It’s finally here! The road to AdeptiCon has begun, and planning for the Warhammer Fantasy events is in full swing. The release of Warhammer 8th Edition has certainly been shaking things up across the globe, and in the Chicagoland area, the new edition has revitalized the Warhammer Fantasy Battles scene. Not only are we seeing plenty of new interest, but we are also witnessing the return of many veteran gamers, eager to field their legions on the plains of battle once more! We are all learning the new rules, discovering lethal combinations, theorizing new strategies, and ultimately just having fun with our toy soldiers. This is arguably the most exciting time to be a Warhammer Fantasy Battles player in ages, and AdeptiCon 2011 will give you the opportunity to get in on the action in a massive way!
As one of the premier Warhammer Fantasy Battles events, AdeptiCon will host four different events that will enable you to play more than ten games of Warhammer over the three days! Our goal is to offer the best tournament experience possible while appealing to gamers from all realms. Friday will feature the return of our Gladiator style event – think big battles, great opponents, and all the challenge you can handle in three games. Additionally, Friday will also host a smaller event for casual players and veterans alike. This event will be similar to the Warbands events from AdeptiCon 2010 and will allow players to play a number of smaller games in a shorter period of time.
Saturday will see the return of the venerable Warhammer Fantasy Championships, with one very crucial change. Over the years, this event has grown significantly in terms of attendance, and determining a winner at the end of the day has become much more difficult task considering you are all such fantastic players, painters, and sportsmen! To accommodate the growing player base, it is our goal to add a fifth game to the Warhammer Fantasy Championships. Combining a manageable points value with the speed of Warhammer 8th Edition games, a fifth game becomes entirely possible and will allow us to come that much closer to crowning the best of the best.
Of all the Warhammer Fantasy Battles events, Sunday’s Warhammer Fantasy Team Tournament will see the biggest number of changes. With the rules for allies now in the main rulebook, and clarifications on how to properly conduct a multi-player game, this event is only guaranteed to get better! On that note, I’d like to take a minute to talk about this event and our goals for the Warhammer Fantasy Team Tournament going forward. We originally envisioned this event as a chance for us to unwind, have fun with the game, and allow us to step back from the competitive nature of the other tournaments. Over the last two years, the competitive elements of the event have begun to overshadow our original intentions. To that end, this year’s event will see a few changes that will bring it back in line with its roots.
So there you have it, a sneak peak at our goals and hopes for the Warhammer Fantasy Battles events at AdeptiCon 2011. Expect more updates and details soon! Also keep an eye out for event rules sometime next month. Welcome to Warhammer 8th Edition: it’s a whole new game, and it’s getting better all the time!
- Alex Gonzalez, WFB Coordinator