Sunday, January 19, 2014

Okay Soldiers listen up,

We are almost a month away from the event, I hope you are all ready!

First up is army lists will be due one week before the event, so that means I need the army lists to me by February 15th and may be e-mailed to me at

Next up is the schedule for the event as follows:

Saturday 2/22/2012 Gathering in the Desert
9:00 - 9:45 Registration and Check In
10:00 - 12:30 Game 1
12:30 - 1:30 Catered Lunch and Army Paint Judging
1:30 - 4:00 Game 2
4:00 - 4:45 Break (Paint Judging continued)
4:45 - 7:15 Game 3
7:45 - ??? Group Dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery (7640 West Bell Road Glendale, AZ 85308)

Sunday 2/23/2012 Gathering in the Desert continues
9:00 - 10:00 Check In and Group Picture
10:00 - 12:30 Game 4
12:30 - 1:30 Catered Lunch and Army Paint Judging
1:30 - 4:00 Game 5
4:30 - 5:00 Awards

Next up we are doing a paint competition and here are the particulars:

Painting Competition
Category 1 - BEST SINGLE MINIATURE. This category is open to any single 28mm WW2 miniature to be used for Bolt Action and is on a standard 25mm gaming base.

Category 2 - BEST TEAM MINIATURES. This category is open to any team models (MG team, Bazooka Team, ETC) WW2 miniature to be used for Bolt Action mounted either on a larger base or on separate 25mm bases.

Category 3 - BEST UNIT/VEHICLE. This category is open to any single Unit or Vehicle WW2 miniature to be used for Bolt Action.

The judging for this event will be done by the store staff that is hosting the Gathering in the Desert. This allows the GitD organizers to enter the Painting Competition without having a bias towards the judging. In all cases the judges decisions are final. They reserve the right to move entries into a different category if they are entered inappropriately or to disqualify a model if they feel it breaches the rules of the competition. The judges nor the Gathering in the Desert organizers will enter into any discussion about the judges decisions.

If you did any conversion work, you must inform the GitD staff of which models you used. Since you may use other models other than Warlord models. We want to make sure that we are taking your work into consideration when judging your work.Overall the judges will be looking for well-painted models that adhere to the imagery of WW2.

Guidelines for Entries
All entries must be personally handed in by their creators and registered at the Gathering in the Desert check in table on the first day of the event. We will not accept entries on behalf of competitors who are not in attendance at the event. Also all entries will be stored in a display cabinet the whole weekend and you will not be able to use these models during the tournament.

All entries must be collected at the end of the event by the entrant. All models should be the work of a single hobbyist and not a collaborative work with anyone but the entrant. Anyone found violating this rule will be immediately disqualified and forbidden from entering any further Painting Competitions.

All competitors will be fully responsible for the transport of their entries to and from the competition and for storing their own transport and packing materials. Please do not ask us to look after any sort of carrying cases or transport boxes for the entries.

Once entries are registered at the main desk, we will of course undertake the greatest care of handling the entries. However, we can not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to individual entries. Models entered into the competition are done at the competitors own risk. Also the entrants grant full right to Gathering in the Desert to photograph and publish any images of said entries as they see fit.

Finally remember the point of the competition is to showcase the efforts of our hobbyists and to show off their painting and modeling skills. You may not agree with the final results, but please bear in mind that the judges decisions are final and absolute.

 Set up for the event
Lastly for my set up crew, I will need you at Imperial Outpost at 8:00 am on Saturday and  Sunday. After the last game on Saturday, we will be breaking down the tables of terrain and storing them at the store. We will need to set them up again Sunday morning ( I will be taking pictures of the tables so we can set them up again.)

GitD Staff

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