Monday, October 29, 2012

Month of Movember Charity Fundraiser

Greetings fellow Bloggers, for once I come to you on bended knee as I am part of the "Guns of April" team that plays historical games at Adepticon. Last year we did the Battle of Salamanaca and some of you may have seen it in the Aug. issue of Wargames Illustrated. This year we will be doing Gettysberg and are very excited for it, but as a team we decided to add some extra elements to our event. We wanted to do a charity fund raiser and settled on Movember which helps raise money for Prostate Cancer research. This is a very important cause and I am proud to be doing this, but their is a side wager going on amongst the team. First off the side that raises the most money will be given first move at our game this year at Adepticon, further more the opposing faction will be required to buy a round of drinks. Now Dave Taylor is on the Union side and I would sure love to make him buy me a drink, but in the end this is a harmless side bet butttttttt I would sure love you all for it.

Either way please donate and help out as this is a serious issue for all Men and this is a great cause. I have attached a link to my page on the team so please donate anything you can spare as you never know this money could help save your life someday.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

NEWCC 40k!

Greetings My fellow Bloggers and blog readers!

          So yesterday I had the joy of playing in not only my first game of 6th edition WH 40K but also my first tourney of it as well. NEWCC has been going for a few years now and is a club challenge open to any clubs in the North East as it rotates on location to the winning clubs choice of host locations. This year it was WH40k and it will flip between 40k and WHF every year so I definately look forward to some fantasy for next year:). I am very happy to say that though my club did not take home the trophey we did take home best sportsmanship as well as best painted so to me that was just as good:) (if not a little better as I don't have to plan out all of the details for next year).

Here's some pictures so enjoy people:):

Here's a couple of the armys I took quick photographs of. Both of these belonged to the winning blub and actually the top one was two seperate players. Each list was required to be 1250pts with a minimum of 1200pts (cough this blogger cough).

Here we have some of the players, the two in the last picture were of my team :).

A couple shots of my Necrons in action against well... Necrons. I only took pictures of the first battle as I needed to concentrate a little more then I was as this was also my first outing with my Necrons!
Here's our Gracious host Keith who also does a wonderful job organizing and running the Temple-con 40k GT. As you can see he is preparing for the winter by letting his face warmer grow in!
A picture of the revolving trophey, I wish I had held up a ruler or something as this thing is honestly not that small.

Finally our new NEWCC Champions the Cold Steel Mercs! As Alex made abundantly clear it seems next years event will be held in Conn. which is a far closer drive then Penn(sorry NE Big Gunz) so I look forward to it.

All in all it was a fun event that and I enjoyed myself immensely as good people, clean atmosphere (importantly as I utterly hate dingy stores) and several very nice looking armys. Though my club placed last that was fine as like I said we took home half of the awards anyways and we had no major plans going into it to win just to have fun and throw some dice. I will say Cheers to all of those who competed and grats to the C.S.M as it really was a great event.