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Daily Chronicle: Warmachine Weekend is now Warfaire Weekend

The other day the Facebook Page for "Warmachine Weekend" changed names to "Warfaire Weekend" and a lot of people were asking about this.  After this past "Warmachine Weekend", it was announced that Carl who has been running it from the beginning was letting go of "Warmachine Weekend" and there was a new team taking over the duties.  Chris and Gonzo stepped up to plate and will now be running "Warmachine Weekend", well actually "Warfaire Weekend".  Last night at 8:00 PM EST, Chris and Gonzo held a Facebook Live Q&A session to answer anyone's questions and explain a little bit about "Warfaire Weekend".In the picture, the first thing you may notice (besides the name) is that date of "Warfaire Weekend" will be November 8th-10th.  The past few years the event has been the first weekend of November, but it looks like for 2019 it will be the second.Onto the name change.  Having a fresh start for the event, Chris and Gonzo thought it would also be a perfect time for a name change, the nam

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Daily Chronicle: Announced "NOVA Open 2019" August 29th-September 1st, 2019

The other day I received one of the semi-monthly newsletters from the NOVA Open and in real big letters it had said that the room block was 80% sold out.  For the heck of it I decided to log into my NOVA Open Store account just to see if anything was there.  All of last years events have been removed and there was a note stating that on February 1st, 2019 they will be reactivating the site.  I also noticed under my account settings that I had $15 available in store credit, I then proceeded to login with my son's account and it showed the same, $15 credit available.  These credits are on our accounts because last year we signed up for an event and then changed it for another event, the credit difference was placed into our accounts.That then got me thinking... My plan for 2019 was to skip over the NOVA Open this year, with a family vacation two weeks later and hopefully SteamCon USA a month later, I thought another Con may be too much.  I really do not want to leave that credit to go t

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Daily Chronicle: Announced "GenCon 2019" August 1st-4th, 2019

Yesterday afternoon tickets for GenCon 2019 went on sale to the public.  When I wrote about my plans for 2019, I had mentioned attending GenCon once again in 2019, like I did in 2018 just for Sunday.  Majority of GenCon is geared towards the RPG and TCG gamer's for organized events, though there are still a few of the miniature gaming companies running events and I thought spending $110 for a 4 day ticket and the price of hotel would be a bit too much for me. The Sunday ticket has a special price of $15 so it is not too bad to go check out the con for one day, grant it by Sunday most of the vendors are sold out of con exclusives that they bring with them, but it still is nice to walk the vendor hall.  Before I purchased my ticket for my son and I, I doubled checked with him if he was still interested in attending, no hesitation with him, it was a yes.  The last time he had attended GenCon he really does not remember as he was just a little kid back in the cons final years in Milwaukee

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #2

Week #2 of 2019 was a pretty bad week for me and nothing was really played nor did I work on any models.  I did manage to play one game of Star Wars Destiny last Monday night, but after that, nothing.  The model I have ready to go on my painting table is still sitting in the same state.My son got sick during the week with the stomach flu, so that eliminated any Thursday/Friday night gaming,  and the weather (snow) came across Illinois, Indiana and lower Michigan which kept me driving to Fort Wayne, IN on Saturday for a Guild Ball tournament.  I did not feel like driving 2.5 hours each way through 2-4" of snow (although there were some gutsy people out there and they still had 10 players show up for the event).  Looks like my next event will not be until the Bourbon Trail Open IV on February 23rd, at least I have month now to get practice games in.Models Completed: 0Games Played: 1

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Daily Chronicle: Announced "MuseOn Con 2019" May 24th-26th, 2019

Just yesterday afternoon after I wrote my post about attending the Guild Ball Spring Fling event this coming April, I was thinking about MuseOn Con that will be happening this May and called my son downstairs to chat with him to see if he was interested in going.  I noticed on the website (which still had information from 2018) that tickets last year for the event went on sale around mid January, so I knew I still had a little bit of time to make our purchases.This morning I wake up and refreshed my screen on my Chromebook, low and behold, I see the following graphic image on the site.It looks like that TICKETS went on sale yesterday evening for the event.  Early Bird pricing (1/7-1/31) is $50 and includes a swag bag, between (2/1-3/23) the price goes up to $60 but it still includes the swag bag, after (3/24) tickets are still $60, but does not include a swag bag.  When purchasing your ticket, it asks you for what primary game will you be attending, I am guessing they my be tailoring their swag

