Monday, 3 October 2016

GuardCon 2016 Tourney report

GuardCon weekend was a superb gathering of gamers this year. Really great to see such numbers again and huge encouragement for future events up here in Auckland. Thank you to all of you who came and made it such a ball of a convention. Also great job and a pat on the back to the various T.O's who gave their time up to help our Local Club run the 7 systems that were on show. Notably Warhammer 40K & The 9th Age Fantasy Battle shone at GuardCon. The new venue was well suited for the games Convention.

With great numbers and fantastic support from our sponsors. We were able to make it all that more memorable for the contestants with some big prizes given out. Also some of the the bigger systems even had all or most of their field get prizes in their events. We stuck to our club policy of 'Everyone has the same chance of winning the Loot'. This meant that it didn't matter where you placed in the field there were still plenty of spot prizes to be won.

Support our tournament sponsors as they are supporting you by providing tournament support. Without them we wouldnt be able to put on such a extravagant show. Here's the Results for the various systems and a few of the pictures from the weekend. There's already heaps of photo's on facebook of the event but I'll also post a photo dump in a few days or so.

Warhammer 40K Doubles - T.O: Stan V

Rank Team Name Bonus Battle Sports Paint Total
1 Team Chris 13 132 30 20 195
2 Team Cheddar 2 119 30 24 175
3 Mind Games 3 106 29 18 156
4 Darth Taudar 14 92 29 20 155
5 P.G. Bagriders 2 108 27 16 154
6 Rotting Reptiles 14 83 30 26 153
7 Cronid 13 91 30 16 150
8 Enthusiastic Envelopes 4 81 29 20 134
9 Space Corgis with Spikes 13 72 29 18 132
10 The Bloody Tau 14 66 30 19 129
11 Angry Birds 2 75 28 21 125
12 Dark Wolves 2 67 30 23 122
13 South Park 15 52 30 21 118
14 Jammy Dodger 13 53 30 14 110
15 Pew Pew 2 62 27 12 103
16 Death 3 39 26 16 84
17 Team Dusted 0 0 0 0 0
18 Team Late 0 0 0 0 0

Well done to Team Chris dominating again up here in Auckland W40K.
*Two Teams had real life catch up pretournament. Hope everything worked out fells.

The 9th Age Fantasy Battle ; T.O: Josh Workman.

1.     McCrae L     - Dwarves
2.     Evert L         - Infernal Dwarves
3.     Tom C          - Sylvan Elves
4.     Erdem O      - High Born Elves
5.     Ethan P        - Beast Herd
6.     Tom D          - Ogres
7.     Phil W          - High Born Elves
8.     Chris E         - Sylvan Elves
9.     Phil C           - Daemons
10.   Curtis T        - High Born Elves
11.   Michael P     - Orc & Goblin
12.   Dave E         - Warriors
13.   Richard H     - Warriors
14.   Josh W         - Saurians
15.   Damian T     - Orc & Goblin
16.   Brian W       - High Born Elves
17.   Jade C          - Ratkin
18.   Jakob C        - Dwarves

Best Paint: Phil C
Best Sports:Jade C

Lord of the Rings : T.O: Corey Buchanan

Name BP VP Sports Painting Total
1 Dory 108 41 30 26 205
2 Josiah 104 43 30 26 203
3 Elliot 88 27 29 26 170
4 Julia 88 25 30 26 169
5 Mikey 64 26 30 20 140
6 Connor 60 13 30 20 123
7 Lev 48 18 30 20 116
8 Shane 32 9 30 26 97


Army Shane

Age of Sigmar : T.O: Timothy Lind

GuardCon Battlehost (2,000 points)

1st - Ron Golds
2nd - James McPherson
3rd - James Cox

Best Painted Army - James McPherson

GuardCon Vanguard (1,000 points)

1st - Daniel Maguire
2nd - Daniel Street
3rd - James Orton

Best Painted Army - Daniel Street

X-Wing & Imperial Assualt : T.O's: Chris Palmer & Abby Pitout

GuardCon Xwing Champion: Chris Franklin

GuardCon Imperial Assault Champion:  Alex Grant.

