This year’s tournament was the largest ever with 32 registrations and 28 players participating over the two days. While some of the players couldn’t make the big weekend, nine new players took part, many only just recently taking up the game. Testament to the growth within the community and the effort being taken by the players Down Under to expand.

This year saw a diverse field with a focus on the Imperium forces. A breakdown of the armies was as follows:

  • Steel Legion x 2
  • Death Korps of Krieg
  • Minervan Tank Legion
  • Codex Marines x 6
  • Space Wolves
  • AMTL x 2
  • Knight World
  • Thurgrims Stronghold x 3
  • Biel Tan x 3
  • Black Legion
  • Emperors Children
  • Iron Warriors x 2
  • Thousand Sons
  • Vraksian Traitors
  • Scarab World Conflict
  • EpicUK Tyranids

The tournament consisted of 81  games over the course of two days.  Tournament highlights reported by the players and TO included the round 1 matches between both the veterans and new players, a Phantom Titan’s destruction at the hands of a Whirlwind Battery and all the Squat battles that demonstrated the different builds possible and provided the Army Champion with plenty of feedback on unit performance.

This was the hardest fought and closest ever Epic tournament @ CANCON. With four people capable of winning the tournament in the last round with the decider being the very last game played. We instigated a new award this year to recognise players attitude to the game and their continued commitment to turing up and having a go. The prize winners for the tournament were:

  • Tournament Champion – Steve Gibb – Squats (overall winner on points)
  • The General – Matt Aird – Space Wolves (most Victory Conditions)
  • The Destroyer – John Hammond – Vraksian Traitors (most Victory Points)
  • The Rookie – Chris Speivogel – Tyranids (highest ranking newcomer)
  • The Cursed – Josh Stacey – Black Legion (last place)
  • Peoples Choice – Tim Bolton – Codex Marines
  • Best Painted – John Sutton – Codex Marines

With the complete results listed below:

  1. Steve – Squats – 29 Points
  2. Michael – Biel Tan – 25 Points
  3. John – Vraksian Traitors – 25 Points
  4. Aaron – Codex Marines – 25 Points (bye buster army)
  5. Matt – Space Wolves – 22 Points
  6. Zac – Iron Warriors – 22 Points
  7. Jim – Biel Tan – 21 Points
  8. Kendall – Squats – 21 Points
  9. Duncan – Emperors Children – 21 Points
  10. Ben – Squats – 20 Points
  11. Chris – Tyranids – 20 Points
  12. Rory – Necrons – 19 Points
  13. Sam – DKOK – 19 Points
  14. Adam – Biel Tan – 18 Points
  15. Kristopher – AMTL – 18 Points
  16. John – Codex Marines – 17 Points
  17. Steve – Iron Warriors – 16 Points
  18. Warren – Knight World – 16 Points
  19. Sam – AMTL – 16 Points
  20. Dan – Steel Legion – 14 Points
  21. Calvin – Codex Marines – 14 Points
  22. Conor – Steel Legion – 12 Points
  23. Tim – Codex Marines – 12 Points
  24. Brent – Thousand Sons – 10 Points
  25. Chris – Codex Marines – 10 Points
  26. Josh – Black Legion – 9 Points
  27. Rupert – Codex Marines – 8 Points DNF
  28. Peter – Minervans – 7 Points DNF

Monday saw the Big Bash on display once again. However as Monday wasn’t  a public holiday there was reduced attendance, resulting in a two 2 versus 2 heresy matches. The loyalist line up included two Salamanders, the Solar Auxilia and a Titan Legion against Iron Warriors, Thousand Son, World Eaters and the Dark Mechanicum. The Traitors managing two victories over the Loyalist forces to claim bragging rights.

CANCON forms the jewel in the tournament crown each year in Australia and continues to offer up great players and great games in an ever expanding community, despite the game being unsupported by it’s original developers.

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