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Arc of Sigmar 2024 

 

Welcome to Arc Of Sigmar at ArcFest. Prepare to forge your legend on the celestial battlefield at our upcoming Age of Sigmar Wargaming Event! Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of the Mortal Realms, where gods and monsters clash for supremacy. Whether you're a battle-hardened general or a fledgling commander, this event offers an epic canvas for your strategic brilliance.

Stay tuned for a wrap of the weekend as well as the results from this awesome addition to the  ArcFest program. 

Player Pack 

We will be uploading our Player Pack for Arc Of Sigmar in the coming days. Our Players Pack is online this year. We can now add more details as they are announced, respond to feedback,  make changes based upon publication releases that arrive before April 2024.

This pack should have everything you need to decide on your involvement. If you need something clarified hit the link below to contact us.

Last Edited:  18th February 2024
Contact the TO:      beastsgaming.tabletop@gmail.com
List Submission to:      beastsgaming.tabletop@gmail.com

Schedule 

 

The ArcFest Schedule is available here

What you can expect

  • 6 challenging games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar over two days.

  • The 6 Battleplans used for each round will be revealed after list submission, but before the event starts.

  • Display your army and vote for Best Army (Player’s Choice). Make sure you bring a display board to improve your chances!

  • Scores will be tallied and awards presented on Sunday afternoon, cleverly scheduled so we can also cheer for the winners at other events.

Army Composition 

 

Rules to use:

Armies must be constructed using the army composition rules in Battlepack: Pitched Battles 2023-24, with the following changes:

 

Points Limit: 1350pts

Leaders: 1-4

Battleline: 2+ 

Behemoth: 0-3

Artillery: 0-3

Spells and Invocations: 0-2

Reinforced Units: 0-3

Allies: 0-300

 

Players may use the rules found in the following Games Workshop publications. Cut off date for new publications is 11:59pm Friday April 14th.

 

  • Battletomes and Battlescrolls

  • Rules sources listed in Pitched Battle Publications 2023-24, page 46, Generals Handbook 2023-24

  • White Dwarf

  • FAQs and Errata found via www.warhammer-community.com/faqs

  • Regiments of Renown

  • Armies of Renown

 

Army Lists:

Army lists must be submitted in text format from either Warscroll Builder or the Age of Sigmar App. We recommend Warscroll Builder!

 

Army lists must contain the following information:

  • The Leader selected as your General clearly stated

  • Command Traits, Artefacts, Spells, Prayers, Mount Traits clearly stated on the appropriate units

  • Chosen Battalions and which units are included in each Battalion

  • Chosen Grand Strategies

  • Chosen Triumphs

  • Additional Enhancements

 

Tools of War: 

Attendees are expected to bring their army, dice, a tape measure, a pen, all relevant rules publications*, and at least 7 physical copies of their army roster (one to hand in on Registration and give to the Tournament Team and one for each opponent).

 

If you are using any electronic devices to carry your official rules references, please ensure they are charged and available for reference at all times.

 

Extras:

Players also need to bring these extra models so that you have the resources to play some battle plans:

  • 3 x Objective Markers 

Awards & Prizes

Arc of Sigmar is an event that ranks players overall using a totaled Arc of Sigmar event score. This score is a combination of the points you accrue across the weekend in:-

 

Playing for Fun (Battle)

Don't Be That Guy (Sportsmanship)

Forged for Fun (Army List) 

Paint your Army (Presentation) 

 

Your gaming score is based on the results of your games, and you can achieve a maximum of 90 points. You can achieve a maximum of  90 points for sportsmanship, and 60 points for army composition and 60 points for army presentation and theme scores combined. ​

 

These scores combine to create your Arc of Sigmar event score. Everyone’s position in the event will be determined by their Overall Arc of Sigmar Event score. 

 

Players will be competing for the following 12 awards:

  • Arc of Sigmar Champion - First place overall

  • Arc of Sigmar Silver - Second place overall

  • Arc of Sigmar Bronze - Third place overall

  • Best Sport - The two players with the highest sportsmanship

  • Best in Grand Alliance - Highest gaming score representing each Grand Alliance

  • Arc Of Sigmar Player’s Choice  - Voted for during the event

  • Best Army Presentation - TO’s Choice

  • Wooden Spoon - Alas, someone has to be last place. Lowest gaming score

 

Tiebreakers

More details of specific tiebreaker scoring to come!

 

We want to share the prizes around as much as possible. With this in mind, players that win certain awards are ineligible to win others. These exclusions will be stated here in a later update.

 

Even more information to come as we get closer to the event!

The Rules

Play For Fun                                                120 points

You will play 6 rounds of Age of Sigmar, with each mission being scored per the Battle Plan (to be announced after Army List submission). The overall score for each round will be calculated as follows:

 

A total of 20 points per round will be available, resulting in 120 points total.

Major/Minor Scoring

  • Major Win 14 

  • Minor Win 10 

  • Draw 7 

  • Minor Loss 4 

  • Major Loss 0

 

Additional Points

  • Achieve your chosen Grand Strategy 1

  • Per Battle Tactic you achieve (Max 5) 1

 

Tie Breakers

In the unlikely event that tiebreakers will need to be determined, the total points of destroyed enemy units will be used.

For example, if I defeat my opponent and achieve a Minor Win (10 points), scoring 4 Battle Tactics (4 points) and my Grand Strategy (1points) I would score 15 points for the round.

