Thursday, April 9, 2015

Deadzone Terrain 95% done

With a spate of warmer/dryer weather I managed to get my ruins tiles done.  Past few nights have been some assembly sessions and now this is the result.  It's a good volume of terrain for the mat and I'm quite please with how it has turned out.  You can see the flyers/posters I have glued on both inside and outside in places. I used the photos with flash as it lets you see more detail.
top down view
There is still some work to be done;

  • few more lamps and ladders need spraying platemail, washed and glued on - if you look closely you can see some lamps are painted "off" and another is "on".
  • couple more ramps and walkways need salt mask, space wolf grey - we had the temperature drop for a couple days and then mostly rain so that has been delayed - not much effort required.
  • touch ups on railings - the hazard stripes need cleaning up.
  • weather all the pieces with powders - this is the big one, I plan to wait for nicer weather as I don't want all my work getting rubbed off before the final stage
  • seal everything!

more of a side view
Getting these finished has really sparked my mind in terms of other terrain - though I will be getting brush to fig first a bit.

All in it's about 108 painting points and I have some more clutter accessories and such I can do at a later time.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Random Game photos from Canadian Open weekend

As is usual the weekend of the Canadian Open, a lot of buddies crash at my place and Friday/Saturday night are given over to playing other board and card games.  In addition to the below we also played some Dominion and lots of the Resistance.
Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Was happy to get a run out for my Space Hulk set.  Playing with fully painted figs really makes it a gorgeous game. We had a player each for the terminator squads and two guys play genestealers.
Space Hulk board
fancy edited photo
less fancy but still edited photo

Finally got a game of deadzone in against Dan who pledged into the kickstarter but hasn't had a game yet. He played enforcers with some proxy marines of mine and I played with my painted marauders.

He caught onto the rules pretty quick (those short/long action flowcharts really help) and due to some epic poor rolling from my goblin sniper (3 successes on 9 dice! TWICE) and a mistake I made with my mawbeast (not enraged before attacking) I lost the chance to really hurt his team, and once he figured out the differences between shoot and blaze he was much more effective in his decisions - he smoked me 11VP or something to 0.
bit fuzzy
much clearer
Hope you enjoy the photos.  This is one of my favourite parts about the tournament as I get to play a bunch of games as well :)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Canadian Open 2015 Results

Canadian Open 2015 participants
March 14/15 saw 22 blood bowl coaches descend on Toronto again for the annual Canadian Open tournament. I was hoping to improve upon last years numbers and just needed one of several locals who had expressed interest to show up (as the 22 did not include my Odd Man Out) but real life prevailed over Nuffle yet again and so no new record was achieved.

I was really pleased that of 5 new/RE-newed NAF members who came out to participate last year - 4 of them showed up again this year.  They continue to enjoy themselves and it sounds like most will continue to return and potentially be involved in more tournaments in the future.

Here are the links to the results and photos on the NAFCanada.ca website.  Be sure to check them out and also check out some of the new Canadian Tournaments starting up this year, including a new tournament in May called Brewhouse Bash and a new "woodstock" style camping tournament in July the Border Princes Summer Festival to replace the old Lakeside Cup.

Canadian Open 2015 Results, Trophy Winners and Full Standings.

Canadian Open 2015 Photos.

Here are the trophy winners from this year.

First ever repeat Canadian Open champion!
1st Place - Stimme
Last years Best Team award winner.
2nd Place - Kikurasis
Last years Champion!
3rd Place - L3athalK
Stunty Cup Champion two years running.
Stunty Champion - Dwarfrunner
Missed two years in a row due to sickness, finally makes it and wins Most Touchdowns!
Most TDs - tyrant
Boshka won Most Casualties in 2013.
Most CAS - Boshka
There seems to be a theme with Wooden Spoon winners running from their photo!
Wooden Spoon - runki_khrum
Won Best Team by a single vote!
Best Team - Zap_Rowsdower
One opponent accidentally gave him the lowest sportsmanship score (instead of highest) and he still won!
Canuck Attitude - tlawson

All in all another successful year - the legacy trophy is currently being put together I hope to have it soon and will post some pics when I do.

If you haven't yet - consider coming to the Canadian Open next year for a great weekend of blood bowl.  We played a ton of other games Friday/Saturday night as well I will post up some photos from that too.
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