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Equinox 2011 Warhammer Fantasy & 40K TournamentEquinox will run at the Freeman’s Bay Community Centre in central Auckland on the 19-20 March 2001, and is hosted by the City Guard. Primarily a Fantasy/Sci-Fi event it also includes Ancients (FoG) and World War II (FoW). The venue includes shops & a cafe.

Early Bird Registration before 30th January is $35 and go into a draw for a $50 Games Workshop voucher. Otherwise Registration from 31 January to 03 March is $45. Entry & Registration to the tournament closes on 03 March 2011.

Competitions being offered:

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British 25th Foot at Minden in the Seven Year's War

British 25th Foot at Minden in the SYW

UPDATED: Reg Newell reports that at the Hutt Valley Wargaming Club they have a number of people interested in the SYW. They are trying to gauge whether there might be interest in a 1-2 day convention next year with a SYW theme – probably mainly 28mm Die Kreigskunst, possibly Black Powder, but also skirmish level games, naval, F&IW (French & Indian War), SYW boardgames, etc. There is no specific date in mind at this time other than beyond midway through next year.

Der Kreigskunst is a set of battalion level rules based on the General De Brigade system. Battalions are 4-6 bases of 4 castings on a 40x40mm base. Cavalry are in units of 20 or so castings. Many people have SYW armies in mothballs and this might be a good opportunity to dust them off and give them a run

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Christchurch Wargaming Club LogoThe Christchurch Wargames Club is starting to publish details on-line for the Nationals in Easter 2011. Player packs look to be available for several fantasy systems as well as 15mm DBA and 15mm DBR. For more information See Here.

Events being offered are: Warhammer Fantasy Battle ; Warhammer 40k; War of the Ring; Lord of the Rings; Flames of War; FOG; DBA; DBR; DBM (apparently not DBMM); Bloodbowl; & Warmachine. No scales specified, except 15mm for DBA & DBR, so unclear exactly what scales are being played for the Historical (Ancients) rule sets (but sounds like 15mm only)…

40mm ACW at Derby 2010 Convention

40mm ACW at Derby 2010

The second ‘Postcard’ from AWC Member Ben Hill at the Derby Convention in the UK.

Can I just say two words, Wargasmic Retail! This is one of the biggest trade shows/competitions in the UK. Salute (April) and Warfare at Reading (later October) are bigger but I ain’t seen nothing like this before. I would estimate 30 or 40 trade stands with everything from haystacks to 54mm plastics. Gripping Beast, Musketeer, Magister Militum, Donnington, Hasslefree, Adler, Front Rank, Baccus and many more plus a bunch of retail outlets and web shops selling all sorts of different things including figures by unit or even individuals.

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Derby World Teams Championship

Derby World Teams Championship

Postcard from the Derby World Teams FOG Championship – 2 & 3 October 2010 at Derby University – from AWC member Ben Hill.

This was the convention and competition I was looking forward to since arriving in the UK. I was just hoping that my game play would not be distracted by the retail opportunities in the other hall! More on the trade stands in the next postcard.

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BattleCry 2011Once again to be held at the ASB Stadium, Kohimarama, Auckland (beside Selwyn College). You can visit the BattleCry Website or Email the Organisers. Registrations are now open and costs are:

Up to the 15th November 2010 – $25.00
15th November 2010 to 31st January 2011 – $35.00
1st February to 19th February 2011 – $40.00

Several Tournaments have numbers caps so get in quick if you want to play… Currently confirmed are:

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Oxford UK

Oxford UK

Herro AWC,

In March this year, my wife and I moved to Oxford in the UK. We will be here for a several years while my wife does genius things that I do not understand, similar situation to my wargaming.

I miss the AWC and its excellent members not to mention my Romans and newly painted ACW army. However, with England being the home of toy soldiers I have an excellent opportunity to buy buy buy. With that in mind, I visited the Foundry in Nottingham on July 23 for their open day with Sean (who was visiting the UK). Firstly, Nottingham has very few trees, no men in tights, no sheriff, and maid Marion had no teeth but she knew where St Mark’s road was luckily.

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Wellington WarlordsCall to Arms will once again be held at St. Patricks College at 581 Evans Bay Parade, Kilbirnie, in Wellington. Gamers are expected to arrive no later than 8:30am on Saturday and Sunday as the rounds for each competition or event are scheduled to start at 9.00am prompt. Players registering before 15 July 2010 will save as registration will be $40, otherwise registration will be $55. Junior players (under the age of 18) will be able to enter an event or participate for just $10.

The main events happening are:

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Crusader ArabsThe Tauranga Table Top Games Club are proud to host NICon (North Island Convention) 2010 in association with Battlezone Ltd. NICon 2010 will be held at the Cosmopolitan Club, Mt Maunganui, located at 56 Miro Street, in Mt. Maunganui on Saturday 5th and Sunday the 6th of June (Queen’s Birthday Weekend). Entries close 28 May 2010. The venue will be used for all games and for Sunday evening’s After Tournament Dinner. Planned tournaments & competitions are: 25mm DBMM Ancients; 15mm FOG (Field of Glory) Ancients; 15mm & 25mm DBR Renaissance; 15mm Napoleonics (ruleset not specified); FOW (Flames of War) World War II; Warhammer 40K; and Warhammer Fantasy Battle. For more details see the NICon 2010 Website…

ScrollNatCon (National Convention) 2010 will be held over Easter Weekend 2nd – 4th of April 2010. Normal registrations close 01 March; then at Registrar’s discretion until 19 March. The venue is the St Patricks School Hall in Upper Hutt. The school has recently completed a significant expansion of the hall and there’s a lot of new space. The Convention Dinner & Prize Giving will be held at the Totara Lodge. Planned tournaments & competitions are: DBMM Ancients; FOG (Field of Glory) Ancients; DBR Renaissance; FOW (Flames of War) World War II; Spearhead World War II; WRG Moderns; Warhammer 40K; Warhammer Fantasy Battle; and Warmachine.

For more details see the Hutt Miniature Wargaming Club’s NatCon Page…

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