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2011 BATTLE FOR SALVATION

GRAND TOURNAMENT PACKET

2011 BATTLE FOR SALVATION GRAND TOURNAMENT PACKET

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SECTION ONE: GENERAL TOURNAMENT RULES
TOURNAMENT FORMAT
Welcome to THE BATTLE FOR SALVATION GRAND TOURNAMENT 2011! Inspired by the success of the NOVA Open,
and with the help of Mike Brandt, The Battle for Salvation Warhammer 40,000 Grand Tournament closely emulates
this format with a two-day Swiss pairing system and separately awarded achievements in various hobbyist and
competitive gaming categories. There is a 2000 points limit and the tournament will consist of seven games.
On the competitive gaming side, Win-Loss performance within the tournament structure will be aimed at finding a
single player at the end of the event and crowning him Tournament Champion (and awarding tickets to both the
2012 Games Workshop invitational event and the 2012 NOVA Open Invitational). Prizes will also be bestowed upon
the players who remain undefeated at the end of the first day, and who shall be recognized as the Tournament
Aces. Best General awards will be issued to the players who go undefeated in their respective 8-man brackets on
Sunday. Lastly, the player ranked lowest at the end of Saturday will receive a prize as the Orlando Bloom award.
On the hobbyist side, each player will be judged on the appearance of their army. Furthermore, players will be asked
to designate single models to represent their entries for Best Painted and Best Converted Miniature, the scores of
which will be combined with the army appearance score to create an overall appearance total. Sportsmanship will
be scored by having participants rank their opponents in order of sportsmanship, from highest to lowest, and the
player with the highest score at the end of the first day will be declared the Best Sportsman.
Last, but not least, the player demonstrating proficiency in all aspects of the hobby by receiving the highest
combination of tournament performance, appearance, and sportsmanship scores at the end of Saturday will be
crowned the Renaissance Man and will receive a ticket to the 2012 Games Workshop invitational event
PRIZES CATEGORIES
We have done our best to provide, you the player, with as many opportunities as possible to excel and win prizes.
The prize category breakdown is as follows:

DAY 1 - Renaissance Man: Comprised of all 3 Major Categories. (33% General, Paint, and Sport)
DAY 1 - Tournament Aces: The 4 players to finish with a 4-0 win/loss ratio
DAY 1 - Best Army Appearance: Selected from the top 10 armies by our Head Paint Judge
DAY 1 - Best Painted Model: Scored by our painting judges
DAY 1 - Best Converted Model: Scored by our painting judges
DAY 1 Best Sportsman: The player with the most sportsmanship points
DAY 1 - Orlando Bloom Award: Lowest ranked player of the day
DAY 2 - Tournament Champion: Winner of Gold bracket wins The Battle for Salvation GT
DAY 2 - Bracket Generals: Each individual bracket winner

There will be FOUR games on Saturday and THREE games on Sunday. All players will compete on both days. Based
on your performance on Day 1 we will divide players into 8-man elimination brackets. The Gold bracket contains the
top 8 players from Saturday and will be contending for the Tournament Champion title. Meanwhile, the following
brackets will be competing for the Bracket General prizes.

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PRIZES CATEGORIES (continued)
Because the brackets are elimination style, once you lose on Day 2, you are out. Therefore each participant will be
guaranteed at least 5 games during the Grand Tournament.

After the first elimination round on Sunday, all eliminated tournament participants will automatically be
entered into a 500-point Mini-Tournament which will be run by Fritz of Fritz40k, with additional prizes to be
won for the top finishers.

All throughout Saturday we will be giving out our door prizes. For every loss on Day 1 you will have a raffle
ticket placed in our random drawings. There will be four drawings throughout the day. Once you win you
will not be able to win another door prize, but each prize is substantial.

