Sunday, 7 February 2016

A.C.G. Club day 7th Feb 16.

Holiday weekend being celebrated over here in N.Z. We held club and was pleasantly surprised to get a great turnout for Club Sunday, what with everyone expected to be on holiday away. We had a huge range of games being played and hosted 53 gamers. Wh40k, WHFB, Mordheim, Wh40K kill teams, Board Games, X-wing and more.
WH40k & WH40K Kill teams.
 Brilliant round of Codenames

 Thunderstone advanced

 Above and Below
 Terra Mystica
 Castles of the Mad King Ludwig.
 The Fury of Dracula.
 Imperial Knight takes on the Khorne Mower.
 X-Wing miniatures.

Today's 40k Kill Team scores: Jules 11; Richard 9; Connor, Chris, Jonas 5; Will 3.

Below: The Mechanicum is about to return fire. Guarding objective 2, battle-brother Azrael can only watch as the squad's Rhino is clawed apart by a three-headed beast. Another renegade astartes falls victim to his unstable relic weapon. The mighty Salamanders advance against the savage Flesh Tearers' fire.

Friday, 5 February 2016

The 9th Age - Fantasy Battles - Tournaments roll out

So with version v.12 due in March, we should be rolling out tournaments in NZ proper soon.
Here's some of the events happening around the world so far. Check out the packs they are using and some of these tournaments are huge!

1.Cardiff Grand Tournament: Cardiff, Wales, February 20-21, 2016 Here.

2. Ohio Con: Toledo Ohio, March 4-6, Here.

3. The Wicked GT: Wichita Kansas, March 18-20, Here.

4. March Mayhem: Brisbane, Australia, March 19, Here.

5. Big Brawl @ Adepticon 2016: Schaumburg Illinois, March 31, Here.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Top Events at 'Over The Top 2016'

Here's some events you might want to watch out for happening over the weekend at OTT 2016 in Hamilton. The WHFB & AOS tournaments will be run by Brian Smith and Tim Lind. The W40K event will be run by Adam Thornton. All of whom are champions of their respective hobbies over here shores in New Zealand.

Player Pack is Here.

Player Pack is Here.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Kingdom Death Campaign - Year 3

Lantern Year 03

Eager to find the source of the terrible wailing, kitted out in their newly crafted gear Hannah and Orgasma, accompanied by two new brave volunteers, set out on the hunt for the Screaming Antelope. Trekking through the unending darkness, the group was suddenly overcome by a loud booming noise approaching them. Standing their ground bravely the survivors awaited whatever approached, only to spot an utterly terrifying creature pass by in the distance. The thing so terrifying that the survivors wiped their memories clean of the monstrosity and braved warily onwards.

Following on the screaming antelope’s trail, the survivors eventually found a suspicious organ trail. Following it along, their fearful suspicious were met to be true. A hulking mature white lion was one step ahead of them, and had already taken down their quarry.

Our second session of Kingdom Death Monster was joined by a couple of new players, who created their own characters. We were all eager to fight the level 1 Screaming Antelope for the first time, kitted out in some pretty nice gear which we were lucky to have made plenty of due to our luck in the previous session. However our luck ran short this time. The hunt phase was a short one, as our second hunt event for the screaming antelope was met with a card that stated that our prey had already been claimed by a level 2 white lion, one which we now had to face instead of the antelope.

The Showdown Phase

The survivors, shaken with fear, had no choice but to fend off this intimidating white lion that had stolen their quarry from them. The battle was a fierce one, the lion was extremely powerful and would severely injure the survivors with just a single swipe. Hannah was unlucky early on and took a powerful blow, breaking her ribs. Unable to catch her breath and move she hung back and directed the other 3 survivors, predicting it’s moves and pointing out its weak and unguarded areas.

Even with this tactical advantage, the survivors faced their toughest battle yet. The lion severely wounded every survivor multiple times, their injuries slowly bleeding out over time. But the survivors would not give up, they could not let the settlement down by not bringing the food they needed to survive for the next year. With the aid of Hannah, Orgasma struck a fearsome blow which maimed the Lion’s gonads; this furiously enraged the lion. The lion, out for vengeance against Orgasma chased after him, ignoring the other survivors. However it had also taken some nasty blows during the battle, and was weakened enough that it could not keep up with Orgasma. This feat bought enough time for the other survivors to slowly wittle down the lion’s health. Down to it’s last blows, the survivors attempted to take down this fearsome opponent. Orgasma attempted to strike down the lion with his dagger, but failed to wound it. In retaliation the lion struck a fatal blow to Orgasma, striking off his leg which bled out in a geyser of blood, killing him in seconds.