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Daily Chronicle: Announced "Spring Fling 2019" April 27th, 2019

I have known about it for awhile with announcements on Facebook, but yesterday at 6:00 PM Eastern Time, tickets went on sale for the annual Guild Ball event, "Spring Fling 2019".  This was a huge event last year (I believe it holds the record for most players attending in the US at 64) and I knew this year was probably going to sell out fast too.There were talks about the event actually moving to a hotel location for 2019, but it turns out the event will still be hosted at Huzzah Hobbies in Ashburn, VA, which by looking at the website pictures looks to be a very nice gaming store.When I wrote "What's in store for 2019" a few days ago, "Spring Fling 2019" was on my list as potential event I was going to attend in 2019.  The timing may be rough right between AdeptiCon 2019 and MuseOn Con 2019, but yesterday afternoon I decided to take my chance and try to purchase a ticket for "Spring Fling 2019".  After a delay with their Tickets page on the website, roughly about 6:02 PM I was able to get in an

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #1

Well Week #1 of 2019 now has come to an end and it was not the greatest week in gaming/hobbying, but at least some things got completed.In regards to the gaming, the only game played this past week was a game of Guild Ball my son and I played yesterday afternoon. My middle son was still visiting for the Holidays so some time was spent with him, and then on Saturday night after taking him to the airport in Chicago, I was not feeling the greatest, so the only game played was yesterday.Painting was not stellar, but I did complete my first model of 2019 with the Hunter's Guild 'Rookie Seenah'.  I did start work on another model, but with an event coming up this Saturday, I am not sure if it will get completed.In regards to the event this Saturday, I am still actually undecided if I will be attending, but I should probably decide soon.  I am still calculating the mileage on my lease vehicle and need to make sure I still be okay with the other larger trips I have planned for this year.  The event is

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2018 Year in Review

There are two blog posts that I enjoy writing the most each year, the first one is my "What's in store for" (next year), and the second one is my "Year in Review".2018 started with a "What's in store for 2018" so we will use that post as basis for our year in review.Guild Ball2018Painting Goal:  This is a tough one.  I would love to say to be able to complete every Guild Ball model that I have so that all Guilds are completed.  It is doable since I currently probably have around 40 models left to complete.  I have the new six for both the Farmer's and Blacksmith's, the second six for the Brewer's and the remaining are for my Mortician's and Union.  I do have a few one off's left (Smoke and Lucky) and I am wrapping up Skatha for my son's Hunter's Guild.  I think realistically I will shoot to complete the Farmer's, Blacksmith's and Brewer's (along with the few one off's).  This will give me some room for some of the new Minor Guilds that will be released in 2018.Gaming Goal:&n

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Weekly Chronicle 2018 #52

I just wrapped up the last week of 2018 and tomorrow starts a new year.  Once again I completed nothing on the modeling side of things, I probably should have where I did have some time available, but I was being lazy while on vacation.I was able to get in 3 games last week, 2 of Guild Ball and 1 for Arena Rex.Stay tuned later today for a "2018 Year in Review"Models Completed: 0Games Played: 3

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Daily Chronicle: Steamforged Games Black Friday 2nd Order

This past Monday (Christmas Eve) I received the first part of my Black Friday order from Steamforged Games which was The Union 'Faithful of Solthecius' boxed set.  The second part of my order did not ship until December 18th, so I was not expecting it to arrive at least until December 31st.  Well yesterday I had my son grab the mail, and low and behold a box from Steamforged Games was sitting there, I guess my remaining Black Friday order had arrived.In this box was only 3 models (I did not go too crazy on Black Friday):Limited Edition Young TheronLimited Edition MinervaRookie SeenahAll 3 of these models are technically for my son's Hunter's Guild, of the 3 above, the one that I really wanted was 'Rookie Seenah', it is just a cute model.Time to get these added to the Painting Queue Backlog.

