Aug 27, 2009

Countdown

Well, Apocalypse is coming up on Tuesday. I've probably talked enough about the game so I'll talk about a couple of things here that I'm working on tidying up and even talk about a fair bit of planning and a few words of advice when it comes to running a game this big.

First, planning is EVERYTHING when running this game. The Apocalypse rulebook discusses many many things about running these games, but it needs to be stressed even more. Always count on one of your players not being able to make it, even if you plan far in advance and give people plenty of notice, take this into account when coming up with your teams.

Make sure that all your players know what models to bring, and what their army lists are, as well as the rules for anything unusual they will be taking for this game. Provide people with the models they do not have if you have them. This saves a lot of confusion, puts the models in the right place and in control of the organizer rather than possibly having people forget them.

One of the things that we are doing before the Tuesday game is gathering Monday night to set up everything and get it into place before the game day. This will save valuable time on the actual day of the game, allow us to make sure that everyone knows their roll and will let us do all the deployment, list corrections and give people two chances to bring everything they need (one on Monday night, and the second chance if they forget anything on Tuesday night).

Planning is EVERYTHING. Without the models and players at the right place at the right time, you have no game.

Next, a question I was asked about the Imperial Guard in the previous post was who were they for, since nobody I play against uses Guard. Well, the answer is the Guard are for me. Now, before you ask, no I'm not giving up playing Eldar after 10 years of exclusivity, I'm just taking on a new challenge and building an army I wanted to make for a very long time. Don't worry, this blog is going to stay Eldar and I will still be playing games and writing things for the Eldar players out there.

3 Comments:

Cannonfodder August 28, 2009 at 3:41 AM  

Imperial Guard coming up- interesting. I always wondererd if someone can just play one army or if it's just a matter of time until a second army is added.

Silar August 28, 2009 at 4:14 AM  

Good luck with the game can wait to see the pics/vids.

I know what you mean about how hard it is to organize agame of apoc. My local group called game summit (http://www.gamesummit.ca/forum/index.php?sid=62dd6834ab974f32a2db0cefcdd0c9e1)
had been planning a game for a month and a half and it was meant to happen this weekend then 3 of the key players dropped out and now its cancelled which sucks.

Hoope to see some guard goodness soon.

Akenseth August 30, 2009 at 10:47 AM  

Cannonfodder: After about 10 years of playing Eldar I wanted to try something different and what is essentially opposite approach. I'm going to see if any sneaky Eldar tricks can be put to use in the Guard.

Silar: Sorry to hear about your game being canceled. Sometimes it seems no matter how far ahead you tell people in advance sometimes things just don't work out. It's kinda like Christmas shopping. You know you have 365 days until the next one, but somehow this doesn't seem to be enough time. ;)

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