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Pictures of GiocaRoma 2010 Warzone tournament - Italy
« on: September 20, 2010, 06:29:22 PM »
GiocaRoma is a game convention held in Rome every year. For the first time, the Italian Mutant Chronicles fan community was present with an UWZ tournament (with 10 participants) and a Doomtrooper tournament (with 8 ). These are some pictures of our tables:


Every table was set in one of the locations of the Mutant Chronicles universe, and had a specific fixed Hostile Environment.


Venus (Jungle lvl 2)


Dark Eden (Night)
Probably the best table.


Ganymede (Arctic lvl 4)


Mercury (Subterranean lvl 4)


Mars (Desert lvl 4)


Deimos (Radioactive Zone lvl 2)

Radioactive Zone is a Hostile Environment that I had to invent, because we wanted six tables with six different environments. In the Radioactive Zone a new Automatic Limitation is added every turn, to simulate the protracted exposure to radiations. A model who fails the Environmental check in this ambient also suffers the Limitation of the following turn (it is considered Contaminated), but it can be healed.

This was my army (we play our tourneys at 500 pts):

1x 4 Chasseurs + sgt
1x 2 Enh. Chasseurs + 2 ExAbAr
1x 3 Attila + 3 ExAbAr
1x Vince Diamond + ExAbAr + Hazmat Suit
1x Operation Overseer + ExAbAr + Environment Suit + Filter Mask
1x Scorpion Launcher + AP Rockets
/ 500

I lose in the final to a guy with an Imperial army… I lent him my two Rams Air Cavalry, and in our game he made a Critical with one AP rocket shot by them on 7 models of mine! I was defeated by my own miniatures!
This was the winning army:

2x 5 ISC Gendarmes
1x 4 Blood Berets + sgt + 5 ExAbAr
1x Edward Murdoch + ExAbAr + Laser Sight
1x 2 Rams Air Cavalry + 2 AP Rockets
/ 496

At the third place, a Brotherhood force:

2x 4 Brotherhood Troopers + sgt + sniper
1x 4 Pilgrims
1x Keeper of the Art + Cardinal Crimson Blow
1x Cardinal Dominic + Cardinal Crimson Blow
1x Death Angel
/ 498

I hope to post soon the rules of the tourney; feeding the exchange of ideas and opinions among foreign players is really good: helps people understand and enjoy the game and keeps our experiences growing.

Other pictures of the event are here: http://www.giocaroma.it/gallery.php?id=5
You can see me in the 22nd photo!

For a more accurate report, you can visit our Italian website: http://forum.mcic.it/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3386

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« Last Edit: September 20, 2010, 06:33:55 PM by Pollo »

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Re: Pictures of GiocaRoma 2010 Warzone tournament - Italy
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 01:33:57 AM »
Hi,

tournament with 10 participants sounds great! I am sure you had a lot of fun.
In Czech Republic we started to play tournament with limit 1200 points. We have limit for one game 2 hours and we realized that with 1200 points army you can make max. 3 rounds ...
Recently we are playing with limit 800 points and we find it optimal.

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Re: Pictures of GiocaRoma 2010 Warzone tournament - Italy
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 03:48:43 AM »
Excellent pictures!

It looks as though a great time was had by all involved.  I know the pain of defeat at the advance of one's own models. ;)

If sing, sang, and sung, sink, sank, and sunk, and drink, drank, and drunk, how is it that it isn't bring, brang, and brung, think, thank and thunk, and ding, dang, and dung?

Don't even get me started about bad, badder and baddest.  Run, ran AND run...again?  C'mon!

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Re: Pictures of GiocaRoma 2010 Warzone tournament - Italy
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 08:25:10 AM »
Looks like it was a great tourney. Thanks for sharing here.
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Re: Pictures of GiocaRoma 2010 Warzone tournament - Italy
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 02:50:53 PM »
Yes, it was a great and funny experience. There are many Warzone tournaments around Italy, and we had another tourney in Rome three years ago, with 14 participants; but this was the first time we played under the COMPLETE set of rules and with a coherent system for calculating Victory Points. Besides, players showed high fair-play and great knowledge of the rules (thanks even to the clarifications we are having on this forum), and many people were visually stunned by our tables.

