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 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.

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

*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


The 9th Age: Fantasy Battle.
Siege scenario.


Blue Moon City.

Roll Through the Galaxy.


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.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

NZ Wargaming Invitationals 2016

So the waters have settled and we have worked hard to get the Wargaming tournament season ending event stamped and ready to go here in Aoteroa. The Inaugural 'NZ Wargaming Invitationals' will be the pinnacle event for those wargamers looking to finish off on a high after competing in tournaments around the country over the course of each tournament year. Headlining the very first NZ Invitationals will be 'The 9th Age: Fantasy Battle' & 'Warhammer 40K' this November. Wargamers invited will compete to secure their own piece of history with Plaques of distinction and their name engraved on the Perpetual Trophy to celebrate the success as the Champion of that system.

The NZ Invitationals will be hosted annually mid-November to avoid the busy Xmas season. Rankings pages for each individual system will be used to determine the field of competitors.You earn points according to your placing in each tournament you attend in the country. With the top 3 results counting towards your total.

With a grand reception from the community, we are full for this edition of the event. X-Wing will be a demo system this time around and there are future systems already expressing interest to join Invitationals from next year onward.

NZ Wargaming Invitationals. November - Auckland.

The 9th Age: Fantasy Battle

9th Age has proven itself at the major European Tournament (ETC) to be the dominant Fantasy Battle system in the world at the moment. With the current edition already gaining 125,000+ downloads it can only build from strength to strength. With those kind of numbers following the game globally, it was inevitable that NZ moved to adopt the popular games system. I can personally attest to the games fantastic balanced clarity and replay-ability.
This year in New Zealand, there have been very notable tournaments around the country hosting 9th Age events. The tournament results have been collated and the Top 12 competitors along with 2 Wildcards have been invited to compete at Invitationals. With eager anticipation, everyone has accepted their invites with relish. The strong field to compete for the spoils are all in the top 20 in the country..

Warhammer 40K

With proven years and years of popularity in wargaming, WH40K has again attracted a large tournament following in the North Island. This year for Invitationals it was the trial year for WH40K. We approached our local tournament community to gather interest for the event and we received overwhelming response. With rankings not in play this year we have a big 20 field to contest the very first Invitationals. It is planned that the following Invitationals will use official tournament rankings and be offered country wide. The competition will be supreme with the so many City centres with large numbers of Warhammer 40K players. This year's 20 players are from our regular Auckland tournament going community.

If you are unable to make it to Invitationals this year, we have a Twitch TV channel (Karanadon) dedicated to the event. Support your wargaming community and have a look in. More equipment is along the way for future tournaments and we are planning multiple channels in future events.

Thank you to our Sponsors.

Monday, 3 October 2016

GuardCon 2016 Tourney report

GuardCon weekend was a superb gathering of gamers this year. Really great to see such numbers again and huge encouragement for future events up here in Auckland. Thank you to all of you who came and made it such a ball of a convention. Also great job and a pat on the back to the various T.O's who gave their time up to help our Local Club run the 7 systems that were on show. Notably Warhammer 40K & The 9th Age Fantasy Battle shone at GuardCon. The new venue was well suited for the games Convention.

With great numbers and fantastic support from our sponsors. We were able to make it all that more memorable for the contestants with some big prizes given out. Also some of the the bigger systems even had all or most of their field get prizes in their events. We stuck to our club policy of 'Everyone has the same chance of winning the Loot'. This meant that it didn't matter where you placed in the field there were still plenty of spot prizes to be won.

Support our tournament sponsors as they are supporting you by providing tournament support. Without them we wouldnt be able to put on such a extravagant show. Here's the Results for the various systems and a few of the pictures from the weekend. There's already heaps of photo's on facebook of the event but I'll also post a photo dump in a few days or so.

Warhammer 40K Doubles - T.O: Stan V

Rank Team Name Bonus Battle Sports Paint Total
1 Team Chris 13 132 30 20 195
2 Team Cheddar 2 119 30 24 175
3 Mind Games 3 106 29 18 156
4 Darth Taudar 14 92 29 20 155
5 P.G. Bagriders 2 108 27 16 154
6 Rotting Reptiles 14 83 30 26 153
7 Cronid 13 91 30 16 150
8 Enthusiastic Envelopes 4 81 29 20 134
9 Space Corgis with Spikes 13 72 29 18 132
10 The Bloody Tau 14 66 30 19 129
11 Angry Birds 2 75 28 21 125
12 Dark Wolves 2 67 30 23 122
13 South Park 15 52 30 21 118
14 Jammy Dodger 13 53 30 14 110
15 Pew Pew 2 62 27 12 103
16 Death 3 39 26 16 84
17 Team Dusted 0 0 0 0 0
18 Team Late 0 0 0 0 0

Well done to Team Chris dominating again up here in Auckland W40K.
*Two Teams had real life catch up pretournament. Hope everything worked out fells.

The 9th Age Fantasy Battle ; T.O: Josh Workman.

1.     McCrae L     - Dwarves
2.     Evert L         - Infernal Dwarves
3.     Tom C          - Sylvan Elves
4.     Erdem O      - High Born Elves
5.     Ethan P        - Beast Herd
6.     Tom D          - Ogres
7.     Phil W          - High Born Elves
8.     Chris E         - Sylvan Elves
9.     Phil C           - Daemons
10.   Curtis T        - High Born Elves
11.   Michael P     - Orc & Goblin
12.   Dave E         - Warriors
13.   Richard H     - Warriors
14.   Josh W         - Saurians
15.   Damian T     - Orc & Goblin
16.   Brian W       - High Born Elves
17.   Jade C          - Ratkin
18.   Jakob C        - Dwarves

Best Paint: Phil C
Best Sports:Jade C

Lord of the Rings : T.O: Corey Buchanan

Name BP VP Sports Painting Total
1 Dory 108 41 30 26 205
2 Josiah 104 43 30 26 203
3 Elliot 88 27 29 26 170
4 Julia 88 25 30 26 169
5 Mikey 64 26 30 20 140
6 Connor 60 13 30 20 123
7 Lev 48 18 30 20 116
8 Shane 32 9 30 26 97


Army Shane

Age of Sigmar : T.O: Timothy Lind

GuardCon Battlehost (2,000 points)

1st - Ron Golds
2nd - James McPherson
3rd - James Cox

Best Painted Army - James McPherson

GuardCon Vanguard (1,000 points)

1st - Daniel Maguire
2nd - Daniel Street
3rd - James Orton

Best Painted Army - Daniel Street

X-Wing & Imperial Assualt : T.O's: Chris Palmer & Abby Pitout

GuardCon Xwing Champion: Chris Franklin

GuardCon Imperial Assault Champion:  Alex Grant.

Once again thank you for all your participation Gaming community. If you are in Auckland then dont forget to visit A.C.G. Club, the biggest friendly gathering of gamers and systems in Auckland. You can visit our Club page Here. Our respective Sponsors are also on facebook and on their individual websites. Visit and go have a look for your Hobby needs ;)