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Weekly Chronicle 2018 #51

Week #51 was a very slow week for me.  Besides a few games of Star Wars Destiny last Monday night, nothing else was played for the week.  It did not help that I was sick for most of the week and then when the weekend came, I had to do a little cleaning for the Holidays.I am off work this week, so hopefully I will be able to get in a few games, maybe one in tomorrow and then a few in on Thursday (that's the plan for now).No painting was also completed last week, but I did prep a few models to get ready for 2019.Models Completed: 0Games Played: 2

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Weekly Chronicle 2018 #50

Week #50 has come to an end and there is only 2 more weeks left in 2018.  I think this past week was a pretty decent week for me, not really too much but not that little also.I was able to get in a game of Star Wars Destiny on Monday, Guild Ball on Thursday and Sunday, and my son and I played 2 Rounds of Warmachine/Hordes on Saturday night (as time was running out on us).For completed painted models, it was also a good week.  I was able to complete 6 models and I have 2 more in the queue for this week.  Completed models were: 'LE Cheese Ball', 'Veteran Chisel', 'Zombie Thresher', 'Blackheart's Grave', 'Ghast's Grave' and 'Greyscale's Grave'.Once the remaining 2 "The Dark Harvest" models are completed, I do not think much more will be done for the rest of this year.  More than likely I will start and prep models for January 2019 and enjoy the last week of the year getting in a few more games.Models Completed: 6Games Played: 4

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Weekly Chronicle 2018 #49

The end of the year is approaching and I am looking forward to the new year and working on my list of expectations for 2019 (my annual New Year's Day post).  We still have a few more weeks left in 2018 and I am 7 Painting Points shy of beating last year's mark of 320 Points.  Looks like I better hurry up and get some models ready for the painting table.  It is not like I do not have any models in my Painting Queue Backlog, but some of the items I am saving for 2019 (mainly tackling the Minor Guilds for Guild Ball), but I thought of some models yesterday afternoon that should just put me past last year's mark.Back onto my recap of week #49.Painting: Last week only 1 model was completed with 'Veteran Hearne' for my son's Hunter's Guild Ball team, I am glad he got completed and that was the last model for the Guild.  Nothing else was completed, but a few models did get ready for this week.Gaming:  Last week did not see many Battle Reports, on Monday night and yesterday my son and i got i

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Weekly Chronicle 2018 #48

I would have to say that last week was a pretty good week for me modeling and gaming.  My Mortician's Guild were able to get completed with the last three models being 'Veteran Graves', 'Brainpan' & 'Memory'.Gaming wise, my son and I got in a few games of Star Wars: Destiny in, and I was able to get in games of Guild Ball on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.  Friday night my son and I also squeezed in a game of X-Wing (which was a nice change of pace).The problem with playing more games is that I then fall behind on prepping models in my Painting Queue/Backlog and I only have one model currently ready to hit my painting table.  I am hoping that I can probably start on it tomorrow night and "maybe" get it done this week, but we will have to see.  I have a Guild Ball tournament coming up on Saturday, and Sunday is Guild Ball open play down in South Bend (and I usually can get a lot painted on the weekends.)  I may have to skip open play this coming Sunday so I can catch up on buil

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Weekly Chronicle #48 2018

I would have to say that last week was a pretty good week for me modeling and gaming.  My Mortician's Guild were able to get completed with the last three models being 'Veteran Graves', 'Brainpan' & 'Memory'.Gaming wise, my son and I got in a few games of Star Wars: Destiny in, and I was able to get in games of Guild Ball on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.  Friday night my son and I also squeezed in a game of X-Wing (which was a nice change of pace).The problem with playing more games is that I then fall behind on prepping models in my Painting Queue/Backlog and I only have one model currently ready to hit my painting table.  I am hoping that I can probably start on it tomorrow night and "maybe" get it done this week, but we will have to see.  I have a Guild Ball tournament coming up on Saturday, and Sunday is Guild Ball open play down in South Bend (and I usually can get a lot painted on the weekends.)  I may have to skip open play this coming Sunday so I can catch up on buil

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