Posts Tagged ‘Tournament’
As the end of the year approaches, I have received an invitation to the annual championship tournament in my area. It is a 1500 pts event with minimal list restrictions (just no Unbound) but using a custom set of not particularly well-designed missions. I have decided to take a triple-Knight list with a handful of Astra Militarum in support; here is how I have designed my list.
I finally made it down to Fall In! in Lancaster PA for the first time in my mini-gaming career. I’ve made it to Historicon before, but never Fall in. It was a well run really laid back convention, and I got a chance to meet a lot of people the WWPD crew has spoken so much about in podcast or article form.
I decided not to play in the Doubles on Friday, which in retrospect was a mistake, since I had my winter germans with me , and it looked like a blast. But I did jump into the Mid War tournament the following day. I took a lot of pictures (with my good camera) and can honestly say that after a lot of travel and a lot of tournaments, I lucked out with the best 3 man panel of opponents I’ve ever had. All were funny, gracious, and solid players. I had a really hard time voting for favorite opponent.
Well yesterday I may have done something slightly crazy, in fact it was so crazy I didn’t realise just what I was letting myself in for, it takes biting off more than you can chew to a whole new level! The first thing I did was pencil in four dates for my Guild Ball tournaments … Continue reading Tournaments next year →
The 2016 40K Gamersaurus Rex Invitationals. The penultimate tournament of the season before we enter 2017, and one of the most competitive tournaments in the local scene. Thanks to the support from the Tables and Dice Wargaming club, I managed to sneak…
Tonight for a limited time the Tabletop Games UK Calender is back, hopefully it will be to stay but I had to remove it doue to some technical issues, what they were I’m not sure and how I fixed them I am even less sure! Needless to say hopefully over the next week I will … Continue reading Revenge of the Calander →
Episode 2; with Sean Sarah and Mitch Reed, hosted by Tyler Held
In this episode Mitch and Sean go to Fall In 2016 which is hosted by HMGS. The guys talk too many of the folks at the event and discuss a wide variety of games as well as listen to the concerns some have about Flames of War Version 4.
From our LA studio, Tyler interviews his girlfriend Ashley about her video and board gaming addiction.
For comments, concerns, or if you want us to come out and cover an event, please contact me at [email protected] or on Twitter at @MitchWWPD.
Ron Wismer’s Fireman podcast is called Mythic Giraffe and you can find him on twitter @mythicgiraffe or on facebook.
Matt MacKenzie aka Matt Varnish can be found here on Dice Devils, and of course on WWPD.net
Ashley Nekomata’s Youtube page can be found here.
Note: Photo Dump at the end of this article
If you are new to the Flames of War hobby tournaments may be a bit intimidating if you’ve never been to one. Or, you may not have any in your area to attend. I can understand. Here in my neck of the woods of Sunny Southern California (USA), tournament are about as prevalent as rain or snowstorms in that same area. In other words, almost non-existent. I recently relocated to SoCal from the USA’s midwest, where FOW tournaments blossom like dandelions in a country lawn.
So, when I find one in my own back yard, a mere 40 minute drive away, I try to make sure I can get to it. Originally, I was scheduled to make a four-plus hour drive to Las Vegas, and attend a two day tournament there – but family commitments interfered with that plan. I was afraid this local tourney was going to face the same fate. Fortunately, I was able to finagle the family schedule and sneak in a day of gaming around the other activities.
This tourney was held at The Realms Comics and Games in Brea California. A nice little shop in Orange County (East of Los Angeles proper). After a few last minute cancelations, the tourney stabilized with eight players. Our lists were pulled from the new hardcover Bulge books. We didn’t have to deal with winter weather on the tables, but all forested areas were treated as sparse, with a 12 inch vision range, instead of six inches.
I elected to run a Desert Rats 7th Armoured Division Mechanized Infantry Company. Two solid platoons of infantry, backed up with two platoons of three Cromwells plus one Challenger, along with heavy mortars, carriers, and Daimlers (with a Dingo). I wanted to find room for more 17-pounders due to the plethora of Jumbos, Panthers and King Tigers that I expected would be swarming the fields,
Knight Models have recently update the FAQ and Tournament Rules for the Batman Miniature game.Both can now be found on the KM webite under the Batman Rules section as free downloads.Just go to the page a click on the link called “Product Data Sheet”Or….
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I recently took my Astra Militarum to a three-round, 1500 pts casual event. The event organisers had requested that players bring moderate-strength lists only, so I built a full 1500 pts of Astra without a Knight; and it seems like great minds think alike, because there were no Knights to be seen at the event and more Astra lists than I had ever seen before!
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After all the hype over Iron Maiden, I was looking forward to the release of the models and new book that will certainly be a hit for all of us who love Team-Yankee. The folks from Battlefront always like to make a big splash when it comes to a release, and the one on 8 October lived up to the excitement I had for the weeks prior. Battlefront used a series of world wide tournaments to introduce the public to the new line, and I was lucky to have an event near me, at my not so local gaming store Games and Stuff in Glenn Burnie Maryland.
