Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Fever 2013 AAR Part 2

Hi Kids, Here we have the second and final installment of pix from last weekend's local Raleigh NC con.  All TRUE gamers make it there!  Unless it conflicts with Cold Wars...  @*#$&@(#*@%&*!!!
 Anyway, on to the show.....   Here's a shot of Dystopia Wars, the awesome game from Spartan!  That's black mass in the center is a steam powered heli-carrier!  What could be cooler than that? TWO steam powered heli-carriers!  Sgt. Fury would be proud!
 The sister game, Firestorm Armada!  Cruisers a-go-go out in deep space.  As opposed to shallow space.
 One of the 40K armies looks mean!  I shudder to think how long it took to paint the details of those funny looking birds.  Bet they're angry, too!
 Back to the Warmachine tournament, run by the local PP group the Gunbunnies!  That looks like a Circle Colossal from the Hordes sister game.  I wonder if Kafka could sue, after all weren't Golems his idea in the first place?
 These things are in such high demand the factory is kicking them out with just a splash of primer!  Shades of Stalingrad, so you could argue its historically accurate!
 When you absolutely positively gotta kill every @($&(*^@!! in the room!
 Ahhhh, there's my baby!  I bought one of these Khador Colossals!  Mine is still in the box, though.  Judging how long it took to build a normal sized jack, its gonna stay in there for awhile.
 Big, bad, and out of control!
 Brace yourselves race fans!  Yesterday's "Formula De" race was just the warm up for Team Ellis' Saturday night hoot:  McGartland Racing card game!
 Can't have a con without Gnome Wars!
 World famous John plots to take over the landscape in "To Reign In Spain," a middle-ages multiplayer struggle for control of Spain.
 More Gnomes, more better!  Maybe these are Prussian.
 Lord of the Rings Helm's Deep battle.
And from the other side of the fence.  Not much greener over here.  We need more guys!

 World famous Curtis left his Macross game in SC to run some Cowboy action shooting!
 The starting positions of the Nascar race.  That's me in the Danica racecar second to last, while the guy running the game's relatives were 1 and 3.  Hmmmmmm......... Yes, its rigged. We all know it but we play anyway.  Things would get worse before they got better, Team Ellis guaranteed!
And here we have the finishing positions.  That's me in second place, after fighting through the mob three times!  I documented all the shabby underhanded tricks the others pulled, but still managed to claw my way past them!  Only one cheating SOB still ahead of me!  Why yes, he is the son of the guy running the game.....  And some people still doubt the existence of Team Ellis.  I bet they turn a blind eye to Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, too.  And Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.  Go figure.

 Action heating up at Helm's Deep.

 Leviathan, a new game available from Wargames Factory. Looks really cool!  And everything comes already painted!
 The Hobbit? Lord of the Rings?  These guys are too tall to be gnomes.....
 The wide view.  Those orcs look like they have the standards of the White Hand, so it must be the Fighting Uruk-hai!  Saruman is once again ruining the neighborhood.
The close up.  LOTR has some great minis, but they are so different in overall size I just couldn't get into them.  Every now and then I get tempted by their Wargs, but I continue to resist.

And that's it for this con report!  Hated to miss Cold Wars but once they move it further south I'm sure the bad weather will no longer be a factor!  I heard next year it's going to be in Richmond.  Yes, I'm joking.  More's the pity.

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