Thursday, 2 July 2015

Gaming this weekend - X-Wing, Board games, Multiplayer WHFB & WH40K

So heaps of gaming happening this weekend. Spend your free time if you have it getting some funs at your local club, I know I will be.

With the lead up to Regionals and Nationals I've got our Clubs X-Wing casual tournament to goto. We are full for the tournament at 22 players (gotta leave room for the other gamers :) ). Pop in if you get some free time and check it out Here.

Board games is having a massive hike in popular interest within the local community. We have lots of enthusiasts at our Club and we are starting to get organised and will hold some more big events soon. Sunday sees our regular club meet and we hope to see you there along with our large group of club regulars Here.

So we have some major changes in wargaming coming up. I'll be covering them in a later post this week. This weekend we'll be hosting a few multiplayer games of Table top. We find it much more balanced and excellent fun with a multiplayer environ. The guys who say Apocalypse gaming is cool, they hit it on the nail.

Many thanks to our local retailers who have helped with our tournaments recently.
Go support them as they support you the gamer and the community.

Write up on AoS real soon for you guys interested.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Dark Angels incoming

Spotted these Dark Angels up for pre-release this Saturday. I have a gazillion DA and will be happy to roll them out at a gaming table near you soon.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

X-wing Lists - Regional musings

With X-wing Regionals approaching in July in Auckland, I've just started to have a look at possible lists that I'll face and the one I'd take. Some IT warrior claimed that I was net listing with my usual squad but in reality I hadn't looked at the net for lists and probably was a little lacking on current meta due to it. So to better round out my strat I went and did a little study on lists from reliable sources. Here's a few things I found which might be helpful for you guys too.

The classic wave1 Tie swarms are still very strong even at current meta. I'd expect to see them quite a bit leading up to Regionals.

Ordinance heavy Bombers could be a go to. With ever more agile ships this won't be the list of choice.

The combo of Fat large ship and Fast agile hitter is still very strong and here's some examples.

The Decimator and Phantom combo is the hardest imho.
Lots of hp and hits very hard.

I would like to try this one out but i'm a little hesitant as you are bound to give away points.

 Yup there's my favourite pilot in this list. Might just adjust this list a little for my game play.

 This is my favourite combo. I'd need to borrow a Deci from someone.

If you are happy to share your thoughts that would be fantastic. 
This years Regionals will be my first and I'm pretty new to the serious competitive side of X-wing.
Keen as to fire up the laser cannons. 

Saturday, 13 June 2015

ANZAC Diorama - Wellington War Memorial Museum

I managed a trip to Wellington to grab a look at the ANZAC diorama displayed at the Wellington War Memorial Museum.This is a combined work contributed by all the hobby enthusiast around the New Zealand including our own 'Auckland City Guard Club', Here. The final finishing touches was done by the 'Kapiti Wargaming Club', Here. I am very honored to have also contributed and taken part in the project.

It was a magnificent display and I thoroughly recommend the visit. Well thought out with a beautiful design throughout. The display has been well documented on T.V, Print media and the net. I was pretty awe struck and I'lll let the pictures to follow to do the talking.

The exhibition included some superb coloured historic photo's from the time and many Weta Studio displays. This is just a small sampling. The Museum is open late on a Wednesday so I suggest you make a trip.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Club Sunday 10th May

Good gaming day Sunday at Club. 32 Peeps made it down and many games were played.
Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer 40K, 
BloodBowl, X-wing, Board Games and more.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Painting night & Club 3rd of May

Great idea for a mass painting night and we had our first session tonight. Open to everyone and good for beginners and vets to share knowledge and get in some banter. If you are in Auckland and want to get into the hobby come join us. Feel free to get in touch. It was really enjoyable to break out some paints and brushes. Should be happening semi-regular and deets up soon.

Good gathering of troops tonight and much hilarity was had.
More Squigs and gobbo's to add to the horde.
 Dave got some much needed Dwarf painting in.
 Volley & Bayonet came to get some painting.
 Nathan got his first painting session ever in tonight.
 Jonas nurgled some paints.

Club on Sunday the 3rd was much varied and fun and we even squeezed in a X-Wing tournament too. The proposed multiplayer Warhammer Fantasy system got a test and by all accounts works a treat.

 Much miscasts were had with fickled winds of magic in the multiplayer game.
Eclipse massive game.
Oscar takes out the X-Wing dog fight this weekend.
It was his first tournament and he has played for just over a month. 
Great testament of how easy to get into X-Wing is.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

ANZAC Weekend games

Club Sunday was active with 28 peeps still in town over the long weekend to enjoy some relaxing games. We had a big variety of games going and I got lost in some X-wing team games. Good to see a couple of new faces and also to welcome back one of our club pilots from a long work holiday.

Good bunch of relaxed gamers.
 Three 100pt lists go head to head on one map.
 Volley & Bayonet at club again.
If you want to check it out we have spare armies and are happy to show you how it works.
 Auckland Blood Bowl league play regularly at club.

 Good selection of board games again this Sunday.

 With the ANZAC day diorama happening this year a bunch of us helped paint some of the 4000+ figures used in the massive visage. Along with many clubs and individuals around the country it was a big push to get them to their destination in Wellington. Frank and I did a big painting session to get them ready at local retailer Hobbymaster who also helped and supported the cause.

 Peter Jackson and the Perry brothers oversee the final stages of the construction of the diorama.
I'll be heading to Wellington in the next few weeks to check it all out and will have more photo's then.

Attended my first Store Champs as a competitor.
Competition was very tight and I got a great result by the skin of my teeth.
Excellent bunch of  pilots made the afternoon relaxed and enjoyable.

Got a bunch of old skool metal high elves from a mate.
Slowly making progress on them and they are beaut.
Really enjoying getting the hobby going in my spare time.