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TtS! Tournament in Paris

French chums are organising a To the Strongest! Tournament in Paris next summer, and say that we rosbifs would be most welcome to come along and join them. Unusually, it's in 15mm scale (the preferred scale in Mainland Europe) but they can lend armies - from what I've seen, they aren't short on miniatures!  Six games will be played over two days on a 6x4 15cm grid.  The price tag of the tournament is 25€ for the 2 days and includes the lunches.I intend to go, travelling out Friday PM and back Sunday PM by Eurostar, and staying in a local hotel TBA, and hopefully scoffing a couple of nice French meals in the evenings. If you think you might like to come (no need for a firm commitment at this stage), then please email me at the address on the left. I'll collate the UK responses and get back to Pierre Aymeric who is organising it. Cheers, Simon

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WZA 2019- The Death Korps Rides (and fails their charges)

I know it is a month after the event, but finally getting round to posting my WZA coverage.It was an awesome event. Really well organized and some pretty awesome tables. The location was super convenient right at the airport. Terrain was good quality and nicely varied. LOS blocking without just relying on NOVA Ls or Adepticon Walls. SO here is the list I ran. Remember this list/post when I rant about CA2019 next post. I decided on my Krieg for a few reasons1- The paint rubric (I maxed it)2- I needed a reason to paint my Metal Stormtroopers (I still have another 40 or so to paint)3- I haven't used them since the Adepticon 2018 Friendly (pre-rule of 3)... when Deathriders could still be taken EN MASSE and the game wasn't quite as unfavorable to DKK yet. But I digress. Point is it had been a while, so I figuered I had to play with my toys in some capacity.Necromundan 4th Irregulars (Death Korps of Krieg counts as)2k pts, 10 CP-This is an army I have built and converted to look like 2nd Ed/Rog

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To the Strongest! in Glasgow, Part II

Here are some photos from the second day of the Glasgow To Strongest! event, starting with my third game. This was against Ian Austin and his Spartan army. Ian set up in the left corner of his side, and I set up in the left corner of mine. My flank attack failed to kill the Spartiates, largely on account of their excellent saves, and by mid-game most of my units were facing right, and most of his were facing left.Despite our best efforts, nothing was dying. Nothing at all. I couldn't break his hoplites, frontally, and any knights that got disordered pulled back and rallied. It became a unique game with not a single unit lost, not even a measly helot. I cannot recall this in any previous game of TtS! that I've seen; it is a famously bloody set of rules.In the penultimate turn of the game, though, I rode some light crossbowmen off of the table edge near his camp. On the final turn, I managed to bring them back onto the table, and activate them for a lucky second time, to trot into his adjacent camp, securing th

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To the Strongest! in Glasgow

This weekend I'm in Glasgow, where Dave Soutar of Glasgow and District Wargaming Society has organised a two day TtS! event. Dave very kindly picked me up from the station and we played the first two games, yesterday.Above is game one vs. Balkan Dave, who I already knew of of from his excellent blog.  Predictably Dave had brought (Balkan) Dacians. I only got this one photo- You can see I've out scouted him, and am preparing to smite his right wing with the full might of Milanese chivalry. It went well for Milan, although the Sarmatians put up a tough fight. I spent the post game period trying to persuade Dave to write all the Medieval Balkan army lists that I'm lacking- Serbs, Albanians, Transylvanians.  :-)Here's game two vs Bill. Bill had a beautifully painted Aventine Sassanid army. He outscouted me (the horror!) and started pushing his troops forward (below). I quickly found myself pinned on my side of the table, and out flanked on my left. I didn't have an answer for the Sassanid elephant, eith

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TtS! Knight Fever at the London GT

