Some shots from CaptainCon 2016 that was last weekend. I ran Wrath of Kings demos and played in the tournament with my Goritsi.
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Oh well, might as well just bite the bullet and complete the whole listing for 2016 for the hobby goals, I still got time as I`m recuperating from the christmas eve dinner, and waiting for christmas day dinner. Oh my stomach…I am going to go re…
And let it be noted down, that on the weekend of the 5th and 6th of december 2015, the first Brick Mania in Liege kicked off.And your faithful one was present, though he just knew it for 3 weeks he would be attending after BM Antwerp :-)Leaving at 7.30…
I had the pleasure of attending Warfare in Reading on Saturday. This is a great show albeit let down by available parking. Fortunately we arrived early enough to bag a spot and then we discovered that all the parking machines were out of action…RESULT.
Over the last few years I have pretty much attended all the shows in the South East and to be blunt I am not really finding anything that new. I had thought with the excitement around Frostgrave there might be more on offer – new buildings, ruins etc to grab my attention but sadly no.
I went with £200 burning a whole in my pocket and left with £140 still in my wallet. I’ll post up my hoard in a later post.
The Show itself really consists of three parts –
The Bring & Buy – chaos as always and again overpriced second hand goods
The shopping/trade stand hall – this was cramped, very busy on Saturday am – I loved the tannoy announcement that requested attendees to carry rucksacks rather than wear them…
The gaming hall where hundreds of folks push lead towards each other in various tournament games. There were also a few games of Flames of War being played out in the Squash Courts. Interestingly three years ago you could not attend a show like this without falling over FOW kit – this is not the case and perhaps shows the way periods flirt in and out of favour with us gamers.
The gaming hall also hosted a number of demo games – see pictures below
Until next time…
Another year, another Brick Mania in my backyard, and this time I went to expose solo with my display builds. And it was bigger than ever this time round, as a second hall had been opened for the fans off all sorts, giving the additional benefit o…
A.C.G. Inc Open DayA.C.G is proud to present our Club Open Day. Come and check out our club venue and the games we play. All day Saturday and Sunday where we will have demonstration games and heaps of room for gaming. Bring yourself and your gaming gro…
Some shots from this past weekend. They’re mostly from my games but I did manage to snap some shots of the other games as well as some army shots at the end. Enjoy!
Somewhere along the way the default tabletop setting for a game of Infinity became “futuristic urban/quasi-urban environment”, which is as true of most of our tables locally as it is anywhere else, but the game does have a full and interesting set of terrain rules and even tries to include things like zero-g, hazardous environments, … Continue reading Infinity in the Jungle →
By popular request here’s a picture of my daughters SELWG Loot. A much larger haul than mine…oh the shame! She isn’t collecting for any particular game at this stage, but wanted something a bit sci-fi. Over the winter months I’ll focus her interest t…
Just a quick post to show off my meagre haul from SELWG. Having nearly completely converted to 6mm wargaming my shopping opportunities are always going to be limited. So what did I buy. Purity Seal varnish is still pretty much the only GW product …
This morning I headed to down to Crystal Palace for the SELWG show. This year I brought my daughter with me as I continue her induction in the (ig)noble art of Wargaming! We actually arrived about 45 minutes early – this turned out to be a good thing b…
I’m in a bit of a funk at the moment. I’m not talking “needing medication” depressed, I’m just feeling at a very low ebb (this is just a phase folks, not an illness). I guess we all have periods like this when things get on top of us but for the last f…
It`s that time of the year again, when my `local` Brick Mania event is organised by BeLUG.The 14th and 15th of November, this will again take place in the Waagnatie in Antwerp, Belgium.For myself, I`ll be present exposing my Display builds, MOC`s and v…
The past weekend, it was the annual FACTS convention in Ghent, Belgium. This is about the biggest convention (we now have 3 since this year), and the first year under `new management`.So as part of the BeLUG expedition to the fair, I had to get u…
I had a pretty incredible weekend. Good friend and fellow wargamer Thomas Foss of Skull and Crown fame came into our sleepy little hamlet to be the Guest of Honor at RECRUITs, our local convention.We spent Friday eating Kansas City BBQ and visiting the…
This past Friday morning I had my car all packed up and I set off to the Pacificon Game Expo being held here is Santa Clara, California. I was all set for my Hell’s Highway game I was going to run on Saturday morning. I met up with Roy Scai…
This battle was part of the Battle of Tukayyid fought at GenCon 2015. This was a break out game which featured a smaller side battle that would have an impact on the main game depending on who won. My thanks go out to my opponent and the Catalyst Demo Agents for putting on a great […]
Game Demo of World Championship Russian Roulette by Tuesday Knight Games. IF you like to press your luck and to bluff this game is for your. They are still beta testing so you can head over to Tuesday Knight Games and apply, you have to email them to get in.
