Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Blood bowl team of the week

Ever since the new release of Blood Bowl by GW, my interest in the game has soared. No longer will it be relegated to the almost never played and will take pride of place in the regular section. (I play far too many genres of games :) ) Checking out the amazing work the community of Gamers put out constantly inspires me to get more into my collection. Here's another team one of the guys has finished and it looks amazing.






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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Equinox 2017 - Wargaming Tournament.

Equinox has concluded for another year and Wargaming had a great resurgence up here in Auckland. Numbers have started coming back into the hobby nationally. This was demonstrated with 40 at the 40k tournament alone at Equinox, all mostly of North Islanders. Lets get more South Islanders up to compete and we should hit some massive numbers! We have the venues and the gear to handle a lot more gamers, so spread the word about how fun the Hobby is fellow Wargamers and lets really get the community churning with excitement.

A big thanks needs to go to the competitors for supporting the tournament in it's 8th year. Also a big pat on the back to the first time T.O's and Umpires who volunteered to help run the events on the weekend. Those of you who are wanting to be more involved in officiating, get in touch because we need you. There's MonsterCon and GuardCon coming in the next few months and they all need help if you are interested.

Equinox this year had four main systems that were hosted, 'Warhammer 40K', '9th Age: Fantasy Battle', 'Age of Sigmar' and 'Flames of War'. All of the systems had a good attendance, keeping Equinox one of the Largest tournaments held in Auckland again this year. Plenty of thanks needs to go to our sponsors for helping us put on the big show. Go support them as they are supporting your community events.


Thank you to our Sponsors
 Vagabond Games, Gateway Cyber Cafe, Mr Minit & Battlefront Miniatures.

Warhammer 40K:

Some great new recent releases has brought 40kers back to the tournament scene. Our prize structure always encourages all levels of gamers to enjoy their hobby. This year we had a strong Auckland attendance and travelers from the Australia and the South Island competing. With the huge mix of new hobbyists this year, the game is really enjoying a revival. Your continued support of the tournament scene will see it help with more and more updated tournament terrain. The tables are really starting to look better and better with the new GW terrain you can enjoy your games on.

Rank Player Name Army Comb
Final
1 Chris Ward Genestealers 100
2 Ben McIntosh Eldar 87.4
3 David Jiang Eldar 87.4
4 Corey Buchanan Eldar 87.2
5 Haydn Korach Daemons 81.1
6 Dave Foster Chaos Marines 77.6
7 Kyle Wilson Daemons 76.8
8 Glen Tibbles Space Wolves Best Sport 74.8
9 Pascal Roggen Blood Angels 74.8
10 James Stott Ad Mech 74.8
11 Ryoma Necrons 70.8
12 Hamish Reeve Genestealers 68.5
13 Scott Nicholl Dark Angels 68.5
14 Ben Clarke Daemons 68.5
15 Ivan Soo Genestealers 68.5
16 Stirling Arnett Ad Mech 67.3
17 Ashley Pitman Dark Eldar 67.1
18 Patrick Crockett Chaos Marines 65
19 Stan Van der Ham Ad Mech 65
20 Stephen Gillard Orks Best Paint 62.2
21 Jonas Kortner Chaos Marines 62.2
22 Cole Mendoza Tau 62.2
23 Josef Arnet Orks 62.2
24 Stephen Davis Tau 61.5
25 Ben Foster Castellans of the Imperium 61.5
26 Sam Barnard Tau 59.3
27 James Piese Orks 58.7
28 Andrew Bartosh Flesh Tearers 55.9
29 Cameron Lyell Tau 55.7
30 Tu Tamase Grey Knights 49.6
31 Conner Hutton Daemons 37
32 Alessio Space Marines 35
33 Simon Dennerley Genestealers 30
34 Brendan P Daemons 28
35 Wayne H Dark Angels 28
36 Dean W Space Marines 27
37 Oscar D Dark Angels 27
38 Cameron H Tau 26.5
39 Campbell P AM 26
40 Ghost 20

*Tie breakers were Sports and Paint.





