Title: WFO Tournament Sign Up
Description: All spots filled!
Lynx - February 18, 2007 01:16 AM (GMT)
Since the WFO forum is open to the public, Highborn and I thought it would be a good idea to have a little Tournament to test out the WFO online system.
Here's how it will work.
- All games will be standard pitched battles from the Warhammer 7th edition rule book (i.e. the set up at the front of the book).
- Warband rules will be used:
* All lists will be up to 500pt lists
* 0-2 heroes
* 1+ core unit
* 0-3 special units
* 0-1 rare units
* Minimum unit size is cut in half and rounded down if uneven (e.g. 20 is 10, 10 is 5, 5 is 2)
* A champion can be used as a General if no Heroes are taken.
- Any army with an official army book may be used.
- A different map will be provided by me or someone else for each round. There are 4 rounds in total, 8 games in the first round, 4 games in the second round, 2 games in the third round and the last round is the grand final between 2 players. This is an elimination tournament, so winners move through to the next round and the losers are out of the tournament.
- There are 16 spots for the first round. The first 16 members to sign-up will be in the tournament, so first in best dressed. To apply, post your name and the army you will be using (you have to use the same army and list for the whole tournament).
I've decided to participat so I've put my name down already.
WFO Tournament Spots:
1. Lynx - Wood Elves
2. Highborn Sycath - Skaven (Eshin)
3. The Thane - Lizardmen
4. Isaldomere - Empire
5. Foxtale - Tomb Kings
6. Csandvik - Wood Elves
7. Schmeag - Wood Elves
8. Geep - Wood Elves
9. SDETT - High Elves
10. Kyte - Chaos Dwarves
11. Servant of Isha - Chaos (Slaneesh)
12. Elberneth - Vampire Counts
13. SeanyPrawny - Woodelves
14. Faile - Bretonnians
15. Zeltarruin - Kislev
16. Johannes - Lizardmen
Highborn Sycath - February 18, 2007 01:20 AM (GMT)
Highborn Sycath- Skaven Clan Eshin.
The Thane - February 18, 2007 01:32 AM (GMT)
Sure, I'll give 'er a try.
The Thane- Lizardmen
Isaldomere - February 18, 2007 01:55 AM (GMT)
sign me up....
still a bit confused though
Foxtale - February 18, 2007 01:58 AM (GMT)
Highborn Sycath - February 18, 2007 02:03 AM (GMT)
Isaldomere- I would suggest reading this topic Everything You need to get started
csandvik - February 18, 2007 02:31 AM (GMT)
I wil try it out. It looks like it could be pretty cool.
Put me down for Wood Elves. If need be (too many WE) I may be able to throw an Ores warbands together.
Schmeag - February 18, 2007 05:05 AM (GMT)
Schmeag - Wood Elves
However, if someone else wishes to have a go, but have missed out on a spot, I am happy to allow them my place. I'm very inexperienced in Warhammer, and as such would probably lose all my matches. However, I just felt like participating so I could actually get some matches played (having only played once so far, and that was in 6th ed. at the start of last year).
Geep - February 18, 2007 06:13 AM (GMT)
I'll sign up with my wood elves.
Lynx - February 18, 2007 07:37 AM (GMT)
Don't worry if you aren't that good Schmeag, its only a small tournament to test WFO out. No biggie.
Also don't worry about changing armys yet. If alot of people choose Wood Elves we can sort it out then. I can always change to Bretonnians.
Silly Dragon Elf the Third - February 18, 2007 09:19 AM (GMT)
I'll give a go for sure! Was going to go with woodies but seeing alot of people i have decided with High elfs for a difference.
SDETT = High Elfs
Good luck to all!
Kyte - February 18, 2007 09:20 AM (GMT)
where is this thing held? If it's an online campaign, sign me in with Chaos Dwarfs. If I have to go to America or something, just drop it...
Schmeag - February 18, 2007 09:53 AM (GMT)
It is held right on TLG. You will be a able to see the forum.
Servant of Isha - February 18, 2007 10:08 AM (GMT)
Count me in! I think I'll go with Dark Elves just to be different.
Servant of Isha.
Elberneth - February 18, 2007 10:20 AM (GMT)
oooh wow this looks so cool, combining Warhammer with a keyboard = genius! XD
I would do Wood-Elves, but seeing as there is already quite a few *raids bookshelf*
I'll go for Vampire Counts :p
csandvik - February 18, 2007 01:57 PM (GMT)
I have been playing around with GG program and I have a few questions. First I suck with paint type programs so do you really need to have it?