On Sunday I, and eleven other stalwart TtS!ers, visited the The Lee Valley Athletic Centre to participate in the London Grand Tourney.Here's a shot of the main hall. It was BIG; rather more than 1000 gamers? Tons of Warhammer 40K players. We TtS!ers found ourselves in splendid isolation on the stage (below) - perhaps in recognition of our disdain for the dice used on the other 680 tables. ;-)Setting up- that's Tim Thompson, and Simon Purchon. Below, Tim is admiring Ian Notter's Arthurians. The detail on these is stunning- I'll post some pictures, eventually.Above, Ian Notter's Arthurian-themed Feudal French face Colin Bright's Free Company. Below, Iain White's Venetians face Simon Purchon's Nikephorian Byzantines.Above, Dene Green with Later Crusaders vs. Gareth Humphries' Yorkists.Below, Peter Ryding (Tibetans) vs Tim Thompson's Italo Normans (which latter had ridden down my ambitions at Roll Call). I must apologise for the partizan nature of the rest of the account, I was so preoccupied with

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Wooptiewoo, I'm ranked!

Yups, managed to get myself into this year's FHL ranking, olay!Following the tournament in Turnhout that I went to play end of july, the newest updated ranking for 2019's Flemish Hobbit League has been released this week.And I'm in there nice and cosy on the 26th spot, not bad for a single event debutant.Surely, there are some more ranking tournaments coming up, so I'm bound to shuffle around quite a lot still, while I myself will be playing one still the 11th of november, meaning I should be able to add a few more points to the tally for this year.But it doesn't seem like the red lantern at least will be mine, oof...

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MESBG De Kolonisten Turnhout Tournament 21st of July 2019

It's the national holiday, and as Noshi is out on a birthday picnick, I enlisted to play my first ever Lord the Rings tournament ever.While I played the system since it came out in 2001, organised events where rare back then as the sytem then would have you take along both a Good and an Evil army.Then I learned about the Flemish Hobbit League last year, and now finally had the chance to join in the fun.Now, for this first step into the waters, it also happened to be a special event of sorts, in that you didn't have to bring an army.  Instead, you would be assigned one at random, provided by the organisers, and you have to play the event with that force.The tournament clocked out at 17 participants, with the TO jumping in to fill the 18th spot, so that's a nice turn-out.I got assigned the forces of Lothlorien, so time to look at what I actually have at my disposal:Two warbands, the smaller one led by Haldir consisted of 7 Wood Elf Archers, and a large one led by Celeborn and consisting of 4 swordsmen and

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Siege the Tower GT- Custodes Coverage

So at the end of may I attended the first GT pu on by an amazing local groupCOASTAL WARGAMINGThese guys really know how to get events going. Terrain was great (this is most important to note as there have been several GTs missing the mark on this lately). Missions were fun! Event was a blast. All good people and good times. No bad games or bad feelings that I experienced.Unfortunately, this was back in MAY (really before Caladius were SUPER EXPLODING. But if you look back at my unit reviews, I had said this was the unit to use and the Telemon was fading) so I forget most of the details to write up a more extensive Batrep. I do know I discussed in in Hobby Progress on last month's episode of our Allies of Inconvenience Podcast, so check that out if you want to hear more.First off my Army. I played Custodes for the event and took home Second for Painting (lost to a Wobbly Modeler using their board from Adepticon, which is an impressive thing if you've never seen it).My list was as followsCustodes Battalion- 197

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Strange Bedfellows 40K Team Tournament

This weekend I attended the Strange Bedfellows Team Tournament in Saskatoon with The Kids and Other Tim. It was a long tiring day - made longer and more tiring by the fact that I was up stupid late trying to put last minute touches on Amanda's Drukhari that Finnegan was taking to the tournament and only got about an hour of sleep before getting up again to get ready to get out to the tournament. All that aside, though, it was a pretty damned good day...There were TEN teams participating, each with four players - each player bringing a force of 1000 points. Each round a team would be matched up against another team and they would then play two concurrent games, each with two members of one team facing off against two members of the other team.There were specific Detachments that we were required to use and I found them to be a little restrictive and difficult to put a force together for. Probably because it seemed to favour a style of play  totally counter to my own. To me, it seemed to give preference to

