Battle at the Brook 2023 Players Pack
Battle at the Brook is a 2000 point Age of Sigmar event hosted by Miscast Misfits in the South Eastern suburb of Lynbrook. We are looking to run an event where everyone can win a personal victory at this event, whether it's a painting award, winning the event or meeting new and likeminded people in the hobby space.
This page is initially released incomplete and will be updated between now and the time of the event. This is due to the potential release of a new General's Handbook prior to the event. Once finalised it will contain all the information players will require to attend the event.
Tickets are now on sale, tickets price is $60.00 and are limited to 60 players.
We have a waitlist available for those interested, please comment on the facebook post linked here.
Refunds for cancellations will be issued until Friday 10th February, 2023.
Tournament Support Team
Anthony Zagarelos - TO
Lenny Bell - ATO
The role of the Tournament Support Team is to ensure that the event runs smoothly. We will require your help with this in the form of submitting your results as soon as the game finishes, helping out when asked to do so (after your game) and attempting to sort out all rules disputes by checking FAQs and other GW publications before coming to us.
If you have any questions before the event, please feel free to email the team at email@example.com. Members of the Tournament Support Team will be identified at the start of day one so players know who to approach if they require assistance. Any feedback on any part of the event can also be submitted to this email address and would be appreciated.
Saturday 18th February, 2023
|08:00 - 08:30||Sign in open|
|08:30 - 11:30||First Round In The Presence Of Idols|
|11:30 - 12:45||Lunch|
|12:45 - 15:45||Second Round Ours For The Taking|
|15:45 - 16:00||Break|
|16:00 - 19:00||Third Round Position Over Power|
Sunday 19th February, 2023
|08:30 - 11:30||Fourth Round The Jaws Of Gallet|
|11:30 - 12:30||Lunch & Player's choice setup|
|12:30 - 12:45||Player's choice vote|
|12:45 - 15:45||Fifth Round The Prize Of Gallet|
|15:45 - 16:15||Pack up & tally scores|
|16:15 - 16:45||Awards Presentation|
The Lynbrook Community Centre is located on the corner of Lynbrook Boulevard and Harris Street (2 Harris Street, Lynbrook, Vic).
The venue has a supermarket and many food vendors located in the area.
Ample (free, all-day) parking is located in the immediate vicinity of the venue.
Armies will be up to 2,000 points and must follow all the restrictions in the current General's Handbook (Pitched Battles 2022-23 Season 2).
You may include any unit with a pitched battle profile including ForgeWorld as well as any matched play companion rules like Wrath of the Everchosen, Broken Realms and White Dwarf supplements, however any armies that have received an Age of Sigmar 3 battle tome will not be able to use any supplements that were released prior to their most updated battletome.
There will be a 2-week grace period where changes made by Games Workshop (4th February 2023) will not be used at Battle at the Brook 2023.
Army Submission & Deadlines
Army lists are to be submitted via Best Coast Pairings by 11:59pm on Sunday 5th February 2023. Battletomes and units selected must have received an FAQ to be used.
Lists are required to be submitted in text format from warscroll builder.
Lists not in this format will be sent back for resubmission. All your allegiance abilities, command traits, spells, prayers and artefacts must be stated on your army list.An army that is found to be illegal during the tournament, over in points, or otherwise misleading will be disqualified from the event - it is your responsibility to make sure your army is legal before you come to the event!
All miniatures in your army are expected to be fully assembled and painted to at least a Battle Ready standard.
During the lunch break after Game 4 players may display their armies for judging. During this time, players will vote on their single favourite army based on painting, modelling, and theme. 24” by 24” OR 22” by 30” display boards are optional, but armies on display boards will inevitably get more votes. We strongly support cool conversions and out of the box ideas as well! To ensure you achieve the maximum player votes make sure your army is labelled with your name.
Models are expected to be WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). ForgeWorld models should be the official ForgeWorld model. Conversions and suitable substitutions are allowed though, so if you have a cool conversion or unusual model, please contact the TO’s for approval.
3D printed miniatures must clearly represent the official model without confusion and based on the correct sized based. Models must also be of the same approximate volume as the model that they are representing. Pictures for all 3D printed models must be submitted to the TO by email for approval. These pictures will be collated into a document which will be released to players before the event. Models that do not comply may risk being removed by the TO and counted as being destroyed.
Models are to be on appropriate round or oval bases. If you are yet to rebase your army, take the opportunity to rebase your miniatures using the Warhammer Age of Sigmar - Base Sizes. Square bases and square bases stuck to round bases are not accepted.
