The Immortals!

May 16, 2017 CommunityEvents  No comments

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Wow, what an incredibly cool and very hectic weekend at CMON Expo.

We certainly had a lot of moving parts in play, and not all of them have continued to move (but they will soon).

The focus of much of the show for us, however, was the 2017 Immortals Tournament for Dark Age. We had 26 players in the field, many of whom had travelled considerable distances – Boston, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas. There was a great spread of armies that faced off across the ruined landscape of Samaria, covering all major factions. All players acquitted themselves well through the initial three rounds of the tournament. At that point, the top 4 players (all undefeated) went on to the semi-finals. The winners of these games went on to the final itself, with the chance to have a model of your choosing added to the Dark Age range on the line!

The first order of the day was for Bryan Steele (CMON’s Miniatures Brand Manager) to stamp the Bludgelt of the entrants, and then it was on to the gaming. After five games, a winner was crowned!

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Aaron Bohm (Dragyri – Air Caste), winner of the 2017 Immortals, stares down Bryan as he accepts the first place trophy.

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Second Place went to Owen Rerauher (Skarrd – Blood Cult), who took his defeat very graciously.

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Third place went to David Moffitt (Kukulkani), the uber-veteran of Dark Age. The man who has played more games of Dark Age than literally anyone else in the world.

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After the trophies were handed out, there was a great showing of the love in the Dark Age community.

We invited Ash Barker (from Guerrilla Miniature Games) down to hang out and film a bunch of games. He filmed his three games of the Immortals and then one of the semi-final games and then the finals. You can check them out at these links here (caveat emptor: there is some adult language in some of the games, we hope that doesn’t spoil your enjoyment):

Immortals Round 1 – Ash vs Chris
Immortals Round 2 – Ash vs Andrew
Immortals Round 3 – Ash vs Aaron
Immortals Semi-final 1 – Rob vs Owen
Immortals Final – Owen vs Aaron

Here are a bunch of photos from the show!

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We awarded a prize for Best Painted, the first time have done so for the event. Ash Barker was our winner with his excellent Heretic Saint force which we’ll show off in another post soon.

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We also awarded a Favorite Opponent trophy which was given to Ali Ryan, the only player to receive all three votes from her opponents.

And because we wanted more people to walk away with swag, we gave out four random prizes to players, including things like the great vinyl mats that we got from Mats By Mars.

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Everyone had a great time at the tournament, and we feel it bodes really well for expansion at next year’s Expo!

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