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The Tabletop Convention Survival Guide (or, Geeking Out for the Anxious)

Conventions can prove harrowing experiences for those not used to large, noisy, crowded spaces. Having done a few of them, Robey has some tips and advice to get through them and ensure that you have the best possible experience. [...] The post The Tabletop Convention Survival Guide (or, Geeking Out for the Anxious) appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Gaming With The Kids at Ambush Wargames Show

Yesterday I took my two eldest to Ambush which is run annually by my FLGS at our local showground.  I wasn't sure what to expect, and how long they'd want to stay...After a look round the stalls we enjoyed an introductory game of Blood Bowl run by the local gaming club Wolds Wargamers.  Both of them had so much fun they wanted to buy a copy straight away! It was a close and very swingy game, ending in victory for my daughter from the jaws of defeat.Both wanted to have a go at painting so we grabbed a free mini each and spent an hour or so in the painting area while the painting competition was being judged.  Suffice to say we didn't produce anything that could compete!We all got talking about all sorts of games - we didn't even get to play any of the boardgames which I thought they would make a beeline for - and my son even wanted to have a quick game of Infinity when we got home, so all in all a positive experience.Is this a shameless plug? Maybe … but it was a great event, all very friendly,

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Hammers & Swords 2019

More then 7 years have passed. More then 7 years the fields of battle lay quiet as the sound of tournament drums faded at the Tin Soldiers of Antwerp. In those years, the Old World became the World that was, and the Mortal Realms where born... but not in the 9th Age. Here, heroes of the past still wage war on the hordes of days gone by...And now a new generation has risen, and the sounds of war will once again clammer in our clubhouse!It has been years, but my gaming club, the Tin Soldiers of Antwerp, is returning to the tournament scene by organising Hammers and Swords 2019.An idea grown from our Fantasy players, my only involvement is the behind the scenes administration and liasion with the board, so all the cudos has to go to the 9th Age players.So on the 29th of september this year, we will be hosting our first wargames tournament in almost 7 years, and the name of the game will be The 9th Age, the fantasy successor to the last edition of Warhammer Fantasy Battles and totally community developped.I wi

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Six-Gun Showdown Kickstarter Launch

This Thursday, June 6, at 6 pm, Bake Battle and Roll board games cafe (bakebattleandroll.com) will launch Redwell Games’ latest game “Six Gun Showdown”. Showcased and much anticipated at UKGames Expo last weekend, this is a [...] The post Six-Gun Showdown Kickstarter Launch appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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De Quaye Werelt 2019: Anno 1477

The Quaeye Werelt is a large medieval camp re-enactment, taking place in Deurne (near Antwerp) since 1999.During the event, people can witness how the medieval life went about, and buy things from specialised merchants.There are also demonstrations of re-enactors, like this medieval swordfight tournament.  But the highlight is definitly the battle for Antwerp, as the Burgundy army came to our beloved city to quell the rebellion on taxes.We did leave the battle a few minutes before the end, to beat the masses on the drinking lines.  And at 30 degrees, there was no way i wanted to wait a moment longer then needed.This was also Noshi`s first time at the event, and she found it a truly wonderful experience.  And one I can recommend to all you people as well to pass by and have a stroll in the wonderful park, transformed during this medieval fair in one big encampment!

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Daily Chronicle: "Renegade Open 2019" Registration Open

Registration for the Renegade Open went live this morning.  The event will be held in Minneapolis Minnesota November 22nd-24th, and 2019 will be it's 7th year.I have never attended the Renegade Open in the past, so 2019 will be our first year, and my son and I are mainly heading up there for the Batman Miniature Game.  There are not too many conventions that run BMG (AdeptiCon/MuseOn Con/Renegade Open), so we might as well get some games in of BMG when we attend these events.  We'll be busy with Guild Ball in September and October, so November will be a nice change with BMG.The drive for us to Minneapolis about 8-10 hours, so unfortunately Sunday will have to be a travel day home, but with heading up there on Thursday, it will leave Friday and Saturday for gaming.The events we registered for are:Friday: Batman Miniature Game "The Dork Knight II" 250 Rep / $1000 FundingSaturday: Batman Miniature Game: "Nightfall III" 350 Rep / $1500 FundingI think with just two events I should be good for the we

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Weekly Chronicle #21 2019 (MuseOn Con Recap)

First off, let's start with our normal Weekly Chronicle before moving onto a recap of this past weekend's MuseOn Con.Painting wise, I was actually shocked that I completed 2 models before heading off to the Con, both were for Batman Miniature Game and they were 'Katana' and 'Diablo', which both of them saw table time at the Con.Now we can move onto MuseOn Con.  MuseOn Con is a smaller Con ran by the company MuseOn Minis and it is held in Des Moines, IA.  There was not much advertising for the Con except for on there own Facebook pages, and Podcasts, so I had a feeling and it would not be too large, which I had expected and heard from friends who attended, it is more of an intimate feeling.Originally our plan was to play in BMG Friday night, Guild Ball on Saturday, followed by BMG Duos on Sunday.  Just before we left I asked my son if he wanted to change it a bit and instead of Guild Ball on Saturday, we play the 350 BMG Batmatch event and then just relax on Friday night after driving all day, s

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Ad Arma Con 2019 Part II

And as mentioned, a lot of the German tabletop community joined in this event, so you've seen some that you've met at other shows earlier this year. Rhein Main Tabletop brought their Battlefleet Gothic table with them, along with a set up for Aggro, a hooligan skirmish. The hosts themself showed among other tables, their […]

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Weekly Chronicle #17 2019 (Spring Fling Recap)

Well this past weekend was "Spring Fling 2019", one of the largest Guild Ball tournaments in the US and it was out in Ashburn, VA and my son and I made the drive out for the weekend.  The event was scheduled for 4 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday, unfortunately after Saturday was over my son and I were both 1-3 and he was leaning towards heading home on Sunday morning instead of playing 2 more games.  The drive with stops is about 11 hours, so I also did not mind coming home at a decent hour instead of 3:00 AM Monday morning.As I said we both finished 1-3 for the event.  I had 3 very fun games (yes only 3 of 4), my first game against Mortician's was like one of my previous games against Alchemists.  The Morticians hid all in a corner all grouped together dropping rough grounds, -4" charge AOE's, -4" MOV plays and it was just no fun standing there not being able to do anything.  I do understand it is a tournament and it is do what you can at all costs to win, so he did.  I

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