Once again thank you for all your participation Gaming community. If you are in Auckland then dont forget to visit A.C.G. Club, the biggest friendly gathering of gamers and systems in Auckland. You can visit our Club page Here. Our respective Sponsors are also on facebook and on their individual websites. Visit and go have a look for your Hobby needs ;)

Friday, 30 September 2016

Equinox 2017

Equinox Wargaming

Tournaments will be back 2017...

mid March 2017, Auckland Central.
Warhammer 40k
Fantasy Battle T9A
Age of Sigmar
and more, with details to come....

Read about previous Equinox tournaments:-

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Ogre Blood Bowl team WIP

Have been caught up in the hype of imminent release of the new release of Blood bowl (due around Dec). I have spare Ogres and went about converting them for another team for the hobby.

The starting team of 4 Ogres and a mass of Snotlings (using Gnoblars)

A few Arm repositions and also a fair bit of sculpting with milliput.

 I am quite partial to this as the 5th Ogre. 

 Thats a complete resculpt and it's begun.

Not too bad for a nights work.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

MonsterCon 2016

Another year and the gathering of Generals have brought along a whole mob of battle ready, ferocious beasts. The concentration of Mythic beasts was most noticeable from the Northern wastes, with the Warriors of the Dark Gods fielding a wondrous 7 Monsters in their army.
This year saw a solid field using the ETC endorsed rules 'The 9th Age Fantasy Battle' at MonsterCon. A week out from the Huge tournament that is the 'European Team Championships'. We had a warm up crew that will surely be prepping for the next Huge convention 'GuardCon' in September. It warmed the heart to see that everyone was using combat heavy lists, that is the signature of the tournament. Carnage ensued and we had a huge wreckage of Beasts and Monsters battling out on the Boards. As the Dust settled, it seemed that the Infernal Dwarves had bred well in their magical beasts and the army took home both the Beast Slayer and the Titular title.

MonsterCon 2016

1 Evert Loef Infernal Dwarves 52
2 Phil Wu High Born Elves 35
3 Dave Emery Warriors 34
4 Josh Workman Kingdom Equitane 29
5 Rich Holtzhausen Dread Elves 28
6 Damian Treanor Vermin Swarm 24
7 Noel Tobin Orc & Goblins 18
8 Tom Cochrane Sylvan Elves 17
9 Brian Wigzell High Born Elves 11
10 Chris Ellis Sylvan Elves 10
11 Michael Partridge Orc & Goblins 9
12 Reuben Yu High Born Elves 7
13 Connor Hutton Saurian Ancients 2
14 Frank Ansell High Born Elves 2

Monster Slayer : Evert Jan
Best Paint: Tom Cochrane
Best Sport: Josh Workman

The Flaming Kadaii and Bull Taurus tears into the Peasant Infantry.

High Elves gathered battle ready to slay some Monsters.

The Warriors of the Dark Gods gather a mighty Monstrous battleline.

The Sylvan elves have awoken their Forest Dragon.

Elven Cavalry and their Monstrous allies crash into the Infantry Bulwark.

See you at the next huge 9th Age tournament in Auckland.

Monday, 1 August 2016

X-Wing: Shoot Out at Spellbound Games

Pilots, 16 of them (full house) braved the wilds and atrocious weather of east Auckland, to stake their claim to the elusive VI card and ion token. Triple jumps were nowhere to be seen and Dengaroo was not willing to throw down a challenge. A whole raft of list showed and some with older codes but they still checked out. Big bases were in vogue and after many a shot was fired, it was the good old fashioned romance of Bro-bots taking out the win.

1st Cole
2nd Geoff
3rd Hen
4th Victor
5th Campbell

- Abby & Chris. T.O for SOSG

Cole (camera cannot focus on him) Brobot, wins the title.

 Second place deserves consolation... 

Hen podiums.

See you all next at GuardCon!!

Thursday, 28 July 2016

GuardCon 2016

Guardcon is fast approaching once again Wargamers. It's time to dust off those Soldiers and march to drum of Tabletop War!! This year will see a host of tournaments and all centrally located in Auckland. It will be a spacious venue and we will be expecting 100+ competitors. Come and join the community, both new and familiar faces.

GuardCon 2016

When: 24th & 25th of September
Where: Remuera Bridge Club, Auckland

Warhammer 40K
The 9th Age Fantasy Battle
Age of Sigmar
Lord of the Rings
Star Wars: X-Wing
Star Wars: Imperial Assault
Board Gaming throughout both days.


