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Warhammer 40K Megabattle V 2012 Results

The results for the Battleground Games & Hobbies Annual Warhammer 40K Megabattle are in. The event was a successful one and it seems everyone had a very enjoyable time. This year saw 30 players (16 for Order and 14 for Disorder), and the results were very close. Here are the standings at the end of the day, along with a list of winners for some unusual awards.

 

MOON SATELLITE TABLE:

Order: 4 .. Disorder: 1

CITY MAIN TABLE:

Order: 4 .. Disorder: 5

 

 

Total Score:

Order: 8 .. Disorder: 6

 

 

Award Certificates

FIRST BLOOD

Steve Riley

has been awarded this certificate in memory of the first casualty of the Megabattle. There were many thousands of deaths to follow, but this one was the first. Let us honor him.

 

BOOM! HEADSHOT

Steve Riley

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of having killed the greatest number of independant characters. This player is very skilled at identifying battlefield threats and cleansing the universe of their existence.

 

MASTER OF OBJECTIVES

Rich Bourque

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of this player’s ability to take and hold objectives better than any other player in the battle. The strategic, tactical mind of this scheming general should be marked and remembered by all opponents.

 

EPIC LAST STAND

Sean MacDonald

has been awarded this certificate in honor of the most memorable last stand witnessed at this year’s Megabattle. The unflinching nature of this player, even when facing down certain destruction is to be commended! In this particular case, the award was given for a lone Space Marine apothecary holding off 10 Ymgarl Genestealers for almost three full turns.

 

BRING IT DOWN!

Rob DeVarennes

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of the most exciting close-combat takedown of a super-heavy / gargantuan creature. At great risk and noble sacrifice, this player got it done – up close and personal. In short, he punched a Titan and it exploded in apocalyptic fashion.

 

THE BIRD

Mike Do

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of commandeering the the most steadfast and disciplined army on the battlefield. This player made more successful Leadership tests throughout the day than any other player.

 

MOST VALUABLE ASSET (ORDER)

Alex Moon and Doug Wilkins

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of their perfect implementation of a strategic asset. It is agreed that this player’s asset impacted the outcome of the battle in favor of their team more than any other. The asset used was Ambush and it was applied by both Alex Moon and Doug Wilkins.

 

MOST VALUABLE ASSET (DISORDER)

Ron McKim

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of their perfect implementation of a strategic asset. It is agreed that this player’s asset impacted the outcome of the battle in favor of their team more than any other. The asset used was Vital Objective.

 

WHY WON’T YOU DIE?

Josh Tufts

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of commandeering one of the battle’s most endurable models/armies. This heroic warrior made the highest number of Invulnurable, Feel No Pain, We’ll Be Back or similar types of saves.

 

ACES HIGH

Steve Riley

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of having acquired the most air-to-air kills. Other flyers tremble at the sight of this general’s wing insignia as it usually heralds the coming of doom in the form of a long and fiery decent from the sky.

 

SURVIVOR OF THE APOCALYPSE

Chris Brett

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of having the greatest amount of points remaining on the table at the conclusion of the battle. Through skill, cunning or unmatched resliance this army has lived to fight another day.

 

UNMITIGATED LOSING STREAK

Paul Gaughran

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of having been on the losing side of the Megabattle for the fifth straight year in a row. Clearly, this player has an uncanny knack for choosing the side that is least likely achieve victory.

 

TALK TO ME GOOSE

Steve Daigneault

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of having lost the greatest number of victory points in flying units. We will promise to keep their dog-tags in memory of their great sacrifice. At least, until we win over Kelly McGillis.

 

OVERKILL

Steve Riley

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of the need to remind them that sometimes too much IS too much. The sea of relentless destruction caused by this player was so severe that we probably need to rethink how we handle all future Megabattles.

 

SUPER-HEAVIES? WE DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ SUPER-HEAVIES!

Nathan Beit-Aharon

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of brazen defiance against the oversized forces of his enemy. By remaining relevant on the battlefield even though the odds were stacked against him, this player earns a place among the mighty.

 

MUTINY

Seth Partain

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of their ability to intentionally or unintentionally cause damage to members of their own team. This player’s single-minded focus on the destruction of the enemy has ultimately resulted in a serious liability.

 

ULTIMATE RULES LAWYER

Mike Do

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of their uncanny knowlege of the Warhammer rules. So potent is this player’s game wisdom that they are often able to bend reality as we know it to justify their supreme will.

 

BEST GENERAL OF ORDER

Alan Phillips

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of having been voted the best general of the Forces of Order. This leader put forth great effort to assist and lead his fellow comrades against the fearsome hordes of Disorder.

 

BEST GENERAL OF DISORDER

Steve Riley

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of having been voted the best general of the Forces of Chaos. This leader put forth great effort to assist and lead his fellow comrades against the relentless armies of Order.

 

MOST AWESOME ACT OF AWESOME

Rob DeVarennes

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of what is widely regarded as the single most awesome moment of the Megabattle. In future years they will think back on this event and talk about this most awesome act of awesome. Specifically, this award is given for a punch to a titan that resulted in an apocalyptic explosion that killed a slew of allied troops and caused three buildings to be obliterated and removed from the table.

 

STEVE D. AWARD

Chase Laquidara

has been awarded this certificate in recognition of their absolute Steve D-ishness. The pure, unique, intense awesomeness that is Steve D was embodied fully by this player for the duration of the Megabattle. The criteria for this mysterious award is a closely guarded secret of Battleground Games & Hobbies. We assure you that a perfectly calculated, quantifiable mathematical formula is used to determine the winner of this special commendation.

 

Thank you everyone for your participation! Also, a special thanks to Paul Wyatt for his efforts in establishing the scoring rules for the event and for creating some interesting interactivity between the moon table and the city table.

 

See you all next year!

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Warhammer 40K Apocalypse Megabattle V

As we gear up for our next annual Megabattle, Battleground’s fifth, I put together this video featuring footage from last year’s event. We are taking sign-ups now. The entrance fee is $50, which includes entrance to the all-day event, lunch, a t-shirt, and license to inflict more carnage than any one player should be legally allowed to do. The aim for each player is 4000 points of fully painted Warhammer 40K models. When you enter, you’ll be told which “side” you’ll be fighting for: Order or Disorder (you can probably guess which armies belong on which side).

 

The event takes place on August 18th, 2012. The venue and specifics will be announced shortly.

 

ENLIST NOW!

 

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