Posts Tagged ‘Adepticon’

Bolt Action & Battle of Kursk at Adepticon

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I wanted to take a sec to share some recent Bolt Action activities that I’ve been involved in!   Rich at Chicago Terrain Factory and I ran our 2nd year of the Kursk battle at Adepticon. Check out his coverage of the event, it is excellent. We had a blast this year and I think the … Continue reading “Bolt Action & Battle of Kursk at Adepticon”

2017 Hobby Plans – Ben

Posted on May 5th, 2017 under , . Posted by

With Adepticon done and gone, and a bit of a break taken from hobbying, I’m ready to get rolling again, and the best way to start that is by planning out the year. As we’ve mentioned before, our hobby yearly schedule tends to revolve around Adepticon, with other tournaments (Such as Operation Sting for Bolt […]

Painted Red Hunters Space Marine Army

Posted on April 19th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

This is the force I painted up for Adepticon. Just a small group of Red Hunters Space Marines. Painted using nearly 100% wash tech over silver, but all the iconography is normal paints, free handed. This is converted from a Kataphron tread set and…

SAGA THORSDAY BONUS – Adepticon Warbands Part 2

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Here are the images from the rest of the Adepticon Saga warbands.

ADEPTICON – The Loot Part 3

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I think this is the final “Loot” post from AdeptiCon. It seems I bought quite a bit of stuff (not too much, just more than usual for me).Well, here it is, my lovely, new Tablewar case! After borrowing a friend’s case last year to schlepp stuff to North…

ADEPTICON – The Loot Part 2

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Of course I had to pick up some Dark Age minis at AdeptiCon this year. I bought my own copy of the two-player starter set – Path to Glory – and a few models to wrap up my collection of Bounty Hunters – John Carter, Dedlock, and some Junkers for a conve…

ADEPTICON – The Loot – Part 1

Posted on April 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I’ve mentioned it before, but AdeptiCon was incredibly crazy busy! I did, however, make a little bit of time to do some shopping. First up, I finally bought models for my first ever TNT warband (above). I’ve always been partial to the idea of the …

Allies of Inconvenience Episode 3: Adepticon Coverage and 8th Edition Rumors

Posted on April 5th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This month we discuss our experience at Adepticon, including getting into the Armies on Parade. We played a variety of games including Sailpower, Zone Mortalis, Kill Team and the Team Tournament. Stick around after that for our discussion on the curre…

Adepticon in Adepticon: Our Team Tournament Display Board

Posted on April 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

First, I want to say that I stole many of these photos from around the web. There are many better photographers out there than I. Particular shout out to Greggles Tabletop for his top knotch coverage of not just our board, but EVERYTHING Adepticon. Che…

A Moment of Fun at Adepticon 2017

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

So, I was at Adepticon 2017 with some of my friends and a very odd moment happened, so odd I wanted to make a post about it.

I was in the team tournament, on the last day, and in our last match. We were playing some really nice people, who we unfortunately seized on and it didn’t go great for them. They were playing a lot of dreadnoughts and we were killing and/or immobilizing a lot of dreadnoughts.
It was one of those games that I don’t like playing because there is just nothing your opponent can do and it keeps getting worse for them.

But despite the situation, in an amazing moment of levity we all found something to laugh about. Somehow one of us had made a comment about how there are so many kinds of dreadnoughts you can play right now. And I said “I wonder how many.” For the next 15ish mins, we stopped playing, sat around naming different usable dreadnoughts. We even got the table next to us involved.

For your enjoyment, I decided to compile that list. I did make some restrictions though. It’s got to be a dead guy in a coffin attached to two legs, we kept it to unique titled units (i.e. ignoring things like venerable space wolf dreads or blood angel dreadnought classic), Ignoring ghosts in robots, and it’s got to be legally playable.

Dreadnought Classic



Librarian (or Mind Quad)

Death Company




Helbrute (It’s okay we know you exist)

Venerable Contemptor

Ohh you thought we were done, let us peek into forgeworld shall we.



Mark V Mortis


Grey Knights MK IV Doomglaive

Ferrum Infernus

Emperor’s Children Sonic

Chaos Contemptor


Legion Dreadnought

Decimator (I think this counts)

Deredeo (Boaty McBoat Face)

Mhara Gal


Contemptor Galatus

But wait there’s More! There’re also characters

Venerable Dreadnought Nihilus

Cassor the Damned

Bjorn the Fell-Handed

Murderfang the Curseborn (Ye who is most Metal)

Chaplain Dreadnought Titus

Bray’arth Ashmantle

Brother Halar

Hecaton Aiakos

So we got 33. I’m sure there are some we missed and feel free to add them in the comments.

But the above random esoteric list wasn’t the real reason I wanted to make this post. I wanted to point out that what happened during our game is what is supposed to happen in 40k, no matter the situation having fun. There will be winners and losers, but being entertained is the point of this game…. One might call it a hobby……

So, don’t forget to have fun. If you see your opponent is not, make that the new game objective.

