Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sun’s Out, Gun’s Out! Player's Pack

Sun’s Out, Gun’s Out!!!

A Melbourne based, 3 game
980 point, Narrative driven
Bolt Action Event

 Sun’s Out, Gun’s Out! will be held at Good Games Melbourne on Saturday, the 6th of October, 2018. 

Welcome to the Sun’s Out, Gun’s Out player pack! 
Sun’s Out, Gun’s Out! is a Bolt Action narrative event aimed providing Bolt Action players with a fun, casual event that is slightly different from your stock standard wargaming “Tournament Style” event. 

Good Games
Level 1, 365 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
(03) 9670 0102

Contact Information:
For more information, to submit an army list and for registration information please email Brad at:  whatisabattle(at)gmail (dot) com

Please be on time for this event. Registration opens at 9:30 AM on the 6th of October. Games will begin at 9:45 AM.

Army Lists:
Given that this event is geared towards fun, inclusive play and that it is designed to welcome newer players to Melbourne's Bolt Action scene, I have fairly high standards for listing for this event. As a result I will be rather draconian with list submissions, though there are no units restrictions for this event, outside of the fun ones listed below, I would like to emphasise that this is an fun, casual event. 

I would like to encourage people to experiment and play with lists that are fun to play with and to play against. This is NOT a win at all costs event. The TO reserves the right to ask players to resubmit army lists that are considered... perhaps "too hard" for the spirit of the event. 

If you are unsure, please ask. 

       All armies for this event should be no larger than 980 points. 
       Forces may be made up using the generic reinforced platoons rules or they can be made using Theatre Selectors for forces in the Desert War or those involving battles in and around Italy.  Regardless, forces must come from these specific theatres of war. Armies such as the Soviets or the Japanese did not fight in these areas so they would not be appropriate to run in this event.

If you have any questions. Please ask.

Please make sure that you are familiar with the most up to date rules FAQ PDF available (for free) from the Warlord Games Website.

ARMY LISTS ARE DUE (by midnight) ON JUNE 30TH of September
Please email them to: whatisabattle(at)gmail (dot) com

Given the purpose of the event, we will only have 3 trophies on offer at this event.

Best Sportsman (for the player that folks most liked playing)
Best Painted Army (as determined by players in the event)
Best Themed Army (as determined by the TO, if your army has a theme make sure this is communicated to the TO)

Everyone whose side wins the event on the day will get a custom objective marker/ token as a prize to indicate their victory.

As stated above, Sun’s Out, Gun’s Out! is a three game narrative event.  Each round will last 2 hours.  Players will be assigned to sides (which will generally line up with Axis and Allied forces) and their progress will contribute to their team’s success or failure over the course of the day.

Missions will be assigned to specific tables and a few of the tables will be slightly smaller than the usual 4X6 size to represent specific types of specialized combat environments.

The side that has the most victories at the end of round one will be able to shift two of their players from one player to another player on their side so that those players change their table and opponents for the second round. The other side gets to do this in round three.

To submit an army list and for registration information please email Brad at:  whatisabattle(at)gmail (dot) com

There will be a hard 20 player cap for this event.

The event costs $20 which must be paid via PayPal prior to the event to hold your place.

For this event you will need:
•   Warlord order dice (rounded edges preferred) and enough six sided dice to play the game
•   3, 40mm circular objective markers
•   A tape measure
•   The rulebook and relevant “Armies of…” book or list
•   Pin markers
•   A pen and/or a pencil
•   3 print outs of your army list
•   An appropriate dice bag

We would like to thank our incredibly generous sponsors for this event:

 The War and Peace gang have once again generously provided prize support this tournament.  As the Australian distributor of Warlord games products they have a great selection of product AND have a super friendly and helpful staff that love to "talk shop."  Give them a call or check them out online:

We would also like to express our thanks to Warlord Games for writing such a great game system (Bolt Action) and for consistently providing great prize support for our events.  Thanks guys!!!

Knights of Dice are the makers of fantastic quality MDF terrain, figure cases and coloured acrylic tokens. We highly recommend that you check out their online shop for the bits and pieces you need to make your gaming tables look absolutely fantastic! 

Looks for their fantastic terrain gracing the tabletop at this event!