|See, this trophy says I'm the most fun!|
This past weekend held the 13th annual ASTRONOMI-CON at the Winnipeg Convention Center.
25 players showed up to battle it out on 15 awesome tables with missions completely revamped for 6th edition.
Before I go any further with this post, I just want to thank Christian Augst, Keith Grant and Mike Major for putting on another great event!
|Keith, Mike & Christian|
So, all in all it was a great weekend of nerding. I won a trophy for best sportsman which was awesome. I believe my little nerd speech went something like this: "Best sportsman means a lot to me, because I'm really about just having fun. I'm really glad I won this trophy because I can barely paint and I never fucking win."
Another 40kegger member (Vice president actually) JP won the award for best single model for his Chaos Sorcerer
|JP took to long to send me a picture of his trophy. This proxy will have to do.|
Here is his awesome model!
|This pic is stolen from the Astronomi-con facebook page, as the picture I took didnt turn out very well|
Mario Rocha won best overall with his super fucking awesome Space Wolves. Check out his display board, it's the launch bay of a Space Wolf ship!
|The Storm Eagle in it's launch cradle. Mario scratch built this out of half a Stormtalon and a shit ton of plasticard... and some Babylon 5 toy bits.|
|Drop pods ready to launch.|
5 years of major conversions and scratch building finally paid off for Alex Bedard as he and his Sky Boyz won best Army.
Here is a list of all the events winners. Congrats to all of us who won something, and thanks to those who didn't. I'm pretty sure everyone had a great time... Even the guy(s) who lost every game.
- Best Overall – Mario Rocha
- Best Army – Alex Bedard
- Best General – Mike Knudsen
- Best Single Miniature – J.P. Perrault
- Best Sportsman – Greg Ritchie
- Best Appearance – Brock Jansen
- Best Terrain – Kevin Nelson
- Best Army List – Neil Spears
|The winners: Alex, Neil, Mike JP, Greg, Mario|
|Night Lords attempting to charge over the defense lines of the Salamanders|
|Night Lords succeeding in charging over the defense lines of the Salamanders|
|There's nerds here!!!! I'll fight em! Where are they?!?!?|
|Mario's Space Wolves taking on Jim's Vietnamese Restaurant menu army list Dark Eldar|
|Very bright Wyches|
|Ryan's Glitter Marines (or Emily of New Marines) taking on Da Sky Boyz (Sorry Ryan hahaha)|
|Orbital Bombardment from Darrell's arm pit?|
|Hive Fleet Kaga|
|My Salamanders - Exploratory Force Argos (I had a story and everything!)|
|Most tedious thing I ever painted, this stupid defense line|
|Odd how my best painted models is also my worst...|
|Oh Contempty, how I love thee!|
|Damien's Dark Eldar|
|Lance's White Stars|
|Space Tigers Icarus Lascannon|
|Even robot space dragons loves them some croissants (necron and chaos allies)|
|Mike's Dark Eldar with princess terrain?|
|JP's Night Lords!|
|Alex's Sky Boyz|
|Never did figure out what this was.... Leave a comment below|
|...and his sucky Autarch who gave everyone move through cover! (awesome model tho!)|
|More Hive Fleet Kaga|
|Sean's Necrons with Imotek... Who's lightning power "almost never works"... Fuck off, works all the time! hahaha|
|Sean's Triarch Stalker, who enjoys trading melta shots with a tactical squad through the woods all game|
|Neils Blood Angels|
|And their Chappy|
|*Mumble Mumble's* Chaos|
|Ryan's Space Marines|
|Charles's Crimson Fists with Blood Angel best friends|
|Ryan K's Chaos with Demon allies. Notice the Spawn and Demon Prince in case he rolls good or bad on the boon table|
|I think this is a Tervagon|
|Jordan's Ork... guy?|
|Jim's Dark Eldar|
|More Chaos to whom I cannot remember who it belongs to|
|and So-and-So's cool Blight Drone|
|Someone must have stolen my camera and snuck down to the parkade for some LCA 112(a) after a hard weekend of gaming.|
Fucking eh guys! Can't wait till next year!