Granite City Waaagh Fest
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Holy Gork! (or Mork!) Two Weeks and Armylists.


trukkSo, the imminent panic attack that comes with realizing there’s only two weeks left until the greenest party uv da year happens (yes, dis trumps St. Paddy’s Day, right?) and dere’s an orky tonne of werk to be done. Prizes, beer, and food are all lined up so da important stuff is taken care of, at least. 🙂

I know many of you went to BugEater this year so welcome back and congrats to those who placed! I expect there’s a bunch of ya tweakin’ yer lists for da other dig day, so we do need to get yer armylists – these are due by June 16th so we’ve got time to cross check everything. As you know, the game has gotten quite complicated so be kind and give us some time to make sure things are copacetic.

Please send your armylists to either Marv at or myself at


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Last Day to Order T-Shirts!


WaaaghFest T-ShirtWhat else can I say? If you want one, you’ve got until 9:00 pm tonight to put in your order! Go.


Get to da order form!

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Clarifications as We Get Closer to Game Day


paul-huckThere’s been a few questions popping up as we close this last month before Waaagh!Fest! 5 so I thought I’d address the most common here because they mostly affect the list building component.

We chose to use the ITC format for most of our rules, especially when it comes to list building. Recently there has been a lot of talk swirling around the the surveys just completed and Reccuss’ online opinions of the results, which they use in making changes to the format. I’ll put this out there right away: THEY HAVE NOT MADE ANY CHANGES TO THE FAQ BASED ON THESE FINDINGS.

We’ve decided to not use any changes made 30 days prior to the event, just like the adoption of new codices released within that same time frame, and for all of the same reasons. Use the FAQ dated 2/2015.

That said, the new Imperial Knights codex raises the question of LoW, since ALL Knights are considered LoW now. We are choosing to allow the new codex as is but you are limited to a MAXIMUM of three Knights in ANY army list, no matter how you organize it. You shalt not use  four. Five is right out!

The other question that has arose is how to use the “allowed, non-Warhammer40K Approved/legal LoW” list provided by ITC and linked to in the Roolz section. Use the list on our Rooolz page to determine if the LoW you wich to use is legal, then use the ITC linked chart to see what source you should be using for that particular model.

As usual, any other questions, please contact me at



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Waaagh!Fest T-Shirts Now Available!


temp-mock-front waaagh-armorAlthough Clayton is busily finishing the color work for the new poster/shirt/armor art, we’re putting the shirts up for sale once again. Collectible and washable, these limited edition 6+ saves are just the stylish wear one needs when spilling a bit of squig brew on yerself while throwing down some plastic toys and dice for the afternoon with old acquaintances and new strange(r) friends.

Printed on startling black in vibrant digital color with Clayton’s one-of-a-kind artwork, these shirts will help you stand out in a crowd and let everyone know “You were there!”

Ordering is open until JUNE 4th so get your chips in soon! Full details HERE.

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Rules and Format Set for Waaagh!Fest 2015


bigmekSo, after many long debates, we’ve finally settled on the format for Waaagh!Fest 2015. We have decided to follow the conventions and list building rules as set forth by the ITC (Independent Tournament Circuit) which published the rules of the popular LVO/BAO tournaments.


But you’re a small, friendly, non-competitive/compeitive, gaming over beer and chips kinda tournament – why would you adopt the trappings of a large, hyper-competitive, WAACa style tournament?


Well, my friend, it’s a different world out there in the world of 7th Edition. As gamers, we are spoiled with the amount of variety we have, an endless fountain of rules, units, models, superheavies, and fortifications. As a tournament organizer, it’s a hellish nightmare of a million options, and no possible combination that will make ALL players happy, much less keeping on top of Games Workshops recent production schedule. 7th Edition Warhammer 40K makes 2nd Edition look like Candy Land compared to Risk. And, to be honest, us TO’s for Waaagh!Fest have many other jobs that don’t include working for a gaming company or hobby store so we don’t have umpteen hours to invest in play-testing everything that comes out and finding broken situations.

For that, we’ve decided to leave it to the experts who DO this for a living. This lets us focus on the FUN part of this gig – picking themes, writing missions, and generally gathering folks together to throw dice over beers and food in a friendly environment. If you are the type to follow the LVO/BAO rules, assume that changes they make in their format will be reflected here. We will attempt to keep up with them and reflect the changes here.

So cruise on over to the Roolz page and check out what you can and can’t do for this years tournament. To be honest, there isn’t a lot of difference from last year besides HOW you choose your lists

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Registration Up, Go Sign Up!


Actually had the bugs worked out a while ago so there’s no excuse fer anyone not to be signing up!

The Waaagh!Fest staff are hard at work makin’ stuff up to throw at you come June. Lookin’ at rulesets, compilin’ ideas fer missions, and testing all the beer that will be at the event. Bein’ Waaagh!Fest staff is hard work!

As we get things ironed out we’ll post them here, the first items we’re werkin’ on nailing down is the rules — 40K isn’t what it used to be 😉


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Site Back Up – Registration Temporarily Down


As you can see, I’ve gotten the site back up and things cleaned out. I will have the registration module back up and running by early this afternoon. Sorry for any troubles this may have caused.

Da Management

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Waaagh!Fest 5 Registration Officially Open!


mekAllright, ya lunk’eads, listen up!

Da registration for dis years Granite City Waaagh!Fest is now werkin’. Pretty much da same ting as last year. $30 each, all day, three rounds of knockin’ ‘eads, drinkin’ brews, and generally carousin’ like a buncha squigs without der minders.

Click da link above (dat sez “Registration”) and follow da prompts.

As fer kwestions, I know you gits got’em, assume much of da rules from last year are in effect until further notice. Dat means when us warbosses and nobz gets a chance to look’em over. (which should be soon).

Now get ta buildin’ those new armies and we’ll see ya dere!

Warboss Red Jack

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Waaagh!Fest 2015 Date Set


June 20th, 2015 will be the date for Waaagh!Fest 5. Registration should be up in about a week (or so). Details as they arrive.


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Waaagh!Fest! After Action Report – 2014



Alright, ladies and gents. Now that we’ve all had a chance to come down from the high (and sober up a bit 😉 ), Here’s how things shook out at this years Granite City Waaagh!Fest! The top four took home etched liter beer mugs and kustom made plushie squigs.

Best Overall: Matt Root

Best General: Marv Sims

Best Sport: Shawn Kilgore

Best Paint: Nathan Sorenson

A few other notable mentions took home some specially chosen prizes 🙂 Toby Miers took home a ‘uge bucket of cheese balls for Cheesiest Armylist (three Imperial Knights will do that to a person). Puck (Paul Huck) took home the Worst Luck (two new Chessex dice cubes) for his atrocious attempt at, well, everything during his second match on the spikey Riddick board. And to the person who placed last, we typically give out a different game for them to play, maybe it’ll go better for them. This year though, we gave Isaac Thomsen the opportunity to maybe get a second chance under 7th Edition WH40k with a new rules box set. Good luck Isaac!

I want to thank all of the staff and all the attendees for an excellent turnout, a ton of new stories, and a whole bunch of new friends, even if only for day. Keep your eyes peeled for the details on the upcoming Camp Brenny for those coming in from out of town – camping an 40K, might be the new thing! If you have feed back, comments, suggestions or gripes, please let us know here :

Till later (sometime around the first of the year), everyone have a great summer, get out there and get some sun! We’ll try to post here for other tournament announcements around the area to help build some SEO and keep those connections alive, and as always, make sure you’re connected to the Frozen North Gaming Club on Facebook!

Randy Tenvoorde and the entire staff of Granite City Waaagh!Fest!