We here at BoLS love to see companies embrace organized play. Here’s the latest for Warmachine/Hordes:
Take it away Mr. Hungerford:
Steamroller(click to snag the rules) is the foundation for all WARMACHINE & HORDES organized play. When we talk about different formats, Steamroller is every format. It’s a toolbox for tournament organizers that allows them to tweak and customize their events to meet the desires of their community. As such, the document itself needs to be streamlined and easy for all players to understand while providing them with tactical options that will apply to any competitive game of WARMACHINE & HORDES played at any point over an entire year.
The first change you’ll notice is that Masters is no longer a three-list format; it’s now a two-list format. This alone is an important shift in how Masters events will play out, and it provides each of the three premier tournament formats a very important distinction. Hardcore is our one-list format, Masters our two-list format, and Iron Gauntlet our three-list format.
Once again, we see Privateer out there promoting a wide ranging set of organized play structures ranging fromt he casual up to the hardcore, with a new set of incentives to get players out of their ruts and trying out new innovative lists. Other game systems could learn a lot from this approach – BRAVO Privateer!