Monday, 20 April 2015

Club Sunday

Quiet meet at club this Sunday past, hosting 28 people. Auckland Open was rollicking along at Remuera and those of us unable to attend made do with games at our regular Sunday club meet from 1-5pm.

We've had a few questions over several social media sites about our Sunday club. If you are in Auckland and looking at getting some board Gaming or Table top Wargaming in, then our regular Sunday club is open. We welcome everyone and all games so visit our facebook page and post up your interests.

Good to see some familiar faces coming back out for games.

Last of the summer sun sees some gaming outside on the deck.
 Hammer time in the Sun.
Board games and more board games.
Bigger selections have been seen at club.Oh so many games.
This is what 200pts of epic Imperials look like.
Such a different meta when you raise the points slightly.

New wood elves seen on the horizon.
 Nurgle Marines.
 Auckland Open in Remuera.
Looks brilliant.

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Friday, 17 April 2015

Gaming about

So here's what I've been up to recently. Pretty much gaming about really.

Blood Bowl : My Hummies (Jaffaheim Boneheads) vs Matt's Gobbo's (Unsportsmanlike conduct)

Laced with Secret weapons the Gobbos was in it to stab it (4 Stabby weapons in the team). With the receive won the match was on like Donkey kong for the Green skins! The Fanatic with the 'Ball n Chain' practically danced a circular jig trying to bowl over my Ogre and finally managed it on the second go for it. The Chain Saw wielding Gobbo decided to drop the saw on himself and I was pretty lucky that the only injury for that turn was to my Lineman who decided to fake an injury too well all the way for the rest of the game.

The disadvantage of trying to maim the other team is that you forget about the ball. So the Hummies after escaping certain horrific decapitation quickly ran the unattended ball in for the first Touch down. This turn of events must of been hard on Gobbo moral and they decided to roll 1's at important intervals for the rest of the half. Hummies 2 Gobbo's 0 at the half way hooter.

The second half presented a great opportunity to give the ball to the hummies and see them brain fart. They pretended to be a better agile and faster team and realised they weren't. After running down the side line hoping for more speed the Hummie Blitzer ran out of steam, got surrounded by gobbo's and thumped into the turf. The resulting miracle quadruple bounce off a melee of players dropped it clear for the eventual 3rd Touch down for a lucky lineman. This 3rd miracle grow score encouraged more Gobbo's to fail their dodge rolls and the hard turf claimed 2 Gobbo deaths. At this point the Gobbo coach was seen walking to a nearby microwave ready to discipline some dice...

So the Jaffa's after scoring some butt lucky triple TD's decided that they'd try the pass game. Say what... Yup, final play of the game Blitzer clears the lane, 2nd blitzer zooms down field and a beautiful throw is caught to be run in uninterrupted for the 4th score of the game. The Jaffaheims aren't suppose to be able to play like this, but I'll bank it. Thank you Matt and you were a scholar and gent through all those horrible rolls you had for the game. Hummies win 4 zippo, yuss.

Imperial Assault: We've got a group of gents casually treading through the campaign. It's cool!

We're about slightly half way through it and it's a total recommend.

Jeremy scores the group a second set. Jammy bastard :p

X-Wing miniatures:  5 Interceptors is a thing right.
My dead 100pt list attests to it being the thing.

Bring on 9th Edition!!

Monday, 6 April 2015

NatCon 2015 at James Cook

This Easter NatCon was run in Auckland and ACG Club had the privilege to host 9 systems and a whole lot of board gamers over 3 sumptuous days. That's some serious gaming in anyone's terms and it was glorious. There were travelers from as far as Australia and many of New Zealand's top gamers gathered to compete in one of the oldest established tournaments in the country. The venue was massive and even with 130+ gathered over the weekend there was still a huge amount of space left if we want to expand on the competition next time.

Competitions held over the weekend were : Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer 40K, Fields of Glory Napoleonic, Fields of Glory AM, Flames of War, De Bellis Renationis, De Bellis Multitudinis, DBA, and X-Wing Miniatures.

Some of the Historical players prepare to get underway.
The hall hums with many games on the first day.

Here's some of the Photo's of the competition winners. 
I'll have more once the Photographers send me their pics.

Richard takes out the DBMM competiton flanked by Andrew.
 Andrew wins the Fields of Glory N tournament.
 Scott B accepts his win at the WH40k tables.
 Kelly continues his winning run this year in WHFB.
 Sofia hands over the massive Flames of War Trophy for 2015.

Just some of the event Pics taken over the weekend. 
Keep an eye out in the next two days for more pics to come.

 The Polish winged lances traveled long distances to be here.
They looked superb.

 Massive combats in the High Elf and Warriors of Chaos fight.

 Scott B's Winning Eldar list.
 Phil C's Daemons of chaos that took out the best Painted at the WHFB tourney.
More Photo's will come as I get them from the photographers.
 There was a huge selection and collections of troops on display.

 Nothing says a historical fight when there is Pikemen on the hill.
 Steady stream of board gamers came along over the weekend.
The Xwing competition was won by Rob. Thanks to Vagabond games for their sponsorship.

Big thanks to our sponsors for helping support the tournament and the community.
Over Easter some of them will have very good sales on so please visit their respective stores.

Your Local Hobby stores are holding,
 Buy 2 and get the second at 50% off sales over Easter.
(Conditions may apply). Go get your games at a bargain.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Hobby Master Ellerslie : Store X-Wing Champs

Hobby Master is one of our local hero brick and mortars championing gaming in our local region. As part of the series to thank our sponsors for backing our local club and tournaments we'll have a look at the their X-Wing store champs held over the recent weekend. Go in and get a game if you're interested. They have all the people and material to get you started.

As part of Fantasy Flight Games organised play program there will be a string of local hobby stores running their store champs for X-wing over the coming weeks. I was privileged to be asked to run this particular event and hosted our local community of X-wing Pilots. The atmosphere was calm and casual and brimming with fun. There were beginners and veterans playing on the day with plenty of prize support that everyone was going to go home with a bit of swag. As it approached the last round of the 4 round event the top half of the field still had a chance to take out the trophy. That's the best you can ask for a closely fought fight and the final round results still a factor in the race for 1st. this is a great example of how X-wing is such are fantastic game to play as everyone is competitive what ever list you play.

Are you ready to kick off
 Friendly games but its still competitive.
 Some very nice repaints in the field.
 There were some very different lists that came to the event.
 Friendly atmosphere and fly casual was the mantra.
 Hobby Master's spacious gaming area.
 Geoff takes out the closely fought Championships.
Michael T presents the winners plaque.
 The winning list of Phantom & Decimator combo.
 Everyone is a winner (and now the kid wants a go too :) )
Rob gets the Bye round at Regionals.
 Wayne takes home the print, which was kindly donated by Michael for the tourney.

 Visit Hobby Master for all your hobby needs. They are premium stockists of Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, X-wing, Board Games, and much much more, Here.
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