Friday, January 30, 2009

League Updates

We have a little news here for participants of both the current Flames of War league, as well as next week's launch of the 40K 2nd season.

First off, after midnight tonight we are no longer accepting registrations for the Flames of War Season 1 league. We've just passed the half way point, with only two weeks left! Be sure to get your 4 games (minimum) in, and get those armies painted if you haven't already.

For our 40K players, today starts your eligibility to submit your army list for the upcoming league. Starting today, feel free to email your list in through the blog. If you haven't read the rules yet, we strongly encourage you to do so. There are a few changes from last season, including one made to registration.

For Season 2, if you are not a member of Legio Malaysia, participation in the league will cost you RM15.00. I'm sure many of you would prefer a price of RM 0.00, but please keep in mind we are a club, not a shop. We need funds to provide you guys with tables, terrain, trophies, tshirts, etc. We appreciate your understanding, and sincerely thank you for your support by joining the league.

You might also want to consider becoming a member! For members, leagues are ALWAYS free, and you can join Legio Malaysia for as little as RM10.00 a month. If this sounds like it's your cup of tea, pop by any Hobby Night and we'll get you squared away.

That's it for this post, folks. See you tonight!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Time Is Upon Us!!!! 40k League Season 2 Registration

Following the triumph of Chaos in Season 1, dark clouds of war gather once more over the Legio 40k scene as we step into the crucible of battle that is Season 2!

What that means is that registration for the 40k League Season 2 starts tomorrow! So get busy with your lists and register. Check out the rules pack for details - you can download that off the link on the right.

The regular season itself kicks off February 6th. And don't forget that we'll be giving away the prizes for the Season 1 Award winners on that evening. Food, drink, merriment, toy soldiers, dice, howls of the vanquished, pride of the victors and the coveted purity seal!

Friday, January 23, 2009

FoW League Week 1 in the Books

Congrats to Nick C. for jumping out to an early lead in the league standings, and congrats to Damien and Kian (both from Singapore) for taking the lead for League Fanatics with 3 games played in Week 1. Nice job!

Fortunately, it looks like all of the off site games that were pending have been resolved just before the deadline. Remember, any off site games that get played in Week 2 MUST be reported by both parties before midnight Thursday. If you have any questions about this, let me know.

League stats below are fully updated with all of the games I've been made aware of. I'm really looking forward to this evening- we should have a new North Africa themed table up and running, and we'll also have 3 Eastern Front tables set aside for the exclusive use of Flames of War league members.

Also, I thought I'd take a moment to mention an interesting "intersection" in Legio Malaysia's activity calendar. Please note that Season 2 of the 40K league begins on February 6th. We'll have free snacks and drinks (Flames of War league players are more than welcome to partake of this as well), as well as an awards ceremony for the Season 1 winners. It promises to be a huge night with a lot of people vying for table space. We plan on having 10 gaming tables set up, but with both leagues running on that day I'm sure it will be tight.

That's about it for this update. See you guys tonight!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New league feature- the weekly email

Howdy folks!

Starting with the current Flames of War league, we will now send out a weekly email for all of our leagues. These emails will let folks know league relevant news, notify you of schedule changes, and will generally be the voice of the league. If you're a league member, or plan on playing in any of our leagues, be sure to add our email to your "safe senders" list so we don't end up in the spam folder!

Flames of War league players, please check your email. If you don't see it, drop us a line and we'll get you sorted.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Excellent Start to the league!

Wow! We had a whopping 24 people show up to Friday Hobby Night, with games of all sorts being played through the night. Among these, 4 games of Flames of War were played for the league. Nice! We were a little short of terrain/tables for Flames of War, so Legio Malaysia will light the forges once again next week and get some more options together for Flames of War players. Fear not!

We've also started to see some off-site results trickle in from Saturday's Cempaka School event. As soon as those get validated they will be posted as well. For now though, the results posted on the table below are completely current.

Have fun, and play those games!


Friday, January 16, 2009

Flames of War League Starts Today!

The wait is over, and today officially starts Legio Malaysia's first Flames of War league. For all of you out there playing in a Legio activity for the first time, welcome!

I thought I'd make a quick post reminding everyone of a few things that might crop up. We strive to run a completely objective league, with consistent standards and fair play throughout. We strongly recommend you thoroughly read the league rules pack if you haven't done so already. It contains just about everything you need to participate and have a great time. One thing I thought I'd briefly recap is off site gaming.

Any game that is not played in the presence of a League Admin (which is either myself or Azlan Ramli) is considered to be played "off site". Normally, when you play a game at Legio's Hobby Night, after the game is done both players fill out 1 results sheet and turn it in to either me or Azlan. Then, one at a time, they each confidentially report the scores for Sportsmanship and Appearance they would like to give to their opponent. We record the results, they get keyed into the master score sheet, and neither player ever knows what the other gave them. Playing off site, we have to do things a bit differently.

When you play off site, as many of you will do tomorrow at Cempaka School, the process is slightly different. Once the game is finished, both players should figure out how many league points they each earned.


