Saturday, April 23, 2011

Stone Fever 2011

Late last year I was approached by Luke of The Phoenix Forge. He wanted a man who would be willing to run events for him. The end result was me taking on the role of event organiser for Mr Luke.

The first event of the 2011 calender was Stone Fever, a Malifaux tournement. I did originally have 12 people, but in the end 10 made the day.

I was very happy with the event. The people were a dream to have as players, and I'd love to have had the opportunity to play any of them in a social setting. So thanks to everyone who player, The Blind Pig for the venue and The Phoenix Forge for the prize support.

Prize support was:
4 x $50 Phoenix Forge Vouchers
1 x Lucius Box Set
1 x Hamelin the Plagued Box Set
5 x 2011 A5 Malifaux Rulebook
Each participant also got a $5 (I think) Gift Voucher from the Phoenix Forge.

So for a $15 investment people made at least a $5 profit on the day.

1st Place - Adrian Scott
Best Wagon - Owen O'Neill
Best Painted - Tye Rosenberg
Last Place - John Ross

I look forward to next years event. Maybe doubles?

Supersize it - Battletech

Don't ask me what possessed me to do this but I did it. Maybe it was that I was tired of painting figures? Well the long and the short of it was that I dug out my old Wizkids 'Mechwarrior range figures. I used the Settlers of Catan hex as the base size. About ten sheets of balsa latter I have about 40 'Mechs, Vehicles and Infantry based to this outrageous scale.

The map board has proven to be the biggest pain in the arse (and expensive) and one I won't be repeating unless I find a less stressful option (there must be one). I had my local copier photo enlarge the Battletech mapboards that came in the 25th Anniversary box. Next I had to cut and paste a lot. The paste was double-sided tape which really rips up the laminate I have the copies.

So here's a picture of my finished product of the first map section (there are three to go). The copier process has some creep in the copy and I just couldn't get a perfect alignment. These boards will do until I can find somewhere that will take the board and print to almost table size dimensions. If you know of a place then let me know.

Cheers, from the Mad One.