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Flemish Hobbit League finale 2019 at TSA

It all started with an innocent question and talk with Jasper and Geert at the FHL tournament in Turnhout last july."Do you guys at TSA play a lot of LOTR?"The answer: no.  We have no MESBG orientated community at the club, it's basically me and Noshi that fight out the wars in Middle Earth, and with Noshi now bearing our own little Hobbit...The conversation then went to the question if we could host the finale for the 2019 season of the Flemish Hobby League, and with the powers invested in me (hey, it helps to be on the board) I said of course yes.  You see, I have the location (with large parking facilities and a kitchen) but no players to organise something of our own and step into the list of clubs that are part of the Flemish Hobbit League, while they have a nice and large community, but often issues with finding locations with adequate parking space for larger events.An e-mail later to my fellow board members, and we can now proudly announce that we will be playing host to the finale, which wi

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #35 (NOVA Open 2019 Recap)

Well this one is going to be a little long since I will be recapping some of the highlights of this past weekends NOVA Open 2019.First off with our standard weekly recap of models completed and games played while at home.....none....OK that was easy, onto the recap of NOVA Open 2019.Thursday 8/29Thursday was suppose to be our travel day and relax when we get onsite, but at the last minute we decided to sign up for the Guild Ball Regional Cup event that started at 12:00 PM, so that meant we would have to leave late Wednesday night in order to arrive in time.  The drive was very uneventful (which is great) and arrived onsite shortly after 10:00 AM.  Once we got situated with valet parking and checked-in with the NOVA Open, I got a text saying that our room was already ready which was great as we were able to drop off a few our items.  Once we did that, we headed downstairs to the ballroom floor and proceeded to the Steamforged Games room and checked in or the event.During the pairings of the Roun

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TSA Meatburn Party

Or better known as he annual club barbeque.Past saturday, it was that time again for our annual BBQ, and while the weathergods didn't receive enough sacrifices this year, never the less it was a festival of burned meat once more.About 50 people attended this year to gorge down on the foodies and enjoying a drink, while a lot of to and fro talks where held about hobby and non-hobby stuff (but mostly hobby, to the despair of spouses all round).And with that, our annual bbq was yet another success.

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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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Daily Chronicle: 2 Weeks Until "NOVA Open 2019"

NOVA Open 2019 is only 2 weeks away and the only practice we have gotten in recently was for X-Wing, and I am still undecided on my list.  Back when I first announced NOVA Open 2019 in January, our thought was to play Bolt Action and Middle-earth SBG.  We have not played a game of MeSBG since last year and Bolt Action never made their schedule of events.Last year we went and played Warmachine/Hordes all weekend, seeing how we have not played that game much (at all this year), we had signed up for this years NOVA to play Guild Ball and X-Wing.  At least with Guild Ball we started the year off really strong and attended events for the first four months of the year, and now with the recent errata release on Monday, the excitement is coming back.  X-Wing 2.0 came out late last year and we have been occasionally playing that game to keep the rules fresh (nearing on 20 games for the year) so we thought that would be a fun event to play.So our schedule for NOVA Open weekend is:Thursday Evening: S

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #31 (GenCon Recap)

GenCon 2019  has come and gone now, and yesterday was a good time, but before we get more into that, just a quick usual weekly recap.Gaming was pretty decent last week with 3 games of X-Wing played, we are preparing for the NOVA Open Grand Championship at the end of the month, so we are trying different lists until we find one that we like.  There will be a lot more X-Wing the rest of the month as I am still undecided on my list.  BMG games will have to take a back seat until we get back from NOVA, we may and try to squeeze in one though for the month.Painting was also really good last week, I was able to complete another 6 models for Batman Miniature Game, though I do not have any more models currently prepped and ready to go so it may be a bit before I post anymore BMG models, which is OK since I have two Guild Ball Rookie models I need to also get completed or NOVA Open and they will be next in my Queue.Games Played: 3Models Completed: 6So now onto GenCon 2019.The day started pretty early fo

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Daily Chronicle: "GenCon 2019" Starts Tomorrow

