Sunday, September 15, 2013

Operation Scorpion Details

War has come to the Valley of the Sun! The Axis powers are gathering their forces for conquest but the Allies have other plans to thwart them. Do you have what it takes to do battle in the valley of the Sun? Will you side with the Axis or take up with the Allies, the choice is yours.

After a one year hiatus, the Gathering in the Desert crew is back in force with a new event for Bolt Action by Warlord Games called Operation Scorpion! This is a two day Grand Operation event which will test your skills on many levels. This is the first in what we hope will be many events in the years to come.

When: February 22nd – 23rd, 2014
Where: Imperial Outpost Games, 4920 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306
Cost: Pre registration $40.00 after January 1st price increases to $50.00
Games: Operation Scorpion will have 3 Games on Saturday & 2 Games on Sunday with awards following.
What you Get:
Your entry to Operation Scorpion gets you entry into the event (which includes lunch for both days) as well as the Free admission to the Painting Competitiont. Lunch will be provided for both days.
How to Register: We will accept payments through PayPal or cash if you are local.
PayPal should be sent to
Pre - registration closes January 1st 2014
When you send your Paypal information, please indicate if you will be entering the Paint Competition.

Tournament Details:

Players must use a 1,000 requisition points force, consisting of one or more Reinforced Platoons, as presented in the Bolt Action rulebook (page 124). These forces must be selected using one of the following army lists.

The army list section of the Armies of Germany book.
The army list section of the Armies of United States book.
The army list section of the Armies of Great Britain book.
The army list section of the Armies of Soviet Union book.
The army list section of the Armies of  Imperial Japan book.
The army list section of the Italy and the Axis book.
The army list section of France and the Allies book.

Theater Selectors may be used, but be aware that you may be facing out of period armies. Also if you choose a Theater Selector, you must take all special rules that apply to that Theater Selector.

You must use the same army list for all games and you must provide a copy of your list to the event organizers as well as to each of your opponents.
All armies must be fully painted, no un finished models will be used. Also each player must provide a “base” model for the Demolition scenario. The base may not be on anything larger than a 60mm base. You may use any 28mm figures of your choosing, they must be based on 1” round style bases. Vehicles may be 1/48th or 1/56th scale.

We know you guys are reasonable players, and we look to you to make the right decision in the myriad of situations this issue could arise. If you are unable to, please call over the Organizers to make the call for you and their decision will be final

Scoring for the event will be a combination of Battle Points, Sportsmanship and Paint scores for Overall placement. In order to be eligible for Best Painted, you must have painted the army yourself and you must disclose the fact that someone else painted your army.

Also if Warlord releases any other articles or PDFs at the time of the event and you want to use them, than you must provide a copy to the tournament organizer and to your opponent. This is to make it fair for folks that may not be able to get these articles or PDFs to be able to see the special rules that apply to these new models.

1 comment:

  1. Curiosity overcomes me -- does anyone ever play the Polish or the French?