Play For Fun                                                  90 points

Good sportsmanship is a significant part of our shared love of Warhammer Age of Sigmar tournaments and events, and so we believe it should be a significant part of Arc of Sigmar’s scoring system.

 

The scores you enter here will be attributed to your opponent, and likewise they’ll be recording your points.

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Best Opponent

Please nominate one of your opponents as your favorite of all over each round of Arc of Sigmar. This nominator will serve as a tie breaker for Best Sports Award.

Forged for Fun                                                90 points

Part of Arc of Sigmar is theorycrafting a list that you believe fits a theme and narrative, but also presents an army powerful enough to win all 6 of your games. No one should face units that are unkillable because of stacked traits and Warscroll abilities. Equally as poor to play against is an army with so many models that it slows the game considerably. 

 

The scores you enter here will be attributed to your opponent, and likewise they’ll be recording your points.

 

Before you start your game ensure you’ve handed over a copy of your Army List to your opponent and answered any questions about it that they may have.

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Not everyone will get your list or it might be the scissors to their paper! We get it. So to ensure the fairest outcome in the final Score for every army we remove both the highest and lowest scores from across your 6 Forged for Fun Scores. 

 

We then replace these scores with an average of the remaining 4 scores. If you score low in this category, then the majority of opponents thought your army was not Forged for Fun. 

Paint your Army                                               60 points

Part of Arc of Sigmar is theorycrafting a list that you believe fits a theme and narrative, but also presents an army powerful enough to win all 6 of your games. No one should face units that are unkillable because of stacked traits and Warscroll abilities. Equally as poor to play against is an army with so many models that it slows the game considerably. 

 

The scores you enter here will be attributed to your opponent, and likewise they’ll be recording your points.

 

Before you start your game ensure you’ve handed over a copy of your Army List to your opponent and answered any questions about it that they may have.

Painting score will be determined by the Tournament Organising Team based on the criteria listed in this section of the Player’s Pack.

 

All models must follow the ArcFest Model Policy.

Battle Ready Paint - 5/10/15 Points

  • 3 colours/Techniques – Tick this requirement off to earn 5 points. This should be, and is, the minimum requirement for competing at Arc40k.

  • 4 Colours/Techniques – Tick this requirement off to earn 10 points. Every model in your army has an extra step or two above the 3 colour minimum. It could be an all over wash, recess shade, overtop drybrush, or edge highlighting.

  • 5 Colours/Techniques – Tick this requirement off to earn 15 points. Your army is a labour of love, and has had five or more colours and/or techniques of paint, shades, washes, glazes, blends, or highlights applied to it.

 

Parade Level Painting - 10 Points

Tick at maximum 5 of these off to earn 2 points each

Edge Highlights - Multiple stage Highlights - Blending - Shades - Multiple Shades - Glazing -Decals - Painted Decals - Freehand - Weathering - Battle Damage - A single awesome Conversion - Loads of Conversions - Other techniques like OSL

Basic Bases - 3 Points

Tick off both of the following to earn 3 points. No plain black bases are allowed!

The edge of all the bases is the same colour - There is a texture of some sort that has been added to the base.

 

Parade Level Bases  - 6 Points

Tick at maximum 3 of these off to earn 2 points each.

Fine Sand - Gravel - Rocks - Rubble - Ruins - Debris - Flooring/tiles -Flock - Multiple flocks used - Pigment Powders - Poured Resin — clear or cloudy - Plants - Other Bitz not mentioned above

 

Army Cohesion  - 5 Points

It looks like an army. Does the theme of the force shine through when they are on display.

  • More than a collection of colourful figures.

  • Units might look different, but they still work together and say ‘team’.

  • The models and bases are cohesive, and contribute to the overall story.

  • The same patterns, numbers, conversions, or extra something, is consistent across all my models

Display Board  - 4 Points

I’ve made the extra effort to create a thematic display for my army. Regardless of size, or level of lavish effort, if you have a display board that adds to the overall story of your force, you will get these points.

Army Narrative  - Upto 10 Points judged by the TO Team

Submitted along with your Army List is a description of your force. This could take many formats such as a short story, a list of heroic achievements, or a poem. Leaders and units could be called out by name and the force should fit perfectly into Age of Sigmar universe and the Mortal Realms.

 

Sometime shortly after your army has been checked, your score will be made available via Arcscore.

Other Important Information 

 

Code of Conduct

Behaviour such as bullying, rules abuse, moving models illegally, picking up dice before your opponent has the chance to see the results, lying to judges or opponents, or any other form of unethical or inappropriate conduct can result in substantial in-game penalties, automatic losses being called, permanent removal of parts of your army for the duration of the event, or removal from the event itself.

 

What you could lose Arc40k points for:

  • Late Arrival & Registration. To ensure that the event runs on time, it is vitally important to have all players present and ready to go on time.  Players who arrive late (after 9am) without informing the TO will be penalised 10 Points, or even removed from the draw for the round.

  • Being caught playing with an illegal list. Will result in losing points and may result in disqualification, and/or being asked to leave.

  • Late scores. Your scores may not be accepted if they are submitted more than 8 minutes after time is called. It takes time to process and check the draw before each round can start.  Late scores impact on everyone - Don’t be Late

 

Any of the following is considered unacceptable behaviour. If found doing any of these, you will be asked to cease, and may face penalties.

  • Using Recast Models

  • Using illegally downloaded Rulebooks, Battletomes, and Supplements

  • Drinking Alcohol (The venue is alcohol free)

  • Sharing your Sportsmanship scoring

  • Not complying with any state health restrictions in place. 

FAQs

 

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