Episode 68: The Boise Cup 2018
In this episode we talk about the Boise Cup, our largest annual 40K event in our area. Last year, the Boise Cup was held one week after the launch of the new edition of 40K, so it’s a perfect time to reflect on how the game has changed and evolved over the course of the year, especially when attending events. We also talk about what makes a 40K event successful and some of the lessons learned for next year.
The Boise Cup was held at ABU Games on June 23rd/24th. It was 5 round event with 58 players making it a major!
Grew from 38 players the year before, original plan was to host 50, but extended it to 60 due to demand.
Slow grow of the event; why is this important?
Prizes for Best General, Sports, Painted, and Overall, best in faction, plus Achievements; prized were custom trophies.
Merchandise was raffled off, no money prizes.
Sponsor: Digital Game Technologies
Goal was themed terrain that is also functional. Two line-of-sight blockers toward the middle with ruins/cover. Terrain cards were created for each table.
2 ½ hours plus 20 minutes for setup.
A wall displayed timer was used so everyone know the round time left.
Chess Clocks were used for the top tables.
Players and Armies
Many of our local players who are regular attendees at league night came.
We had more people visit from out of town
Great mixture of armies, every faction was represented.
What was our experience?
Seth and Mark as players, Aaron and Matt as TOs.
Who won? Top 5 armies.
Brandon Grant overall winner with IG.
Where is the game at one year later?
Its a much more deep game than with index armies.
Game is moving quicker when people are familiar with their armies.
Events are FUN! Much more army diversity than before.
New codexes mean constantly shifting and newer units seen; Knights made an impact, for example.
ITC missions are fun, secondaries need some work.
Still need LOS blockers on every table. More “functional” terrain and taller terrain is needed.
Lessons learned and plans for next year
What are the TO takeaways?
How will the Boise cup grow next year?
Room for a friendly event? Getting everyone to participate in the area is a goal.
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