PAINTING AND MODELING


All models must be painted (three color minimum) and WYSIWYG. The BFS GT Painting Rubric (separate document)
will be used by judges to determine appearance scores.
SPORTSMANSHIP
Sportsmanlike conduct needs no explanation. You should treat all of your peers with equal respect, especially in an
environment where tensions can rise. We all need to remember that this game is intended to be fun.
Unsportsmanlike conduct will be severely penalized, and can include disqualification from the event.
At the end of each day all participants will be asked to rank their players with respect to how sportsmanly their
conduct was during each game. These rankings will translate into scores. For instance, if the tournament consists of
four games and you rank Bob first and Tim last then Bob will get 4 sportsmanship points and Tim will get 1
sportsmanship point. We recognize that you may want to give multiple players top marks for sportsmanship,
however this ranking system provides a wider spread of scores that allows for the recognition of truly outstanding
sportsmen.
QUITTING
Quitting is a difficult issue to deal with from an organizers stand point. If you quit the tournament you will not be
invited back to further Battle for Salvation events. In the case of an emergency, if you must leave the tournament
early, please notify the Tournament Organizers as soon as possible so that we may find a replacement in time.
JUDGES, FAQs, & RULES DISPUTES

Judges will be walking around the games wearing RED staff shirts. General Staff will be wearing BLACK shirts.

All decisions by rules judges are final. You must respect the decision given by officials.

The Battle for Salvation FAQ, a slight variation of the NOVA FAQ, will be provided for use in this tournament.
This FAQ is to be used in tandem with those produced by Games Workshop.

If there is a dispute not covered by the tournament FAQ's, and neither can agree on a ruling, you may bring over
a rules judge to decide on the issue. The rules judges will do their best to interpret the rules as written. When
calling a judge over you should have looked up all passages in the rulebooks to assist in the judges decisions.

All similar concerns will be ruled the same way throughout the day unless someone can bring up new evidence
as to why the ruling should be overturned. We don't mind being wrong if we can find the correct answer.

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SECTION TWO: ROUND RULES
TERRAIN
All terrain has been preset to give a fair balance to each table. Please do not move or adjust any terrain pieces.
OBJECTIVES

All objectives are in fixed locations.


When measuring distance to objectives, do not take height into account. Only measure horizontal distances

HOW TO WIN (Primary, Secondary, & Tertiary Goals)

The entire tournament contains three Goals. All three of these Goals are in play in every round.

For each round, one Goal will be designated Primary, one Secondary, and one Tertiary in terms of importance.

The Primary Goal for a round is the Win Condition. If you secure this Goal, you win the round.

The Secondary Goal for a mission is the 1st Tiebreaker.

The Tertiary Goal for a mission is the 2nd Tiebreaker.

If another tie breaker is required, Victory Points represent the fourth and final tiebreaker in every round. This
means that if all 3 Goals are tied you can win by having just 0.5 more victory points than your opponent.

SCORING AND ROUND SEEDING


After each round we will update your ranking. You will be ranked by the following method:
(Win Rate) + (% of Goal 1 Achieved) + (% of Goal 2 Achieved) + (% of Goal 3 Achieved)
You will be seeded randomly in round 1. There can only be results of a win or a loss. In rounds 2, 3, and 4, you will be
paired against only those with your same win/loss record. The top seed will play the lowest seed in their respective
win/loss category (this increases the likelihood that the top seeds will face each other in the finals rather than
knocking out one another earlier in the tournament).
GAME LENGTH

All games go at least 5 turns and follow the random game length as per the Warhammer 40K Rulebook.

At the 2 hours and 15 minute mark the last turn will be called. You may begin a new round any time before this
mark is called. Once the last turn is called, you finish the current game round (meaning the top and bottom of
the rounds). If you begin a new game turn after time is called, keep in mind that both participants may not get
the chance to complete their player turn.

We will announce time periodically. All players should keep track of time to avoid any issues

SCORE SHEETS

At the end of the game, record your score for EACH Goal and fill out the score sheet in this packet for the
appropriate round.

If you do not record your score for any of the goals you will be credited as scoring a 0 for it and this will
negatively influence your player ranking. Even if you won, you must score how you did in every Goal, as it will
affect who you are seeded against in the next round.

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SECTION THREE: GOAL DESCRIPTIONS
GOAL #1: ANNIHILATION

Kill Points (KP) are awarded to a player when he completely destroys an entire enemy unit, or if at the end of
the game the unit is falling back.

