Crisis


Crisis 2019 – Part II

Continuing the coverage on Crisis with another set of 50 pictures in part II. The League of Augsburg showed The War of Three Kings on a proper teddy-bear gaming mat. I like the different heights, with hills and valleys, they included ins this battlefield. Not your regular Wild West table, yet using the very popular […]

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Crisis 2019 – Part I

Not the usual first weekend in November, but the second was the date for Crisis this year, due to the holidays and a Halloween Party at the Waagnatie. So Crisis 2019 was held on the weekend of November 9th in Antwerp. Clear blue sky over Flandern. My 7th Crisis and Dino's first one, so headed […]

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Crisis 2019: The Haul Report special

So, Crisis has passed, and now it`s time to see what I brought home...Because I went with a limited shopping list, as you could read HERE last week.Now to be honest, I didn't overspend, giving out as much as I brought in from the Bring and Sell, but this was due to for example Brigade not bringing individual tanks, or Adler running out of italian support weapons, so those will be mail ordered later this week.Never the less, I stuck to the plan (and Noshi made sure I did), yet forgot to grab some things, or just didn't find them.  The former for example being the KR small case for 6mm, the latter for one the 20mm round Renedra bases to name a few. So let's have a small (sorry, cellphone focussing issues, I've still not figured that one out...) look at what it is I hauled homewards!

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Crisis 2019 Show Report

It's november again, and that means it's time for our annual wargames show, Crisis.Taking place once again in the Waagnatie venue in Antwerp, it was a bit of a special show for me, resulting in this "light" edition of a show report.You see, I'm a bit on two minds for this year.  I spend most of the day in the Bring and Buy section, dumping models at fleamarket prices in order not to have to move them next week to the new appartement.But that also meant unfortunatly that by the time I could do a tour, Ipsqueek was making Noshi very, very tired, so I did my shopping, snapped some pictures, and then went home already at 16.00, so I don't have pictures of all the games as usual, nor of the big picture of the show.Though I'm quite sure our appointed photographer took more then enough,so you'll see them pop up on the net in the coming days.But let's have a look at the thingies I did see this year, and some words to go with them of course...As always, there was a large variety of traders and games on show, thou

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CRISIS 2019 limited edition model: Lippens and De Bruyne

Today, I can bring you the exclusive first review of the entrance model we will be handing out at the Crisis show the coming saturday.Sculpted once again by the talented mr Paul Hicks, this year we present a daring duo that fought valiantly during the Belgo-Arab war of 1892-94 in our former colony Congo.Lieutenant Lippens and Sergeant De Bruyne where stationed in the centre of slavetrade, Kasongo, ruled by Sultan Sefu to end the trade.But unfortunatly, Sefu resisted this and led an attack on the forces of the Belgians.  Both where captured, but a deal was struck for their release.  Lippens was in bad health, and while De Bruyne could have escaped at his expense, he refused to do this and stayed at the side of his comrade.Eleven days later, the Belgian forces invaded the Arab zone, and over 3000 people fell in the bloodbath.  Out of revenge, Lippens and De Bruyne where executed in a gruesome fashion.The models this year represent Lippens and De Bruyne taking a stand, with Lippens lying on the fl

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CRISIS 2019 Shopping List

So our annual event is coming very close now, and as every yer, traders came and traders went in the final weeks running up to the event.Personally, Baccus was the biggest loss for myself, as I had a devilish plan to lure Nemesis into historical musket age games...But that also means it is that time of the year to draw up the shopping list for Crisis, and I divided my shopping list into three parts: the must haves (figures I`m out to score at the event), the essentials (supplies) and those if permitted (stuff that intrest me but will depend on deals of the day).So without further ado, here we goThe Must HavesNot that much is found in this category, as I am only after the lookout for two packs of Adler 6mm figures: Italian infantry and Italian support weapons, adding to them some Italian command strips.And that is about all there is this year I really want to getThe EssentialsOn the hobby supply front, my shopping will be very limited as well.  I`m after a few bottles of Vallejo Iraqi sand, and some Afrik

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Crisis 2019 Prelude

On Saturday, November 9th, the Tinsoldiers of Antwerp host once again the largest wargaming show on continental europe - the CRISIS! Crisis stays at its location, two hangers of Waagnatie Expo & Events in the harbour district of Antwerp (Belgium). The show opens at 10 am and closes at 5 pm. Tickets cost 12 EUR […]

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Printed Terrain, Age of Sails and Legos

A package arrived with a couple of 6mm Adeptus Titanicus terrain, that was 3d printed in grey PLA. After I had a few ruins printed for base decoration, I found further files on thingiverse and Florian was kind enough to put them on his Ender. A first couple of items was printed and look how […]

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The Crisis Traders and Wish List