Boy, oh boy, after 25+ years I finally got to go to Historicon! Without further ado, on with the eye candy…Cool Naval Game1:144 scale planesModern Warfare skirmishing in 28mmBuildings supplied by Miniature Building Authority Scratch-built …
This year, the number of Brick Mania events organised by BeLUG has been increased from 3 to 5 as we go into `uncharted territory` in to the french speaking part of Belgium.The first one to take place is Seneffe, located between Brussels and Charleroi, …
Today, we from BeLUG send an expidition to the newest sci-fi and comic convention in Belgium, namely Starcom, taking place in the ICC in Ghent.Okay, `delegation`… let`s call it a dastardly duo as this existed of me and Kris.This did mean though that …
The schedule of events for this year’s DexCon convention was just posted, and with it the OSWARP “Old School con-within-a-con” events. Here they are, broken out for your convenience:THU 8 PM – 12 PM: R0305: Adventures Dark and Deep; “DA1: Adventur…
Posties Rejects – Border Reivers Game
|Postie setting up|
|Pre Game chat|
|The Armstrong’s defend their Bastille House|
|Meanwhile the Stephen (Mad Dog) Stapleton has come to get his Daughter back!|
|The game gets underway|
|Mark and Surjit play the English and move quickly to reach the farmstead|
|The actions develops quickly and Ray and I – playing the Scottish Armstrong’s – are caught off guard and wrong footed.|
|Armstrong defenders start to be wiped out before they can retreat to the safety of the house.|
|Gunshots are exchanged as the action heats up.|
|Posties Rejects at Broadside|
|Some of Posties excellent casualty figure begin to litter the table.|
|Fighting swirls around the Bastille House|
|English attackers quickly reach the walls of the house and very quickly the defenders are trapped. With all reinforcements also neutralised we decided to call this a British win and restart another game.|
|For the second game we only had a couple of hours remaining so we put more Scottish units on the table at the start and closed the gap between both side so move the action along quicker.|
|Ray and I now played the English…but our luck didn’t change much. My troops swept over the hill to attack but were wiped out by some uncannily good dice rolling from Mark.|
|Marks Scottish cavalry sweeping towards mine.|
|Once again we called this second game a win for Surjit and Mark.|
Other Games at Broadside
Of course there were plenty of other games at Broadside and we all took a break half way through the day for a quick look around the other tables. Here’s a quick selection of my favourite games.
|Shepway Wargamers Heart of Darkness game was truly spectacular and a very worthy winner of Best in Show|
|Crush the Kaiser|
|Southend Wargames club|
|Southend Wargames Club|
|Skirmish Wargames – Paddle Wheels, Ponchos & Palm Trees|
|East Street Games – Bullets and Brains|
|Rainham Wargames Club|
|Saving Private Ryan|
|Saving Private Ryan|
|Society of Ancients|
|A mega game of X-Wing|
We had our eighth annual Northeast Epic Armageddon Tournament (NEAT) this past Saturday. We had 17 people show up (lost 4 the last week :() for a three round tourney on Saturday. We also snuck in a couple games on Friday night and Sunday too. Enjoy!