Sunday, 23 August 2015
It's not often that we have to start with a PSA around this place but I felt it necessary given recent events and this one comes from the mind of El Presidente himself. I haven't included the whole missive here, but you get the drift:
"I will no longer tolerate such slanderous and libel if it continues against any of T.C.O.W's members that individual can and will expect a legal letter informing him to cease and desist immediately. Defamatory statements against one member will be seen as an attack on my business and if you think I'm just using big words on Facebook as intimidation try it mother fucker I dare you, I fucken double dare you..."
So with that out of the way....
A smaller club meeting this weekend with a few stalwarts having to deal with plague and other real-world issues. We did manage to get about two dozen people in the door and ready to play some games!
This weekend saw the culmination of the TCOW Journeyman League. Matt has run an absolutely fantastic campaign over the course of the last few months and added a number of new faces to the ever-growing WMH community here in Auckland. When all was said and done, there could only be one winner though so a big congrats to Molly and his Mercs. Shout out to Faizal as well with the most games played at a whopping 30 games!
Matt has something else special planned for the n00bs in the form of a tournament in October so watch this space! Again, a big thanks to Matt for running the show...this is what being a community is all about!
TNT was also out in full force at TCOW this weekend with 4 games in total being played counting toward the overall campaign position. Once again, the tables were resplendent with PA terrain thanks to both Dave and the recent sales his workplace (those awesome buggers at Mighty Ape) have put on!
Scott and I battled it out over this military base themed piece of West Auckland while Dave tried to run a caravan straight down Lincoln Road against Dan.
Down the other end of the hall, Regan and Bool were battling over some of the remaining West Auckland park-land, spared from the blasts...
The games were a mixed bag from what I heard around the place. A lot of cursing at the luck that seemed to depart when rolling d10's and swears of vengeance. I don't know what all the fuss was about really....my game went swimmingly! Easy to say when you burst-kill your opponents warband leader on turn 2 I guess....
With most players getting a pretty full grasp of the rules now, games are cracking along quite quickly with most taking around an hour to play.
Being this is TCOW, you bet your left over Sigmarites that we had other systems being played as well! Gav and Jon got some FoW action in, potentially tuning for an upcoming tournament....I would want to speculate though...
And believe it or not, Magic: The Gathering was once again played right here at TCOW! A few of us have recently gotten back into the game so the chance to fine tune some deck construction is always welcome!
And wrapping things up, Damian and Alex plopped some buildings our for some DZC action! Its been a while since this was played at club...and I'm still managing to resist buying into it.....JUST!
A total of 5 systems played and a heap of fun had by all. No games shunned, no gamers sense of worth destroyed. No arguments about which system is better.
And THAT is what community is about and that's why TCOW is THE GREATEST AND BEST Wargaming/Tabletop Gaming/Card Gaming club in Auckland.
Until next time, remember to keep an eye on Facebook for all the happenings!
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
It's only been a couple of weeks since the last meeting but I know I've got a hankering to get some gaming in! Can we continue with the great showings that we've had of late and fill the place up? I think so!
So if you're wanting to get a game in, I'd suggest heading on over to the Facebook group and getting something organised. Pretty quick actually!
GAME ON HOMIEZ!
Sunday, 9 August 2015
9 August. The day the fallout came and the invasions started.The day that West Auckland descended into its final madness and the factions moved to their compounds. The lofty heights of WynnMall looking further west to Westie City...and all we can see is madness. East and St. Gates looms, the last remnant of tech in the world. And north, always north...Bestgate, the opening to the Nuclear Shore and its a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah where anything you want is available....but at what price?
But at what price.....?
This weekend marked the beginning of the end with the start of TCOW's massive This Is Not A Test (TNT) campaign. 5 tables of post-apocalyptic terrain were set out and we had around 15 people with warbands all ready to go. We could only accommodate 10 at a time so there was some waiting....
There was a fantastic mix of different warband types with pretty much everything covered. A lot of people are still waiting for minis to come in, so much proxy-ing was seen this weekend, but given the amount of fun people were having, I don't think that it really mattered!
I have never seen so many d10's being rolled in one place before. It definitely was a sight to behold!
So, I played one game against Dave G and his mutants. It was Dave's first run at TNT and the dice were not kind to him...and given they were my dice....
Dave took a couple of early casualties from the massed shooting of my Peacekeepers but once those Muties got into combat they were definitely a force! I was most definitely lucky to not have as many casualties as I did, that's for sure!
In an hilarious moment, Dave's big Mutie; Big Jimbo, scoots on over and neutralises Tackleberry and his LMG and then proceeds to pick up said LMG and starts hosing my dudes! How rude!
In the end though, the Citizens on Patrol manage to infiltrate MegaTon and hold for a 12-6 victory. Now...on to the end phase. This seemed to be the phase most people were looking forward to. What happens to my dudes after the battle? Will they live or die? Will they go mad?
Book keeping is fun! Unless you don't have enough BS to pay for your dudes....
Dave's mutants managed to get some amazing rolls this time around with upgrades and skills aplenty! My goes, not so much.... Mahoney has PTSD and has to make a MET test to see if he even turns up next time. Tackleberry is stuffed as well. Fortunately, Hightower has excelled and will be levelling up!
All told, I think we ended up with around a dozen games played which is just brilliant and as its a campaign, it'll just carry on!
And because it's TCOW, we weren't limited to a single system, oh no! We had some Star Trek: Attack Wing:
We had Flames of War:
We had Heroclix:
And we had Kings of War:
So many games! So many nerds!
Yes sir! TCOW most definitely is the GREATEST wargaming club in Auckland....maybe even in the whole country!
Thursday, 6 August 2015
Come in....anyone come in?! Is there anyone out there? We have survived and we're holed up in a small building in Ranui and....they did it, I cant believe they fucking did it! We need help, there are...things outside and...and...we cant see them and ..... oh god....they're trying to get in..... I can hear them scraping on the door...they only speak one word and...and..... aaaaaarrrrrghhhhhh.....
This weekend will see the start of the TCOW campaign for This Is Not A Test (TNT), Fallout Ranui. A lot of guys have been furiously building warbands to battle in the wastes of West Auckland. Caravaners, Preservers, Peacekeepers will all be on show, trying to survive and gain enough barter to keep on living in the world that has been forced upon them.
If you haven't had a chance to look at TNT yet, head on over to http://worldsendpublishing.com/ and check it out.
While TNT will be taking up a lot of time for most, the club is always open for anyone else wanting to head in and get their geek on! With the arrival of KoW2 imminent, there will be a couple of intro games being played and I've heard rumour of Bolt Action as well.
A couple of us may go old school and play some Magic: The Gathering as well. Because that's what we do at TCOW....you wanna play it, we'll watch you do it!
Don't forget that if you wanna be a member of THE GREATEST gaming club in Auckland, you can! Talk to El Presidente and he'll give you the DL on the deets.
Doors open at 2.30 so be there or be a Mongo....