Call to Arms Update

Well there is less then a week until the deadline for Call to Arms, a fact that is certainly nerve-wracking for the twenty-one of us that are still working away, and a fact that is probably very exciting for the six that are already done (those lucky gits!).  I have just updated the Call to Arms page, so you can check out the latest on people’s armies including pictures etc.  I just wanted to remind everyone of a very important fact: In order to qualify for the prize you MUST submit us some journal entries as well as finish your army.  In order for it all to count we must have at least two journal entries sent to our info@blackknightgames email address by Sunday, and you must either show up for the tournament at noon on Sunday, or drop by the store before the event to show us the completed army (or send us pictures of the entire army).

So to be clear, the prize will be split amongst those that a) finish their army and prove it to us by noon on Sunday, and b) submitted at least two journal entries by noon on Sunday.  If you do not fulfill these requirements you will not qualify for the prize, plain and simple.  It doesn’t matter if you wrote the entries but never sent them.  It doesn’t matter if you forgot to send us pictures as proof of the army’s existence.  If something unforeseen happens, like your car breaks down on the way, make sure to call us.  The reason we need t be so strict is that we are dividing up the prize on Sunday, and once the prize-pie has been cut up and given out there is no more!  I believe that these conditions are more then fair, since they have been clearly on display both in the store and on the Call to Arms page since the very beginning.

So, fair warning!  Those of you who still have “Waiting for journal entry” written in your area be warned!  Get your army done, and don’t forget to tell us about it!!!

See you at the finish line,

~The Black Knight

Terrain Workshop this Weekend

This Saturday we will be running a Terrain Building Workshop for anyone interested!  Come on in and we can teach you some different techniques, it all depends what you would like to learn!  If you are a beginner we can teach you fundamentals of making simple scenic pieces like woods, hills or rivers.  If you are looking for  help building your own table at home we can help you with some tips and suggestions for that as well.  Or if you want some more advanced techniques we can help you out there too!  Here are the details for the event:

When: Saturday, April 2nd, at 12:00pm

Entry Fee: None, this is a free event!

What to bring: Yourself.  If you have some terrain piece that you are working on at home that you’d like help with feel free to bring that.  Otherwise the materials will be provided.

See you there!

Event: FoW Opening Barrage (Results)

Flames of War is finally back to the point at BKG where we can give it some more love and attention, because the player-base has become much bigger and consistent.  So over the past month we have gotten considerably more scenery, scheduled a weekly FoW game day (Sundays), build a great new table and, this past weekend, we held our first Flames of War tournament in a very long time!  While the turnout for the event wasn’t huge, due to a large number of our regular FoW players being busy, those that did attend had a great time.  I was particularly impressed by the fun and casual atmosphere, as well as the excellent support that Battlefront, makers of Flames of War, gave the event.  In the end the players got to play in a tournament, get lunch, and split $100 worth of Flames of War product in prizes!  All that for $15.00 ($12.00 for Stronghold Members) each.

While the number of players that were able to come wasn’t gigantic, the event was absolutely a success, and we had many others interested in coming to the next one, so you can be sure we will schedule a new Flames of War tournament in the near future.  Here are the overall standings of the event:

New Releases: Privateer Press + Range Expansion

New this week we have several items from Warmachine & Hoards, including the Cryx Scavenger, the huge Retribution Destors Cavalry box, some variant poses of Hordes Warlocks, and the Mercenary Ragman.  Also new is 40KRP Rogue Trader: Battlefleet Koronus, and the Call of Cthulhu and Game of Thrones LCG starter sets.

In addition, we will be adding a gigantic amount of Warmachine & Hordes to our inventory this week.  Over 130 items from Privateer Press that we haven’t stocked regularly will become permanent parts of our inventory!  With this expansion we now carry almost the entire range of Warmachine & Hordes right in our store!  The only items that you will now need to special order are Classic or variant versions of some miniatures, and a few (maybe three or four per faction) of the absolute least popular items (overall we will now stock about 550 of the 600 items).  Here are this weeks new releases:

Retribution of Scyrah: Destors Cavalry Unit (5) Privateer Press $94.99
Mercenaries: Ragman Privateer Press $10.99
Cryx: Scavenger Bonejack Privateer Press $13.99
Trollbloods: Madrak Ironhide, Troolblood Chieftain (Variant) Privateer Press $17.99
Legion of Everblight: Lylyth, Herald of Everblight (Variant) Privateer Press $11.99
Skorne: Master Tormentor Morghoul (Variant) Privateer Press $10.99
No Quarter Magazine: Issue 35 Privateer Press $7.50
40KRP Rogue Trader: Battlefleet Koronus Fantasy Flight Games 41.99
White Dwarf Magazine: Issue 375 Game Workshop $9.99
Call of Cthulhu: LCG Starter Set Fantasy Flight Games $44.99
A Game of Thrones: LCG Starter Set Fantasy Flight Games $44.99

