Match Play Fans your wish has been granted – Games Workshop has announced a Grand Tournament for 2017!
This is BIG news for Age of Sigmar. A few days ago I asked the question, “So what’s next for Age of Sigmar?” And now I have an answer! I thought it would be new stories or models or something like that, but NO! It’s actually a Grand Tournament!
via Games Workshop (Age of Sigmar Facebook)
“Big news for Matched Play fans today: the tickets for the first heat of the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Grand Tournament are on sale now. This is the return to a classic format of tournament, and we are expecting tickets to sell out really, really fast, so don’t hang around if you want to join us.
If you can’t make it over to Warhammer World for the event though, don’t panic. Warhammer TV will be covering the action live, so you can follow the top-tables of our premier Matched Play event from the comfort of your own home – what an age we live in.”
Here’s some more info from the Warhammer World Page:
Welcome to Games Workshop’s Warhammer Age of Sigmar Grand Tournament season. This event is for anyone who enjoys using a canny mix of army selection, canny generalship and good cheer to win games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar. Being crowned the Grand Champion of Warhammer Age of Sigmar at the end of the year is a colossal achievement and worthy of great song and rejoicing.
Only a formidable general will be able to raise trophy belonging to the Grand Champion – Games Workshop’s unique prize we offer only to those who can not only play the game, but do so in the spirit of the Age of Sigmar, and with a well painted army to boot.
System: Warhammer : Age of Sigmar
Army Selection: Select an army worth a maximum value of 2,000 Points using the rules and restrictions provided in the Pitched Battle section from the General’s Handbook.
Only Warscrolls and Warscroll Battalions with Pitched Battle Profiles may be used at the Grand Tournament, see the Generals Handbook for details.
This includes Forge World models that have a Pitched Battle Profile.
Note that Allegiance Abilities can and should be used.
This is pretty HUGE for the community. This event is just the first heat – it looks like they have plans for 2 additional heats plus a Grand Final in October of 2017. If you couple this with the news that they are going to be at 4 other major IGTs it’s pretty clear that Games Workshop is wanting to engage with the community in it’s entirety. It’s great to see them embracing the Tournament Scene after years of silence.
We’re getting awesome painting tips from the Warhammer TV crew, we’re getting fun campaign supplements and narrative events (Age of Sigmar Summer Campaign) and now active engadgement with the Competitive community. Not to mention all the cool new boxed games they are putting out to get new players interested. Games Workshop is doing a lot of things right these days – I can’t wait to see what else they have in store!
WOW! An Age of Sigmar Grand Tournament at Warhammer World – Are you going to go?