Sunday, October 26, 2008

That Was Some Great Gaming

Last Friday's Hobby Night was a blast. We had plenty of 1500pt 40k action as people are trying stuff out for the tourney. My Land Raider-spam Thousand Sons took on Jeff's Salamanders ... and we found that truly, loyalists Land Raiders are finally better than those of Chaos. There were Chaos, Orks, other loyalist Marines, Eldar in action too with Dann, Nazrin, Kadir, Faizal, Iz and Din. Firaya was busy touching up the bases of his army. A really great-looking FoW action between Germans and US Airborne was happening too. And all this amidst the terrain-building chopping of blue foam and wood.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Oct 17 Hobby Night Canceled

Sorry folks, but a last minute staffing problem has shot down tonight's Hobby Night. However, we will be back in full swing next Friday. Be sure to come- we'll have a sneak preview of the tables and terrain for next month's 40K Legio Tournament!



Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tournament FAQ 1

Hey folks,

We've started getting questions emailed in about the tournament, which only makes sense. However, rather than email individual replies, we are going to post these questions and answer them right on the Legio Malaysia site. That way, anyone else wondering about the same thing will already have the answer. Huzzah!

Must models be fully based?

Yes indeed, my friend, your entire army needs to be based. At a minimum, this consists of painting the base and glueing some kind of basing material on top of it. Note that if your entire army isn't based with a common appearance/theme, your Appearance score will not be as high as it can be. Many tutorials are available online to help with basing. Here's an example!

How would the Orbital Strike from the Daemonhunters/Witch Hunters Codex? Since I don't have to let my opponent know where the strike will fall, how should I record it?

I played a Daemonhunters army a while back, and I used a simple method for this that worked a treat. I created a 4x6 grid on a piece of paper that represented the table- I printed this out on my computer beforehand. Then, after terrain was set on the table, I quickly sketched out the terrain features on the paper, and indicated which table edge was mine. Then, I marked a big "X" on the terrain feature that my Orbital Strike would be centered on. This way, it was very clear, and my opponent had no doubts as to where I planned my Strike to fall. See the pic on the right for an example.

On wargear, how would a wargear work if both players are using it, but with different codexes which provide different abilities for it? (Older SM/SMV/DH storm shields vs the latest SM storm shields)

Each player simply follows the rules in their own Codex. All players MUST use the latest version of their respective Codex, as stated in the Legio Tournament Packet. If this still isn't clear, just email us the specific question/rule you need a ruling on, and we'll let you know. This also links into the next question...

Just to clarify, are Games Workshop FAQ 'patches' allowed?

Yes, and we've even provided the link to the GW FAQ page in the Legio Tournament Packet. Be sure to print off and bring with you a copy of your army's FAQ, just in case. FAQs may end up updating rules for older Codexes. When this is the case, the FAQ will take precedence. If there are any questions about the relevance or use of any FAQ, please email Legio Malaysia.

So, that's it for Round 1! Email in your questions and we'll get 'em answered up here. Cheers!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Our First Tournament Is Coming!

That's right, it's official. On Saturday, November 15th, Legio Malaysia is running our first 'Legio Tournament', a 1500 pt Warhammer 40,000 tourney. This will be a three round tournament, starting at 9:00 AM and finishing up in the evening with the awards ceremony. The tournament is themed, with all 15 tables being custom made specifically for this tournament. Battles will be fought across a volcanic ash plain, on a world deep inside the Eye of Terror.

Click here to download a Word document that has all the information you should need to prepare and register for this tournament. Registration begins now- we have only 30 slots available. Once they are gone, everyone else will be added to reserve list. Download the packet for the details.

We're very excited to be able to host this tournament, and we're really looking forward to seeing some new faces. I'd also like to give a big shout out to the nutters from PI in Singapore- I'm looking forward to meeting you, and we hope that our tournament here can be as fun as the one you ran at Sporecon!

As always, feel free to post some comments. What armies you thinking about? Who's coming? Any picks as to who might win this thing?

Get ready for "Battle in the Eye of Terror!"