The inaugural edition of the Goonhammer Open UK is now just 4 weeks away! We’re really looking forward to the weekend, and as the event draws closer, we have some announcements to make, a reminder about list submission, and details of all the prizes on offer. We also still have a few places available – if you’re keen to attend, please sign up for the waitlist in Eventbrite and we will contact you.
First, let’s get the boring administrative stuff out of the way:
The rules pack has been updated to include a Covid-19 policy, mirroring the one implemented by our friends at Hellstorm Wargaming. With cases rising in Nottingham we will be expecting attendees to wear masks, so bear that in mind when you’re packing. We will also have hand sanitiser available on site to use regularly, and spare masks to hand out.
The refunds deadline has now passed – if you can’t make the event, you will no longer be refunded. You can still contact us to transfer your ticket to someone else.
We will shortly be updating the event FAQ, which answers some common questions which we’ve been asked over the last few months. If you have a question you want in here then ask it soon!
Lists are due in BCP by the end of Saturday 9th October. You will need to register for the event here and upload your list. If you are having trouble submitting, let us know and we will be able to assist you. Please note that the updated event FAQ will include a rule banning the use of the Blackstone Fortress datasheets – which means no single Ur-Ghuls and no X-101.
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We have a great selection of prizes on offer for the event, provided by us and all of our amazing sponsors.
- Everyone: a Koyo mystery pin on arrival
- Wooden Spoon (the lowest placed person completing all their games): a Koyo Nurgling plushie
- Best in Faction: trophies and more Koyo mystery pins
- Best in Bracket (the highest placed player in each win bracket i.e. 1-5, 2-4, 3-3, 4-2, 5-1): tickets to a FactoruM event of their choice
- 3rd Place: a trophy, a bronze Rhino, a Vanguard Tactics terrain set, a £10 voucher to the Too Many Metal Men online store, and Koyo artefact pins
- 2nd Place: a trophy, a silver Rhino, a Vanguard Tactics terrain set, a £25 voucher to the Too Many Metal Men online store, and Koyo artefact pins
- 1st Place: the Big Gold Belt, a trophy, a gold Rhino, a Vanguard Tactics terrain set, a £40 voucher to the Too Many Metal Men online store, and a Koyo Chapter Pin set
- 3rd Place: a trophy, 2 Darkstar Molten Metals triads, a £10 voucher to the Too Many Metal Men online store, and Koyo artefact pins
- 2nd Place: a trophy, 2 Darkstar Molten Metals triads, a £25 voucher to the Too Many Metal Men online store, and Koyo artefact pins
- 1st Place: a trophy, a full set of Darkstar Molten Metals paints and accompanying paint stand, a photo canvas of your army on display arranged by Vanguard Tactics, a £40 voucher to the Too Many Metal Men online store, and a Koyo Diorama Pin set
Mohawk Miniatures will also be running the Best Single Miniature painting competition, with 000,00,0,1 and 2 Series 7 brushes and a certificate for the winner (plus a trophy from Goonhammer), and certificates for 2nd and 3rd place. This must be a miniature from the army you’re playing at the event!
Finally, make sure to keep an eye on the event page, where you can find the rules pack, terrain maps, the event FAQ, and the registration link for the event in BCP.