In-Depth Hobby Tutorial: How to Make Great Bases

We are often asked when the best times are to come in an learn some things about painting, or hobbying.  And, while we are always happy to have you pop in, we haven’t done enough hobby-focused events to spread some of the expertise our staff and volunteers have.  So we are creating a new event type that we intend to run often: In-Depth Hobby Tutorials.

Tutorial Synopsis: In our first tutorial, Jay will get in to how to make eye-catching basing schemes for your armies.  We will discuss many techniques, and be hands-on with them, to get you comfortable with materials like green stuff, rolling pins, flocks, foliage, scatter, tufts, sands, cork, and more!  Jay will explain the benefits of having a well-based army, and we will go over how to create a basing scheme that isn’t too time-consuming, yet really completes the look.

When: Saturday, August 25, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Entry Fee: $15.00 -or- 8 Hero’s Rewards – or- FREE if you are in the Age of Sigmar Call to Arms

Event Cap: We will only take a maximum of 12 participants, so register now if you are interested!

You Will Get: In addition to the four hours of expert instruction, we will be supplying a hand-out for you to take home, as well as all the building materials you will need for the seminar.  You will be able to take home the bases you create.

 

40K Kill Team League

With the new Kill Team rules coming out it’s the perfect time to start up a league!  Kill team is great because it appeals to new and established players, and this new version looks amazing!

Begins: Thursday, August 9
Regular Season Ends: Thursday, September 20th

Entry Fee: $10.00 -or- 4 Hero’s Rewards

Matches: Each week our participants will be assigned a match-opponent.  It’s up to our players to schedule their games with one another, preferably on our BKG 40K Facebook group.  Players will have two weeks to get each match in, either the designated week, or the one after, and if players wish they can play early (provided their other games are done).

In addition players may play one additional pick up match against any other player once per week.

In Kill-Team your team advances with each game, so your games played will help you build-up your teams.

League Scoring: Players get 3 points for winning their scheduled match, and 2 points for winning a pick-up match.  At the end of the league the top 8 players will make the playoff bracket, where we will come up to a Kill Team Champion.

Prizes: We will have prizes for our top players at the end.

Age of Sigmar C2A Labour Day Finale

This Age of Sigmar Call to Arms is the biggest one we’ve ever done, with over 40 participants!   So we are hosting a party on the last day of the deadline!  This event is exclusively for members of the Call to Arms army-building league.

When: Monday, September 3rd, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Entry Fee:  FREE – exclusively for participants of AoS Call to Arms

You Get: Pizza dinner and drinks will be provided, and you can begin redeeming your Call to Arms cards for your rewards!

Format: It’s a celebration!  Join us to show of your work, check out the projects of others, have some games, eat some pizza, and generally get to know our newly-re-established Age of Sigmar community!

Prizes: We will have some prizes for things like ‘Biggest Army’, ‘Best Presentation’, etc.

So join us to celebrate your accomplishment, and show off your army!

Infinity ITS Tournament AUG

Format: Mid-Tier (300pts) Direct Action Tournament

When: Saturday, August 18th, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10:30am)

Entry fee: $20 (includes pizza lunch)

Prizes: Store credit; also, special prizes for melee kills (see below)

Missions:

-Biotechvore
-Decapitation
-Unmasking

Extras: Soldiers of Fortune **ARE** allowed (see details on page 10 of the Season 9 ITS document).  Spec Ops **ARE NOT** allowed

Prizes:
-Store credit prizes based on number of participants
-Stabbingsmanship Award: As a bonus, players will be given a scoresheet at the start of the day where they can record any MELEE kills they score during the three games. This is strictly optional, and you can ignore the melee kill tracker and play normally if you prefer. Two prizes will be awarded at the end of the day: one to the player with the most MODELS killed in melee, and the other to the player with the most POINTS killed in melee. Each winner will be awarded a mercenary model of their choice out of a pool of melee-oriented models– currently Mushashi and Massacre, but I’ll likely add a few other choices. 🙂

Be sure to register on the ITS site at this link:

https://its.infinitythegame.com/event/68f6138c5-300pt-direct-action-its-at-black-knight

All players are responsible for bringing their own models, dice, tokens, measuring devices, classified decks, and printed army lists.

We look forward to seeing everyone out on August 18th! 🙂

KoB: MTG Youth Draft Tournament

The Knights of Blackwood is our FREE to join Youth Program.  Our goal is to provide great events for the younger players in the shop to participate in, and to that end we are very excited to bring you a Magic: the Gathering booster draft for younger players!

