Monday, 30 January 2017

Arch Enemy 2017 - T9A Tournament

What is Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age? It is an independent table top miniature wargame set in a fantasy world, in which players take control of armies and set them upon one another in conflicts ranging from minor skirmishes to mighty battles with hundreds of models.

The game and all of its rules are completely free to download and use, and consist of a main rulebook and over fifteen army documents, ranging from stoic men and noble elves to the feral orcs and dread worshipers of the dark gods. You can easily assemble your own army using appropriate 28mm miniatures from any manufacturer. With 250,000+ downloads so far the game is hugely popular around the world. You can download it from the page Here. (easiest to click on the complete zip package)



'Arch Enemy Tournament' was started in 2010 to develop and build the interest around the community for tabletop wargaming. It's intent is to give beginners and veterans alike a chance to meet and play a solid 5-6 games over the weekend. The Hobby takes time from getting your armies fully ready painted, to building a competitive force. With more lenient painting requirements, 'Arch Enemy' gives you the opportunity to bring your army out even if it's still a work in progress. It was great to see that we had a good number of new players and veterans who fielded new armies at the event over the weekend.

The tournament was a joy to spectate as we hosted a great bunch of friendly players. All playing with a fantastic spirit for the game. The mix of armies in attendance was encouraging to see. The majority of close finishes amongst the mid field saw a very well fought finish for the podium places ending with our eventual Champion clearly deserving the spoils.

Results:-

    overall
1 Mccrae Loudon Dwarves 99
2 James Brown Saurian 74
3 Michael Partridge O&G 65
4 Evert Loef Infernal 59
5 Chris Ellis Undying 54
6 Tom Cochrane Sylvan 48
7 Nick Lironi Irvine Sylvan Best Paint 40.3
8 Ken Hay Beast 40.2
9 Jacob Cochrane Beast 40.1
10 Erdem Oguz HBE 40
11 Curtis Tweedale HBE 37
12 Richard Holtzhausen VC 31
13 Frank Ansell HBE 30
14 Glenn Patel VC 27
15 Damian Treanor Ogres 23
16 Connor L Daemon Best Sport 20
17 Brian Wigzell HBE 19
18 Jade Cochrane O&G 14
19 Gordon Pilot Dwarves 0
20 Cameron Lyell Warriors 0
21 Phil HBE 0

*Tie breaker was Sports, Paint, and then Victory points.



Thanks again to the competitors for making it a solid start to the tournament season 2017. Compliments to our hosts 'Spellbound Games'. Tell you friends about the great game that 9th Age & Tabletop gaming is and come join in some fun tournaments close to you.

The next tournament in Auckland is the 'Big' one. It's 'Equinox 2017', which will host WH40K, T9A, Age of Sigmar, Flames of War, and The Hobbit. 

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1253348084702120/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1485742614454649

Contact: wouster7@hotmail.com

NZ tournament information: NZ Wargming Events (Facebook)
https://www.facebook.com/191870717932951/photos/191879691265387/



 Orc & Goblin horde.

 Syvan Elves.







 Best Painted Army.




Monday, 19 December 2016

Arch Enemy W40K doubles



Following up from a huge success from last year. Arch enemy will be running Wh40k doubles again early in the new year. Enter as a single competitor or as a team. Each competitor will bring 800pts and games will be, Team of 2 vs Team of 2 (1600pts 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.

Discounted Entry $35ea, $60 as a team of 2 before 31st Dec.
Normal Rego: $40ea, $75 as a team of 2 before the 13th Jan
(Club disc applies for this lvl)
Late Rego. At the discretion of the T.O. $45ea

Umpires: Richard H, Phil Wu, Stan Van der Ham

Perpetual Trophy on offer. Medals for 1st - 3rd, Best Sport, and Best Painted. Prizes will be randomly drawn to the whole field, so we encourage play more than ultra competitive lists. 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 wouster7@hotmail.com to log your interest.
There is limited seats, so enter early to save dissapointment.

