Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Upcoming Club & Associated Tournaments in Auckland

Auckland Open - 40K Nova & WH Fantasy doubles - Remuera Commerce Club

26& 26th April - Contact: Rob or Derick

Canopener 2014 Charity One dayer - 40K 1000pts 5 Rds, WH Fantasy 1000pts 5rds, Board Gaming and lots more

18th May - $5 for Board gaming, $10 for Wargaming before 20th April 
(spots are filling up fast so pls register to avoid disappointment)

Freemans Bay Community Centre - Contact Phil

Combat Patrol 2014 - WH40K & WH Fantasy 1000pts, 5 round, One Dayer - Freemans Bay community Centre.

Mid June, Details to Come - Contact: TBA

Battle over the Brynderwyns - WH40K 1850pts - Whangarei

5th & 6th of July -

Tin Soldier 2014 'MonsterCon' - WH40K & WH Fantasy - Onehunga RSA

19th & 20th July - Contact: Paul

Dates for GuardCon in September will be announced shortly as Nick our club President has just become a proud parent of his second child. Big Congrats mate! Keep an eye out here we should have it locked down very soon.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

CanOpener 2014 - Wargaming for Charity

Canopener 2014
Wargaming for Charity
18th of May Noon -7pm

Held at Freemans Bay Community Centre

  Warhammer Fantasy     --         Warhammer 40K
        1000pts, 5 Games on the day.                           1000pts, 5 Missions, on the day.

Early registrations, $10 until the 20th of April.

Don’t miss out on a great day of fun, to benefit charity.
register now!

This is the local Clubs annual charity event. So we can all help to fill the cupboards of the Auckland City Mission before the winter months. With association with the Auckland City Guard Club.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

The Muster & Adepticon 2014 Pics

Day light savings means it's only 10:30. So I managed to take a photo of the Bret muster in full swing. Not to mention I've got a stack of photo's from the massive Adepticon. Thanks to the tournament site for some action pics. Glad to see that our NZ tournaments look very similar but just a tad smaller.

Movement bases beginning to be fixed. Lots more to do but coming together.
Keen to get some Warlord games ancient Germanics to make mounted yeoman. 

Warhammer Fantasy Gaming hall.

Chaos Dwarves
 Those are some pretty sweet Ogres.

 Frosty loving some thunderstomp action.

Wow hall envy.

Insane freehand. 
Blue table painting. Always do a top job.

During Adepticon there is also a major painting competition. For all of those out there that are interested it's the ' Crystal Brush', Miniature painting awards. A great incentive of $10,000 for 1st place guarantees a top field every year. Here's some of the pic's and last years winner.

Just some sneaked peeks of this years entries.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Bretonnian Friday & Adepticon 2014

I've always been fond of the Armoured Knight charging Lance afore against the foe. It was the first army I picked up way in the beginning of this Hobby craze. Bit of nostalgia as I unboxed them last night. Those were the days when I had a sports injury induced three months off to go all crazy on the painting (insane Heraldry). I'll be making them tabletop worthy and pushing them onto a game in the near future very very soon.

Knights of Parravon, led by Duke Cassyon.
Cassyon, Lecard, Keefor and Panteleon.
 Luthor's surprise
 My Sprue-berchet. You can't buy them any more so I had to make my own.

It's Adepticon over in the U.S. 3rd -6th of April. One of the largest Wargaming Conventions in the world. So with a limited Wargaming budget this gamer will just have to stay home and live vicariously through others. There is a couple of Hobbyist from our neck of the woods right now representing and I hope they zap many photo's and share soon. Until then here's some of the pics I managed to gather.

Venue: Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL.
Adepticon 2014, just one of the many halls at the event.
Here's an example of the quality of Hobby there is out there.
 Some of the photo's from last year.

Hobby weekend it, you know you wanna!

Monday, 31 March 2014

Blood Bowl Season Starts Sunday the 6th

Aucklands ABBF league for Blood Bowlers starts this Sunday at the local club. So there's going to be a big bunch of Sports fans splashing onto the field at the Auckland City Guard Club. All 16 coaches for this season, which is huge! I'm a bit of a noob so will be fielding once again my Elves. Hoping that second season with them might actually teach me how to play >.< Excite! You can find the Blood Bowl NZ forums Here.

Here's my team that I made last year. They definitely need more work.

I got distracted and and made a Khorne team outta stuff from the bits box. Need a Bloodthirster to complete it. A mate might come through with the model, fingers crossed.

A bit of quick hobby means I get to flash together some new toys I picked up from the Equinox bring and buy table. I really don't need these but they are so cool and couldn't resist.

Not really that good in game, but they look amazing! Vanguard vets.

 I thought I'd check out what Reaper miniatures were about. Great sculpt for minimalist cost. I'll use it for my second Dragon Mage. Can't complain but GW with hard plastic and better detail is still worth it's price.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Things that keep you Hobbying...

Having a real life break after hobby overload. Took Hugo through a intro game at club today which was awesome. Got posted some images and they are jaw breaking orsume! Have a look. This is the stuff that keeps the hobby juices running. I'll hit 3rd gear Monday morning.

I'm blown away with this guy's level of conversion & painting!
Robi Reinert is the maestro.
 Before there was the forgeworld version.

 Oh greenstuff why do you not do this when I use you?!

Hobby inspiration getting warm!