Thursday, 27 December 2012

Solent 40,000 FAQ's

These are the FAQ's for the Solent 40,000 Challenge,


Tournament Amendments

Pre-Game Sequence
All terrain will be pre-placed by the tournament organiser, players are not move any pieces of terrain.

Fortifications are to be placed, not within 1" of any existing terrain or fortification. Otherwise follow the rulebook for placement.

Continue as per the rulebook for the remainder of the pre game sequnence.

Rulebook

Modifiers
Q: If there is a contradictory 'set' modifier, which should I use?
A: Unless otherwise stated, roll of to see which modifier applys.

Shooting

Q: Can I use Look Out, Sir! (LOS) against attacks that do not cause wounds?
A: No, LOS can only be used against attacks that cause wounds.

Q: Some weapons use a straight line or 'beam' to affect enemy units, can I use this to target enemy units in close combat?
A: Yes. Although no enemy units can be targetted by shooting, the above type weapons are indiscriminate and can. Note that some abilities are expressly forbidden from picking a unit in combat as a target, but can still be hit as a consequence of this type of attack on a viable target.

Assault
Q: After I have moved my assaulting units, I have the models with the highest initiative. Does this mean that I still use a pile in move to get more models in to base to base?
A: Yes

Special Rules

Q: Are cover saves allowed against Vector Strike attacks?
A: Yes, as it does not have the 'ignores cover' and is not a close combat attack. Cover saves can only be taken if in, or in base to base contact with, terrain

Q: Blast and Template weapons can kill models out of line of sight of the firer. If such a weapon is mixed into a squad with normal weapons, how is this resolved? If such weapons ignore LOS, are the closest models removed regardless of LOS?
A: All blast weapons can ignore the Out Of Sight rule on page 16. As such, blast weapons follow the mixed wounds rule.

Q: Can I use my a models BS to reduce the scatter on a Barrage weapon to hit roll?
A: Yes, but not if the weapon fires indirectly.

Weapons
Q: What makes a power weapon 'unusual'?
A: If it has any unique rules. If it has any rules from the main rulebook it is not unique. If it has its own rules in a codex then it is unique. Eg: a master-crafted power axe is not unique, but an Agoniser is.

Unit Types
Q: FMC's have the 'Relentless Smash' special rule, what is this?
A: This is a typo, please change it to 'Relentless, Smash'

Vehicles
Q: When a vehicle Explodes it does not state that a transported unit disembarks, does a transported unit suffer any penalties in this instance?
A: Yes, treat the unit as having disembarked.

Q: What arc does a hull mounted weapon have?
A: 45 Degrees total (22.5 left, 22.5 right)

Q: If a Chariot is destroyed in close combat, is its passenger locked in combat with the attacking unit?
A: The transported unit is not a part of the combat, the chariot rules allows it to attack and be attacked only. It has to disembark as normal (so can be destroyed by surrounding the vehicle).

Q: If I assault a chariot, does it count as a disorganised as I am assaulting both the chariot and its passenger?
A: The transported unit is not a part of the combat, the chariot rules allows it to attack and be attacked only.

Characters
Q: If I take a unique character, can I convert its weapons to gain a certain type of force/power weapon?
A: No, it is always assumed that they come with the 'stock' weapon. In the case of a unique not yet having a model, you are free to model the weapon how you wish.

Army Selection
Q: As allies can be considered 'enemy' units, can they still be used to contest/capture objectives?
A: Yes, your UNITS consider the allies to be enemies, not you as a player. Note that Desperate allies are always non scoring and non denial units.

Missions
Q: In the Relic scenario a unit that controls the objective is placed into reserve (Nightscythe crashing, Deep Strike Mishap, etc). What will happen to the objective?
A: The objective cannot leave the tabletop. As the relic is not a passenger/squad member it is not sent into reserve. Leave the Relic marker at the point where the model was last placed. (rules change). Furthermore, if a unit uses Deep Strike to move with the Relic, the Relic will be left behind.

Necrons
Q: What are the effects on passengers of a destroyed Night Scythe?
A: They are placed in reserve, but suffer no damage.