Player pack can be downloaded with the link Here.



*** The first WH40K tournament to hit Auckland this 2017***.

Events around NZ will be compiled onto one site now and you'll find this event there. 
A group of NZ Tournament Organisers met and agreed to join forces middle of this year to start a 'NZ Wargaming Events' page. If you are a Tournament Organiser please join the page and have your events included. As always the page will be for non-profits and there won't be any exceptions.

You can find the page Here.


Thank you to our sponsors for the tournament.
Please visit them and support them as they have supported you and the community.





Equinox Blood Bowl Cup

Come and compete in the very first 2 day Blood Bowl tournament of the year Coaches. We aim to have a trophy minted for the event and many spot prizes (Teams of miniatures), Painting award and Best sport to be given away at the event. There is limited room so register your interest as soon as you are able to avoid dissapointment.



Structure:
1. 5 games played over 2 days, using Swiss chess.
2. The official GW Blood Bowl Competition Rules Pack
3. You have1,100,000gp to spend on your team (6 normal skills to assign, 1 each to 6 players.)
4. All official teams can be used. This includes Slann, Chaos Pact and Underworld.

Venue: Auckland Rose Park Hotel.
Early bird entry: $35 if paid before Dec 31st.
Normal Rego: $40 if paid before Feb 1st.
Late Rego: At the discretion of the T.O. $45.

Register & Players Packs, email to
wouster7@hotmail.com

*Thank you to GSC as we're using most of their rules in our pack.
** If there is suffucient early interest before the end of the year. We will be able to add additional cool prizes to the tournament too.
***This event is run by Equinox Tournaments with help from ACG Inc.

Events around NZ will be compiled onto one site now and you'll find this event there. 
A group of NZ Tournament Organisers met and agreed to join forces middle of this year to start a 'NZ Wargaming Events' page. If you are a Tournament Organiser please join the page and have your events included. As always the page will be for non-profits and there won't be any exceptions.

You can find the page Here.

Thank you to our sponsors for the tournament.
Please visit them and support them as they have supported you and the community.







Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Blood Bowl is back!!

We held our Club intro for Blood bowl release over the weekend. Great interest and even though it was late notice we got some good numbers. Don't worry for those that missed out, we'll be holding events very early next year.

Thanks again to Vagabond Games for helping us provide some sweet giveaways for the day. It was great icing on the cake for all those gamers getting in and finding out what a awesome game 'Blood Bowl' is.

You can use all your old teams. The new teams are superb and will only get more new releases. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. With all the vets around at our club, you'll be well looked after if you want to start or restart your hobby.



Thomas was Champ with a staggering 7 TD's,
 over 3 games, to win the 3 way tie at the top.


The old or new, the Teams & Boards can still be used.

 Brian playing his first game, found it easy and a superb game.



We had 3 teams that we gave away and a whole heap of prizes.
Here are the prize getters, thks for coming!

Thank you to our sponsors for making this happen.




Monday, 5 December 2016

Our Wargaming Club Xmas Dinner 2016


ACG Xmas Dinnner 2016. Great to see all of the crew who could make it to the Clubs 1st ever festive season dinner last weekend. Hope you all enjoyed the great eats provided by the Hotel and the good company. We also kicked it off with a games meet before too that hosted ~45 gamers.

Many thanks once again to the team at Rose Park Hotel. The Club and the Auckland gaming community really appreciate your support and help over the past year. We couldn't of made such a strong successful year without you. Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all.

Buffet at the 'Garden View Restaurant'.

Great casual atmosphere.


Terraforming Mars - One of the 'In' games at the moment.

 SW: Armada

Pathfinder

The 9th Age: Fantasy Battle.
Siege scenario.

T9A


Blue Moon City.

Roll Through the Galaxy.

Alchemist.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Basing Tutorial

I found this on one of the local pages. Very good if you're looking at improving the details on your miniatures bases.