Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Bolt Action AAR: Poland will be ours, Comrade!

A couple of the lads had a very early war game of Bolt Action from Warlord Games between the Polish and the Soviets, a small clash on the outbreak of the second invasion of Poland. 

They changed some of the scenario rules, just to add some flavour to the game. 

Monday, 25 August 2014

TOURNAMENT: Operation Blind Redemption (Bolt Action)

1 November 2014 
Bolt Action tournament 

The event, co-organised by Lisburn Gaming Club and ourselves, will take place in Laganview Enterprise Centre.

More information will be up soon. But in the meantime you can follow along on the Facebook group page.

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Warlord revamp their Bolt Action portal

Warlord Games are helping us all get into World War Two wargaming of the 28mm variety with their shiny new portal. Which we have to say is mighty shiny indeed.

Click on the screen shot below and try it out for yourself.

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Gav Thorpe Marked for War in latest Kickstarter

Warpforged Games have launched their Kickstarter project Mark of War on 25 August.

Mark of War (on Facebook and Twitter too) is a virtual tabletop battle game that will allow you to collect and command an army to battle for control of a war-ravaged world.

Combining all of the hobby appeal of tabletop miniatures gaming with the versatility and interaction of video gaming, Mark of War puts you in control of every aspect of your army, from the overall strategy to the look of your fighters, to the very dice rolls that will determine their fate!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

GenCon breaks records

GenCon, which took place August 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center, experienced another year of record attendance numbers and unprecedented growth. For the fourth consecutive year, Gen Con grew by more than 10%. This year, reaching more than 14% year-over-year growth with a weekend turnstile attendance of 184,699 and unique attendance of 56,614. This number surpasses 2013’s previous record of 49,530 unique attendees. 

Since 2009, Gen Con’s annual attendance has more than doubled and attributes the record-breaking 2014 numbers to growing partnership between gamers and the Indianapolis Community 

Adrian Swartout, CEO and owner of Gen Con LLC said “Gen Con 2014 is a testament to a more than decade-long relationship between Indianapolis and the game industry, which has culminated in the best attendee experience yet,”. 

“Gen Con is a massive yearly adventure that would not be possible without the collaboration and support of our show sponsors, exhibitors, event organizers, volunteers, local business partners, the Indy community, and of course, our attendees.” 

Another new record in 2014 was set for donations to Gen Con’s Official Charity Partner. Gen Con raised more than $40,000 for Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana’s BackSacks program, which provides weekend food to children at-risk for hunger. This donation includes a $20,000 check provided by Mayfair Games’ Cones of Dunshire event, a charitable game played Saturday, 16 August on Georgia Street. 

Leonard Hoops, president & CEO of Visit Indy said "Since their first show in Indy in 2003, Gen Con has evolved into more than just a great convention for gamers - it's become a one-of-a-kind cultural event. The entire Indy hospitality community is proud to host Gen Con and we congratulate their team on yet another record-breaking year." 

Due to Gen Con’s expansion throughout the Indiana Convention Center, the show also featured record numbers of exhibitors (370+) and events (14,000+). Gen Con 2015 will return to Indianapolis July 30 - August 2, 2015. 

About Gen Con Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction and adventure game convention in North America, Gen Con, The Best Four Days In Gaming!™. Acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Gen Con 2014 was Co-Sponsored by Mayfair Games, Paizo Publishing, and Wizards of the Coast.

They certainly have set a high standard.

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