Q: If an army containing the Stormlord takes allies, or is an ally of conveniance, do you roll to hit your allied units as they are treated as enemy models?
A: Yes

Q: Can the Stormlord's lightning ability affect zooming flyers and swooping monstrous creatures?
A: Yes, as it not prohibited from doing it in the GW FAQ's.


Q: Can the Arc special rules for Tesla affect FMC's and flyers (when 'flying'), as this does not use a BS to hit?
A: Yes. When this weapon ability occurs, no model is shooting at FMC's or flyers so is not subject to snap fire.

Q: If night fighting is in effect from game turn 5 onwards, does the Stormlords lightning start targetting units?
A: Yes

Q: Is the Death Ray a hull mounted or turret weapon?
A: It is hull mounted, meaning that all of its firing must be resolved in its front arc.

Q: Are members of the Royal Court attached to other units considered to be a part of that unit in all respects?
A: Yes

Q: Are there any specific examples of when Everliving will not be allowed to resurrect a model?
A: Yes. You may never make reanimation rolls for the following reasons:
- Death or Glory casualty
- Deep Strike Mishap
- Sweeping Advance casualties (any applicable model killed before hand can still attempt to roll)
- Boon of Mutation

Space Marines

Q: Are Vanguard veterans an exception to the normal rules of not being allowed to assault out of reserve?
A: Yes, but only if they use Heroic Intervention.

Q: What kind of power is Null Zone, and can I attempt to deny the witch against it?
A: It is a power without a type, page 68. As no unit has been targetted by this power deny the witch cannot be used.

Blood Angels

Q: Are Vanguard veterans an exception to the normal rules of not being allowed to assault out of reserve?
A: Yes, but only if they use Heroic Intervention.

Q: How long does the Sword of Sanguinous last?
A: One player turn.

Orks

Q: Is Zagstruks Vulcha Boyz mob an exception to the normal rules of not being allowed to assault out of reserve?
A: Yes

Q: If Weirdboy is granted a power weapon by dint of his psychic power, what type of weapon is it?
A: An unusual one.

Chaos Space Marines
Q: The Warpsmith can use his ability to curse an enemy vehicle, is this considered to be firing a weapon?
A: Yes, so is subject to all the normal rules for shooting.

Q: In the latest GW FAQ it suggests that Plague Zombies are now allowed to keep their original equipment, is this possible?
A: No, zombies are equipped with a single close combat weapon.

Space Wolves
Q: Are Runic weapons considered to Unusual force weapons?
A: No

Q: Can Njal's Vengeful Tornado affect zooming flyers and swooping flying monstrous creatures?
A: No, as it is considered to be an area effect weapon.


Sisters of Battle
Q: Is there anything that would stop Saint Celestine from entering play after she has been removed as a casualty?
A: Yes. You may never attempt to roll if she has been removed for the following reasons:
- Death or Glory casualty
- Deep Strike Mishap
- Sweeping Advance casualty
- Boon of Mutation

Forgeworld

This is a list of Forgeworld units, and the most recent publication they are listed in. These publications must be used if you wish to use the corresponding unit.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0VsFRrZtHE2a1hTOExTdHdoZ1U/edit

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Sold Out!

The Solent 40,000 Confrontation has now sold out! Thanks to all those who have bought tickets!

In other news, KR Cases are now sponsoring this event. 1st place will recieve a space marine load out aluminium case, and the best painted winner will get a cardboard case that can hold 160 miniatures.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Tickets selling out fast for the Solent 40,000 Confrontation.

I was only anticipating this one being a small local, but instead the venue is at near capacity!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

FAQ's Update

Hi there!

All regular tournament players should know by now that the latest batch of GW FAQ's have been released for 40k. The breadth of questions answered has greatly increased (thanks GW!) but there are a few loopholes that could be exploited, misinterpreted and misunderstood.Core-Games events will be using this latest batch of FAQ's

The rulings made below are not in any way associated with GW, or even someone who designs games. In fact, if you and your opponent disagree with them at my events, you are welcome to ignore them! The only time they will come into effect is if any player asks me the relevant question during a rules argument.

