Episode 43: The Boise Cup GT
In this this episode, we talk about the Boise Cup, the first New 40k GT in the ITC. We talk about how it was created, organized, and run by the TOs so you get an idea of what it takes to hold an event in your area. We also discuss how New 40K plays in a matched play environment and discuss the top 3 lists at the event.
The Boise Cup was held at ABU games in Boise Idaho on June 24th to the 25th. It was a 5 game event that had 38 players.
All factions were represented except for Grey Knights and Sisters of Battle. Blood Angels and Space Marines had the most with 5 players.
Each round was 2 ½ hours, with almost all reaching a natural conclusion.
The overall plan and vision for the event.
ABU games as an event space and the hurdles involved.
Other logistical considerations:
- Payment and registration for the event.
- Tables and terrain
- Prize support
- Achievements and missions
Moving to New 40K
It was an easy decision, but there were concessions.
- Relaxing the paint requirement
- Staying at 1850 rather than go to 2000
- Missions for the event
Running the event
What do TOs do during an event?
How has the new 40k made a difference in running the event? Better, worse, in what way?
Any problems during the event for TOs to be aware of?
Discussion about missions
The Eternal War missions from the book and how they play in a competitive event.
End of game versus progressive scoring.
Top 3 players and their army lists.
Are there any takeaways about what is strong in new 40k?
Plans for next year