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Winnipeg Results

Posted: November 30, 2015 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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Thanks to everyone that participated in this past weekend’s event.

We would also like to thank our sponsors, Maxx Collectables, Twin-Eagles, and 40Kegger for their contributions.

Congratulations to all of our award winners!

Winnipeg Results

Posted: April 7, 2014 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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Congratulations to Kevin Nelson for winning Best Overall at Astronomi-con Winnipeg 2014 and to everyone that won awards and participated.

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Full results from this past weekend’s event are now online!

Visit the Results page.

Special thanks to our sponsors and those that contributed terrain.  Thanks also to everyone that assisted with set-up and tear-down.

We’re already looking forward to a bigger and better event next time, and expect an announcement for another local community event soon.

Deathwatch Incoming!

Posted: July 30, 2013 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Hobby, Scenarios
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The introduction of the Deathwatch Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes dates back many years ago now, and even when they first appeared in White Dwarf, they quickly became a favorite.  Their rules were one of the first types of allies one could add to their Imperial force, but beyond a single Kill Team unit, they never quite got into the mainstream of Warhammer 40,000, despite their bits always being in high demand.

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Where the Deathwatch have gotten their due is as part of the Fantasy Flight Deathwatch RPG, and with new Black Library fiction as well.

For those of us with Deathwatch in our model collections, finding creative ways to incorporate them into our games now in v6 has become easier with the Allies rules, but fielding them as a Sternguard squad is about the best that can be done within the current ruleset.

Of course, for myself this fell a bit short of the mark, and I really wanted to get my Deathwatch models onto the table.  With all of the great third-party scenarios which Astronomi-con is famous for, the idea to feature the Deathwatch as a third-party force seemed to strike a chord.

Initially, we revised an old Astronomi-con scenario we featured at Winnipeg, named Bug Hunt, which had players searching a destroyed Adeptus Mechanicus Biologis reseach complex for Genestealer test subjects.   This setting seemed perfect for introducing the Deathwatch of the Ordo Xenos.   They were added to be a spoiler force – with their mission to destroy the Genestealer test subjects and ensure these secrets did not fall into anyone’s hands.

We went a step further with a second similar scenario, which we have now updated for v6 and most recently made its debut at Astronomi-con Toronto:   Intervention

While the Deathwatch units in this mission represent models from my own collection, it would be very easy to substitute models from one’s own collection instead.

Winnipeg Army Showcase

Posted: May 14, 2013 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby
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Dave Violago, a long time pillar of the Winnipeg 40k community, and multi-award winner from past Astronomi-con events has written about the most recent Astronomi-con Winnipeg tournament in his own club’s blog:  Fawcett Avenue Conscripts.

In this first article, he recaps and highlights many of the armies at the event.

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