The 6th Annual Origins HOTT Tournament
Origins - Columbus, OH
Saturday, June 27, 2009

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Gathered and Gaming!

As the Ohio summer crept once again upon us, the denizens of the midwest gathered to do battle in the great halls of Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH.

Gathered 18 strong, new faces and old mixed again in one of the most enjoyable fantasy miniatures tournaments ever conceived.

Players brought or borrowed their 24 AP Hordes of the Things armies to the back of the miniatures hall, throwing down the dice and barking out challenges. Four full rounds were played using the Berkeley scoring system and the proposed 2.1 HOTT amendments.

The numbers of aerial figures were larger than usual, but for the most part the armies maintained a typical consist. Several groups of Orcs and Elves, as well as Aliens and Badgers were thrown into the mix, and even my flightless birds managed to make it out for the contest.

Tournament Format
Berkeley HOTT
Army Size Scale Round Length
24 AP's 15mm 60 minutes
  • Four rounds, 1 hour per round
  • 3 Points for a win, 1 for a tie
  • Ranking by Points, AP's taken as tie-breaker, then by Generals taken
  • Proposed 2.1 Shooter/Warband movement rules
Eric Vang's Orcs!

Final Standings
Player Army Results
Dylan Fraser Tatooine Defense Force 4 - 0 (47 Pts ,1G)
Mike Demana The Feral Legion 3 - 0 - 1 (40 Pts ,2G)
Jon Crane Jon Crane's Assault Squad 3 - 0 - 1 (29 Pts ,1G)
Rich Hartley Evil Roming Romans 3 - 1 (35 Pts ,1G)
John Adkins High Elves of Zarathustra 3 - 1 (31 Pts ,2G)
Eric Luczaj The Lava Dwarves 2 - 0 - 2 (41 Pts )
Eric Vang The Mighty Steppe Orcs 2 - 1 - 1 (33 Pts ,2G)
Greg Crane Mars Attacks 2 - 2 (43 Pts ,2G)
Andrew Tate Sattler's Trolls 2 - 2 (36 Pts )
Jenny Torbett Robin's Merry Men 2 - 2 (22 Pts ,1G)
Dave Welch The Army of Erlkonig 1 - 2 - 1 (28 Pts ,1G)
Allen Sams D'Ang Chinese 1 - 3 (28 Pts )
Derek Wagener Ah, the Real Moonkhausen 1 - 3 (26 Pts )
Duane Clark Robin Hood and Friends 1 - 3 (25 Pts )
Scott Wells The Orcs of the Frostfang Mountains 1 - 3 (18 Pts )
Rob Steiskel The Army of the Holy See 1 - 3 (18 Pts )
John Wagener Splintered Light Hyenamen 0 - 4 (18 Pts ,1G)
Mike Stelzer The Winged Kingdom of Aves 0 - 3 (10 Pts )
Dave Zecchini The Winged Kingdom of Aves 1 - 0 (14 Pts )
Thinking is hard!
March of the Penguins!

Prizes galore!
Druid's Children!
Dylan Fraser, 2009 Champion!

In the end, Dylan (and Tina) Fraser won after a hard-fought series of vicious battles. He took home what is likely the most beautiful Splintered Light Miniatures ( prize army to date - the "Druid's Children." Well over 24 APs, and splendidly painted, we are massively in his debt for his generous support over the years.

On behalf of Steve Sattler and myself, we would like to thank everyone who attended as well. It is your continued attendance and good spirit that makes this event such a joy to run every year. We hope to see everyone in September at Advance the Colors, where our last "Rolling Thunder" HOTT tournament of the season will be held. See you there!


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