Player packs and event pages will be up very soon.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

MonsterCon 2016 - The 9th Age

MonsterCon 2016

The Annual gathering of Monsters for '9th Age Fantasy Batlle' is here. Bring your Beasts and Monsters to battle for glory on the battlefield. The more Monsters you bring the more bonus victory points you'll gain each round.

We'll be using the T9A ver1.0 rules unabridged for army design for a 3000pt (or under), Single army list tournament. To encourage you to field your menagerie. Monsters (large target rule) will gain a 5+ ward save against all magic and shooting in MonsterCon.

July 30th & 31st, at Spellbound Games, Aviemore Dr, Auckland.

Contact: for PP and registration.

Entry Fee: $40. This is a 5 round 2 day tournament.
(3 rounds on Sat and 2 rounds on Sun)
* If registered and paid before 15th July ($5 disc)
** ACG member disc applies also if paid before the 15th July.
*** Entries after the 22nd of July accepted at the discretion of the T.O.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Mini-GuardCon 2016 Results

Fantasy Battle Hobby was in full swing in Auckland this past weekend. We held our 1st ever '9th Age Fantasy Battle' tournament 'Mini-GuardCon'. A perfect warm up to the NiCon Convention held in Hamilton this upcoming Queens birthday weekend.

9th Age is the quintessential game for you the hobbist and is the natural follow up to 'Warhammer 8th edition'. This game is brought to you by the team at 'ETC Events'. They have released the Version 1 and all 16 Army books. This is all driven by them and are free to be downloaded by the community. This is no imitation, it's the real deal. If you enjoy your games to be intricate and include usable, competitive and varied Army builds. Then this is the game for you.

After this weekends tournament, we already have a few of the gamers who went into limbo with the transition asking when the next tournament will be. If you want to get back into this indepth and rewarding hobby then you can get in contact with me and get added to the tournament register of emails. You can also visit, 1. The NZ 9th Age Page Here. or 2. The Official international 9th Age page Here.

So this year we have a Mini-GuardCon tournament for 9th Age. This is held as a warm up event and the annual edition of GuardCon will be scheduled for later this September. We held a little different format this year and the tournament was divided into two separate tournaments on the Sat & Sun. The overall results for both days was used to calculate the main results for the Trophy.

Great gathering of 17 competitors to the weekend of games. In our smaller tournament venue, it felt friendly and club casual. Exactly the feel and environment we were aiming for. The tournament was run by myself with help from the ACG Inc Club. With the use of 3 Marshals it gave us all the opportunity to play as well and enjoy the weekend.

T.O: Phil
Marshals:  Evert and Josh.

Mini-GuardCon results

         Battle        VP        Paint        Sport
1 Phil 26.2 11137 32 1 Best Paint
2 E.j 26.1 8367 18               1
3 Mccrae 26 8242 24 1
4 Richard 22.3 9798 21 1 Best Sport
5 Michael 22.2 9084 31 1
6 Glenn 22.1 8140 13 1
7 Josh 22 7493 18 1
8 Jules 18.1 6817 18 1
9 Tom 18 5367 25 1
10 Reuben 14 4604 24 1
11 Frank 12 3935 10 1
12 Chris E 10.1 3963 10 1
13 Connor H 10 2463 15 1
14 Andrew 8.1 1405 10 1
15 Connor 8 1182 10 1
16 Brian 4.1 1240 19 1
17 Curtis 4 1009 10 1
1st Day
Evert 18 4201
Phil 14 6770
Mccrae 14 5846
2nd Day
Richard 12 5107
Phil 12 4367
Frank 12 3935

Thank you to all the competitor for coming. Without you guys then we just wouldn't hold big tournaments. Hope you all enjoyed it and will tell your friends to pick the hobby up. We have our next tournament on the way and it's in July. Keep you eyes out for MonsterCon 2016.

Monstercon 2016

Here's some of the tournament pics captured over the weekend. So much hammer time out for 9th Age!!!

Betsy rides again into battle!!
 Challenge of mighty heroes.
 It was awesome to see so many mythic creatures sweeping into battle.
 The Goblin horde meets the Dread Elf invasion.
 Daemon engine meets Elven steel.
 Fantasy Battle back in all its hobby glory.

See you at the next Tournament!!