Sunday, February 22, 2015
The big hobby event of the weekend was BattleCry. The event has a lot of interesting games being played and this year it was in a new, smaller venue. This pushed all of the games together into a smaller space, which was difficult on the players, but made it easier for photo taking!
Sunday, February 15, 2015
I also wanted to have the excuse to put some new terrain on the table. I've been spending some time working on my terrain collection, fixing it up, etc. I've also made up a couple of more forest bases and based up some pine trees I had lying about. Finally, I wanted to make sure that my new railroad pieces made it on the table, including my new curves and switches pack and the switching tower. I love these little sets adn would highly recommend them if you haven't got them already!
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Well, dice were rolled, tanks destroyed, infantry pinned down, and aircraft shot down at TCOW today as 22 players descended on the club house for DanCon II: Electric Boogaloo.
As I mentioned in the previous post the format was a bit unusual. 700 points, Late War, Doubles (pairs randomly picked each round). So we had different partners for each of the four rounds.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Last year DanCON was a standard tournament and I took some US Paras. Hosted at TCOW, the environment was super laid back with lots of fun had by all.
This year Dan's gone and had some fun with the format:
Doubles (pairs randomly picked each round)
This means that you will be playing with a different partner each round. What's more there's a distinct possibility that you might end up Allied and Axis forces fighting together! I'm all sorts of excited about this as now and again, you just need something different and this certainly fits the bill!
The question was, what to take? Jagged Panthers, duh.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Well, what can I say about 2014? Well it was a quiet one on the blog, with my lowest post count for a full year. Why's that? Well, a combination of a much more active toddler, the reintroduction of a good computer in the household (finally able to finish Fallout New Vegas!), X-Wing, and some other life-things have come together to form a pretty epic hobby slump. So, without much being built on the hobby bench, there's not a lot for me to report here. I have, however, been building a lot of terrain, but more on that in the New Year!
So what did I get done this year? Let's have a look...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
I've got a few articles lined up covering those adventures, but I did end up wondering: what the hell am I going to do with all of this stuff? Answer: 'Nam event!
Introducing DEROS: 2015. This is something I've been working on for a few years now, but something has always gotten in the way, be it life, a toddler, or another hobby project. But this year I'm going to actually make good on my intentions and get this thing off the ground.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
It was club day at TCOW last weekend and there was a lot happin'n! Warmachine, Flames of War, Drop Zone Commander, Kings of War, and Saga all made it to the tabletop. I brought a 1600-point late-war list of US tanks from Remagen and my Saga Vikings and Normans.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
On Saturday night we ran a Market Garden huge multi-player battle to mark the dramatic conclusion of the TCOW Firestorm: Market Garden Campaign. The game was a mega-battle format with several tables lined up to make one large table. Players took charge of an army and played for the cause they joined.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
So I got with Patrick and we came up with a plan. Pat had recently purchased a road set from Toshach Miniatures, which is a printable PDF version. I had some cork flooring tiles kicking around and I put two and two together.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
It's that time of year again: FlamesCon 2014!
So, this year, I'm taking it easy and am going to play in the one-day Early War tournament, in keeping with my EW kick lately. I enjoyed playing my Mittlere Panzers and my Panhards recently, but this time around, I want to try something completely different: Strelkovy (from Rising Sun, page 67).
Monday, October 20, 2014
Last weekend was FlamesCon, the big Auckland Flames Of War event hosted by Battlefront. We ran several events:
- Late-war Grand Tournament (both days)
- Late-War One-day Tournament (Saturday)
- Late-War One-day Tournament (Sunday)
- Early-War One-day Tournament (Saturday)
- Mid-War One-day Tournament (Sunday)
- Dust: Battlefield One-day Tournament (Sunday)
We also had a couple of After Hours events: Flames in the Sky (Phil's airplane game) and a Market Garden megabattle (TCOW's Firestorm campaign finale).