SCGG 40k Sponsor Spotlight - Blue Table Painting

Hello Gladiators!



We at SCGG are very happy to announce a recent addition to our 40k sponsor roster! Today we are going to do a spotlight on Blue Table Painting.


Who They Are


Blue Table Painting is a studio that has been in the business of bringing your hobby to life for many years. From small-scale skirmish games to large, epic army projects, there are few types of jobs that BTP has not done in their time in business. Far from being a studio alone, they also do events, have a webstore, and have a battle report channel on youtube.

Take a minute and check out some of their websites:

store here: http://www.bluetablestore.com
painting studio here: http://bluetablepainting.com/about




Additionally, you can follow BTP on social media for updates on their current projects.

Blue Table Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/BlueTablePaintingUSA?ref=hl

Blue Table Twitter
https://twitter.com/bluetable

What They Are Doing for Wargamers




Blue Table has several epic 40k-themed terrain features and tables, and they are bringing a couple of these up to contribute to the game. Terrain is often described as the third player in a game, and can have a deciding impact on how a game goes. We are happy to have Blue Table added to the list of great local studios that are contributing to SCGG's terrain and helping us deliver the best 40k gaming experience that Utah has to offer.

Additionally, Blue Table has also graciously offered to support the event with various 40k themed prizes! More specific details are to follow, so keep your eyes peeled!

Are you excited yet? We are! Thanks to Blue Table Painting and all of our other great sponsors, this years SCGG is shaping up to be the best one yet! Stay tuned here for more updates. The games are less than a month away, so get your tickets ordered so you don't miss out!

Cheers!


Captain Morgan



40k Narrative Sponsor Spotlight: Wildchevy Designs

Greetings Gladiators!


The time for the SCGG narrative finale is fast approaching, and we are gearing up for some epic action in the closing stages of The Fall of Stulte Mors. Continuing our sponsor spotlight series, we are getting down to the wire as spots are filling up for the Narrative Finale Battlezones. Be sure to grab your tickets today so you don't miss out on the fun!

Remember: winners of the Champion Prizes will get a free high-level paint job from a talented commission painter for their unique HQ choice! In addition, once the model is painted, the player will get a custom datasheet made to mimic the style of the codex datasheets for their character, complete with fluff, relics, and special rules! These characters will be useable for every narrative game and events hosted by Salt City Gladiator Games in the future.


Featured Studio: Wildchevy Designs





Wildchevy Designs is headed up by SCGG's very own Event Extraordinaire: Allen Emlet. Al has been painting and part of the hobby since 4th Edition 40k, and is a regular contributor to several painting competitions winning a Gold for an infinity TAG model at the 2016 LVO. On top of his skill at painting, Allen is a determined supporter of the hobby community, and has spent countless hours of work helping to create the best SCGG experience possible. Allen will be painting the Champion of Order's prize, and you can be sure to get a great looking miniature for the bargain. Check out his Facebook page and give it a like! In the meantime, here are some photos of his work:







I'm super excited to see what comes from this. Remember to buy your tickets and get your armies ready for what is promising to be the best SCGG that we've had yet!

Cheers!



Captain Morgan

SCGG Sponsor Spotlight - Battlehaven

Hello Gladiators!



We at SCGG are very happy to announce a recent addition to our sponsor roster! Today we are going to do a spotlight on BattleHaven, a premier wargaming retreat experience.


Who They Are




BattleHaven is run by long-time retreat veterans who have been refining the art of wargaming retreats for seven years now. BattleHaven is the culmination of their efforts to create a wargaming experience that is worth the time, travel, and investment for those who attend. At BattleHaven, it's all about the player experience, as very specific attention to detail has been paid from everything to the locale to the awesome, thematic catered meals - the Tau-themed sushi/seafood meal is my favorite - you can bet that it will be a wargaming experience you won't soon forget.

Check out their website at: www.battlehaven.us

AND

Give their Facebook page a like: www.facebook.com/battlehaven

What They Are Doing for Wargamers


We are very excited to have the folks at BattleHaven at SCGG. Aside from their participation and support of the event, they are also contributing some excellent terrain for our 40k and Infinity events, as well as additional sponsorship for Infinity. Also we are very excited to announce that BattleHaven will be hosting an airbrush painting seminar - the first hobby seminar done at SCGG!


Feel the misty awesomeness...

