Thursday, October 28, 2010

RSVP Time! Who's Coming?

The big Legio 40K tournament, "Ghemehaal in Flames", is only a couple weeks away. We've gotten quite a few advance signups (thanks guys, I hope you dig the tshirt!), with more room available. We'll take registrations until we reach max capacity, so if you're interested please don't delay. Sign up- it'll be a blast! :)

Warhammer has been generating quite a bit of interest lately, with games going on each of the last several hobby nights. I've just started collecting Beastmen, and hope to have a playable army done over the next several weeks. How about you guys? Who's coming? What will you be bringing...?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

RSVP and a call to arms

Hola folks!

Tomorrow is Hobby Night once again, so please email Legio Malaysia or post up here if you plan to come. We'd love to have you!

As an FYI, due to factory expansion we're going to move the hobby area to another location within the factory. If you have armies, models, terrain, etc. that you don't want anyone else touching but yourself, please try and pop by tomorrow to grab it (and post below as well). We will probably need to move our big shelf and do a little reorganizing. If you can't make it, we'll take the utmost care to move your stuff without damaging it. I certainly don't want my goodies broken either.

We've still got some spots open for the upcoming "Ghemehaal in Flames" 40K tournament in three weeks, so if you're interested be sure to get your registration in. I'd hate to turn anyone away because they waited until the last minute to sign up! :)

See you guys tomorrow...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

RSVP, and 2 Days Left for FREE Tshirt!

That's right folks, for those attending our upcoming "Ghemehaal in Flames" 40K Tournament on November 13th time is running out! You've only got two days left to register and get a free tshirt! Registering early not only gets you a one of a kind Legio tshirt, but it also helps immensely with the planning and execution of big events like this. Of course, we'll happily take reservations after the 15th, but you won't be getting a tshirt. This tournament promises to be a fun event with great scenarios, armies, and of course the legendary Purity Seal! Don't delay- register today! :)

So, who's coming tomorrow night? I honestly have no idea what I'm going to do with my Hobby Night time tomorrow! I'll have to think on that one...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ultramarines Pre Orders Have Begun!

I know some folks have taken to panning this flick for a number of reasons, whether it be graphics or disgust that the Ultramarines are the featured chapter. Personally, I'm really looking forward to getting my copy (pre-ordered yesterday!) and checking this flick out. At the very least it's bound to be a 40K fan pleaser, esp. with Dan Abnett being involved. This latest trailer looks pretty cool to me. Anyone else planning on getting this flick?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

This Is One Busy Quarter for Tourneys!

Unless I got it wrong, this is one busy quarter as far as wargames tournaments go in Malaysia.

We got some expectedly fierce FoW action going on today with an 1800pt Mid War Monsters tournament (of mayhem). October 30th is Hobby Forge's 500pt WFB tournament (great excuse to paint your next or first 500pts of Old World harbingers of mayhem). November 13th is the annual Legio 40k tournament, and this year we're building on the epic Ghemehaal mythos (and this time it's 1500pts of mayhem - plus free troops!). And for a change of air (fresher I think), there's Just Wargames' 1750pt 40k tourney in Sabah on December 5th. Did I miss anything?

Looks like the wargames hobby is starting to heat up again in Malaysia - or is it? I noticed over the past 10 years that when it comes to tournaments, there are broadly four kinds of wargamers, from my point of view:

Type 1: Waaaargh!!!! Just the excuse I need to build and paint a new army! I know, I'll theme it after an Imperial Navy boarding party so most of the troops are conscript sailors with a core of veteran armsmen, painted in the colors of Battlefleet Obscurus, circa M38.2237!

Type 2: Waaaargh!!!! This is going to be a blast! New opponents to play against! New interesting diabolical scenarios and themes! Great games on kick ass terrain! New models to paint! Woohoo, is this fun or what?!

Type 3: Waaaargh!!!! Kill 'em all!!! Must get into training now! Where's my great tome of meta-game stats? My models all got 3 colors on them right?

Type 4: Wah, got tournament ah? Shy la. I'm not so good. I lose most of my games. My army still not finished painting yet ... etc.

Okay, maybe there are more than 4 types, but hey, this is not an empirical thesis for a Harvard MBA. There's nothing wrong with the view of each of the above - simply because it's always and ever will be your hobby. You get out of it what you want to get out of it, and it usually has to do with what you put into it.

Having said that, I do have some thoughts for the Type 4 people.

If you are a Type 4, trust me, there's nothing to be shy about. Wargames tournaments are not sporting events, and it's not just about winning or losing (of course, it's nice to win, but it's not the end-all be-all of wargames tourneys). And don't worry if you don't think your painting is not good enough (the Type 3 people never think about that, lol) - the point of painting your army for the tournament is the sense of achievement you get for actually getting your army fully-painted. It's your work, and nobody can take that away from you, and you should rightly be proud of it (also, tourneys are probably the best catalyst for people - me included - to finish painting an army on time). What's important is that you have FUN. And the fun is in preparing your army for the tournament, the anticipation of the coming big day, the playing with people you've never played against before, etc. So go sign up for the next one!

Anyways, that's my thought for the day. Wargames tournaments, just like the wargames community and hobby in general, lives and breathes on your involvement. The more people get involved, the better the hobby gets. And playing in tourneys is one of the easiest and fun ways to get involved. Maybe next time we'll talk about other, more effort-heavy, ways to get involved in the hobby.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

RSVP Time- Tourney Around the Corner

The glorious Admiral Farquhar, pictured above, fought hard over the Ghemehaal System to save it from xenos, Chaos, and even the Inquisition. Next month on November 13th, you too can fight for the fate of this system in the "Ghemehaal in Flames" 40K Tournament. Click on the banner ad at the top of our blog for full rules. Registrations have already begun, so be sure to get yours done before Oct 15th and snag a free tshirt!

Tomorrow night sounds like a great night to test out tournament lists and paint your mercenary squad. So... who's coming?