Monday, 26 January 2015

Club Day & Hobby stuff for the past coupla weeks

Auckland Anniversary weekend and lotsa hobby was had. Club was open on Sunday and with many away we had a quiet day with 36 Gamers enjoying some  WHFB, X-wing, Attack Wing, and Board games. Always good to blow out some steam with some cool games.

Also gave me a good opportunity to wheel out my Ogre army. An ol'Dwarf strolled out of his hold to grudge the Ogre hoard and it was all on. Great game had against Levi's Dorfs and a good intro to see how the Ogres would fare. It worked out pretty good actually.

Collection is getting bigger
 Main unit of Ironguts
 The Firebelly's unit
My Stand in Sabretusks...Simba, Pumba and Timone :)

So the reason for picking up Ogres was because there were just too many new players coming to club with High Elves. I missed the ol pointy ears and had to bring them out for a casual game mid week. Thanks to James and Dave for letting me bring out the Elves that had been packed away for ages. 8th ed is bloody cool and we had a few superb games before breaking out some X-Wing.

Dragon Prices/Silverhelms.

 Dave's Khornate Knights.

 100pts of Death that I don't know how to use.

Club Day was pretty relaxed and cool. Great to say hello to a few newuns and great to welcome them to the club.
 Lee's Defenders wreaking mayhem.
 Firebelly unsettles the Dorf Lord in a challenge!
 Dble Falcon goodness
 Ogre Foooodddddd :P
 Too many pointy ears!!!

Friday, 23 January 2015

How to get started painting miniatures & Imperial assault

Once we get started in the hobby it's easy to forget that it was quite a challenge to get information on how and where to start in the distant beginning. I've always been on the look out for decent tutorials to recommend to new comers to painting. So I was pretty happy to have found three very useful guides on the tube for you guys who want to start out in the hobby. Conveniently it is also painting the 'Star Wars - Imperial Assault' game that has hit the shelves around the world recently. In NZ we are still waiting for more available stock but it's been confirmed that our local retailer has sourced it and will have it at under $100nz in a week or so.

Here's the Painting tutorials. Many thanks to Sorastro for putting them together. These techniques can easily be transferred to whatever project you put your mind to. From other board game miniatures to table top wargames, all these simple techniques will work.

Don't forget to check this out on shelves now.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Arch Enemy Photo's

Thanks again to our sponsors for their help with Arch Enemy.
The tournament was run as a casual event to start you back up for the Hobby this year. Everyone that came seemed to have adopted the attitude quickly. Fair play and fun was the order of the day. As a result we had a great feel around the hall and everyone looked like they were having fun.

Frank takes out the WHFB tournament.

 Pascal is back with Blood angels.

 There were some very nice terrain pieces at the tournament.

 Dug in, the guard provide a hail of fire.

 Timone takes it for the team and diverts the Dwarf throng.

There were some very well painted mini's at the event.
Looking forward to the tournament season for more inspiring armies.
Geoff takes out the X-Wing casual tourney.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Arch Enemy 2015 - Results & Pics

This is our first One Dayer style tournament and it was a great success with 73 gamers enjoying a day of maximum games. We had a huge hand from the local retailers who sponsored the event. This meant that there were many prizes given back to the community for supporting another fun as event at ACG. We'll be looking to build on numbers in future and make sure we try to not clash with so many events next time. For all of you who were at the Cricket, Weddings, Down by the lake... get yourself into game mode earlier in the year next time ;)

We hosted Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy, Flames of War, X-Wing and boardgaming at Freemans Bay on Saturday the 17th. This is just some of the pics of the event with some showcase armies and terrain, not to mention plenty of Board games. Once again, with the help of our Sponsors, we managed to give back heaps of prizes back to the community.

Some of the prizes presented on the day.
Mechanicum defending their turf in Warhammer 40K.
 Ogre charge! Warhammer Fantasy Battles.
 Only a small amount here of the massive selection of games 
Available to play in the Board gaming section.
 Imperial shuttle and it's escort
Ambushed by a Rebel YT2400 in X-Wing.

Congrats to our spot prize Winners.

So onto our events and results. We always to hold a festive style tournament for the first event of the year. Good easy way of easing back into the year after the Holiday season. Most of the tournaments reflected this with much softer comp and bring on the day lists. Lets make the hobby you enjoy more enjoyable is what we say.

Tournament: Warhammer 40K
T.O: Mitchell K

1st  Pascal R
2nd Christian P
3rd Jed A

Fought on some amazing terrain the
WH40k was fought at 800pts per army.

 The Grizzled BA General...

Warhammer Fantasy
T.O: Phil W

1st  Frank A
2nd Nahri S
3rd Phil W

Some very nice armies made a show for the One Dayer.
Elven folk were also out in force.

Flames of War
T.O: Rob S

Alex S
Jason L
Isaac H
Flames was won via, Painting, Sports and Battle.
Here's some stock photo's of the historical game.

X-Wing - The miniatures game.
T.O: Phil W

Geoff G
Wayne B
Hen A
Geoff continues his winning form.
The collection of shinies must be numerous, congrats.

A great day was had by all. Come join us at our next tournament and grab some fun. All are welcome and it doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a Veteran, I'm sure you'll have heaps of merriment enjoying games with new and familiar faces at your local gaming event. Big thanks goes out to our team at the ACG club and everyone that came and made it such a successful event. Please support our Sponsors as they have supported the tournament and in turn yourselves.