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40k Enemy Passed the Gates

Saturday, 2 September 2017

The Outpost
Unit 2, Kingfisher Works
Neepsend Lane
S3 8AU


The format of the event is a 1250 point Swiss-tournament fought over four rounds with special restrictions.

£14 per ticket, available here.


  • 09:00 - 09:45 Registration and pairings
  • 10:00 - 11:45 Game 1
  • 12:00 – 1:45 Game 2
  • 1:45 - 2:30 Lunch and best painted army voting
  • 2:30 - 4:15 Game 3
  • 4:30 - 18:15 Game 4
  • 18:30 - Awards and end


This event uses the following restrictions:

  • 1250 points
  • No units with 'Vehicle' keyword EXCEPT two legged walkers (dreadnoughts, killa kans etc) and dedicated transport
  • No unit may have a toughness 8 or above
  • No LoW units.

Every army must use the new 8th edition rules for all aspects of the army, this includes points values and force organisation except those laid out aboce.

Lists should be typed in a logical format with full names, point costs and breakdown of points where relevant. Before each round your opponent may check your list so please ensure you have ALL relevant literature. Failure to do so may result in a disqualification.

A copy of the list must also be given to the TO.


Scenarios and Deployment Maps will be disclosed on the day.  This event will make use of two scenarios from the Malestrom of War and two from the Eternal War sections of the 40k 8th edition rulebook.


The Prize support increases as the number of participants increase. The minimum prize support, with a requirement of 4 participants is:

  • 1st place - £10 voucher
  • 2nd place - £5 voucher
  • 3rd place - £5 voucher

Assuming a 16 participant event, the prize breakdown would be:

  • 1st Place - £40 voucher
  • 2nd Place - £20 voucher
  • 3rd Place - £10 voucher
  • Bloodiest general - £5 voucher
  • Best painted army - £5 voucher


Participants are expected to turn up on time. They should ensure they start their rounds in a timely fashion and avoid time delaying during rounds.

Participants must bring the following:

  • A copy of the 8th edition rulebook
  • A copy of their appropriate codex & other relevant literature.
  • Two full print out of your list – one to be given to the TO.
  • Dice, tape measure and a pen.
  • In the event that you are using Forgeworld models you MUST have the appropriate book(s) and updates.

In the event you fail to bring any of these items and are found to need them in a rules query you will be ruled against.


Games will be scored in the following manner.

  • Win = 10 points
  • Draw = 5 points
  • Loss = 1 point

In the event of a point tie on the leader board, the number of victory points earned will be to determine the winner (so make a note of them on your sheet). If still tied after this then blood points will be used.


A unit is worth a number of Blood Points equal to its cost in points. You score these points for enemy units/vehicles destroyed, fled off the board or fleeing at the end of the game. Keep a note of Blood Points earned at the end of each game as these will help with rankings. Half Blood Points are scored at the end of the game for the following:

  • Units below 50% starting number of wounds.
  • Monstrous Creatures and vehicles below 50% starting wounds.

A note on being under pointed: All armies should be worth exactly the points available for this event, if your army is less than the available points then your opponent automatically gets those points at the end of the game. E.g., if your army is worth 1995/2000 you opponent automatically gets the additional 5 points that you haven't spent, this is the ensure lists are not intentionally under pointed.

Blood points will also be used to determine the Bloodiest General.


If the event prize pool warrants a Best Painted prize, during the lunch any players wishing to enter the painting competition will be asked to display their army. Outpost staff and other players will vote on armies and decide the best painted. To enter, your army must be fully painted.


If the event prize pool warrants a Best Painted prize, the player with the highest Blood Points value will be crowned the Bloodiest General.