The 9th Age: Fantasy Battle

If you played Warhammer Fantasy 8th ed, then 9th is the natural progression of the game for many. 9th Age is a Free ruleset, with 16 Armies that you can use to fight your tabletop battles. From my last look it had attracted 250,000+ downloads of the rules. That's a solid player base around the world that gives this system the thumbs up. The European Team Championship this year will be mainstreaming 9th Age: Fantasy Battle and will again Attract the 500+ for the tournament by estimates.
9th Age is a fledgling game system in NZ and with dedicated hobbyists, you'll see it played in your region soon. Give it a go and you'll see why it's the awesome game that it is. At Equinox it attracted a ever building field and a wide range of armies. Even though the Elven forces are favoured amongst the field they aren't necessarily the dominant force that everyone expected. Equinox qualifies for 'NZ Invitationals' ranking points.


adj Paint        Sport       Battle     overall
1 Mccrae Loudon 10 20 87 90.9 Dwarves
2 Tom Cochrane 10 20 77 83.9 Sylvan
3 Bill Shera 10 20 59 71.3 Vampire
4 Tom Brazier 10 20 58 70.6 Warriors
5 James Brown 10 20 57 69.9 DE
6 Erdem Oguz 10 20 56 69.2 HE
7 Ken Hay 10 20 53 67.1 Beasts
8 Michael Partridge 10 20 52 66.4 O&G
9 Nick Lironi-Irvine 10 20 51 65.7 Sylvan
10 Josh Workman 10 20 50 65 Saurian
11 Dave Emery 10 20 46 62.2 Warriors
12 Curtis Tweedale 10 20 42 59.4 HE
13 Richard Holtzhausen 7.5 20 43 57.6 Vampire
14 Glenn Patel 10 20 40 58 Vampire
15 Damian Treanor 10 20 38 56.6 Empire
16 Jacob Cochrane 9 20 33 52.1 Beasts
17 Chri Ellis 10 20 30 51 UD
18 Connor L-M 10 20 24 46.8 DE
19 Brian Wigzell 10 20 19 43.3 HE
20 Jade cochrane 8.5 20 8 34.1 O&G
21 Frank ansell 10 20 0 30 HE
22 Evert Loef 10 20 0 30 ID
23 Reuben Yu 10 20 0 30 HE
24 Phil Wu 10 20 37 55.9 HE

   Best Paint: Ken Hay

   Best Sport: Jade Cochrane





Age of Sigmar

AoS has come a long way with the release of the 'Generals handbook'. This has made a fantastic tournament environment developing around the world. With its novel way that you can start collecting and playing competitively quickly it's picked up a very large player base here and abroad. We've just added AoS as one of the systems offered for Equinox and we expect it to pick up momentum quick. Games Workshop keeps on bringing out amazing kits in their miniature range. If you're a collector or a competitive General, 'Age of Sigmar' is the game system you should have a look into.
Definitely sporting some fantastic looking armies amongst the field. It was great to see all the friendly players willing to encourage new players into the fold. You can get a demo game in local Clubs and Stores near you.


Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 List Etq Paint TPS K pts Tot
Name Score Pts Score Pts Score Pts Score Pts Score Pts
Julien 12 460 12 1720 12 1020 12 80 8 860 5 25 28 56 4140 114
Dan M 12 1360 12 1100 0 420 12 1980 12 1080 5 25 30 48 5940 108
Tim 12 1940 0 460 12 2000 12 1940 0 1360 5 25 38 36 7700 104
James P 12 1980 12 1940 12 1860 0 900 8 1150 5 25 28 44 7830 102
Geoff 12 380 0 0 12 560 12 650 4 720 5 25 28 40 2310 98
Andrew Long 0 1100 12 2000 0 450 12 1700 4 1280 5 25 38 28 6530 96
Adam Pinfold 4 0 0 480 12 1220 12 1400 0 1400 5 25 32 28 4500 90
Dan S 8 1220 12 2000 0 1420 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5 25 36 20 4640 86
Fraser 12 1980 0 160 12 1640 0 480 8 1400 5 25 21 32 5660 83
James MCG 0 180 12 1840 12 460 0 420 4 600 5 25 22 28 3500 80
John C 12 1322 0 560 0 1980 0 720 4 1340 5 25 32 16 5922 78
Jim McP 0 520 12 790 0 180 0 630 8 1720 5 25 26 20 3840 76
Jared P 0 480 0 1580 0 2000 12 1660 8 1460 5 25 26 20 7180 76
James O 0 320 12 720 0 200 0 480 12 840 5 25 12 24 2560 66
Marlin 0 180 0 160 12 300 0 100 0 420 5 25 22 12 1160 64
Tristan 0 540 0 `1580 0 1660 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5 25 N/A 0 2200 30

Best General: Julien Lestat
Best Painted: Timothy Lind
Best Opponent: Andrew Long





Flames of War

Thanks to the Hamilton Immortals who helped us put on a 1515pt Mid War event at Equinox this year. Always with some spectacular tables of terrain to play on, We welcomed a good solid field of participants. Thank you to Ian for his efforts in running his first event. We hope to retain his services for many future events. Battlefront Miniatures came to the party and provide some great help with the prize support. 

