Scottish Masters 2013

It’s been a week since the Scottish Masters, unfortunately due to a car accident; this is the first chance I have had to report on what happened. Before I do, no one was hurt in the accident; other than the cars themselves which is the main thing.  Suffice to say after the elation of the Masters, this week has been one disaster after another.

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Anyway, we eventually had 24 players signed up; of which 23 managed to make it through the Scotch Mists that descended over Scotland.  5 rounds in one day was going to be ambitious to say the least, but we kept the games running pretty much on time throughout the day.  Round one saw 2 players arriving late, but thankfully not late enough; that they couldn’t quickly get right into the action.  Full list of players and factions played, with my personal surprise being the number of Khador players attending.  It should be noted, that there were a number of newer players; to the both the game and the Scottish tournament scene.  Steve Moffat in particular had only been playing around 6 months.

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  • Billy Cruickshanks – Protectorate of Menoth
  • Bryce Johnston – Protectorate of Menoth
  • Richard McHale – Protectorate of Menoth
  • Michael Dick – Cryx
  • Alasdair Johnstone – Cryx
  • Luke Mason – Cryx
  • Paul Noble – Cryx
  • Matt Munro – Cryx
  • David Young – Cryx
  • David Kane – Khador
  • Steve Moffat – Khador
  • Peter Ferguson – Khador
  • Stephen McLeish – Khador
  • Ross Silvers – Circle of Orboros
  • Fraser McFetridge – Circle of Orboros
  • Matt Reid – Cygnar
  • Becky Barton – Cygnar
  • Colin McNeil – Legion of Everblight
  • John Sinclair – Convergence of Cyriss
  • Duncan Newby – Minions (Farrow)
  • Tom Young – Retribution of Scyrah
  • Chris Bell – Skorne
  • Allan Gibb – Mercenaries

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Big thank you should got to Steve, the owner of Common Ground Games; as well as his staff for everything they did.  We arrived to the tables already marked out (4’x4′), with a smaller 2 foot space for player to place their trays and gear.  A lot of the comments from players, were positive about the venue; staff or the food throughout the day.  There is something surreal, about having a cheese and ham toastie brought to your table as you play.

So who won? Well despite our best efforts to play 5 rounds, we had a clear winner by round 4; so consulting with Frazer Penman the other PG we called it time at that point.

1. Michael Dick – Cryx
2. Billy Cruickshanks – Protectorate of Menoth
3. Ross Silvers – Circle of Orboros
4. Alasdair Johnstone – Cryx
5. Bryce Johnston – Protectorate of Menoth
6. Colin McNeil – Legion of Everblight
7. Luke Mason – Cryx
8. Fraser McFetridge – Circle of Orboros
9. David Kane – Khador
10. Richard McHale – Protectorate of Menoth
11. Matt Reid – Cygnar
12. Tom Young – Retribution of Scyrah
13. Becky Barton – Cygnar
14. Steve Moffat – Khador
15. Duncan Newby – Minions (Farrow)
16. Paul Noble – Cryx
17. Peter Ferguson – Khador
18. John Sinclair – Convergence of Cyriss
19. Allan Gibb – Mercenaries
20. Chris Bell – Skorne
21. Matt Munro – Cryx
22. Stephen McLeish – Khador
23. David Young – Cryx

I’ll upload the rest of the photos taken throughout the day, but I want to thank all the contributors to the event – Battlefoam, Bases4War, Micro Art Studio, Warbases, Firestorm Games and Privateer Press.  I would also like to thank Frazer Penman, Steve and staff at Common Ground Games and most definitely my wife Julia; who was fantastic keeping it all straight with the admin and scores.  Here’s to Scottish Masters 2014!

 

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Scottish Masters & WTC

I apologise for the lack of news on the Scottish Masters, something happened on Tuesday which has thrown me completely out of kilter.  Hopefully tonight or tomorrow I can write up a full review, with photos from the day.

If you don’t already know, the World Team Championships are running right now in Belgium, with 30 teams of 5 players battling it out to be crowned the best in the world.  You can check out the live results, feeds and pairings as the tournament continues for the next two days.

http://www.wmh-wtc.com/

So in the spirit of good will to all teams taking part, Go Team Scotland.

 

Scottish Masters 2013

I am happy to announce, that Scotland will be holding it’s first Masters style tournament on 28th September 2013.  There is still a lot of work to do, in the 2 months we have to plan this, but we already have a great venue and really enthusiastic player base.

Until this year, there hasn’t been a big enough gaming venue in Scotland to run this kind of event.  Highlander Games, in Dundee regularly has 20 – 25 players at their events.  This was about the limit, without going to the extreme of hiring something.  Common Ground Games opened there doors in Stirling, offering a venue with twenty six 6′ x 4′ gaming spaces, with additional space open for CCG’s, Boardgames and any other games you could conceive.

With the assistance of all the PG’s in Scotland (Michael, Frazer, Est and myself), we hope to run a 32 player event.  Starting at 35pts in the first year (to keep it one day in length), we hope to work out any kinks or problems; that might crop up.  Then in 2014, with more time to plan; we will ramp it up to a full 64 players 2 day 50 pts Masters tournament.  This will hopefully offer another WM/H tournament into the UK calender, along side the other events like UK Nationals and Smogcon.  Between Scottish Masters, Warmachine: Tactics and all the events happening in Scotland; it’s a busy time for the PG’s right now…….and I am loving it!

 

UK Nationals

As of today (30th May), there are just 6 spaces left for what is shaping up to be the best WM/H tournament in the UK……if not Europe.  So what makes this so special?

First of all, this is the first time it has been held outside the UK Games Expo.  Even though there was a Masters event at the Expo, the UK Nationals is an official PP event.   Much like Lock and Load or Gen Con, Privateer Press have organised and providing all prize support for this event.

So what do we get for the entry fee?  Other then fact that you are taking part in the premier WM/H event, you will get to compete against the best in the UK; while meeting some great people.  Ok you also get an exclusive UK Nationals t-shirt, hints of other ‘goodies’ and food during both days; but they are the fluff to the crunch of butting heads with the best in the UK imo.

So why not come along, you could even come fight me for the wooden spoon (yes my sights are set high); or just experience something different to anything you might have seen before.  It promises to be a fantastic weekend, which will hopefully lead to bigger things in the future.