Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Kings of The Empires - Tournament Pack


Kings of the Empire
2020
RULES PACK

Email:                        DarthSabreGaming@bigpond.com
TOs:                           Michael Clarke
Tickets:                     $25











What is Kings of the Empire?

Kings of the Empire will be a series of one day events in Sydney designed to promote Kings of War, encourage new players and increase player participation for existing players.

There will be 4 events throughout the year, designed to encourage new players and get them participating. To encourage this all new players that have not played at an official Kings of War tournament or Games Day will receive a free Mantic Army Box.

To encourage new players the points level of each tournament will grow throughout the year with the intention that new players would have a complete army at the end of the year.

Venue

The venue will be Tabletop Empires
Unit 80 / 14 Loyalty Rd, North Rocks, 2151


Dates

Event 1:      Kings of Empire 1: Let’s Get this Party Rolling
                             14 March 2020
                             1500 Points
                             4 games
                            

Event 2:      Kings of Empire 2: That’s not a Dragon!
                             13 June 2020
                             1750 Points
                             3 games
                            

Event 3:      Kings of Empire 3: Winterfest
                             19 September 2020
                             2000 Points
                             3 games
                            

Event 4:      Kings of Empire 4: Masters Unite
                             14 November 2020
                             2250 Points
                             3 games
                            




TOURNAMENT RULES

To take part you require the following:
·          An  army, mounted on appropriately sized unit bases,
·          3+ copies of your army list
·          Rule book, rules supplements, tape-measure, dice, damage markers, pencils and other gaming paraphernalia
·          We recommend that you bring a large tray to carry your army between games

Errata can be found in the Kings of War FAQ at:


Building Your Army

Your Force List must be chosen from one of the official army lists noted below.:
·          Kings of War V3 Official Rule Book
·          Uncharted Empires Expansion Book
·          Kings of war historical lists WILL NOT be allowed as they may not be compatible with the version 3 rules.


Army Composition

Event 1
·          You can spend up to 1500 points on your army (and no more) following Army Selection in the Kings of War Version 3 rulebook
·          No painting Requirement
·          No allies
·          Armies must be composed using the composition rules in the Kings of War Version 3 rulebook
·          No living legends



Event 2
·         You can spend up to 1750 points on your army (and no more) following Army Selection in the Kings of War Version 3 rulebook
·         ¼ of your army must be painted – minimum 3 colours
·         No allies
·         Armies must be composed using the composition rules in the Kings of War Version 3 rulebook

Event 3
·          You can spend up to 2000 points on your army (and no more) following Army Selection in the Kings of War Version 3 rulebook
·          Allies allowed
·          ½  of your army must be painted – minimum 3 colours
·          Armies must be composed using the composition rules in the Kings of War Version 3 rulebook

Event 4
·          You can spend up to 2000 points on your army (and no more) following Army Selection in the Kings of War Version 3 rulebook
·          3/4  of your army must be painted – minimum 3 colours
·          Armies must be composed using the new composition rules in the Kings of War Version 3 rulebook

Miniatures

When it comes to playing Kings of War, part of the majesty of taking part is playing against beautifully painted miniatures that represent the army you are fighting against. To ensure this happens, we have the following rules to help you plan, build and paint your force.
·          Players are permitted to use any number of non-Mantic miniatures in their armies. There is no minimum requirement for Mantic models.
·          You must use war-gaming miniatures and models that don’t look out of place in your army.
·          Each unit must be instantly recognisable to your opponent as to what it represents. So while not every model needs exactly the right weapon option, if it is a 2 handed unit then we need to see lots of the troops with those big weapons.
·          Models must be based on the appropriate base size and shape for their type. Unit-basing (or “multi-basing”) is permitted so long as the unit footprint is accurate for the unit size. All units must contain the Minimum Model Count – Maximum number of models divided by 2 plu1. (Note: PMC is not required.

Painting

See above

Force lists

If you are unsure of your force list, please feel free to submit it to me prior to the event for checking.

As these are events to encourage new players and build the scene in Sydney I request experienced players bring toned downed lists to the events.

