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BRISCON Army Lists

With eight players taking to the field, the inaugural BRISCON Epic Armageddon tournament will be one of the smaller events in the Australian Epic Armageddon calendar. Despite that, BRISCON will offer players a chance to meet new and old players from across the country, with players coming from Victoria and the Northern Territory to battle it out.

This year we will see the tournament has gone paperless. In the past, Epic Armageddon Tournament Organisers have had players submit hard copy tournament results at the completion of each round. The Tournament Organiser (or a suitable lackey) has then had to calculate the ladder and next round draw for each round based off these chicken scratchings.

For BRISCON, the Painting Bunker, in conjunction with the developers of the online management tool, TableTop Tournaments, have put together an Epic Armageddon module for TableTop Tournaments. The Tabletop Tournaments management tool allows organisers to register events in advance, submit and track army lists, submit game results, allow tournament organisers to vet results before publishing them, seed each round draw and check out some of the tournament’s basic statistics, in real time!

You can see the Army lists and players details for BRISCON on the TTT website here. Check it out!

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BRISCON looms closer!

With just over a month to go, BRISCON is almost here. The Epic Armageddon tournament has some spots left, so if your sitting on the fence, get in now and book your spot on the table against some of the best gamers around. The booking links and players pack are available here.

The initial designs and work going into the tables is amazing, with some serious thought behind the effect and construction of the terrain. Here is a sneak peak of some of the terrain being produced by the Tournament Organiser for the competition.

And this is just a fraction of what is in store for the Epic Armageddon players at this year’s BRISCON. Secure your spot now.

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The armies have marshalled! – CANCON 17

The armies!

The drums of war beat harder!

The organiser for this year’s Epic Armageddon tournament at the annual Canberra Convention has received and released the eagerly anticipated army lists. Every year after the army lists are released, power gamers and enthusiasts alike, pour over each list to assess and identify strengths and weaknesses that they can exploit, come game time.

The details!

Each year, a trend emerges in what players are taking to tournaments. This year is no exception, the causes of these trends vary, ranging from the latest release of miniatures to the list last year’s tournament winner used. This year, we will see five Eldar (1 Saim-Hann, 2 Iyanden and 2 Biel-Tan), three Ork (3 Gargant Bigmob), two Chaos (1 Vraksian Renegade and 1 Black Legion), two Tau (2 Vior’la), one Tyranid (1 Hive Onachus), seven Imperial Guard (2 Minervan, 4 Steel Legion, 1 Cadian), one Adeptus Mechanicus Titan Legion and six Space Marine (4 Codex Astartes, 2 Space Wolves).

For more details on the lists, head over to our forums or Facebook page and follow the discussion.

Onward!

This year’s Epic Armageddon Tournament is set to be another great event, with 27 players taking to the field. I’ll be there, will you?

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CANCON 2017

With Christmas almost here and the New Year just around the corner, the jewel of the epic tournament scene here in Australia is less than forty days away.

CANCON 2017 will host its annual Net Epic Armageddon tournament, featuring players from across the country. This year is set to be another action packed tournament with new and seasoned players registering early for a seat at the NetEA tables.

Social media is rife with talk over who what armies will feature this year at the tournament? Who will win best general or who will take the title, bloodiest warlord?

Make sure you don’t miss out your chance for some great games of Epic Armageddon and register now through the Canberra Gaming Society website here.

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Castle Assault 2016

With the weekend here, it brings Newcastle’s annual Epic Armageddon tournament Castle Assault! The army lists were released earlier in the week with a lot of banter being generated on Facebook and personal blog sites as to the lists and players to watch out for. You can read some of the pre-game chat and discussion on Facebook here, the D6 Addiction blog here and on the WG.AU forums here. If your in or around Newcastle this weekend, I recommend you drop in to the Legions club, the tournament runs over two days and is one of the better social outings for gaming, if your interested in the opportunity to see how the game plays, you should really check it out.

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CANCON 2016 Wrap Up

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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Update your calendar!!

Epic war gamers, grab a pen and paper and write this stuff down. The dates for this year’s Epic Armageddon tournaments all across Australia!

With CANCON 2016 over, the rest of the Epic Armageddon line up looks like this:

“the emperor’s legions” – 01 May 16 – The guys in SEQLD have scheduled a single day tournament to help increase the Epic Armageddon / epic30k player base. The new addition to our gaming calendar is focused on developing new players and introducing them to both the Net Epic Armageddon rules and the Horus Heresy Supplement. The tournament will be nestled within the BRISCON and looks set to be a fun, friendly day of heresy.

“There is Only War” – 19 Jun or 12 Jul 16 – Our western cousins are set to hold their annual tournament in WA some time either in June or July with confirmation closer to the middle of the year. Producing some of the most competitive players in the country, There is Only War is a great event for new and experienced players alike.

“Heavy Bolter” – 25 & 26 Jun 16 – Our big friendly giant, JB will be hosting this year’s Net Epic Armageddon Heavy Bolter tournament over two days. This year will see another “wet” event with alcohol being served throughout the tournament.

“AUS30k presents Epic30k” – 6 & 7 Aug 16. Our brothers over at the Eye of Horus Podcast will be running a parallel epic30k tournament to their 28mm Heresy event for the AUS30k Heresy Campaign.

“epic @ Castle Assault Sci-Fi” – 20 & 21 Aug 16 – Touted as one of the most social events, Castle Assault Sci-Fi features both Warhammer 40,000 and it’s fast growing Net Epic Armageddon player base. Hosted in Newcastle at the Gallipoli Legions Club, I can honestly say, is one of the best war gaming tournaments going around.

Stay tuned for more details and make sure you secure yourself a spot at one, some or all of these great events.

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Happy Holidays from epicAU

Just a quick post to wish all you tabletop gamers out there a happy holiday season and all the best in the New Year. 2016 is set to be a huge year for Epic Armageddon with nearly 30 players registering for Epic Armageddon tournament at CANCON.

With annual tournaments scheduled in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia and the possibility of a tournament in Queensland, Epic Armageddon continues to increase in popularity once again.

On the Heresy Supplement front, the development team are scheduled to release 0.8.7 in Q1 2016 featuring elements of Forgeworld’s Horus Heresy Book Six. While on the web site, we will have our very own Heresy Supplement Army Builder and data packs for list generators such as BattleScribe.

Again, all the best over this holiday period and I will see you in the New Year.