Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Trophies are started!

Broadside Bash 40k - 1850 vs 2000 points

Starting this year, we dropped the points level of 40k down to 1850, due not only to the ITC tournament setup, but also based on feedback from our players that with the current complexity of 40k, its getting harder and harder to finish the larger games.  We are getting a lot of feedback from people are wanting to drop down to 1500 points in order to be able to reliably complete games in 2-2.5 hours.

We previously had wanted people to be able to play with more toys, which is just not as reasonable in a 5 game 2 day event with tight timeframes.  This also has the effect of making it easier to enforce our fully painted rule, by going with the slightly lower, more common points level.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

10th Annual Broadside Bash, April 29-30, 2017 @ KingdomCon 2017

10th Annual Broadside Bash, April 29-30, 2017 @ KingdomCon 2017

Come join us for the 10th annual Broadside Bash.  Held on April 29-30 at the Crowne Plaza San Diego in Mission Valley, as part if the Kingdom-Con 2017.

Enjoy all the fun and festivities of Kingdom-Con as well as the Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar that you love to play!

The Broadside Bash annual event will be held in conjunction with Kingdom-Con at the San Diego Crowne Plaza in Hotel Circle, San Diego, CA. For more information about Kingdom-Con please visit their website http://www.kingdom-con.com/.

The Broadside Bash is a 2-day GW-style GT hobby tournament, held annually, at Kingdom Con in San Diego. The 'Bash features the Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40k game systems. The Broadside Bash is a ITC sanctioned Major event but also a hobby-oriented gaming event, where your generalship and winning games is just a part of your overall score.  Equally important are the soft scores of painting and sportsmanship.

The Broadside Bash 40k event is a 2-day 5 game ITC Major event following the normal rules for the ITC 2017 tournament season.  In addition to the normal rules and scenarios, all armies must be painted to a minimum of 3 colors.  Any models not painted may be asked to be removed from the tables.

See you in San Diego!

Friday, May 6, 2016

The complexity of rules interaction and interpretation.

We had one issue come up, after the event, with some list controversy for one of our award placing players.  There has been some talk on both DakkaDakka and Frontline Gaming about the situation.  The player in question brought this to our attention as soon as it was discovered and we have reviewed the situation in depth.

The issue at point is NOT an illegal list.  The list used is perfectly valid, according to the BSB and ITC rules.  However a mistaken rules interpretation was made in-game, with regards to how the rules for a particular combination of wargear and gifts interact with each other.  The particularities of the interaction of the rules are such that there is even some disagreement as to whether the particular combination is actually against the rules or not.

In any case, we have discussed it amongst ourselves; listened to the commentary by outside parties; and discussed both with the player in question and some of his opponents.  During the tournament, no one even noticed this as an issue and the consensus is that it had limited (if any) effect in the actual outcome of and of the games.

While we hold our players to the highest reasonable standards, and expect that they all play their games and conduct themselves with the utmost integrity, we know that everyone is human and that mistakes can happen.  As it appears that there was no intention to incorrectly play the combo and there are no aggrieved parties as a result of it, we are leaving our award placement as it stands.

We would encourage ALL of our Broadside Bash players to pay careful attention to your rules and strive to insure that you are following both the letter and the spirit of the rules in all cases.  But also to remember that this is a HOBBY and we are all in this to have FUN.

If you do have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to contact me directly to discuss.  You can find our contact information on the Staff page.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Painted Armies ONLY

We want to make sure that the Broadside Bash keeps its spot as the premier hobby oriented tournament in Southern California...maybe the whole USA.  To that end we want to insure that we have a representation of the best players and hobbyists participating in our events, with the best looking armies that they have.

At this year's Broadside Bash, we are increasing the minimum painting requirements.  We expect to see only painted armies on the tables.  If you have unpainted models we will ask that they be removed from the tables.

As it is, nearly everyone with a painted army can expect to score close to 24 points on our painting checklist.

Armies do not have to be painted to Golden Demon quality, far from it, but we do expect to see armies that conform to the 3 color + basing standard.

"If you have to ask....then it ain't painted"