New Releases: W&N Brushes, Dystopian Wars Flyers…

New today we have the fighters & bombers from Dystopian Wars, a selection of extremely high quality brushes from Windsor & Newton, and a great new hobby product: Instat Mold.  Instant Mold is a re-usable silicone-based product that can be used to make molds of model parts!  All you need is hot-water!  Here is the full list of new releases:

Dystopian Wars: Britannia Fighters (30) Spartan Games $10.99
Dystopian Wars: Britannia Bombers (3) Spartan Games $18.99
Dystopian Wars: Blazing Sun Fighters (30) Spartan Games $10.99
Dystopian Wars: Blazing Sun Bombers (3) Spartan Games $18.99
Dystopian Wars: FSA Fighters (30) Spartan Games $10.99
Dystopian Wars:FSA Bombers (3) Spartan Games $18.99
Dystopian Wars: Prussian Fighters (30) Spartan Games $10.99
Dystopian Wars: Prussian Bombers (3) Spartan Games $18.99
Instant Mold (6 Pieces) Instant Mold $12.99
Series 7 Brushes: Size 000 Windsor & Newton $13.99
Series 7 Brushes: Size 0 Windsor & Newton $13.99
Series 7 Brushes: Size 3 Windsor & Newton $17.99
MERCS Rulebook Mercs Minis $39.99

40K: Aquila 3 Custodes (Results)

Thanks to everyone that attended our third installment of the Aquila tournament series.  Unfortunately an unusually high number of players that had registered didn’t show up.  So this is a reminder that if you pre-register for an event and find out you are unable to make it, please give us a call.  In this instance we had several players hoping to play on our waiting list that would have happily taken the extra spots.  Here are the winners:

Best Overall: Alex Kirley (Necrons)

Best General: Dalton Nash (Blood Angels)

Best Presentation: Mike Jolliffe (Imperial Guard)

Best Sportsmanship: Matthew Petrasthuk (Blood Angels)

Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to everyone that participated in this tournament.   Here are the overall totals from this weekend’s tournament:

WMH: Warcaster 1 Adept (Results)

A new tournament series is upon us, the Warcaster Tournament Series.  This series will include four tournaments, with your top three results counting towards the overall score.

1st Place: Justin Paquet (Circle Orboros)

2nd Place: Jamie Tubbs (Trollbloods)

3rd Place: Patrick DeBernardi (Protectorate of Menoth)

Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to everyone that participated in this tournament.  Our next tournament is  15pt highlander tournament (for real this time) on Sat, April 9th.  The next tournament in this series is Warcaster #2: Journeyman, which is on Sat, April 30th.  Here are the overall totals from this weekend’s tournament:

Event: FNM Mar 11 (Results)

We have results for yesterday’s FNM!  Last nights event was a Standard format tournament. Here were the winners:

1st: Stephen Tran

2nd: Aaron Stross

3rd: Seth Henderson

Thanks to everyone that attended. Next week’s FNM is a Booster Draft tournament. Here are the overall standings for last night’s tournament:

New March Calendar

The new Calendar for March is up!  Check it out:

Event: Warmachine/Hordes Blood & Gears League

***UPDATE: The Blood & Gears league will be an experience-based league, where models/units in your army can gain advancements and become better.  Likewise, if they are unlucky they can end up getting permanent afflictions, or even being permanently destroyed!  Every match you will earn more gold to improve your army, or replace damaged or destroyed parts!  This league will be unlike anything we’ve ever run for Warmachine/Hordes, so be sure to come in this Thursday when it all begins!  Note: We have updated the Blood & Gears web page, so check out the resources there!***

Grease up your warjacks and feed your warbeasts because the biggest Warmachine & Hordes league yet at Black Knight Games is about to begin!  Check it out:

When: Thursday Evenings at 6:00pm

Begins: March 10th

Ends: April 14th

Entry Fee: FREE!

What to Bring: Your Warmachine or Hordes army (25pts+the possibility of adding more), as well as your gaming materials.

Check out the Blood & Gears web page for ongoing info!