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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #12 (Week of AdeptiCon 2019)

"Monday, Monday, so good to me"It was a pretty good week for me last week and this week will be even better with AdeptiCon 2019 starting in just 2 days on Wednesday.  Check-in begins Wednesday night and all the gaming and shopping begins on Thursday.Let's recap week #12 first before we move onto this week.  Although I did not play any games during the week, I did manage to get in 2 games of X-Wing on Saturday and 2 games of Guild Ball on Sunday, those 4 games were very much needed for this week events.I also managed to get some painting done with completing 2 models and started work on a 3rd.  Limited Edition 'Mataagi' for the Falconer's Guild and the new Captain 'Mourn' for the Mortician's Guild were completed this past week.Now we move onto the biggest event of the year, AdeptiCon 2019, and I am so looking forward to attending this year.  AdeptiCon 2019 which is in it's 17th year, will actually be my 10th year attending.  I missed out on the very first AdeptiCon 2002, but started at

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Guild Ball: "Cooking with a Roast" Recap

Yesterday, I hosted my first Guild Ball tournament, as a Pundit and overall ever and I want to say it was a pretty good success.  My event "Cooking with a Roast" (named after the Cook's Guild being officially released the day before) was held at Fantasy Games in South Bend, IN (a nicely sized venue) that had plenty of room to host 16 players, I think anymore players, it wold intrude on other space in the store needed for their other products.South Bend, IN was a nice central location and reached out and attracted players from the North in Michigan, the West in Illinois, the East in Ohio and players from it's own State of Indiana.I had to dress like a ChefThere was a full event of 16 players registered on Longshanks, but one of the local players actually did not check-in so the event started with 15 player and would have to have a bye each round.  I was prepared to play in place of the bye, but on my drive down to the store, I received a message that the person who would help me with the event could

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Looking back at Our 2019 Geekend

Once a year our group of gaming friends will get together for our annual Geekend. Where we hire out an old country estate for a long weekend full of wargames and boardgames. This is something we have been doing for a few years now and I would highly recommend. Most of us are getting to… The post Looking back at Our 2019 Geekend appeared first on Battle Brothers.

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Daily Chronicle: "NOVA Open 2019" Registration Is Open

This past Friday night at 8:00 PM EST, registration has opened for the 10th Anniversary of the NOVA Open on August 29th - September 1st 2019.You can register for the convention by visiting the NOVA Open Store.Last year my son and I attended and played in some of the Warmachine/Hordes events (Team Tournament / Breakfastmachine) and then also played some open gaming.  This year, the plan is to play in 3 different gaming events.NOVA Open is host to one of the largest Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game events of the year, the Lord of the Rings GT and the Doubles event.  We wont be playing in the GT (a 2 day event), but my son and I will team up for the Doubles event on Friday.  Seeing how we do not play the game much, it will just be for a fun time to play on all the beautiful themed tables that the NOVA Open displays.On Saturday, we are signed up for the X-Wing Grand Championship Heat 2, where the top 32 players of the day will move on to Sunday's final event, more than likely it will not be us, bu

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Daily Chronicle: AdeptiCon 2019 Online Cart Closes Today

Just wanted to send out a reminder that online registration for AdeptiCon 2019 closes today at 1:00 PM Central Time.http://cart.adepticon.org to register.I believe I am all squared for the weekend, currently I am registered for:Thursday: Guild Ball Early Bird OpenFriday: X-Wing System Open QualifierSaturday: Guild Ball AdeptiCon ChampionshipSunday: OpenThere are still a few tickets available for Saturdays Guild Ball Championship, get them while you can.

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The Bad Moon Cafe – A Hobby Haven in Central London

Whether you're keen to run a session as dungeon master or to perhaps to play some miniature skirmish battles, then look to the Bad Moon. [...] The post The Bad Moon Cafe – A Hobby Haven in Central London appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Daily Chronicle: Bourbon Trail Open IV Recap

Well late last night the Bourbon Trail Open IV here in Radcliff, KY has ended and Alex Botts with the Butcher's Guild is the Champion after 6 Rounds of play.The results from Bourbon Trail Open IV can be found HERE on Longshanks.Out of the 6 Rounds, I only played in 3.  My first 2 games were mirror match ups against Butcher's and my third game was against the Alchemist's Guild, and it was probably my least fun game of playing Guild Ball ever and I really did not feel like continuing afterwards.Round 1 vs Brad Moreland (Butcher's)Lost 12-4, fun game, great opponent.Round 2 vs Keith Golimowski (Butcher')Lost 12-4, fun game, great opponent.Round 3 vs Nicholas Garcia (Alchemist's)Lost 12-2, worst game ever, no player interaction.  He never crossed his starting line till Turn 4 and kept on retreating to his goal.So after 3 Rounds, I was done...now I wish I would have played my 4th (it looked liked it may have been against my friend Frank), but at this point I was ready to hit the bar and drink some Bourbo

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Tactica 2019 – Part 2

The coverage of Part 1 continues with the prominent guests of Tactica. The twin brothers Michael and Alan Perry were at the show, sculpting, having a chat with the guests and even added one of the show miniatures. But they weren't alone, they had Aly Morrison (who sculpted the Great War Miniatures range) and Peter […]

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Relics from the Past

So, as promised the follow up article for the newest page on this blog, some wargame related achievements of the period before my hiatus.Now, so far my google searches for clubchampionships and the old Ranking der Nederlanden 'year 1' haven't yielded any success though.I did however manage to take some pictures of really ancient events and painting competitions, though in the latter case I no longer even own the figures.  But let's have a look at what I did manage to 'salvage' already from the past...In the meantime, the search goes on and I'm trying to google up some more information in an effort to recreate the past...

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WarCon Ghent 2019

Past saturday, WarCon Ghent took place and me and Nemesis jumped in the car to make a visit to the wargame show, our first roadtrip of this year.Held in the village of Merelbeke, the size and the venue are those of the fun kind, not to immense (like, our Crisis show for example) giving you a good chance for a chat and a look at games.There was a dozen traders present (where we found some good deals, see below) and about two dozen demonstration and participation games.  Entry was a modest 7 euros, and as you can see in the video of my loot below, I also bought two of the Gamer's Guild dice to "support the cause".To give an example of the chatting, I was only 15 minutes there when I was talking to someone I never seen before about 6mm and 40k gaming, and how I am blessed with a GF with an intrest in the hobby.The bring and buy had some fun things, while not to large, like this 16+ hentai cardgame...But let`s have a look at the games then...Adeptus Titanicus, a game that intrests both me and Nemesis, was on

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Spoiler Alert: ATC 2019 results for my next 5 games

In case you missed it, the ATC happened and our team finished with a 1-4 record, which neatly matched my own. Funny how that works out.In my defense, I would like to say that in my four losses I like to think I gave my opponent a black eye, despite me showing 0 points of kills in my second match. The games were all fun, and I usually piloted my lists well until I made a mistake.At least I didn't have to play against any Circle Orboros. :DThis event was tricky because I almost couldn't make it. My wife and I lost our sitter for the weekend and she couldn't take time off work. I found this out on Thursday night.Everyone was leaving early-ish on Friday afternoon.I was lending out some models to the team, so in the issue of fairness to them, I would have had to drive out to Milwaukee myself and bring them all the models, mine included, in case they could find a ringer to play my lists, and then I would have to drive back home to take care of my son.Sweet guys that they are they just said "We'll figure it out."(I

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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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