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Von Pinktaco,

Hello dice freaks,


Can you imagine a venue so large that it holds 120 wargaming tables? A venue so large that it can contain over 200 wargamers from over 24 countries? There is such a venue, in the heart of Greece, the cradle of creatures like Centaurs, Dryads, Griffins, Minotaurs, Cyclops and Gorgons. This venue will be the stage for 500 epic Fantasy Battles, in which valiant troops defeat stronger enemies, and shrewd generals try to outplay the opponent!

We are talking about the start of the European Team Championship 2016 (ETC) on the 3rd of August. That is next week! What is the ETC? The ETC is a wargaming event created for the players, by the players. It’s goal is to hold a yearly event where players from all over the world meet up and have fun. Like most tournaments it also provides the framework for meeting up and socializing.
The ETC tournament will feature a team- and singles tournament for Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age, Kings of War, Warhammer 40K, X-wing and Flames of War. Although the name of the event contains the word "European", there are teams coming from well outside Europe. The country teams consist of eight or six players (depending on game). The winner is the team that manages to gather the highest number of points in the event.

If you are a fan of 9th Age next week will be exciting, even if you are not on on site yourself! Over the last months, 24 team and 192 players sat down and created, tuned, tested and skewed 192 army lists that will clash into each other! One thing we know for certain: there will be blood!

How to follow the event? This year the broadcasting will come down to the players publicizing results, hopefully through Twitter and Instagram using #ETC2016 and #T9A in their messages. The standings can be found on Tourny Keeper, see all the links below. Some attendees have already announced that they would try to provide reports of their games, most likely on the forum. Also a great chance to cheer for your country - get psyched to see results coming in!

ETC 2016 Schedule
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Wednesday the 3rd of August - Singles Event
  • 9:00-12:30 1st round T9A/40K
  • 13:00-16:30 2nd round T9A/40K
  • 16:30-20:00 3rd round T9A/40K
Thursday the 4th of August - Singles Event
  • 9:00-12:30 4th T9A/FOW
  • 13:00-16:30 5th T9A/FOW
  • 16:30-20:00 6th T9A/FOW
  • 9:00-13:00 40K
  • 14:00-18:00 40K
  • 20:00 ESC Awards
Friday the 5th of August - Team Event
  • FOW Briefing: 8:30
  • FOW Game 1: 9:00 - 12:30
  • FOW Game 2: 1:30 - 5:00
  • 40K Round 1: 9.30 - 14
  • 40K Round 2: 15 - 19.30
  • T9A Round 1: 10 - 14
  • T9A Round 2: 15:30 - 19:30
  • KOW SINGLES ROUND 1 9.00-11.00
  • KOW SINGLES ROUND 2 11.30-13.30
  • KOW SINGLES ROUND 3 14.30-16.30
  • KOW SINGLES ROUND 4 17.00-19.00
  • XWING SINGLES ROUND 1 9.00-10.30
  • XWING SINGLES ROUND 2 11-12.30
  • XWING SINGLES ROUND 3 13.00-14.30
  • XWING SINGLES ROUND 4 15.30-17.00
  • XWING SINGLES ROUND 5 17.30-19.00
Saturday the 6th of August - Team Event
  • FOW Game 3: 9:00 - 12:30
  • FOW Game 4: 1:30 - 5:00
  • 40K Round 3 : 9.30 - 14
  • 40K Round 4 : 15 - 19:30
  • T9A Round 1: 10 - 14
  • T9A Round 2: 15:30 - 19:30
  • KOW TEAM ROUND 1 9.00-11.00
  • KOW TEAM ROUND 2 11.30-13.30
  • KOW TEAM ROUND 3 14.30-16.30
  • KOW TEAM ROUND 4 17.00-19.00
  • XWING TEAM ROUND 1 9.00-10.30
  • XWING TEAM ROUND 2 11-12.30
  • XWING TEAM ROUND 3 13.00-14.30
  • XWING TEAM ROUND 4 15.30-17.00
  • XWING TEAM ROUND 5 17.30-19.00
Sunday the 7th of August - Team Event
  • FOW Game 5: 10:00 - 13:30
  • FOW Game 6: 14:30 - 18:00
  • 40K Round 5 : 9 am - 13:30 pm
  • 40K Round 6 : 14:30 pm - 19 pm
  • T9A Round 1: 9:30 - 13:30
  • T9A Round 2: 14:45 - 18:45
  • KOW TEAM ROUND 5 9.00-11.00
  • KOW TEAM ROUND 6 11.30-13.30
  • KOW TEAM ROUND 7 14.30-16.30
  • KOW TEAM ROUND 8 17.00-19.00
  • XWING TEAM ROUND 6 9.00-10.30
  • XWING TEAM ROUND 7 11-12.30
  • XWING TEAM ROUND 8 13.00-14.30
  • XWING TEAM ROUND 9 15.30-17.00
  • XWING TEAM ROUND 10 17.30-19.00
  • Awards Ceremony 19:00-20:00
Note: May be subject to changes


Coverage of the ETC2016
There will be a few active players/members on site that will provide inside into the atmosphere and cover the event! This information will be posted on the website, and most probably on their own blogs too!
The Orange Road to the ETC2016: video on how the ETC works

A player from the Dutch ETC team, that goes by the name of Blonde Beer, made a series of very informative videos on the ETC, providing more info on the actual rules, team tactics and procedure of the event. Good to get started if you know little about the ETC: the-ninth-age.com/blog/index.p…nge-road-to-the-etc-2016/

This is the link to the Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age ETC 2016 lists


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