Tournament News: BeakyCon

BeakyCon3 will be held the month of October so you’ve got plenty of time to start play testing and build an awesome army. We are one of the few national events this year to allow armies over 1850 points. Last year we had a 2000 point cap for the very first year of sixth edition and our schedule ran right on time. We like to start early so you have time to relax and hang out with friends during the evenings. One of my favorite things about participating in Grand Tournaments is trading epic war stories with your friends.


The first year we had over 32 players attend. Last year we had 64 players with a waiting list. This year we are expanding up to 96 players. We believe in slow and steady growth to ensure the best continuity. If this year we are successful again then there is the possibility we may expand to well over 100 players.


The first two years we held the event over in Tampa. This year I’m very excited about hosting BeakyCon3 across the bay in Clearwater, Florida. Of all the places I have run across Clearwater is truly one of the most beautiful ever. We have powder white beaches, palm trees and even some pelicans. It’s a tropical environment here. Clearwater is a great place to bring your family for a vacation and we are less than two hours from Disney World, Sea World and other fantastic parks over in the Orlando area. There are lots of great places to hang out here in Clearwater and Tampa such as the famous Cigar City Brewery and Busch Gardens.

Keys to Success

I think one of our biggest keys to success is we only run the 40k tournament so we can focus all our time and energy on the one event. Any event is only truly a big success if the vast majority of the players have a great time and feel like their time and money were well spent. This is more important to us than anything else. We want everyone who comes with a good attitude to have a wonderful time and bring home some fantastic memories.

Truly Sixth Edition

This year we will again allow double FOC, allies and now some Forge World (that is units with the 40k Chapter Approved stamp from Imperial Armor 2 Apocalypse and Imperial Armor Aeronautica). Note that if a new Imperial Armor book is released by June this year we might also allow units from it as well. BeakyCon3 will be a true sixth edition event and you can bring lots of your favorite toys.

If Forge World is well received this year we will allow the use of even more in 2014. I recently played in another GT here in Florida that allowed Forge World – to the best of my knowledge there were no major issues so I know it can work.

Constant Improvement

We listen to all the feedback we get after each event to constantly improve. For example this year we will provide the dice. Every table will have 48 dice – use them during each round and leave them there. This is also the main reason why we will allow the use of the double FOC and Forge World this year – a lot of people tell me this is what they want to play. We want you to be able bring what you want and more importantly we want everyone to have a great time.

Overall System

The overall system will use the Win-Loss format again with the accumulation of battle points to break any draws as well as Swiss pairings. I think this is the most fair and competitive format based upon my overall experience. Each mission will have a primary and secondary objective along with some bonus points.

Fantastic Prize Support

Last year we gave away a 2500+ point professionally painted dark eldar army with two Sabol army cases to the best general. This year again we have even more great prize support for our winners as well as some nice swag for everyone and door prizes.

Upcoming Announcements

This April we will announce the dates for the event along with the location (i.e., hotel). Registration will open towards the end of April. So keep an eye for announcements. This will be our biggest event yet and we want everyone who attends to have a fantastic time that will be well remembered.


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12 Responses to “Tournament News: BeakyCon”

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    Defeatmyarmy March 30, 2013 1:26 am #

    So, what’s going in with my order? The 5 drop pod and squad of grey hunters that you said was on back order from games workshop that would already be built and ready? I ordered it on the 7th and you haven’t made any progress. The website has not been sold out the entire month so in stopping by tomorrow to sort this out.

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      Defeatmyarmy March 30, 2013 1:27 am #

      If I ordered them directly they would already be built and ready to use.

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        mercutioh March 30, 2013 7:15 am #

        Not cool DMA leave the business to the business side or at least post it to a frontline specific post. Best of luck with Beakycon. Id love to be able to head to Florida to geek out.

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          Black Blow Fly March 30, 2013 3:49 pm #

          It’s going to be a really good time here in Clearwater. Maybe you’ll be able to come on out. That would be really cool !

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            mercutioh March 31, 2013 10:09 am

            Over the next three years I want to do a couple things hobby wise.
            Get fully painted with all 3 armies I run(jeebus I have 3 armies now!)
            Play in the BAO
            And travel to a con. Beakycon is my leading choice for travel atm. Love the concept and south Florida is an easy sell to my wife 😉

          • Reecius
            Reecius March 31, 2013 11:04 am

            Yeah, we’d love to come, we’ve just been so busy and have had so much going on in the personal life we haven’t had any free time to speak of.

            Beakycon does look like fun though, we’d love to attend this one, too.

      • Reecius
        Reecius March 30, 2013 8:39 am #

        Hey Dan, I’m sorry for the delay with the drop pods but trust me, you aren’t the only one. Frankie is trying to finish his drop pod space wolf army to, and hasn’t been able to.

        I don’t know why you thought commenting on a blog post about a tournament in Florida would be the smart way to reach out to us about your order though? You could just come by the shop, email, call. Dan, you have my cell for crying out loud, you could have texted me, haha.
        Don’t come by the shop today, I’m introducing my girlfriend to my parents and am gone, 44and Frankie is visiting his lady friend in Utah. We’ll both be back Monday which you would know if you had contacted us.

        We’re really sorry about the delay, but it is not something we have control over. These past few months, GW’s supply chain has been totally screwed up and there’s been outages of basic stuff. They may have it directly through their website, but that is a different section of gw. Wholesale (us) and retail (their website and store’s)

        • Reecius
          Reecius March 30, 2013 8:41 am #

          If you want to try your luck with gw directly and pay full retail, we will of course give you a refund. But again, in the future, please just contact us the normal way if anything so we don’t miss it thinking it’s a blog comment and perhaps not even reading it.

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          Black Blow Fly March 30, 2013 3:51 pm #

          Good luck with yer gf meeting the parental units. Sounds exciting. Take em somewhere nice to eat for dinner. I hung out over in St Pete Beach this afternoon… Spring break time o the year here. Great weather for riding motorcycles !

          • Reecius
            Reecius March 30, 2013 7:39 pm

            Yeah, we had dinner with the folks, went well!

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    D-ManA March 30, 2013 6:26 pm #

    Yay for a 2k event! I going to try to make it to this one. I’ll be looking for updates 🙂

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    mercutioh March 31, 2013 10:16 am #

    Oh and hobby goal #4 get Reecius to make good on that offer to come up for dinner drinks and a game.

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