Rounds
Position Player name 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1 Michael Haycock 6 5 6 6 6 6 35
2 Sofia Chambers 5 4 4 4 1 6 24
3= Lance Knighton 2 5 4 5 5 1 22
3= Kevin King 3 3 4 2 6 4 22
3= Ray O'Connor 1 6 1 3 6 5 22
3= Steve Eyles 6 1 6 1 2 6 22
7 Rob Shirley 5 6 1 3 2 3 20
8 Glen Horsman 6 2 3 2 1 5 19
9 Jonathan Carryer 2 2 6 1 6 1 18
10= Ian Cameron X X X 6 5 6 17
10= John Lee 2 4 3 1 5 2 17
12= Harry Bird 1 6 3 2 3 1 16
12= Brent Young 1 1 6 4 1 3 16
14 Kim Styles 2 3 1 4 1 4 15
15 Dominic Wilshier X X X 6 4 1 11
16 Phil Petry 1 1 1 3 2 2 10
Best General: Michael Haycock
Best Sport: Kim Styles
Best Painted: Phil Petry
Best Terrain: Kim Styles
Equinox 2017 Spot Prize: Glen Horsman



Thanks again to our Sponsors:

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Check your Game System Facebook pages for more Photo's of the event.
I'll do a Photo dump post a little later on too.



Thursday, 23 March 2017

Blood Bowl - Auckland Casual Carnage League

Blood Bowl is available to be played in our casual league.

1. Your Team(s) tracked via OBBLM.
2. Play as many games as you wish over each month (max 2 games per team)
3. NAF Official merchandise included with your $15 entry fee
4. Final round tournament with the entire league (Date to be confirmed)
5. If you have just started or want to pic this game up, we can make this happen too.

Contact: Wouster7@hotmail.com


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Equinox Blood Bowl Cup 2017

The new Blood Bowl stuff is amongst us. Let's run a tournament and get the peeps together. That was the idea and we made it happen with this little tourney in Central Auckland NZ. We're sure to get a few coaches and encourage the guys on the fringes to pick up the game. By the way BB is bloody insanely awesome, you should pick it up if you haven't already ;)

With the help of a few great people up here in Auckland we managed to get the very first Equinox Blood Bowl tournament underway at the 'Rose Park Hotel'. Beautiful onsite accommodation for the event, along with Refreshments and Restaurant. We managed NAF fully endorsing our event, so I'm sure the event will be run every year from now on. Thanks to 'Auckland Rose Park Hotel', 'Vagabond Games', 'Livewire Games', & NAF for making it happen.



The weekend  got a good mix of new players and veterans to Equinox BB, the perfect mix. With a lot of potential new players on the fringes looking in, it can only get bigger and better. I can tell you we had a pretty damn good Gametastic weekend. Thank you to the Auckland Commissioners for hosting a boys drinks night out on Saturday too.

Here are the results: -


NAF # Overall
1 Steve Arthurs 19850 Painted, Most TD 18
2 Geoff Edmonds 20745 14
3 Paul Deacon 443 14
4 Thomas Thirling TBC Softest Team 13
5 Jonathan Wright 20741 Sportsman 11
6 Murray Lee 20015 11
7 George Williams 12877 Hardest Team 7
8 Chris standing TBC 6
9 Wayne Budd TBC 5
10 Corey Buchanan TBC Rookie 3
11 Phil Wu TBC 0
12 Brian Wigsell TBC 0
13 Damien Morley TBC 0
14 Warren Rattenbury TBC 0

Wouldn't be a Tournament without some beautiful bling. 
Along with the official bling we had a lot of loot to give away to the players. 
This included 3 of the New release teams.

 Steve takes home the Trophy with a Eldril inspired list.
George gains the 'Hardest Team award with a massive 20 casualties.

The Hardest team tables the Dark Elves completely. Yes, I mean all the Dark Elf team was either injured or knocked out in this drive!!

 Jono on his way to winning Best Sportsman. This is with a Skaven team even!

Geoff's Norse Team with a whole bunch of unique and collector miniatures.

 Paul had attended the last Bloodbowl world cup. 
There was a impressive 912 Coaches there!!

If you go to the BB World Cup, you also get Personalise boards and other merchandise, wow!!

This was the Saturday evening game to finish off the last round.
It was awesome!! 

Thank you to our Sponsors. Go and support then as they support us the community.