Let's say Joe and Bob played a game, and Joe won. Joe gets 15 points for a win, plus one for destroying Bob's Company HQ for a total of 16 points. Bob lost, so Bob gets 5 points for that. Bob didn't earn any bonus points, so Bob's final score is 5. Both players take note of each other's scores, shake hands, and go on with their gaming afternoon.

That evening, Joe gets on the computer and writes an email to Legio Malaysia that should go something like this:

"Hi, this is Joe, and I played a league game today against Bob. I won the game and killed Bob's company HQ, so I earned 16 points. Bob didn't get any bonus points, so he got a total of 5. He was a great sport, so I have him a 10 for Sportsmanship, and his army looks really good so his Appearance is an 8. I attached the results form that has all this in it. Cheers!"

Bob writes an email like this:

"Hi, this is Bob, and I got my butt kicked today by Joe's Germans. He killed my company HQ, so his total was 16, and I didn't earn any bonus so my score is a 5. I gave him a 7 for Sportsmanship and a 9 for Appearance. I attached the sheet as well. Cheers"

It's very important that each of you report BOTH scores- this serves as a "check and balance" to make sure the correct scores are reported. This also preserves the anonymity of the appearance and sportsmanship scores you wish to assign. Attaching the results form (available on the right in the gaming downloads section) will help make scoring that much easier, and regardless needs to be send with your email if at all possible. At a bare minimum (in case you don't have Excel), we need the two scores, and the appearance/sportsmanship scores you wish to assign to your opponent.

The last things I wanted to clarify is that for a game to be official BOTH PLAYERS must be members of the league, and you can't play the same player more than once. We do this to prevent someone from playing the same beginner player 10 times, beating him 10 times, and getting into the League Championship that way. :)

So, everyone enjoy and have a blast with the league. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to drop us a line and we'll sort you out. Hopefully we'll see all of you sometime soon at Hobby Night!



Thursday, January 15, 2009

40K League Season 2- Feb 6th

Yes indeed fellow Legionnaires, the second season of our Warhammer 40,000 league is just around the corner!

For those interested in getting a jump start on the changes/requirements for Season 2- your calls have been answered. If you take a look to the right, you'll see the Season 2 40K Rules in our new gaming downloads section. Download and check it out. We've made two major changes, and have placed a stronger emphasis on another.

First, in the interests of diversity, we are allowing ForgeWorld models to be used in your league lists. That's right, if you've been itching to add your Repressor to your Sisters of Battle list, the time is now to crack it out! There are limitations- in the interests of game balance, flyers and super-heavy vehicles are not allowed. We're also not allowing creatures with Mass Points, like the Barbed Heirodule. Just about everything else is free game, as long as you're using the actual ForgeWorld model, and you have a copy of the rules for it. Check the league rules pack for complete details on this exciting new addition to the league.

Second, we've changed how the Wild Card gets seeded. Rather than being a random draw of all qualified participants (as we did in Season 1), this time around we have something much cooler in mind- a tournament! Check out the rules packet for full details on how you qualify for the Wild Card Tournament and hopefully win the Marksman's Honour and a seat at the League Championships!

Finally, we've had to put our "meanie" hats on and do a little "hobby enforcement" based on experiences from last season. In particular, we've made some clarifications and new rules related to conversions/scratch built models. We've also made some changes to how off-site gaming works. We love outstation folks to play, but record keeping was tough for us due to folks not following up with their after action reports properly. If you plan on playing games outside of Hobby Night, PLEASE carefully read the section on off-site gaming.

So, gear up and get ready! Don't forget that we'll have free drinks and snacks to celebrate the launch of Season 2, AND we'll be handing out trophies and other cool stuff to last season's winners. Ave Legio!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Firestorm: Bagration Campaign Postponed

Hola folks!

As many of you know, the much anticipated release of the Firestorm: Bagration campaign supplement has been delayed by Battlefront until the end of February. So, that means we need to reschedule the launch of our own campaign as well. The new start date for this will be Friday, March 20th.

While it's a shame that we had to delay, this does mean we get to do something extra that will the campaign that much more fun. We're still running a Flames of War tournament on March 21st, and now we're going to use the results of ALL of the tournament games to count towards Bagration results! So, besides victory or defeat in the tournament, your games will also have an impact on the campaign as well. Very cool! :)

Don't forget to submit your lists for the first season of Legio Malaysia's Flames of War league! Games start in two days, so be sure you get registered for the fun!


Friday, January 9, 2009

Jan 9 Hobby Night Cancelled

Hey folks,

I've just heard via the Warp that we will be unable to open Hobby Night this Friday. Unfortunate, I know, but things do indeed come up. I'm also still in the USA as I write this, visiting our esteemed comrades at Gale Force 9 in Earlysville, Virginia. These are the guys that make those really cool smoke, fire, and other tokens you've probably seen around. If you've never heard of them, definitely check out the link in the "Killer Hobby Links" section on the right. The make REALLY cool stuff.

I'll be back in Malaysia next week, and you all can rest assured that Hobby Night will indeed happen on Jan 16th so we can kick off the Flames of War league. In the meantime, get those models painted and lists submitted if you're interested. I'll be there with my Germans! :)