So this past weekend we held the 5th annual Gem City Massacre down at Epic Loot in Centerville Ohio. We had 16 total players and all had a great time.
One of the special parts of this tournament is each player get a free Kringle/Krampus (depending on if your army is Good or Evil (neutral gets their choice). Stat wise these are all the same - a support character. There is a special prize however for the best model, as voted on by the players.
This year, one of our West Virginia players (Joe Cottrell) had a special surprise, and for his Kringle he made a model of Pizza Jesus
- Jesse Cornwall himself. Yes, it won the award with 75% of the votes, even though it wasn't really Christmas themed.
There was simply a lot of fun, cool details on this model
|a banner with the invokation|
|of course the table was covered with best sportsman awards|
|and what else was he preaching but nerfing Joe's all Elohi army.|
|What is pizza Jesus without pies?|
|I love the slice around his neck|
|The man, the legend, the model. (And the namesake for Sir Jesse's Boots of Striding)|
Ok, there were some other cool special character models as well
|Paul Cravo's Kringle|
|Buck Chrzanoski's Kringle|
|Daniel Dorney's Kringle|
|Tom Ziegler's Krampus|
|Jesse Cornwall used the Mantic Christmas Hellboy for Kringle|
|Jon Carter's Kringle for his undead army|
|Felix Castro's Dwarven Kringle|
Ok, on to the tournament itself!
Round one was Dominate - an easy scenario carried over from the previous edition.
|Paul Cravo v Joe Cottrell|
|Jesse Cornwell v Steve Malone|
|Tim Bowie v Felix Castro|
|Andrew Summers v Grace Patterson|
|Erich Trowbridge v James Kimgrey|
|Jon Carter v Buck Chrzanowski|
|Tom Ziegler v Isaac Cornwell|
|Dan Payne v Daniel Dorney|
After the first round we did army judging and voting for favorite Kringle/Krampus
|Erich Trowbridge's Orcs|
|Tom Ziegler's Forces of Nature|
|Isaac Cornwell's Undead|
|James Kingley's Elves|
|Buck Chrzanowski's Abyssal Dwarfs|
|Jon Carter's Undead|
|Grace Patterson's Undead|
|Joe Cottrell's Undead|
|Felix Castro's Dwarfs|
|Steve Malone's Goblins|
|Jesse Cornwell's Ogres|
|Tim Bowie's Empire of Dust|
|Paul Cravo's Elves|
|Dan Payne's Nightstalkers|
|Andrew Summer's Basileans|
Then after pizza provided by Kara Brown and Amy Stamper (the TO's for the event), Round 2 got started with Plunder!
|Erich Trowbridge v Dan Payne|
|Jesse Cornwall v Jon Carter|
|Paul Cravo v Felix Castro|
|Steve Malone v Joe Cottrell|
|Dan Dorney v Grace Patterson|
|James Kingrey v Buck Chrzanowski|
|Tom Ziegler v Andrew Summers|
|Isaac Cornwell v Tim Bowie|
We had a great selection of prizes. For the top scores, we had acryllic trophies
Kara and Amy made a fantastic trophy for last place - which made me almost wish I was playing so I could throw every game just to get it
|Yes, it is baby Yoda (ok, officially "the child")|
In addition to the trophies, we had a LOT of prize support from both Mantic and the Ohio War Kings - so everyone was going to walk away with either a store gift certificate (for the trophy winners) or some great prizes (ranging from a Goblin army to Vanguard equipment cards).
After a quick bio-break, round three got off to a rousing start for Salt the Earth.
|Buck Chrzanowski v Jesse Cornwell|
|Isaac Cornwell v Daniel Dorney|
|Dan Payne v Jon Carter|
|Erich Trowbridge v Tim Bowie|
|James Kimgrew v Steve Malone|
|Andrew Summers v Paul Cravo|
|Grace Patterson v Felix Castro|
|Joe Cottrell v Tom Ziegler|
And with that it was all said and done!
|(Back Row Paul Cravo, Dan Payne, Erich Trowbridge, Jesse Cornwell, Andrew Summers, Tom Ziegler, Daniel Dorney, Buck Chrzanowski, Tim Bowie, James Kimgrew, Jon Carter, Isaac Cornwell) (Front Row Joe Cottrell, Grace Patterson, Felix Castro, Steve Malone )|
|Isaac Cornwell - Dice Hate Me|
|Grace Patterson - Countercharger|
|Joe Cottrell - Favorite Kringle / Krampus|
|Erich Trowbridge - Best Sportsman|
|Joe Cottrell - Best Appearance|
|Dan Payne - Best General|
|Jesse Cornwell - Overall Champion|
|Kara in a Cornwell Sandwich!|
For full standings, check out the warscore
Overall it was a great tournament, the first 3rd edition event here in Ohio. As always it was a fun laid back event, and we had several brand new players as well. We look forward to next year!
Because it is all fun and games . . .
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