40K: The Battle for the Wooden Spoon

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PeteyPab here with a league winning Space Wolves list, as well as how you can win an awesome Battle of Hoth terrain set.

Somewhere deep in Bartlesville, Oklahoma a 40k community is battling for the title “The region’s unluckiest 40k player”. The Battle for the Wooden Spoon is an ITC tournament series featuring some great terrain and a budding 40k community that strives to focus on bringing new people in the world of 40k, instead of crushing them. I’ll let the TO Jason explain a little more. If you want some of the great terrain featured in these pictures check out Frontlinegaming’s ITC terrain series! 

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“The Battle for the Wooden Spoon is a standard ITC tournament series we held just about every month in Bartlesville, OK at our local FLGS over the course of 7 months and we just finished the season finally this month. Our goal initially was to start an RTT geared to the new player.  There was no entry fee and the only prizes were for Best Sport ($10 store credit) and the Wooden Spoon Award (given to last place).  In a humorous sense, the spirit of the Battle for the Wooden Spoon celebrates those who excel at clutching defeat from the jaws of victory.  Whether it’s poor strategy, bad die rolls, rules, or ill-advised list construction contribute to winning Wooden Spoon.    
After hosting a successful tournament in January, we decided to add it to the ITC circuit which has led to players traveling as far as Nebraska (Baxter Seguin) to participate at the Wooden Spoon.  From there I talked to a few leaders in other cities and started the push to create a 40k circuit call the Lord Marshal of Oklahoma and adopted the ITC scoring template for all the events to keep all the events on a level playing field. As of now, we have had 47 unique participants with over 100 games of 40k being played in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Bartlesville that count towards the Lord Marshal.   It’s brought all the communities together and I have definitely made more friends in other cities this year.
The Iron Halo will be the the panultimate tournament for the 2016 season and we will be giving the title Lord Marshal of Oklahoma and a life size plasma pistol (“!” PetyPab) to the player with the highest score. In addition the player with the lowest score will be receiving the title, “The Big Spoon”.”
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The final tournament sounded like it was a blast and it was won by a Space Wolves player piloting the list below. He apparently beat out a nasty TauDar list for the title (pic below). As Reece would say… AaaOOOOOooooooOOOooo0

Murder Pack     

– Wulfen 5 Storm Shield/ Thunder Hammer
– Wulfen 5 Storm Shield/ Thunder Hammer
– Wulfen 5 Storm Shield/ Thunder Hammer
COMPANY OF THE GREAT WOLF 
– Iron Priest, Thunderwolf mount x2 cyberwolves
– Iron Priest, Thunderwolf mount x2 cyberwolves
– Wolf Scouts, 5 camo cloaks
– Wolf Scouts, 5 camo cloaks

– Thunder Wolf Calvary, 3 Storm Shield

Oathsworn 

Knight Crusader Battle Cannon
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Jason is also running the Iron Halo GT, a large two day tournament that will feature a really unique prize pool and one of my personal favorite raffle prizes. A Battle of Hoth terrain set! Complete with F.A.T. an alpine F.A.T. mat. in addition there will also be a Knight Joust and other events. Click on the Iron Halo GT banner below for more details! (The Battle of Hoth Terrain is on the bottom)
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  • JP

    My Italian Grandma had one of those wooden spoons. Lemme tell ya, it certainly WASN’T for champions.

    • Alpharion

      The Wooden Spoon is given to the player who earns last place.

      • JP

        Grandma’s Wooden Spoon was STILL worse than that. That thing was a disciplinary tool.

        • Yeah my Irish Grandma had something called the Iron Skillet, I think your ok 👌

          • Stealthbadger

            Yeah well my grandma was from Yorkshire and had something called the Greater Axe of Khorne. Made wooden spoons seem like, well, a wooden spoon.

          • Please tell me she lost it up the minster like I lost my only pair of sunglasses haha

          • Stealthbadger

            ‘Losing it up the minster’.

            Slaneesh approves.

          • I assume it’s too late to clarify I meant the axe of Khorne???? 😝

          • Stealthbadger

            ‘Losing the great axe of khorne up the minster’

            Slaneesh is…. Thinking maybe this has been taken too far already. There are limits even on slaneeshes tastes you know. That’s the problem with being daemon of excess these days. Folk just always seem to outdo you of their own accord.

          • We’ve finally reached the peak 😝😸

          • JP

            I started a game of oneupsmanship over a SPOON? Me and my big mouth…

            http://braindroppingsblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/facepalm_40k_by_knyghtos-d4qx54q1.png?w=477&h=251

          • Stealthbadger

            My grandpa used to discipline us using his psychic shriek. We had to take leadership tests on 4d6 or it was dishwashing duties for a month.

            Oh me and my poor leadership 7 stat!

          • JP

            My great-great-grandpappy disciplined kids by forcing them to be the spokes in his wagon wheels!

          • Stealthbadger

            Oooooh get the posh kid with their own wagon AND it had wheels. We had to walk everywhere. And that was only when we weren’t being killed to death by the terrors of the warp!

          • JP

            My great-great-great-grandpappy made the kids walk barefoot through all kinds of weather over dirt and rocks, for ten miles to get to town while he rode on the horse… that that they were CARRYING! That’s right. He rode the horse and the horse rode the kids! He said it built character! And kept the horse from needing it’s shoes changed too often!

          • Stealthbadger

            My great grand parents made me start collecting a chaos space marine army…

            Sobs*

          • JP

            My great-great-great-great-grandpappy punished kids by making them be the engines for trains before they were invented! They put their feet through the bottom and ran along the rails!

    • euansmith

      Wooden spoon to the back of the legs? Maybe its a Catholic thing. I can still feel the sting.

      • nurglitch

        These days you gotta pay extra for that.

  • euansmith

    That sounds like a great tournament idea. I like Goatboy’s banner for the Golden Halo GT too.

  • nurglitch

    I think, were I the TO I would have offered prize support to both the best and worst scoring players, with more for the worst.

    • euansmith

      Race to the bottom 😀