Red Hunters Space Marines completed

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Just a quick group shot of all the Space Marines I took to Adepticon. I will have much more content this weekend/next week, but I am going on a brief family vacation in the mean time. I forgot to put the dread in the group shot, so provided him below.

Interview with 2017 X-Wing Hoth Open winner, William Haigwood

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

William Haigwood, you just returned from Adepticon 2017 as the champion of the Hoth Open. What was the attendance for this tournament and how many rounds of X-Wing did you have to play in order to accomplish this feat? There were over 300 players in the Hoth Open. It was split into two days of Swiss rounds, I played in day 1A which had over 100 players. I played 7 games that first day, winning 6 and losing 1. The game that I lost went the entire 75 minutes of the round and I lost on point count of the remaining ships. I returned for day 2 and played 2 more rounds of Swiss before we went to elimination rounds

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Adepticon 2017 Days 3 & 4

Posted on March 28th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello once again! I’m back with my somewhat delayed recap of days 3 and 4 of Adepticon 2017. Schaumburg Prime Offensive FSA Tournament As with the DW tournament from Day 1, I’m not going to dwell too long on this … Continue reading

Adepticon 2017

Posted on March 28th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Another Adepticon in the books and it just keeps getting better every year. The Crystal Brush was top notch as well, so much inspiring work and it was clear to see the entirety of the entrants have been progressing at their craft. I was happy to be abl…

Adepticon 2017 -Drive by

Posted on March 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Well we made the annual trip to Adepticon today, about a 90 minute drive from the new digs. I had not planned on going this year, and I was not a badge holder simply a spectator. My kids convinced me to go at the last minute so we made the trip for abo…

AdeptiCon 2017

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

AdeptiCon 2017, Biggest and Bestest Yet! Bill and I met up with his brother Brian in Schaumberg Illinois to partake in this years AdeptiCon goodness. […]

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Mantic Games Newsletter

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

This weeks Mantic Games Newsletter…

Welcome to this week’s Mantic Games newsletter. Here you’ll find all the latest information on new releases, news and special offers!
This is the last weekend to order the first print run of the incredible Eeny, Meny, Miny, Moe resin diorama featuring THAT moment with Glenn and Negan. Don’t miss out!
Message from Ronnie
A quick message from Ronnie about The Walking Dead: All Out War…
The new releases for our latest Kings of War army, the Trident Realm of Neritica are shipping now! Here’s a quick reminder of what’s on offer:
Another one of our new resin releases! This Naiad Wyrmrider Centurion is a powerful leader for your Trident Realm army. Available Now!
With harpoons big enough to pierce even the most powerful armour, the Leviathan’s Bane is a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. Available Now!
Either compliment your Trident Realm force with a battle hardened Centurion or support the troops with the Naiad Envoy. Available Now!
Feel the force of the ocean itself, with the Water Elementals regiment. These living embodiments of the tide will smash against the opposition. Available Now!
We thought this show deal was so great, we wouldn’t keep it to the show! If you order a copy of The Walking Dead: All Out War Core Game from the webstore this weekend, we’ll throw in a FREE random Walking Dead Booster set, worth £13.49!
If you pre-order the Warpath book collection, you’ll get two rulebooks for our epic sci-fi wargames Warpath and Firefight, plus you get a FREE copy of the indispensable 192-page Warpath Universe Sourcebook. And while stock lasts, you’ll also get an exclusive slipcase to hold them all!
If you’re in the Chicago area this weekend, make sure you pop to booth #38 at Adepticon to meet the Mantic crew! We’ve got some great show deals on Warpath and The Walking Dead: All Out War. Plus, Adepticon is the worldwide launch of the Lee and Clementine booster… oh, and don’t worry, Lee and Clementine will be available online during the Mantic Open Day weekend on May 6th.
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Adepticon Day 1

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings! As you may have noticed, this is actually going up on Friday; I’m going to be about a day behind on my update posts. Anyway, here are the highlights of my first day at Adepticon! Dystopian Wars Tournament I’ll … Continue reading

Games Workshop Newsletter

Posted on March 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The latest Games Workshop news from this years Adepticon…

From AdeptiCon, the Warhammer Community team are showing off some awesome upcoming releases sure to interest any Warhammer fan.

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire

The full details on the new Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire game are out! Get ready for tactical combat in the depths of a haunted city, on its way later this year:

Watch Trailer
Death Guard

Death Guard

The Sons of Mortarion march to war. Check out the latest Traitor Legion to emerge from the Eye of Terror.

Watch Preview
Warhammer 40,000

Warhammer 40,000 Development

Over the last 12 months, the Warhammer 40,000 community has been involved in the evolution of the rules as never before. See how your input is helping to shape the future of the game you love:

Find Out More
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