Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Blog Wars 3 - Saturday June 2nd 2012

As mentioned in previous posts I was pretty pleased with how Blog Wars 1 & 2 went so I thought it would be rude not to have a Blog Wars 3! The event will be held at Maelstrom Games on Saturday June 2nd 2012

The feedback I received from BW2 was that people liked the custom scenarios and so I'm keen to keep them for BW3 with some minor alterations. The scoring system needs a little tweaking so that the primary mission has a bit more weight than the secondary. The compulsory Special Character rule will be staying. I think it's one of the things that sets Blog Wars apart from other tournaments and I don't want to lose that. 

Feel free to disagree but I think the first two tournaments succeeded in the aim of creating a friendlier tournament atmosphere where there was still fierce competition but without the usual "issues" associated with it!

The packs will be released nice and early this time around (hopefully early next year) so that people have a lot more time to prepare. Similarly I don't see much harm in putting the tickets up for sale earlier this time so that people can plan their lives around it better. As ever I'm hoping for a decent turn out but I'm keen to keep things managable (so that I can still play mainly!) and therefore I'll be capping ticket sales at a suitable level (to be decided). Tickets will remain at the very reasonable price of £15 and there'll be the same guaranteed prizes with more depending on ticket sales.

I had toyed with the idea of making it a full weekend but decided against it for two main reasons. Firstly because I'd still like to play in it and a full weekend would probably be too much of a commitment. Secondly, I think that a friendly tournament needs to be a single day affair.

As ever I'm open to comments and criticisms. What was good about the first two tournaments? What would you like to see changed?

The most important thing is that we don't let Andy (Venerable) from Sons of Sanguinius win it again! Unfortunately, I have a conscience, which means I can't fix it so that he ends up playing a horrible list in his first game. Therefore it's down to you lot to make sure he doesn't manage it at Blog Wars 3!


  1. Put myself and James Le Grys down for a ticket each! Venerable must be stopped...no matter the cost.

  2. Hi Alex,

    Please count me in too! Our new baby is due exactly 4 weeks before the tournament, so I may be sleep-deprived and a little distracted but I will do my utmost to be there and get some Xeno's to the top table. Don't hold me to it, but I will be aiming to have my Squats finished and on the table by then. I realise that I've been saying this for about 2 years now, but I mean it this time!

    Also, I'm really happy to hear that you're keeping the Special Missions. Along with the mandatory Special Characters, it's my favourite thing about Blog Wars, so I'm looking forward to it already!


    Graham (Grazer - Drop-Spore Tyranids)

  3. Venerable Brother13 December 2011 at 19:48

    Right so, it's entirely possible that I may get a kick in the bollocks from the missus from this comment..but fuck it.
    I'm getting married 5 days later..I'm told (by her) that this will be a busy period and that I should prolly not commit to anything!


    Venerable Brother will be there - defending the crown...Alex, I want a crown this time..certificates are shit.. a need a chuffin' CROWN!

    Superb Transformers quote there Adam (the real 80's one) ...although I never thought I'd be Megatron...

    sad times :(

  4. hahaha, i will be there with a serious list this time. he wont win a third time.

  5. Count the Weedudes in - I'm sure at least one of us will be able to attend.

    Something to maybe bear in mind - the rumours are that 6th Ed could be released around then...

  6. i'll be there...shoulda said that really.

  7. Make it a double birthday bash as mines on the 4th!

    Beer for the Beer God!

  8. Not a good date for me unfortunately seeing as it is Mrs Primes B-Day.

    It would have been nice to see what the the Tau Bandwagoners have to offer.

    Have fun dudes.

  9. Count me in Alex, I'm up for more of the same punnishment :)

  10. Are non-blog participants aloud?

  11. Yeah, everyone's welcome. It's predominantly bloggers but the more the merrier!

  12. i would like to attend blog wars 3. have read all about it on your blog and many others and it sounds awesome. lots of like minded gamers out to have a good time.

    are you attending 40k doubles in feb?

    if so i hope to see you there

  13. Didn't manage to get tickets for the doubles this time around. Hopefully we'll manage to get them for the next one.

  14. I'll be in this time. I now have a army which uses a special character! :)

  15. I so want to make it to this! nice and early notice should mean that its more viable for me...


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