Archive for the ‘Hobby’ Category

Astronomi-con Toronto 2017

Posted: December 16, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News
Tags: , , , , ,

MR_Astro_Logo_50pct

We are excited to announce that Astronomi-con will return to Toronto in 2017, on April 29th and 30th!

We will once again return to the Best Western Plus Milton, the home of Astronomi-con Toronto for the past few years.

Registration for our signature event is now open! Please visit the Registration Page to sign up.

For those that had registered for The Imperium Besieged and have not yet asked for a refund, your registration fees have been transferred towards this event.
We will be contacting everyone on this list to confirm their registration status.

We look forward to putting on another great event for you all!

The Imperium Besieged – Trailer

Posted: October 24, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News
Tags:

Objective Markers

Posted: July 5, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News, Scenarios
Tags: , , , , , , ,

TheImperiumBesieged

As part of The Imperium Besieged, players will be required to bring two objective markers which will be used in all of the scenarios.

These objective markers should be on bases between 40mm and 60mm in size.  Players are encouraged to create objectives which are thematic in nature and suit the army being played.

We hope to offer an award for Best Objectives at the event, which would be voted on by the players.

The Imperium Besieged – Registration

Posted: May 31, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News
Tags: , , ,

 

TheImperiumBesiegedRegistration for our upcoming event: The Imperium Besieged will open on Tuesday, June 7th at noon Eastern time.

The registration fee will be $100.00 CAD per player.

To ensure a balance between Imperium and non-Imperium players, the Imperium Faction will initially be capped at 25 players.

Players will include their Faction information at the time of registration.   They will also have the option to provide an Alternate Faction, should they be willing to switch to another Faction at a later time due to Faction registration imbalances.

Astronomi-con Toronto 2015 – Registration Now Open!

Posted: May 8, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News, Rules, Scenarios, Terrain
Tags: , , , ,

MR_Astro_Fists_Logo_50pct

Registration for this year’s Astronomi-con Toronto event is now open!

We have been debating the exact format of this year’s tournament for the past couple of weeks and have decided to go with a more traditional format which excludes Lords of War.

There are a few updates to the website which are still underway, so expect a few changes over the next little while, but we wanted to get registration open to allow everyone to get signed up and allow us to prepare for the event.

We would like to add some more sponsors to support this year’s event, by providing terrain, prizes, or both.  If you or your organization are interested in being a sponsor, please contact the organizers.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Astronomi-con Toronto – In The Books

Posted: July 30, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News, Terrain

Another Astronomi-con event is now in the record books.  This past weekend’s Astronomi-con Toronto event was a huge success.

WandSBig1_50pct

Congratulations to Johnathan Ho this year’s winner of Best Overall.

 

We would like to also congratulate the rest of the Award winners, as well as thank everyone that helped make this event possible.

Full results can be found here.

 

Huge thanks go out to Jim BaidacoffDave Graham, Nick Itsou, George Symon, Peter Smith and the Stratford Gaming Union, as well as Warmaster’s Challenge and Phoenix Games in Kitchener for all of their support and dedication.  Also, big thanks go out to everyone that attended the event.   Without you all, the event couldn’t be possible!

We are already looking forward to coming back to Toronto for another event – hopefully sooner than later!

 

 

First Blood Part II

Posted: June 19, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Hobby, Rules, Scenarios, Tactica, Uncategorized
Tags: , , ,

In the first part of this article I covered the more obvious points about the First Blood Secondary Objective in the Eternal War and the Maelstrom of War missions.

rambo-first-blood-part-2-poster1

 

Some deeper topics I will cover here in Part II include the influences that First Blood has had on army design, scenario design, and competitive play.

(more…)

Astronomi-con Detachments

Posted: June 4, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Composition, Dataslate, Events, Hobby, News, Rules, Uncategorized
Tags: , , , , , ,

Having had some time now to work with the new seventh edition ruleset, we have made some changes to how armies will be selected when used at Astronomi-con events.

Armies will be able to be selected from up to five Astronomi-con Detachments as detailed below:

(more…)

Tactical Objectives

Posted: May 28, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Expansions, Hobby, Rules, Scenarios
Tags: , ,

The new edition of Warhammer 40,000 includes a new set of missions titled Maelstrom Of War. These missions use the new Tactical Objectives which create a more dynamic set of victory conditions.  These Tactical Objectives appear in the rulebook as a set of tables, but Games Workshop also has released these in a handy card format.

If you’re like me, you want your Tactical Objective cards to last a long time (at least two years, right?!) so keeping them protected and in good shape is going to be a consideration.   Thankfully, they come packaged in a nice robust case.  This keeps them safe and sound between games, but during games the cards are going to be handled and shuffled countless times leading to wear and tear.

(more…)

A New Edition Of 40k

Posted: May 26, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Expansions, Hobby, News, Rules, Scenarios
Tags: , , ,

Seventh edition is upon us, and as with all of the previous edition changes, Astronomi-con will once again evolve.

WandSBig1_50pct

We will be reviewing the new edition and updating our tournament format and scenarios to take advantage of all of the new options and rules.  For those that have attended our events over the years, these sorts of transitions have not had a huge impact on our players, and we expect the feel of the event to be much the same.

In the coming days, we will be reviewing the ruleset, and determining what changes to the format will be required.  As we decide on specific tournament changes, we will announce them here and on our mailing list and social media to reach as many of you as possible.

We welcome insights and opinions from our alumni regarding the new edition and encourage our alumni to share their ideas on our mailing list or social media and discuss the new edition.

Transitioning the event to a new edition is something we’ve done already three times in the past, so players should not be concerned about how a new edition might impact the tournament.

We’ll have more to share with you all very soon!