Friday, February 21, 2014

The 2nd Annual Old Line Massacre

Mid-Atlantic Horus Heresy Weekend

Saturday June 20-21 2015


Games and Stuff

7385 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(410) 863-7418

The premier Horus Heresy event on the East Coast is back!  Saturday will feature a three-game escalation campaign, and Sunday will feature a Tactical Strike skirmish campaign.

Golden Rule 

This is a friendly, themed, tabletop event set in the fake world of fake spacemen whose outcome will be determined my random chance cubes. Check all attitude, rules lawyering, and competitiveness at the door. Don't make us send you back down to 40K.

Modeling and Painting Guidelines

All armies should have basecoat colors in place (not primer) at the very least. Unpainted and partially assembled make everyone sad. Don't make everyone sad. Strict WYSIWYG will not be in effect, simply inform your opponent beforehand of any bizarre wargear or weapon ambiguities. Crazy conversions are encouraged, again be sure your opponent knows what's up before any dice are rolled.


Entry fee is $40 for the Saturday & Sunday event. This guarantees you a bag of super sweet Heresy related swag no matter what, plus the chance to earn more prizes. All fees collected will go towards prize support, award plaque construction, and any store requests.

Saturday Event

Saturday will feature a three-game escalation campaign (1000-1850-2150 points.) Players will be split into Loyalist and Traitor, so that each side has an equal number of players. We'll certainly try and accommodate everyone's first choice, but it may happen that you don't get first pick. We'll hash this out at registration. If an odd number of player's show up we'll have an extra ringer army/player on hand to even numbers out.
All games will be matched up randomly, with an eye towards players facing a different Legion each game. The idea is to play as many varied opponents as possible over the day.

VPs earned by individual players will be kept track of. These will also go into a Loyalist and Traitor VP pool. So fight on for your side, even if you face a hard defeat! Prepare for all manner of random events as well shenanigans, hoopla and possibly horseplay from the tournament organizer.

Game 1
Game One will will be 1000 points and use the Combatant force organization chart on page 169 of The Horus Heresy: Book I. (1-2 HQ, 0-2 Elites, 1-3 Troops, 0-2 Fast Attack and 0-1 Heavy Support.)

Game 2
Game Two will will be 1850 points and use the Age of Darkness force organization chart on page 184 of The Horus Heresy: Book I. (1-3 HQ, 0-4 Elites, 2-6 Troops, 0-3 Fast Attack and 0-3 Heavy Support.) No Lords of War or Fortifications may be taken in this game.

Game 3
Game Three will will be 2150 points and use the Age of Darkness force organization chart on page 184 of The Horus Heresy: Book I. (1-3 HQ, 0-4 Elites, 2-6 Troops, 0-3 Fast Attack and 0-3 Heavy Support.) A single Fortification OR Lord of War choice worth up to 537 points may be taken. Also, if you have a Glaive and want to use it for you Lord of War, what the heck, go for it.

You may use any Forge World models with experimental rules on the Forge World website!

Rules packet for the Saturday event is available here.

Saturday Awards

There will be lots of swag for everyone as well as a good number of awards and prizes handed out. I might announce the awards ahead of time if I feel like it. Last year we had lots of awesome trophies and prizes. We tend to overdue things. Pretty darn good chance you will get some sort of award, unless you bring four Spartans or something.

Saturday Schedule

10:00 - 11:00 - Register, Display armies for Player's Choice and Judging.

11:00 - 12:30 - Game 1

12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch Break

1:30 - 4:00 - Game 2

4:00 - 7:30 - Game 3

7:30 - 8:00 - Awards

Sunday Tactical Strike

Update, for those preparing for the Sunday Tactical Strike Event:
Tactical Strike will be a three game skirmish campaign.

The Tactical Strike Packet is now available for download!

You can use this packet to create your forces with the FOLLOWING UPDATES:
- You may have one vehicle with an AV no higher than 11 OR a single Legion Dreadnaught (Not a Contemptor or Deredeo.)
- Taghmata Omnissiah Forces may be used.
- Solar Auxillia forces may not be chosen.

The full Tactical Strike rules are on pages 166-177 of The Horus Heresy: Book 3.

Sunday Schedule

11:00 - 11:30 - Choose Factions, Set-up.

11:30 - 1:00 - Game 1

1:00 - 2:00 - We Eats the Foods

2:00 - 3:30 - Game 2

3:30 - 5:00 - Game 3

Contact me at for more information.