In the end, only two survivors remained, Hannah and one of her new companions. Hannah with two broken ribs, and unable to move quickly. And her new companion holding onto Hannah’s shoulder, with a lost arm and leg.

Our luck ran short in this Showdown Phase. We were equipped and experienced enough to face the level 1 Screaming Antelope that we intended to fight, but were no-where near ready to fight this level 2 white lion. It was an extremely close battle, with every survivor near their last breath by the end of it. And only two of us managed to come out of the fight alive. However, utilizing our Rawhide headbands to control the lions movements somewhat, along with Orgasma managing to snatch the lion’s testicles, we managed to pull the battle in our favour and take down the lion. In the end the 2 survivors returned with a wealth of resources.

The Settlement Phase

Traumatized by the fight that killed two of her companion’s the maimed and crippled survivors was struck by nightmares on her way back to the settlement. However, these dreams invigorated the settlement when she finally returned and told them of her and Hannah’s terrifying hunt.

After time had passed, and the settlement had grieved, they attempted to bring new life into the world and repopulate the settlement that had slowly dwindles over the last couple of lantern years. The maimed survivor took on a suitor. However, during childbirth she finally succumbed to her many wounds, and lost her child in the process. The second couple who attempted to procreate were far luckier however, and had a beautiful pair of twins, one male and one female.

With the first births of the settlement the survivors decided on how they would raise their children in this world; with affection.

In the far distance, slow steady footsteps could be heard with the clanging of metal on metal. And with that, the third lantern of the hoard burnt out…

The settlement phase was a long one, with the wealth of new resources we had plenty of options of what to build. And with our wealth of endeavor points from the dream/storytelling settlement event we were able to attempt to repopulate our 9 strong settlement, failing the first time but being very successful the second and regaining some population to leave us at 11 strong. And with that our second session of Kingdom Death Monster came to a close!

Join us in the next session of Kingdom Death, when we face our first nemesis of the campaign – the Butcher!

That’s all for now,


Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Arch Enemy 40K Doubles - Results

Arch Enemy for 2016 was a little different and featured a doubles Warhammer 40K event to kick things off. We had great interest around Auckland and the event featured a solid 40 players in 20 teams. Pretty awesome encouragement and indication of the big player base playing 7th edition. We're just checking that you guys are still interested in tournaments and the answer was a resounding yes.

Watch out for the Club League and Equinox and GuardCon coming soon with W40K. There is also the Arch Enemy Board Gaming & Fantasy Battle Tabletop event this weekend.

The tournament was doubles format with each player bringing 1000pts for a team combine of 2000pts. Maelstrom missions was used for a different feel and dynamic. I felt Maelstrom missions really made a great fun tournament and did its job of captivating you in the games. I haven't played at all much W40k over the years but after this tournament, it has definitely made me catch the bug. Moar Plasticrack!!

Arch Enemy 2016 Results
Sports Painting Tot
1 The  El Wardo & Gavin 25 15 97.6
2 Dilf's 23 15 84
3 Xenos Armada 24 15 79.2
4 Mechanised Chaos 25 15 77.6
5 Nid Swarm 24 15 76.8
6 Gravediggaz 22 15 75.2
7 Surf's Up 25 15 73.6
7 What is This? What is That? 25 15 73.6
9 Shifty Gypsies 24 15 71.2
10 Green Cheese 25 15 69.6
10 Pwntang Clan 25 15 69.6
12 Nocturne-caste 25 15 68
13 Isha's Agenda 25 15 65.6
13 Treadheads Anonymous 22 15 65.6
15 Mega Super Awesome 25 15 61.6
16 Q & S 25 15 57.6
16 Pip & James 25 15 57.6
16 Fluffy Bunnies 25 15 57.6
19 Rowwdy Cut Throats 22 15 50.4
20  Ranga in the Sun 25 15 49.6

Best Sport -  Green Cheese.

Best Paint - Patrick Crockett.

Here's our group of Prize winners.

Many Thanks goes to our regular sponsors.
Their help is invaluable in helping us build on all our hobbies, Club, and the community.
Go support them as they are a great bunch.

