Cheezecon - Warhammer Fantasy Battles 27-Oct-07

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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 Warhammer Fantasy Battles "tournament" was organised by the Lord of Cheeze himself,Craig Wyton.


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Warhammer Fantasy Battles was the last event for Cheezecon in 2007. 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.

WARHAMMER FANTASY BATTLES

 

Craig Wyton is the brains behind Cheezecon. He has run with this concept for many years now, and everyone has a great time. Here he is getting the players in the mood for some fun at the start of the Warhammer Fantasy Battles tournament.

Everybody's nightmare - a spider army.

A mass of undead on the march.

Anyone for Ogre soup?

Excellent terrain piece to go with the most coveted spider army of "Eddie" James Wright.

Flying spiders.

Scary trees.

Magic, anyone? A figure nicely painted by Tiernan.

Gnoblar scrap launcher. An interesting way to dispose of your junk - hurl it at someone else!

You have to be dead (or undead) to hitch a ride in this coach.

Bats on the wing.

Great scenery easily and cheaply made from real sticks.

More home made scenery.

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.

RESULTS

Well done to James Wyton for taking out the first prize by coming 4th overall.

James Wright entered each tournament under a different name. For WFB in his persona as Eddie he gained 2nd prize for his "Most Coveted Army" with his excellent spider army.

Phil clearly won 3rd prize for the Most Bonus Points. Note the bonus points are the absolute value (ignoring plus or minus sign) of the bonus points given to a player. The straight value of the bonus points form part of the total points for each player. For example, if a player is given -10 in evil manipulation points, it will count -10 to their total points, but +10 to their bonus points. If you are confused, that is good, because that is what Cheezecon is all about!

PLAYER Points Bonus Points Prize
Phil Haynes 122 102 3rd prize (Highest Bonus)
Teirnan 107 77 No prizes for 2nd place
David 102 67  
James Wyton 97 67 1st prize (4th place)
Luke 77 52  
Adam 74 85  
Tyson 72 42  
Eddie (James Wright) 67 42 2nd prize (Most Coveted Army)
Linda Wyton 67 57  
Rob 67 67  

A dragon always makes a mighty foe.

Cheezemeister Craig Wyton calculates the results.

Dwarves are tough opponents.

Night Goblins on the prowl.

Another view of the stick fort.

This dragon provides some heavy breathing fire power.

A quick check of the rules, then on with the game.

Knights ready to charge.

A nice looking piece of real estate (assuming it is not haunted).

Wolves, bats, skeletons and other creatures that go bump in the night.

A giant ready to rumble.

The Ogre army.