Barrie Bash ITC Tournament Recap!

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Skari has a video up giving us the rundown on what looks like an awesome event! Check out his YouTube channel, here!

Find the full article here: http://skaredcast.blogspot.com

The Barrie Bash ITC has come and gone! First event of the 2015
circuit. It was awesome. 34 players and what not. Will be forwarding
you the results as well. Please let me know how its best for me to
format and send them. I though you might want to post this overview on
the main FLG blog as well. Please refer to the above link for the full
review with the pics and what not.

Cheers!


Hello! And welcome to a tournament review.

Me (Skari) with the help of others, just finished running the Third
Annual Barrie Bash. A 34 person RTT that is the First event on the ITC
circuit for 2015! What a blast.

This is a quick written review of the event, what we saw and also some
pictures that we can all enjoy. First off if you dont know about the
ITC go HERE to check out the listings rules and what not.

The 3rd Annual Barrie Bash was held at Sir Games A Lot in Barrie,
Ontario, Canada (Facebook Page) . On a nice cold, sunny saturday
morning, the players began to arrive, eager and bug eyed to play some
games.  The hall was set, 17 tables ready to go! this makes the Barrie
Bash one of the largest single events in the region. So! Following the
ITC format the armies were made with a 1500pt limit, and a limit of 3
detachments (rather than just the two). This made for some interesting
combinations, although only one player used all three detachments…
they added an assassin to their list, and that callidus sure made a
stink all tournament long!

The Armies:

There were 13 different primary armies present:
– Imperial Knights
– Dark Eldar
– Eldar
– Necrons
– Tyrannids
– Orks
– Sisters Of Battle
– Space Marines
– Inquisition
– Chaos Space Marines
– Deamons of Chaos
– Tau
– Space Wolves

This made for a great variety of armies. Also, the player base was
brought from all over! North players travelled from Sudbury, Ontario
(3 hours north) and from London, Ontario (3.5hrs south). But if there
was one thing that categorized the event it would have to be the
numbed of knights present!



This one above was just a small portion of the Knights present,
although faced with this much heavy metal the players were not phased,
knowing that generalship would be the deciding factor! It was nice to
see so many different armies, the Barrie Bash also recognizes the
“Best Of” each army, so this encouraged players to bring less
“popular” armies to try and be the best of the best at their chosen
craft. It was nice to see the well painted armies that were on
display! The top of the top looking armies all got to be on parade at
the event and players each cast their votes towards their favourites.
So with the spirit of true competition the gamers prepared for a day of gaming!

The Games:

The Barrie Bash is a 4 round, one day event. The first round, players
have the opportunity to declare a Grudge Match! Only one was issued.
And with such proceedings the games began! Being a TO and having some
others help with the paperwork it was nice to also act as a reporter
for the event being able to take video and pictures of the hall, the
games and the different armies as well as walk to the tables and
engage in small talk, or be there when crazy stuff happened on the
tables! Here are some captured moments:

The Eldar host from the third best overall, looking good, and making
sure he deployed far away from the Tyrannid army of mawlock doom!

The Sisters of battle in this picture had the support of a Knight! The
number of cool minis and Forgeworld bling was amazing, and this was
the Best Sisters of Battle player present at the event!

This gorgeous army of Eldar and Knights was at the LVO last weekend as
well! Ended up about 100th place or so… and did OK at the Bash, the
double rare knight threw alot of people off tho but it was gorgeous
and a pleasure to see on the table.

Tyrannids had a good showing at the Bash as well! With very different
army types, from Zoanthrope spam, to Hierodules… to a hybrid lictor
+ mawlock list that was similar to the lictor shame that won the LVO.
Necrons were also a force to be reckoned with, with each necron army
running some form of a Decurion Detachment. The Vault and of course a
metric shit load of wraiths.

Not one opponent of CJ was able to kill the Vault! Not one… the
closest anyone got was bringing it down to one hullpoint.

The Wraiths! So many wraiths…
And then of course… knights, knights and more knights…

Adlance with a rare gatling gun knight.

And then! When knights collide… BAM. Hehehe. This is when it got fun
this game.

There where also some newer players, that had their first tournament
experience at this event! And it was really cool to see them having so
much fun and really, that is what makes the tournament scene grow and
its great for the hobby.

Community Support:

One of my favourite things about running a community driven event is
the support that the community will give to help drive the event to be
successful. The Barrie Bash had a lot of help from Sir Games Alot, the
store but also prizes donated by other members of the community and
even Painting Services, like Slap Dash Minis that sent a cool studio
painted raider!


Awards:

Best General – $170
Best General – $120
Best Sport  – $100
Best Presentation – $100
the 13 Best of Army awards – $15dls each.
4x$20 Door Prizes
1 x New 3 Book 40k 7th Edition Rulebook (Donated)
1 x Raider (Donated)
1x$20 Wooden Spoon Award.

All the money that comes in from the players from the entries goes out
in store vouchers for prizes! So, as the tournament grows so will the
prize base. We had a lot of fun and id say that this sets off the ITC
with a BANG for 2015. Thanks to the work that Reece and Frankie for
all the work they do for us TO’s and with the work and effort that
they put into the format that we use. Its easy to replicate and I love
being a part of this international community.

Next Year! :

We are already planning for next year. The date will be the last
Saturday of FEB 2016. Make sure you put a note in your calendar! And
plan a trip to the snowy white north that is Canada.

Im Skari. I do have a youtube channel, battle reports, tactical and
hobby videos. Go over there and check it out!

Skari – out

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2 Responses to “Barrie Bash ITC Tournament Recap!”

  1. Jason
    Raw Dogger March 4, 2015 2:37 pm #

    Great vid! The Highlander tournament at the LVO was the first event of the 2015 season if I recall correctly. No worries though, cool event!

  2. Eldarain March 4, 2015 6:34 pm #

    I would happily listen to Skari read the phone book. Love his reports.

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