I do have a little map done but couldn't find the tool to move the unit. Where is it?
Any help at all would be appreciated, the introduction is great but I really am stupid when it comes to this stuff. The concept sounds soo cool that I really want to learn how to do it!
SeanyPrawny - February 18, 2007 02:23 PM (GMT)
faile - February 18, 2007 06:51 PM (GMT)
This sounds good, sign me up for Bretonnians, so you can probably guess what half my army will be.
I'm not certain what i'm doing but hey, i'll give it a go.
zeltarruin - February 18, 2007 08:32 PM (GMT)
Alright, sign me up as Kislev. I think I know what is going on.
Johannes - February 18, 2007 09:10 PM (GMT)
I'll join using Lizardmen :)
If I lose, blame Highborn Sycath, he convinced me to do this :p
Silly Dragon Elf the Third - February 18, 2007 09:39 PM (GMT)
I'm not sure i can do this. I don't have clue by what you mean by 'Grids' in the other topic. I have not got access to anything but your basic paint. Also my father doesn't allow to downlaod anything on his comp incase of viruses.
May have to pull out... :sad:
Lynx - February 18, 2007 10:17 PM (GMT)
Don't worry SDETT, your opponent can do the map for you. If your opponent cannot do it I would be happy to help out, so please stay with us!
Well, it appears all the posts are filled, so I am now going to pick numbers out of a hat to match people up.
Lynx - February 18, 2007 10:54 PM (GMT)
The draw has been done and the match ups are set. We have two Wood Elf v. Wood Elf games, but meh, what the draw wants the draw gets I suppose.
Round 1 Match-ups:
Faile - Bretonnians
Highborn Sycath - Skaven
Lynx - Wood Elves
Foxtale - Wood Elves
Elberneth - Vampire Counts
Isaldomere - Empire
Kyte - Chaos Dwarves
Csandvik - Wood Elves
SDETT - High Elves
The Thane - Lizardmen
Schmeag - Wood Elves
SeanyPrawny - Wood Elves
Servant of Isha - Dark Elves
Johannes - Lizardmen
Zeltaruin - Kislev
Geep - Wood Elves
We can get this underway once I have the map ready, I'll post the map here. If you like you can start making your 500pt Warband Rules list. Don't post them up though, keep them secret for now.
Since a couple of people are bit confused on the programs, I think I'll make tutorial explaining how they work (or at least how GG works, I don't have photoshop).
Silly Dragon Elf the Third - February 18, 2007 11:01 PM (GMT)
I wont be leaving then if you and my opponents are willing to do it. Thanks a bunch!
SeanyPrawny - February 19, 2007 01:09 AM (GMT)
shouldn't all the armies be sent to a neutral party so that people can't change them after there first game (av already made mine but mite change it now i know what am against. which is a bad thing that people shouldn't be able to do ) :uhhhh:
Lynx - February 19, 2007 02:51 AM (GMT)
Alrighty, here is the map that will be used for Round 1:
The dark green area is a set of woods, the light green area is a hill, and the square thing is a building that counts as impassable. Here is the grid that goes on top of the map:
And finally, here is the free forest areas for players using wood elves:
For those that are going to use Graphics Gale like me, here is a tutorial on how to set up the map.
1. Open up Microsoft Paint. Copy the map I posted above and paste it in Paint.
2. If there is white left on the Paint document use the corner squares to reduce it until there is no white area left. It should look like this:
Save the document as something, for example 'themap'. Save as a BMP file.
3. Open Graphics Gale. Click the 'Open' folder icon and open 'themap.bmp'. The map you saved into paint should come up with no white area around it if you do this correctly.
4. Now we need to add the grid. We will add it as a new layer, the reason for this I'll explain later. Copy and paste the grid image I posted above into paint. Using the selection tool (the rectangle made out of dotted lines), select the whole grid. Right click on the selected area and select copy to copy the gird.
5. Go back to your Graphics Gale document. You'll need a new layer, to do this click the arrow above the trash can icon in the layer box, which is on the right. Click the arrow, then select 'Add'. Name the layer 'Grid' or something like that, and tick the 'Enabled' box next to transparent. Leave the transparent colour as white. You will now have a layer called 'Grid'.
6. In this new layer, paste (Ctrl + V) the grid. The grid will appear, you can move it using the mouse by clicking on it and dragging it. Drag it over the map until its in the right position.
