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The Size of The Fight In The Dog: A Bolt Action Tournament | August 17th 2024

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“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight — it's the size of the fight in the dog.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Welcome to our first Bolt Action event of 2024! We're delighted to be hosting this event at Kirton Games - the home of wargaming in Mid Devon! We are able to welcome up to 28 players for this event and look forward to seeing you there!


The Rules:

We are using the Warlord Games Bolt Action GT pack from 2024. This means:

1: Armies must consist of a single Generic Reinforced Platoon of no more than 1,100 points chosen from the Armies of… books or Armies of… sections included in Campaign and Theatre books.

2: Only units stated as permitted to be included in a Generic
Reinforced Platoon may be included. War Correspondents, Special Characters, and Aircraft rules are not permitted to be used for this event.

3: When writing your army list, please consider the ‘theme’ of your force! When you submit the army list, please title it accordingly – for example Rob Angell – Battle of the Bulge.

4: Please email all lists to email@kirtongames.com by August 9th. Lists will be shared with players ahead of the event

5: All armies should be painted for this event

6: Games will be scored as follows: 3 points for a Victory, 1 point for a Draw, 0 points for a Defeat. Both players should also report the number of enemy Order Dice they have claimed, as these will be used for tiebreaking purposes.

7: In the event of a concession, the player that does not concede will be awarded a Victory and assumed to have claimed all of their opponent’s Order Dice! The conceding player will be awarded a Defeat, and assumed to have claimed no Order Dice – this is regardless of the situation on the tabletop at the point of concession.

8: For the purposes of claiming or contesting objectives, only Infantry or Artillery units not in transports may claim/ contest. Medics, Chaplains, Spotters, and Forward Observers may not claim/contest. Cavalry, bicyclists, and motorcyclists must dismount in order to claim/contest.

9: All objectives will have a 40mm circular footprint, and will count as Impassable Terrain for the purpose of movement. However, they will not confer any Cover bonus, nor will they block Line of Sight.


10: Two hours will be allotted for each game – time updates will be issued throughout.
When ‘game over’ is called, no further Order Dice may be drawn. Instead, the current Order Dice (if any) is completed, and the game ends! 

11: If at any point a question arises about a rule or any other` point of gameplay or conduct, please call for a Tournament Organiser – they will be on hand to assist throughout the entire event.

12: Games may be streamed and you may be filmed at the event. Please let an organiser know in advance if you have any requirements or concerns. 

Schedule

Registration 9:00 - 9:20
Tournament Briefing 9:20 - 9:30
Round 1 9:30 - 11:30
Best Army Player Vote 11:30 - 12:00
Lunch 12:00 - 13:00
Round 2 13:00 - 15:00
Round 3 15:30 - 17:30
Awards 17:40

General Details

Awards: 
Trophies and prizes for the top 3, players vote  favourite army and judges vote favourite army.

Parking: There is ample parking at St Saviours Way carpark which is less than a five-minute walk from the shop.

Food: We have a selection of snacks and drinks on sale throughout the weekend.

In addition, there are plenty of food options within a short distance in Crediton.

Cancellations: Please note that regretfully we are unable to offer refunds or ticket transfers to future events within 14 days of the event.

Accessibility: Regretfully the store is not easily accessible to wheelchair users. However, if you have any concerns please contact us in advance of purchasing a ticket to discuss, and we will make every effort to make suitable arrangements to accommodate you.

Non-participants: The attendance of non-participants, is at the discretion of the TO. Any non-participating minors should be accompanied at all times by a supervising adult, and are the responsibility of those they accompany.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask, getting in touch via Social Media or email us at store@kirtongames.com.

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