Blood and Oil – Sunday 26th August

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Sunday 26th of August Tabletop Tyrant will be hosting our quarterly tournament Blood & Oil.

Players will need two 50pt list with up to 10pts of reinforcements, models don't have to be painted but have to be the model they represent. (so no proxies).

The tournament will be played under steamroller 2012 rules and scenarios, which are for this event;

  • close quarters,

  • outflank outfight outlast 

  • demolition. 

Players will have 12 minute turns, for more details on the scenarios visit or type in steam roller 2012 into a search engine.

The shop will open at 10.30 ready to start at 11.00 players must have copies of both lists

Yes,  Colossals are allowed!

Entry is to be confined, but should be below £5 (depends how much the steamroller medals are this year).

Smashy Smashy


Blood & Oil Nationals Update

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After the success of last year's Blood & Oil tournament, Gifts for Geeks are teaming up with the Leicester Phat Cats to run Blood & Oil 2011 (5th & 6th of November)

Rules The tournament will use the Steamroller 2011 rules pack. Players will be using two, fifty point lists, each led by a different caster. In this event, Prime and Epic casters are considered to be different casters.

Each list must be used at least twice during the event. Lists must be submitted to before 25th Oct 2011

Games will be 100 minutes in duration and each turn will be 12 minutes long. Once per game a player may use a 5 minute time extension to their turn. They may declare that they are using this extension at any point during their turn, or within 10 seconds after their turn has ended.

What You Need to Bring With You

1. Two copies of you army lists.

2. Models for your armies. Proxies may be used if there are no current official figures are available and must be certified as fit for play by a tourney official before the event.

3. Stat cards for your army, and the relevant rulebook if using a tier list.

4. Templates and dice, also a timer/stopwatch to time your turns.

5. Superglue just in case.

Schedule Day 1

09.30 - 10.00: Arrival and registration. Welcome and important information.

10.00 - 11.40: Game 1

12.00 - 13.00: Lunch and preliminary painting judging.

13.00 - 14.40: Game 2

15.00 - 16.40: Game 3

Schedule Day 2

09.30 - 10.00: Doors open.

10.00 - 11.40: Game 4

12.00 - 13.00: Lunch and players painting judging.

13.00 - 14.40: Game 5 15.00 - 16.40: Game 6

17.00: Final standings, prizes and cheerio! Prizes

Prizes will be awarded for: 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Best Painted Army Sportsmanship “The King of Sponge Valley” In addition, certificates will be awarded to the top players in each faction

Blood & Oil – Friendship Edition

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Blood & Oil charity Doubles July 2011.

24th July 2011.

Store opens at 10am Tournament begins at 10.30am

Entry £2.50

This is a doubles tournament where 2 players form a team. They play the same game and as a team, on the same table at the same time. Players may move models and units from their combined force in any order they wish during their turn.

Former Blood & Oil Champions must team up with someone who is new or regularly finishes in the lower half of the tournament tables. Example Spoony Ben (Yes, he has 4 wooden spoons to his name)

Games will be played on 4’ x 4’ tables using terrain pre-set by the tournament organisers. There will be 3 games over the course of the weekend, each lasting a maximum of 1 3/4 hours.


Blood and Oil – March Mayhem!

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Blood And Oil,  March Mayhem his kicked off!

It's our first Tournament since the Nationals (50 man yearly tournament) and it's a good one! We have a full house of 16 players, luckily for us 4 players dropped out including the current champion Sonny otherwise we would have really been struggling for space.

Next time we will have 2 extra tables built just in case more people turn up.

For those people interested Blood And Oil is our quarterly Warmachine and Hordes Steamroller tournament. This month's event is a 50 point one as lots of people are gearing up for the Masters (Where Gifts For Geeks will have a stall) and the Student Masters.

Blood and Oil Begins
Blood and Oil Begins


Blood and Oil Begins Part 2

6 minutes left of round 1 so far. Steff caster killed Horney in the battle of the champions. Dancing through Horney's lines with the Kayazy assassins to stab Kreos in the back.

Darrell's Karver charged Aspyhixious, leaving him on one wound.

More updates coming!