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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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Post Adepticon Breakdown Finale: 40k Team Tournament

Coming back to you with more Adepticon Coverage, this time the 40k Team Tourna,ment.As always this is overall a great event. You meet some awesome teams, and if you do it a few times, you start to meet the same teams ever (two of the 5 teams we played against this year were teams we had faced at a previous Adepticon).Now with our last minute change to EVERYTHING for the 40k team tournament, and one of our players as a result essentially being a 40k novice, we had a challenge ahead of us at the outset. However in the end we came in 47th out of 127 teams and had our best performance yet (overall and battlepoints). Placing above 63% of the competition IMO is excellent for bringing Blood Angels, Dark Angels and Grey Knights. Here are our lists.Some other impressive rankings for us:We were tied with 5 teams for 10th in appearance (which is nice since most of the models we had were just from our collection). Overall score considered, we would have been 18th in appearance.We got 8 Line breakers, in a tie for 3rd for

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Allies of Inconvenience: Episode 18- Adepticon 2019 Coverage

Join us for our post Adepticon 2019 discussion, where we cover our last minute changes and preps, the Warhammer 40k Team Tournament, and various other event games like the Knight Fight and Space Hulk!Listen/Subscribe on iTunes Listen/Subscribe on SpotifyListen/Subscribe on Google PlayListen/Subscribe on Stitcher05:05 Adepticon Preps23:07 Adepticon Day 1 and 259:11 Warhammer 40k Team TournamentSongs and SoundclipsBlue Mark- Atlan UrtagKaap mere- BugotakClip 1- Babylon 5Clip 2- Galaxy QuestClip 3- What would Brian Boitano Do?

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Post Adepticon Breakdown Part Three: Astartes on Ice 40k Team Tournament Board

Coming back to you with more Adepticon Coverage, this time our last minute board and theme.The forthcoming podcast will talk more about it, but in short we had another large amazing theme planned for this Adepticon. Unfortunately one of our team mates had to bow out this year for a family emergency. In solidarity with him, we decided to put that on the back burner and in two weeks time pulled off this board and theme. It basically came about because Chris joked my Redemptor looks like he is Ice Skating. And since all good boards start with a joke, we went from there.So here is the finished productHow did we get to that? Well a whole ton of last minute work.I personally built 3 bikes, painted 6 bikes, an attack bike, and 11 intercessors, and painted the Realm of Battle Boards. Chris did TONS of construction on the boards, integrating all our motors, put together our draft pamphlet, and helped with bases, while Jason helped finish off bases and added all the snow once we were in the hotel. The whole thing was f

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Just 2 months till European Dust Championship/Już tylko 2 miesiące do Mistrzostw Europy Dust1947

First scenario of Championships/ Pierwszy scenariusz Mistrzostw The Best Painted Army & My Army in Camouflage  The Best Painted Model Artykuł Just 2 months till European Dust Championship/Już tylko 2 miesiące do Mistrzostw Europy Dust1947 pochodzi z serwisu Dust Brothers.

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Battleforce Recon 2019

Sunday I was over at the Dragon's Den participating in Battleforce Recon. Last year the event was held at Mana Bar, but Mana Bar has since closed... So they held it at the Den...It was pretty crowed back there... and this is before the War Wars: X-Wing guys showed up!I think there were around 24 players....?After the first round there was a break for lunch and everyone put out their armies on display. Last year I was the only one that brought a display board - this year, a lot of others had them! So many great armies!This was one of my favourites: Chad Jordan's Death Guard!Chaos Space MarinesMore Chaos Space MarinesSTILL More Chaos Space MarinesSone of STILL More Chaos Space MarinesI think these were Tom's Khorne Daemon HordeThere was at least one more Chaos player - they fellow with the Death Guard I played in Round One. Some just didn't put their stuff out on display....SO maybe 7 chaos...? about a third of the forces...?Ultramarines! I think there was at least one other Ultramarines player - or maybe Crims

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