Answering to Lukke: we imposed a time limit of 70 minutes for a game, plus 5 minutes per player to even the Rounds. So, normally a game of ours takes about 75 minutes. Within this time, it is hard to make two complete Turns, but generally we cannot afford more time for our games. Therefore, we prefer not to play with large armies. 500 points, that means about 6 Units to Activate, is the best choice for us.
I know that Czech tournament rules partially derive from Polish ones. Sometime I visit Czech and Polish Warzone forums; they gave me inspiration for some rules I have introduced in Italy. I am trying to introduce Victory Zones to conquer on the table, but not as a primary winning condition.

Czech and Polish players should also know that many players of our group proposed and approved house rules surprisingly identical to yours; but those players never read your rules! This is the sign there is a “common consciousness” in the Warzone players!

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Re: Pictures of GiocaRoma 2010 Warzone tournament - Italy
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010, 06:00:10 PM »
With such short time constraints, have you thought of shrinking the tables, or enlarging the deployment zones?

1m x 1m with 30cm Deployment zones should speed the games and allow for finishing.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2010, 06:02:07 PM by dmcgee1 »
If sing, sang, and sung, sink, sank, and sunk, and drink, drank, and drunk, how is it that it isn't bring, brang, and brung, think, thank and thunk, and ding, dang, and dung?

Don't even get me started about bad, badder and baddest.  Run, ran AND run...again?  C'mon!

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Re: Pictures of GiocaRoma 2010 Warzone tournament - Italy
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 06:01:57 PM »
Generally, we play on 4' x 4' (1.3m x 1.3m) with 12" (30cm) deployment zones.  However, we also allow two hours to complete the games.

If you need or want our scoring sheets, let me know.  It is a 20-point "must" system; in other words, the victory points for both sides should add to 20 points when all calculations are done, and then there is the potential for "soft points" - points awarded for fair play, knowledge of rules, force composition and painting of miniatures.  It allows all players a fair chance at victory for the overall tournament, and encourages fair play, fun and, of course, painted miniatures.
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If sing, sang, and sung, sink, sank, and sunk, and drink, drank, and drunk, how is it that it isn't bring, brang, and brung, think, thank and thunk, and ding, dang, and dung?

Don't even get me started about bad, badder and baddest.  Run, ran AND run...again?  C'mon!

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Re: Pictures of GiocaRoma 2010 Warzone tournament - Italy
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2010, 02:52:13 PM »
If you need or want our scoring sheets, let me know.
Oh, I'd like it! Thank you!

Normally our tables are 36" x 36". Tables we were given at the tournament were longer. Anyway, we tend to minimize the distance between the deployment zones (not less than 24", but possibly not much more).
Two hours for a "sanctioned" game would be a lot of time. A tourney would last for 8 hrs + break for lunch + prizegiving + greetings...  :o

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Re: Pictures of GiocaRoma 2010 Warzone tournament - Italy
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2010, 07:04:45 PM »
Ah - Our tournaments are only three matches.  Your tournaments are four matches - I understand the time constraints, now.

I will e-mail the scoring sheet to you.  If you have any questions, please, ask.  Please, PM me with your e-mail address.
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If sing, sang, and sung, sink, sank, and sunk, and drink, drank, and drunk, how is it that it isn't bring, brang, and brung, think, thank and thunk, and ding, dang, and dung?

Don't even get me started about bad, badder and baddest.  Run, ran AND run...again?  C'mon!

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Re: Pictures of GiocaRoma 2010 Warzone tournament - Italy
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2010, 04:50:19 PM »
I envy you, i've never seen well organized warzone tournaments here. It's GW or nothing  :(

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Re: Pictures of GiocaRoma 2010 Warzone tournament - Italy
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2010, 08:10:44 PM »
Talamania is going to be hosting a yearly tournament.

See our thread on this forum.
If sing, sang, and sung, sink, sank, and sunk, and drink, drank, and drunk, how is it that it isn't bring, brang, and brung, think, thank and thunk, and ding, dang, and dung?

Don't even get me started about bad, badder and baddest.  Run, ran AND run...again?  C'mon!