Calling all gamers, role players and classy folk; SouthCon lands this weekend and we are overjoyed to have y’all on board. Included below for perusal at your leisure is a compendium of what to expect. The all-important bits are bullet pointed at the bottom for those in a rush or not an aficionado of top-shelf creative writing…
On arrival at SouthCon Saturday morning, please sign yourself in and square any cheeky bills that might be outstanding; in cash as we’ll not have official eftpos facilities and the nearest ATM is a long walk.
If you have a fully paid pass this’ll be as simple as ticking a box!
Then follow directions to your gaming area, your umpire will have your welcome pack and your security pass. Please wear your security pass as it will help keep me sane.
Please check out your player pack, available for download at our website omts.org.nz/southcon.
Please arrive with plenty of time before your first game to orientate yourself, unpack your gaming wares, and to be ready for a good day of gaming.
|Kings of War||9:00am||9am|
|Warmachine & Hordes||9:00am||9.30 am|
|Flames of War||9.30am||8.30 am|
|Warhammer 40000||9:30am||9:00 am|
|Wings of Glory||7:00pm||–|
The restaurant and bar are open all day.
If you know what you want please pre-order with your umpire who can organise your meal to be ready for your lunch break.
We will be selling snacks and soft drinks, located on the gaming floor from our SouthCon canteen /commissary. We have also sourced a small supply of freshly catered Wraps and Rolls (I ate one for breakfast one day at NatCon, it was pleasant).
The SouthCon Painting Competition
The beautiful side of miniature gaming is celebrating the efforts made into making our gaming pieces look good (or evil) on the gaming surface. My personal opinion is that it is simply great to have models on display and one of my favourite things is to identify pieces used inside conversions. I would like to see models on display all weekend for people to marvel at.
Our annual painting comp reflects this part of our hobby. We have two great glass cabinets exactly for this. But there’s more …
entering the painting comp at SouthCon this year will get you a free miniature. A simple prize for simply entering. With a twist … if you enter this free model into SouthCon 2017, it will be entered into a special competition.
The judging will be done on Saturday evening so if you wish to enter something you are competitively playing with you may enter it after your last tournament game on Saturday, before 6:30pm and collect before gaming starts on Sunday morning.
Event safety has become a lot more complicated with new laws. There will be a few ‘Safety Marshals’ in case of emergency, on the most part it will be me, but there will be others who will fill the role if I am not available or not on the premises for any reason. If there is a state of emergency you are required to follow a Safety Marshal’s directions. The process of signing in each day and the security passes are in fact a part of this.
We’re setting up from 3pm till 9pm on Friday 3rd June. If anyone is available to help shift stuff and set up, Thank you, Gracias, Merci, ありがとう, Danke Sehr, Grazie, Khop Khun Mak Kha… Ideally we can finish long before it actually hits 9pm.
The Otago Miniature Tacticians Society and SouthCon organisers will not stand for racist, sexist, or otherwise bigoted behaviour. We care about providing a healthy and competitive gaming scene for everyone. If we see or hear any abuse, the offending person will be reprimanded and if necessary expelled.
Remember to bring everything you need to play: Measuring equipment, markers, your models and a pleasant attitude.
Pencils, notepad, and fun will be provided though feel free to bring your own as well.
Compendium of what to do…
Joel can’t-win Cunningham.
OMTSinc. Treasurer & SouthCon Tsar,
We have a trio of downloads for 40k players interested in attending SouthCon this year. The first is our player pack, I’m very pleased with the work that went into creating this and am happy with what we have come up with, being informative and easy to read. The following two are filled with additional information: the mission pack details the battle scenarios with their objectives; and the army list guideline gives the allowed super heavies and gargantuan plus a few extra details and restrictions that may be needed in army creation that we felt would be overbearing inside our player pack.
With Nationals had and enjoyed we can look to announcing details for the imminent South Island Convention.
Queens Birthday Weekend
Saturday and Sunday 4-5 June 2016
Full player packs will be released soon. Here is a quick summary of the tournaments that are being organised;
Kings of War
Fantasy 28mm mass battle from Mantic
Two-day tournament, 7 rounds
2000pts (Potentially reduced to 1500pts to accommodate players with smaller armies)
Organiser; Eugene Gielen, firstname.lastname@example.org
WWII 28mm skirmish from Warlord Games
1000pts 1-3 reinforced platoons
(No tank war)
Organiser; Lindsay Harrison
Warmachine & Hordes Privateer Press
One-day Twin Terror
Organiser; Callumn James, email@example.com
Flames of War
Late War Any Book or Battlefront Approved Digital Format
1420 Points – for advice on lists look at the BF Forum – it’s the same total as the USA is using this year. 6 rounds over two days, you can enter for just one day. If there are fewer than 10 entries by 8 May, the event will not occur and entry fees will be refunded.
Organiser; Rob Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org
1850pts, Two-day Tournament
Following the ITC rules.
Standard Tournament Formats
Games of Thrones
There will also be..
..narrative campaign events happening for other game systems, Pathfinder, Star Wars (Multi-system format), & Mordheim.
..the annual painting comp, free entry to all SouthCon participants.
..Saturday night games night options.
Join the SouthCon 2016 FB event for more upcoming announcements.
Hi guys, just a few brief words about this “competition”.
Overall everyone seem to enjoy themselves – a few lessons learnt by me certainly. I would do some things differently, but overall the format has worked.
Congratulations to Kieran and the other Invercargill players, they certainly made the competition for me.
See you at “Invasion”!