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Daily Chronicle: AdeptiCon 2019 Event Schedule Preview

One of the benefits of moving back to the Midwest a few years ago was the ability to drive to AdeptiCon each year, I've been to AdeptiCon in the beginning, a few events in the middle and 2019 will mark 3 years in a row again for me.AdeptiCon is not until March 27th-31st, but every November before, registration for the events opens with as much information they can provide for the event (some other organizers need to take note...WMW).  Well this year is no different and registration will open this Sunday November 19th.  The good people who run AdeptiCon also give us a sneak peek at the list of events at least a week beforehand and this past weekend the site went live with the majority of their events.  You can click HERE for the event preview.The day the preview site goes live is a happy day for most of us as we can start planning our AdetiCon weekend, sometimes there is a little disappointment if the events you want to play in overlap with each.For AdeptiCon 2019, the list of events I was think

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Guild Ball: Free Cities Draft Final Results

Yesterday marked the end of the Free Cities Draft, an ongoing world wide campaign for Guild Ball that ran for the last month and a half.  Basically when you played a game, you went online to report your game and vote for a new player for your Guild.  The more votes a Guild received, the higher in the drat order they will be.  I was actually excited for this campaign, and I was happy to record my results.  The form submission for this campaign was much easier than last years "Union in Chains" so it was great to partake in the event.During the SteamCon UK Keynote last night, the final results were revealed:Farmer's: Amber Alchemist's: Kami Butcher's: Layne Hunter's: Edge Mortician's: Gaffer Blacksmith's: Cutlass Mason's: Champ Fishermen: Knuckles Engineer's: NomadBrewer's: FleaI was really excited my Butcher's Guild was managed to hold onto the 3rd pick of the draft.  We were closing in on the 2nd pick, but I guess we fell short.  What really

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Boekenbeurs 2018

It's been a few years since I've been there, but past thrusday Noshi and me went to the nocturnal opening (meaning it's open until 10 in the evening) of the Boekenbeurs.Initially, we planned going on the sunday after Crisis; but with us both being knackered as hell we just spend that day really lazy in the couch...But no more!  So straight after work, we hopped on the tram for the 20 odd minute trip to Antwerp Expo, and 10 euro later we where inside.Spread inside the convention center over 4 halls, the Boekenbeurs is labelled as the walhalla for those who love to read, and with often authors present to sign their books.Unfortunatly for me, english books of the sci-fi and fantasy genres are limited to a single stand.  But I did pick up the Fall of Gondolin there.Now for a quote, and I thought it tbh rather sad... when I went to ask if they also had hardback Children of Hurin, the person behind the counter went to look in her pc system and returned with the incredible following statement:"No, that is

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Lest We Forget

On this Centenary of Armistice Day I thank all those who answered the calls of their Nations to do their duty. I have recently been researching my great grandfather's service in the Great War, so my commemorative post on this day is a personal tribute to him. My great grandfather James in his Leicestershire Regiment uniform At the outbreak of war, my great grandfather James was a 32 year old former member of the Territorial Army (much maligned by Kitchener) who had served for six years with the Royal Leicestershire Regiment and discharged as a private soldier in 1908.  As per Imperial policy he was mobilised immediately on the outbreak of war but instead of joining the Reserve battalions of his Regiment (the 4th and 5th which deployed in 1915), he joined the 500 men of the regular army 1st battalion which was brought back from Ireland.  While there is no record of which Company James was attached to, the 1st battalion was assigned to the 16th Infantry Brigade, 6th Division, III C

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Crisis 2018 : the aftermath

The first saturday of november, and that means only one thing: it`s time again for Crisis, our clubs annual wargame show.Being the largest on the european mainland, we had more then 125 traders, 60 clubs and 2000 visitors this year, thanks everyone for participating!Since yesterday, the build up had been undertaken, and then at 10 in the morning, the doors swung open for the 2019 edition.With this huge a selection of traders, that meant there was a LOT for everyone's taste and wallet (my "scores" are for a post later this week, probably on monday).So here is an oversight of the traders present, with of course the odd comment inserted here and there...But a wargame show is more then just buying, it's all about camaraderie, and of course, GAMES, so let's have a look at the games on show, in both picture and video coverage. Militia Brabantia using home made rules based on the Assassin's Creed videogame Worean brought a small scale ACW battle along Spectre A large table by Alde Garde Two

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Crisis 2018- Part One

Hoi,Yup it's that time of the year again: Crisis in Antwerp is on!The boy and me have just returned to out hotel room after visiting that mother of all conventions.After last year's traveling debacle I booked a hotel for two nights, so yesterday we came over to Antwerp and we will leave tomorrow. Brilliantly relaxed and very much a fun father-son trip.I will post more pictures tomorrow or Monday.

