AoS Rules

Age of Sigmar General Rules 


You must conduct yourself in a manner that will not bring our hobby into disrepute.  You must bring all materials needed to play including the basic rulebook, your army book, dice, measuring device, templates, models, and any additional rules that you will be using.

You must bring all materials needed to play including the basic rules for Age of Sigmar, any additional books and/or PDF printouts for your army book, Your army FAQ/Errata, dice, measuring device, templates, models and any additional rules that you will be using.

Bring at least two copies of your army list, preferably typed. Hand written army lists are difficult to read and this increases the chance of scoring errors.

AoS Tournament Rules and Scenario Pack

Rules FAQ: Per current GW Errata/FAQ with the following exception:

  • no FAQ at this time.

Army Restrictions and Rules

Each army will be 2000 points with a 500 point side board.

Select an army worth a maximum value of 2,000 Points using the rules and restrictions provided in the Pitched Battle section from the General’s Handbook. You may also have a Sideboard of up to 500 Points. The sideboard is additional units at your disposal before each game to allow you to tailor your army to make for a better Fight.

The general rules for the Age of Sigmar tournament are straight forward. You must use the same army for each game, adjustable with the sideboard.  Furthermore, players should know that this tournament is for fun; and that poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated.

Painted armies are required at the Broadside Bash.  If you did not paint your entire army you'll still get full appearance scores towards your overall score but you will not be eligible to win the award for best appearance.

What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG).

If a model is armed with an item, it must be shown on the figure. Models for army list choices that are not available must be converted. If you are in any way in doubt about whether your conversion or scratch built piece might not be acceptable please contact us before the tournament. We don't want someone to show up with something they can't use! This tournament will have a painting score so painted models are highly recommended.

You may use non Games Workshop models in this tournament. But they must still be WSIWYG as best as possible.

Special Characters

Special characters may be used.

    Objective Markers:

    We have no objective marker scenarios scheduled for the 2017 Broadside Bash.


    Many tournament players will note the distinctive departure from the standard missions of the Rule Book.  This is intentional and serves two important purposes.  The first is variety; in the experience of gaming, armies in attendance, and in hopes that The Broadside Bash distinguishes itself positively in regards to other tournaments.  The second is to emphasize the competition on the table, not off of it.

    See rules and scenario pack above.

    Using a core set of traditional standard missions in tournaments and the proliferation of online gaming forums, as noted by Jervis Johnson, "can lead to players using a lot of very similar army lists and tactics, and for some armies to be used only rarely in favor of whichever army is currently considered to be the best."  Similarly concerned with the same issues addressed in Jervis' Standard Bearer editorial in White Dwarf 368, The BSB hopes to accomplish in like manner his achievements in tournament design.  The variety of scenarios will hopefully focus players to design lists of more variety as a singular best list would be more difficult to achieve.

    All scenarios use the victory conditions as described in each individual scenario.