BAO 2015

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What: Bay Area Open 2015

Where: 4th Street Summit Center, San Jose, CA

When: July 11-12

Why: Because gaming is the business!

Join us at the lovely Summit Center!

Join us at the lovely Summit Center!

Event Info

Warhammer 40K Championships:

Format: ITC Format Event


  • Saturday, 7-11-15
    • Registration: 9:00am
    • Round 1: 10:00am-12:45pm
    • Lunch: 12:45pm
    • Round 2: 1:30pm-4:15pm
    • Round 3: 4:30pm-7:15pm
  • Sunday, 7-12-15
    • Round 4: 10:00am-12:45pm
    • Lunch: 12:45pm
    • Round 5: 1:30pm-4:15pm
    • Awards: 4:45pm

We will have TONS of awesome prizes and goodies, as we always do. See you there!



  • Registration: 9:00am
  • Start time: 10:00am
  • Mini-Gauntlet.
  • 35 points to 50 points (see below)
  • 2 lists required
  • This will be an Iron Guantlet style event.
  • Deathclock
  • for the rules packet.
  • No painting required, but it will be rewarded.
  • The initial rounds will be 35 points. The last round or two (depending on numbers and time) will be 50 points.
  • You will make your 50 point lists out of the models available in your two 35 point lists.
  • Lots of prizes like always at FLG events 🙂


  • Registration: 9:00am
  • Start time: 10:00am
  • 50 point Steamroller
  • 2nd list optional
  • Deathclock
  • No painting required, but it will be rewarded.
  • We are also using Active Duty Roster out of the Masters packet.

For any tournament questions please contact (WM T.O.)



  • Saturday July 11th
  • Registration 9AM
  • First Round 9:30am-11:30am
  • Lunch 11:30am-12:15pm
  • Second Round 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • Third Round 3pm-5pm
  • Awards 5:30pm-6pm

Event description:

  • 1000 point Warzone Resurrection Tournament
  • Standard OOC, Advanced Game format

Event guidelines:

  • All armies and card decks must be created using the standards laid out in the Diesel Powered Tournament rules pack that can be downloaded here.

Dropzone Commander:

  • Saturday, July 11th
  • Registration – 9AM
  • Round 1 – 9:30AM to 11:30AM
  • Lunch – 11:30AM to 12:15PM
  • Round 2 – 12:15PM to 2:15PM
  • Round 3 –  2:30PM to 4:30PM
  • Awards – 4:30PM

Prize Structure: 1 exclusive model or terrain package, 2 starter armies, and everyone else gets a blister pull.  Every participant will get _something_.

Special Bonus: Is there a (nonexclusive) faction model you want to be in the prize pool?  Email the TO at skevin521(at) and I’ll make sure it’s in there!  Bear in mind, this doesn’t prevent someone from winning it before you get to it, but it’s a decent shot for you to get for free something you’ve been wanting.

Scenarios: Number of scenarios will be dependent on number of participants, but approximately between 1-3 will be homebrew (which you can lookup in advance at ), but will not exceed 25% of the scenarios.  All other scenarios will be taken from the 2015 Tournament Pack.

Tournament structure: 3 rounds.  Bring a 1500 point, Clash level army.  Scoring will be as per the Tournament Pack.  Bring 5 copies of your army list: 1 for yourself, 1 for the TO, and 1 for each of your opponents.

Additional scoring: You will get an additional 2 Tournament points for best painted army.

These rules and any any further addendums will be posted at


  • Sunday, July 12th
  • Registration start time 10:30
  • End time 6pm
  • *50 soulstones
  • *Gaining grounds format
  • *Proxies only allowed if the model
  • Isn’t released yet
  • *Conversions are ok if they are at least
  • 66% Wyrd models.
  • * New strategy rotation being used.
  • * fixed faction

Draconic Awards!

Event information here.

Accepting submissions all day Saturday through Sunday at 6:00pm.

Hobby Seminars:

*Note: Each seminar requires a separate ticket to be purchased. 


Basic sculpting and converting with Will Hanh. Saturday, 10:00am to 2:00pm.

  • Basic model sculpting and conversion class with two portions, first half of the class will be introduction to sculpting: learning the materials and tools. The 2nd half will be Q&A: bring a project you are working on for help and guidance.

Blending with Caleb Wissenback. Saturday, 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Intro to Blending.

  • Join veteran Hobbiest and award winning painter Caleb Wissenback in this hands-on class as he teaches the most popular techniques used by many of todays top painters . This class will cover techniques such as 2 brush blending, wet on wet, tip blending, glazing or French blending . This class is aimed at the beginner it intermediate painter who wants to take that next step . Miniatures, brushes and paints are provided but students are encouraged to bring their own brushes.

Weathering Metal with Seth Amsden. Saturday, 12:30pm to 2:30pm.

  • Seth will be running a special weathering class today were he will be teaching the concepts behind simulating how the passage of time effects objects, and then demonstrating these techniques. This will be followed by a hands on portion of instruction were each participant will receive a resin plaque to work on. We will be painting this plaque as bronze and then practice aging and weathering metal. Everyone should bring their own paints, brushes, but all of the materials specific to these weathering techniques will be provided for you.


FREE EVENT! Come and sit down with artists and get some one on one time talking about your latest project. This is a first come, first served event.

*All tickets are fully refundable up until 30 days before the event. Tickets are transferable up until the day before the event. 



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