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Sylvius Brabo, Crisis 2018 give away figure

Here he is, the limited edition model the first 1800 paying visitors will find in their goodie bag at the Crisis wargame show next saturday, 3rd of november, at Waagnatie Antwerp.With our show growing every year in both traders, clubs and visitors, we (finally?) made the figure of the legendary founder of Antwerp (at least, in folklore).Brabo, who can be seen on the city hall square in Antwerp tossing a hand in the direction of the Scheldt river, was a 3th to 4th century roman officer.  When the giant Antigoon terrorised the waterway, he fought and defeated him.  He next cut off the giants hand and tossed it in the river, hence the name "Ant-werpen" of "hand-throwing".Hey, it's a legend of course, but definitly a good sounding one.  The figure has been sculpted once again by Paul Hicks, who has now done all over figures apart from the very first two (Ambiorix, by Pro Patria, and Leopold II, by the Perry's) and cast by Griffin Molds.  The figure comes dressed in late roman armour, and

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Daily Chronicle: Announced "Bourbon Trail Open IV" February 23rd, 2019

Well I have my first event/convention/road trip officially booked for 2019 and the year for me will start with the "Bourbon Trail Open IV" a Guild Ball event in Radcliff, KY on February 23rd.For me the last few years, the first event of the year ha either been the "Las Vegas Open" or "AdeptiCon".  With "AdeptiCon 2019" being the last month of March in 2019 and now the "Bourbon Trail Open" at least one month before, it will make attending both events easier.Last year I was considering attending the "Bourbon Trail Open", but two reasons had kept me from going.  One, it was only two weeks before "AdeptiCon" and the cost of attending both would have been hard.  Two, last year the organizer had moved the event away from a distillery and into a gaming store.  The "Bourbon Trail Open" originally started in a gaming store back in 2016, then in 2017 the organizer moved it into a distillery and the event was a huge success and a lot of players attended.  Then in 2018 to keep the costs down on r

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Daily Chronicle: Recap Michigan GT Wamachine/Hordes Michigan Cup

I was asked by a friend of mine (TJ) if I wanted to fill in as their 5th player in the WM/H Michigan Cup (they had a late dropout) this past Sunday October 14th and I decided to fill in and play my list I just practiced with the night before. Here is a description about the Michigan Cup: This is a slightly modified version of the popular World Team Championship competition format.  This challenging format features 5-person teams squaring off after a strategic round of pairing that can be as important as the actual games! Specific rules for this event at the Michigan GT are forthcoming but will follow the structure of the official WTC.Sunday morning I woke up early and made the drive out to Lansing, MI.  The drive actually was not bad, Lansing is only 115 miles from me so it took just under 2 hours to arrive.  I missed out on attending last year due to car troubles, so this is the first year I had attended.  The hotel was easy to find and the conference center was nicely marked so I ha

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Armies on Parade Games Workshop Antwerpen

This saturday I decided to join Parade Day for Armies on Parade in the local Games Workshop, with my just painted for tabletop handling Emperor's Children.My expectations for the contest itself where low, but I wanted to meet the local players as I never joined in any of their events so far, being someone who games at the club normally.I made a selection of my models for this, grabbing mostly the old school metals and of course my Knight, while still being able to put it all in a single carry case for ease of public transport transportation, because I also had to haul my tile along. There where 9 other armies on parade, and here is an overlook of all that participated, in italics there is any certificates they might have won:Imperial Guard - Warhammer 40k *Best scenic base 40k*Khorne - Age of Sigmar Ultramarines - Warhammer 40kGoblins - Age of Sigmar *Best monster and machines AoS, Best Scenic base AoS*Adeptus Custodes - Warhammer 40k *Best Monster and machines 40k*Sons of Horus - Warhammer 40k *Best Painted

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