Some of these rulings are RAW, some are RAI. There are arguments either way. Where in doubt, without a precedent, the ruling will be unfavourable to the question. Some questions that are being discussed on the internet are not answered here, as I do not believe they will arise on the tabletop between two reasonable adults.

Tournament Amendments

Pre-Game Sequence
All terrain will be pre-placed by the tournament organiser, players are not to move any pieces of terrain.

Fortifications are to be placed not within 1" of any existing terrain or fortification. Otherwise follow the rulebook for placement. If it is not possible to place the fortification at all, a judge can be asked to re-arrange the terrain.

Continue as per the rulebook for the remainder of the pre game sequnence.

Rulebook

Modifiers
Q: If there is a contradictory 'set' modifier, which should I use?
A: Unless otherwise stated, roll of to see which modifier applys.

Shooting

Q: Can I use LOS against attacks that do not cause wounds?
A: No, LOS can only be used against attacks that cause wounds.

Q: Some weapons use a straight line or 'beam' to affect enemy units, can I use this to target enemy units in close combat?
A: Yes. Although no enemy units can be targetted by shooting, the above type weapons are indiscriminate and can.

Assault
Q: After I have moved my assaulting units, I have the models with the highest initiative. Does this mean that I still use a pile in move to get more models in to base to base?
A: Yes

Special Rules

Q: Are cover saves allowed against Vector Strike attacks?
A: No

Weapons
Q: What makes a power weapon 'unusual'?
A: If it has any unique rules. If it has any rules from the main rulebook it is not unique. If it has its own rules in a codex then it is unique. Eg: a master-crafted power axe is not unique, but an Agoniser is.

Unit Types
Q: FMC's have the 'Relentless Smash' special rule, what is this?
A: This is a typo, please change it to 'Relentless, Smash'

Vehicles
Q: If a Chariot is destroyed in close combat, is its passenger locked in combat with the attacking unit?
A: The transported unit is not a part of the combat, the chariot rules allows it to attack and be attacked only. It has to disembark as normal (so can be destroyed by surrounding the vehicle).

Q: If I assault a chariot, does it count as a disorganised as I am assaulting both the chariot and its passenger?
A: The transported unit is not a part of the combat, the chariot rules allows it to attack and be attacked only.

Characters
Q: If I take a unique character, can I convert its weapons to gain a certain type of force/power weapon?
A: No, it is always assumed that they come with the 'stock' weapon. In the case of a unique not yet having a model, you are free to model the weapon how you wish.

Necrons
Q: What are the effects on passengers of a destroyed Night Scythe?
A: They are placed in reserve, but suffer no damage.

Q: If an army containing the Stormlord takes allies, or is an ally of conveniance, do you roll to hit your allied units as they are treated as enemy models?
A: Yes

Q: Can the Arc special rules for Tesla affect FMC's and flyers (when 'flying'), as this does not use a BS to hit?
A: Yes. When this weapon ability occurs, no model is shooting at FMC's or flyers so is not subject to snap fire.

Q: If night fighting is in effect from game turn 5 onwards, does the Stormlords lightning start targetting units?
A: Yes

Q: Is the Death Ray a hull mounted or turret weapon?
A: It is hull mounted, meaning that all of its firing must be resolved in its front arc.

Space Marines

Q: Are Vanguard veterans an exception to the normal rules of not being allowed to assault out of reserve?
A: Yes, but only if they use Heroic Intervention.

Q: What kind of power is Null Zone, and can I attempt to deny the witch against it?
A: It is a power without a type, page 68. As no unit has been targetted by this power deny the witch cannot be used.

Blood Angels

Q: Are Vanguard veterans an exception to the normal rules of not being allowed to assault out of reserve?
A: Yes, but only if they use Heroic Intervention.

Orks

Q: Is Zagstruks Vulcha Boyz mob an exception to the normal rules of not being allowed to assault out of reserve?
A: Yes

Q: If Weirdboy is granted a power weapon by dint of his psychic power, what type of weapon is it?
A: An unusual one.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

2012 End of Year Report


Although we are only in September, it is the end of the year for Core-Games.  I would love to run events every weekend of the year, but alas the service must come first.  2012 has been a fun year for me, having participated in six events over the last 12 months.  I achieved a reasonable placing on RHQ, which proved everything I needed to both myself and others.  I introduced a new (and apparently controversial!) scoring method for 40k tournaments, which was welcomed as refreshing and exciting by all those who used it. 

