Cheezecon – Warmachine 13-Oct-07


Cheezecon is a wacky tournament you are having when you are not having a tournament. It is a fun experience and being competitive just doesn’t count.

The Warmachine “tournament” was organised by Brendan Day, James Wright and Craig Wyton .

Click to open the Word document with the details for Cheezecon 2007 – Warmachine.

Cheezecon is a series of fun tournaments in a variety of wargames. They are a tongue-in-cheek celebration of standard tournaments. Ideally suited to beginners and to encourage players to try games they may not normally play. The tournament encourages players to take really “Cheezy” armies. These are the ones that are legal within the rules, but may stretch the boundaries. The armies may be really powerful or too weak or just a really interesting theme that might not do well in a normal tournament.

Co-ordinated by Craig Wyton, October has became “the month of Cheeze” at NWA.

Kindly sponsored by Military Simulations.


Ash and Sarina send their warcasters to battle over the snow covered landscape.

Adam and Brendan share a table while Phil looks on.

“Vladamir” and Damien explain the finer points of Warmachine to Tom.

More steam powered mayhem.

Dashing through the snow . . .

A very dangerous looking lance on this machine.

On a road to glory?

You put your left leg in, you put your left leg out, you put your big weapon in, and you smack them all about.

A Necromunda paintball gang pressed into service.

There are plenty of prizes and some rather wacky ways of winning them. You not only score points for winning games, but also for your army composition (how “cheezy” is it really). You get 4th prize for first place or most bonus points. You get 1st Prize for finishing fourth. You win a prize if you come last. But since you get bonus points for losing every game it is not that easy to come last!

There are bonus points for having really “Cheezy” armies. But beware! There are “no prizes for second place”. No one can win more than one prize, so plenty of people walk away with a prize. And since all players get a chance secretly to use “evil manipulation points” to alter opponents’ scores up OR down, no one really knows who will win a prize until the last minute. It amuses the players and totally confuses the scorer. But that is part of the fun that is Cheezecon.


Adam again showed his skill this year by coming 4th; hence gaining 1st prize.

Brendan smashed the field but of course this only gained him 4th prize. “Vladamir” (James Wright) craftily came last by a long way; not easy to do in Cheezecon.

Apart from these two, the rest of the field was very close. Damien was voted to have the most coveted army – the one that the other players would most like to steal.

PLAYER Points Bonus Points Prize
Brendan Day 137 67 4th prize (1st place)
Ash Thompson 82 32 No prizes for 2nd place
Damien Pooley 77 37 2nd prize ()
Adam 72 67 1st prize (4th place)
Luke Thurwell 62 37  
Sarina Pooley 52 22  
Jason 52 62  
Vladamir Tepeisy 22 42 3rd prize (last place)

Waiting while the umpire tallies the results.

Craig tries to explain the results. With Cheezecon this is more difficult than it sounds.

First prize was a voucher from one of our great sponsors, Military Simulations.

Brendan did too well, so walked away with 4th prize from Military Simulations.

Vladamir (James Wright) accepts a nice voucher from Military Simulations for 3rd prize (last place).

Damien collects 2nd prize for most coveted army. Thanks to our sponsor Military Simulations.

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