Besides the release I had other reasons to be excited, as Battlefront was holding an 80-point TY tournament with the winner getting an 80 point British army and this event was going to be the test bed for our first “On the Road” podcast that Sean Sarah and I will be putting together for the WWPD community. So Sean and I headed up to Games and Stuff with Ben Gobel and Scott MacLemore in tow, both competing with loaner armies we were able to scrap together for them. Ben used my Soviet army, since I wanted to play with my West German force. Scott and Sean followed suit and both also fielded 80-point German lists. The 3 West German forces we traveled with with were all based on having 5 Leopard-2 tanks and 4 Gepards. I had Marders, Luchs, and Jaguars backing up this force while Sean had Leopard-1s from the new Panzertruppen list while Scott used a combo of Jaguar, Luchs and attack helicopters supporting his MBTs. Ben took and interesting force of 2 T-72 platoons of 4 and 5 tanks each, a medium sized BMP company, Shilkas, Carnations, and of-course Hinds to make up his force. Perhaps the best units he picked were the two scout platoons which cause me so much grief.
Around 14 players showed up for the tournament and it was a good mix of all three of the nations represented in the game so far. The event run by Battlefront’s John-Paul Brisigotti and Brian Sayman started off with a “build a Chieftain” contest. The goal was to build a Chieftain from a sprue and the winner was to get an Iron Maiden book. What made it difficult was the fact that we had no instructions, so I felt I had an edge from doing so many articles on the Chieftain last month. I finished my tank in less than 5 minutes and was bested by Sean who was accidentally declared the winner on a tank that did not have any machine guns. I plan to give Throck a hard time about this as much as I can.
Right after this, the first games began and because of the large turn out, Scott and I had to play on a table set up with terrain from another game. It was cool to play on a real city table.
Here is round three of Orctoberfest! Kasual’s Abyssal Dwarfs against Lengel’s Varangur!
Knight Models now have their own demo / event team for the Batman and Marvel Miniature Games.
The KM Sidekicks!
Below is a list of all the Sidekicks (former Sons of Batman) and how or where to get hold of them.
If you want to contact Sidekicks HQ, shoot an email to [email protected]
Ian Henderson ([email protected]) Delabole, North Cornwall (or on this blog)
Crispian Woolford ([email protected]) Spennymoor, County Durham
Bruce Skakle ([email protected]) Aberdeen City, Scotland
Step , Portsmouth, Hampshire
Ian Alcock ([email protected]) Workington, Cumbria
Yates Dominic ([email protected]) Poole, Dorset
William Ward ([email protected]) Caister on Sea, Norfolk
Xavier Carlier ([email protected]) Saint Martin Au Laert
Martin Spinal (Local Clubs)
Richard Manzo ([email protected]) Fort Myers, Florida
Anthony Ramirez ([email protected]) California
Andrew Campbell ([email protected]) San Jose, California
Brandon Baker ([email protected]) Alpharetta, Georgia
Kenneth Horton ([email protected]) Kenosha, Wisconsin
Alberto Ruíz ([email protected]) Valladolid
Emilio Azofra ([email protected]) Madrid
Francisco Torcal ([email protected]) L’Hospitalet del Llobregat, Barcelona
Germán Martínez ([email protected]) Valencia
Jorge Alonso-Colmenares ([email protected]) Córdoba
Leopoldo Martínez ([email protected]) Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Manel Gil ([email protected]) Alicante
Jason Gibeault ([email protected]) Ottawa, Ontario
Stephen ([email protected]) Toronto, Ontario
Carl Tchoryk ([email protected]) Montreal, Québec
Jeremie Charron ([email protected]) Sudbury, Ontario
Charles Silbernagel ([email protected]) Calgary, AB
Here is round two of Orctoberfest! Kasual’s Abyssal Dwarfs against Elves!
Here is round one of Orctoberfest! Kasual’s Abyssal Dwarfs against Varangur!
Kasual’s first game with Abyssal Dwarfs against Rob’s Skaven!
Bethnal Green’s own HATE wargames club (HATE of course standing for the Hackney Area Tabletop Enthusiasts) in alliance with Mantic games will be hosting their very own HATECONZOM on the 5th of November – Dreadball and Kings of War tournaments, Dungeon …
Is this just real life, is this just fantasy…Caught in the webway, no escape from reality….Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see…Hello all! It’s been a while since the last update. Took part in a 2v2 tournament with my beloved Masque…
Hey folks. Last Saturday I attended the Double trouble tournament run by Alex at From the fang. Alex always runs a fantastic event, as I know from multiple attendances at his previous ones, Blog wars. This one was no different. Although the format may…