So I will be going to FrostyCon unless some random act of God happens. That's the plan anyway.
It's a comp event so that is interesting and also it's only 1500 points which is a really odd points level for me, so I am not really sure what I will play just yet honestly.
Here are the details,
What:*Torrent of Fire Ranking System- TOF will be used to update your national player ranking.
*32 player 1 day rouge trader tournament with a second day optional team tournament
*4 rounds plus 1 final round to determine undefeated winner (If needed)
*2nd day optional 2 person team tournament.(1000 pts stand alone list without allies) 3 rounds with battle points. (only $5 per player)
*1500 points-All current codex’s will be allowed. No expansion, data slates, or apocolypse units will be allowed.
*The rules for Stronghold assault will be allowed except for the following:
*Anything with a void shield or D weapon will not be allowed (NO Fortress of redemption’s)
*Fortifications are 0-1 for all players
*Players must have their own set of rules for all to read
*Competitive Restrictions-All Re-rolls of Failed saves will be limited to a 4+.
*Prices-$16 for Pre-registration. $21 day of tournament.
2nd day optional team tournament $5 per player. (Singles welcomed-will randomly pair up)
*Awards-Over $500 in prizes for: Best General, Second to one, Best Overall(includes paint scores 50% paint 50% battle score), Best Painted and Runner up, 3rd place, 4th place, Last Place, and other random prizes. (Pending on amount of players in the event)
*Top 8 will be invited to the 2014 Indiana 40k championship Grand Tournament in November of 2014.
*Best General will be immortalized as the first FrostyCon champion on the Trophy below and receive free entry into the 40k championship tournament to crown the 2014 Champion and best player in Indiana.
*Top 2 teams in the team tournament will split the pot for winnings.
*FAQ-We will use the current Nova FAQ.
*Missions-Missions will be posted via facebook, theback40k blog, and on the Gamerz website by January 15th, 2014
YEah COMP event... crazy but is it the future?
I don't per say agree with the way they are comping the event. I get the intention because Screamer star and Jet eldar bike star whatever it's called is annoying to play against.. It also means all my zinchy demons take a hit because it makes my FMC's easier to kill as well since they can't reroll a 3+ now it's a 4+ and the same when my horrors get the book of better saving..Does that make them unplayable? Prob not but FMC list is rough at 1500 points and not the list I am comfortable with,. but It doesn't really hurt Tau at all. It makes shooty Tau even better IMO.
I am not sure what I will play just yet though but I am looking forward to going and kicking off 2014 by rolling some dice more often. I am rusty and didn't get play near as much in 2013 as I hoped due to my real life shenanigans. So perhaps expect some list building thoughts on here leading up to the event. .
For registration information check out the official announcements page