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[Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« on: February 14, 2014, 09:11:56 PM »

WHEN: Saturday, March 29th 2014. Registration opens at 10:00 am with an 11:00 am start.
WHERE: Battleground Games and Hobbies, 1423 Bedford Street, Abington MA 02351 (781.261.9669)
ENTRY FEE: $10.

Format

- Steamroller 2014
- 2 lists optional
- Standard character restrictions
- 50 MINUTE DEATHCLOCK

Prize Support

1st place - Gold coin and store credit based on attendance.
2nd place - Silver coin and store credit based on attendance.
3rd place - Bronze coin and store credit based on attendance.

If the prize pool is large enough, there will be store credit awarded to Best Painted Army.

What is Deathclock?

Instead of using normal timed turns, chess clocks will be used. Each player has a total of 50 minutes to take all of their turns. If a player's clock hits zero, her or she loses. For more information, check out the Steamroller 2014 rules linked at the end of the post.

Why 42 points?

Yeah, its a little weird, I know. The BG Abington community as fallen in love with it for good reason though. Hordes isn't as handicapped as they often are at 35 points, players can bulk out their lists without adding substantial bloat, and games are much faster than at 50 points. Trust us. It's awesome.

Steamroller 2014 rules: http://files.privateerpress.com/op/sr2014/Steamroller2014Print.pdf


This is going to be awesome. Come join the mayhem!
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Re: [Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 08:29:17 PM »
Cool, kewl.  I have no idea how to play a steamroller, btw. 

Why 42 pts?  Isn't that a sorta odd number?

What do the coins get you?  Or are they just trophies?

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Re: [Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 08:37:03 PM »
Steamrollers are the PP equivalent of a Rogue Trader event, only it's assumed that you adhere to PPs Steamroller ruleset except for where the event post says otherwise.  Definitely read through them.  They're linked in the OP.

42 points is an odd number to run this event at.  Like the OP says, it's just something the Abington guys like to do.

The coins are just trophies.  People like collecting them.
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Re: [Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 08:51:39 PM »
Cool, kewl.  I have no idea how to play a steamroller, btw. 

Why 42 pts?  Isn't that a sorta odd number?

What do the coins get you?  Or are they just trophies?

There is a legend that back in Mk I days, a fun format was 666 for some popular event and this is a number that came close. Back then, the numbers were much higher for model costs in list building.

If you haven't already, you should join the Facebook group for the community:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/221527718008490/

There is much discussion right now about the upcoming SR. Just as a heads up, the community runs the gamut of experience from real green to hardened Mk I vets. You might find questions you have answered in the FB event posting or the Community group itself.

If you find yourself free and can make it, swing down to BG Abington on some Thursday before. You will be able to get some practice in an get an idea of the competition.

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Re: [Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2014, 09:07:56 PM »
OK, thanks.  I guess I'd call myself a displaced 40k player, but I've had a cryx army all the way since Mark 1. Haven't really tried competitive stuff yet, though.

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Re: [Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2014, 12:39:15 AM »
OK, thanks.  I guess I'd call myself a displaced 40k player, but I've had a cryx army all the way since Mark 1. Haven't really tried competitive stuff yet, though.

Don't worry, we just got better in MkII.
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Re: [Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2014, 03:32:06 AM »
I got the day off and ill get painting and Training. Ed needs to train me to not suck and die by the clock.

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Re: [Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2014, 12:11:54 PM »
Hmmm...will be quite a feet to get 42 points built and painted by 3/29 but I am going to give it a go.

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Re: [Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2014, 02:28:47 PM »
I am all over this. Usually I play on my own table so I haven't been into BG a lot to play warmahordes, (especially since league catchup is a pain) but my group will probably make a showing.

I'm assuming no painting requirements? I should have my Trolls painted by then since I'm trying to get them good to go for PAX, but you never know.

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Re: [Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2014, 03:44:43 PM »
No need to have it all painted, although it's cool if it is.

Psyched you're going to make it.  The turnout should be solid for this one.  We need 17 people to break the BG record.  I think this might get there.
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Re: [Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2014, 04:09:27 PM »
Very excited to see new faces! We've got a number of regulars trying out prospective lists on Thursdays between league games. Feel free to come down!
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Re: [Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2014, 08:27:16 AM »
Very excited to see new faces! We've got a number of regulars trying out prospective lists on Thursdays between league games. Feel free to come down!

Do you guys get together to play on the weekends...or even Friday evening. I live out in Attleboro so it is difficult to get to Abington on a week night but would love to come for some games on a weekend (though, I'm literally just getting started with WMH...like in the last week and a half).

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Re: [Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2014, 01:10:27 PM »
Nothing regular, but people organize weekend games fairly often. Post something in the facebook group and you'll probably find someone.
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Re: [Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2014, 05:25:21 PM »
Just now there is a post of someone looking to paint/ play in the community facebook group for  this weekend.

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Re: [Abington] 42 Point Steamroller with DEATHCLOCK - March 29th!
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2014, 09:44:46 AM »
I love 42 points.  I am going to try to make it to this one.