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-The 2019 Renegade Warhammer 40,000 Narrative Event: The Battle for Antrim IV
+++ Start Time: 10:00am (Registration starts at 9am)
Location: Conference Room G (Lower Level)
Cost: $30 per player
Max Players: 16 +++
The second-annual Battle for Antrim IV will be two separate all-day events, played on Friday and Saturday. The game will consist of three boards: Two starships, and a blasted cityscape. All three tables will utilize interactive objectives (teleportariums that actually allow units to be moved from one table to another, for instance), as well as Sealed Orders—thematic, custom-designed strategic objectives personalized for each player and only opened just before the game begins. This event will be a bit larger than last year’s inaugural version, with two ships dueling it out in orbit while their ground forces slug it out on the third table. The game will last most of the day, starting at 9 AM, with a scheduled break for meals as appropriate.
Narrative rules will be utilized except in certain exceptional cases (summoning and the like), so models usually only utilized in Open Play (custom Land Raiders or Looted Vehicles from Chapter Approved, for instance) are authorized. There will be sixteen players per event, divided into teams of eight.
What to expect: Zone Mortalis tiles and other stage dressings presenting a beautiful shipboard battle, with new and vintage Games Workshop and Forge World terrain creating an immersive gaming space planetside. Objectives that actually make a difference to the player holding them, and can impact the course of the game. A gaming experience with friends and strangers that lasts most of a day that you’ll look back on with great memories, and a chance to break out and dust off some rarely-used miniatures, whether it’s that Warhound Titan or Knight Household you haven’t managed to fit into a regular game of 40K lately, or a that custom conversion you’ve always wanted to see take the field.
What you’ll need: Your Renegade badge, the event fee, and your painted 40K army. This time, Antrim IV is getting bigger. Not only are we adding a second starship to the mix, we’re scaling up the cityfight. Armies in orbit will be 2000 points, with the constraint that the models must be able to all fit in the Zone Mortalis (standard dreadnought bases being the maximum base size to fit through the wider corridors, while 40mm Terminator bases being the largest to fit through the narrower chokepoints), while the cityfight board will be rising to 4500 points. A huge epic battle will be fought, with the ships being able to fire down onto the tabletop or at each other, macrocannon emplacements that can fire back in response, and a fully-painted environment where your armies will be slugging it out. You’ll be telling stories about this experience for years to come.
Fortifications will be provided for the cityfight defenders as available, and there’s a rules set with tailored stratagems for each battlespace. Team assignments will be made well in advance of the event, so you’ll be able to coordinate with your teammates in advance, but you’ll be receiving your Sealed Orders on the day of the event, so expect even your allies to give you a few surprises. The rules set is tested and constantly being improved upon and streamlined, but will leverage Games Workshop’s strong narrative efforts published in supplements like Urban Conquest and Chapter Approved.
We do perform a vetting of lists to ensure a fair and enjoyable narrative experience for all concerned, but we do so lightly. The aim of this event is to play a game of 40K where you use and see models you might never otherwise see on the table because of the environments you’re fighting in and the size of the battle, to provide a gaming experience you’ll tell your friends about and look back on and smile.
And, yes. There will be prizes.
If you intend to participate in the competitive tournament, we suggest registering for the Friday iteration of the Narrative Event. If you’re not playing in the tournament, we suggest registering for Saturday’s version.
– Josh Gharst, 40k Narrative TO
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