Here's some of the pictures taken over the weekend. 
I'll have way more photo's in a following post.
Pwntang Clan
 Xenos Armada
 Gavin & Chris - 1st overall
 Kelly & Glen - 2nd overall
 Julien & Anthony - 3rd overall
Rich & Phil - Sports
Patrick - Paint
Chris - 'That Guy with Luck' (Look at that massive box of plasticrackle)
Rocking it with Daemons.
Great to see the Young Bloods coming to tournament too.

Get in touch if you're in Auckland. 
We're starting a Club league,
 which will have 2 one day tournaments attached.
Wargaming rocks!!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

W40k at 'Arch Enemy', field confirmed.

Arch Enemy W40k doubles will be held the weekend of the 23rd & 24th of January. The tournament is full and we have 40 players taking part in the first W40K tournament of 2016 in Auckland NZ.

(Check your names are correct participants)

Team Name Player 1 Player 2
1 Mechanised Chaos Stan Van der Ham Kyle Wilson
2 The Magnificent El Wardo and Gavin Chris Ward Gavin McFall
3 Q & S Quinton Tripp Simon Dennerley
4 Shifty Gypsies Ben Clark Jarrod Bygraves
5 Ranga in the sun Ben Macintosh Connor Roulston
6 Isha's Agenda Jonas Kortner Chris Standing
7 Nid Swarm Cameron Taylor Michael Sheahan
8 Nocturne-caste Cole Mendoza William McCartney
9 Mega Super Awesome Josh Workman Connor Hutton
10 Pip & James Dave 'Pip' Cox James Cox
11 Surf's Up Ivan Soo Henari Akari
12 Gravediggaz Josef Arnet Jack Masterton
13 Mike is Slow Michael Patridge Piers Maher
14 Dilf's Glen Tibbles Kelly Gragg
15 pwntang clan Finn Decker Alex Cox
16 Jedi Dave Jed Applegate David Hillier
17 Green Cheese Phil Wu Richard Holtzhausen
18 Rowwdy Cut Throats Sterling Arnet Ashley Pitman
19 Xenos Armada Anthony Davy Julien d'Huvout
20 What is This? What is That? Paul Bennett Patrick Crockett

More details of the tournament can be found Here.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Arch Enemy 2016 Warhammer 40K Doubles

This year Arch enemy will be running Wh40k doubles. Enter as a single competitor or as a team. Each competitor will bring 1000pts and games will be, Team of 2 vs Team of 2 (2000pts on each side). There will be 5 games over 2 days, played over 5 distinctive missions. Missions will be released 2 weeks before the tournament. Come get your game on.

Venue: Rose Park Hotel, Parnell, Auckland.
When: 23rd & 24th of January 2016.

Discounted Entry $35ea, $60 as a team of 2 before 31st Dec.
Normal Rego: $40ea, $75 as a team of 2 before the 14th Jan
(Club disc applies for this lvl)
Late Rego. At the discretion of the T.O. $45ea

TO: Michael Partridge, Phil Wu, and Stan Van der Ham 

There will be a Trophy and medals for 1st - 3rd, Best Sport, and Best Painted. Prizes will be randomly drawn at the end, with the whole field elligible. We are trying to promote a community friendly event and everyone gets a chance to win a prize regardless of the list you bring.

Please email 
to register and for your players pack.

Event Page is Here.

The first WH40K tournament to hit Auckland 2016.

Last Meet of the Year for Club - Gamefest 2015

Last official Club meet of the year on Sunday gone. We had good turnout of about 40+ gamers.
There was a massive selection as always of games on show. Games of note were:- A huge 12000pt Warhammer Fantasy Battle game amongst the table top gamers. Tim kicked off his Imperial assault campaign and Euans Imperial assault campaign will be finished early on the new year. Nat had his Kingdom Death campaign 2nd day and the write up will be put up soon on the Blog.
Enjoy the photo log.

 3v3 of the massive 12000pt WHFB 8th game.

 Imperial assualt league #2 at club.

 Good to see a few new X-Wing pilots at club.

 The new Stonemaier games kick starter game 'Scythe', was at club as a PnP.
It looked awesome and played very well by all accounts.

 Kindom Death Campaign.

 Some beautiful Nurgle Marines getting some practice in anticipation of Arch Enemy 40k Doubles.

 The Chaos swords get their first run on the table.
They'll be fantastic for 9th Age.

Armada was also at the Club with wave 2 hitting the boards.

Merry Xmas!!!