So, our trader's list for the Crisis 2019 show in november has been completed, and that meant for me time to look on what I might be intrested in to get.If you want to have a full look at the list, you can find it here: ABC BrushesAdler MiniaturesArchon StudioArts of War T ShirtsAsymetric WargamesAtlantis MiiaturesBaccus6Bandua WargamesBargain GamesBattlefont Miniatures EuropeBaueda WargamesBears Head miniaturesBlack Scorpion MiniaturesBrigade ModelsBrother VinniCaliver BooksCCG WinkelCharlie Foxtrot ModelsConquest GamesCrooked Dice Game Design StudioDave ThomasDavid Lanchester's Miltary BooksDax MagicDeep Cut StudioDio HistoryDrowned Earth MiniaturesEagle FiguresEarly War MiniaturesEmperor Toads EmporiumEmpress MiniaturesErwin Strip en Boek AntikwariaatEureka Miniatures UKFoundry MiniaturesFreebooter MiniaturesFrontline GamesGames N StuffGame trollGlenbrook Games & Painting ServiceGM BoardgamesGringo's 40Hagen MiniaturesHeer 46Hexy StudioJiver MiniaturesJW BHR BVKarwansaray PublishersKore ThinkingK

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Crisis 2018 - Part Two

Hoi,Yeah yeah, I know this post is way too late, but real life and stuff keeps happening to me.Anyway here we go! As Arthur and myself were staying at a hotel we were really well on time to...take our place in the cue in front of the doors. French, Dutch, Flemish, English and German was all heard in the parkinglot.After the opening of the doors, the professional  way in which the people from TSOA managed to disperse the crowd was impressive.Arthur decided we would pick up our pre-orders first, yet he got distracted by all the brilliant display tables right away. So in no particular order and without captions (sorry, I was trying to keep up with a 7 year old):As usual Arthur took most of the pictures and thus some are a little unclear.We met up with a lot of old friends, Johan, Hans and Martin, Good Ole Dave and Sir Roundwood himself. I missed out on friends like Paul and Stephan, but did meet up with new friends Sebastiaan and Karl whom I previously had only known from Facebook.Dave and me...Hans was th

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Crisis 2018... afterthoughts and ponderings

So it has been a few days now since our wargame show has passed, and both body and mind are setting back to their default settings.Now, while walking around Crisis and looking over the internet, I made a few observations.  Mind you, these are totally my own thoughts, but I thought it might be intresting to share.I originally wanted to tape this as a video, but the voice totally abandoned me and made place for the typical autumn cold, so let's write it down instead.1. The Age of the Tile has pastThey really where a thing up to a decennium ago, and we still use a lot of them at the club.  The scenery tile, in our club`s case mostly the foamboard TSS ones (the company recently went defunct), as literally hundreds of them are stacked at the clubhouse, are phasing out completely.But nowadays, it is all about mats.  I saw numerous people walk around with their newly purchased gaming mats, wether they being Kraken, Deep Cut, or like myself, P-Works.  And usually the neo-prene (mousemat material)

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CRISIS 2018

After a break of two years, we finally returned to the biggest wargames show in Continental Europe, namely CRISIS in Antwerp. This is going to be long, so for those of you too lazy to read on: We had an absolute blast! For the rest: The weekend started on Friday, when we met up with Mikko (from Dawn of the Lead fame) and his fiancée Emmi. We had a nice dinner and an even nicer chat about wargaming, history, knitting and all kinds of other stuff. It was a great evening and we are very happy to have made new friends! The next morning, we were off to CRISIS. I was completely overwhelmed when I entered the hall – after a break of two years, it felt like the first time all over again! There was so much to look at that it took us two hours to even enter the second hall. We saw lots of great games – I think there were more games than the last tim I was there – and even played in on: The German trader Worean Shop had an ACW table for Regimental Fire & Fury and I always wanted to try those rules.

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Crisis 2018 swag!

Kind of a special episode of my Haul Reports, let`s take a look at what I brought back from the Crisis show.But first, let's go over the planned purchases list for this year's show, a massive report on which can be found a post back.So, planned purchases... well, quite a lot and yet not to expensive to be honest.First and foremost there was a gaming mat on the list, in the form of the 3 by 3 neoprene mat "The Valley" by Pworks.  Excellent size for me and Noshi to play some small games at home and get the hang of games like Burrows and Badgers, Middle Earth or even 40k.This was obtained at Pworks as such for 39 euro.Talking 40k, I had the alternative Fulgrim on my list by HiTec Miniatures.  A modest 20 euro later, the model was in my possession...At KR Multicase, I`am out for a cardboard box filled with various sized cavalry trays, to transport either my Rohirrim or my Dux cavalry to and fro the club.So I spend the 36 euro and got the case with cav and infantry models trays as such. And I had a list

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