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NagoyaHammer 2018 - 40K Format - Input required!

Postby Primarch on Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:44 pm

Ok 40k-ers time to get your thinking caps on.

Unlike previous events where I have set up scenarios and mini-campaigns, this Nagoyahammer will be different. Despite my best efforts to get enthused about the new edition (I have been looking at rules, codexes, minis and even the GW website :o ), I really haven't found that ol' fanboy mojo that I used to have. So I have zero experience with the new version and no interest in gaining any experience anytime soon.

So, I'm going to leave things up to you fine forumites to determine the format of the 40K fixtures.

I'd prefer to keep the 40K day as 3 regular sized games. On the 2nd day people can push a bunch of tables together and put on as big a game as they'd like. In every system I've tried, big games aren't for everyone and take a lot of extra effort to see through to the end.

Aside from that caveat, I'll leave the floor open to suggestions for the time being. What Power Level do you think will work best? Do you want casual games or is there interest in making it a tournament style event with players bringing the cheesiest of lists? Singles or Doubles?

One more thing, Yellowstreak almost certainly won't be attending this year. He is responsible for bringing along a fair amount of terrain each year. If anyone has the time and energy to put together some extra bits of terrain, that would be helpful if the decision is to play 1 Vs. 1 games.

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Re: NagoyaHammer 2018 - 40K Format - Input required!

Postby The Other Dave on Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:18 am

A format idea I've heard about that intrigues me is doubles like this: everyone plays a singles game at 100, a doubles game with their partner at 50, and then a singles game at 50 (or maybe 75 would work), and you get both a team winner and an individual winner.

As for support, I'm working on my terrain collection, and will probably focus more on that moving forward as my army stabilizes - I can probably shoot for providing two tables' worth by Golden Week.
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Re: NagoyaHammer 2018 - 40K Format - Input required!

Postby Konrad on Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:00 am

Do we want to do it with Power Levels? I appreciate the simplicity of the math. But it looks like it can get pretty crazy with the free options.
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Re: NagoyaHammer 2018 - 40K Format - Input required!

Postby The Underdweller on Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:23 am

I heard people say that the Power Levels were designed with the assumption you would take all of the free options, but haven't verified it or anything. Certainly Termagants with Devourers are worth a lot more than Termagants with Fleshborers.

Also I will definitely not be taking all of the free options as I don't want to start ripping off and replacing half of the weapons on my 'Nids.

So, since it is so far in advance and we have lots of planning time, I vote that we use points.

I doubt I'll bring much terrain so I will advocate for 3 doubles games, likely with a different partner each time, to keep things sociable.
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Re: NagoyaHammer 2018 - 40K Format - Input required!

Postby The Other Dave on Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:12 am

For an event like this I really have no opinion either way about points versus power - I really just prefer the former for low-stress pickup games and such.
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Re: NagoyaHammer 2018 - 40K Format - Input required!

Postby me_in_japan on Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:27 am

Given the time available, points or power levels is fine by me.

As for style of game, doubles is always fun at an event like this. 8th ed has plenty of options for scenario play, too. I'm sure we can come up with something involving tactical objectives and open play cards and whatnot.
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Re: NagoyaHammer 2018 - 40K Format - Input required!

Postby The Other Dave on Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:05 am

My personal preference would be for at least one 1-on-1 game, even if only at 50 power / 1000 points, just so we can get the "full 40K experience" and give us a chance to show what we can do (or, in my case, can't do :lol:) on our own, alongside any doubles action that goes on. I do realize I'm saying this as someone who hasn't done 40K at NagoyaHammer before, so I may just not know what I'm missing, though.
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Re: NagoyaHammer 2018 - 40K Format - Input required!

Postby Mike the Pike on Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:31 am

A Few ideas....

Points are probably better for this kinda event. From my limited experience, power points seems cool for our usual events but you can get a lot of ‘free’ stuff using PP if you were that way inclined. Still I wouldn’t boycott it if everyone voted for PP.

Probably better make it battle forged (?) armies only.

All games 1500 points. You can play as a team (750pts each) or as an individual if you’re a miserable curmudgeon like me.

Everyone plays the same missions in the same round with the same deployment. Perhaps to add a little variety chuck in the random events card for each table.

Loose teams. Imperium, Xenos, Tricksy Elves, Chaos. Winning a game gives a team ‘x’ number of points. To balance the uneven factions, the team total is divided by the number of players in the team.

Teams don’t have to be the same faction, but you’d split the points if you’re not mates.

The prize is bragging rights only so no need to go all WAACY.

Sounds like s lot of rules etc, but the above are just basically guidelines for having 3 even games IMHO.

Oh yes, if I drive, I can bring a couple of tables’ worth of terrain.
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Re: NagoyaHammer 2018 - 40K Format - Input required!

Postby Konrad on Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:56 pm

Mike the Pike wrote:A Few ideas....

Points are probably better for this kinda event. From my limited experience, power points seems cool for our usual events but you can get a lot of ‘free’ stuff using PP if you were that way inclined. Still I wouldn’t boycott it if everyone voted for PP.

Probably better make it battle forged (?) armies only.

All games 1500 points. You can play as a team (750pts each) or as an individual if you’re a miserable curmudgeon like me.

Everyone plays the same missions in the same round with the same deployment. Perhaps to add a little variety chuck in the random events card for each table.

Loose teams. Imperium, Xenos, Tricksy Elves, Chaos. Winning a game gives a team ‘x’ number of points. To balance the uneven factions, the team total is divided by the number of players in the team.

Teams don’t have to be the same faction, but you’d split the points if you’re not mates.

The prize is bragging rights only so no need to go all WAACY.

Sounds like s lot of rules etc, but the above are just basically guidelines for having 3 even games IMHO.

Oh yes, if I drive, I can bring a couple of tables’ worth of terrain.


I like this. The Imp/Xenos/Panzee/Chaos bit is fun.
I really enjoy playing with a partner. We can yell Waaaagh just that much louder.
And the Pike is hardly a miserable curmudgeon. He loves every minute of it.
And I'm good for a table's worth of terrain as always.
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Re: NagoyaHammer 2018 - 40K Format - Input required!

Postby The Other Dave on Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:25 am

I think all that looks good. I might suggest a limit of one detachment per 750 points just to rein in some possible CP-chasing shenanigans.
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