November 28, 2017

Daily Chronicle: AdeptiCon 2018 Registration

I have been so busy the last two weeks with my other hobby, that I forgot to mention AdeptiCon 2018 Registration went live Friday night November 17th, 2017.

Luckily I used a calendar reminder on my phone and I jumped on registration as soon as it went live.  I am glad I did, one of the events my son wanted to play in sold out that evening.

Originally the plan was for my son and I to play in the “Bolt Action Team Tournament” on Friday, “Warmachine/Hordes Team Tournament” on Saturday, and the “Homelands Cup” for Guild Ball on Sunday.  We’ve been planning the “Bolt Action Team Tournament” since last years AdeptiCon, but neither of us has played much this past year that we decided to choose a different event.

My son has been interested in the “Batman Miniature” game, and that tournament “The Battle for the Cowl 3” was scheduled for Friday and he chose that he wanted to participate in that event.  Luckily that I registered right away, as that event was the one that sold out quickly, 40 spots.

So now I had to choose something to do on Friday.  I like just walking around conventions, catching up with old friends and shopping in the vendor hall, but this is a gaming convention, I need to sign up for an event.  Seeing how I my number one goal for 2018 will be to play more Guild Ball, I decided to sign up for the “Guild Ball AdeptiCon Championship” (currently sold out), not that I plan on doing good in this event, but it will be a good way just to get some more games in.

We are sticking to playing in the “Warmachine/Hordes Team Tournament” on Saturday, and the “Guild Ball Homelands Cup” on Sunday (at the time of this writing, both of these events still have some spots available).

As of now, it looks like AdeptiCon 2018 will be my first con of the year for 2018.  This year (2017), my son and I kicked off the year by going to the Las Vegas Open, I flew down to Phoenix, picked up my son and we drove to Las Vegas.  With the announcement of SteamCon USA (happening this weekend), the funding for Las Vegas Open will not be there since I am flying out my son this Thursday for SteamCon USA, then again for AdeptiCon in March.  Plus for LVO 2018, there are no Guild Ball events listed.  It seems that at that time of the year, Steamforged Games will be endorsing CaptainCon on the East Coast.

Hordes: Minions Dracodile Pre-Order

The deadline to pre-order the new Hordes Minions Dracodile is fast approaching.  The deadline is December 1st, 2017 and if you pre-order by then you will also receive a Black Anchor Heavy Industries t-shirt for free.  Black Anchor Heavy Industries is a new sister company to Prvateer Press where they will concentrate on these limited edition large resin models, (much like how Forgeworld is to Games Workshop). The nice thing is they will also include free shipping with every order.

I just drank some of the swampy waters and placed my pre-order for the ‘Dracodile’, the shipping date is December 15th, so hopefully I should have it by the end of the year.  This one will be in the painting queue for 2018.

November 15, 2017

Guild Ball: Hunter’s Guild ‘Egret’

I have been a little sidetracked lately with another project of mine, but I finally got around to finish up another model for my son’s Hunters Guild.  I have 5 of the 6 models now completed that he gave me to paint, the last one left being the second Captain ‘Skatha’.  Today we have a Striker for his Guild, ‘Egret’.



Painting Points: 1

November 13, 2017

Daily Chronicle: SteamCon Swag Box

Steamforged Games announced over the weekend the contents of the SteamCon Swag Box.  SteamCon UK is taking place this weekend November 17th-19th and SteamCon USA will be December 1st-3rd (Chicago area).

I have not gotten in a game of Guild Ball in quite awhile, but I am looking forward to SteamCon.  My oldest son is flying in from Arizona for the event, and I plan on getting in a lot of friendly games with him trying out all my different guilds.

Anyway’s back to the contents of the Swag Box.

  • 1x Metal Skulk Miniature
  • 1x Old Jake's Coaster
  • 1x Guild Tattoo Sheet
  • 6x Random Guild Cards (Yes, they're the new errata cards)
  • 1x Union in Chains Ball
  • 1x SteamCon Goal Token
  • 1x SteamCon Bottle Opener
  • 2x SteamCon Bang Sticks
  • 1x SteamCon Lanyard & SteamCon Ribbon

Steamforged also surprised us with an announcement that the next two 6-man boxes for the Farmer’s and Blacksmith’s Guild will be sold at SteamCon with a strict 1 per customer.  Good thing I have 2 son’s coming with me.

Farmer's Guild: Old Father's Harvest

Blacksmith Guild: Master Crafted Arsenal

November 10, 2017

Guild Ball: The Union in Chains - Week Five - Results

We are heading into the final weekend to get results in for The Union in Chains (besides games that will also be played at SteamCon UK).  The last day to record any games is Monday November 13th.

This past week, the Engineer’s Guild really turned things around.  I guess the Guild really wants the new ‘Veteran Harry’.

Also during the week, ‘Obulus’ sent a letter to the Hunter’s Guild informing them that they will be taking ‘Veteran Hemlocke’ in return the Hunter’s are getting ‘Veteran Minx’

I am sorry to see the Mason’s Guild losing to the Brewer’s, but I am happy the Fisherman are winning over the Butcher’s.  Let’s see if the Fisherman can hold them off.

November 6, 2017

Guild Ball: Hunter’s Guild ‘Ulfr’

I have to admit, I am starting to slack a little on the Hunter’s Guild models for my son.  This past weekend I got a little side tracked with a model railroading project that I am working on in my basement (nothing to elaborate, just something for the top of my bar).  Anyway’s last week I was able to finish the fourth model for the Hunter’s Guild that my son provide me.  ‘Ulfr’, a Striker for the Guild.



Painting Points: 1

November 3, 2017

Guild Ball: The Union in Chains - Week Four - Results

It is the end of week 4 for The Union in Chains and some of the match ups are getting really really close.  There is not much more time to get games recorded.  Next week, Week 5 will be the final week (plus games played at SteamCon UK) will decide the fate of the Veteran players.  I really hope the Mason’s can come back against the Brewer’s.  The original sculpt for the Mason’s not too many players liked it (including myself), but I do like the new sculpt for Veteran Decimate, so now the Mason players are trying to dig themselves out of a hole.

I am cheering on Mason’s, Fisherman. Engineer’s and Mortician Guilds.

November 2, 2017

Guild Ball: SNEAK PEEK Old Father’s Harvest, The Farmer's Guild

A sneak peek image of the next Farmer’s Guild box set popped on Twitter late yetsterday afternoon and the estimated street date is early January 2018.  I am really hopping that this box will be an early release at SteamCom USA at the beginning of December.  Either case, I know what models will be early in the queue for me come 2018.  Another ball-marker, goal and terrain piece is also included with this set.

November 1, 2017

Guild Ball: Sing When You’re Winning, The Brewer's Guild

It’s the start of a new month, so I thought I’d better get a post in.  Last Friday October 20th, Steamforged Games released the newest set of 6 models and this time it was for the Brewer’s Guild.  It seemed to be a farely quiet release for them (probably with getting ready for both SteamCon’s and the global event The Union in Chains), anyways I was able to get an order in with an online retailer.  With a slight shipping delay (I was in no rush) I finally received my package this week.  ‘Sing When You’re Winning’ for the Brewer’s Guild complements the original 6 from the Kick-Off Starter Set bringing the Guild count to 12 models.  The box set consists of: Esters, PintPot, Veteran Spigot, Quaff, Mash and Stoker.  With this Brewer’s box set (not counting limited edition models and kickstarter models) I now have every model for every Guild, not all painted, but we are getting there.  Having every model painted will definitely be a goal for 2018.