When: SUN, August 19, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Entry Fee: $20.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards

Event Details: This is a Draft Event, which means that you get cards from the new Core 2019 set and take turns selecting cards for the deck you will be using!  We will have a staff running the event, making it clear how everything works, helping make sure nobody passes up any cards they’d regret, and generally teaching everyone how to draft!

What You Get: All Participants will 3 Booster Packs to build their deck with, and a Hero’s Reward for participating.  Lastly, all Knights of Blackwood members will get a free Knights of Blackwood Pet!

Adult Mentors: The Knights of Blackwood is a program for kids ages 6-16, however anyone can participate in this event.  If you are older than 16 years old, you will be a ‘mentor’ helping out the younger players with rules and being a good example of a good sport.  Mentors will get all the same rewards as younger players, except the Pets.

Prizes: Everyone that plays a game will earn a Core 2019 booster pack, and when you win your first match you earn another!

So join us for a youth-draft in our first ever Knights of Blackwood Booster Draft for Magic!

Star Wars Destiny Tournament AUG

When: Saturday, August 25, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10:00am)

Entry Fee: $10.00 (or 3 Hero’s Rewards), Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward

Prizes: We will be supplying a current Star Wars Destiny OP Kit which includes some great promos. We will also provide additional prizes based on the overall attendance, which might take the form of packs or store credit (based on stock levels). Overall we will pitch in $10 per player to the prize pool minus the cost of the OP kit.

Deck Building: Players follow the standard rules for deck-building.  Players are responsible for bringing any dice that go along with their cards.

Tournament Format:

Swiss: 3-4 Swiss Rounds (Depending on Attendance) / 1 Game per Round / Swiss Rounds are 35mins each, Cut to Top 4

Fore full details on the SW Destiny Tournament Guidelines check out the FFG Website.

Shadespire Tournament AUG

Black Knight Games is very excited to be hosting another Shadespire tournament, this time in August – and this one is for the Trophy!

When: Saturday, August 18, 12:00pm (Registration begins at 11:00am)

Entry Fee: $15, Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward

Format:  Swiss, 3-4 Rounds depending on attendance, Rounds are best of 3, 90mins.  Full tournament rules can be found HERE

Prizes: We will be putting $15/Player in to a prize pool, which the top players will get in the form of Store Credit (minus any door prizes).  We will also be passing out some of the prizes from the Shadespire OP kit – including the sick Shadespire Trophy!

Bring: One Shadespire Force, and a legal deck of cards to accompany them.  Bring both Shadespire boards, and any tokens you wish to use.

Star Wars Legion Tournament SEP

We will be hosting another Star Wars Legion tournament in August!

When: Saturday, September 1st, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10:30am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 /or/ 6 Hero’s Rewards

Stronghold Members Get: a Hero’s Reward

Format: 800pts, 3 Rounds

Forces: Every army must follow to rules for a legal 800 point Star Wars Legion army.

Event Scoring: The tournament will be a Swiss-style tournament, using TOME (the FFG online tournament organizer)

Prizes: We will put $20 per participant, minus the cost of the OP kit, in to a prize pool.  We have SWL Organized Play kits, so we will be giving out promos from it as well!

40K Knights of Blackwood Mega Battle – Tank Fight!

Join us for a big Warhammer 40,000 battle, this time it’s a TANK FIGHT!  – new players and experienced players welcome!

Knights of Blackwood: This event is open to all Knights of Blackwood members (our FREE Youth program for those 6-16 years old, so join now if you aren’t a member!)

When: Sunday, August 5, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Entry Fee: $5.00 (Or 2 Hero’s Rewards)

Details: We will set up everyone in to a single massive Warhammer 40,000 tank battle.  Bring your vehicle, or we will supply you with one.  The event will have a dedicated staff to run it, so you can join even if you don’t know how to play.  Parents and guardians are welcome to join too!

Prizes: All participants will get a KoB Pet, and have the chance to earn a Hero’s Reward which can be redeemed for many prizes, including Knights of Blackwood Pets!

Age of Sigmar Build & Paint Day

Call to Arms is in full swing, and while the summer is young many are already seeing that deadline looming – something must be done!  Join us for an evening of hobby hangout, get some progress made on your army, and see what everyone else is up to in their projects!

When: Monday, July 30th, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Entry Fee: $5.00 -or- 2 Hero’s Rewards -or- FREE if you are in the AoS Call to Arms

You Get: 1 Hero’s Reward for participating, possible prizes

Format: It’s pretty simply just a day where we will have space set up, and staff participants, to allow for a great social-hobby experience.  Share techniques, Oooh and Aaah at other people’s completed miniatures, talk shop, and more!

Prizes: We will do a draw where one lucky participant will win any AoS item valued at $5.00/Participant or less.

So join us, make some progress, and enjoy an evening of hobby!