Units that can split during the course of the game, such as Combat Squads for Space Marines, count as separate
units for purposes of KPs.

Vehicle Squadrons count as 1 KP. Therefore you must destroy all the vehicles in that squadron or you are not
rewarded a KP.

The player that has earned 3 or more KPs than their opponent wins this Goal. If fewer than 3 KPs (0-2) have
been earned, this goal is tied.

GOAL #2: TABLE QUARTERS

The purpose of this mission is to capture Table Quarters. A quarter is captured when more of your victory points
are in it than your opponents at the end of the game.

Units count for VP in the same way as Goal #1damaged vehicles or units below half strength are only worth
50% of their VP. This rule does not apply to Scoring units for purposes of capturing table quarters only. This
means Scoring units will always count as full points until they are completely destroyed or falling back.

If a unit is partially in multiple quarters, it is considered in whichever quarter contains the majority of the unit; if
no quarter contains a majority, randomly determine which quarter it is in.

The opponent controlling the largest number of table quarters at the end of the game wins this goal; if each
opponent controls the same number of table quarters, this goal is tied.

GOAL #3: SEIZE GROUND

Objective tokens are the goal for this mission. Objectives will be placed 18 from the closest short edge, and 12
from the closest long edge (4 objectives, each centered in one of the boards quarters).

Place a 5th objective in the exact center of the board.

In order to hold an objective, a scoring unit must be within 3 of its edge. If an enemy unit is also within 3 of its
edge, an objective is contested, and neither side controls it.

When determining if an objective is held or contested, ignore all terrain/model heights.

The opponent holding the most objectives at the end of the game wins this goal; if an equal number of
objectives are held, this goal is tied.

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SECTION FOUR: MISSIONS
ROUND 1

Goal Priority
-The Primary Goal and Win Condition is:
"Annihilation" (#1). See page 4.

-The Secondary Goal and first tiebreaker is:


"Table Quarters" (# 2). See page 4.

-The Tertiary Goal and second tiebreaker is:


"Seize Ground" (#3). See page 4.

- Simple Victory Points is the FINAL tiebreaker

Mission Special Rules


-Infiltrate, Reserves, Deep Strike, Scouts/Outflank. See
page 94 of the Warhammer 40K Rulebook.
-You may Seize the Initiative, see page 92 of the
Warhammer 40K Rulebook.
-Night Fighting (Turn 1 only).
-Random Game Length

Deployment

Deployment Diagram

Dawn of War, see page 93 of the Warhammer 40K


Rulebook for details.

Dawn of War, see page 93 of the Warhammer 40K


Rulebook for details.

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SCORE SHEETS-ROUND 1

Name:_______________________________________

OPPONENT VALIDATION

Your opponent must sign below verifying that the scores


on this sheet are correct:

Table #:______________________________________

Circle One:

X_____________________________________
Opponent Signature
I WON
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MY OPPONENT WON
YOUR SCORING BY GOAL

OPPONENT SCORING BY GOAL

Objectives Held:

Objectives Held:

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NUMBER OF OBJECTIVES HELD

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NUMBER OF OBJECTIVES HELD

Kill Points opponent scored:

Kill Points opponent scored:

________________________
KILL POINTS SCORED

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KILL POINTS SCORED

Table Quarters controlled:

Table Quarters controlled:

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NUMBER OF QUARTERS CONTROLLED

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NUMBER OF QUARTERS CONTROLLED

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ROUND 2

Goal Priority

Mission Special Rules

-The Primary Goal and Win Condition is:


"Table Quarters" (#2). See page 4.

-Infiltrate, Reserves, Deep Strike, Scouts/Outflank. See


page 94 of the Warhammer 40K Rulebook.

-The Secondary Goal and first tiebreaker is:


"Seize Ground" (# 3). See page 4.

-You may Seize the Initiative, see page 92 of the


Warhammer 40K Rulebook.

-The Tertiary Goal and second tiebreaker is:


"Annihilation" (#1). See page 4.

