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Slam at the Ram #9

We had a full house again this year at The Ram Brewery in downtown Indianapolis, IN. While only having sixteen players allowed to play, it makes for such a great atmosphere. As some players start the day out as strangers or merely acquaintences; drinking beers, eating great food and rolling some dice, they will be walking away at the end of the night with new budding friendships. What a unique experience!

From Left to Right: Joel Derossett, Rich Curtiss, Terrance Johnson, Patrick Wheaton, T.J. Crawford, Bryant Daugherty, Dave Haffner, Eric Conrad, Andrew Hartley, Nick Lavelle, Rick Wright, Phil Goldstein, Jeff Mullen, Erik Sorenson, Jason Montgomery, Jose Castillo, Ted Crawford

From Left to Right: Joel Derossett, Rich Curtiss, Terrance Johnson, Patrick Wheaton, T.J. Crawford, Bryant Daugherty, Dave Haffner, Eric Conrad, Andrew Hartley, Nick Lavelle, Rick Wright, Phil Goldstein, Jeff Mullen, Erik Sorenson, Jason Montgomery, Jose Castillo, Ted Crawford

First, Thank You to our Press Ganger Joel DeRossett who ran an exemplary tournament. This was Joel’s first Slam and did a great job! And we must also, as always, give a big “Thanks” to The Ram Brewery, its manager Rich, and to our server who worked for us from 10am to well past 8pm– Amanda. Just like last year, she did a fantastic job taking care of all of us gamers. Without Privateer Press’ support, The Slam would not be what it is. They always provide great and interesting items with which we fill each competitor’s goodie-bag. Lastly, we need to thank our gamers! We’ve been in business for thirty-five years now. And that is all due to our loyal customer base. It’s because of the fantastic customers we have, setting up the venue, scheduling, ordering supplies, trophies and other materials makes it all worth it.

THANK YOU!
The Hammer Award goes to…

This year’s winner went to a relative newbie. He picked up Warmachine last year and took a real shine to it. Going 4-0 may seem fairly easy, but there are some veteran players who’ve been playing since the beginning and have yet to hoist The Hammer in victory. Congratulations goes to Jeff Mullen, with his Cryx build against also undefeated veteran player Andrew Hartley’s Barnabas list. Funny enough, the padawan becomes the master as Andrew is the one who’d brought Jeff into the fold of Warmahordes!

Slam at the Ram 2015 Champion - Jeff Mullen

Slam at the Ram 2015 Champion – Jeff Mullen

Jeff’s Winning List:

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-Defiler
-Skarlock Thrall
Warwitch Siren x 2
Lord Rockbottom
Master Gunner Dougaile MacNaile
Withershadow Combine
Devil’s Shadow Mutineers
Nyss Hunters
Satyxis Raiders
-Sea Witch
Bane Riders

List 2:
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– Helldiver x 2
– Skarlock Thrall
Satyxis Raider Cpt
Darragh Wrathe
Mechanithralls x 2
-Brute Thrall x 2
Neurosurgeon and stitch thralls x 2
Satyxis Blood Witches
-Hag
Satyxis Raiders
-Sea Witch
Bane Knights

Andrew’s List:
– Barnabas
-Bullsnapper
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-Blackhide Wrastler
– x2 Sacral Vaults
Thrullg
x2 Croak Raiders
Victor Pendrake
Feralgiest
Swamp gobbers crew

Dr. Arkadius (Nature of the beast tier 4)
Targ
x2 Gorax
x2 Gun boars
x2 Road Hogs
x2 War Hogs
x6 Razor Boar
Farrow bone grinders (min)

Best Painted:

This year’s best painted was a close call between our two Skorne players. With our judge, the exemplary painter Rich Curtiss having to really look at all the details done by both painters. Rick Wright was declared winner as his basing and consistent color theme gave him the edge.

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Slam at the Ram 2015 Best Painted – Rick Wright

Best Sportsman:

Winner of this award is always hard to determine. All players go into this tournament in a friendly and respectful manner. There are years we’ve had three-way ties but this year was crazy! We had a six-way tie for the Mug! As unscientific as it may seem, we had to deterimine the winner randomly. Terrence Johnson wins this year’s Best Sportsman mug! Congratulations Terrance!

[Unfortunately, Not Pictured]

Smaller Hammers
(We have two smaller hammer trophies we award for two notable achievements that happen throughout the tournament).

Total Annihilation Award(Largest V.P. Spread)

Total Annihilation Award(Largest V.P. Spread)

Quickest Caster Kill Hammer Award

Quickest Caster Kill Hammer Award

Largest V.P Spread.
Andrew Hartley wins with his table wipe of Eric Conrad of fifty-five points with his Barnabas list.

Slam at the Ram 2015 Total Annihilation Award Winner!

Slam at the Ram 2015 Total Annihilation Award Winner!

Quickest Caster Kill:
Ted Crawford, brother of last year’s winner T.J. Crawford, trounced Nick Lavelle handily in only ten minutes! But, we are not without some sympathy to the loser. For his trouble, Nick is given a $15 gift card, usable toward buying a new warcaster or warlock!

Slam at the Ram 2015 Quickest Caster Kill - Ted Crawford! (Also pictured: Nick Lavelle)

Slam at the Ram 2015 Quickest Caster Kill – Ted Crawford! (Also pictured: Nick Lavelle)

The Hammer has dropped on number nine! Nine years we’ve been doing Slam at the Ram and every year, we’re amazed by the new players that have entered the game. It’s not the same old guard year end and year out. We’re always meeting new people. And that tells us Warmachine and Hordes are still in a growing period. The potential for these game systems is extremely bright. Have to wonder what year ten will bring to us in October of 2016…

Slam at the Ram 2015 Prizes!

Slam at the Ram 2015 Prizes!

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Save the Date! 9th Annual Slam at the Ram!

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Save the date! October 17th 2015 will be the date for our 9th Annual SLAM AT THE RAM!

Play Warmachine and Hordes at the Ram Brewery in downtown Indianapolis. Bring two lists of 50 points each(same Faction) and smash some face!

Sign up sheet(s) only available at Fashion Mall Commons and Greenwood locations. SPACE IS LIMITED!
All participants are highly recommended to pay as they sign up. *KEEP YOUR RECEIPT* If you do not pay, there will be no guarantee your spot will remain safe.

NOTE: This event is NOT being held at the Game Preserve Fashion Mall Commons location.

Out of efficiency of running the event and courtesy toward The Ram Brewery for hosting our event, it is highly recommended all participants eat on location.

This event will follow SteamRoller rules, printer friendly version may be found here. PLUS, there will be the DEATHCLOCK!

Scenarios will be announced at beginning of the event!

Note: Due to alcohol being served, this is for players 21 years or older.

Game time begins at 10:00 am. End of the night should wrap up at 8:00pm.

The Ram Brewery Address: 140 South Illinois Street,  Indianapolis, IN 46225

 

Pictured: T.J Crawford - 2014 Winner of The Hammer!

Pictured: T.J Crawford – 2014 Winner of The Hammer!

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