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Registration Now Open

Posted: February 5, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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We are excited to announce that registration for this year’s
Astronomi-con Toronto is now open!

Visit the registration page here!

Astronomi-con Toronto 2016

Posted: January 27, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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We’re excited to announce the first Toronto event of the year, taking place on April 30th and May 1st, 2016!  We will once again be returning to the Best Western Plus in Milton Ontario.  Registration information will be forthcoming.

This event will be the traditional 1500 point tournament.

At this time we are working on plans for a second Toronto event later in the year with somewhat different format.  More details on this later in the year as we put it all together.

Changing The Rules

Posted: November 18, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Forgeworld, News, Rules
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As Tournament Organizers, we are ultimately responsible for the way our events are run.  This covers all aspects of the tournament, from something as simple as how many points each player is allowed to use when creating their armies, to what restrictions will be enforced such as disallowing multiples of the same formation or limiting Lords of War.

Some Tournament formats such as the ITC produce their own FAQ’s and impose their own limits on abilities and limits for their events.

Astronomi-con while generally very open to using existing units and rules sometimes has to put a few of its own ‘fixes’ in place to address rules oddities, or potentially abusive combinations.

As such we have two such items listed on our FAQ page.

One item gives new rules for the Lucius Drop Pod produced by ForgeWorld.

The second restricts the ability of units embarking in Allied transports and Independent Characters joining Allied units.

These changes have been made in the interests of fun thematic gaming and to downplay potentially abusive combinations.

Ruleset Updates

Posted: October 14, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Composition, Dataslate, Digital, Forgeworld, News, Rules
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In an effort to ease questions about what is and is not allowed with respect to codices, units, and formations for Astronomi-con we have simplified things somewhat from our inclusive list of codices and supplemental rules.

Astronomi-con has always been about including as much of the 40k universe as possible within the scale and scope appropriate to the points level being played with the goal of encouraging narrative thematic fun games for all participants.

To address the questions of what units and codices are allowed, we have opted to do away with the 30-day restrictions on new releases.  Currently it seems new units with their rules are made available almost every week via White Dwarf, in advance of a codex release.   If a unit has complete rules available then they are permitted.  If a unit is released with an incomplete set of rules – such as referencing special rules or wargear that has not yet been released then that unit will not be permitted.

All currently published Codices, Dataslates, Formations, Supplements, and their associated FAQ’s will be permitted unless otherwise noted on the Ruleset page.   This also includes Forgeworld Imperial Armour books, Experimental rules, and their related FAQ’s. Black Library hosted rules are also permitted.

Check the Ruleset page for complete information!

Astronomi-con Toronto 2015 Results

Posted: August 6, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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Our 13th annual Toronto event took place this past weekend.

Congratulations to Simon Cartmale who took this year’s Best Overall award!

The Result page can be found here including a complete scoring breakdown.

Thanks to everyone that attended this past weekend, and we hope to bring you news of a new Toronto event soon.
Special thanks to Dave, Jim, Nick, Milos, and Phoenix Games for helping provide terrain for this year’s event.
We would encourage our members and the community to consider sponsoring a table of terrain in the future.

Going over the results spreadsheet after the event, a data entry error was found, and once corrected changed the final score for Shane Phillips. This did not affect any of the awards which were handed out, but did put Shane into second place overall.  We apologize for this mistake and the results spreadsheet reflects the correction.

Congratulations on a great tournament, Shane.  We wish that you could have had the acknowledgement from everyone on Sunday evening, but hope that this public notice will in some way help make up for it.

Army Selection Update

Posted: June 21, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Composition, Dataslate, Events, News, Rules
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We have revised the Army Selection rules:

Players must select their armies using the Battle-forged method as detailed in the main rulebook page 117.

Players may select any number of Formations but cannot select the same Formation more than once.

Players cannot select Allies classified as ‘Come the Apocalypse’ in the main rulebook.

Players cannot select units or Formations that are designated as “Apocalypse”.

Players cannot select units that have a battlefield role designated as “Lord Of War”.

Players cannot select a Formation that includes a unit which has a battlefield role designated as “Lord of War”.

It is important for players to understand the differences among a Detachment, Formation, and a Unit when creating their Battleforged army. This is all detailed in the main rulebook and in each codex.

Astronomi-con Toronto 2015 – Registration Now Open!

Posted: May 8, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News, Rules, Scenarios, Terrain
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Registration for this year’s Astronomi-con Toronto event is now open!

We have been debating the exact format of this year’s tournament for the past couple of weeks and have decided to go with a more traditional format which excludes Lords of War.

There are a few updates to the website which are still underway, so expect a few changes over the next little while, but we wanted to get registration open to allow everyone to get signed up and allow us to prepare for the event.

We would like to add some more sponsors to support this year’s event, by providing terrain, prizes, or both.  If you or your organization are interested in being a sponsor, please contact the organizers.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

First Blood Part II

Posted: June 19, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Hobby, Rules, Scenarios, Tactica, Uncategorized
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In the first part of this article I covered the more obvious points about the First Blood Secondary Objective in the Eternal War and the Maelstrom of War missions.

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Some deeper topics I will cover here in Part II include the influences that First Blood has had on army design, scenario design, and competitive play.

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First Blood

Posted: June 19, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Rules, Scenarios, Tactica
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First Blood was first introduced as a secondary objective for the Eternal War missions in sixth edition and remains a staple in seventh edition book missions.

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1. (Military) the first killing or wounding in a fight or war.
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Astra Militarum – Vendetta

Posted: April 23, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Expansions, Forgeworld, Hobby, Rules, Tactica, Uncategorized
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As Imperial Guard players transition to the new Astra Militarum codex, while much may seem the same, many things have changed.  I’ll be posting a series of articles about some of the units which have seen changes and hopefully provide some insights, tactics, and general information about how the unit has evolved.

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Next up: Vendetta.

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