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 Post subject: Call To Arms - Wellington 18th/19th August
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:55 pm 
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Dear All

We have two weeks of early bird registration left for Call to Arms.

We have had a good number of registrations for the competitions being run see below:

Warmachine 27
DBMM 9
FoW 6
40K 6
WHFB 8
FoG 4
Total 60



If you are interested in attending you can find more information at our website at the link below.


http://www.warlords.org.nz/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5



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Peter Hood


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 Post subject: Re: Call To Arms - Wellington 18th/19th August
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:37 pm 
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Boy those numbers have gone up since the posting above.
FoW is on nearly 30 now.
I'm flying down from Hamilton to play in it now.

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 Post subject: Re: Call To Arms - Wellington 18th/19th August
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Fantasy is up to about 20. Common ChCh, its only a $60 flight away!

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 Post subject: Re: Call To Arms - Wellington 18th/19th August
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Have no fear Tim Count Vassili VC Army we be there.

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 Post subject: Re: Call To Arms - Wellington 18th/19th August
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My flights sure werent $60 :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Call To Arms - Wellington 18th/19th August
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Only playing 5 games is a disincentive to go all that way.

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 Post subject: Re: Call To Arms - Wellington 18th/19th August
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Warmachine is over 40. 44 unconfirmed so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Call To Arms - Wellington 18th/19th August
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Hi all

I caught up with Warlords President, Michail Woolf today. He told me that almost 140 people have registered for competitions at Call to Arms, there will be several demo games and a good number of trade stands. The competition I am playing in, 25mm DBMM Ancients has 17 registered with an 18th who said he wants to play but has not yet registered. Warmachine is the biggest competition, closely followed by Flames of War. There will also be Fantasy Battle, 40K and 15mm FoG Ancients. It should be a great weekend. See you at St Patrick's College, Wellington, August 18-19. And remember, it is the Wellington warlords 40th anniversary.

www.warlords.org.nz

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Vince


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 Post subject: Re: Call To Arms - Wellington 18th/19th August
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Hi all

Attached are links to three news stories about Call to Arms. Later, hopefully today, I will post some pictures, and my commentary about the convention. The Warlords did a great job - I had an excellent weekend.

TV3 News, Sunday August 19, http://www.3news.co.nz/War-gamers-battl ... fault.aspx

Dominin Post, Mopnday August 20, https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www ... q4i9Iey1-w

Radio New Zealand, Morning Report Monday August 20, http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/progr ... ldiers.asx

Vince


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 Post subject: Re: Call To Arms - Wellington 18th/19th August
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Excellent Fantasy competition; big thanks to Hagen & Pete for running it, and thanks to my opponents for five good games.

Third times the charm, Uncle Al :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Call To Arms - Wellington 18th/19th August
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:52 am 
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Vince Cholewa wrote:

Radio New Zealand, Morning Report Monday August 20, http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/progr ... ldiers.asx

Vince


This is a really good report, worth a listen.

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 Post subject: Re: Call To Arms - Wellington 18th/19th August
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A big thank you to Mark Pickup for organising the DBMM tournament at Call to Arms, and for providing endless entertainment with his “unique” spelling of our names ;-) It was the 40th anniversary of the Wellington Warlords, and Call to Arms was most fittingly held at St Patrick’s College, Wellington - the first ever meeting having been on St Patrick’s Day, 1972.

Of the original Warlords (I believe there were eight not the four I had incorrectly told people earlier – my bad), Paul Graham was competing at Call to Arms.

Club President, Michail Woolf, reckoned 158 gamers played in tournaments and demonstration games. That is the biggest attendance at Call to Arms for many, many years and may even be close to a record. Well done the organisers! As well as a great convention, the Warlords put on a free barbecue lunch on Sunday. Here I should admit that my stepson, Simon, claims to have eaten five sausages wrapped in bread, two steaks, onions and coleslaw! Clearly, he is deprived and starved at home.