7. (This part is for games involving Wood Elves) Now make another layer, do the same as before except call it 'Forest'. Copy the Forest image I posted above and paste it into this layer. It should transparent, and you can move it around using the selection tool (which looks similar to paints selection tool, a rectangle made up of dotted lines). This layer is for moving the Wood Elf free forest with tree singing.
8. Final step, click on the layer that says 'Grid' and drag it above the 'Forest' layer. This will make the Grid appear to be on top of the forest. And your done...sort of.
9. Now make another two layers. These layers are for the units, so call the layers by thier army name, e.g. 'Empire'. Make these layers above the grid.
10. Using the bases template in the 'Resources' sticky, copy the template into pain. Copy and paste the base templates until you have enough for your army. Make sure each army has a different colour and paste them in their respective layers. To move them, click on the appropriate layer and use the selection tool.
Well, I think thats about it, post if you have any questions.
Lynx - February 19, 2007 02:53 AM (GMT)
Yes SeanyPrawny, all army lists will be sent to a staff member probably, so I'll know if people will change their lists. I would think nobody would try something like that though.
Lindsay - February 19, 2007 03:55 AM (GMT)
Looked good, best of luck to participants. I'm too busy at the moment to play anyway.
~ Lindsay ~
Schmeag - February 19, 2007 05:52 AM (GMT)
Hi SeanyPrawny! Automatic win to you.
Lynx - February 19, 2007 07:15 AM (GMT)
Don't sound so confident Schmeag! :wink:
These Wood Elf v. Wood Elf matches should be interesting, I've never battled my own kind before.
faile - February 19, 2007 12:46 PM (GMT)
This is good, now for an army list...
SeanyPrawny - February 19, 2007 01:08 PM (GMT)
|Hi SeanyPrawny! Automatic win to you. |
dnt be too sure schmeag. like you i have only played one match aswell. yu have the upper hand tho since your not (from your posts) completely clueless when it comes to tactics etc. (lol)
Silly Dragon Elf the Third - February 19, 2007 01:51 PM (GMT)
Let me get this straight. war band rules is that you can have less than your unit minimum size right? So like a unit of 4 dryads? Also you don't need a hero for your general a champion will do? Or is it more like border patrol?
Just that i haven't played any 'warband' games as of yet.
Good luck The Thane! As you can see in my sig i'm not that good with high elfs, but don't go easy on me!
Schmeag - February 19, 2007 02:23 PM (GMT)
Neither have I. I don't even own the rulebook yet (friend has it), although I plan to get it soon. I'm unfamiliar with 7th ed. changes etc.
Silly Dragon Elf the Third - February 19, 2007 02:47 PM (GMT)
Its not in the rule book. Or at least i can't find it. If so could someone reference page no. it to me? I have both 6th and 7th.
Schmeag if its in the book i will PM you the general rules and such to help you too.
Schmeag - February 19, 2007 03:06 PM (GMT)
Thanks, SDETT, but I'll try and manage on my own (might be breaking copyright laws or something). When'll this competition get underway? Will it be immediately, or will we have a little time to prepare?
Servant of Isha - February 19, 2007 05:17 PM (GMT)
The warband rules are on the US site (Warbands
), though the rules summarised tell all you really need to know. You'll get the hang of it easily enough, don't worry.
I'm having real trouble coming up with a dark elf list I like, I only played them once, and hadn't realised how hard it is to get 500pts of them....*wishes he'd stuck to wood elves, even if loads of us are playing as them*
I'm assuming we arrange the games between ourselves, though there may be a deadline.
Servant of Isha.
Silly Dragon Elf the Third - February 19, 2007 05:21 PM (GMT)
ahh! thank you very much servant! :happy:
About a dark elf list. Lots of corsairs! :ph43r: Some harpies and xbowmen. Combat cheap noble.
Elberneth - February 19, 2007 05:33 PM (GMT)
Good luck Isaldomere!
You will be facing the might of Dr. Fraser and his slightly sweaty minions! :shifty:
oh and on the Warband rules, are we using the quick summary Lynx gave us or the full Warband rule with the hero Archtypes and stuff?
Servant of Isha - February 19, 2007 05:45 PM (GMT)
Just the basics that Lynx summarised I beleive. It would get rather complicated with the extra rules, considering most of us will have our hands full trying to work out the software!
I've just about mastered making maps etc... now I have to work out how to rotate units...
Servant of Isha.