Wednesday, 2 September 2015

CanOpener 2015 - Gaming for Charity

Canopener 2015

Gaming for Charity

19th & 20th of September 9am - Late

Held at Rose Park Hotel, Parnell. (Gladstone & Gilbert rooms)
92-102 Gladstone Rd, Auckland 1010.
Plenty of onsite and off street parking.

This is our local Clubs annual charity event. Come enjoy your Board games and Table top games so we can all help to fill the cupboards of the Auckland City Mission as they come out of the cold winter months. With the help of our sponsors and in association with the Auckland City Guard Club.
This year we are in the superb venue of the Rose Park Hotel. It is fully licensed and will offer reasonably priced lunch, dinner and refreshments. There is plenty of onsite parking and also off street parking. Centrally  located for your convenience and leisure.

Saturday: Board Gaming & X-Wing , 
Entry $10. (please bring a generous few cans of food to donate)

Sunday: Warhammer Fantasy Battle (4 games of 1000pts), Warhammer 40K Apocalypse 10000pts & Armada.
Entry $15. (please bring a generous few cans of food to donate)

Don’t miss out on a great weekend of fun to benefit charity.
Questions and to register email below.

A big Thank You goes out to our sponsors. 
Helping the community and supporting your events.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

ETC 2015 results

A while in the posting but here's the results of the European Team championships for Warhammer Fantasy Battle and Warhammer 40k in Prague. A massive global event that attracted some massive numbers of Hobbyists.
Warhammer Fantasy Battle had 38 Teams. 
Well over 250+ Players and support staff.

Warhammer 40k had 28 Teams.
Almost 200 Players and support staff.

The audience included members of the NZ team as the prizes were presented.

Here's the results for ETC WHFB 2015.
Well done to the NZ team for representing all the way over the otherside of the world.
Games against the big powers in the game would have been excellent experience.

Congrates to the winners.

Thanks to the ETC for once again inspiring all of us hobbyists.
Get your game on cos it's fun times!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Whats in da Gaming hood

So much gaming going on, and real life that I haven't posted much recently. I laugh as I've been told some gnat has been spreading the word that I'm getting out of Warhammer Fantasy Battle. From the Horses mouth the game is strong as it every was and we have recently picked up about 7 new players at our local club. So nah gnat you've got it wrong :) Enjoying the variety of systems that are out there and here's some of the stuff I've got on the hobby table.

It's a giant and yes I'm a hobbyist first yo.

The unit of ogres I fired together out of spare bits on the way to 1000pts for our
local WHFB League. currently have 24 playing which busted the 20spaces we initially had space for. Apologies to the guys on the wait list but the club has to cater space for other systems too.
 Sculpted a head for second hand Skragg. Also picked up a Hunter too from a swap meet.
Best way to get into the game if you're new or a vet. So much cheaper than retail.
 Zapped together some random markers for my Bloodbowl.
 Managed to pick up a new faction.
I was lucky enough to pick up Alexia and the risen too. 50pts complete!
 Some spare bits and that meant I could develop more of my minimal sculpting skills.
 Here's the 85% WIP.

Thats a quick friday blog. I'll finish off the ETC blogging with results 
and a few other tidbits. Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, 7 August 2015

ETC (European Team Championships) 2015 Prague

Over this weekend one of the biggest tournaments for wargaming will be happening in Prague. Over 500+ tables and 1000+ Players will be jammed packed into a Aircraft hangar to represent the massive interest in Hobbies around the world. All culminating in the collective tournament which is the ETC. Three systems will be on show all week and they are Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer 40K and Flames of War. The premier Team events will begin in the next day.

Donnalouise our local intrepid traveller and reporter has kindly offered to send back live feeds. (Many thanks Donnalouise!). Kelly her husband is on the NZ WHFB team. You can find her posts on our club page here. Go Kiwi!

 Massive hall of gamers again in 2015

 Team Kiwi's vs Singapore in a friendly warm up.

First results in on the Singles events (ESC).
Beastmen take out the Warhammer Fantasy Battles event.

Flames of war and Infantry pip the Tanks.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Guardsman Trophy (WHFB 8th)

The annual local Club ladder tournament is here again. This year it's 1000pts of Warhammer 8th ed, and its a great test to see if there is anyone still playing WHFB 8th at the Club. So far we have 22 signed up and the first round is 2nd of August. Looks like there might be a few people that are then. Check the facebook event out and let us know if you want to join up here.

Guardsman Trophy 2015

Friday, 24 July 2015

Board games recently

 Here's the Board games that I've been playing recently. I Highly recommend these and they are perfect for the upcoming wintry months.

Euphoria is at the top of the pile. Worker placement that I'll give 4 3/4 stars. 
Reviews are here.

 Game of thrones v2. Save yourself a whole afternoon for this one. 4 Stars.
Reviews are here.

Endeavour is a brilliant NZ designed game of expansion.
Here's a pic from the release in 2009. Anyone recognise Wil & Hagen in the background?
Reviews are here.

Valdora is an Oldie but a goodie. Well suited for the whole family.
Reviews are here.

 Here's the classic 'Friedemann Friese' economy game. 
So popular that we have formed a group that meets every month to play.
Reviews are here.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Past couple of weeks at Club.

 Last couple of weeks has seen 30-50 gamers at each of the 2 Club meets. Some familiar faces and a whole lot of new players. Great chance to bring out those board games over the wintery few months.

Two of the half dozen new Warhammer 8th players at the Club.

 Board gamers are joined by 'Martin Wallace'. 

 Space Orks taking the field.
Elven homelands are defended.
Bloodbowl league in Auckland is approaching the final rounds.
 Armada is picking up momentum.
X-Wing had it's regionals in auckland. 
'Phantom with no Dodge'.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

A.C.G Club Sunday. X-Wing, Warhammer 8th ed & Board Games.

Sunday the 5th of July saw a big bunch of 58 gamers coming to Club for some relaxing games. There were a huge selection of Board games with a large bunch of Warhammer and X-Wing players too.

Pandemic the Board Game. Review here.

Homeland the Board Game. Review here.

Galaxy trucker. Review here.

Wiz War. Review here.

Conquest of Planet Earth. Review here.

With the lead up to regionals we had a practice day for X-Wing.
Hosting 22 players, with a good cross section of beginners and veteran players.

Good amount of bling supplied with the help of local retailers.

We had a good gathering of about a dozen Warhammer 8th ed players. With Warhammer 8th ed well established it looks to be the main Fantasy Battle game going forward. The 16 different army books with in depth back ground provides a great variation for all tastes. 8th edition has tried and tested tournament appeal .With its good game balance and complexity, Warhammer the game is still spectacularly appealing even on the weekend release of Age of Sigmar.

The Goblin horde marches against the Chaos Warrior invasion.

The Caledorian Dragon host routes the Chaos Dwarf strong hold.

Ogres clash against Dwarves on the hills of the Mountains of Mourn.

Spidey attacks!!

Age of Sigmar has released over the weekend and our 
local retailer has it at a superb price Here.