Rounds

The match-ups of the first round (Game 1) will be random. Grudge matches (where you may challenge anybody you wish to) are allowed by prior arrangement. From the second game, players will be paired using a Swiss system

Game sequence


The scenario for each game will be chosen randomly from the scenarios in the Kings of War V3 book, and listed in the player handout.
·          Meet your opponent at the table and discuss the terrain and how you will treat it during the game. Adjust the terrain as needed to fit the maps.
·          Players should discuss before the game how they will deal with cocked dice and in what circumstances they should be re-rolled.
·          Place any objective markers, and finally roll-off for table side.
·          Sit on your own side of the table and place you armies on your side of the table, so your opponent can see your army and your force list and ask any questions.
·          Roll-off to decide who is going to take the first turn. Once the winner of the roll off decides who will start to setup.
·          Roll-off to decide who is going to start making Scout moves. Once the winner of the roll off decides who will start to move Scout units. Players alternate making any Scout moves using the clock. Once the last Scout is made.
·          Roll-off to decide who is going to take the first turn. The winner of the roll off decides who will start to play.
·          The game lasts 12 turns (each player taking 6 turns). At the end of turn 12, one person rolls a die. On a 1-3 the game ends. On a 4- 6 both players play an extra turn and then the game ends work out the winner as normal.

For events 1 and 2 clocks will not be in play but round times will be strictly enforced to ensure everything is completed without undue delays at the end of the day. Events 3 and 4 will use player clocks.

Tournament Points

Scoring will use the “Blackjack” tournament scoring system which can be found here https://www.kowaustralia.com/blackjack

The scenerio’s and scoring sheets will be handed out at the start of each tournament.

Winning the Tournament

The winner is determined at the end of the last game, according to the following criteria:
·          The player with the most TPs will be the winner
·          In the case of players having the same highest TPs, the winner will be the person with the highest attrition points.
·          If both the TP and attrition points are matched, games where these players have played each other during the course of the tournament will be evaluated and the winner will be the winner of such a match.
·          Finally, if the players cannot be split, the tournament ends with a joint victory and the players share the prize.

OTHER INFORMATION

Reporting Battle Results

Whilst not essential it is preferred that players register for the online tournament software https://tabletop.to

Award details

Will be decided on the day depending on numbers

Most Sporting Player
This will be the player judged to be the best sport by the other players, you will vote for a single player using the tournament software.
In the event of a tie the TO will decide on the winner. If the TOs cannot agree on the winner, then a joint winner will be announced

Sportsmanship


There are no sportsmanship scores at this tournament but you will get to vote on the person you played who you felt were most deserving of this award. We expect all games to be played in an enjoyable manner. We feel that all players should be fair and respectful to their opponents, displaying a fun and inclusive attitude to the game for themselves and their opponents.
Kings of War is a clean rule set meaning disputes are minimal, disputes can arise over a lack of “Clean play” habits. Here is a great article on “clean play” tactics written by previous RC member, Nick Williams. http://daedle.kingsofwarresource.com/index.php/2017/06/22/clean-play-in-kings-of-war/

 

 

Crowd at the Table

If one player feels discomfort with the amount of spectators present at their table, they may request them to step aside. When this happens, a referee will ask everyone around to step away from the table.

Rules Questions and Player Conduct

As noted, all rules will be taken from the Kings of War Version 3 rulebook.  In addition, the most recent FAQ rulings and errata from Mantic Games (published on the website or official forums) will also be used.
Please note that there is absolutely nothing wrong with asking your opponent if they can show you the appropriate rule or set of characteristics so that you can check for yourself that everything is being done correctly. All we require is that you ask politely, and that you do your best to sort out any problems yourself. If in doubt, a referee available to resolve your problem. Please also respect the time each player has. If a question cannot be resolved quickly, roll a dice and to determine result.
The organisers reserve the right to take appropriate action for anybody they deem to be playing unfairly or acting inappropriately. This may be in the form of a warning, a time or TP penalty, or even a forced Time Out result. In extreme circumstances a player can be ejected from the event for inappropriate behaviour (such as cheating, excessive swearing, shouting or verbal abuse).
Terrain
Tables will be laid out using map packs courtesy of Epic Dwarf, they can be previewed on the Blackjack website
Terrain heights will be as follows:
·        Fields/Ponds = Flat
·        Forests = Height 10
·        Hills = Height 3
·        Obstacles = Height 2 (does not block line of sight)
·        Buildings/Impassable = Height 8 (A titan will be able to see over if standing on a hill)

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