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Warhammer 40k Pairs Tournament

Friday June 16th will see the return of the Pairs tournament to Origins. This Warhammer 40K event is set for up to 24 players, but can expand 32 teams (64 players). Origins releases event tickets in groups, no event can have more than 24 open tickets in the system at one time. So if the tickets seem to be sold out check on the next Monday. Typically a couple of people don’t show, so please come anyway. There is a high probability that there will be openings in the event.

The tournament will have 3 rounds, the first one will be prior to lunch and during the lunch break, the paint judging will be done. Please leave your armies out for judging during lunch. If there is a need there will be a final 4th round between the top 2 teams.

The pairs tournament will use sides where each player is allowed 1000 points (team total 2000 points). The rules will follow the Adepticon rules for composition. The Adepticon rules are being posted a piece at a time at:


We will mirror the posts here as they are completed.

Final rules will be posted here the first week in April. Sign-in starts at 9AM, first dice down will be at 10 AM. Please come early enough to sign in and have your army list reviewed. You may bring your list by anytime prior to Friday and see one of the tournament judges for an early review, if you want to sleep in a bit on Saturday. Please bring 5 copies of your army list – 1 for each opponent and 1 for the judges.

Each player will be allowed 1000 points for their faction. Combined the two factions should be equal to or less than 2000 points. GamesWorkshop and ForgeWorld models are legal, so long as they meet the Adepticon list building rules. [The team reserves the right to modify the Adepticon rules if needed by the 15th of April]. New rules and models from GamesWorkshop/ForgeWorld released prior to 1 May 2017 are legal within the spirit of the overall rules.

Awards will be given for:

– Best painted army (both halves of the pairs) based on the narrative that the team provides for why the two factions are working together

– Best painter (player) based on that player’s faction

– Best sportsmanship team

– Best sportsmanship person

– Best general

– Best overall player – combination of general, sportsmanship and painting

ITC Warhammer 40K – Singles Tournament

Saturday June 17th, 2017 will see the 10th annual Origins Warhammer 40K tournament. This event will start registration at 8 AM and first dice down will start at 9:30 AM. Please bring 5 copies of your army list, one for the judges and 1 for each of your opponents. There are 24 tickets in the registration system and as they sell additional tickets will be released in blocks of 8. The event can support up to 64 players. If there are an odd number of players, the judges may choose to insert a player to even the sides. There are always 2 or 3 players who drop out, so please show up even if you don’t get a ticket in advance. Again there should be someone around on Wednesday thru Friday to check army lists in advance if you want to grab a bit of extra sleep on Saturday.

The tournament will have 1 round prior to lunch, paint judging will happen during the lunch break. Please leave your armies out for judging. The tournament will be 3 rounds total with an option for a 4th round for the top 2 players depending on scoring.

The event is a sanctioned ITC event – for more on ITC and the rules please see:

https://www.frontlinegaming.org/community/frontline-gamings-independent-tournament-circuit/ <https://www.frontlinegaming.org/community/frontline-gamings-independent-tournament-circuit/>

We would like to thank the team at Front Line Gaming for taking the time to put the ITC together and keeping it running.

The 2017 rules updates should be posted shortly. The tournament will run with ITC scenarios, FAQ, and army list rules. Scores will be reported to ITC and will count in the ITC scoring.

Awards will be given for:

– Best painter

– Best sportsman

– Best general

– Best overall player

– Lowest overall points total

Vedros Tournament

On Thursday June 15th, 2017 for the very first time Origins will host a Warhammer 40K Vedros Tournament. The legal models are in the Vedros starter set. Each player will play 4 rounds – 2 with Orks and 2 with Space Marines. The top 2 players will play a 5th round with the side they did the best with in the prior 4 rounds (e.g. it could end up 2 Ork teams fighting each other). This event is new and as such is limited to 16 players. Painting, sportsmanship, and game play will all count in this tournament.

Rules from the Vedros starter box are the only legal rules, unless Games Workshop releases an update to them. The Vedros starter box should be available in stores starting on the 1st of January and at a wide range of retailers.


Quality of painting will count in the overall competition and in the best painter portion of the tournament, but will not count for best general or best sportsman.

The Vedros tournament will be played on a 4 foot by 4 foot board, instead of the traditional 40K 4×6 foot board. Boards will be heavy in terrain and places to hide, compared to most tournament boards.

Players are encouraged to be on hand by 9 AM to have their army reviewed. Players are required to bring their own miniatures. Someone will be on hand to help with model repair if any is needed.

We expect that the games will run quickly compared to a regular Warhammer 40K tournament.

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