The Solent Concept Challenge had mixed 40k and WFB games, and proved to be ideal in getting local Portsmouth based gamers into the tournament scene.  The friendly atmosphere of the local regulars and the enthusiasm of the new gamers was invigorating and I am going to do my best to re-create it!

The Solent 40,000 Challenge had the unfortunate timing to be set four weeks after the release of 6th Ed.  The rules pack was re-written and FAQ’s hurriedly drafted, and all systems go.  The event itself ran smoothly with only small rules arguments.  Once again a great atmosphere, everyone who I saw had a great time and I cannot thank enough those who participated!
 This was also the first time a member of the Solent Wargamers Club finished with a podium position at one of their hosted events, a proud day for the club after 5 years!

I would like to thank, in no particular order:
The Royal British Legion Portsmouth (south)
The Solent Wargamers Club, and all its members
Ben Calvert-Lee (http://mastercrafted.co.uk/) for his help in making the prizes
All the players who attended a Core-Games event
The Spiky Club, and all its members
Hammer 'N Ales, and all its members
GW Portsmouth, especially the manager Ger
KR Cases
My loving and eternally patient, wife and son.

Not everything has been positive, and I would be wrong to say it is.  Certain, more competitive, gamers do not like the direction my events have taken.  With the plethora of competitive events already out there, especially in my market area, I want to offer my community an alternative to this cut-throat atmosphere.  I have never been keen on the idea of restricting or altering army lists, but I do insist on fair play.  Some gamesmanship had become unacceptable to both myself and others, and action was taken to stop it.

As we move toward 2013 I am planning more events, and hopefully branching out to other exciting game systems.  For now, please look forward to one day 40k tournament in January!


Tony Kirby,
Owner of Core-Games

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Results, Solent 40,000 Challenge


The Solent 40,000 Challenge was another smash hit this year. Although numbers were down with the release of a new edition of the game, sixteen gamers did battle to decide our champion.  As with any new version of our favourite game there were rules debates, but everything was carried out in a sportsmanlike manner. 

I cannot thank all the players enough for making this event better than last year. More importantly I want to thank the Solent Wargamers Club for the use of their club facilities and Ben Calvert-Lee for his stunning prize artwork.

The winner of the Best Painted Army was Richard Horton’s Space Wolf army. Although nominated several times at various events this is his first award for painting, which I am sure will be the first of many!
1
Michael Pike
2
Ben Johnson
3
Cerri Love
4
Mike Lock
5
Lee Brown
6
Kevin Sharpes
7
Will Clevett
8
Richard Horton
9
Rob Neal
10
Mike Currey
11
Axel Townsend
13
Ed Law
13
Ben Calvert-Lee
14
Tom Radbourne
15
Will Coy
16
Alex Barbor

Apart from the top three players the other positions may change before being submitted to RHQ, subject to VP scores.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

The Solent Fantasy Challenge 2012

What a great weekend!

A big thank you to all who attended, who were not pulled away by the beach or didnt realise it was a two day event!

Everyone I talked to said they had a good time, and enjoyed the new scoring method. In fact not one player had a bad thing to say about it. I'll call that a success!

The winners:

40k:
1st Gerraint Hastings-Evan
2nd Kevin Sharpes
3rd Mike Foulkes

WFB:
1st Andy Spiers
2nd Garry Simmonds
3rd Gary Fisher

Best Painted was hotly contested, with a stunning Space Wolf, Star Wars themed IG, Deathwing and Grey Knights for 40k. WFB had a Dwarves, Dark Elves and Ogres up for voting (all winter themed, which was odd).

40k Best Painted: James Karch
WFB Best Painted: Garry Simmonds

Half of the entrants to this event had never been to a tournament before, so I want to extend a special thank you to all the regulars for being so welcoming and considerate.


I hope you can make it to the July event, I'll see you there!
The Solent 40,000 Challenge 2012