UTC Recap and Weekend Preview: June 29, 2023

The Unified Tournament Circuit is a regional circuit for Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar which covers the area between Virginia and Newfoundland. In case you missed our announcement, you can find it here.

You can find the full calendar of UTC events here.

We’re in the final days of Warhammer 40,000’s 9th edition but there’s still plenty of competition going on because 9th edition events count the same as 10th edition ones when it comes to UTC and ITC scoring. Plus, there’s still tons of Age of Sigmar play to be had by people who are looking forward to the new General’s Handbook. So let’s dive into this past weekend’s events, because there’s a lot to cover.

Last Weekend’s Events

There were three UTC events last weekend: A 10th edition 40k Teams Tournament (!) in Montreal, a 10th edition RTT in Massachusetts, and an Age of Sigmar GT in Maryland. We’ll cover each, starting with the AoS event.

The Battle to End Alzheimer’s AOS GT

Westminster, MD

The Battle to End Alzheimer’s is a set of annual charity events that run every summer in Maryland. The Age of Sigmar event was last weekend and held at Tables n Towers in Westminster Maryland over two days and five rounds. The events promote Alzheimer’s awareness and raise money for Alzheimer’s research. The Age of Sigmar event just concluded but there’s another 40k event coming up on August 5th, so if you’re looking to play some 10th edition and contribute to a good cause, consider signing up for that.

With 5 rounds and 40 players this year’s Age of Sigmar event had some extremely tough competition. We’ve covered these matchups in detail over in this week’s Competitive Innovations in the Mortal Realmsso head over there if you want an in-depth look at the lists and the final matchup.

  • 1st – James O’Brien (Tough Crowd) – Seraphon: Fangs of Sotek with strong play against armies that lack anti-magic
  • 2nd – Rye Anderson (TILT) – Soulblight Gravelords running Neferata and friends
  • 3rd – William Hatch (Team Big Chungus) – Legion of Blood: There’s a cute Amulet of Screams Wight King combo for a disposable anti-magic dork, otherwise this is standard LOB fare
  • 4th – Frank Sylvester (Team Big Chungus) – Barak-Nar: 30 Thunderers Ironclad Soulscream Bridge
  • 5th – Emma Mangels (Harambe’s Heroes) – Droning Guard: A cheeky Glottkin 4-1 that utilises a Plague Priest with Curse to up the damage output of a big brick of 10 Blightkings, with Plague Drones acting as budget Pusgoyles
  • 6th – Adam Lindsey (Team Big Chungus) – Boulderhead: Monster trucks! 4 Stonehorns 2 Thundertusks
  • 7th – Bill Hennessey (Bottom Table Bullies) – Scarlet Doom: 50 Bladegheists with an Incarnate


Tournois D’équipe d’Imperia-Lys VI

Montreal, QC

This two-day, bilingual event in Montreal saw 7 teams and 30 players competing using 10th edition rules. The top spot went to team Imperia-Lys Prime, who edged out the other 5-0 team Trash-Tier. Both teams had 5-0 players, with Franck Lortie taking the top individual player spot with a 5-0 Adeptus Mechanicus (!!) list, ahead of Sebastien Geoffrion’s Tyranids and Yves Jean-baptiste’s Space Marines. You can find their lists in the link above.


Webway Games June RTT

Marlborough, MA

Twenty players showed up to this 10th edition RTT, which was won by Cullen Burns of the US Army Esports team running Aeldari with Fire Prisms, Night Spinners, Support Weapons, and a Wraithknight. Samuel Pope of team Militaries + diorama took second with a 3-0 Tyranids list. You can find lists at the link above.

  • Cullen Burns (US Army Esports) – Aeldari
  • Samuel Pope (Militaries + diorama) – Tyranids
  • Ian Power – Aeldari
  • Rafael Buckentin (Submissive and Breachable) – Thousand Sons


Upcoming Events

Summer’s heating up and now that 10th edition is officially out I suspect we’ll start seeing a lot more events for 40k with bigger attendance. Age of Sigmar should catch up in another week or two following the release of the new General’s Handbook. Let’s look at what’s coming up.

Because July 4th is next week, we’ve got more Sunday events than usual – great for if you’ve got Monday off.

July 1, 2023

July 2, 2023

July 7, 2023

  • The 2023 Salt City GT (40k) – This 78-player GT event runs over three days (starting on Friday) and 7 rounds, using 10th edition rules and using modified GW terrain.

July 8, 2023

Have any questions or feedback? Are you a TO interested in joining the circuit? Drop us an email at contact@goonhammer.com.