Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Historicon, the good, the bad and the trolls

I am always amazed that there are so many great games that go on under one roof during Historicon.  Part of the reasoning behind this revolves around the fact that they cover all ranges; fantasy, historic, modern, sci fi and include land, air and naval battles.  Seeing those 1:200 scale WWII air combat games was really neat as well as seeing the huge composite battles with so many well painted armies.
This event hosted a doubles tournament with five tables.  Most players had completely painted armies which is always a plus from an aesthetic point of view.  I was surprised by the number of evil players, I think there were three all good army, and one mixed out of 11.    Our player extraordinaire, Mr. Snack Crumbs, actually took time to take pictures during his two games (there was a oversight, his team only played twice) and posted about it here.  I did not play the same teams as they did.  This was a warm up event before the Grand Tournament up at NoVA at the beginning of September.  The rules and event for which can be found here.  Now, on to the comments and info..... More beyond the break.....

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Several of us will be heading up to Fredricksburg for Historicon.  There is a Hobbit SBG doubles tournament on thursday which we will be participants.  We will be bringing: Rohan, Dwarves, Galadhrim and Gondor.  Which somewhat surprised me, but no one was going to bring evil, which I originally wanted to bring.  Hopefully we will have plenty of pictures and some battle reports in the days ( read: months) to come.
Maybe I should whip up some name tags eh?

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Yes we are still around

Hey all, just a note that we are all still playing on thursday nights, just drop us a line if you are coming or want to get on the mailing list.  I have been busy trying to get my army painted for historicon on July 16th and a possible trip up to NoVA Open.  We shall see, the road  world championships are during that time and I am pretty excited for that as well.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Joel Makes a Trip to The Great White Fredricksburg

One of our members made the trip up north to play a game with the DC Hobbit League.  They have posted a battle report.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Review-AngryMojo Games downtown Hexopolis-pictures in the future

Wanted to throw this out there since I think our group needs more posted on our little part of the internet, AKA tubes with cats.
I participated in the AngryMojo Games kickstarter.  I thought a short review should be in order. Why?  I have, over the course of the past several months received my kickstarter reward or have purchased from four different companies that offer laser cut terrain.   Look to see those other, as yet to be named, companies reviewed. Why?  See the first sentence.
I backed the downtown hexopolis from AngryMojo Games, I had been building up an Infinity army for a couple of months prior to the release of the 3rd Edition of Infinity, and wanted to be able to throw some appropriately city terrain down as well.  One of the things that I have learned so far from Infinity is that you really need a lot of terrain on the board to make the game "funner".  More pics and words after the break.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Scenarios for The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings

I wrote up some scenarios  for a small tournament we were running involving the use of a mercenary and the ability to buy mercenary troops.  Thought I would post them up just in case anyone wanted to get some variety in their games.  The Gandalf one needs some tweeking but is still a fun one to play, just remember to roll for his sorcerous blast and other stuff.  On another note, FTW games where we play has been taken over by a new owner and is now called Battlegrounds http://www.battlegroundsrva.com/.  We still play every thursday.  Scenarios after the jump.....

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Kickstarter-for those unique offerings

So I have become a big fan of Kickstarter, I understand that in my case and many others it is really just a "pre-release" discount starter in some cases, but in other cases there are some real unique things that can be found in its offerings.  I have participated in a Red Box Games, a Cool mini or Not,  and a mercs minis kickstarter.  Some I have already received and others not so much.  One I have received and begun to assemble was one posted by renaissance miniatures.  In this case their east asian terrain.  I have assembled my first two and wanted to share.  Really looking forward to putting this on the table when it is all assembled.  So far I have done the potters house and the ronin house.

The pictures are not great, I lost my " picture booth" during our move, but they are quite attractive and easy to assemble.  I have run into a few snags with the width of certain gaps but all in all an amazing product that really showcases the talent of the husband and wife team ( and the laser) that run the company.  They will be doing a ship kickstarter later in the year and I look forward to seeing what they have to offer.