Cataclysm of Iron III
26 October @ 9:00 am - 27 October @ 6:00 pm£64.55
The Cataclysm of Iron: Amongst the Gods…
Desperation has beset loyalist and traitor alike. As the conflict consumes the Belt of Iron in a cataclysm of fire and blood, the worlds of Kalibrax and Graia become engulfed in the ever expanding heresy.
The abandoned cities and expanses of Kalibrax are being reinforced by the traitorous forces of Horus Lupercal’s fell legions and their dark allies in the Mechanicum.
The traitors know that by capitalising on their support and establishing a beachhead at Kalibrax they will be able to isolate the beleaguered Imperial forces and divide their focus across the Belt of Iron, effectively cutting off the loyalists from any support.
The Imperial forces have not been idle. They have taken to one of the major Forge Worlds in the Belt of Iron, Graia, establishing garrisoned forces on the blasted surface whilst task forces seek the benediction of the Graian Mechanicum within the Crown of Miracles with a petition for Legio Astraman to walk in their aid. The traitors must now infiltrate The Crown of Miracles to ensure the God Machines remain in slumber.
The weekend will consist of six games of Age of Darkness, each of which, you will have an alloted time to play that round.
Games will be played on a 6’x4’ or 4’x4′ board and you will be matched against a random player to play against (in the unlikely event of a repeat match up please let the organiser know as quickly as possible so that we can sort out a replacement player for you where possible).
Games 1&2 will be singles games using a 1000pt Scout army list. Game 3 will be singles games using a 1500pt Centurion army list selection. Game 4 will be a mixed doubles game using a 1500pt list per player. Game 5 will be singles games using a 1500pt standard FOC list selection. Game 6 will be singles using a 3000pt standard FOC list selection. (Standard FOC includes the optional FOCs included in the main rulebook)
As part of the weekend’s games you will be presented with a custom character progression system – which will be in play across all five games of the weekend (and is a continuation from previous Cataclysm of Iron events). This gives you the opportunity to take a non-unique/un-named model with the ‘Independent Character’ special rule and create evocative stories through both their successes and their failures.
This is a FUN narrative gaming weekend, where you are encouraged to leave tournament lists at home and instead focus on the game as telling a story rather than checking off another victory. The games will be objective based and have an impact on who is crowned champion – however you’re investment in the wider hobby has much more of an influence on whether you are declared champion than simply winning games.
SATURDAY 26th October 2019
9:00am Doors open. Registration begins, coffee & doughnuts.
10:00am Welcome and Event Briefing
10:30am–11:00am Game 1(Scout)
11:00am-12.30pm Game 2 (Scout)
14:00pm–16:30pm Game 3 (Centurion)
17:00pm–19:30pm Game 4 (Doubles)
19:30pm- 22:00pm Heresy Quiz/breakout games
22:00pm Venue closes (pub?)
SUNDAY 27th October 2019
10:00am Event opens.
10:30am–13:00pm Game 5
13:00pm–14:00pm Lunch and painting competitions: Character, Unit and Warmachine. Shortlisted armies displayed for voting.
14:00pm–17:00pm Game 6
17:30pm Award Ceremony and Event closes
18:00pm Venue closes
CHAMPION OF GRAIA / TYRANT OF KALIBRAX
This event is part of a much wider campaign which will ultimately pit Imperium, Traitor and Xenos forces against each other in the cauldron of war, however for this battle there must be warriors who stand on the shoulders of giants.
We will be using a scoring system which will reward the brave and the bold with points in order to hopefully be crowned Champion of Graia and Tyrant of Kalibrax.
After each game, each player will grade their opponent based on a set of criteria. This figure will then be multiplied by the number of victory points scored by the player. The criteria will cover sportsmanship, army composition, quality of painting etc. So it is important to note that even though we are asking for fully painted armies, which are based, it is worth putting in extra effort to gain more points at the event.