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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 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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Warhammer Mainz: Shop Birthday and Everchosen

On September 14th the Warhammer store in Mainz celebrated its third birthday and held the Everchosen competition for it's customers in Mainz. The atmosphere was pretty good and besides the usual games there was also a delicious cake to enjoy. Visitors who were eager to buy had the opportunity to take part in a small […]

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Daily Chronicle: Michigan GT Guild Ball Championship Recap

Yesterday in Lansing, MI was the 2019 Michigan GT Guild Ball Championships and I was the Host for the event.  Originally when inquiring about interest for the event there were over 25 people that had said they would attend, which would be a really nice turn out, unfortunately only 15 people attended (which I am still happy for), but having the Guild Ball US East Nationals announced shortly right after, and next weekend in Chicago, I think hurt attendance.But I am grateful for those that attended and I Thank You.The results for the event can be found here on Longshanks, but here is a brief recap of the winners.Awards for the following:Earning the Double is Zach Grogan, Guild Ball Champion and State Champion.2nd Place: Cory Walker3rd Place: Josh Rigelman4th Place: Josh Chichester5th Place: Jacob Nix6th Place: Eric Bemus7th Place: Thomas Rasor8th Place: Tony Palazzolo9th Place: Dale GibboneyWooden Spoon: Don CasteelBest Painted Trophy: Cory Walker“Golden Boot” Trophy (most goals): Cory Walker (11)“Off The P

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Games n Dice Historical Demo Day 2019

As Gregor is sharing the images from their Longstreet battles and going for quite some length to do research on his regiments, it was about time, to give this ACW rule set a try. Therefore he invited me to join them on their Games n Dice Demo day on historical tabletop systems to Düsseldorf. The […]

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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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