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Tournaments & Conventions

Convention & Tournament Details for the Auckland Region and elsewhere around New Zealand.

In September we had healthy turnout at the club in terms of numbers and games played. This report is from one of the meetings where an interesting mix of games were played and indicative of the periods that we play.

28mm Sudan game

A spectacular looking game put on by Roundie to introduce Rob to the wonderful world of Colonial gaming using The Sword and The Flame (TSATF)  rules. The game used Roundies 28mm Perry Sudan figures and his homemade terrain boards. The Colonial side has a nice mix of Eyptians, British Redcoats and the Naval brigade, vs a hoard of Dervishes and Fuzzy Wuzzies.

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NatCon 2013

The New Zealand Wargaming National Convention (NatCon) is being hosted this year by the Hutt (Valley) Wargaming Club at St Patrick’s College in Silverstream, Upper Hutt. Veterans of previous Hutt Club conventions will be familiar with this hall. As usual the even runs over Easter, which this year is relatively early (29-31 March), and registrations are $50 up until the 25 January, after which they are $75 (all registrations and entries after this date are subject to the consent & discretion of the convention organiser and/or tournament umpire).

There will be a traditional convention dinner on the Sunday night (in Trentham, Upper Hutt), with a cost of $25. Currently there are 9 Tournaments available, and these are:

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BattleCry LogoCome along and attend BattleCry, Auckland’s largest all-round weekend gaming convention. On hand will be all manner of roleplaying, wargaming, cardgaming, and live-action tournaments and events, as well as a collection of stalls and displays of gaming materials. We welcome all comers, from experienced gamers to those of you out there that are merely curious as to what it is all about.

Entry into the venue is free, and we will have a number of likewise free events and demonstration games to keep you entertained during your time at BattleCry. If you are however interested in taking part in one or more of the tournaments being held over the weekend, there is a cost and we encourage you to pre-register and pay as early as possible to ensure a place, with prizes on hand for all such tournaments. Tournaments include:

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wellington warlordsThe Warlords’ annual convention in Wellington, “Call to Arms”, is on 18-19 August this year. This is the Warlords’ 40th anniversary so they are particularly encouraging any former members of both the Warlords and the Wellington Wargames Society to come along for a visit. There is already a very strong field of registrations for War Machine. Full details at the Wellington Warlords Website.The Warlords’ annual convention in Wellington, “Call to Arms”, is on 18-19 August this year. This is the Warlords’ 40th anniversary so they are particularly encouraging any former members of both the Warlords and the Wellington Wargames Society to come along for a visit. There is already a very strong field of registrations for War Machine. Full details at the Wellington Warlords Website.

Lasalle Rulebook CoverThe AWC will be running a Lasalle 28mm Napoleonics event at BattleCry 2012, with the theme “The Downfall of Boney 1813-1815“* over the Saturday and Sunday (18 & 19 February 2012). Armies will be points based using a modified version of the AWC’s points system originally developed by Cam Millar, and tables are planned to be 8′ x 6′ with fixed terrain. It is intended to have 2 rounds per day (so 4 rounds total) with the first day emphasising games between opponents who normally don’t have the opportunity to play each other. More details can be found at the BattleCry 2012 Website.

* Armies outside this period will also be permitted if players have no other option – but it’s hoped everyone will get into the ‘swing of things’ and bring armies from the Liberation & Hundred Days period. 

Stop Press: 01 February 2012: This event has been cancelled due to lack of Registrations.

Hamilton ImmortalsThe Hamilton Immortals have released initial information about NatCon 2012 (Easter Friday 06 to Sunday 08 April). Competitions being offered are Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer 40K, Lord of the Rings, Warmachine, Napoleonics (15mm 1st Volley), Napoleonics (28mm Lasalle), Napoleonics (15mm/28mm FoGN), FoW (seperate Early, Mid, & Late WW2 Tournaments), FoG Ancients/Medieval*, DBM & DBMM Ancients/Medieval (15mm & 28mm), DBR and/or FoGR Renaissance (15mm and/or 28mm depending on entrants).

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Naval Action at PoP 2009 at the NSWCPush of Pike 2011 is a Renaissance Wargaming Tournament run each year by the NSWC. The 2011 Tournament is on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September (note that NZ Daylight Savings Time kicks in at 2am on Sunday 25 September – so put your clocks forward an hour). Competition is being offered in 15mm & 28mm for DBR and FOGR depending on numbers. Note that DBR will use the revised NZ points not the standard DBR ones. More details on PoP 2011 are here…

BattleCry 2012It’s coming around again – BattleCry here in Auckland is just 6 months away… Planned tournaments and events are: Boardgames; Cardgames; Heroclix; Ink Forge; LARPing; SDC Roleplaying; as well as the following Wargaming Tournaments:

  • Ancient & Medieval (Field Of Glory – Scales T.B.A.)
  • 15mm Renaissance (Rules T.B.A.)
  • 28mm Napoleonics (Lasalle)
  • 15mm W.W.II (Flames of War)  
  • 6mm Moderns (W.R.G.)
  • Malifaux
  • Warhammer 40,000

There will also be demonstrations games of Black Powder (Horse & Musket) and Heroclix, and there is also a Scenario Design Competition. Entry Fees still to be confirmed. For more details see the BattleCry Website.

Warhammer Fantasy Battle & Warhammer 40K40K & WHFB Tournament Organiser: Hagen Kerr
When: 20th & 21st August 2011
Where: St Patricks School, Kilbernie, Wellington

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Cut-off – see Call to Arms Registration Form (available soon)
Standard Registration Cut-off – see Call to Arms Registration Form (available soon)
Army Lists Due – 31st July 2011

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