Scoring

 BATTLESCORE (150 points Maximum, 6 games at 20 Points + 5 Bonus Points)

  • Major Victory: 20 points
  • Minor Victory: 15 points
  • Draw: 10 points
  • Minor Defeat: 7 points
  • Major Defeat: 3 points
  • Scenario Bonus:  5 additional points

 SPORTSMANSHIP (36 Points Maximum, 6 Games at 6 questions)

Mark all that apply:

  •  My opponent was prepared for the game (books, dice, tape measure, army list, pen, etc.).
  • Rules issues were handled in a mature way.
  • My opponent played at timely pace (no slow play, understanding of rules, bathroom breaks, etc.).
  • My opponent played to the spirit of the game or objectives of the game.
  • I would voluntarily play against my opponent again.
  • I would voluntarily play against my opponent’s army list again.

 THEME (25 Points Maximum, 10 points for each Good and Evil Army, plus combined bonus)

  •  Army Leader(Select Best Choice)
    • Army Leader is logical choice for army theme (1 point)
    • Army Leader is carefully selected based on adherence to Tolkien Mythos or well explained “what if” armies for army theme (2 points)
  • Warband Formation(Select Best Choice)
    • Warriors are logically combined based on warband leader for at least one of the warbands in the army (1 point)
    • Warriors are logically combined based on warband leader for at least half of the warbands in the army (2 points)
    • Warriors are logically combined based on warband leader for all warbands in the army (3 points)
    • Warriors are carefully selected based on adherence to Tolkien Mythos or well explained “what if” armies for all warbands in the army (4 points)
  • Warband Combinations(Select Best Choice)
    • Some warbands are logically combined (1 point)
    • All warbands are logically combined (2 points)
    • All warbands are carefully selected based on adherence to Tolkien Mythos or well explained “what if” armies (4 points)
  •  Theme Bonus(Select Best Choice):
    • Good and Evil armies appear as reasonable interpretation of battlefield rivals (2 points)
    • Good and Evil armies are examples of natural battlefield rivals (5 points)

 APPEARANCE (80 Points Maximum, 40 points for each Army).

The painting checklist will be altered from previous years.  Painting scores will be determined by the counting of the following elements

  • Basic Painting Techniques, including but not limited to three color minimum, shading and highlighting
  • Advanced Painting Techniques, including but not limited to picking out of details, blending, free hand
  • Unified painting styles and color choices
  • Basing, including but not limited to use of multiple basing materials, colors, and unified appearance
  • Conversions, including but not limited to weapon swaps, minor and major sculpting, and appropriateness
  • Display base

Note: Not all of the above items will need to be included, however the more that are included the better the overall painting score. 

TIE BREAKER VOTES

At the end of the tournament, players will be asked to rank their opponents 1 through 5 and to select a favorite army (doesn’t have to be someone they played). These votes will be used to break ties.