Are you excited yet? We are! Thanks to BattleHaven and all of our other great sponsors, this years SCGG is shaping up to be the best one yet! Stay tuned here for more updates. The games are less than a month away, so get your tickets ordered so you don't miss out!

Cheers!


Captain Morgan

SCGG is pleased to announce the Summer Utah Cup 2016






We are pleased to announce that the Utah Cup will be hosted by Gladiator Games On Saturday, July 16th. This will be the first major tournament for Warmachine/Hordes since the changeover to Mark III!

The Event will use standard 75pt Masters 2016 rules. We will have new hazards in play along with old terrain favorites.

Looking forward to you and your groups coming out to compete for the cup and glory! Not to mention your chance at prizes! Come and participate or come for the other events we will have all weekend long!

Gladiator Games will run from July 14-17th !

Remember that July 14th will be a free to play day and a player swap meet!

https://squareup.com/store/salt-city-gladiators


SCGG Narrative 40k Prize Spotlight: Chitin and Ceramite Studios

Greetings Gladiators!


The time for the SCGG narrative finale is fast approaching, and we are gearing up for some epic action in the closing stages of The Fall of Stulte Mors. We at SCGG have been working hard to bring you guys the good when it comes to thematic and interesting prize support, and I am happy to announce a teaser for just one of the cool prizes available to a lucky participant in the Salt City Gladiator Games Narrative Finale.

Forging a Narrative



Players who have participated in the monthly events are already somewhat familiar with this, but throughout the campaign players have been able to participate in character progression. The Finale is no different - as players will be able to bring a character to the SCGG Narrative Finale who will have opportunities to upgrade their base stats and create custom characters. Players who have already created a character will be bringing their character along as well with further opportunities to progress their characters. This campaign is about YOU and YOUR participation in the story, and it's only fitting that the prizes should reflect that.

Featured Prize: Champion Datasheets



Two lucky players - The Champion of Order or the Defiler of Disorder - will have the opportunity to have a custom warlord brought to life thanks to some awesome local paint studios who are supporting the event. This is called a "Champion Prize" and only TWO players (one per faction) will be able to take home one of them.

Winners of the Champion Prizes will get a free high-level paint job from a talented commission painter for their unique HQ choice! In addition, once the model is painted, the player will get a custom datasheet made to mimic the style of the codex datasheets for their character, complete with fluff, relics, and special rules! These characters will be useable for every narrative game and event hosted by Salt City Gladiator Games in the future.

Featured Studio: Chitin and Ceramite Studios

A newer studio based in Davis County, Micah Merkley is the man in charge of this studio. Specializing in dynamic conversions and high-quality detail on the miniatures, C&C Studios is a great studio that delivers incredible quality paintjobs on your miniatures. We are very happy to have them as a sponsor. Here are some examples of Micah's work:

Yes, that banner is freehand

This is my strong hand...


Check out his Facebook Page for cool hobby updates!

Stay tuned for additional updates and sponsor spotlights!


Captain Morgan


SCGG 40k FAQ

Hello Gladiators!


A Crazy Year for 40k

40k has been as hectic as ever as we have been preparing for the SCGG 40k championships. Over the course of the last 6 months, we at SCGG have done our best to stay on top of the current changes and updates in 40k. At the start of the year, players were asked if they wanted to keep the ITC FAQ, and the majority did. Players also wanted a 6 round series, so with that in mind we kept the ITC missions as well. As things in 40k kept changing, there was a strong push by several players to create or rebalance the ITC FAQ with spot-changes based on local preferences. The Space Marine psychic powers threw the community for a loop, and Death From the Skies came out with some big game-changers that need to be addressed as well. Then, the big bomb dropped...

Do you even exterminatus, bro?
The new moves from GW (which is a wonderful step in the right direction) to create new FAQ's for 7th edition shook up the playing field much more than could have been anticipated.  This opened a floodgate of questions regarding the SCGG and the FAQ's. Initially, we hoped that final draft FAQ's would be released in time for the games, but it looks like GW is taking their time (and rightly so) to get it right. Players were polled as to whether or not to implement the draft changes, or to stick to straight ITC in the meantime while it all gets sorted out. The result was a variety of desires to either cherry-pick rules, create new rules, use the draft as-is, or stay to straight ITC. 

Add this and remove this and use this and this and this but don't use this...

Get to the Point, Cap...