Any army that uses special GW scenery models (e.g. Wyldwoods, Loonshrines, Feculent Gnarlmaw's) must use official GW models or a proxy that has a traced footprint based on the official GW model. Any non-official terrain pieces must receive TO approval prior to the event (in effect they are part of your army and must be displayed for paint judging).
Battle points will be awarded for winning, achieving battle tactics and grand strategies, and denying your opponent from doing the same.
Scoring system: we are using swiss chess (W/D/L) (battle points & differential total victory will be used for tie breakers)
There will be awards for performance in game, sportsmanship and hobby related awards. Additionally, there will be a few fun awards.
Prizes will be awarded for the following:
- 1st Place (overall)
- Best 4-1
- Best 3-2
- Best 2-3
- Best 1-4
- Best 0-5
- Wooden spoon
- Best painted
- Players choice army
- Other novelty prizes
Attacker & Defender
Do not use the rules for setting up defender/attacker in the battle pack. The Attacker chooses territories, and the Defender chooses which player deploys first
First round pairing will be randomly determined (with the exception of grudge matches) before the event.
Second and third round will be Swiss based only on wins, draws and losses
Fourth and fifth round will be Swiss based on points and SoS.
More information will be released closer to the event.
Players may use the event post on Facebook to organise grudge matches here.
Both players must agree, and you will be paired in the first round.
The grudge match is to be used in good faith, not to slingshot a friend or club mate up the ladder with an easy victory.
Games will be played in a 60x44" battlefield. Players are not required to bring terrain (outside of their Faction specific terrain). All boards will have 7-8 pieces of terrain.
Terrain layout will be set up by the Tournament Organisers and will have predetermined Mysterious Terrain as well as any Impassable and Garrison terrain.
Faction terrain setup rules will be as per the latest warscroll and following the army selection rules laid out earlier in this document.
Draw & Pre-Setup
Before starting your game, you should hand your opponent your list and allow about 5 minutes to look at them and discuss any rules or ask any questions.
Each round will last 3 hours which should be plenty of time to deploy your army and play the game out in full. If a player is over 15 minutes late they count as missing the game and their opponent will score full tournament score. If your opponent is not at the table by the cut off time, please contact the event team.
There will be reminders at 90, 60, 30, and 10 minutes to go. We recommend not starting a new battle round if both players can't complete their turns in the time remaining, however; this needs to be reasonable.
Results must be submitted before the end of the round to keep the event on track. If players are still not finished at the end of a round, then they will be asked to stop and work out results. We reserve the right to issue a penalty to anyone who does not complete 3 games in the time limit. If you want to take 140 models, be prepared to play quickly.
Battle at the Brook 2023 will present you with the opportunity to build friendships with fellow hobbyists that will last well after this event is over. We all like to win but very few will avoid tasting defeat over the weekend.
Players are expected to follow the Players Code set out in the Age of Sigmar rules of always be polite and respectful, always tell the truth and never cheat, and the principles in the players code.
At the end of the event you'll be asked to vote on your favourite opponent based on gaming etiquette based entirely on their behaviour during the game, not on the list played.
Tournament Support will attempt to be available throughout the event should you require a judges ruling. We ask that you attempt to resolve the dispute with your opponent using the appropriate rulebook & FAQ (or just roll a D6 for it). If a player has concerns at any point, they are always welcome and encouraged to call a judge. When calling for a judge’s assistance, please be prepared to provide any relevant rules to the particular question. Once a ruling has been made it is final.
If you arrive late for registration or any round which results in your opponent sitting idle waiting for you, you will incur a penalty of -1 tournament point per instance.
Should you arrive late to Game #1 or Game #4 of the event you may lose your spot if there is an uneven number of players. Assuming your spot is still available, you will be paired with any other late arrivals (again, where relevant) with a mandate to complete your game in the original Round time. If you aren’t matched up due to lateness, you will be marked as a Major Loss against the Bye.
If a judge is informed or observes anyone intentionally time wasting or delaying their turn or failing to start a new set of turns because they might lose but there is enough time remaining, we will intervene and may issue a TP penalty.
GENERAL MISBEHAVIOUR MAY RESULT IN INSTANT DISQUALIFICATION
Conceding or Dropping Out
Actions on a player dropping out is TBD and will be confirmed before the event.
- Dice rolling apps will NOT be in use
- Dice must be clearly legible and easily interpreted by all parties involved at the event
- All dice must be rolled onto the table or into a dice tray. Make sure your opponent can see them before you begin removing or re-rolling. Ensure that you explain what you are rolling for and provide your opponent time to view your roll before picking them up.
- Where multiple entries for the same unit exist, use the most up to date version.
- Base sizes should be in line with those listed on the Games Workshop site (as per Basing above) - if unsure confirm with the TO
- New Gloomspite and Beasts of Chaos Battletomes will not be in use.