The Renegade Open is another gaming convention that takes place up in Minneapolis Minnesota, and 2019 will be it's 7th year.I have been contemplating on this event only because Warfaire Weekend (formerly Warmachine Weekend) also takes place in November. Warfaire Weekend this year is changing formats from strictly Warmachine/Hordes to an overall convention (which is what the Renegade Open also is).So my funds will not allow me to attend both events in the same month (plus my wife would not be too pleased) so my son and I had to pick one.Our decision is for the Renegade Open, the main reason is that there will be 3 days of Batman Miniature Gaming, The following is from the Renegade Open website:Bat-Fans, let the hype begin! The Renegade Open is November 22-24, and I am running THREE events this year! Friday will be a 250 rep Batmatch, Saturday will be the premier 350 rep, 4-round Batmatch, and Sunday will be a doubles tournament using my Dynamic Duos rules.Details to come on June 1st when tickets go
On a rather delightfully warm Saturday morning, I found myself once again trekking to the hallowed tabletop show that is Salute. Once again the tabletop masses descended unto the London Excel for Salute 2019. Grab [...] The post Salute 2019 – Another Year, Another Wonderful Show appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
Well, last week was a pretty good week for me especially with AdeptiCon 2019 and I was able to get another model completed ('Steeljaw') before we left for the event.Games played last week was really good too (obviously with a convention), I managed to play 8 games last week, which is not really that much, but I did not want to stress myself over the weekend.Here is just a quick recap of AdeptiCon 2019 for my son and I, you can go back for a little bit more detail here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4Wednesday: This was mainly just a travel day for us with badge check-in later in the evening.Thursday: Vendor Hall shopping followed by 2 games of Guild Ball in the Early Bird Open.Friday: This became an off day for me with a demo game of Aristeia! and a friendly game of Guild Ball vs Alex Botts. I was originally signed up for X-Wing and I would have played in X-Wing if my son was also signed up, but this was his day to play Batman Miniatures Game.Saturday: This was 4 games of Guild Ball in the AdeptiCon Champion
Well first off, Happy Birthday to me! yep today is my 45th Birthday and I spent the entire day playing in the AdeptiCon Guild Ball Championships.The event started at 10:00 AM and after 4 games my son and I were ready to call it a day. With 38 players registered, it was going to be a 6 Round event.I started off my Game 1 vs an acquaintance Ray from Michigan, and his Butcher's managed to beat my Butcher's 12-8 and it was a very fun game. I enjoy starting off tournaments against people I know.Game 2 was another mirror matchup vs Max from Wisconsin. This game Max totally controlled me and he easily won 12-0. I started off 0-2 and my son was sitting 1-1.Game 3 I got to play Justin from Indiana playing Fisherman (who actually I have met once at our South Bend store) and I actually pulled out a 12-4 win (even with a Goal by the Butcher's.Game 4 was against another Fisherman Guild played by Doug (who my son had beaten earlier), Doug had managed to get the win on me 12-4 but 'Shank' had m
Friday was Day 3 for AdeptiCon and it did not go as scheduled for myself. My son went downstairs early for his Batman Miniatures Game tournament and I was heading down an later and I was entered in the X-Wing System Open Qualifier. At the last minute I decided to bail out on the event and continue to check out the vendor hall.I wanted to get in a demo game of Arestia! from Corvus Belli, so one of the founders of Corvus Belli, Carlos game taught me how to play the game. This was the game I was eyeing before coming to AdeptiCon as a quick play game to have done within an hour. I enjoyed the game a lot, so stay tuned next week for some posts about it.When I was done with the vendor hall for the morning, I decided to head upstairs for lunch and a quick break before heading back down with my Guild Ball stuff. If someone was going to ask to play, I might as well get a game in.While watching my friend Josh play a friendly with his Fisherman's Guild, Alex Botts (World's #1 Player) asked
Day 2 for AdeptiCon has come and gone. Today was going to be our shopping day with a little bit of gaming.The vendor hall opened up at 10:00 AM and we were downstairs right when it opened. We walked up and down each aisle just handing my wallet to every vendor we see, not really but we did purchase a lot. Mainly I was able to purchase the items I needed with once exception. It seems like each year there is always a new game I want to get into, well just before AdeptiCon I was eyeing a new game and I did make the purchase, I am saving that post for when I arrive back home.Some of the vendors we did purchase from were : Broken Egg Games (Tharn CID and Destiny tokens), Muse On Minis (Miners, Cooks. New Captain tokens), Army Painter (washers), and some terrain for Batman Miniatures Game (dumpsters and bus stop).Once shopping was completed it was time to get ready for the Guild Ball Early Bird Open. With then event starting at 3:00 PM, we had a feeling we would only be playing 2 games
Day 1 for AdeptiCon was mainly a travel day for my son and I. We left Michigan around noon our time and made it slowly towards the Chicagoland area.On our way we stopped at a gaming store in Lemont called Gamestorm that I had heard about to check out the store and see what they have in stock. I knew they carried a decent range of Warmachine/Hordes models so I wanted to check to see if they had any of the new Circle models for mys son. Sure enough they did, they had the new Warlock, 'Iona the Unseen', so we purchased her a few bottle of paint and got back into the car.We arrived to the hotel sometime around 3:00 PM and proceeded to check-in and luckily our room was ready for us, then it was just the usual of unloading the car.Once we were all settled it was time to go downstairs and get the lay of the land, similar to last years setup. We ran into Jeff Chua, one of the founders of AdeptiCon and a gaming friend from back in the day and we chatted for awhile to catch up. We did talk
AdeptiCon 2019 officially starts today and in just a few hours my son and I will hit the road and make our way to Schaumburg, IL. The drive is not bad at all, only 2.5 hours and we'll take our time getting there. Hotel check-in is not till like 3-4 PM so there is not much to do beforehand since badge pickup does not start till 7:00 PM.I believe we have everything all ready to go for the car. Guild Ball Guilds and accessories, Batman Miniature Game models, X-Wing ships all fit in our Battlefoam Tournament Bag. Then we are bringing some Arena Rex with us packed in the black Battlefoam bag (with terrain) in case we want to get in some open gaming Friday night and show our friend Frank how it plays.Stay tuned for updates through out the weekend!
"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
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
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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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
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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