The SCGG 40k FAQ went through several different iterations - one that went on for over 5 pages - as we tried to keep up with everything and player requests. While the final result ended up clipping a large portion of that down, this was done out of a desire to cater to the desires of the most players. The result is deceptively short, as a great deal of work went into making it happen that ultimately didn't end up being used. If you don't feel you were given opportunity to have a voice, then you're wrong, and if it didn't go the way you wanted it to, that's because a larger number of players wanted it a different way. A big thank you to every player who contributed feedback. 

After extensive research and feedback from players and members of the local community, with priority given to people attending the games, we have decided to stick almost completely with the ITC FAQ. 

A large majority of players indicated that they would prefer to stick with the ITC format until the GW FAQ's come out with their final drafts.  All changes to the ITC FAQ will be listed in this article, though there are not many. While it would be nice to say that things should "settle down" in 40k, that is much more optimistic than what we can practically expect at this point. Any updates to the ITC FAQ via their quarterly polls will be used upon official release. Players are encouraged to stay informed and engaged with the ITC polls to be aware of any potential changes. 

With that out of the way, here is the SCGG Addendum to the ITC FAQ:

Salt City Gladiator Games Additional Rules Addendum for Warhammer 40k

This FAQ is meant to supplement the existing GW Errata and FAQ’s and builds on the ITC Eratta/FAQ published by Frontline Gaming. Changes made are based on a combination of playtesting, player feedback from the local area, and observations from extensive event planning, running, and participation both locally and at large national events. The intent of this supplement is to help make the game experience more enjoyable for a greater number of players that will be participating in SCGG.

*Items in this addendum that conflict with the ITC FAQ take precedence for playing in the Salt City Gladiator Games*

Army List Guidelines for 2016

  • Horus Heresy/30k Army Lists ARE ALLOWED in the Salt City Gladiator games 40k Championships and Narrative Events.
    • 30k lists may use the Age of Darkness force organization and any officially released Rites of War.
    • They may also use the Combined Arms Detachment (CAD) from the 7th Edition rulebook.
    • Horus Heresy/30k armies may only ally with other 30k army lists.
    • Per the Forge World FAQ, Units/characters with Implacable Advance will count as “objective secured” for 40k game purposes.
  • The restriction on 7” blasts that ignore cover has been modified to 10” blasts, so any weapons/units (including LOW)/upgrades that have 7” blasts that ignore cover are now allowed, but 10” blasts are not.

Death From the Skies

  • For ease of play and out of consideration of the round time constraints, the dogfight phase will not be used for the SCGG. Future events may incorporate this phase, so players are encouraged to familiarize themselves with it. Benefits for air superiority, break tests, flight patterns etc. shall be used as normal.
  • For Forge World flyers, as they have no stats or identifying characteristics (such as fighter, bomber, attack flyer etc.), players will need to send in the flyer that they wish to use to the TO via email, after which the TO will then contact Forge World regarding a ruling, and the TO will then send the results to the player. All FW fliers that players wish to use must be cleared in this fashion prior to permissible use at the SCGG.

Space Marine Psychic Powers

  • We will not be using the ITC recommended changes for the Space Marine Psychic powers, but applicable restrictions (such as a 2+ re-rollable save becomes a 2+/4+ etc.) will still apply.

Cheers,


Captain Morgan

Guild Ball Schedule 2016


THE HISTORY OF GUILD BALL

Mob football is a game generally played between neighboring towns and villages on feast days (hence the popularity). Players on opposing teams clash to control a leather-wrapped inflated pig's bladder and attempt to kick it into the opponent’s goal. Over the years, rudimentary leagues and tournaments have sprung up; there have even been some national level games between some city states.

The powerful Guilds of the land have taken advantage of the huge popularity of the sport as another means to control the masses. They invested vast sums of money; creating professional Guild sponsored teams and structured leagues. The public went crazy as the game was elevated to new heights of spectacle. Guild Ball was born amidst a blaze of interest and publicity and with it, a whole new business and revenue stream for the Guilds. Games are now played out in front of vast crowds of fans, whilst behind the scenes the results can mean fortunes are won or lost on the kick of a ball.

Guild Ball!

Friday 
Demos in during the day when not in tournament
12-5 tournament, 45 minute chess clock, 3 rounds
Award: top winner

Saturday
Demos in during the day when not in tournament
10-4 tournament, 45 minute chess clock, 1 hour lunch break, 3 rounds
Awards: best painted, top winner


Information about Guild Ball can be found here


Are you excited for this up-and-coming game? Tickets can be purchased here, buy yours today!