Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Adepticon Diary - Entry #5 - Other wargames

This entry showcases some of the other games going on at Adepticon.  I'm a big fan of seeing more variety of games at tabletop gaming conventions, and that direction certainly seems to be the wave of the future.

Unfortunately, I missed taking photos of the Malifaux tournament, the Kings of War tournament, the Lord of the Rings tournament, the Deep Wars demo, and the Freeblades demo, but here are a few pics of Warmachine and Wreck Age.

The Warmachine tournament room.

The #1 table.  An awesome trench board.  I want one!

The #2 table.  Bridge over a frozen river.  Fantastic attention to detail.

Here is the display case, showing studio paint-jobs.  Someone said Matt Wilson painted some of these.  I apologize for the yellow cast.  I thought my auto white balance would take care of all of that.  Nope.  I did what I could to correct it in Picasa.


Below is another pic borrowed from the Bad Dice Facebook gallery.  Those guys take better pictures than I do.  It looks like their white balance is right on.  I have no excuses.


Back to my shots, taken through an amber filter apparently.  Shows good detail, though.



My faves, the Trollkin.



This would be such an awesome model.  But I think Privateer Press has gone overboard with the multi-layered, super-filigree, spikey plate armor.  Still, I love this concept, and I always dug the cavalry riding the reindeer.





Now here's a newer post-apocalyptic game called Wreck Age.  I spoke with Matt, one of the founders, several times.  Matt has great energy and loves what he's doing and really cares about how he's running the business.  I wish him great success.

And I want these terrain boards.


But that's why I take pictures -- so that I can draw inspiration to make my own.



Matt was very kind to remove the glass so that I could take close-up pics of the models.



A great variety of characters.  So much personality and variety of kit.  Excellent basing, too.


The biker-looking dude on the right is one of my favorites.  I found out later that you got a free miniature, if you played a demo.  I had every intention to play a demo, but I got distracted all weekend.  Bummer.  I could have scored a miniature!


So Mad Max.



Nice to see a non-action pose in the mix.




The next post will explore more gaming figs for skirmish games, photographed in the vendor hall!

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic bases on those Wreck Age models, as you say. I especially love that earth... what the heck did he use? So many different sizes of grains in there... scales really well as churned up dirt.

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  2. I'm not sure what he uses, but I scooped up some sand, gravel, and dirt beside the curb in a parking lot one day, and the variety of grain size from that scavenge operation compares to what these Wreck Age bases show. That one acquisition has lasted me years, too. I also mix batches of the store-bought sands and ballasts. Some mixes need to be painted, but I have one, pre-mixed with flock, which is natural-colored enough to just use directly. I read somewhere (probably on Massive Voodoo) that Roman Lappat uses natural earth.

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