-Random Game Length

- Simple Victory Points is the FINAL tiebreaker

Deployment

Deployment Diagram

Spearhead, see page 93 of the Warhammer 40K Rulebook


for details.

Spearhead, see page 93 of the Warhammer 40K Rulebook


for details.

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SCORE SHEETS-ROUND 2

Name:_______________________________________

OPPONENT VALIDATION

Your opponent must sign below verifying that the scores


on this sheet are correct:

Table #:______________________________________

Circle One:

X_____________________________________
Opponent Signature
I WON
or
MY OPPONENT WON
YOUR SCORING BY GOAL

OPPONENT SCORING BY GOAL

Objectives Held:

Objectives Held:

________________________
NUMBER OF OBJECTIVES HELD

________________________
NUMBER OF OBJECTIVES HELD

Kill Points opponent scored:

Kill Points opponent scored:

________________________
KILL POINTS SCORED

________________________
KILL POINTS SCORED

Table Quarters controlled:

Table Quarters controlled:

________________________
NUMBER OF QUARTERS CONTROLLED

________________________
NUMBER OF QUARTERS CONTROLLED

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ROUND 3

Goal Priority
-The Primary Goal and Win Condition is:
"Seize Ground" (#3). See page 4.

-The Secondary Goal and first tiebreaker is:


"Annihilation" (# 1). See page 4.

-The Tertiary Goal and second tiebreaker is:


"Table Quarters" (#2). See page 4.

Mission Special Rules


-Infiltrate, Reserves, Deep Strike, Scouts/Outflank. See
page 94 of the Warhammer 40K Rulebook.
-You may Seize the Initiative, see page 92 of the
Warhammer 40K Rulebook.
-Random Game Length

- Simple Victory Points is the FINAL tiebreaker

Deployment

Deployment Diagram

Pitched Battle, see page 93 of the Warhammer 40K


Rulebook for details.

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SCORE SHEETS-ROUND 3

Name:_______________________________________

OPPONENT VALIDATION

Your opponent must sign below verifying that the scores


on this sheet are correct:

Table #:______________________________________

Circle One:

X_____________________________________
Opponent Signature
I WON
or
MY OPPONENT WON
YOUR SCORING BY GOAL

OPPONENT SCORING BY GOAL

Objectives Held:

Objectives Held:

________________________
NUMBER OF OBJECTIVES HELD

________________________
NUMBER OF OBJECTIVES HELD

Kill Points opponent scored:

Kill Points opponent scored:

________________________
KILL POINTS SCORED

________________________
KILL POINTS SCORED

Table Quarters controlled:

Table Quarters controlled:

________________________
NUMBER OF QUARTERS CONTROLLED

________________________
NUMBER OF QUARTERS CONTROLLED

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ROUND 4

Goal Priority

Mission Special Rules

Round 4 will be decided at random. A die will be


rolled to determine which of the 3 missions will be
repeated.

Round 4 will be decided at random. A die will be


rolled to determine which of the 3 missions will be
repeated.

Deployment

Deployment Diagram

Round 4 will be decided at random. A die will be


rolled to determine which of the 3 missions will be
repeated.

Round 4 will be decided at random. A die will be


rolled to determine which of the 3 missions will be
repeated.

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SCORE SHEETS-ROUND 4
OPPONENT VALIDATION
Name:_______________________________________
Your opponent must sign below verifying that the scores
on this sheet are correct:

Table #:______________________________________

Circle One:

X_____________________________________
Opponent Signature
I WON
or
MY OPPONENT WON
YOUR SCORING BY GOAL

OPPONENT SCORING BY GOAL

Objectives Held:

Objectives Held:

________________________
NUMBER OF OBJECTIVES HELD

________________________
NUMBER OF OBJECTIVES HELD

Kill Points opponent scored:

Kill Points opponent scored:

________________________
KILL POINTS SCORED

________________________
KILL POINTS SCORED

Table Quarters controlled:

Table Quarters controlled:

________________________
NUMBER OF QUARTERS CONTROLLED

________________________
NUMBER OF QUARTERS CONTROLLED

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