Laini has started building her Wood Elf army in earnest, painting her first figures in addition to what I had painted last year, and she has been trying her army list against some other opponents. Of course, since I’m part of the team planning the event, I’m trying to stay impartial–she has been playing against other gamers in our group while I keep busy trying to finish painting Realmgates for the NOVA Open, and at this point she has played more games than I have played!
She played against an Empire army with lots of cannons yesterday. It was a tied game at the end of 4 turns, I think. I really didn’t get too involved, just answered some questions about the rules and the army composition format for the event–I’m trying to focus all of my free time on putting together the finishing touches for this coming weekend.
Anyway, it’s awesome she’s so excited about the game in general and the event coming up in particular. She has talked herself out of playing to win–she just wants to play some games against a variety of opponents and better learn to play the game (so she can beat me, of course). I’m definitely a lucky guy to find myself married to a lovely woman with an interest in playing tabletop miniature games!
I’ve had some help putting together some Realmgates to use as terrain pieces in our Age of Sigmar event coming up at the NOVA Open in a few weeks–I have a few different styles, but here is the result of the team effort toward a generic fantasy style.
I’m ready to prime them in the back yard and then give them the drybrush treatment, but the humidity hasn’t been cooperating. I’m hoping to get them primed tomorrow so I can paint them Friday evening during a painting hangout.
Another organizer and myself have taken the lead on planning and executing a weekend of events featuring Warhammer Age of Sigmar at the NOVA Open, a local wargaming convention near Reagan National Airport in Northern Virginia. I’ve been spending most of my free time reading articles, listening to podcasts, playing games, painting figures, and generally thinking about how to host an awesome event introducing players to the new Age of Sigmar miniatures game.
If you’re free the first weekend in September, and you can make it to Arlington, VA, and you have even a moderate interest in Age of Sigmar, then I suggest you consider registering for the weekend at the NOVA Open.
I’ve had a good deal of practice organizing miniature wargaming events in the past few years, and I think I’m ready–with the exceptional support of the NOVA Open staff and my counterpart, Brian–to help feature an awesome wargaming event.