Tuesday, August 16, 2016

DMB Brawl 2016 Joins the ITC

We are proud to announce that the DMB Brawl will be joining the Independent Tournament Circuit. For more information on the ITC, player ranking, and FAQs please visit their website:

The Brawl will be held October 1st & 2nd this year, we will be going to a new venue: 

Schierman's Clubhouse and Event Center 
3225 Robinson Park Rd,
Moscow, ID 83843

Tickets are $40 for the weekend. You can purchase your badge on the right hand side of the page through PayPal. Please buy them early to help us lock in prize support and goodies.

Current Event Packet

Army Construction Guidelines, Scenarios and FAQ can be found at

Neither the Imperial Space marine or the Death from the Skies Supplement are being used.

Painting and Modelling Requirements

Armies must be fully painted: three colors minimum on each model.

Day 1 Schedule

Sign in with Judge's Table
8:00 AM

Round 1 Game begins
9:00 AM
Lunch Break! Setup your Army for paint judging
11:45 AM
Round 2 Game begins
12:45 PM
Dice down for Game 2
3:30 PM
Round 3 Game begins
3:45 PM
Dice down for Game 3

6:30 PM

Day 2 Schedule

Arrive a few minutes early to find table assignments
8:30 AM

Round 4 Game begins
9:00 AM
Lunch Break! Setup your Army for paint judging
11:45 AM
Round 5 Game begins
12:45 PM
Dice down for Game 5
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
Venue Cleanup

4:00 PM

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Getting closer to go time. The packet and rules are essentially complete. There may be some minor editing, but mostly ready to go.
The venue is flexible on size and we're trying to get a handle on how many tables need to be reserved. If you're interested in going, please sign up for tickets now. It may be difficult to get more tables as we get closer to the event. Tickets can be snagged to the right of this blog. If you're buying a ticket for someone else, please put their name in there somewhere.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Army Construction Change

Several people have commented on the limitation on Factions.  That has been removed from army construction guidelines.  The post below about army construction has been updated.

Monday, July 25, 2016


Attached are first drafts of missions for Brawl.  It's a bit of the old with a bit of the new.  Any feedback is appreciated.  Please provide any feedback on the missions below or on the Facebook page.

Brawl 2016 Missions

Final versions, order, and event packets will be uploaded closer to the event.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Drop Pods & GW FAQs

Brawl will be utilizing the most recent GW FAQs for the tournament.  That means that the DRAFT FAQs will be utilized if the final versions are not completed by September 1.

Notable Exception:

Drop Pods.  While I'm apparently a 40k Fanboy, the new view on Drop Pods does not appear to be tournament friendly.  This is probably the only time I'll make a direct contradiction or ruling counter to GW.

Drop Pods doors will be ignored for tournament.

This may be updated on September 1, 2016 during final rule packet modification.

Flyers & Brawl

Brawl 2016 will be using the revised Flyer Rules available in Death From the Skies 2016.  However, the Dogfight Phase will NOT be used.  What does this mean for you?

If you don't have a Flyer:

nothing really changed, but expect enemy Flyers to be a little more agile in the sky.  Please utilize Google or Bing (probably not Yahoo though) to find out more.  A copy of Death from the Skies will be available for table rulings, but do not expect to be able to read the rules at the tournament.

If you have a Flyer:

  • Use the new dataslate.
  • Have a copy of the dataslate available for your opponents to view.  This can be a digital copy.
  • If someone has a giant sob story about not being able to buy a copy of the new flyer rules and can't find a digital copy of the new dataslates:  see me during check-in.  You must have a copy of the original codex and/or dataslate available.  This may involve a giant gold star sticker on a forehead.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Army Construction Guidelines

Army construction:

·         7th Edition 40k
·         1850 Points
·         Detachments:
o   Unlimited formations and/or detachments
o   Battle Forged armies only
o   Warlord must be selected from largest point value detachment
·         Restrictions:
o   No fortifications – It’s a brawl; you’re on the offense with no time for defensive structures.
o   Maximum of 1 of either Gargantuan Creature or Super Heavy
o   No Come the Apocalypse Allies
o   All armies must be fully painted
·         Sources:
o   Current 30k rules are allowed
o   Current Forgeworld rules are allowed
o   Current 40k rules & codexes are allowed.  Out of print/out of date Dataslates and Formations are not allowed.  If you can’t buy the rules from GW, don’t use them. 

There have been a few questions on verification of army lists and what happens if someone has an error in the list.  Therefore, the following is put together.  If you have any questions/comments/recommendations, please let me know prior to September 1, 2016. Everything will be finalized at that point.

Army Construction Adherence:

While Brawl is intended for fun, it sounds like adherence to army construction requirements is a big deal around the infallible internet.  If your army is found to be out of adherence with the above construction requirements you will be required to correct the army list immediately.  Depending on the level of concern you may be docked battle points for the rounds (misplacing a piece of wargear) or lose that round (playing at 2k points or having 3 Factions).

Pre-Tournament List Checking:

Seven (7) hard copies of your army list must be provided.  This includes a copy for each of five (5) opponents, one (1) for the TO, and one (1) for yourself.  Having copies available will be reflected in sportsmanship scores. 

One of the hard copies must be submitted at the time of tournament check-in.  A cursory review of the list will be conducted at that time.  Any errors will need to be corrected at that time.  The top three scores for Best General will have a thorough review of army lists.  Any errors at that point will disqualify that player for Best General.  

Monday, May 16, 2016

Brawl 2016

The DMB Brawl is returning for its fifth year! We have taken feedback from the past few years and hope to bring you the best tournament we can this year!
New Venue!
New Date!

Brawl 2016 will be held the weekend of October 1-2, 2016 in Moscow, ID at the Schierman’s Clubhouse & Event Center.

Planning for Brawl will be finalized no later than September 1, 2016 to ensure that all participants know what to expect and there will be no last minute changes.

Brawl 2016 will not be an ITC event.

Brawl’s goal is to provide a relaxed and enjoyable tournament environment for folks to enjoy gaming on a larger stage. We hope to have competition for the coveted Brew Master award and see old and new friends while playing a game we all enjoy.