I had a great time at Adepticon this year. I played a lot of different games and did fairly well for myself. There were a lot of familiar faces from Michigan in the crowd and it was fun to meet other mini wargamers from around the world. I am still recovering from the trip but I have had time to reflect on the "hobby" in general and wanted to share my thoughts on the current crop of games I play.
When I attended Adepticon in 2013 I had only signed up for two events and a painting class. This time I registered for five events in different game systems.
|Swag Bag Goodies|
Warhammer 40k is still the biggest game at Adepticon but I was glad I did not sign up for the team tournament this year. I did play in a 400 point rotating teammate combat patrol though going 2-1.
|My round one teammate's Blood Angels battles some Space Wolves in Combat Patrol|
It was fun but I haven't played much "competitive" 40k lately and I do not see that changing anytime soon.
The Necromunda event was cool and we had a lot of FCG representing. However, the rounds were very short and most of my games did not go past three turns. I ended up with one win and three draws.
|Necromunda by Night Tournament Round One versus Brother Jeramiah|
I do like the event format and it is cool to level up your gang throughout the tournament.
I spent some time in the Privateer Press area as well. I only managed to get in a few Iron Arena games but scored enough points to get a template set. I would have liked to get a few more games in with my Woldwrath but most of the limited space was fully dedicated to tournaments.
|Iron Arena gaming in the Privateer Press area|
The one WMH tournament I played in was very fun and surprising competitive. I managed to rise to the challenge though and only lost one game due to time (Death Clock).
|My Senior Pro Tour tournament board|
WMH is still my main tournament game athough I plan on winding down the hobby side for a bit while focusing on other skirmish game projects.
The Space Hulk event turned out to be my big surprise "fun" event this time. I had a blast playing on the 3D terrain.
|Giant 3D Space Hulk - Fall of Kagul III|
The guys running it did a good job keeping everything moving. I enjoyed the custom scenario and rules. The marine team I was on did not accomplish the mission but it was still fun to play.
|I found the hidden Inquisitor but our team failed to get him rescued|
Some of the terrain in the Infinity area was incredibly inspiring. I picked up some MDF terrain kits recently and I am really motivated to get a lot of hobby work done for my army.
|Infinity terrain board|
On Sunday I did play in my scheduled Star Trek Attack Wing tournament. I managed to go 4-1 and won best general. It was a nice way to end Adepticon winning a plaque and a giant DS9 model.
I am definitely looking forward to the next Adepticon. I am already excited about playing Dropzone Commander, Infinity, Malifaux, and other events that I saw.
|Star Wars Imperial Assault demo|
I got a chance to play in a demo for Star Wars Imperial Assault. It was fun and fast and I will definitely be up for trying it again.
Until next time, thanks for reading!