Posts Tagged ‘YWG’

Astronom-con 2020!

Posted: December 4, 2019 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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We are extremely excited to announce that there will be an Astronomi-con Winnipeg event in 2020!

Things have fallen into place quickly so, we apologize for the short notice, but I know many have been waiting eagerly for the return of our events and we hope you all will be able to join us on the 11th &12th of January!
For 8th edition we’ve thrown caution to the wind and have embraced the narrative story-telling aspects we’ve always been known for and have translated that into a new narrative style event which has been well received.

Registration is now open and can be found: here

We are also excited to announce that the event will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion – St. James Branch #4. which should be a great space complete with on-site food and drinks – and parking!

2020 also marks the 20th year of Astronomi-con!  There will be plenty of things to look back on and share from all of the events we’ve held over the years – more on that in the near future!

We couldn’t be happier about the year ahead and we hope you’ll join us in what’s shaping up to be a huge amount of fun on the battlefields of the 41st millennium!

Open War! – Scoring

Posted: November 7, 2017 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, Narrative, News, Rules
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We’ve released the Scoring rubric for the upcoming Open War! event at JimCon 7 on Saturday, November 18th.

As primarily a narrative event, we wanted to ensure that all aspects of the hobby were well represented – and thanks to player feedback from previous events we’ve posted scoring guidlines for our attendees to ensure all participating are able to score their opponents accurately.

We’re looking forward to a great day of 40k and hope you can join in on the fun!

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.


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.


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.