Welcome to Torchlight's Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game 600 Point OSBGL Tournament!

Get ready for a great day of battling your way through the armies of Middle Earth on Saturday September 17th. Our Tournament Organizer, Taylor Hanson has laid out the details for the event, in conjunction with the Ontario Strategy Battle Game League. Tournament Tickets will go on sale on August 28th at 12:00pm Noon Time.

Itinerary

Between rounds one and three there will be a 10-minute grace period to allot table pairings and fair round starting times for everyone. Remember a Wizard may arrive precisely when he needs to, but us halflings need to be on time for Registration.

Each round will last 110 Minutes from it's start time. Lunch may be shortened if the schedule is falling behind. There are plenty of food options in our plaza, including a Pub. Please utilize these eat in food options.

Tournament Rules

General Rules

Rule of Thumb: Have fun! Please treat each other, staff members, and organizers with respect. While this is a competitive format with prizing, we are also here for a good time (and hopefully good stories).

Entry and Registration:
$20.00 Entry Fee (Tickets will go on sale Sunday, August 28th, 12:00 PM)
Registration will be through Torchlight Games and Hobbies website and Payment will reserve your spot.
New Players are always welcome. Fee goes towards prizing for the event.
• Cancellations within 1 week of the Event Day will not be elligible for Refund.

List Submission to the Tournament Organiser - Taylor Hanson will be begin Saturday, September 10th, 12:00 PM. via email: taylorhanson7@hotmail.com

Format:

• 600 Point Army Lists. Official rules for army creation, please note the Errata changes.
• Tom Bombadil, Iarwain Ben-adar, Orald, Forn, "Moss gatherer", The First, is banned
• 4 Round, 110 Minutes (+5 Minutes over the Official system)
• 16 Players (potential increase) with Swiss style pairings, with Official Tie Breaker system
• Missions will be using the Scenario Pool System, (One guaranteed new mission by round 4)
• Bye (Official rules will be awarded but, if the player would like to challenge the spare and end up with a better result then 6VP then they will be awarded their earned points)
• We will be using the current Errata + FAQ which can be found on the official website
• This is a OSBGL 100-point competitive level tournament.  
• First round pairings will follow a
“Carpool Travel System” (not be paired first round with the people who arrive with you Limit: 4)

Judging: There will be an active judging stance at this event. While the judge(s) will not be looking to intervene, they may step in to adjudicate disputes and help speed up rulings. Calling over a judge to help with a ruling is encouraged, and will not be held against anyone.

Dice: We ask that players use one type of dice so that opponents and judges can clearly see what numbers are showing. If your dice has a symbol for 6 or 1, it must be consistent across all your dice (exception for wound markers, etc.). Dice must be rolled in a location visible to your opponent. we recomend the use of dice trays.

Timing: Tournament rounds will be 2.5 hours. Once the 2.5 hours are over, a Hard Dice Down policy will be enforced, and any game that is not completed at this time will submit their current scores. There will be time warning given as the end of round approaches.

Prizing: No player can win more than one award except for the Hobby Award. There will be first pick prizing for the top 3, followed by the Hobby Awards, then raffle format.

Podium Placings: Prizing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Swiss style pairings, with Official Tie Breaker system.

Top 3 Prizing: First place shall receive first pick amongst the raffle prize pool. Second and third place will follow-up with their picks from the pool then we will progress with the hobby awards then the raffle system. Note that placing in the top 3 counts as you being picked in the raffle.

Hobby Awards: Although this will not be a Hobby focused event, there will still be Hobby Awards for those true Hobby Hobbits. Separate from the raffle system prize pool there will be awards for Best Painted Army and Best Display Board. These will be judged by a panel of the Event organizing team, so everyone can go to lunch on time. A newly introduced award World Builder will be a separate raffle for those who contributed to bringing a full playable setup.Like the previous iterations of OSBGL events there will be a raffle system. Raffle prizing will be limited to one Prize per player and the prizing will be supported through the entry fee.

Raffle tickets will be awarded for:
• +1 Raffle Ticket - List Submission (by: September 10th 12:00 PM “Noon”)
• +1 Raffle Ticket - Fully Painted Army
• +1 Raffle Ticket - Fully Based Army
• +1 Raffle Ticket - Army Display Board
• +1 Raffle Ticket - Conversion Work
• +1 Raffle Ticket - World Builder Entry
• +1 Raffle Ticket - Best Painted Army Winner (voted by panel)
• +1 Raffle Ticket - Best Display Board Winner (voted by panel)
• +1 Raffle Ticket - Wooden Spoon (without conceding)

Army Selection:

  • 600 Point Army Lists using Official rules for army creation, please note the Errata changes.List Submission to the Tournament Organiser - Taylor Hanson will be begin Saturday, September 10th, 12:00 PM. via email: taylorhanson7@hotmail.com
  • BANNED UNITS:Tom Bombadil,Iarwain Ben-adar, Orald, Forn, "Moss gatherer", The First.

 

Code of Conduct & Sportsmanship:
Respect the Torchlight Games and Hobbies facility and staff.
Respect your fellow players. Players are allowed to clarify special rules or questions about an opponent’s army.
If a TO is called for a rules dispute or LOS question, their ruling will be final.
Disqualification will always be a last resort.
The Most Important Rule can be found on page 14 of your MESBG Rules Manual.

Painting & Conversion Rules

Torchlight's Standard about Proxies & Conversions: Torchlight is proud to be home to a great community of hobbyists. We encourage participants to play with the models they have worked so hard to build, paint and base! The most important aspect of this matter is that both players are consistent and clearly communicating with their opponents, what each model is. Regularly reminding your opponent about proxies is a honour you owe everyone at the tournament. Afterall, who wants to win a game because their opponent didn't know who was who because of a model you brought isn't clear.

OSBGL Standard about Proxies:
Proxies, Conversions & WYSIWYG Proxies are not allowed unless pre-approved by the T.O’s. Conversions are an excellent way to show off your modelling skills and are very much encouraged. In all cases, WYSIWYG is strongly encouraged but is not mandatory, as per league rules. A model may rep-resent any version of itself. I.E. Legolas can represent Hobbit, LOTR, or Five Armies versions. If you are unsure, please contact the TO via email“

Tournament Organiser Taylot Hanson's Proxy Notes: With the wonderful influx of support from 3rd party companies, I am happy with any model that is clearly represented as long as you okay it with me before hand and try and get it painted, and official models that don’t have a cavalry model I am also okay with doing the “Gil-Galad sits beside a horse method” – please note for line of sight purposes we will have to use some better judgement. If you are unsure, please contact me via email at taylorhanson7@hotmail.com

Missions

  • Missions will be using the Scenario Pool System, (One guaranteed new mission by round 4)
  • First round pairings will follow a “Carpool Travel System” (not be paired first round with the people who arrive with you Limit: 4)

Terrain & Objective Rules

Terrain Rules:

  • Every table will be set-up with terrain prior to the start of the Tournament. Please attempt to keep the terrain in place during or after your round.
  • If an objective marker cannot sit flat, players may nudge terrain to accommodate the objective marker as long as both players agree. Please consult a TO if there is a dispute.

Army List Submissions

List Submission:

  • List Submission to the Tournament Organiser - Taylor Hanson will be begin Saturday, September 10th, 12:00 PM. via email: taylorhanson7@hotmail.com
  • You should bring a printed list on the day of to show your opponent after pairing and before your round starts.