournament, each player will offer a vote for Favorite Opponent and a Second-Favorite Opponent. Each Favorite Opponent vote is worth 5 points and each Second Favorite Opponent vote is worth 3 points. Each player also receives 5 points if no complaints are lodged against them throughout the tournament. 

Maximum Sportsmanship score for the tournament: 30pts. Check out our rubric and hobby requirements for more info.

For Best Overall, your Sportsmanship score will be factored into a relativity equation so that it has the same impact as Battle Points and Appearance.