Worlds Gaming Day – Report

The day after, the sun is shining and the whole event seems to have been a blur of organised chaos.  I would first of all like to thank all the WM/H players that came along, 17 eventually made it; which is a great turn out for this event.  What was really good was the age ranges of players, from kids up to the more mature players.  There was a great sense of being there for the games, rather then the real reason of raising money.

Frank and myself, busy getting the players logged into the system; honestly the laptop is my wife’s.  Between the three games, there was 48 players taking part in Flames of War, Warmachine/Hordes and Warhammer 40K.

There was a range of tables for the Flames of War, with some thematic ones like the recreation of the Monte Cassino.

There was also a table for the Battle of Starlingrad

Dave Paterson, was kind enough to loan some of his terrain for the use in Warmachine/Hordes.  With some really stunning houses and medieval paraphernalia to accompany them.

But it wasn’t the scenery that was getting the attention, the models themselves were in some ways the highlight of the show.

With so much going on, there was always something to look at; so I’ll post up the rest of the pictures later.

Suffice to say, the day finally did end and our winners were found.  For the Warmachine/Hordes the standings at the end of a hard fought day; were as follows.

1. Alisdair Johnstone – Cryx
2. David Kane – Khador
3. Michael Dick – Legion of Everblight
4. Tom Young – Retribution of Scyrah
5. David Grant – Circle of Orobos
6. James Stevenson – Protectorate of Menoth
7. Luke Mason – Cryx
8. Kevin Curran – Khador
9. Steve McConnachie – Legion
10.David Flynn – Retribution of Scyrah
11. David Brown – Cryx
12. Est Mount – Cryx
13. Ryan Hunter – Cygnar
14. John Sinclair – Trollbloods
15. Jonathan Mitchell – Skorne
16. Allan Gibb – Cygnar
17. Irving Kerr-Smith – Mercenaries

Top three got prizes donated by Privateer Press, as well as an art print from Privateer Press and freelance fantasy artist – Florian Stitz.  He was kind enough to send over from Germany, a number of signed prints; to be used as prize support.

So it only remains to thank everyone again, for all their hard work, effort and time into coming to the event.  As a TO, it was rewarding to see some good games, plenty of banter and of course winners at the end.  Here’s to the next one!

Worlds Gaming Day Update

Next Sunday is the Worlds Gaming Day, which is approaching at a fast rate of knots.  First up, is that tickets are no longer available for this event.  With an average of 18 players in all three tournaments, it’s going to be a busy day.

Another thing that is still ongoing, is prize support/donations to the event; which we have just had another fantastic donation from KR Multicase.  I can attest to the quality of these cases, having had an Aquila one for nearly 2 years.  It was my main WM/H for a long while, until the models acquired outgrew the case itself.  That isn’t to say it is sitting gathering dust though, it is still being used weekly, to transport primed/semi painted minis to the shop or the club.  With the softer foam, it doesn’t rub off the paint; so I don’t need to keep retouching the paint.

So with support from Worlds at WarFlorian Stitz and Privateer Press, this event is shaping up to be a great day for everyone.

Upcoming Events

26th August – Intrepidations, Perth 35pts SR2012 – Once again up to blustery Perth for a tournament. Hoping to have Gapsy3 ready by then, but if not I’ll fall back to my trusted Morty and A N Other caster.

8th Sept – ELG, Edinburgh 35pt SR2012. This will be part of a slow grow league that ELG are running just now. While they are trying to keep it within the club, they have opened it up to non-members. If your interested, visit the site – Edinburgh League of Gamers

9th Sept – Worlds at War, Livingston – 50pt SR2012 (2 list, D&C & Chess Clock) This will be the first time I have run this format, but it looked really interesting when I saw it at the ETC’s.

Carronade 2012

The sun is still shining and I’m just about to get some dinner, but today has been fantastic.  While I was part of demonstration team for Livingston Battleground, I was also representing Privateer Press; with some demos at Carronade.

I was actually nervous about this, as this is the first convention/trade show I have done.  So in a way, it was good to be part of a larger group of players.  That said, other than a slightly hesitant demo against fellow club member Greg Fyfe; the rest of the day went smoothly.  A big part of that, is down to the help of Jonathan Mitchell (Skorne player); who played and ran a couple of demo’s while I took a break occasionally.

The Tiger Jack (Khador Boxset) were a massive attraction, with everyone commenting on how good they looked; and when could they use them.  I think they were used in every single demo, which is a testament to the advantage of using fully painted models at shows.  With a table booked for the other big Scottish show, Claymore; Warmachine/Hordes is definitely getting shown off to a large gaming audience in Scotland.

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