Chapters Tactics #114: A Guide to All Common Tournament 40k Mission Formats

Chapter Tactics is a 40k podcast which focuses on promoting better tactical play and situational awareness across all variations of the game. Today, the guys are going to talk about all the common 40k tournament formats, and how you should plan to prepare for each one. The perfect guide to someone looking to attend a 40k tournament.

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Aspiring 40k analyst, tournament reporter and Ultramarines enthusiast, Petey Pab only seeks to gather more knowledge about the game of 40k and share it with as many people as he can in order to unite both hobbyists and gamers. We are, after all, two sides of the same coin.

5 Responses to “Chapters Tactics #114: A Guide to All Common Tournament 40k Mission Formats”

  1. Azalin May 14, 2019 3:45 pm #

    It’ll be interesting to see the new formats and hopefully they are as good as the current show. As a long time listener I have my reservations about splitting up the interesting rapport that has developed on the show. Geoff and Sean are very entertaining together now where they started off seemingly rocky, Val is a great comedic personality in that mix and Pablo grounds everyone with his friendly centering. Of course Peter is indispensable with his analytics and insight. Without knowing the behind the scenes discussions it seems like an odd choice to split up a dynamic that I have to assume keeps all your listeners coming back.

    • Petey Pab
      Petey Pab May 14, 2019 9:13 pm #

      Hey Azalin thank you for your loyalty! The intent is for the podcasts to compliment each other. We will still certainly have Val and Peter on future episodes as well, and I still very much consider them co-hosts.

      Hopefully we execute and gain even more listeners, but time will tell.

  2. Nukleon May 15, 2019 9:18 am #

    Thank you for the interesting review of all the different formats. I did not know that the US was so diverse. I thought it was more of a ITC (West Coast) and Nova (East Coast) divide, but you have to many interesting formats.

    In Germany we have two tournament circuits. Tabletop Masters (TTM, which follows the ETC format) and Ars Bellica.

    Ars Bellica has a very restricted 1250 points “Highlander-style” format as well as “normal” ITC Champions Missions format. We believe a mix of formats is always needed to cater to the different player groups. Also a lot of our players like the idea to once in a while play the “big” format, with Knights and all the shebang. We mostly play 1-day RTTs with 20-32 players.

    Our new website is still very fresh (and thus mostly in German), but we have an English Rules document up there for your reading pleasure:

    https://www.blog.ars-bellica.de/dokumente/

    Greetings from Germany to our friends in the ITC, all around the world.

    • abusepuppy May 15, 2019 2:05 pm #

      Very interesting, I actually hadn’t heard of Ars Bellica before- most of the information I’ve gotten about European gaming comes from England and the Nordic countries, so it’s good to hear a perspective from elsewhere also. Thanks very much for the info!

  3. Schmuvness May 16, 2019 12:37 am #

    I have to chime in here and correct something:

    TTM is not following the ETC format. TTM is an independant Format which attempts to combine a win/draw/loss system with a battlepoint system.

    We painstakingly translated everything into english, check it out:

    https://www.tabletopmasters.de/rules-eng/

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