It’s finally happened! This year’s events are listed on the front page for the 2017 Michigan Grand Tournament.
Just like our post holiday waist lines, we have grown! We’ve added new events for almost all of our returning game systems. Additionally there are several new systems premiering at the GT this year.
Now the answer to the biggest question: What edition will Warhammer 40,000 be using this year? The answer to that is 8th Edition! Start boning up on those new rules and getting your armies ready for battle. This is the largest change to the system since 2nd Edition turned to 3rd, so the game will be on a whole new footing. We will release the newest rules for all 30k and 40k events once 8th edition drops in June. Maybe now would be a good time to visit our sponsors to pre-order your copy!
Warmachine/Hordes is back with their Team Tournament as well as Warmachine Weekend Qualifier.
This year’s Dropzone Commander (The Midwest Invasion) will be delivering DropFleet Commander for the first time.
We’ve added multiple Malifaux and Infinity Events, including 2 day championships!
You’ll have a choice between Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 9th Age as both systems are supported at the Michigan GT.
There will be returning favorites such as Bolt Action and Star Wars X-Wing, as well as new systems such as Shadow War and Star Wars Destiny.
Don’t forget, your badge gets you automatic entry into the Nain Rouge Painting Competition!
We are also excited to announce for the first time, Cool Mini or Not’s Dark Age will be running an event at the Michigan GT! Start planning your events now, tickets are on sale June 1st and many events sell out quickly.
We beat the drum that we couldn’t do this without our sponsors, and its is never going to be less true than Gamer’s Sanctuary. Not only do they provide fantastic support for the events, host primer tournaments for the GT and tell their players about the event to drive attendance; they provide us with death clocks for Warmachine/Hordes every year, making the Privateer Press events possible.
If you are even thinking about being near the Flint area, make sure to visit Gamer’s Sanctuary, meet the staff, play some great, people and most of all, support another great local business that supports us!
Mats by Mars has joined the Michigan Grand Tournament as a Silver Level sponsor! This will bring a new range of play mats both to your games at the event and as prizes. If you haven’t considered a play mat before, let me use Mats by Mar’s words to explain why you want one:
“Our wargaming play mats that will take your gaming table to the next level. Currently available in 15 different styles, variable sizes ranging from 2’x2′ to 4’x6′, and with an optional grid overlay custom printed for your favorite game! Your games will flow faster, be more accurate, LOOK better, and be easier to setup and tear down!”
Check out their full range of mats, overlays, and base inserts (designed to match their bases) on their website. They have specialty mats for Arena Rex, Guild Ball, Infinity, Malifaux and Warmachine/Hordes as well as mats designed for more general world (and space) building. If you are just getting started in collecting terrain check out their “Bundlesaurus Rex” deals! Thanks again Mats by Mars, we couldn’t put on this event without sponsors like you!
It would be an utter heresy to not announce Imperium Games as a new sponsor to the Michigan GT! Rising from the ashes of your FLG, Adam and Brandon have opened Imperium Games as a haven for miniature gamers in the heart of Wixom.
In Brandon’s own words ” Adam and I started Imperium Games to bring back that sense of community gaming can bring to people and I have to say that we have a very good start at that. So from Adam, me and the Imperium Games staff, thank you everyone, it was great to see such a awesome turn out.”
Imperium Games may carry CCG’s, Board Games and the rest, their primary focus is Miniature Gaming and Hobbies. Constant leagues, extensive hobby supplies and a broad selection of miniature wargames. Make sure to stop in and get a game in the next time you’re in the area.