Back to the Front: Bolt Action Michigan State Championships

Basic Rules and Army Composition:

Army Construction:  Players will bring a 1000-point army. Up to 2 Platoons. No more than 16 order dice total. *including free units*

     Theater Selector Armies may be used in this event. Restrictions noted below:

Note: It is recommended that players have a good understanding of the rules and how their forces operate.


  • No Special Characters/Heroes / War reporters / Naval Observers
  • Warplanes (as applied to optional Rules)
  • No Turrrent Jam / Units that cause Tiger Fear are Immune to TF

Unit restrictions: per army, not platoon.

  •   Max 1 unit with a flamethrower
  •   Max 1 unit with a heavy howitzer
  •   Max 1 multiple launcher weapon may be taken.

Army List:

  • Players MUST have a copy of their tournament list Army lists are due by Sept 22nd , 2023.
  • List submissions will be submitted by email to:
  • List format should be done through easyarmy.  (Https://
  • Note on EasyArmy – We all use it, we all love it. But double check those lists against the book.

 Game Time:     

   2 hr 30 min rounds - The players must finish their current Turn, and then the game ends automatically. Times must be strictly enforced at this tournament.

Saturday, Oct 7th, 2023

08:30AM – 09:00AM Check in and Briefing

09:00AM – 11:30AM Round #1

11:30AM – 12:30PM Lunch Break  

12:30PM – 3:00PM Round #2

3:30PM – 6:00PM Round #3

6:30PM Out Brief

Sunday, Oct 8th, 2023

08:30AM – 09:00AM Check in and Briefing

09:00AM – 11:30AM Round #4

11:30AM – 12:30PM Lunch Break / Paint Judging Display

12:30PM – 3:00PM Round #5

4:00 PM Outbrief and awards


 Victory is calculated as described in the Scenarios being played and TP are awarded for victories, defeats and draws as shown below:

  • Major Victory/Loss 3 TP / 0 TP
  • Draw 1.5 TP

In addition to TP, players also record how many enemy dice they destroy during their games called Army Points (AP)  These points are used as a tiebreaker to pair off players who are on the same level of TPs or if the tournament is tied. The winner will be the player with the highest AP total.

AP = Order Dice destroyed.



1st Place   2nd Place   3rd Place

Sportsmanship   Painting

*NEW* - Best Table



All Models must be painted (WYSIWYG and at least 3 colors) – Bases must be painted and flocked. 

Paint judging will be conducted according to Rubic Paint form   

In the case of “counts as” conversions, please make sure your opponent is clear as to what the conversion counts as prior to the game beginning.  Models should be 28mm in scale.


Table Competition:

Got a cool table? Register by emailing with "Bolt Action Table Competition" as the subject line and bring it. You can win a prize.

Players must be participating in the tournament to enter this category. 

Table must be onhand for set up one hour before tournament on Saturday. (07:30 am)  or Friday (3:00 pm)

Event Information

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