In regards to our Warhammer 40k/Fantasy tournaments:
It is our stance that our main priority is to foster a healthy, competitive, and fair tournament environment. While there are a great many ways to run a Warhammer tournament, none of them appease everyone so the onus is on the organizers and the shop to maintain the standard to which we want to adhere.
-Tournaments will be announced on the Atlantis website with a corresponding post in the events section of the forums. Though we will try to have all of the details up immediately, new rules and supplements are coming out that may not be available at the time of event creation. Instead of taking the stance that these will not be allowed for the tournament, we withhold the right to make changes to the allowed supplements/books for up to one month before the tournament. Any rule material that comes out less than one month before the tournament is NOT allowed. We will update the event post with any and all changes to the best of our ability. It will be the standard that we hold to as it is easily seen by everyone.
-All players must be able to show all the applicable rules for their forces upon demand. This means that every player must have a copy (either physical or digital) of every rule book/supplement/data slate that they are utilizing. This also means that every player must have a current set of their errata/faq’s.
Atlantis does have an on-site printer and will allow you to purchase print outs of your faq.
-Proxy models/"counts as"/alternate company models: We are not a Games Workshop store, nor are our tournaments supported by them, thus we see no need to adhere to a strict "ONLY GW" models rule that other tournament formats use. Models may come from alternate ranges WITHIN REASON! Models should adequately show proper weapons or wargear that would normally be associated with the model (i.e. weapons or special gear) and are on the proper base.
Use common sense to determine whether or not a proxy/counts as model is alright to use. Ultimately, the Tournament organizer will have the final say and has the right to disallow any model not deemed suitable for the unit it is representing.
A few common models that have been used:
Dreamforge Leviathans as Imperial Knights
Dreamforge heavy weapons squads as Imperial Guard Heavy weapons
Mantic Warpath Orcs as Space Orks
Warzone humans as Imperial Guard
-Armies are not required to be fully painted to participate in an organized event. Though we fully encourage our players to paint and theme their armies (a well painted army definitely rolls better dice. that
s a fact), we understand that doing so is a major time commitment. We will not penalize a general for an unpainted/poorly painted army in tournament scoring.
-Painting will be its own category in the tournament. Just as generals should not be penalized for not painting their armies, they should be encouraged to improve their hobby skill every tournament. Our painting competition will be scored between the first and second games and will be judged by Atlantis staff.