GenCon 2019  officially starts tomorrow, just like last year, my plan is too only attend this Sunday's event.  The Sunday ticket has a special price of just $15, compared to $110 for all 4 days, or $75 on Saturday.My son and I are going to check out the Vendor Hall too see what items we can pick up.  My list slightly changed from two weeks ago and below is an updated version (italicized), honestly I am not sure how much we will be able to purchase off our list, most of the vendors are required to charge the Indianapolis sales tax, so in some instances it may be better to just purchase the items online (especially if it is a large order and we can receive free shipping), but obviously we will not know till we get there.HobbyWashes/Paints (if there is something I see that I really want), maybe some more Army Painter paints.GW Contrast Paints?TerrainBMG/Guild Ball small obstacles/buildingsModelsBMG Bronze TigerBMG Teen Titans? undecidedBMG White/Dark Knight (Harvey)BMG Ventriloquist Crew? undecide

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MESBG De Kolonisten Turnhout Tournament 21st of July 2019

It's the national holiday, and as Noshi is out on a birthday picnick, I enlisted to play my first ever Lord the Rings tournament ever.While I played the system since it came out in 2001, organised events where rare back then as the sytem then would have you take along both a Good and an Evil army.Then I learned about the Flemish Hobbit League last year, and now finally had the chance to join in the fun.Now, for this first step into the waters, it also happened to be a special event of sorts, in that you didn't have to bring an army.  Instead, you would be assigned one at random, provided by the organisers, and you have to play the event with that force.The tournament clocked out at 17 participants, with the TO jumping in to fill the 18th spot, so that's a nice turn-out.I got assigned the forces of Lothlorien, so time to look at what I actually have at my disposal:Two warbands, the smaller one led by Haldir consisted of 7 Wood Elf Archers, and a large one led by Celeborn and consisting of 4 swordsmen and

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Daily Chronicle: "GenCon 2019" 2 Weeks Away

GenCon 2019 is now 2 weeks away from the official start of the convention, just like last year, my plan is too only attend the Sunday event.  The Sunday ticket has a special price of just $15, compared to $110 for all 4 days, or $75 on Saturday.Seeing how my son and I only want to go to the Vendor Hall, paying anything more to "shop" would be ridiculous.  It will be more for the ambiance of the convention and pickup a few items if I see what I like, plus the last time my son had attended he was like 7-8 years old.I do have a shopping list (want list) planned out for the event:HobbyWashes/Paints (if there is something I see that I really want), maybe some more Army Painter paints.TerrainBMG Small obstacles/buildingsModelsBMG Bronze TigerBMG Teen Titans?BMG White/Dark Knight (Harvey)BMG Ventriloquist Crew?Arena Rex?Guild Ball New Rookies (if available)X-Wing?Warmachine/Hordes Oblivion?Some of the items would have to be on a show special price in order for me to purchase (mainly X-Wing) seeing how

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Asgard Aschaffenburg TableTopia 2019

Yesterday I visited the two day event of TableTopia by Asgard Aschaffenburg, a wargaming club from Northern Bavaria / Frankonia. The event is hosted in the youth centre of the Schweinheim district. The building has no parking lot of its own, but you can park you car along the street. And as you can see, […]

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Into the weekend, on my way to TableTopia

As covered in the article on CONflict two weeks ago, I'll be taking a summer break on events after this weekends TableTopia. But you'll find the event coverage on the blog on sunday, maybe late saturday. If you're following me on instagram or facebook, you might already know, that I have some promo material for […]

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The TSA 40k League 2019: halfway down the line

So, the first week of July has come, and the possibility to register in our club league has now closed.So what has this brought about so far?Well, the League will be fought out by 28 players, some casual, some hardcore, but a lot of people are playing each other now.With potientially 27 games one can play over the course of the league,  1 player have already broken the 10+ games mark, namely Mike with his Orks.The League table now stands like this, with only 2 players so far having registred yet not having made an appearance on the tabetop, though one just registred right before the closing this weekend.1. Tom Jacobs - Adeptus Custodes - 37 ptn2. Mike Snelders - Orks - 36 ptn3. Jo Strubbe - Craftworld Ulthwe - 35 ptn4. Wim Discart - Salamanders - 34 ptn5. Tom Van Riel - Craftworld Eldar - 32 ptn6. Guy Vandenbrande - Iron Warriors - 31 ptn7. David Nicolas - Catachans - 24 ptn8. Tomsche Murrath - Emperor`s Children - 21 ptn9. Kristof Van Riel - Adepta Sororitas - 20 ptn10. Cedric Snelders - World Eaters -

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Warhammer Day 2019 in Koblenz

Yesterday was Warhammer Day in every Warhammer Store all over the world and I took the chance due to proximity, to stop by at the store in Koblenz. What's the idea of Warhammer Day? Games Workshop has a larger marketing plan, making it easier to recognise the brand and to enter the hobby. So if […]

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