Hello All, the new SCGT comp pack has just been released in the UK to much heated discussion and it will be interesting to see if this has any impact on the NZ scene. Traditionally most NZ tournaments are currently using the 2012 SCGT hard cap system and this seems to be working well. The main complaint would seem to be that it doesn't do enough to comp the real hard armies and that this is shown by them consistently winning tournaments. The issue here though is that NZ is a small country and a few good players is more than enough to distort statistics.
The new SCGT system goes further towards comping the power armies i.e. Daemons, Skaven, Lizards and Ogres using a pool system. Each army has a pool of powerful items and can only take a certain amount of them. This means you can take double HPA for example, but you're not going to also be able to take all those gutter runners and other toys. Notably some armies do not have any pools and can take anything they please (Beastmen, Wood Elves, OnG.)
I'll be interested to see how the NZ gaming community reacts to this new comp system and if there is a move towards it.
You can find the comp here: http://heelanassociates.co.uk/downloads/SCGT2013HouseRules.pdf