Special visitors included the Perry twins, Michael and Alan, from Perry Miniatures. They spent much of Sunday afternoon at the convention before heading to a friend’s house to play a multiplayer Napoleonic game, no doubt using a particular brand of 28mm plastic figures. From their reactions, I think they might have been surprised at some of the figures used in the DBMM tournament – classic, 1970’s Hinton Hunt and Hinchcliffe, that really were bought in the 1970’s. The Perrys are in Wellington working with Weta Studios on merchandise for the Hobbit movies. Details are all commercially sensitive. If they had told us anymore, Sir Peter Jackson would have had to shoot them and bury them in the back yard.

As for the “heavy metal”, 25mm DBMM had 16 in the tournament after a couple of players had to withdraw. That was still twice as many as last year’s eight and probably the biggest turnout for DBMM in New Zealand since DBMM v.2 was published. In addition, we saw lots of familiar faces visiting and speaking keenly about getting back into the hobby. Please do, we’d love to have you and your toy soldiers back in the fold.

We had a DBMM dinner on Saturday night at the Regal Chinese restaurant (recommended by Ivan’s auntie and now recommended by those who went to dinner). The DBMM team were joined by four of the six chaps playing FoG Ancients – it was great to have your company guys. Many stories were told about conventions, gamers, and armies from the dawn of wargaming in New Zealand. Some of them might have even been true. A good night was had.

Now for the unofficial results as I recorded them.

Best army: Asterixian Romans (Dirk Heinsius), by Jupiter! You may have seen pictures of Dirk’s Romans posted on discussion groups. They really are very cute. Dirk uses the standard Marian Roman list, with Julius Caesar as the CnC, of course. I feel a special mention should be made of the Later Macedonians that Peter Noble was using. A gorgeous army kindly loaned to Peter by Mark.

1st: Ivan Truong (Auckland) Early Burgundian, AD 1435, 99 points out of 100. A phenomenal score for a very good player who knew his army well, and the rest of us just did not come to terms with how to deal to it. Next time though! Well done Ivan ;-)
2. David Kinzett (Greytown) Anglo Danes, AD 1030, 74.
3. Allen Yaxley (Upper Hutt) Mongol Conquest, AD1261, 67.
4. Wilfred Redpath (Wellington) Classical Indian, 326 BC, 63.
5. Vince Cholewa (Carterton) Early Imperial Roman, AD 161, 55.
6. Mark Pickup (Wellington) Spartacus slave revolt, 74 BC, and Late Imperial Roman, AD 394, 51.
7. Peter Noble (Lower Hutt) Later Macedonians, 200 BC, 51.
8. Gary Lewis (Upper Hutt) Tudor English, AD 1485, 50.
9. Brent Senor-Partridge (Wellington) Chou Chinese, 638 BC, 45.
10. Richard Foster (Thames) Free Companies, AD 1360, 40.
11. Phil Gates (Greytown) Polybian Romans, 205 BC, 39.
12. Dirk Heinsius (Upper Hutt) Asterixian Romans, 52 BC, 34.
13. Alastair Duncan (Wellington) Lydian, 560 BC, 34.
14. Richard Fields (Wellington) Sea Peoples, 1180 BC, 33.
15. John van den Hoeven (Upper Hutt) Scots Isles and Highlanders, 1180 AD, and Early Poles AD 1250.
16. Paul Graham (Wellington) Polybian Romans, 266 AD, 8.

Thank you to everyone I played, I had a great time and I hope everyone else did too. I will post some photos soon.

Vince


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 Post subject: Re: Call To Arms - Wellington 18th/19th August
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:59 pm 
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Thanks for a very good report Vince.
Peter Noble managing 7th place in his first NZ Comp for many decades,and with a new set of rules to digest as well.
A force to be reckoned with at NatCon no doubt........!!


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 Post subject: Re: Call To Arms - Wellington 18th/19th August
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:22 pm 
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The Masterton Marauders'blog has been updated with photos from Call to Arms.

http://mastertonmarauders.blogspot.co.nz/

Vince


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